Cisco LAN Switching Configuration Handbook: Cisc Cata Swit Conf Hand_2

Cisco LAN Switching Configuration Handbook: Cisc Cata Swit Conf Hand_2

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ISBN-13: 9781587140631
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 06/16/2009
Series: Networking Technology
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 360
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Steve McQuerry, CCIE No. 6108, is a technical solutions architect with Cisco Systems focused on data center solutions. Steve works with enterprise customers in the midwestern United States to help them plan their data center architectures. Steve has been an active member of the internetworking community since 1991 and has held multiple certifications from Novell, Microsoft, and Cisco. Steve holds a BS degree in physics from Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to joining Cisco, Steve worked as a consultant for various companies and as an independent contractor with Global Knowledge, where he taught and developed coursework around Cisco technologies and certifications.

 

David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952, is a vertical solutions architect for manufacturing for U.S Enterprise Segment. David has more than 20 years experience in the information technology industry. He has held multiple certifications from Microsoft, Novell, Checkpoint, and Cisco. His focus is to work with Enterprise customers to address end to end manufacturing architectures. David has been with Cisco for 11 years, and working as a manufacturing architect for the past year has provided unique experiences helping customers build architectural solutions for manufacturing connectivity. David holds a BSE degree in computer science from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and an MA degree in adult education from Central Michigan University.

 

David Hucaby, CCIE No. 4594, is a lead network engineer for the University of Kentucky, where he works with healthcare networks based on the Cisco Catalyst, IP Telephony, PIX, and VPN product lines. Prior to his current position, David was a senior network consultant, where he provided design and implementation consulting, focusing on Cisco-based VPN and IP Telephony solutions. David has BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

Chapter 1: CLI Usage

1-1: Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) Software

    Using Cisco IOS Software

1-2: ROM Monitor

    Using the ROM Monitor Command Set

 

Chapter 2: Switch Functionality

2-1: Catalyst Switch Families

    Catalyst 2000 Series

    Catalyst 3000 Series

    Catalyst 4500 Series

    Catalyst 6500

2-2: Switched Campus Network Designs

    Catalyst Switch Families

    Cisco Validated Designs: Campus

 

Chapter 3: Supervisor Engine Configuration

3-1: Prompts and Banners

    Configuration of Prompt

    Configuration of Banner

    Feature Example

3-2: IP Addressing and Services

    Configuring an IP Management Address

    Configuring a Default Gateway

    Setting Up DNS Services or Host Tables

    Configuring HTTP Services

    Feature Example

3-3: Passwords and Password Recovery

    Configuration of Passwords

    Feature Example

    Password Recovery: Procedure 1

    Feature Example

    Password Recovery on IOS Devices: Procedure 2

    Feature Example

3-4: Managing Modules

    Viewing Modules

    Accessing Modules

    Resetting Modules

    Powering Modules Up and Down

3-5: File Management and Boot Parameters

    Navigating File Systems

    Deleting Files from Flash

    Copying System Files

    File System Boot Parameters

    Alias Commands

3-6: Redundant Supervisors

    Forcing a Change to the Standby Supervisor

    Synchronizing IOS Images

    Synchronizing Boot Parameters

3-7: Cisco Discovery Protocol

    Configuration of CDP

    Feature Example

3-8: Time and Calendar

    System Time Configuration

        Setting the System Time Manually

        Setting the System Time Through NTP

    Example

 

Chapter 4: Layer 2 Interface Configuration

4-1: Switching Table

    Configuration

    Displaying Information About the Switching Table

    Switching Table Example

4-2: Port Selection

    Configuration

    Port Selection Example

4-3: Ethernet

    Configuration

    Ethernet Example

    Displaying Information About Layer 2 Interfaces

4-4: EtherChannel

    Configuration

    EtherChannel Example

    Displaying Information About EtherChannels

 

Chapter 5: Layer 3 Interface Configuration

5-1: Layer 3 Switching

5-2: Layer 3 Ethernet Interfaces

    Configuration

    Verifying the Configuration

    Feature Example

5-3: Layer 3 EtherChannels

    Configuration

    Verifying the Channel

    Feature Example

5-4: WAN Interfaces

    Configuration

    Configuring an Enhanced FlexWAN Interface

    Configuring a SPA Interface Processor (SIP) / Shared Port Adapter (SPA)

