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August 31, 2011  7:09 PM

HP Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF)

Posted by: Raj Perumal
A-Series, HP, Intelligent Resilient Framework, IRF, spanning tree, STP

Hi folks! Fresh off my A-Series course, I wanted to talk a bit about HP's Intelligent Resilient Framework, otherwise known as IRF. IRF is functionality built into the HP A-Series line of switches that is much like Cisco stacking technology. This allows you to join multiple switches and avoid the...

December 31, 2010  8:58 PM

Having network traffic flow issues?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
network slowdowns, spanning tree, switches

Hi folks! One of the common problems people run into in their networks is when they have many switches of multiple brands interconnected across their network with many loops. This can sometimes cause a lot of issues in the way traffic flows across the network. This can cause network slowdowns...

August 31, 2010  3:31 PM

Spanning Tree and Switches

Posted by: Raj Perumal
spanning tree, switches

Hi folks, so you are on a new network project and you need to spec out some switches. How many ports do you need? Well you need to think about how many ports you need not just for computers or other devices, but for uplinks and spanning tree as well. One of the most common issues is people...


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