Cisco Field Manual: Catalyst Switch Configuration

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Cisco Press, 2003 - Computers - 538 pages

A complete, concise reference for implementing the most important features of the Cisco Catalyst family of switches

  • Review detailed and comparative configuration steps for features of the COS and Cisco IOS Software operating systems
  • Understand basic system and operating system management
  • Configure Ethernet, EtherChannel, Token Ring, and ATM LANE interfaces
  • Deploy VLANs, private VLANs, trunking, VTP, and dynamic port membership
  • Understand STP operation, configuration, and tuning
  • Configure and use Cisco Catalyst hardware for Layer 3 switching and redundancy
  • Discover how Cisco Catalyst switches handle multicast traffic and interact with multicast routers
  • Implement broadcast suppression, protocol filtering, user authentication, port security, and VLAN access lists
  • Set up switches for logging, SNMP and RMON management, and port analysis
  • Configure voice gateway modules, inline power, and QoS features needed to transport voice traffic

Cisco Catalyst switches, a common ingredient in many campus, metropolitan, enterprise, and service provider networks, are complex devices that require many configuration steps for proper operation. Not only are the required commands difficult to remember, but locating reference material on them also requires extensive research that is both time- consuming and difficult to complete in the field. Cisco Field Manual: Catalyst Switch Configuration is a quick and portable reference guide to the most commonly used features that can be configured on Cisco Catalyst switches.

Derived from the authors' notes about how to configure a variety of Cisco Catalyst features during the course of their preparation for the CCIE(r) exam, Cisco Field Manual: Catalyst Switch Configuration is an indispensable tool that helps you perform the most popular deployment tasks. From the first page, the authors zero in on quick facts, configuration steps, and explanations of configuration options in each Cisco Catalyst feature. The different variations of the Cisco Catalyst operating systems (COS and Cisco IOS(r) Software) are shown together for side-by-side comparison, making it easy to move from one Cisco Catalyst platform to another.

The book presents concise implementation advice for families of Cisco Catalyst features, including configuration fundamentals, Layer 2 interface configuration, Layer 3 interface configuration, VLANs and trunking, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Layer 3 switching, multicast, server load balancing, access control, switch management, quality of service (QoS), and voice. Additional appendixes provide you with critical details on well-known ports and addresses, specialized switch modules, VLAN extension, and a cabling guide. The quick reference format allows you to easily locate just the information you need without searching through thousands of pages of documentation, saving you time and helping you to get the devices 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(r), CCNP(r), or CCIE certification, you will find Cisco Field Manual: Catalyst Switch Configuration to be an essential resource that will save you hours of research time.

 

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Contents

CLI Usage
3
Using COS
4
Cisco Internetwork Operating System IOS Software
8
ROM Monitor
16
Using the ROM Monitor Command Set
17
Switch Functionality
21
Catalyst 2950 Series
22
Catalyst 4000 Series
23
Further Reading
200
Multilayer Switching
203
Multilayer Switching
204
Configuration
205
MLS Example
209
Displaying Information About MLS
210
Cisco Express Forwarding
211
CEF Configuration
212

