This is the first in a series of posts on Spanning tree, in this post I will be describing the need for Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) in modern LAN environments. I will be concentrating on the main topics covered in the CCNA ICND 2 exam. Continue reading CCNA ICND 2: Spanning Tree Protocol Introduction
Well its a new year and that means New Year resolutions and that its time I get off my butt and finish my CCNA. I will be writing my ICND 2 exam at the end of January so expect quite a few
posts on the topics covered in the ICND 2.
The first of these topics is a review of how a switch forwards a frame through the network. This is one of the fundamental topics covered in the ICND 1 exam, however if you do not have a clear understanding of the logic then you will find the topics covered in the ICND 2 exam, and in everyday trouble shooting, very difficult to grasp. Continue reading CCNA ICND 2: How a switch forwards frames
Every device that wants to communicate on a network requires an IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS server details. There are two methods to configure an IP address information on a Host:
- Statically (manually), this is typically reserved for mission critical servers and network devices (routers and switches).
- Dynamically, this is typically used for hosts that do not care if their IP changes periodically.