Open vSwitch

OVS vs Linux Bridge: Who’s the Winner?

The battle between the OVS (Open vSwitch) and Linux Bridge has lasted for a while in the field of virtual switch technologies. Someone hold that…

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Is MLAG an Alternative to Stackable Switches?

With the demands for resiliency and security for today’s networks, modern enterprises and data center networks are becoming more complex to manage and operate. MLAG and stacking…

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How to Upgrade Cumulus Linux on N-Series Switches?

In previous posts, we have introduced lots of details about Cumulus Linux, a network operating system. Also, we have talked about how to install Cumulus…

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Open Source vs Proprietary Software: Which Is Better?

Open source software allows the source code to be shared, viewed and modified by users, while proprietary software doesn’t. Open source software provides more flexibilities…

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No Switchport Command: How Much Do You Know?

When working with switches, you may meet some interface configuration mode commands such as swtichport mode access, no switchport, etc. Well, do you know what…

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Why Should You Use A Managed Switch With PoE?

Nowadays, managed PoE switches are getting more and more popular among network users. Many people are likely to choose a managed switch with PoE function…

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Cumulus Linux

What Are the Commonalities of Switches Supporting Cumulus Linux

As the first full-featured Linux based operating system (OS), Cumulus Linux has injected great possibilities and new vitality in the networking field in these two…

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Access Control List Linux:How Much Do You Know?

Traditional Linux networking is satisfied for most situations when employed in a network switch, router or other network devices. However, it still has some limitations…

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Everything You Should Know About Cumulus Linux

Nowadays, many new small-and-medium-sized internet companies choose to use a bare metal switch with a third party network operating system (NOS) for network construction. The…

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Open Hardware

Open Switch—One Contributor to Open Source Network

With the higher and higher demand for network agility and scalability, traditional networking has been no longer satisfying. In that case, the open source network…

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VXLAN

An Overview on EVPN and LNV

Bombarded with assorted network applications and protocols, the technologies and solutions for network virtualization delivery have been enriched greatly over the past years. Among those…

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What Is Open Source Networking and How to Achieve It?

The traditional network architecture has been unable to meet the needs of enterprises, operators and network users. It has complicated configuration on equipment and is…

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cumulus linux network

Open Source Software: Cumulus Linux vs Big Switch vs Pica8

Open source software is the software that can be purchased separately for being installed on bare-metal devices. It is an essential part of today’s open…

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Is Cumulus Linux and White Box Switch Combination A Good Idea?

Today, enterprise organizations are facing the challenges of highly dynamic computing, storage and networking needs than ever before. They want to build data centers with…

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a home set up with a table and chair. A hub is placed on the top of the table

Ethernet Switch vs Hub vs Splitter: What’s the Difference?

Ethernet switch, hub, and splitter all are networking devices that are designed to connect computers, other network devices, or even other networks. However, each of…

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Do you need MLAG for your network?

In recent years, networking has witnessed a rapid development. Enterprises have been equipped with the hyper-converged infrastructure. It is no wonder they are hunting for…

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Understanding Power Consumption of PoE Ethernet Switch

As PoE changes to meet today’s increasing application requirements like IP cameras or WiFi access points, it’s widely used for enterprises networks. Using a PoE…

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diagram of inter VLAN routing

Inter VLAN Routing Layer 3 Switch vs Router: Which One to Choose?

VLAN plays a significant role in network build and management. With the development of VLAN technology, different VLANs can communicate with each other by inter…

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Seven layers in OSI model

What Is a Multilayer Switch and How to Use It?

With the increasing diversity of network applications and the implementation of some converted networks, the multilayer switch is thriving in data centers and networks. It…

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Configuration of a network switch

GUI vs CLI: Which for Managing Network Switch?

A network switch is the major building block of many business networks, as they connect multiple PCs, printers, access points, servers, and other hardware to…

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Mesh network model

Best Way to Set Up Ethernet Switch and Mesh Network

Want to connect all your wired and wireless devices and expand your network with ease? Setting up an Ethernet switch and mesh network may be…

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what-is-pppoe

PPPoE vs DHCP: What is the difference?

PPPoE vs DHCP may sound like two irrelevant items since the application of each is not the same: DHCP is a protocol for obtaining IP…

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TAP Aggregation Switch: Key to Monitor Network Traffic

For network professionals, Ethernet switches have already been used very commonly in network design. In order to ensure network security and monitor the performance of…

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Why is it Essential to Monitor a Fiber Optic Network?

Fiber networks all over the world has been increasing with the explosive growth in the data market. Globally, there are more than 5 billion kilometers of optical fibers installed, underground, aerially or under the sea. This corresponds to almost 138 million cable kilometers. It is also estimated roughly by some experts that on an average there are around 1566 fiber cuts every day. In other words, there are more than 1 fiber cut at every minute at some part of the world.

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