Components of Cisco Router and Switch

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Components of Cisco Router and Switch:

Random Access Memory (RAM):  • Stores routing tables• Holds ARP cache

• Holds fast-switching cache

• Performs packet buffering as shared RAM

• Maintains packet-hold queues

• Provides temporary memory for the configuration file of a router while the router is powered on

• Loses content when a router is powered down or restarted

Nonvolatile Random AccessMemory (NVRAM): • Provides storage for the startup configuration file•

Retains content when a router is powered down or restarted

Flash Memory (Flash): • Holds the IOS image

• Allows software to be updated without removing and replacing chips on the processor• Retains content when a router is powered down or restarted• Can store multiple versions of IOS software

• Is a type of electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM)

Read Only Memory (ROM): Maintains instructions for power…

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