Network redundancy is a key to maintaining network reliability. In this sample chapter from Scaling Networks v6 Companion Guide, explore potential redundancy problems, symptoms, and protocols to manage them.
The following activities provide practice with the topics introduced in this chapter. The Labs and Class Activities are available in the companion Scaling Networks v6 Labs & Study Guide (ISBN 9781587134333). The Packet Tracer activity instructions are also in the Labs & Study Guide. The PKA files are found in the online course.
Class Activity 22.214.171.124: Stormy Traffic
Class Activity 126.96.36.199: Documentation Tree
Lab 188.8.131.52: Building a Switched Network with Redundant Links
Lab 184.108.40.206: Configuring Rapid PVST+, PortFast, and BPDU Guard
Packet Tracer Activities
Packet Tracer 220.127.116.11: Examining a Redundant Design