KATARA Entry-Level Stackable Switch

Report
BROCADE ACCREDITED
CAMPUS NETWORKING
SPECIALIST STUDY NOTES
March 2012
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HyperEdge: “Virtual IP”
Simplified Management of Entire Campus Access Layer
IP: 10.1.1.110
Floor 3
IP: 10.1.1.200
VIP:
10.1.1.10
Floor 2
IP: 10.1.1.210
 Dramatically lowers administrative costs
and time
 Extends and automates single IP
management domain from access to core
 Reduces human error and improves
availability
 Automatic discovery and deployment
Floor 1
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HyperEdge
Mix and Match Low Cost and Premium Switches
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Advanced L3
GRE
IPv6
VRF
Future services
 Excellent investment protection—
no fork-lift upgrades
 Extends stacking to heterogeneous
members
• L2
• Basic L3
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 Benefits: investment protection, flexibility,
simplicity
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Stacking
Feature
ICX 6450
Flex-link ports
Four 10G available.
Four 1G ports
Default stacking ports are Default stacking ports are
1 and 3
1 and 3
Number of units in a
stack
Up to 8 units
Up to 4 units
POD Licensing
Required to use ports 2
and 4 in 10G mode for
stacking
Not required
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ICX 6430
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MCT L2 Features – MAC management
• MAC learned on the cluster VLAN needs to be sync’d to the peer
• MAC learned on CCEP port
• Peer’s local CCEP is UP, peer would program to its local CCEP
• Peer’s local CCEP is down, peer would program to ICL.
• MAC learned on CEP port, peer would program to its ICL port.
• MDUP: Mac Database Update Protocol is the control plane protocol to sync MAC entries.
• MAC aging:
• Only the local MAC entries are aged on a node.
• The remote MAC entries will be aged based on explicit MDUP messages only.
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MCT L2 Features – MAC management
• Cluster Local MAC (CL):
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MACs that are learned on CEP ports locally.
MACs are synchronized to the cluster peer and are subject to aging.
• Cluster Remote MAC (CR):
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MACs that are learned via MDUP message from the peer (CL on the peer)
The MACs are always programmed on the ICL port and do not age.
• Cluster Client Local MAC (CCL):
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MACs that are learned on CCEP ports locally.
The MACs are synchronized to the cluster peer and are subject to aging.
• Cluster Client Remote MAC (CCR):
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MACs that are learned via MDUP message from the peer (CCL on the peer)
The MACs are always programmed on the corresponding CCEP port and do not age.
• Cluster Multi-Destination Local MAC (CML): static MAC  static N MAC
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Static MAC entry configured on MCT VLAN locally. Any static MAC configured on MCT VLAN will have ICL added by
default so it will automatically become Multi-destination MAC entry.
The port list of a CML entry has ICL port, all the client ports from the client list in the local and remote (if exists)
configuration and all locally configured CEP ports.
• Cluster Multi-Destination Remote MAC (CMR):
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Static MAC entry configured on MCT VLAN at peer side and there is no local configuration for this MAC entry.
The port list of a CMR entry has ICL port, all the client ports from the client list in the remote configuration. Once
there is local configuration for the same entry, the CMR would be converted to CML.
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Typical Deployment At Edge Network
• VRRP/VRRP-E on MCT cluster devices
• Virtual IP as the default gateway on the
hosts
• Configure same routes on MCT cluster
devices as dynamic routing is not supported
on the VEs of Cluster VLAN
• Use VRRP-E2 SPF to get routing loadbalancing on VRRP nodes
• MCT management IP only for MCT
management.
• Routing (static/dynamic/policy-based)
not allowed
• Can’t use this IP as tunnel source
• IP features not required for MCT
management not supported like
UC/MC routing, ip follow, proxy-arp,
redirect, VRRP and VRRP-E
• IPv6 not supported on VEs of session &
cluster VLANs
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Typical Deployment In Core Network
• Cascaded MCT deployment
• Each MCT cluster device acts as MCT
client for other cluster
• VRRP/VRRP-E can have multiple backups
• Dynamic routing not supported over VEs
of cluster VLAN. Static/policy based
routes for reachability
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Supportsave
• supportsave feature
• Collects detailed debug information from standalone and stack
• The log files are TFTP’d to an external server
• Details collected through show tech also part of the supportsave logs
• At a given time only one supportsave can be executed
• supportsave show shows the supportsave status. This
needs to be invoked from another telnet window.
• In a stacking environment supportsave run from the master
node will collect logs from all the nodes of the stack.
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