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CORONA STACKING – NEW
FEATURES
Bipin Agarwal
August 2014
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*** NOTE: Backdoor and hidden commands are for INTERNAL USE ONLY***
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Acronyms
Acronym
Description
IPC
Inter Process Communication
PP
Packet Processor
CPU
Central Processing Unit
DLB
Dynamic Load Balancing
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Acronym
Description
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Agenda
• Corona Stacking – Homogeneous Stacking
• ICX 7750 Stacking Links
• ICX 7750 Core Auto Trunking
• HG2 links
• Stacking Communication: Mailbox / IPC
• Secure-setup/ UR / Unit ID Change
• DLB
• Stacking Trunk Port Fast Failover
• IEEE-HG2 NEGOTIATION
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Introduction
• ICX 7750 stacking is a Homogenous Stack
• Two Stacking Links per Unit
• Each link can be a trunk with max of 3 ports
• Each of these ports is a 40g port
• Possible Trunks:
• 1/2/1 to 1/2/3, 1/2/4 to 1/2/6
• 1/3/1 to 1/3/3, 1/3/4 to 1/3/6
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Introduction – cont.
• Two port trunks also possible:
• 1/2/1 & 1/2/2
• 1/2/4 & 1/2/5
• 1/3/1 & 1/3/2
• 1/3/4 & 1/3/5
• Each Unit has only one PP
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Core Auto Trunking
• HyperEdge supported peripheral auto trunks
• ICX 7750 supports core unit auto trunks
• Any stacking link between two ICX 7750 can
• Consist of multiple ports
• Secure-setup topology discovery can discover it
• Allows user to select one or more ports in trunk
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HiGig2 Stacking Links
• All stacking communication based on Broadcom HiGig2 Header
• 16 byte Header
• Main fields:
• Mod Id to identify the destination unit
• Port Id to identify the port on destination
• Port Id to identify CPU port
• Frame size increases by only 4 bytes
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Stacking Communication
• Mailbox Communication
• Peer to Peer
• Mod Id not needed
• Stacking IPC
• One unit to any other unit in the stack
• Topology Discovery uses Mailbox Communication
• Data Sync uses IPC
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Multiple IPC Priorities
• IPC Infra now supports 3 IPC Queues
• Hi Priority
• Medium
• Low Priority
• Hi Priority used for Stacking Control messages
• Low Priority used for bulk messages
• Medium Priority for rest of messages
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Stacking Communication
• Mailbox Communication
• Peer to Peer
• Mod Id not needed
• Stacking IPC
• One unit to any other unit in the stack
• Topology Discovery uses Mailbox Communication
• Data Sync uses IPC
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Secure-setup
• Major part of UI unchanged
• Possible Core trunk connections are discovered
• Connections have to be consecutive
• Even if trunk connections are detected, user can optionally not include
them in topology
• Linear and Ring topologies supported
• Control on topology as before
• Supports 12 Units in Stack
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Helping User in finding Incorrect Connections
• 12 Unit stacks with stack trunk cables may involve a lot of cables
• Finding incorrect connection may be nightmare
• Helps user in finding invalid connections in the topology
• Displays the MAC address of unit that may have bad connection
• Invalid Port on the unit is also displayed
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Unit Replacement
• User can replace old unit by a new clean unit
• User just connects the cables
• Unit automatically joins the stack with no other configuration required
• No visible change for the User
• Supports core trunks and 12 units
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Unit ID change
• UI remains same except for 12 unit support
• More protection has been added
• If ID change involves LAG, it is blocked
• ID change possible even if Unit has core Trunks
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DLB – Dynamic Load Balancing
• New in ICX7750
• Provides a more balanced load distribution across members of stacking
trunk group
• Static hash-based mechanisms don't consider state of the port
• In DLB, the port is selected based on dynamic parameters
• New flow assigned to a port based on its state: loading etc
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Backup Ports for Stacking Trunks
• New for ICX7750
• Recommended configuration for the user is to use stacking trunks
• Hardware reacts to trunk port failure
• Traffic switched to remaining ports
• Provides fast port hardware failover times
• Traffic loss is hardly noticeable
• Without this feature, traffic loss will be there until software reprograms
the trunk
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ICX7450 IEEE – HiGH2 Link Handling
• Non-stacking link is referred to as IEEE
• Stacking link is referred to as HiGig2
• Port remains down if IEEE link is connected to HiGig2
• By Default, link comes as IEEE
• Link can be changed to HiGig2 if negotiation determines that it is
possible
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THANK YOU
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