The above illustration is exactly how a MultiLayer Switch interconnects logically The MultiLayer Switching segment confused of my studies confused me to no end, and when studying some material today it clicked what is meant by "Hardware Switching" vs Process or Fast Switching, and wanted to review it here as well in a more visual … Continue reading MultiLayer Switching / CEF – Packet processing explained in depth, and visually presented for clarity!
This is meant to be more geared "CEF" Packet Switching technology, but you can't really appreciate the evolution of Packet Switching, without first knowing its history along with the Cisco hardware modules on their current devices that make CEF possible. The being said, a quick review of Packet Switching methods leading up to CEF! Process-Switching … Continue reading MLS Packet Switching – A brief history, CEF, Adjacency Table, Terminology, Hardware explanations and SDM Template considerations!
This is a very basic lab with a lot of concepts / gotchas labbed toward the bottom half of the post, very important behaviors to know for exam day, but as always first the fundamentals and theory that is a must know for exam day! Fundamentals of SVI (Switch Virtual Interface) vs L3 / … Continue reading Multi-Layer Switching – SVI and L3 Routed Port Fundamentals, configuration and verification labbed!