STP and EtherChannel Operation and Configuration

by Ross Bagurdes

Providing redundant layer 2 networks is important in order to provide a resilient and reliable network. This course will show you how to do that.

What you'll learn

Understanding how Ethernet works in an enterprise environment is one of the most common skills required by a network engineer. In this course, STP and EtherChannel Operation and Configuration, you will learn about creating redundant layer 2 networks with spanning tree protocol. First, you will explore rapid spanning tree protocol. Next, you will discover building redundant links between switches using EtherChannel, understanding how VLAN trunking protocol works. Finally, you will wrap up by examining switch stacking with Cisco's stackwise technology. By the end of this course, you will be able to design implement redundant layer 2 networks that can converge in less than a second, as well as increase the bandwidth between switch uplinks using EtherChannel.

About the author

Ross has had a diverse career. He has a Structural Engineering degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering, but gave up the career shortly after graduating from college. Beginning in 1997, Ross began officially working in IT, implementing and supporting a paperless work order system for a Natural Gas Utility in Illinois. Since then, Ross has spent his years teaching and managing data networks. Ross spent 7 years at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, supporting and managing the large ... more

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