Cisco LAN Switching Configuration Handbook by Steve McQuerry

By Steve McQuerry

Cisco LAN Switching Configuration guide

Second Edition


A concise reference for imposing the main usually used beneficial properties of the Cisco Catalyst relations of switches


Steve McQuerry, CCIE® No. 6108

David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952

David Hucaby, CCIE No. 4594


Cisco LAN Switching Configuration Handbook, moment version, is a short and conveyable reference advisor to the main popular gains that may be configured on Cisco® Catalyst® switches. Written for use throughout all Catalyst IOS systems, the e-book covers basic use of Cisco IOS®, by means of a chain of chapters that offer layout and configuration instructions. each one bankruptcy begins with universal layout overviews after which describes the configuration of administration beneficial properties. insurance contains Layer 2, Layer three, multicast, excessive availability, and site visitors administration configurations.


This ebook is prepared via teams of universal good points, with sections marked through shaded tabs for speedy reference. info on every one function is gifted in a concise structure, with heritage, configuration, and instance elements. The structure is geared up for simple accessibility to instructions and their right utilization, saving you hours of study time.


From the 1st web page, the authors 0 in on fast proof, configuration steps, and factors of configuration ideas in every one Cisco Catalyst change function. the fast reference structure permits you to simply find simply the data you wish with no need to look via millions of pages of documentation, supporting you get your switches up and operating fast and smoothly.


Whether you're looking for a convenient, transportable connection with extra simply configure Cisco Catalyst switches within the box, otherwise you are getting ready for CCNA®, CCNP®, or CCIE® certification, you will discover Cisco LAN Switching Configuration instruction manual, moment version, to be an important resource.


Steve McQuerry, CCIE No. 6108, is a technical options architect with Cisco considering facts heart options. Steve works with company consumers within the midwestern usa to aid them plan their info heart architectures. David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952, is a technical strategies architect (TSA) with Cisco excited about facts middle Architectures at Cisco. David has greater than two decades of expertise within the IT undefined. David Hucaby, CCIE No. 4594, is a lead community engineer for the collage of Kentucky, the place he works with healthcare networks in line with the Cisco Catalyst, ASA/PIX/FWSM safeguard, and VPN product lines.


  • Implement switched campus community designs
  • Configure swap activates, IP addresses, passwords, change modules, dossier administration, and administrative protocols
  • Understand how Layer three interfaces are utilized in a switch
  • Configure Ethernet, quick Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and EtherChannel interfaces
  • Implement VLANs, trunking, and VTP
  • Operate, configure, and song Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Handle multicast site visitors and engage with multicast routers
  • Streamline entry to server and firewall farms with sped up server load balancing
  • Deploy broadcast suppression, consumer authentication, port defense, and VLAN entry lists
  • Configure swap administration features
  • Implement QoS and excessive availability features
  • Transport voice site visitors with really good voice gateway modules, inline energy, and QoS features


This booklet is a part of the Networking expertise sequence from Cisco Press®, which deals networking pros worthy info for developing effective networks, knowing new applied sciences, and construction profitable careers.

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Dave Hucaby: This book is dedicated to my wife Marci and my two little daughters, Lauren and Kara. For girls who have never seen a Catalyst switch, they sure encouraged me to keep at the writing I enjoy. I’m so grateful to God, who gives endurance and encouragement (Romans 15:5) and who has allowed me to work on projects such as this. Acknowledgments Steve McQuerry: The publishing industry is filled with a great group of people who are as much responsible for the finished product as those who have their names on the front of the book.

1-2: ROM Monitor • The ROM monitor is a ROM-based program that is executed on power up or reset of the switch. • The ROM monitor interface can be accessed if the user presses Ctrl-Break during the boot process. • If the switch fails to load an operating system or if the value of 0 is specified in the BOOT field of the configuration register, the switch enters ROM monitor mode. • If the switch encounters a fatal exception from which it cannot recover, it enters ROM monitor mode. • Like the Cisco IOS Software interfaces, ROM monitor is a CLI.

7 Mpps forwarding rate based on 64-byte packets Catalyst 3000 Series The Catalyst 3000 series switches provide end user access ports for the wiring closet. The switches are available in several models such as the Catalyst 3560, 3560-E, 3750, 3750-E, and 3100. The Catalyst 3000 series is a midline switch that can offer Layer 2 services or both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services in the same device, depending on the software. The switch comes in different port densities and offers Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and Ten Gigabit Ethernet support.

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