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Data Center Architecture Overview
•Data Center Architecture Overview
Data Center Design Models
Multi-Tier Model
Server Cluster Model
HPC Cluster Types and Interconnects
Logical Overview
Data Center Multi-Tier Model Design
Data Center Multi-Tier Design Overview
Data Center Core Layer
Recommended Platform and Modules
Distributed Forwarding
Traffic Flow in the Data Center Core
Data Center Aggregation Layer
Recommended Platforms and Modules
Traffic Flow in the Data Center Aggregation Layer
Path Selection in the Presence of Service Modules
Layer 2 Fault Domain Size
10 GigE Density
Default Gateway Redundancy with HSRP
Data Center Access Layer
Sharing Services at the Aggregation Layer
Data Center Services Layer
Performance Implications
Traffic Flow through the Service Layer
Server Cluster Designs with Ethernet
Technical Objectives
Distributed Forwarding and Latency
Catalyst 6500 System Bandwidth
Equal Cost Multi-Path Routing
Redundancy in the Server Cluster Design
Server Cluster Design—Two-Tier Model
4- and 8-Way ECMP Designs with Modular Access
2-Way ECMP Design with 1RU Access
Server Cluster Design—Three-Tier Model
Calculating Oversubscription
Recommended Hardware and Modules
Data Center Design Considerations
•Factors that Influence Scalability
Factors that Influence Scalability
Why Implement a Data Center Core Layer?
Why Use the Three-Tier Data Center Design?
Why Deploy Services Switch?
Determining Maximum Servers
Determining Maximum Number of VLANs
Server Clustering
NIC Teaming
Pervasive 10GigE
Server Consolidation
Top of Rack Switching
Blade Servers
Importance of Team Planning
Spanning Tree Scalability
Extending VLANs in the Data Center
STP Active Logical Ports and Virtual Ports per Line Card
Calculating the Active Logical Ports
Calculating Virtual Ports per Line Card
Steps to Resolve Logical Port Count Implications
Data Center Access Layer Design
•Overview of Access Layer Design Options
Overview of Access Layer Design Options
Service Module Influence on Design
Service Module/Appliance and Path Preferences
General Recommendations
Layer 2 Looped Access Layer Model
•Layer 2 Looped Access Topologies
Layer 2 Looped Access Topologies
Triangle Looped Topology
Failure Scenarios
Square Looped Topology
Layer 2 Loop-Free Access Layer Model
Layer 2 Loop-Free Access Topologies
Layer 2 Loop-Free U Topology
Layer 2 Loop-Free Inverted U Topology
FlexLinks Access Model
Spanning Tree, HSRP, and Service Module Design
Implications Related to Possible Loop Conditions
Using EtherChannel Min-Links
Increasing HA in the Data Center
•Establishing Path Preference with RHI
Establishing Path Preference with RHI
Aggregation 1 CSM Configuration
Aggregation 1 OSPF and Route Map Configurations
Aggregation Inter-switch Link Configuration
Aggregation 2 Route Map Configuration
Service Module FT Paths
NSF-SSO in the Data Center
Possible Implications
IGP Timers
Slot Usage versus Improved HA
Configuration Reference
Integrated Services Design Configurations
Core Switch 1
Aggregation Switch 1
Core Switch 2
Aggregation Switch 2
Access Switch 4948-7
Access Switch 4948-8
Access Switch 6500-1
FWSM 1-Aggregation Switch 1 and 2
Services Switch Design Configurations
Distribution Switch 1
Distribution Switch 2
Service Switch 1
Service Switch 2
Access Switch 6500
FWSM Baseline
ACE Baseline
FWSM Failover
ACE Failover
Additional References
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