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Reflection Sheet on Basic Switch Configuration – Carter Sheehan

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Addressing Table
Device Interface IP Address Subnet Mask
ASw-1 VLAN 1 128.107.20.10 255.255.255.0
ASw-2 VLAN 1 128.107.20.15 255.255.255.0
User-01 NIC 128.107.20.25 255.255.255.0
User-02 NIC 128.107.20.30 255.255.255.0
Objectives
 Configure hostnames and IP addresses on two Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS)
switches using the command-line interface (CLI).
 Use Cisco IOS commands to specify or limit access to the device configurations.
 Use IOS commands to save the running configuration.
 Configure two host devices with IP addresses.
 Verify connectivity between the two PC end devices.
Scenario
As a recently hired LAN technician, your network manager has asked you to demonstrate your ability
to configure a small LAN. Your tasks include configuring initial settings on two switches using the
Cisco IOS and configuring IP address parameters on host devices to provide end-to-end connectivity.
You are to use two switches and two hosts/PCs on a cabled and powered network.



Reflection Sheet on Basic Switch Configuration – Carter Sheehan

What I did:
In this lab I completed a basic switch configuration including two switches and two PCs. The two PCs
were configured with IP addresses and subnet masks. The two switches were configured with a host
name, an IP address for the VLAN 1 virtual management interface, as well as other basic configuration
perimeters such as passwords to limit access to the device.

Problems:
The only problem I encountered was when I was configuring the IP address of one of the two PCs and
found that the PC was configured to be on another network. This was an issue because without being on
the correct network, that PC could not communicate with any other host directly connected to it.

What I learned:
This lab tested my knowledge of a basic switch and PC configuration. Throughout this chapter I learned
and recorded in my engineering journal many new Cisco CLI commands. Specifically, I learned how to
name the switch, set encrypted passwords, and configure a message banner. I learned that a layer two
switch can be configured with an IP address for remote management purposes. Additionally, I learned
like all interfaces, the VLAN 1 interface is in an off state until turned on by using the no shutdown
command. Lastly, I learned how to save a configuration from RAM to NVRAM. As noted in the graphic
above, I scored a 100/100 on this lab.