Chapter 6. Basic Catalyst Switch Operations and Configuration

Terms You’ll Need to Understand Techniques You’ll Need to Master

Introduction

This chapter introduces the concepts and modes of Layer 2 Switching and physical-layer connectivity between switches. We also introduce the Spanning Tree Protocol and its importance to switched systems.

Bridging and Switching

Bridges and switches are devices that segment (break up) collision domains. They are important parts of a network infrastructure, and the concepts presented here are heavily ...

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