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Config Lab: IPv4 Addresses 2

Config Lab: IPv4 Addresses 2

🕔11:05, 10.Sep 2021 Repetition helps when learning IP addressing and subnetting. The next lab gives you more reps with subnetting math and with configuring router IP addresses. If you already know the math, make this one a speed test, and find out how Read Full Article
Config Lab: IPv4 Addresses 1

Config Lab: IPv4 Addresses 1

🕔09:05, 10.Sep 2021 The next lab combines a little bit of subnetting math with IP address configuration. If you know how to calculate the IP addresses in a subnet and how to configure IP addresses, make this one a speed test. See how Read Full Article
Config Lab: L2 EtherChannel 2

Config Lab: L2 EtherChannel 2

🕔15:05, 7.Sep 2021 Both layer 2 EtherChannel and layer 3 EtherChannel use the same set of commands to create the channel. You have the option to use static configuration or one of two dynamic protocols to negotiate the formation of a trunk (LACP Read Full Article
Config Lab: L2 EtherChannel 1

Config Lab: L2 EtherChannel 1

🕔13:05, 7.Sep 2021 EtherChannel takes a big step towards improving STP. With two links between switches, but without using EtherChannel, each instance of STP could use only one of the links blocking the other link. With a layer 2 EtherChannel, STP treats the Read Full Article
Config Lab: RSTP Config 2

Config Lab: RSTP Config 2

🕔11:05, 7.Sep 2021 LAN switches use many default settings that work without you having to do anything, and oftentimes, you can leave those default settings as-is. However, with Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), and its better cousin Rapid STP (RSTP), you should configure some Read Full Article
Config Lab: RSTP Config 1

Config Lab: RSTP Config 1

🕔09:05, 7.Sep 2021 LAN switches use many default settings that work without you having to do anything, and oftentimes, you can leave those default settings as-is. However, with Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), and its better cousin Rapid STP (RSTP), you should configure some Read Full Article
Config Lab: Trunking for Only Some VLANs

Config Lab: Trunking for Only Some VLANs

🕔19:05, 3.Sep 2021 VLAN trunks between Cisco Catalyst switches support all VLANs known to the switches. As time progresses, each time the switch learns of a new VLAN, the VLAN trunk also allows traffic in the VLAN to use the trunk. Is that Read Full Article
Config Lab: Basic VLANs

Config Lab: Basic VLANs

🕔17:05, 3.Sep 2021 Configuring VLANs on access switches may be the most common repetitive configuration task in many networks. So what do you configure when adding new access devices to new VLANs? This lab gives you a chance to remember and exercise those Read Full Article
Config Lab: Trunking Puzzle 1

Config Lab: Trunking Puzzle 1

🕔15:05, 3.Sep 2021 You can memorize VLAN trunking commands by staring at a table – but you will remember them much better if you try different combinations in sample labs, especially if you try them from the CLI of some gear or simulator. Read Full Article
Config Lab: Data and Voice VLAN 2

Config Lab: Data and Voice VLAN 2

🕔13:05, 3.Sep 2021 Ready to prepare some access switches to support IP phones? This latest config lab sets up the problem for that specific task. The lab shows the common access switch configuration required when you connect a switch port to a phone, Read Full Article

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