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Understanding the features and limitations of any Cisco Catalyst switch is critical in effectively deploying the switch in a multilayer switched network. Cisco Systems, Inc., has introduced many families of switches through the past years, from the Catalyst 5500 to the more recent Catalyst 4500 and 6500 families of switches. Each of these switches is designed for different functions in the multilayer switched network. For example, Catalyst 2960 switches are primarily designed for the Building Access submodule, whereas Catalyst 6500 switches ...