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.
Course Overview [Autogenerated] Hi everyone. My name is Ross Fogerty's and welcome to my course STP and ether channel operation and configuration. I'm a network engineer with more than 20 years experience building and managing enterprise networks and teaching people about them, understanding how ethernet works in an enterprise environment is one of the most common skills required by a network engineer or a network technician. STP or spanning tree Protocol is a mandatory protocol required to prevent layer two networks from crashing and either channel will allow us to provide more bandwidth between devices when required. In this course we will learn about creating redundant layer two networks with spanning tree protocol and rapid spanning tree protocol will build redundant links between switches using either channel and understand how VLAN shrinking protocol works and also discovering why you might not want to use that protocol. By the end of this course, you will be able to design and implement a redundant layer two network that can converge in less than a second as well as increase the bandwidth between two switch uplinks using ether channel before beginning this course you should be familiar with Cisco catalyst switch, configuration eight oh 2.1 Q trunk operation and access port operation which can be learned in the previous videos in the CCN A learning path. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn to build layer two redundant networks with the STP and ether channel operation and configuration course at Pluralsight