The vendor-independent guide to large-scale switched networks. LANdesign has taken a 180-degree turn,moving away from hubs and routers towards the switch-based systems known as Layer 3 switches. In face,if you're a LAN designer or administrator,numerous vendors are agressively competing for your business - making it more important than ever to cut through their new product hype and find what works for you. Drawing on extensive practical experience and LAN design expertise,John Roese has created the complete guide to switched LANs from a system perspective. It delivers all the tools you'll need to design,build,operate,and troubleshoot a large-scale switched network,with special emphasis on: Scaling issues in flat-switched networks; Internet Protocol and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP),the next generation of switching products; Novell NetWare and other protocols. Roese gives you a full,unbiased look at the practical issues involved in structuring your switched LAN and its protocols and services for long-term successful operation. Under his guidance you'll learn to implement LAN switches into any network design,whether it features existing or emerging technology. Because your network isn't a laboratory. . . it's a critical element of your business
Table of ContentsChapter 1: LAN Switching Defined.
Chapter 2: Design Rules of Switched LANs.
Chapter 3: Scaling Issues in Flat-Switched Networks.
Chapter 4: Internet Protocol in Switched Networks.
Chapter 5: Novell Netware in Flat-Switched LANs.
Chapter 6: Other Protocols in Flat Networks.
Chapter 7: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) in Switched Networks.
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Switched LANs.
Chapter 9: Virtual LANs.
Chapter 10: RMON Introduction.