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Basics of Switching
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: A switch is a Layer 2 network device that forwards Ethernet frames based on the destination media access control (MAC) address. A switch has RJ-45 ports for connection and the intelligence to read MAC addresses to make forwarding decisions. The purpose of the switch is to quickly and accurately forward frames toward the destination.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Global Knowledge

Demystifying VLAN Trunk Protocol
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This detailed white paper will help you uncover the truth about the often-misunderstood Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) Trunk Protocol, or VTP. Discover an in-depth overview of how VTP works and see how you can overcome VTP challenges to minimize network outages and more – read on to get started.
Posted: 10 Jan 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Global Knowledge

Demystifying Switch-based ACLs
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper aims to help you better understand switch-based Access Control Lists (ACLs) by exploring what they are used for and how to best utilize them on IOS-based Catalyst devices. View now to learn more!
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 | Published: 14 Feb 2013

Global Knowledge

The Top 5 VoIP Problems and How to Solve Them
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines each of these problems and addresses how the ClearSight Analyzer can be used to isolate the cause of the problem.
Posted: 10 Sep 2010 | Published: 10 Sep 2010

Fluke Networks

Ten top problems network techs encounter
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses ten common problems encountered by technicians today and their symptoms, causes, and resolutions.
Posted: 14 Oct 2010 | Published: 14 Oct 2010

Fluke Networks

Dell Networking Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This solutions guide details the four available networking configurations, and the advantages and disadvantages of each with an emphasis on typical Dell system configuration and the hardware offerings.
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell and Microsoft

What Is an Ethernet Fabric?
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Compared to classic hierarchical Ethernet architectures, Ethernet fabrics provide the higher levels of performance, utilization, availability and simplicity required to meet the business needs of data centers today and into the future.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

Brocade

Integrating Physical and Virtual Networking – Virtualized Server Connect to the Data Center Fabric
sponsored by Enterasys
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization has affected all facets of the data center – from servers to storage to the network. While the promise is a reduced capital investment, higher agility and lower operational expenses, the success of server virtualization depends on the integration of both the physical and the virtual network. This has its own set of challenges.
Posted: 22 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

Enterasys

Improving the Experience and Economics of the Campus Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Most companies today are implementing mobility applications to establish closer relationships with their employees, suppliers and customers. Mobility applications enable the sales force to be extremely reactive, stay connected to their customers, and act on new opportunities in literally seconds.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Simplify VMware vSphere* 4Networking with Intel® Ethernet 10 Gigabit Server Adapters
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization can quickly result in excessively complex network ports if you don't have a plan. This white paper explores the factors that can lead to GbE port bloat, including physical server connection paradigms and security procedures. 
Posted: 05 Jul 2011 | Published: 05 Jul 2011

Intel
 
 
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