This chapter covers the following topics:
Multilayer Switching Architecture on Catalyst Switches
MLS Memory Table Architecture
CEF-Based MLS Configuration, Verification, and Troubleshooting
The purpose of this chapter is to provide you with details, architecture, and methods of multilayer switching on Catalyst switches. An understanding of multilayer switching is necessary for network designers, administrators, and operators for deployment and troubleshooting purposes.
The term multilayer switching refers to the ability of a Catalyst switch to support switching and routing of packets in hardware, with optional support for Layers 4 through 7 switching in hardware as well. As mentioned in ...