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Network management

The Auvik Network Device Buyer’s Guide

Buying the right network devices is an essential part of network design, and can have an impact throughout the network lifecycle. Get it right, and your network is high-performing, easy to troubleshoot, and reliable. Get it wrong, and downtime,…

Ryan LaFlammeJun 28, 2022
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Switches

Layer 2 vs Layer 3 Network Switches: What’s the Difference?

What's the difference between Layer 2 and Layer 3 network switches and how critical are they to a properly functioning network?

Steve PetryschukFeb 18, 2022
NVDR Report
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Switches

The No Sweat Guide to Effective Switch Management

Switches are a critical network link & switch management is an important job. Learn how to choose a good location, design an uplink, &…

Ethan BanksJan 28, 2022
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Network management

Will Layer 3 Switches Give Routers the Boot?

A Layer 3 switch combines the capabilities of a Layer 2 switch and a router in one device. Does this mean the death of the router is…

Steve PetryschukJan 28, 2022
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Switches

The Auvik Guide to Basic Switch Configuration

Setting up a network switch on your own can seem like a daunting task. Use this handy guide to get your switch configuration up and…

Lawrence PopaAug 24, 2021
O’Reilly Report
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Firewalls

What Are the Types of Network Devices?

Understanding the types of network devices is vital to effective network management. Here, we take a look at 11 common network devices.

Steve PetryschukFeb 17, 2021
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Network management

3 Switch Features You Should Never Change

In a handful of recent incidents, I helped clients troubleshoot network problems. The errors turned out to be switch features that were…

Kevin DooleyJan 9, 2018