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Title: Dell EMC Networking Data Center Switches 100GbE Multirate VXLAN BGP-EVPN Reconvergence & Scalability Evaluation

Publication date:   21 August 2019
Document number:    219110

Abstract:

Data center architects require flexibility, efficiency and resilience in networks. Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) is an open network virtualization technology that allows Layer 2 networks to be scaled across Layer 3 networks. Defined in IETF RFC 7348, VXLANs can provide the simplicity of Layer 2 networks over high-performance, resilient Layer 3 infrastructure.

Dell EMC commissioned Tolly to benchmark the failure recovery of four of its data center switch offerings configured to function as a VTEP. The switches evaluated were Dell EMC Z9264F-ON, S5232F-ON, S5248F-ON & S5296-ON. Tests involved creating physical network failures to measure the recovery time in several scenarios as well as scaling L2/L3 VNIs and demonstrating robustness.

The Dell EMC switches delivered rapid recovery in all three scenarios tested. Additionally, they scaled to 2,000 L2 VNIs and 256 L3 VNIs demonstrating robustness in response to various failure scenarios.


Number of pages: 8      Publication price: $0.00

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