L3 engine and L3 forwarding engine are the same thing. They are talking about routing. L3 means routing.
Control plane refers to a conceptual area where routers and L3 switches perform the information exchanges that inform their routing protocol databases, route tables and forward information databases. So, when two routers exchange routing information as they converge, they are said to be active on the control plane.
Forwarding plane is another term for data plane. It, too, is a conceptual area, but it refers to the area in which devices exchange user traffic between themselves.
For example, because of CEF and a feature known as NSF (non-stop forwarding), a switch supervisor in a L3 switch can be in the process of rebuilding its route table in the control plane, while using the pre-failure CEF table that was created to continue forwarding traffic on the data plane, ie forwarding plane.
Fast switching is a method by which Cisco routers cache active data flows between end users. So, instead of constantly doing a route lookup to find the next hop for a packets destination network, it will consult with the fast switching cache and look for the flow. The problem with this is that it can use up a lot of memeory and kill the router's CPU.
We are pleased to announce availability of Beta software for 16.6.3.
16.6.3 will be the second rebuild on the 16.6 release train targeted
towards Catalyst 9500/9400/9300/3850/3650 switching platforms. We are
looking for early feedback from customers befor...
Introduction Featured Speakers Luis Espejel is the Telecommunications
Manager of IENova, an Oil & Gas company. Currently he works with Cisco
IOS® and Cisco IOS XE platforms, and NX to some extent. He has also
worked as a Senior Engineer with the Routing P...
In this session you can learn more about Layer 3 multicast and the best
practices to identify possible threats and take security measures. It
provides an overview of basic multicast, the best security practices for
use of this technology, and recommendati...