Posts Tagged ‘Cisco IOS’

Default Port and VLAN Configuration/Behavior on Cisco IOS switches

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

In this short lab, I use two Cisco Catalyst 3550 switches [IOS 12.2(44)SE6] to demonstrate the default port and VLAN behavior on a Cisco switch running IOS. Below is the network diagram for this lab. (more…)

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Gratuitous ARP and Basics of Connecting a Cisco IOS Switch with a Cisco CatOS Switch

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Cisco Catalyst C4003

Cisco Catalyst C4003

Some of you may have an old Cisco Catalyst switch laying around that you may want to put to use. CatOS is the old Cisco operating system for Catalyst switches that predates IOS; it can still be found on some of the old Catalyst switches which are now End of Life (EOL). In this lab I connect a Cisco Catalyst 3548-XL (Model WS-C3548-XL-EN) [IOS 12.0(5)WC13] with a Cisco Catalyst 4003 chassis (Model WS-C4003) [CatOS 5.5(20)] to demonstrate basic configuration and switching between the two. Gratuitous ARP is also discussed and demonstrated in this lab. The setup is as shown in the below lab diagram. (more…)

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OSPF Explained and Useful Troubleshooting Commands

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) is an open standard link-state routing protocol that supports multiple equal-cost routes to the same destination (four by default). OSPF constructs a shortest path tree and then updates the routing table with the best paths. In this blog I I will be explaining OSPF in the context of OSPF on Cisco routers, so I will be using Cisco IOS command syntax. For some of the commands I have included screenshots from a Cisco 2621XM [IOS 12.3(16a)] router. (more…)

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