Chapter 3. Catalyst Switching Architectures

This chapter covers the following topics:

Chapter 3 introduces the architectures behind Cisco LAN switching, ranging from the first Catalyst switches to the most recent introductions from Cisco into the switching market. Describing the history and evolution of Cisco Catalyst switches is not unlike describing the history and evolution of the automobile. Most discussions of the automobile begin with the Model “A” or Model “T” Ford. This chapter begins ...

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