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CCNP SWITCH Portable Command Guide, 1st edition

  • Scott Empson
  • Hans Roth

Published by Cisco Press (March 26th 2010) - Copyright © 2010

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CCNP SWITCH Portable Command Guide

ISBN-13: 9781587203329

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CCNP SWITCH Portable Command Guide

All the SWITCH 642-813 Commands in One Compact, Portable Resource


Scott Empson

Hans Roth


Preparing for the CCNP® exam? Working as a network professional? Here are all the CCNP-level commands for the Implementing Cisco® Switched Networks (SWITCH) exam you need in one handy resource. The CCNP SWITCH Portable Command Guide is filled with valuable, easy-to-access information and is portable enough for use whether you’re in the server room or the equipment closet.


This book helps you memorize commands and concepts as you work to pass the CCNP SWITCH exam (642-813). The guide summarizes all CCNP certification-level Cisco IOS® Software commands, keywords, command arguments, and associated prompts, providing you with tips and examples of how to apply the commands to real-world scenarios. Configuration examples throughout the book provide you with a better understanding of how these commands are used in simple network designs.


Use CCNP SWITCH Portable Command Guide as a quick, offline resource for research and solutions.

--Logical “how-to” topic groupings inside the front and back covers provide one-stop research

--Compact size makes it easy to carry with you, wherever you go

--Helps you review important commands before taking the CCNP SWITCH certification exam

--“Create Your Own Journal” appendix with blank, lined pages allows you to personalize the book for your own needs


This book is part of the Cisco Press® Certification Self-Study Product Family, which offers readers a self-paced study routine for Cisco certification exams. Titles in the Cisco Press Certification Self-Study Product Family are part of a recommended learning program from Cisco Systems® that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press.



Table of contents

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Analyzing Campus Network Designs 1

Cisco Hierarchical Model of Network Design 1

Cisco Enterprise Composite Network Model 2

Cisco Service-Oriented Network Architecture 3

PPDIOO Lifecycle Approach 4

Chapter 2 Implementing VLANs in a Campus Network 5

Virtual Local Area Networks 6

    Creating Static VLANs 6

    Assigning Ports to VLANs 7

    Using the rangeCommand 8

    Dynamic Trunking Protocol 8

    Setting the Encapsulation Type 9

    Verifying VLAN Information 10

    Saving VLAN Configurations 10

    Erasing VLAN Configurations 11

    Verifying VLAN Trunking 12

    VLAN Trunking Protocol 12

    Verifying VTP 15

Configuration Example: VLANs 15

    Private Virtual Local Area Networks 19

    Configuring Private VLANs 19

    PVLAN Trunk on the Catalyst 3560/3750 21

    PVLAN Trunk on the Catalyst 4500 22

    PVLAN on a 3750 Layer 3 Switch 22

    Verifying PVLANs 23

    Configuration Example: PVLAN 23

EtherChannel 27

    Interface Modes in EtherChannel 27

    Guidelines for Configuring EtherChannel 27

    Configuring L2 EtherChannel 28

    Configuring L3 EtherChannel 29

    Verifying EtherChannel 29

    Configuration Example: EtherChannel 31

Chapter 3 Implementing Spanning Tree 35

Enabling Spanning Tree Protocol 35

Configuring the Root Switch 36

Configuring a Secondary Root Switch 37

Configuring Port Priority 37

Configuring the Path Cost 38

Configuring the Switch Priority of a VLAN 38

Configuring STP Timers 39

FlexLinks 39

Verifying STP 40

Optional STP Configurations 40

    PortFast 40

    BPDU Guard 41

    BPDU Filtering 41

    UplinkFast 42

    BackboneFast 43

    Root Guard 43

    Loop Guard 43

    Unidirectional Link Detection 44

Changing the Spanning-Tree Mode 45

Extended System ID 45

Enabling Rapid Spanning Tree 46

Enabling Multiple Spanning Tree 46

Verifying MST 48

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