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NOC to Network Engineering Working in a NOC styled position is what I was used to for the previous 2 years, as well as 2 years on a help desk. A Network call/ticket comes in, I solve said issue either on the phone or shortly after, and it's done. Quick and simple. This is not the case with Engineering. I…

Layer 2 Etherchannels, like any protocol, have their pro's and con's. Using layer 2 extends Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) over the Etherchannel, which can have adverse effects if you're not careful. Take for example the following topology crudely drawn in paint. SW1 is the STP  root bridge because it has the lowest bridge ID priority, so ports fa0/1 - 3 are designated…

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