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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How to display entire MAC address table on HP switches

I want to display the whole MAC address table without needing to press 'space' for the next page, so that if there are 50 entries in the table I'd be able to view them with a single command. I'm ...
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I have a single ethernet switch. Should I use spanning tree?

I have a single ethernet switch. Should I use spanning tree? If there is a redundant link, definitely need to enable STP. In a single switch, how is it possible to have a redundant link? Any other ...
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QoS for OSPF, VOICE and CRITICAL Traffic

I plan to implement the QoS policy below. The target is to garantee bandwidth to VOICE and CRITICAL traffic. It should be 1/3 for Voice and Video, 1/3 for Business Critical traffic, 1/3 for all the ...
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inconsistent bad mask error

in packet tracer i was assigning: 83.174.16.164 255.255.255.248 to 3560 switch which shouldn't throw an error of bad mask given that it is in the usable range: Address: 83.174.16.160 ...
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Brocade smooth reboot command

I am newbie regarding switches. I have Brocade ICX 7250 and 7450. I would like to know, what is the command for smooth reboot of switch. I do not want to unplug power cable and lost configuration. I ...
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reset DAX switch

I have been working on configuring a network switch from DAX networks for my under-grad project. The model is DX-5048gs to be precise. The previous user has lost the credential for accessing the ...
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Switch and mac address table

I thought that a switch learnt the mac addresses by the computers sending out packets. However when I configured 2 switches, and 2 pc's, 1 pc connected to 1 switch, the other pc connected to the other ...
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Textbook has different order of commands: login password password-value and also password password-value login Does the order matter?

Textbook has different order of commands: login password password-value and also password password-value login Does the order matter? Cisco switch
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Port security on a cisco switch - predefined source MAC address and maximum number of MAC addresses

With port security on a Cisco switch, if you configure 1 source MAC address, does that also set the maximum MAC addresses to only one?
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Right Cisco switch for iSCSI SAN network

I'm trying to revive this old HP P4500 Lefthand SAN and recover some data from it. There was a pair of Cisco switches configured for the SAN traffic. Those are no longer there. All I have access to ...
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Tracking on a Switch

Is there a way to track on a Cisco Switch (WS-C2960-24TT-L, IOS 12.2(25r)SEE) on interface states? I would like if an interface failed, for another to fail with it (err-disable, shutdown, whichever)....
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Which parts cost most of CPU and Memory resources in Router or Switch

I'm a new guy of enterprise network traffic optimization. I'm very curious why the enterprise Router or Switch so expensive. As in my mind the Router just look up route table (I guess it should be a ...
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Can Layer-2 Switch deal with different Segmented IP

I have the following question confused, we suppose: in my lab I have 10 linux servers and one layer-2 switch, I tried to separate them to 5 groups: Group one: 10.1.1.0/24 include server1(10.1.1.2),...
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Understanding hubs and switches

Newbie here. I'm trying to understand how hubs and switches work. I read that hubs only forwards to all ports but a switch only forwards to the port it needs to. So, If I connect 3 computers to the ...
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Broadcast domains switches

If I connect 3 computers to the same switch and used one of the PC's to ping another PC on the switch will this cause a broadcast domain as they are connected to the same switch?
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One Fiber Optic Line 24 Cores for Multiple Services Transmission

Hello we have a construction project for building a compound of 50+ villas. The aim is build and connect the villas all together transmitting all services through the fiber optic. The services ...
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Mgmt Vlan vs other SVI s

Think of a layer 3 switch. Assume that we have a management vlan and a mgmt vlan interface. And we have other svi's on the switch. The question is this. I know that mgmt vlan is for telnet/ssh, simply ...
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How to connect a switch with a router via another switch?

ROUTER CONFIG Router#sh run Building configuration... Current configuration : 769 bytes ! version 12.4 no service timestamps log datetime msec no service timestamps debug datetime msec no service ...
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What are reasons to configure a Voice VLAN using the Auxillary VLAN feature instead of a Trunk + Native vLAN

Imagine this topology: [PC] ------- [VOIP Phone] ------- [eth0/0 on a Switch] And this configuration on the switch: vlan 22 name DATA vlan 33 name VOICE There are two ways to have both the PC'...
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Finding the IP address of a Cisco 3750G

Hello i have a Cisco 3750G switch and i need to find the IP address and I dont have a serial cable, so I need the IP address to login into the web-interface. Does it need to be connected to a network? ...
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Stack network power transfer

i have 2 cisco catalyst 3750G's, and a stack cable a have a question about the stack does is transfer power so do i only need 1 power cable or 2 and is there a way to reset the password without a ...
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How does ARP work on multilayer (Cisco) switches

I'm going to develop an example scenario here: There is a computer that is connected to an interface on the switch that has been assigned VLAN2 and another computer on an interface that has been ...
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Private IP vs MAC

What I know is that when we connect to another IP, our Public IP gets shared to the outside world, and when they address us they use our Public IP (gateway), and then the gateway directs the ...
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HSRP limitations on Catalyst 3560

I have read all of the documentation so many times that I put myself into a headspin. Now the sentences I read don't make any sense. What exactly is the HSRP limitation on Cisco Catalyst 3560 ...
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How can I configure link aggregation/bonded LAN for my simple Ubuntu router build? [closed]

I'm spinning out on this one...! Someone please help! I followed this fab tutorial below to make my own Ubuntu based router: How to build a simple router Ubuntu Server 18.04 Which works great using ...
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LANs with no router,just a switch(or hub)

Can a LAN be implemented just with a switch? If so,how is the communication completed?just by MAC addresses? When sending a frame from the source to the destination,and inbetween there is a switch,...
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Cisco ARP cache rewrites?

