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Cisco LAN Switching Configuration Handbook, 2nd Edition


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  • ISBN-10: 1-58705-610-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58705-610-9

Cisco LAN Switching Configuration Handbook

Second Edition

A concise reference for implementing the most frequently used features of the Cisco Catalyst family of switches

Steve McQuerry, CCIE® No. 6108

David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952

David Hucaby, CCIE No. 4594

Cisco LAN Switching Configuration Handbook, Second Edition, is a quick and portable reference guide to the most commonly used features that can be configured on Cisco® Catalyst® switches. Written to be used across all Catalyst IOS platforms, the book covers general use of Cisco IOS®, followed by a series of chapters that provide design and configuration guidelines. Each chapter starts with common design overviews and then describes the configuration of management features. Coverage includes Layer 2, Layer 3, multicast, high availability, and traffic management configurations.

This book is organized by groups of common features, with sections marked by shaded tabs for quick reference. Information on each feature is presented in a concise format, with background, configuration, and example components. The format is organized for easy accessibility to commands and their proper usage, saving you hours of research time.

From the first page, the authors zero in on quick facts, configuration steps, and explanations of configuration options in each Cisco Catalyst switch feature. The quick reference format allows you to easily locate just the information you need without having to search through thousands of pages of documentation, helping you get your switches up and running quickly and smoothly.

Whether you are looking for a handy, portable reference to more easily configure Cisco Catalyst switches in the field, or you are preparing for CCNA®, CCNP®, or CCIE® certification, you will find Cisco LAN Switching Configuration Handbook, Second Edition, to be an essential resource.

Steve McQuerry, CCIE No. 6108, is a technical solutions architect with Cisco focused on data center solutions. Steve works with enterprise customers in the midwestern United States to help them plan their data center architectures. David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952, is a technical solutions architect (TSA) with Cisco focused on Data Center Architectures at Cisco. David has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. David Hucaby, CCIE No. 4594, is a lead network engineer for the University of Kentucky, where he works with healthcare networks based on the Cisco Catalyst, ASA/PIX/FWSM security, and VPN product lines.

  • Implement switched campus network designs
  • Configure switch prompts, IP addresses, passwords, switch modules, file management, and administrative protocols
  • Understand how Layer 3 interfaces are used in a switch
  • Configure Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and EtherChannel interfaces
  • Implement VLANs, trunking, and VTP
  • Operate, configure, and tune Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Handle multicast traffic and interact with multicast routers
  • Streamline access to server and firewall farms with accelerated server load balancing
  • Deploy broadcast suppression, user authentication, port security, and VLAN access lists
  • Configure switch management features
  • Implement QoS and high availability features
  • Transport voice traffic with specialized voice gateway modules, inline power, and QoS features

This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press®, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: CLI Usage

1-1: Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) Software

    Using Cisco IOS Software

1-2: ROM Monitor

    Using the ROM Monitor Command Set

Chapter 2: Switch Functionality

2-1: Catalyst Switch Families

    Catalyst 2000 Series

    Catalyst 3000 Series

    Catalyst 4500 Series

    Catalyst 6500

2-2: Switched Campus Network Designs

    Catalyst Switch Families

    Cisco Validated Designs: Campus

Chapter 3: Supervisor Engine Configuration

3-1: Prompts and Banners

    Configuration of Prompt

    Configuration of Banner

    Feature Example

3-2: IP Addressing and Services

    Configuring an IP Management Address

    Configuring a Default Gateway

    Setting Up DNS Services or Host Tables

    Configuring HTTP Services

    Feature Example

3-3: Passwords and Password Recovery

    Configuration of Passwords

    Feature Example

    Password Recovery: Procedure 1

    Feature Example

    Password Recovery on IOS Devices: Procedure 2

    Feature Example

3-4: Managing Modules

    Viewing Modules

    Accessing Modules

    Resetting Modules

    Powering Modules Up and Down

3-5: File Management and Boot Parameters

    Navigating File Systems

    Deleting Files from Flash

    Copying System Files

    File System Boot Parameters

    Alias Commands

3-6: Redundant Supervisors

    Forcing a Change to the Standby Supervisor

    Synchronizing IOS Images

    Synchronizing Boot Parameters

3-7: Cisco Discovery Protocol

    Configuration of CDP

    Feature Example

3-8: Time and Calendar

    System Time Configuration

        Setting the System Time Manually

        Setting the System Time Through NTP


Chapter 4: Layer 2 Interface Configuration

4-1: Switching Table


    Displaying Information About the Switching Table

    Switching Table Example

4-2: Port Selection


    Port Selection Example

4-3: Ethernet


    Ethernet Example

    Displaying Information About Layer 2 Interfaces

4-4: EtherChannel


    EtherChannel Example

    Displaying Information About EtherChannels

Chapter 5: Layer 3 Interface Configuration

5-1: Layer 3 Switching

5-2: Layer 3 Ethernet Interfaces


    Verifying the Configuration

    Feature Example

5-3: Layer 3 EtherChannels


    Verifying the Channel

    Feature Example

5-4: WAN Interfaces


    Configuring an Enhanced FlexWAN Interface

    Configuring a SPA Interface Processor (SIP) / Shared Port Adapter (SPA)

