Chapter 2. The Roles of Switches in Designing Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks


This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Data Link Layer Technologies Used to Interconnect Multilayer Switches

  • Designing Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks Using the Cisco Catalyst Switches and Current Data Link Technologies


Chapter 1, “Introduction to Building Cisco Multilayer Switched-Networks,” discussed the design and the switching components of the multilayer switched network. The first section of this chapter continues the tour of building Cisco multilayer switched networks by discussing the data link technologies used to interconnect modules and submodules of the Enterprise Composite Network Model and Cisco Catalyst switches. ...

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