Which characteristic would most influence a network design engineer to select a multilayer switch over a Layer 2 switch?

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Which characteristic would most influence a network design engineer to select a multilayer switch over a Layer 2 switch?

  • ability to have multiple forwarding paths through the switched network based on VLAN number(s)
  • ability to build a routing table
  • ability to provide power to directly-attached devices and the switch itself
  • ability to aggregate multiple ports for maximum data throughput

Explanation: Multilayer switches, also known as Layer 3 switches, can route and build a routing table. This capability is required in a multi-VLAN network and would influence the network designer to select a multilayer switch. The other options are features also available on Layer 2 switches, so they would not influence the decision to select a multilayer switch.

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