force10 s4810

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Force10 DCB Configuration – S4810 + MXL Sample / Example

. First, some background on DCB itself. DCB is an extension to Ethernet that enables the dedication of resources in the converged network. To ensure lossless delivery and latency-sensitive scheduling of storage, service traffic, and I/O convergence of LAN over a unified fabric, IEEE data centre bridging adds the following extensions to a classical Ethernet … Continue reading

Force10 S4810 VLT – Quick Configuration sample

. I have already given a non-technical synopsis on VLT in one of my previous posts here As mentioned, VLT Is a Dual Active Control Plane implementation, of a Multi System LAG. Cisco vPC is a similar technology. VLT is beneficial in environments where the downstream devices like servers or access/distribution switches need to build … Continue reading

Force10 S4810 – Stacking Vs. VLT

. 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. An important point to remember in comparison of these three methods is that in vPC, the control planes of the peer switches are separate, unlike Stacking/VSS where all switches are … Continue reading