The basic criteria are use case and performance. Use cases can vary from data center to branch office activities, and from deep application inspection to securing XML traffic. Performance requirements also have a large impact on which form factors to use where. We currently have deployment work going on in various industries including financial [FIX], retail [RFID], telecom, B2B, and others. Feel free to send specific requests to "ask-aon-pm" mailer list if you need more help.
[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...