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Cisco® Networking All-in-One For Dummies® by Edward Tetz

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Chapter 5: Getting into the Cisco Internetwork Operating System

In This Chapter

check.png Navigating the operational modes like a pro

check.png Connecting your devices

check.png Managing the IOS image and the boot process

Although each type of Cisco product (such as switches, routers, or firewalls) has its own way of doing things, you see some common features or functions across much of the product line, such as assigning an Internet Protocol (IP) address to the device. Even within a product line, you may see a difference between specific devices, such as configuration commands between high-end and low-end switches.

Although several differences exist between some products, this chapter focuses on the items that are common across most of the enterprise-level devices. Here I show you the core features of the Internetwork Operating System (IOS) and how to make management connections to most Cisco devices.

remember.eps As you move through the rest of this book (specifically Book III onward), you put this information to work in managing your Cisco devices.

This chapter starts pretty easily, but as with most work in the networking ...

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