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.
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.
This expert E-Guide from SearchServerVirtualization.com explains the benefits of virtualizing the network. Find out how to utilize this technology to combine multiple networks into a single logical network. Plus, get answers to common questions about network virtualization technology to ensure a smooth transition.
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.
The Nortel WLAN 2300 Series is a complete 802.11 solution for enterprises wishing to deploy widespread wireless coverage for today's business, IP Telephony and converged multimedia applications.
Enterprises are increasingly facing the task of integrating a variety of access services and devices onto their Virtual Private Networks (VPN). This white paper takes a closer look at some key issues that arise when bringing access methods into your VPN.
Juniper Networks commissioned Network Test to assess the performance of Virtual Chassis technology on its EX Series Ethernet switches, especially in the areas of latency and high availability. The key objectives were to determine whether Virtual Chassis configurations would provide low latency and fast recovery from network failures.
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