The following scenarios and questions are designed to draw together the content of the chapter and to exercise your understanding of the concepts. There is not necessarily a right answer. The thought process and practice in manipulating the concepts is the goal of this section. The answers to the scenario questions are found at the end of this chapter.
A new network administrator recently joined the company and has found little documentation for the network. On drawing the topology of the network, the administrator has found a surprising configuration of a virtual link. Luckily, the administrator has come across such configurations in his previous job and understands their purpose.
After studying the figure provided, answer the following question.
Explain the purpose of the virtual link in Figure 8-5.
Figure 8-5. Network Diagram 1 for Scenario 8-1
The following figure shows the network of another company for which the administrator worked previously. Examine the figure and answer the questions.
Does the topology map in Figure 8-6 show a valid design?