Multilayer switching is an integral part of any LAN in present-day internetworks. Unlike the networks of yesteryear that were designed around the 80/20 rule, modern networks are designed around the 20/80 rule. This requires a lot of interVLAN communication. Because routing is invariably slower than switching, Cisco Catalyst switches support Multilayer switching functionality, which allows the switching of packets at Layers 3 and 4 of the OSI Model. The following core SWITCH exam objective is covered in this chapter:
- Implement switch-based Layer 3 services, given a network design and a set of . . .
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