Switch Features

“It followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing. A somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind.”

—Albert Einstein


In this chapter, you will learn how to

Define the capabilities and management of managed switches

Configure and deploy VLANs

Implement advanced switch features

So far in this book we’ve looked at networks in a rather simplistic way. First, we explored network topologies. Second, we’ve seen a number of devices whose functions neatly align with the OSI model. From cabling humming along at Layer 1, switches at Layer ...

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