An evaluation of Access Tier local area network switches.

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This reports tabulates the Test and Evaluation results of the Access Class Switch tests conducted by members of Department 9336. About 15 switches were reviewed for use in the enterprise network as access tier switches as defined in a three tier architecture. The Access Switch Tier has several functions including: aggregate customer desktop ports, preserve and apply QoS tags, provide switched LAN access, provide VLAN assignment, as well as others. The typical switch size is 48 or less user ports. The evaluation team reviewed network switch evaluation reports from the Tolly Group as well as other sources. We then used ... continued below

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Eldridge, John M. & Olsberg, Ronald R. June 1, 2004.

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This reports tabulates the Test and Evaluation results of the Access Class Switch tests conducted by members of Department 9336. About 15 switches were reviewed for use in the enterprise network as access tier switches as defined in a three tier architecture. The Access Switch Tier has several functions including: aggregate customer desktop ports, preserve and apply QoS tags, provide switched LAN access, provide VLAN assignment, as well as others. The typical switch size is 48 or less user ports. The evaluation team reviewed network switch evaluation reports from the Tolly Group as well as other sources. We then used these reports as a starting point to identify particular switches for evaluation. In general we reviewed the products of dominant equipment manufacturers. Also, based on architectural design requirements, the majority of the switches tested were of relatively small monolithic unit variety.

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  • Report No.: SAND2004-2654
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/919188 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 919188
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc885595

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Eldridge, John M. & Olsberg, Ronald R. An evaluation of Access Tier local area network switches., report, June 1, 2004; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc885595/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.