[nycbug-talk] breaking up a big cisco

David Lawson dave at donnerjack.com
Tue Apr 11 20:14:24 EDT 2006

> However, the switches are all over the place, and I'm not sure  
> there is
> a well documented protocol way to make this redundant other than
> plugging in each server into two switches. (Or accept the down time it
> takes to replace a switch if something fails.)

Generally if a switch failure is an unacceptable loss you need to go  
with something like redundant switches and dual NICs with NIC bonding  
on the server side.  Unfortunately, there really aren't any other  
ways to provide redundancy at the distribution layer, certainly none  
that I know of.


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