[c-nsp] 6500 VSS for campus L3 core?

Pete Templin petelists at templin.org
Thu Feb 14 10:47:33 EST 2013

On 2/13/13 8:55 AM, Andy Ellsworth wrote:

> The conclusion I've come to is that VSS at the distro layer has significant
> benefits with some downsides, while VSS for a L3 core has very few benefits
> but increased risk of software/human error failures.

My conclusion was that VSS made sense in two places:

Network L3 edge with one or more L2 layers "outside", and
10G density on the 6500 platform (core?)

As the N7K/N5K platforms mature, I see the case for VSS eroding fast.


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