i have 3 questions.
i read that the line rate is the speed of all ports sending traffic at the same time, full-duplex, at the maximum speed of the interface.
would that mean if i talk about the line-rate of a switch (e.g. 24 port switch gigabit) the line rate would be 48 Gbit?
or if i want to switch or route at line speed that the switch would at leat 48gbit of througput?
can someone explain the term "latency" in regards to networking. had a look on the internet but couldnt find helpful stuff.
i have read that e.g. nexus switche have a lower latency than e.g. catalyst switches, but still both can switch non-blocking.
i know that e.g voice traffic is latency dependent, but what does that mean?
i started studying for the ccnp and read the ccnp switch book from richard froom.
the book says that there are 5 - 6 parts of a enterprise network(campus, core, data center, internet edge, wan/branch and teleworker)
but then suddenly mentions the "client-enterprise edge appliations" . according to the book these applications use servers on the "enterprise edge".
is the "enterprise edge" interchangeable with "internet edge"?
thanks for any help!