Questions tagged [switch]

For questions about network switches, the term commonly refers to a multi-port network bridge that processes and routes data at the data link layer (layer 2) of the OSI model.

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Cisco BDI not Forwarding L2 Traffic?

I'm new to interface bridging, and I have an ISR4431 running 03.16.04b.S on which I need to bridge between two interfaces for two hosts: One interface is connecting directly to a host, the other to a ...
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Routing on different adapters and switches [closed]

I’ve two router in office with two different switches. first one in internet and it’s sharing through a switch between clients (every pc has 2 network adapters) the second one is a special MAN network ...
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DHCP IP address assignments [closed]

Need help. I have a network of 40 machines connected to a Cisco 48-port switch. We maintained the rack two weeks earlier. we just kept the rack clean without touching the Switch configurations or user ...
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allow 2 machines to communciate each with their own network? [closed]

2 networks. Network 1 local and i want to be able to receive and send information to network 2 which is at a remote site, branch site. How do i go about connecting both networks so that both machines ...
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Cisco L2 switch port ACL options

I'm trying to understand Cisco Switch ACL options I can potentially use to limit traffic. Switch is a IE2000 series with Lanbase IOS. It is L2, with trunk port to uplink switches, multiple VLANs on ...
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Heading off to college - need help engineering a way around campus ethernet restrictions [closed]

This is all a bit outside my area of expertise, and to be honest, i'm not even sure its possible. My roomate and I both have raspberry pis scraping data in fixed intervals that need to operate over ...
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Encryption between two switches [closed]

We have two offices located across the street and the distance allows us to keep everything in one LAN without going through the Internet. However, it seems to require some MITM protection, since the ...
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Juniper QFX Site to Site VPN

Im trying to setup a site to site vpn between two Juniper QFX5110's. Each end of the link is on the same subnet (so directly connected switches over dark fibre). I have configured each physical ...
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QSFP to 4 x SFP+ breakout not working in HP Procurve 3500yl J8693A

I have bought a Netronome Agilio CX smartNIC which has QSFP interface. My switch HP 3500yl J8593A has 4xSFP+ interfaces. I bought Amphenol QSFP to 4xSFP+ breakout DAC. But the switch complained about &...
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Cisco CML 2.0 strange ASA trunking issue

I am seeing very strange issue and now i am losing my mind so thought ask you folk. I have following two components connected point to point on Cisco CML 2.0 [nxos-9000v]--------------------[ASAv] ...
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Aggregation links and RSTP

If aggregation links are used for redundancy to ensure the devices stay active if a link fails, does RSTP need to be configured due to there being 2 links?
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Sending a gratuitous ARP on an interval - Cisco

In response to my question Propagating Static MAC Addresses , I realize I can not avoid the unknown unicast problem. Essentially I have hosts that forward their traffic via an L2 frame to a ...
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Propagating Static MAC Addresses

I have a situation where I need to place a static MAC on a switch as the server in question does not generate any outbound traffic. This static MAC seems as if it will work for hosts on the same ...
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Uplink port: standard LOCATION at beginning or end port?

Hopefully I don't get roasted for asking, but I DID google & search here for a bit without success. What is the normal/industry-standard location to use as the uplink port(s) on a switch? I ...
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How loops appeared when skipped listening and learning state?

In STP convergence process, I just know that after a link failed a blocking port become listening state for 15 seconds then learning state for 15 seconds. I've read a CCNA 200-301 Guide explained me ...
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I cannot Encapsulate on Router

I have VLAN10 and VLAN20, I am trying to communicate between computers with the same VLAN on the following setup: I want to apply encapsulation from Router but it doesn't seem to recognize ...
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Why does a switch with an incomplete mac address table - sends a broadcast when it receives a frame with an unknown mac address? [duplicate]

Wont it make more sense in term of less congestion to send a multicast to just those interfaces that are not currently in its mac table?
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Do switches allow parallel connections?

I am new to networking and not from Engineering domain. Sorry If I sound silly. I came across an article on Network Switches and How they work. Diving deep into it, I found some interesting topics ...
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How a wifi AP handle packets

Computers are connected to a wifi AP. The wifi AP is connected to a L2 switch. A server is also conected to this switch. When computers sends packets to the server, how the wifi AP manages the paquets?...
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Connect switch to router

I have a switch with 4x 10Gb SFP+ ports. Can I use one of the SFP+ ports to connect to a router with a fiber cable?
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BFD issue with BGP support on Cisco 9396PX

I have following BGP configuration and trying to reduce my convergence time with help of BFD but having hard time. router bgp 1111 log-neighbor-changes address-family ipv4 unicast network 22....
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Cisco SG-350 Switch and Fortigate Firewall Configuration

I'm not what you would call a Network Engineer, but right now i have a (somewhat) complex network problem that i have to solve. I must configure a SG-35028p cisco switch and a fortigate 60f firewall ...
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Understanding L2 Switch (Network Noob)

I currently have the setup on the left and it works just fine... I use it to transfer data between laptop and embedded systems hardware device. (Data...Not internet) Question: What would the set up on ...
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How can i make every network on this topology speak together?

i'm working on this topology for so long and i didn't manage to make every network speak together with different VLAN on each network. On this topology: When i trace a packet sent from PC3 to PC4, ...
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Why does the Layer 3 switch drop the ping packet?

I am trying to ping from PC2 (not PC1, there's typo in the picture) to the router's int g0/0, but the packet is dropped at the L3 switch which is along the path. I have tried setting a default static ...
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How do routers. switches, bridges and hubs deal with corrupted data?

