Hardware switched?

VTP, Portfast, Spanning Tree and all the other switch related stuff.
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Hardware switched?

Post by Guest » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:36 pm


Hiwhat this Word Mean:traffic is Hardware switched?

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Re:Hardware switched?

Post by Guest » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:48 pm


Hi AliHardware switched means that there are dedicated ASIC's (Application Specfic Integrated Chips) that do the work. These chips are not like CPU's in your PC, they only do a few things but they do them very efficiently and very quickly.So for example to route a packet a router uses part of it's CPU to make the decisions etc, whereas a L3 switch has a dedicated chip that does this which takes the load of the main CPU.Hope this makes senseJon

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Re:Hardware switched?

Post by Guest » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:23 pm


asic - application-specific integrated *circuit*

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