Transit LAN vs. Individual LANs

Pete Templin petelists at templin.org
Sun Feb 26 13:53:40 UTC 2006


>> An argument could be made for individual VLANs to keep things like b- 
>> cast storms isolated.  But I think the additional complexity will  
>> cause more problems than it will solve.

> One must keep in mind that human error is the dominant cause of outages, 
> and since there's not likely to be backhoes running around in a data 
> center, IMHO the goal should be to remove as many ways as possible that 
> your coworkers can muck things up.

Individual PTP links means a muckup probably affects only two devices. 
Switched LANs means a muckup possibly affects all devices (on one of the 
LANs), and not all of them may detect the problem at the same time.

pt



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