        WAN Interface

    Configuring a Packet-over-SONET Interface

    Verifying Configurations

    Feature Example

5-5: Layer 3 Virtual Interfaces

    Configuring a VLAN Interface

    Configuring Subinterfaces

    Verifying Configurations

    Feature Example

5-6: Routing Tables

    Configuration

    Verifying Routes

 

Chapter 6: VLANs and Trunking

6-1: VLAN Configuration

    Creation of an Ethernet VLAN

    Feature Example

6-2: VLAN Port Assignments

    Configuring Static VLANs

    Configuring Dynamic VLANs

    Verifying VLAN Assignments

6-3: Trunking

    Enabling Trunking

    Specifying VLANs to Trunk

    Verifying Trunks

    Feature Example

6-4: VLAN Trunking Protocol

    Enabling VTP for Operation

    Setting VTP Passwords

    Changing VTP Modes

    Enabling VTP Pruning

    Changing VTP Versions

    Verifying VTP Operation

    Feature Example

6-5: Private VLANs

    Configuring Private VLANs

    Configuring Private Edge VLANs

    Verifying Private VLAN Operation

    Feature Example

 

Chapter 7: Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

7-1: STP Operation

    STP Process

    STP Tiebreakers

    Path Costs

    STP Port States

    STP Topology Changes

    Improving STP Stability

    STP Operation Example

7-2: STP Configuration

    Displaying Information About STP

    STP Configuration Examples

        Poor STP Root Placement

        STP Load Balancing

7-3: STP Convergence Tuning

    Configuring STP Convergence Tuning

7-4: Navigating the Spanning-Tree Topology

 

Chapter 8: Configuring High Availability Features

8-1: Route Processor Redundancy (RPR/RPR+)

    Configuration

    Displaying Information About RPR

8-2: Non-Stop Forwarding/Supervisor Switchover (NSF/SSO) with Supervisor

    Redundancy

    SSO/NSF Configuration

    Displaying Information About SSO and NSF

8-3: Router Redundancy with HSRP

    Configuration

    HSRP Example

    Displaying Information About HSRP

8-4: Fast Software Upgrade (FSU) and Enhanced Fast Software Upgrade

        (eFSU)

 

Chapter 9: Multicast

9-1: Multicast Addressing

9-2: IGMP Snooping

    Configuration

    IGMP Snooping Example

    Displaying Information About IGMP Snooping

 

Chapter 10: Server Load Balancing (SLB)

10-1: SLB

    Configuration

    SLB Example

    Displaying Information About SLB

10-2: SLB Firewall Load Balancing

    Configuration

    Firewall Load-Balancing Example

    Displaying Information About Firewall Load Balancing

10-3: SLB Probes

    Configuration

    Displaying Information About SLB Probes

 

Chapter 11: Controlling Traffic and Switch Access

11-1: Broadcast Suppression

    Configuring Broadcast Suppression

    Verifying Configuration

    Feature Example

11-2: Protocol Filtering

    Configuration

    Verification

    Feature Example

11-3: Port Security

    Configuration

    Verification

    Feature Example

11-4: VLAN Access Control Lists

    IOS VACL Configuration

    Verification

    Feature Example

11-5: Switch Authentication

    Configuration

    Verification

    Feature Example

11-6: Access Class

    Configuration

    Verification

    Feature Example

11-7: SSH Telnet Configuration

    Configuration

    Verification

    Feature Example

11-8: 802.1X Port Authentication

    Configuration

    Feature Example

11-9: Layer 2 Security

    Port Security

    Feature Example

    Verification

    DHCP Snooping

    Feature Example

    Verification

    Dynamic ARP Inspection

    Feature Example

    Verification

 

Chapter 12: Switch Management

12-1: Logging

    Configuration

    Logging Example

    Displaying Information About Logging

12-2: Simple Network Management Protocol

    Configuration

    SNMP Example

    Displaying Information About SNMP

12-3: Switched Port Analyzer

    SPAN Configuration

    RSPAN Configuration

    SPAN Examples

    Displaying Information About SPAN

12-4: Power Management

    Configuration

    Displaying Information About Power Management

12-5: Environmental Monitoring

12-6: Packet Tracing

    Configuration

    Packet-Tracing Example

 

