Before you start a Cisco Catalyst switch, the physical installation must meet operational conditions. After the switch is turned on and startup is complete, the initial software settings can be configured. Verifying that the switch startup has been completed without error is the first step in deploying a Catalyst switch. The switch must start successfully and have a default configuration to operate on the network. This course presents an overview of switch installation and describes how to verify the initial operation and configuration. The course also describes different Ethernet media options (copper and fiber), which are presented together with a description of the most common connectors and cable types.
Ethernet frame structure is introduced, and important fields are described. MAC addresses and their function are introduced. To complete the course, switch frame processing operations are described, duplex options, collision domains are explained, and configuration examples for duplex settings are introduced.Learning Objectives
- Sequence the steps in the physical Cisco Catalyst startup process
- Recognize how to connect to a console port
- Distinguish between switch configuration modes
- Recognize how to manage and access a switch remotely
- Recognize the switch show commands that are used to verify the initial switch operation
- Not Applicable