. 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
Basic requirements for fiber connections on PowerConnect switches: MMF optical cables, LC connectors, and SFP transceivers. 1) Optical Cables : Single Mode Vs Multi Mode Single Mode
. First, know your network. know the topology. if you have a network in place where by design, the majority of the variables are deterministic
You can set an uplink VCP on a standalone switch. You must set an uplink port on the standalone switch as a VCP prior to
. EX4200 switches are available in models with 24 or 48 ports and with either all, or only 8 ports equipped for PoE. All EX4200
EX4500 switches ship with either the intraconnect module or the Virtual Chassis module preinstalled. Both modules are installed horizontally on the rear of chassis.
. This post summarizes various elements which, in my experience, serve to optimize the iSCSI switch fabric. While it talks about Powerconnect switches, the elements