Virtualization has dramatically improved utilization within the datacenter: now, TRILL and FabricPath overlays can do the same for data center networks. Using them, you can distribute data traffic far more effectively, utilizing virtually all of your network links – thereby overcoming the greatest disadvantage of traditional Spanning Tree-based topologies. Now, for the first time, there’s a practical, expert guide to creating high-efficiency MSDC overlay networks with TRILL and FabricPath. Authored by two of Cisco’s leading experts, Using TRILL and FabricPath:
- Offers comprehensive guidelines and references for planning MSDC environments
- Reviews all key design considerations and offers practical implementation methodologies
- Demonstrates TRILL and FabricPath at work through realistic deployment examples
- Shows how to migrate current Spanning Tree-based L2 networks to FabricPath and TRILL
- Explains how to ensure interoperability with other overlay technologies such as like VxLAN and NVGRE, and with your existing infrastructure
- Provides up-to-the-minute information on relevant advanced TRILL and FabricPath functionality for key Cisco platforms, including Nexus 7000, Nexus 5000, and Nexus 3000
About the Author
the design and deployment of wired and wireless infrastructure. Over the last 17 years, Sanjay’s experience spans various areas including high availability; messaging in large-scale distributed systems; Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA); large-scale software projects; and enterprise campus and LAN,WAN, and data center network design.
Shyam Kapadia, Ph.D., is currently a technical leader in the Data Center Group at Cisco. He graduated from the University of Southern California with Ph.D. and master’s degrees in computer science in 2006. His research interests broadly lie in the area of networking systems including wired, wireless, ad-hoc, vehicular, and sensor networks. He has co-authored several conference and journal publications in these areas including a book chapter in the relatively nascent area of intermittently connected wireless networks (http://anrg.usc.edu/~kapadia/publications.html). At Cisco, for the first few years, he was an integral part of the team that delivered the next-generation Catalyst 6500 Sup 2T platform. During the past few years, he has been intrinsically involved in developing solutions for data center environments with more than 25 submitted patents in this area. Over the past 12 years, Shyam has been the speakers chair for a premiere Open Source conference, Southern California Linux Exposition (SCALE), hosted in the Los Angeles area. In his spare time, he loves watching international movies and is passionate about sports like cricket, basketball, and American football.
Padmanabhan Krishnan is a software engineer in the Data Center Group at Cisco. He joined Cisco 7 years ago and has more than 12 years of experience in various areas of networking and telecommunication. He obtained his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Madras University, India. His research work for the master’s degree included Diffserv, MPLS traffic engineering, and QOS routing/Connection Admission Control in ad-hoc wireless networks. Padmanabhan has worked in many overlay technologies in Cisco such as 802.1ah, TRILL, FabricPath, and VPLS. He was responsible for the design and development of the core infrastructure used by the forwarding drivers and many Layer 2 features in the next generation Catalyst 6500 Sup 2T Platform. Prior to joining Cisco, Padmanabhan worked in ATM signaling and DVB-RCS, an interactive on-demand multimedia satellite communication system specification.