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how to recognise both core switch and distribution switch in the information details of the products? i have checked in the websites of the manufactory making switches, like 3com, but i cant find any info related to core switch and distribution switch.

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Core, distribution, and access switches are mostly conceptual. One switch might be an access switch for one company and a core switch for another. The manufacturers will MARKET different switches different ways based on their overall ability to either tightly/cheaply bundle user ports, or their ability to move massive amounts of traffic quickly.

Switching can be a VERY deep rabbit hole, let us know how deep you want to go.

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so, a switch can be a core switch or distribution switch simultaneously. if i want to make a core switch to centralize servers or other distribution switches, some settings is required to make the switch become a core switch, isn't it?

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Core switch is a concept, like the OSI model. There are certain settings that will normally be associated with core switches.

If you could spend a little time on Cisco's website pages like this might be helpful http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns340/ns394/ns147/ns17/networking_solutions_package.html but some time with a CCDA study guide might be more directly helpful.

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thank you very much for your help! it will be very helpful for my network design.

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Core switch is a concept, like the OSI model. There are certain settings that will normally be associated with core switches.

If you could spend a little time on Cisco's website pages like this might be helpful http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns340/ns394/ns147/ns17/networking_solutions_package.html but some time with a CCDA study guide might be more directly helpful.

thanks a zillion...that really helped...!

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actually these things are not conceptual anymore. to those who can read this in YEAR 2013. you know what to do! LOL

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