Tech Corner / Cisco Switches

How to Configure a Cisco Virtual Switching System

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What Is a Virtual Switching System? A Virtual Switching System (VSS) is a Cisco proprietary technology that interconnects two physical switches and logically makes them one switch with interconnected control and management planes. This architecture simplifies the design process and re …

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Your Ultimate Inter-VLAN Routing Configuration Guide for Cisco

In a Layer 2 switched environment, VLANs separate devices into different collision domains and Layer 3 subnets. Devices in the same VLAN can communicate without any routing, and devices in different VLANs require routing to communicate with each other. L2 switches require an L3 routin …

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Fortinet FortiSwitch Overview and Comparison With Cisco 2960X

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The world is rapidly changing. The demands of everywhere mobility, evolving IoT, cloud adoption, and rapidly advancing security threats make IT managers rethink how their networks are designed and implemented. Much like IT managers having to rethink their networks, OEMs are doing thei …

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The Highly Scalable Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Chassis Switch

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Chassis Switch technical information

Cisco announces the Catalyst 9300 Series Chassis Switch as the new generation fixed access Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Non-PoE switch built for security, IoT, and the cloud. In this article, we will find out the inside scoop on the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches.

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Comparing the 2960-XR & 3850 Switches to Step Up Your Network Capacity

We often have clients come to us looking for a Cisco Catalyst 2960XR switch, fully knowing it fits their network requirements. They’ve done their research, they’ve come to a solid understanding of how to fit their needs, and the end product is even in their budget! We love it when the …

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Comparing the Cisco 3560, 3850, and 9300 Switches

Cisco Services enables the improvement of network performance and the achievement of infrastructure excellence faster with less risk. Our services for the Cisco Catalyst 9000 series provide expert guidance to help you successfully plan, deploy, manage, and support your new switches. W …

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Advance Top-of-Rack Deployment with Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

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Get the latest in next-generation switching innovation with Cisco Nexus switches.  These state-of-the-art switches enable efficient virtualization, high-performance computing, and a unified fabric. By integrating the Cisco Nexus switches into your network infrastructure, Cisco Nexus S …

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CONFIGURATION GUIDE: Routing Between VLANs

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We can configure this routing between VLANs in almost every Cisco layer 2 and 3 switches, Like 2960, 3560 etc. Catalyst 6500 and 6000 Series that also run Cisco IOS  support basic Inter VLAN routing features in all their supported IOS versions. Before you attempt this configuration on …

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