Switched Campus Network Designs
25
Further Reading
31
Supervisor Engine Configuration
35
Configuration of Prompt
36
Feature Example
37
Configuring an IP Management Address
38
Configuring a Default Gateway
39
Setting Up DNS Services or Host Tables
40
Configuring HTTP Services
41
Passwords and Password Recovery
42
Feature Example
43
Password Recovery on a COS Device
44
Procedure 1
46
Feature Example
47
Feature Example
48
Viewing Modules
49
Powering Modules Up and Down
50
File Management and Boot Parameters
51
Deleting Files from Flash
54
Moving System Files
55
File System Boot Parameters
57
Alias Commands
58
Redundant Supervisors
59
Synchronizing IOS Images
60
Synchronizing Boot Parameters
61
Enabling High Availability
62
Cisco Discovery Protocol
63
Feature Example
65
Configuration
66
Example
69
Further Reading
70
Layer 2 Interface Configuration
73
Displaying Information About the Switching Table
75
Port Selection
77
Port Selection Example
78
Ethernet
79
Ethernet Example
84
Displaying Information About Layer 2 Interfaces
85
EtherChannel
86
Configuration
87
EtherChannel Example
92
Displaying Information About EtherChannels
93
Token Ring
94
Configuration
95
Token Ring Example
98
ATM LANE
99
Configuration
100
ATM LANE Example
105
Displaying Information About ATM LANE
107
Further Reading
108
Layer 3 Interface Configuration
111
Configuration
112
Layer 3 Ethernet Interfaces
113
Verifying the Configuration
116
Layer 3 EtherChannels
117
Verifying the Channel
119
WAN Interfaces
120
Configuration
121
Configuring a FlexWAN Interface
122
Configuring a Gigabit Ethernet WAN Interface
124
Configuring a PacketoverSONET Interface
125
Verifying Configurations
126
Virtual Interfaces
128
Configuring a Bridged Virtual Interface
129
Configuring Subinterfaces
131
Verifying Configurations
133
Routing Tables
134
Verifying Routes
135
WAN Interfaces
136
VLANs and Trunking
139
Creation of an Ethernet VLAN
140
Feature Example
144
Configuring Static VLANs
145
Verifying VLAN Assignments
148
Feature Example
149
Trunking
151
Specifying VLANs to Trunk
154
Verifying Trunks
155
VLAN Trunking Protocol
156
Enabling VTP for Operation
157
Setting VTP Passwords
158
VLAN Trunking Protocol
159
Enabling VTP Pruning
160
Changing VTP Versions
161
Verifying VTP Operation
162
GVRP
163
Configuring GVRP
164
Configuring GVRP for Dynamic VLAN Creation
165
Private VLANs
166
Configuring Private VLANs
167
Configuring Private Edge VLANs
169
Feature Example
170
Further Reading
172
Spanning Tree Protocol STP
175
STP Process
176
STP Tiebreakers
177
STP Port States
178
Improving STP Stability
179
STP Operation Example
180
STP Configuration
181
Displaying Information About STP
187
STP Convergence Tuning
192
Configuring STP Convergence Tuning
193
Navigating a SpanningTree Topology
196
Displaying Information About CEF
213
NetFlow Data Export
215
NDE Configuration
216
NDE Example
218
Configuration
219
Displaying Information About SRM
220
MSFC Redundancy with Configuration Synchronization
221
Configsync Redundancy Configuration
222
Displaying Information About Configsync Redundancy
225
HSRP Example
227
Displaying Information About HSRP
228
Further Reading
229
Multicast
231
Multicast Addressing
232
IGMP Snooping
233
Configuration
234
IGMP Snooping Example
236
Displaying Information About IGMP Snooping
237
Configuration
238
Displaying Information About CGMP
239
Configuration
240
Displaying Information About GMRP
241
RGMP
242
Displaying Information About RGMP
243
Server Load Balancing SLB
245
Configuration
247
SLB Example
269
Displaying Information About SLB
274
SLB Firewall Load Balancing
275
Configuration
276
Firewall LoadBalancing Example
286
Displaying Information About Firewall Load Balancing
291
Configuration
292
Displaying Information About SLB Probes
295
Further Reading
296
Controlling Traffic and Switch Access
299
Configuring Broadcast Suppression
300
Verifying Configuration
302
Feature Example
303
Verification
304
Feature Example
305
Port Security
306
Verification
308
VLAN Access Control Lists
309
COSVACL Configuration
310
Verification
311
Verification
314
Switch Authentication
315
Configuration
316
Verification
318
Permit Lists
319
Verification
320
SSH Telnet Configuration
321
Verification
322
Configuration
323
Feature Example
324
Switch Management
327
Configuration
328
Logging Example
334
Simple Network Management Protocol
335
Configuration
336
SNMP Example
344
Displaying Information About SNMP
345
Switched Port Analyzer
346
RSPAN Configuration
349
SPAN Examples
352
Displaying Information About SPAN
354
Configuration
355
Environmental Monitoring
356
Configuration
357
PacketTracing Example
361
Further Reading
362
Quality of Service
365
Layer 2 QoS Classification and Marking
367
Layer 3 QoS Classification and Marking
368
Catalyst Switch Queuing
371
Catalyst 2900XL3500XL Configuration
373
All Other Catalyst Configuration
374
QoS Example
399
Displaying Information About QoS
405
QoS Data Export
406
QoS Data Export Example
408
QoS Management
409
Displaying Information About QoS Management
412
Further Reading
413
Voice
415
Configuration
416
Example
421
Displaying Information About Voice Ports
422
Access Layer Configuration
425
Distribution and Core Layer Configuration
429
Voice QoS Example
432
Catalyst 4000 and 4224 Access Gateway Configuration
433
Catalyst 6000 Voice Module Configuration
434
Example
435
Further Reading
436
Inline Power
437
Cabling Quick Reference
439
Wellknown Protocol Port and Other Numbers
447
Additional Catalyst Modules
495
Extending VLANs Within Layer 3 Switches
519
Index
525
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About the author (2003)

David Hucaby, CCIE certified No. 4594, is a lead network engineer for the University of Kentucky, where he uses Cisco products in a campus healthcare network. He is also an independent network consultant focusing on Cisco-based switching, firewall, and VPN solutions.

Steve McQuerry, CCIE certified No. 6108, is an instructor and consultant with over 10 years of networking industry experience. He is a Certified Cisco Systems Instructor (CCSI(tm)) teaching routing and switching concepts for Global Knowledge.

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