How many servers in your farm, and what sort of connectivity requirements do they have?
THat should tell you how much backplane capacity you need.
Why do you not want a chassis? Your investment is protected, as you can simply upgrade the line cards when you need to. Whereas a fixed module configuration, if your server farm grows, you need to purchase a new switch.
It really depends on how many servers you plan on putting on the switch etc .. Most of the newer switches will handle all but he heaviest loads . Your choke points will always be your uplinks which you usually only have one or 2 and everybody feeds into the thru those . Use the highest speed uplinks that you can in this environment .
[toc:faq]The ProblemOn traditional switches whenever we have a trunk
interface we use the VLAN tag to demultiplex the VLANs. The switch needs
to determine which MAC Address table to look in for a forwarding
decision. To do this we require the switch to do...
[toc:faq]Introduction:Netdr is a tool available on a RSP720, Sup720 or
Sup32 that allows one to capture packets on the RP or SP inband. The
netdr command can be used to capture both Tx and Rx packets in the
software switching path. This is not a substitut...
IntroductionOSPF, being a link-state protocol, allows for every router
in the network to know of every link and OSPF speaker in the entire
network. From this picture each router independently runs the Shortest
Path First (SPF) algorithm to determine the b...