Chapter 6. Basic Catalyst Switch Operations and Configuration
- Differentiating between bridges and switches
- Identifying the benefits of bridges and switches
- Configuring switch ports
- Connecting switches
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 ...