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CCNP Self-Study: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN), Third Edition by Erum Frahim - CCIE No. 7549, Balaji Sivasubramanian, Richard Froom - CCIE No. 5102

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Chapter 15. Introduction to the Catalyst Switching Architectures

This chapter provides a basic overview of the following Catalyst switching architectures:

Understanding the features and limitations of any Cisco Catalyst switch is critical in effectively deploying the switch in a multilayer switched network. Cisco Systems, Inc., has introduced many families of switches through the past years, from the Catalyst 1200 to the more recent Catalyst 4500 and 6500 families of switches. Each of these switches is designed for different functions in the multilayer switched network. For example, Catalyst 2950 switches are primarily designed for the Building Access submodule, whereas ...

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