Chapter 13: Quality of Service

13-1: QoS Theory

    Layer 2 QoS Classification and Marking

    Layer 3 QoS Classification and Marking

    Catalyst Switch Queuing

13-2: QoS Configuration

    Catalyst 2000/3000 Configuration

    All Other Catalyst Configuration

    Displaying Information About QoS

13-3: QoS Data Export

    Configuration

    QoS Data Export Example

    Displaying Information About QoS Data Export

 

Chapter 14: Voice

14-1: Voice Ports

    Configuration

    Example

    Displaying Information About Voice Ports

14-2: Voice QoS

    Access Layer Configuration

    Distribution and Core Layer Configuration

    Voice QoS Example

 

Appendix A: Cabling Quick Reference

Back-to-Back Connections

    Ethernet Connections

    Asynchronous Serial Connections

    T1/E1 CSU/DSU Connections

 

Appendix B: Well-known Protocol, Port, and Other Numbers

 

Index

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Cisco LAN Switching Configuration Handbook 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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MartinK More than 1 year ago
Cisco LAN Switching Configuration Handbook, Second Edition is a well written and easy to understand book. The book's goal is to provide a quick guide to the most commonly used features for Cisco Catalyst switches from 2000, 3000, 4500 to 6500 family series ranging from the basic switched network design and IP address configuration to a more advanced Quality of Service and voice. Each chapter starts with a quick introduction of the features, followed by common design overview, configuration steps and examples and further reading where readers can find more extensive advanced topics on the features. This is not a comprehensive reference book. The book is for network technicians that need to work on switches fast and do not need too much explanation to get the job completed. As a result, this book seems too basic for CCNP level engineer but it is a good start for CCNA level and networking beginners. However, the authors have done a good job covering the switching configuration and concepts from a vast range of Cisco switching family series considering that the book has only 340 pages. The official Cisco configuration guide for 6500 switch itself has almost 600 pages. I agree with some readers that question why the book is missing CD / DVD learning resources that will allow readers to access the book material anywhere. The book however does come with a free 45 days online edition from Safari Books online site. Some drawbacks I found including the need to give more depth for Quality of Service chapter and perhaps a chapter dedicated for routing protocol concept as well. Most of these switches are layer 3 switches that can do routing. With the proliferation of layer 3 access layer switches, this will be helpful for readers to configure them. I would add some basic concept and configuration for Cisco Nexus switch family including 1000v virtual switch as well for future releases. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. Overall, the book is a good reading to get a quick grasp on the switching configuration but readers will need to supplement their reading with other Cisco Press books to learn the switching concepts and features in detail.
Stephen_Luhan More than 1 year ago
Cisco LAN Switching Configuration Handbook, Second Edition by Steve McQuerry, David Jansen and David Hucaby is a basic guide that enables the reader to quickly configure and deploy the Cisco Catalyst family of switches in their network environment. The Cisco Certified Network Administrator and/or System Engineer should easily understand the concepts that are presented in the book and implement the switch features. The senior level engineer may find this book to be too basic for their use, but the authors recommend several different resources through-out the handbook that can be beneficial for them to utilize. The novice systems engineer can use this book as reference guide to successfully deploy layer 2 and/or 3 Catalyst switches with ease, as well as use the resource to assist them in preparing and studying for their Cisco certification exams. The authors clearly explain the theory of each command that the administrators could implement and suggest several optional configurations based upon where the switches are deployed. They clarify the how and the why in utilizing each of the commands / configurations from basic through advanced layer 3 switching. The handbook covers the Catalyst switches from the 2000 models through the high-end 6500 series. The network and system administrators could utilize the soft cover handbook as a day to day configuration guide that they can refer to on a daily basis. I also believe that they may find it to be a valuable resource in their IT library. I have utilized several of the instructions that were presented throughout the book and have improved the security and management of our switched environment. The basic configurations, features and instructions that were given are extremely easy to follow and implement. I have found that the main weakness of the book is a lack of CD/DVD learning resources that would be beneficial for the reader to utilize in a variety of settings. The instructions, definitions and the informational links that are referenced throughout the book are extremely useful, but if they were contained on removable media, it would be extremely valuable. An additional suggestion and/or improvement would be a video resource that could emphasize the configurations and information contained throughout the book. Overall, the concepts presented in the Cisco LAN Switching Configuration Handbook, Second Edition were easy to understand and were presented in a clear and concise manner and would be a vital resource for the network administrator. I look forward to additional titles from the authors. I give this book 4 out 5 stars.