Home > Articles > Networking > Routing & Switching

  • Print
  • + Share This
This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

Summary

This chapter provided configuration examples for connecting switches running both native and hybrid software configurations, and offers examples of both Layer 3 and Layer 2 connectivity between switches. The material in this chapter can serve as a reference for initial configuration of either hybrid or native switches, and illustrates some options and best practices when configuring access layer ports, trunks, channels, and point-to-point Layer 3 links. In each of the examples, no logical Layer 2 loops were created, so spanning-tree issues are avoided. Avoiding spanning tree is not always possible, so you should reference Chapter 10 of this book when attempting to optimize and troubleshoot a network with logical loops.

A detailed look at other design options and implementation best practices can be found in Chapter 11.

  • + Share This
  • 🔖 Save To Your Account