Ethernet Switches

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449367305
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/12/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Spurgeon is a senior technology architect at the University of Texas at Austin, where he works on a campus network system serving over 70,000 users in 200 buildings on two campuses. He has developed and managed large campus networks for many years, beginning at Stanford University, where he worked with a group that built the prototype Ethernet routers that became the founding technology for Cisco Systems. Charles, who attended Wesleyan University, lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Joann Zimmerman, and their cat Mona.

Joann Zimmerman is a former software engineer with a doctorate in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. She has written and documented compilers, software tools and network monitoring software, and been a creator of the build and configuration management process for several companies. The author of papers in software engineering and Renaissance art history, she currently she has multiple fantasy novels in process.

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Table of Contents

Preface;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Using Code Examples;
SafariĀ® Books Online;
How to Contact Us;
Acknowledgements;
Chapter 1: Basic Switch Operation;
1.1 What an Ethernet Switch Does;
1.2 Operation of Ethernet Switches;
1.3 Combining Switches;
1.4 Spanning Tree Protocol;
1.5 Switch Performance Issues;
Chapter 2: Basic Switch Features;
2.1 Switch Management;
2.2 Virtual LANs;
2.3 Quality of Service (QoS);
Chapter 3: Network Design with Ethernet Switches;
3.1 Advantages of Switches in Network Designs;
3.2 Hierarchical Network Design;
3.3 Network Resiliency with Switches;
3.4 Routers;
Chapter 4: Special-Purpose Switches;
4.1 Multilayer Switches;
4.2 Access Switches;
4.3 Stacking Switches;
4.4 Industrial Ethernet;
4.5 Wireless Access Point Switches;
4.6 Internet Service Provider Switches;
4.7 Data Center Switches;
Chapter 5: Advanced Switch Features;
5.1 Traffic Flow Monitoring;
5.2 Power over Ethernet;
Resources;
Resources for Chapter 1;
Resources for Chapter 2;
Resources for Chapter 3;
Resources for Chapter 4;
Resources for Chapter 5;
Glossary;
Colophon;

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