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Layer 2 extension - "OTV" Alternative for Brocade?

We're moving to a new datacenter and have extended layer 2 via dark fiber to simplify the move process.  The datacenter is 15 miles away.  To offer L2 redundancy in case the dark fiber link were to go down, we'd also like to implement something similar to Cisco OTV (Overlay Transport Virtualization).  What technologies does Brocade offer to stretch Layer 2 across datacenters?   

 

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Registered: ‎09-01-2015

Re: Layer 2 extension - "OTV" Alternative for Brocade?

Are there no L2 stretch capabilities from Brocade?  TRILL maybe?  

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Re: Layer 2 extension - "OTV" Alternative for Brocade?

Technically, if it's dark fiber you can just do straight layer 2 connectivity. If however, it's not dark fiber and instead you have to do layer 3 you may be able to use L2TPv3 to facilitate layer 2 across a layer 3 network. You just need to be careful not to make your network to large and flat (think scalability and stability). Keep in mind that this is very dependent on the size of your network and your environment so chose the proper design with care.

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Re: Layer 2 extension - "OTV" Alternative for Brocade?

VPLS on MLXe, CES and CER platforms will do the job.

 

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Re: Layer 2 extension - "OTV" Alternative for Brocade?

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