I know that the Cisco's default ARP entry expiration is 240 minutes, however how does the ARP table mechanism work when a different MAC address is seen using the same IP? In other words, if I move ...
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Bridge 2 VLANs using layer 2 device

This is a screenshot from a Cisco book. It says that 2 VLANs can be bridged using some L2 device also. As far as I know it is possible only by using some L3 device. Can someone please explain it how 2 ...
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Network Redundancy with LACP Trunking

I would like to set up a redundant link between two switches. I have four ports available to accomplish this. Scenario A: Switch 1 has ports 1+2 trunked together via LACP. They are plugged into ...
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missing Packet tracer physical Tab

hello I am using packet tracer for a while.I use in my college computer. but recently I installed in my pc. when ever I try to add extra ports in my rouer or switch the physical tab is missing
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Nexus 3172T MTU

I am attempting to set the L3 mtu on a Nexus port. The mtu option is only available if I set "no switchport" which then prevents me configuring VLAN related settings. Am I missing something obvious? ...
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Junos how to execute a lot of repetitive commands?

In my Juniper qfx Switch, I want to execute many commands such as bellow: set vlans vlan77 vlan-id 77 set vlans vlan77 l3-interface irb.77 set vlans vlan78 vlan-id 78 set vlans vlan78 l3-interface ...
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Physical labeling of switches and patch bays

This has to do with the physical install of network equipment, if there is a better place to ask please let me know. How do you physically label your switches and patch panels? I'm having trouble ...
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will wireless devices' MAC address be saved on layer 2 switch?

So I know that basically switches work like this (assuming 2 PCs are connected via Ethernet port) - the switch will store the mapping of the 2 PCs' MAC address and the switch ports in which they ...
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The Egress to switch port is direction a or direction b?

I have a doubt about the switch port Egress direction and Ingress direction. you see the upper have Egress rate limit. I want to know the Egress to switch port is direction a or direction b?
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Login local , login synchronous

I dont understand what those two comands mean when im enabling ssh on Vty-line. Can someone please explaim me please whatthose comand do and why i need to use them?
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I limit the port INGRESS but get packet loss

I use the limit speed method to limit the Juniper Switch port EGRESS and INGRESS speed. but after I added the INGRESS filter to my port, there will loss packets on the switch every port. anybody ...
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What does the speed of Network Switch actually mean?

Network switches usually come in speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps, and that's all fine and dandy, then I got thinking.. Suppose I have an 8 port 1000 Mbps switch, each port connected to a client. If a ...
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Switch 2960, Router 2901, Layer 3 switch 3560 manual reboot query

I'm learning networking. I had however a doubt is there a way to manually reboot the above switches and routers besides the command line? By maybe unplugging and plugging the equipment quickly or a ...
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Ability to monitor all broadcast domains

Example: Network of company A has 5 VLANs: Accounting, IT, Guests, Servers, Board. All VLANs has DHCP servers enabled in their own VLANs. I am monitoring a single VLAN for DHCP packets by connecting ...
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How cable connects to server if routers and switches are virtualized

Looking here for an example, I see: Spine Device Interface Summary As previously stated, the validated design includes up to 4 spine devices and up to 96 leaf devices that are interconnected by ...
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If all corporate (large scale) networks need switches

In learning about networking, I am wondering if switches are required for large-scale networks, or if there are alternatives to them that solve the same or similar problems they do.
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If physical switches are necessary in a SDN

Exploring how to implement a Software Defined Network and here it explains that an SDN switch is only dealing with the data layer. But then: Do We Need Special SDN Switches for SDN Networking? ...
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Partitioning between VLAN in a Trunk switch architecture

Supposing we have a Trunk switch architecture with multiple VLAN as shown below : A computer that belongs to the VLAN1 on the first switch (from the left) will be able to communicate with the VLAN1 ...
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How to keep the VRRP failover mechanism?

referring to the diagram below, we have 2 VLAN's for voice, primary route for VLAN1 (red) is the left side, and VLAN2 (green) is the right. As it stands we have a nice easy setup, where VRRP kicks ...
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Why doesn't Ethernet protocol support switch fabric topology?

While learning about Fibre Channel and SAN, I found the following information on IBM Knowledge Center: A switched fabric is a fibre channel topology in which individual node ports are ...
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Cisco/Meraki switch SFP compatibility and dual link

Our company wants to connect two different floors together about 150-200 feet apart. I was thinking fiber would be the best option for this but I don't have much experience so I would like to see if ...
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Switch cannot ping server

My switch won't ping my server. Both are directly connected with each other, and are in vlan 666. When I initiate a ping from my switch to my server, the switch sends ARP requests. Then the server ...
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QOS police vs bandwidth - is this configuration wrong?

I understand bandwidth in QOS is use to guarantee a minimum bandwidth I understand police in QOS is to set a limit to the maximum bandwidth. class test_out police **1608000** 50000 100000 conform-...
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How to connect a special device in a network

I have a question which is puzzling me. I have a couple of custom electronic devices (are identical, one is a master and the other is a slave) which implement only up to level 2 of the ISO/OSI layer, ...