Chapter 3. Switch Operation
Layer 2 Switch Operation—. This section describes the functionality of a switch that forwards Ethernet frames.
Multilayer Switch Operation—. This section describes the mechanisms that forward packets at OSI Layers 3 and 4.
Tables Used in Switching—. This section explains how tables of information and computation are used to make switching decisions. Coverage focuses on the Content Addressable Memory table involved in Layer 2 forwarding, and the Ternary Content Addressable Memory used in packet-handling decisions at Layers 2 through 4.
Troubleshooting Switching Tables—. This section reviews the Catalyst commands ...