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200-301 V1 Ch06: Switch Management

Config Lab: Switch IP Config

Config Lab: Switch IP Config

🕔21:05, 31.Aug 2021 This next lab begins with a switch that has been configured to allow Telnet + SSH, including password protection – except the fact that neither switch yet has an IP address. This lab asks you to add the IP configuration Read Full Article
Config Lab: Switch Duplex and Speed

Config Lab: Switch Duplex and Speed

🕔15:05, 31.Aug 2021 For this next lab, instead of just asking you what the IEEE auto-negotiation rules look like, the lab asks you to configure some switches in ways that affect auto-negotiation. But the lab gives you the end goal: the resulting speed Read Full Article
Config Lab: SSH Config

Config Lab: SSH Config

🕔13:05, 31.Aug 2021 Today’s post gives you another brief config lab exercise, this time with SSH. Like the previous lab post, this one starts with a cleanly-wiped router config (except the hostname) to make that one router ready for SSH. As usual with Read Full Article
Config Lab: Telnet Config

Config Lab: Telnet Config

🕔11:05, 31.Aug 2021 Today’s post takes us from a cleanly wiped router config (except hostnames), to one router being ready for Telnet support. As usual, you can do the lab on paper or in a text editor in just a few minutes, or Read Full Article
Config Lab: CLI Miscellany 1

Config Lab: CLI Miscellany 1

🕔09:05, 31.Aug 2021 The CCNA certification includes many prominent features that need to be configured. VLANs. Trunking. Routing protocols. IPv4 addressing. IPv6 addressing. But there are also the occasional small topic or single command that might be forgotten. This lab examines a couple Read Full Article
Config Lab: Login Security 1

Config Lab: Login Security 1

🕔17:05, 27.Aug 2021 One of the first configuration items that become second nature is the configuration of basic password settings. But it is also easy to forget about the small differences in password security configuration once you get used to configuring your own Read Full Article
Config Lab: Switch IP 1

Config Lab: Switch IP 1

🕔15:05, 27.Aug 2021 A layer 2 switch does not need an IP address or default gateway for its primary purpose of forwarding layer 2 Ethernet frames. However, the switch does need an IP address and a default gateway for layer 3 communication, such Read Full Article
Config Lab: Enabling SSH and Disabling Telnet

Config Lab: Enabling SSH and Disabling Telnet

🕔13:05, 27.Aug 2021 Many of us start out learning about the simplest Cisco security option: One password for all users to reach user mode, with no per-user login. By today’s standards, that security method is archaic. Today’s lab lets you upgrade from that Read Full Article
Config Lab: CLI Passwords 2

Config Lab: CLI Passwords 2

🕔11:05, 27.Aug 2021 The simplest way to protect the CLI uses passwords shared by all, rather than a per-user username and password. Using a per-user login method improves security. The easiest option for using per-user logins in a Cisco lab is configuring the Read Full Article
Config Lab: CLI Passwords 1

Config Lab: CLI Passwords 1

🕔09:05, 27.Aug 2021 Protecting access to the CLI of Cisco routers and switches starts with basic password security. From there, you can move on to use per-user login security that requires both a username and password, whether using locally-configured username/password pairs or whether Read Full Article

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