After completion of this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:
• What are the characteristics of various media types?
• What is the role of a given network infrastructure component?
• What features are provided by specified specialized network devices?
• How are virtualization technologies impacting traditional corporate data center designs?
• What are some of the primary protocols and hardware components found in a Voice over IP (VoIP) network?
Many modern networks contain a daunting number of devices, and it’s your job to understand the function of each device and how they work with one another. To create a network, these devices obviously need some sort of interconnection. That ...