Discover what it takes to build and manage Ethernet networks. This practical book covers a wide range of Ethernet technology, from basic Ethernet operation to network management, based on the authors’ years of experience in the field. You’ll learn the answers to common questions such as: What can I do to make sure that my Ethernet network works as well as possible? When do I need to upgrade to higher speed Ethernet and how do I do that? How do Ethernet switches work, and how can I use them to build larger networks? How can I manage the network, what problems should I be looking for, and how can I troubleshoot the system when problems arise?
This thoroughly revised second edition includes descriptions of the most widely used Ethernet media systems, including 10, 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a complete glossary of terms used throughout the book, and a resource list. If you want to build a scalable local area network (LAN) with Ethernet, this book is indeed the definitive guide.