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February 16, 2013  2:17 AM

How to configure VSS?



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
6500, 6509, Cisco, cost, datacenter, design, Firewall, FWSM, server farm, VSS

Virtual Switching System (VSS) was one of the early technologies that introduced in the datacenter world to eliminate spanning tree protocol (STP). Thus, giving networks and servers multiple active links with non-blocking ports architecture. The configurations are quite simple and straight...

August 1, 2012  1:43 AM

New Datacenter Network Design Proposal



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
6509, application, CCDP, Cisco, datacenter, design, detail, network, SUP720

I have mentioned the DC design that was at hand, A new network design was proposed to tackle the issues. Figure below shows the proposed design. The benefits of such design are:


March 11, 2011  4:57 AM

Troubleshoot: distribution Switch acting wierd.



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
3750, 6509, ASA, Cisco, extended ping, Firewall, lost connection, ping, routing, server fam, switch, traceroute, vlan, WLSM

Before i Begin, Lets not talk bout how bad the design is. I know all the issues with our design, and that it is faulty in every possible way. Lets say that I still don't have the managerial power to alter the design yet. The design will change, hopefully sooner than later. I'll explain how the...


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