        WAN Interface

    Configuring a Packet-over-SONET Interface

    Verifying Configurations

    Feature Example

5-5: Layer 3 Virtual Interfaces

    Configuring a VLAN Interface

    Configuring Subinterfaces

    Verifying Configurations

    Feature Example

5-6: Routing Tables


    Verifying Routes

Chapter 6: VLANs and Trunking

6-1: VLAN Configuration

    Creation of an Ethernet VLAN

    Feature Example

6-2: VLAN Port Assignments

    Configuring Static VLANs

    Configuring Dynamic VLANs

    Verifying VLAN Assignments

6-3: Trunking

    Enabling Trunking

    Specifying VLANs to Trunk

    Verifying Trunks

    Feature Example

6-4: VLAN Trunking Protocol

    Enabling VTP for Operation

    Setting VTP Passwords

    Changing VTP Modes

    Enabling VTP Pruning

    Changing VTP Versions

    Verifying VTP Operation

    Feature Example

6-5: Private VLANs

    Configuring Private VLANs

    Configuring Private Edge VLANs

    Verifying Private VLAN Operation

    Feature Example

Chapter 7: Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

7-1: STP Operation

    STP Process

    STP Tiebreakers

    Path Costs

    STP Port States

    STP Topology Changes

    Improving STP Stability

    STP Operation Example

7-2: STP Configuration

    Displaying Information About STP

    STP Configuration Examples

        Poor STP Root Placement

        STP Load Balancing

7-3: STP Convergence Tuning

    Configuring STP Convergence Tuning

7-4: Navigating the Spanning-Tree Topology

Chapter 8: Configuring High Availability Features

8-1: Route Processor Redundancy (RPR/RPR+)


    Displaying Information About RPR

8-2: Non-Stop Forwarding/Supervisor Switchover (NSF/SSO) with Supervisor


    SSO/NSF Configuration

    Displaying Information About SSO and NSF

8-3: Router Redundancy with HSRP


    HSRP Example

    Displaying Information About HSRP

8-4: Fast Software Upgrade (FSU) and Enhanced Fast Software Upgrade


Chapter 9: Multicast

9-1: Multicast Addressing

9-2: IGMP Snooping


    IGMP Snooping Example

    Displaying Information About IGMP Snooping

Chapter 10: Server Load Balancing (SLB)

10-1: SLB


    SLB Example

    Displaying Information About SLB

10-2: SLB Firewall Load Balancing


    Firewall Load-Balancing Example

    Displaying Information About Firewall Load Balancing

10-3: SLB Probes


    Displaying Information About SLB Probes

Chapter 11: Controlling Traffic and Switch Access

11-1: Broadcast Suppression

    Configuring Broadcast Suppression

    Verifying Configuration

    Feature Example

11-2: Protocol Filtering



    Feature Example

11-3: Port Security



    Feature Example

11-4: VLAN Access Control Lists

    IOS VACL Configuration


    Feature Example

11-5: Switch Authentication



    Feature Example

11-6: Access Class



    Feature Example

11-7: SSH Telnet Configuration



    Feature Example

11-8: 802.1X Port Authentication


    Feature Example

11-9: Layer 2 Security

    Port Security

    Feature Example


    DHCP Snooping

    Feature Example


    Dynamic ARP Inspection

    Feature Example


Chapter 12: Switch Management

12-1: Logging


    Logging Example

    Displaying Information About Logging

12-2: Simple Network Management Protocol


    SNMP Example

    Displaying Information About SNMP

12-3: Switched Port Analyzer

    SPAN Configuration

    RSPAN Configuration

    SPAN Examples

    Displaying Information About SPAN

12-4: Power Management


    Displaying Information About Power Management

12-5: Environmental Monitoring

12-6: Packet Tracing


    Packet-Tracing Example

Chapter 13: Quality of Service

13-1: QoS Theory

    Layer 2 QoS Classification and Marking

    Layer 3 QoS Classification and Marking

    Catalyst Switch Queuing

13-2: QoS Configuration

    Catalyst 2000/3000 Configuration

    All Other Catalyst Configuration

    Displaying Information About QoS

13-3: QoS Data Export


    QoS Data Export Example

    Displaying Information About QoS Data Export

Chapter 14: Voice

14-1: Voice Ports



    Displaying Information About Voice Ports

14-2: Voice QoS

    Access Layer Configuration

    Distribution and Core Layer Configuration

    Voice QoS Example

Appendix A: Cabling Quick Reference

Back-to-Back Connections

    Ethernet Connections

    Asynchronous Serial Connections

    T1/E1 CSU/DSU Connections

Appendix B: Well-known Protocol, Port, and Other Numbers


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