Recommended L2 switches for a new IXP
bedard.phil at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 02:37:35 UTC 2015
On 1/17/15, 7:15 PM, "Saku Ytti" <saku at ytti.fi> wrote:
>On (2015-01-17 12:02 +0100), Marian Ďurkovič wrote:
>> Our experience after 100 days of production is only the best - TRILL
>> is pretty straightforward and thanks to IS-IS it provides shortest-path
>> IP-like "routing" for L2 ethernet packets over any reasonable topology
>> out of the box (without the burden and cost implications of VPLS).
>I'm not sure what the burden refers to, but cost implications to me seem
>trident HW can do VPLS.
>From complexity POV, I don't expect much different development time to
>functioning control-plane to either.
>I'm not against Trill, I think Trill, and especially SPB-M are great, now
>just feel too little and 20 years too late. There was no particular
>SPB-M couldn't have existed 20 years ago in HW. But perhaps it's good it
>didn't, it might have made ethernet 'good enough', that selling MPLS might
>have been much more difficult.
I think in fairly short order both TRILL and 802.1AQ will be depercated in
place of VXLAN and using BGP EVPN as the control plane ala Juniper
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