Chapter 8. Introduction to Switch Configuration

Chapter Outline

8-1 Introduction

8-2 Introduction to VLANs

8-3 Introduction to Switch Configuration

8-4 Spanning-Tree Protocol

8-5 Network Management

8-6 Power over Ethernet

Summary

Questions and Problems

Objectives

• Be able to identify and describe the three types of VLANs

• Discuss two ways for establishing VLAN membership

• Understand how to use the commands to configure a network switch

• Be able to explain the steps for configuring a static VLAN

• Explain the purpose of the Spanning-Tree Protocol

• Discuss the purpose of the five Spanning-Tree Protocol states

• Understand how to use SNMP tools for network management

• Discuss the advantages of using Power over Ethernet

Key Terms

VLAN (virtual ...

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