Networking is the foundation of any multisystem solution and this document provides you with the tools to enable a successful implementation. The features that are available on the Lenovo Networking switches can be overwhelming at first; however, you can construct it easily if the configuration is broken down into its basic building blocks.
Each chapter in this book focuses on the key areas of the switch configuration, starting with the network design and proceeding through the network layer features, security, and server integration. Details are provided about how to configure the switch and to assure that it is functioning properly. This publication does not provide a complete description of every switch feature but instead focuses on the topics that are generally considered key to a successful implementation.
This publication is targeted towards technical professionals (networking team, consultants, technical support staff, and IT specialists) who are responsible for supporting the integration of systems into new and existing networks.
Note: Updated versions of some of the chapters of this book have been published as separate papers:
- Chapter 2: Lenovo Networking Best Practices for CNOS: Network Design and Topologies
- Chapter 3: Lenovo Networking Best Practices: Transceivers, Cables and Media
- Chapter 4: Lenovo Networking Best Practices for CNOS: Layer 2 Design and Configuration
- Chapter 5: Lenovo Networking Best Practices for CNOS: Layer 3 Technology
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Network design and topologies
Chapter 3. Layer 1 technologies
Chapter 4. Layer 2 technologies
Chapter 5. Layer 3 technologies
Chapter 6. Securing access to the switch
Chapter 7. Operation and management
Chapter 8. Converged networking
Chapter 9. Integrating with hosts