Chapter 4. Ethernet Documentation

Chapter 3, “Ethernet/IEEE 802.3,” discussed the underlying technology for Ethernet LAN networks; this chapter will discuss some recommendations and guidelines to follow to document an Ethernet network.

Most networking discussions today include the topic of documentation at some point, whether the mention is a statement advising that you should document your network assets or a statement advising that network documentation is a good tool to have when troubleshooting a network issue. The challenge here is what network information should be documented and later reviewed and analyzed for any potential network-related issues.

Network documentation should be both easy to complete and easy to understand. In an effort to ...

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