Chapter 10. Configuring Ethernet Switching

This chapter covers the following exam topics:

2.2. Describe classic Ethernet fundamentals

2.2.a. Forward

2.2.b. Filter

2.2.c. Flood

2.2.d. MAC address table

2.3. Describe switching concepts and perform basic configuration

Cisco Nexus switches are designed to have robust Layer 2 Ethernet switching features in addition to feature-rich Layer 3 routing functionality. This product family is known as a multilayer type of switch because it has the hardware and software capable of using both forwarding methods exclusively (Layer 2 only switch or Layer 3 only router) or it can act as a Layer 3 router and a Layer 2 switch at the same time.

This chapter explains a large variety of Layer 2 switching features, broken ...

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