Layer 2 vs. Layer 3 to TOR

Kinkie gkinkie at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 08:04:28 CST 2009


On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 9:40 PM, Bulger, Tim <Tim_Bulger at polk.com> wrote:
> If you use stackable switches, you can stack across cabinets (up to 3 with 1 meter Cisco 3750 Stackwise), and uplink on the ends.  It's a pretty solid layout if you plan your port needs properly based on NIC density and cabinet size, plus you can cable cleanly to an adjacent cabinet's switch if necessary.



Juniper claims their switches can do clustering using ethernet
cabling, yet a cluster behaves as a single-system-image
configuration-wise. Should allow for very flexible cabling and
operations-wise for TOR switches. I have never tried it however.

  /Kinkie




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