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New Training: Implement Cisco Meraki Switches

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 10, 2021

In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson covers the Cisco Meraki switch offerings. Learn how to manage Meraki switches from the dashboard and how to perform basic switch configuration. Watch this new Cisco training.

Watch the full course: Cisco Meraki Networks

This training includes:

  • 7 videos

  • 26 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Layer 2 in the Cloud

  • Meraki Switch Routing and DHCP Design Considerations

  • InterVLAN Routing and DHCP

  • Configuring Switch Ports

  • Configuring Aggregate and Mirrored Ports

  • Other Switch Settings

  • Summarizing Meraki Switch Configuration

How Do Meraki MS Switches Differ from Traditional Switches?

The Cisco Meraki MS switch is an industry-first switch that can be configured through a cloud-native switch management and configuration platform. This cloud-native platform allows users to configure thousands of ports instantly, monitor all network traffic, and configuring physical hardware on the fly all through the single pane-of-glass management platform provided by Cisco Meraki. This centralized switch approach allows for higher degrees of access control as a Maeraki admin can configure unique access control at the software layer through this cloud-native platform.

Meraki supports layer 3 style switching where packets are sent to a specific next-hop IP address rather than sent to a specific switch power based on the MAC address. Layer 2 switch routing required information about the destination MAC address, resolved through an Address Resolution Protocol or (ARP). By using Cisco's Meraki MS Switch, organizations can gain incredible functionality and control over their layer 3 routing layer; all configured seamlessly from the cloud.

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