By data corruption I mean frame/packet corruption, we can stick to the corruption due to a collision for simplicity. I know that switches can detect frame corruption if they are not set to cut-...
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Can a Core Switch detect a duplicate IPv4 for two computers not directly connected to it?

I have a Core Switch (routing capability) connected to two access switches. Each switch has a computer connected to it with the same IP and same VLAN. The Core Switch operates as a Level 3 device. All ...
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Cisco IOS NTP do not sync time after reboot

I try to setup automatic syncing time on Cisco Catalyst 2960-CG-8TC-L switch using following command. ntp server 0.cz.pool.ntp.org and it works and sync time but after switch reload it does not sync ...
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Can link aggregation be substitute for stp protocol?

Can link aggregation be a substitute for STP protocol? I mean can I use 2 links with Link Aggregation to connect two switches for higher availability as an alternative to STP protocol?
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vPC + HSRP load-balancing issue on Cisco CML 2.0 lab

I am playing with new cisco cml 2.0 lab simulator and seeing strange behavior not sure if its real issue or limitation of cisco lab. dist1 and dist2 is my vPC (NSOX 9000v) peers, and tor1 is IOSv ...
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Cisco Nexus N9K-C92160YC-X kernel panicking at bootup and stuck in endless powercycle

I believe I have a bad Cisco Nexus N9K-C92160YC-X. I received this switch on loan from a customer with a blank configuration. I've recently learned that its warranty is expired and it's not ...
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Can use virtual port as the port mirroring's destination port?

Port mirroring can mirror several source port to a destination port(mirroring port). I have several questions about port mirroring. in the dest port, how to differentiate the different source port? ...
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How does Link Aggregation actually increases bandwidth? [duplicate]

For example, if we need 450 Mbps of bandwidth to transmit data and have only a 100-Mbps Fast Ethernet ports, we can create a LAG bundle containing five 100-Mbps Fast Ethernet ports. But I also read ...
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difference between Local Internet Breakout and regional internet breakout? [duplicate]

I searched over the internet but could not find the answer so i want any one of you to help me out in this. i don't know whats the difference between both of the terms and which is more preferable or ...
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Simplest way to achieve single IP communication with IP camera and simple MCU?

I have a product that uses an IP camera and a simple ATmega-based motherboard for general I/O control, managing a very simple web interface, etc. Ideally, I would like to be able to access both of ...
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Gigabit switch on a 100 Mbps router

I'm doing a file server setup, mainly I need Gigabit network on the line. I've setup a Gigabit switch in which both the client machine and the server machine is connected over the same switch. The ...
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Using a switch to dynamically connect and disconnect multiple devices together in a point to point configuration

I have an interesting issue. I have to use a switch to dynamically connect and disconnect multiple devices together in a point to point configuration, without changing anything on the end user side. ...
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Tagged frames onto untagged (access) port!

have been trying to understand ingress behaviour on untagged port, specially w.r.t tagged frames. On going through ieee 802.1q doc, i found this (8.6.2) : "Each Port may support an Enable Ingress ...
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Using MSTP with RSTP

I have two layer-3 switches connected with two redundant links that I'm trying to run PTP OSPF sessions across, a la: (OSPF) VLAN 1002 - - - - - - - - - - - - / ...
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MAC flooding for new host in L2 domain [duplicate]

This hypothetical network has one dumb L2 switch and two hosts A and B connected to it. CAM table entries on the switch are all populated and both hosts have ARP entries for each other. Now if a ...
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Can a host from different subnet bypass the network mask validation of destination host and communicate on layer 2?

I am aware that a host will always check the subnet of the destination node before the transmission in order known if it has to send it to the gatewey for different subnet. However, would it be ...
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CRC errors in DC, ruled out L1 issues

I have a very strange problem with links in one datacenter and I'm looking for some other solutions I haven't looked for yet. We have a network based on Cisco Nexus 3K and most of the core links ...
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Sending tagged traffic to untagged port?

What happens when an untagged port receives tagged frames, whether they are dropped or not !?. Say, A computer is connected to a switch on untagged port (as most would recommend). On it I have used ...
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Lost communication with automaton if a switch is used

We have an architecture like this : 2 supervision computers connected to an automaton that is connected to multiple PLC. When the computer is directly connected with the automaton, there are no ...
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Dynamic Link Aggregation Speeds [duplicate]

This might be a stupid and easy to answer question, but I can't seem to get a straight answer from anywhere. I have the following setup. Modem --> Router --> 8 port switch --> server I have ...
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MSTP: same VLANs in different regions

My network is in a state of migration from PVST to MSTP. The network has Cisco, Huawei and ZTE switches in the amount of 50 pieces and about 500 computers. In connection with this, questions arise ...
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How to communicate Different VLANs in Different Switches

I have 3 switches, 2 switches connected to 1 main switch. I have VLAN6, VLAN7, VLAN8 and VLAN9. VLAN6 has VLAN6-1 end device. VLAN7 has VLAN7-1 end device. VLAN8 has VLAN8-1 and VLAN8-2 end devices. ...
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How are packets ( received from the server ) sent to the host from the gateway ( which is present in the host network )?

If the host is receiving packets from a server, these packets have a destination IP address of the host and it is first received by the gateway present in the host network. Now the gateway checks the ...
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What is the effect of having too many bridges / routers between 2 devices?

I am building a network, with each node connected to each other using fiber media converters. They are actually a bridge with 2 ports: one Ethernet and one optical (or one single-mode and one multi-...
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Vlan Routing with ESXI and L3 Cisco Switch

Please, i need your help. I have read all the posts from the internet, but i don't know what is wrong. i want to ping from PC10 (portgroup in Vlan 10 with ip 1.1.10.200, GW 1.1.10.2) to the int vlan ...

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