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Local Area High Speed Networks by Dr. Sidnie Feit

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Link Aggregation Concepts and Procedures

Figure 15.2 shows some of the components of the environment in which virtual links exist. The figure shows switches that consist of a chassis, a CPU module, and a set of slots for line cards. A line card is an input/output (I/O) card that can be installed in a chassis.

Figure 15.2. Aggregated link environment.

A customer obtains a set of interface ports that support a particular communications technology by installing the appropriate type of line card—for example, Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, ATM, or T1. A line card typically provides several communications ports and contains an application specific ...

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