Hi to all,
I wanted some help regarding the type of switches and routers to use in a network setup of mine (attached "setup1.gif" image), which makes use of per-packet load balancing. I wanted some help regarding 2 network traffic scenarios:
1) When traffic from Host 1 is to be load balanced in a per-packet manner onto PCs A, B, C and D!! What kind of switch should I use for Switch 1? Switches that incorporate some routing capabilities I presume but I'm not sure which will be the best (MLS switches??).
2) When Traffic from Host 2 is to be load balanced in a per-packet manner onto PCs A, B, C and D!! Here again, what kind of configuration should I use? I know that if the router were directly connected to switch 2, then 4 static routes on the router, with A, B, C and D as nexthop and ip load-sharing per-packet would do the trick. But does it still hold good when an additional switch is added here (in my case Switch 1)?
I'm unable to find convincing answers to my queries.. Any help will be great.