. This is the first of three posts on MXL blade switches. While this gives an overview of the switch, the other two posts give
. If you see an issue where the MXL switch refuses to boot when placed in the M1000e chassis, be mindful that this may not
. First, I would highly recommend you have a view of my earlier post that summarizes the various (platform independent) optimizations you can implement on
. Cisco offers three solutions for eliminating STP. These comprise the stacking feature on 3750/2950 models, VSS on 6500s, and vPC on Nexus 5k/7k platforms.
This comes from a stack of notes i compiled when faced with issues on an infiniband deployment that needed troubleshooting. 1) InfiniBand Hardware Checks
. Cisco Implements a proprietary flavor of spanning tree protocol, which is Per-VLAN in nature. This gives rise to certain considerations in a multi-vendor environment. Any third