Chapter 2. Designing Switched Networks

Terms you'll need to understand:

  • AVVID

  • Core, distribution, and access layers

  • Building Access, Building Distribution, and Campus Core

  • CatOS, hybrid, and native modes

  • Switch Fabric Module

Techniques you'll need to master:

  • Understanding the components of AVVID

  • Using the Enterprise Composite Network Model to design networks

  • Comparing and contrasting Layer 2 switches, routers, Layer 3 switches, and multilayer switches

  • Comparing and contrasting Ethernet technologies

  • Choosing products for small, medium, and large campus networks

  • Creating a basic switch configuration

This chapter exposes a lot of different concepts to you. First, the chapter discusses Cisco's design philosophy for creating scalable campus networks, including ...

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