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Ethernet: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition

Get up to speed on the latest Ethernet capabilities for building and maintaining networks for everything from homes and offices to data centers and server machine rooms. This thoroughly revised, comprehensive guide covers a wide range of Ethernet technologies, from basic operation to network management, based on the authors’ many years of field experience.

When should you upgrade to higher speed Ethernet? How do you use switches to build larger networks? How do you troubleshoot the system? This book provides the answers. If you’re looking to build a scalable network with Ethernet to satisfy greater bandwidth and market requirements, this book is indeed the definitive guide.

  • Examine the most widely used media systems, as well as advanced 40 and 100 gigabit Ethernet
  • Learn about Ethernet’s four basic elements and the IEEE standards
  • Explore full-duplex Ethernet, Power over Ethernet, and Energy Efficient Ethernet
  • Understand structured cabling systems and the components you need to build your Ethernet system
  • Use Ethernet switches to expand and improve network design
  • Delve into Ethernet performance, from specific channels to the entire network
  • Get troubleshooting techniques for problems common to twisted-pair and fiber optic systems

Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction to Ethernet
Chapter 1. The Evolution of Ethernet
Chapter 2. IEEE Ethernet Standards
Chapter 3. The Ethernet System
Chapter 4. The Ethernet Frame and Full-Duplex Mode
Chapter 5. Auto-Negotiation
Chapter 6. Power Over Ethernet

Part II: Ethernet Media Systems
Chapter 7. Ethernet Media Signaling and Energy Efficient Ethernet
Chapter 8. 10 Mb/s Ethernet
Chapter 9. 100 Mb/s Ethernet
Chapter 10. Gigabit Ethernet
Chapter 11. 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Chapter 12. 40 Gigabit Ethernet
Chapter 13. 100 Gigabit Ethernet
Chapter 14. 400 Gigabit Ethernet

Part III: Building an Ethernet System
Chapter 15. Structured Cabling
Chapter 16. Twisted-Pair Cables and Connectors
Chapter 17. Fiber Optic Cables and Connectors

Part IV: Ethernet Switches and Network Design
Chapter 18. Ethernet Switches
Chapter 19. Network Design with Ethernet Switches

Part V. Performance and Troubleshooting
Chapter 20. Ethernet Performance
Chapter 21. Network Troubleshooting

Part VI: Appendixes
Appendix A. Resources
Appendix B. Half-Duplex Operation with CSMA/CD
Appendix C. External Transceivers

Book Details

  • Paperback: 446 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 2nd Edition (March 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449361846
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449361846
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