My company has ordered an ethernet point to point network for backups/disaster recovery;
Does anyone have any experience of setting this up? The supplier has suggested we use a layer 3 switch at each end, so in theory I believe we could plug the connection straight in and have an extension to our network. My boss however, doesnt want broadcast traffic running down this link, so am i right in thinking that you can setup a /30 network for an IP address on each end to stop broadcasts? This link is intended for purely backups so normal network traffic would not be traversing it. We already have an MPLS connection to connect to the same site and to other sites as well.
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You can treat this kind of connection pretty much like you would with any other LAN Ethernet connection. If you have a pair of routers and/or L3 switches, you can route across the link with a /30 (or possibly /31) or larger if you wanted.