TRILL has been on the radar for about three years and while we are seeing some shipping hardware and deployments, it’s still not clear what the current status of TRILL is. This week, Jon Hudson IETF Member for TRILL and Brocade engineer is joined with Andy Shalomon from Cisco, who is conducting testing and deployment on Cisco’s FabricPath for a discussion about where TRILL is today.
18yrs in multiple roles such as Network Engineer, Unix Sysadmin, SAN Engineer, Production Ops Architect & Dir of Systems Engineering. Positions within financial, online gaming & manufacturing industries. In 2009 joined Brocade from Juniper Networks. At Brocade responsible for Fabric, Virtualization & Cloud Technology as well as TRILL Standards development in the IETF. Co-Author of four IETF Drafts and Co-Inventor of Patent GB2441278. Only owns one Tie.
About Andy Sholomon
Andy Sholomon CCIE No. 15179, works as a Solutions Architect at Cisco Systems. He routinely designs and performs network testing for some of Cisco’s largest enterprise customers. In his eight years at Cisco Andy has been involved in both planning and deploying some of the largest enterprise data centers in the US. He has also worked with some of Cisco’s large Service Provider customers. Before joining Cisco Andy worked as a Network Engineer in the Global Financial Industry. Besides the CCIE Andy holds multiple industry certifications including the CISSP and MCSE and is the author of Enterprise Network Testing for Cisco Press.
Brief Overview – The Future of TRILL – Part 2
- The coining of the phrase “Organic VMs”
- TRILL could be used for better network connectivity in VMware servers and avoid using software switching completely.
- Discussion of the trombone to the default gateway inside the data centre.
- The cost of data cabling is greater than the cost of the switches therefore plan your data centres to have the least amount of cabling if you are building out today.
- The Attraction of TRILL for carriers / IXC companies.
- IETF RFC Working Group – http://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/trill/charter/
- The Great Debate: TRILL Versus 802.1aq (SPB)
- [Cisco IP Journal – Introduction to TRILL] (http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac123/ac147/archived_issues/ipj_14-3/143_trill.html)
- Introduction to TRILL – EtherealMind
- Various posts on TRILL at EtherealMind
- Jon Hudson blogs at Ethernet Fabric
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