Thousands of hosts on a gigabit LAN, maybe not
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Fri May 8 20:28:06 UTC 2015
On 05/08/2015 04:17 PM, Niels Bakker wrote:
> * lists.nanog at monmotha.net (Brandon Martin) [Fri 08 May 2015, 21:42 CEST]:
>>  Purely as an example, you can cram 3x Brocade MLX-16 chassis into
>> a 42U rack (with 0RU to spare). That gives you 48 slots for line cards.
> You really can't. Cables need to come from the top, not from the sides,
> or they'll block the path of other linecards.
Hum, good point. "Cram" may not be a strong enough term :) It'd work
on the horizontal slot chassis types (4/8 slot), but not the vertical
You might be able to make it fit if you didn't care about
maintainability, I guess. There's some room to maneuver if you don't
care about being able to get the power supplies out, too. I don't
recommend this approach... Those MRJ21 cables are not easy to work with
as it is.
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