No book is the sole effort its authors. This book is certainly no exception. We all would like to start by thanking our co-authors for helping us stick with the project.
The authors of this book would like to thank the following people (in no particular order) and places for their parts in helping to make this book happen:
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 acknowledge our Cisco Press editing team for their patience and not so gentle, but beneficial prodding: Alicia Buckley, Laurie McGuire, and Kathy Trace.