To save space and reduce the amount of cabling in our data center, we are considering a migration to top of cabinet distribution layer for our servers.
Each cabinet houses 16 servers. Currently the servers are dual-homed on copper to a pair of 6509's, and also have ILO capability (16x3=48)
1) Reliability - I have seen only one field notice (corrected) for the 4900's. Are they solid? Anyone have experience with them?
2) Dual-homing the server Nic's (NFT Mode). Any brilliant ideas for doing this without using a pair of switches per cabinet?
Thank you, Mike.