This chapter covers the following topics that you need to master for the CCNP SWITCH exam:
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.
Monitoring Switching Tables—This section reviews the Catalyst commands that you can use to monitor ...