reply to xdxml12
Re: Speed between Switches & IDF MDF
said by xdxml12:As aryoba noted, the only way you're going to know what speed you're going to need is to set up some sort
how do I know that these 1 gigabit inter-connections will support all the traffic between the switches without issues? What if the right speed that I should have used was 10 gigabit? How often is 10gigabit used to interconnect switches in the idf?
of detailed traffic / volume load analysis of what is needed now, and what may be needed in the future.
Understanding what the business requirements are from a latency, volume, reliability, etc view, and a toolset
like Netflow, Opnet, etc is needed.
As the old saying goes, "You can't manage what you can't measure."
Also, a trunk (etherchannel) will not increase the node-to-node throughput between switches. The src/dst (mac) are hashed to determine which link to use. Packets are not fragmented or interleaved -- there's no per-packet load balancing within a trunk.
reply to HELLFIRE
Got it. Will have to take a look at some of these tools. Ty very much
reply to cramer