Chapter 7. Installing and Operating Cisco LAN Switches

This chapter covers the following exam topics:

LAN Switching Technologies

Configure and verify initial switch configuration including remote access management.

Cisco IOS commands to perform basic switch setup

Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities such as ping, telnet and ssh.

When you buy a Cisco Catalyst switch, you can take it out of the box, power on the switch by connecting the power cable to the switch and a power outlet, and connect hosts to the switch using the correct UTP cables, and the switch works. You do not have to do anything else, and you certainly do not have to tell the switch to start forwarding Ethernet frames. The switch uses default settings ...

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