Connecting the Switches
Now that a good portion of the “housekeeping” configuration items are complete, connections between the four switches in Figure 7-4 can be configured. All the physical connections between the switches are already in place.
Figure 7-4. Physical Links Between Switches
IOS Port/Interface Types
Because a combination of platforms is being used in the examples throughout this chapter, it is important to understand the different types of port/interface types that can be configured on a switch running IOS. Table 7-5 outlines the types of port/interfaces and their uses.
|Port/Interface Type ...|