Today its a special show focussing SPB – Shortest Path Bridging. The not quite finished, any day now, IEEE standard to offers a successor to Q-in-Q bridging and delivers L2 mulitpath technology. After a fine rant by Greg on a blog post Rant: Why SPB Doesn’t Get Any Attention, some members of the SPN group got in touch by the comments. Lets talk it out.
- Shortest Path Bridgin – IEEE Standard 802.1aq
- PBB provider backbone bridging – SPBM (MAC-in-MAC)
- SPBV – VLAN – regular ethernet (Q-in-Q)
- Discussion how VEPA & VEB could readily replace vSwitch in VMware.
- Some discussion the “openness” of the IEEE (even though they hide all their proceedings and documentation)
Introduction to SPB – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/802.1aq Provider Link State Bridging http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provider_link_state_bridging Avaya Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture video: http://www.avaya.com/usa/VideoPlayerPopup.aspx?CurrentPath=/master-usa/en-us/resource/assets/videos/data_vena.flv Network Virtualization using SPB – Avaya White Paper – http://www.avaya.com/usa/resource/assets/whitepapers/dn4469%20-%20network%20virtual%20using%20spb%20white%20paper.pdf SPB vs Trill – http://www.avaya.com/usa/resource/assets/whitepapers/SPB-TRILL_Compare_Contrast-DN4634.pdf The Great Debate: TRILL vs 802.1aq SPB http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog50/presentations/Monday/NANOG50.Talk63.NANOG50_TRILL-SPB-Debate-Roisman.pdf IEEE 802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog50/presentations/Sunday/IEEE_8021aqShortest_Path.pdf