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Cisco Networks: Engineers’ Handbook of Routing, Switching, and Security with IOS, NX-OS, and ASA by Noel Rivera, Richard Bedwell, William Wilson, Chris Carthern

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CHAPTER 7

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VLANs, Trunking, VTP, and MSTP

This chapter explores the configuration of Virtual Logical Networks (VLANs), trunking between switches, routing between VLANs, VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) configuration, and Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) configuration. The exercises at the end of the chapter reinforce what is covered.

Virtual Logical Network (VLAN)

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