No book is the sole effort its authors. This book is
The authors of this book would like to thank the following people (in no particular order) and places for their
Technical contributors from Cisco Systems: Billie Ansell, Joel Dinkin, Srinivas Narayan, Anand Narwani, Dean Rogers, and Kris Thompson.
Cisco Systems contributors to the switch management paper, out of which this book and team of authors grew: Gerard Berthet, Mark Marsula, Dean McDaniel, Barbara Retzlaff, Johnnie Salim, and David Stiff.
We'd also like to thank:
Finally, last, but not least, we'd like to
— First, to my beautiful wife Christine and
— I would like to
— I'd personally like to thank first and foremost my family: my wife Terri, and my children Lauren and Evan. They were very supportive of me and gave me the time, especially on weekends, to work on this book and to achieve this personal goal of mine. I'd also like to thank my manager at Cisco, Drew Powell, for giving me the time during the week to work on my chapters,
— I want to give my heartfelt thanks to my family—my wife Catherine and my two sons Julian and Samuel—for
— I want to thank my family from the bottom of my heart for the sacrifices they made on