[c-nsp] Layer 2 VLAN advice..

Mark Tinka mtinka at globaltransit.net
Mon Feb 1 20:11:15 EST 2010

On Tuesday 02 February 2010 04:59:55 am Peter Kranz wrote:

> It seems like there are a lot of different approaches to
>  provide some level of self-healing/redundancy to these
>  layer2 services we offer, I am interested in advice on
>  which would be most straightforward to implement on top
>  of our existing layer3 network.
> Perhaps implementing Rapid-PVST is the simplest approach,
>  but I'd be interested in some best-practices knowledge
>  here..

If you can support MPLS, I'd recommend that for a "self-
healing" control plane to transport Ethernet frames.

Else, STP (or some flavor of it) or your vendor's incarnate 
of the same are your other options.


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