TSHOOT – Management Plane vs Control Plane vs Data Plane, MPP (Management Plane Protection) review for exam day!

This graphic that I created to help myself understand CEF Hardware Packet Switching is also very similar to the Management Plane vs Control Plane vs Data (Forwarding) plane. Management Protocols run at the Management Plane (hence the name Mgmt Plane) is where Management Protocols such as SSH / Telnet / SNMP / HTTP / HTTPS … Continue reading TSHOOT – Management Plane vs Control Plane vs Data Plane, MPP (Management Plane Protection) review for exam day!

Telnet vs SSH – How to secure your Switch Management (Transport) protocols, explained and labbed!

The point of this post is to discuss how to secure Switch management in the network, by not only using SSH (as it encrypts traffic!), but also how to disable Telnet sessions AND even create our old friend an Access-Class map to act as our Management ACL! I will get right to it, by first … Continue reading Telnet vs SSH – How to secure your Switch Management (Transport) protocols, explained and labbed!