If you’re ready to build a large network system, this handy excerpt from Ethernet: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition gets you up to speed on a basic building block: Ethernet switches. Whether you’re working on an enterprise or campus network, data center, or Internet service provider network, you’ll learn how Ethernet switches function and how they’re used in network designs.
This brief tutorial also provides an overview of the most important features found in switches, from the basics to more advanced features found in higher-cost and specialized switches.
Get an overview of basic switch operation, the spanning tree protocol, and switch performance issues
Learn about switch management and some of the most widely used switch features
Discover how a hierarchical design can help maintain stable network operations
Delve into special-purpose switches, such as multi-layer, access, stacking, and wireless access-point switches
Learn about advanced switch features designed for specific networking environments
Dive deeper into switches, with a list of protocol and package documentation
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