Notes on Rack Mounted Backbones

Notes on Rack Mounted Backbones - Rack-Mounted Switched...

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Rack-Mounted Switched Backbones Rack-Based Switched Backbones Places all network switch equipment physically in one “rack” room Easy maintenance and upgrade Requires more cable, but usually small part of overall cost Main Distribution Facility (MDF) or Central Distribution Facility (CDF) Another name for the rack room Place where many cables come together Patch cables used to connect devices on the rack Easier to move computers among LANs Main Distribution Facility (MDF) Chassis-Based Switched Backbones Switched Backbone at Indiana Univ.
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Unformatted text preview: • Add Figure 7-10 • Move packets using network layer addresses • Commonly used at the core layer – Connecting LANs in different buildings in the campus – Can be used at the distribution layer as well • LANs can use different data link layer protocols • Main advantage: LAN segmentation – Each message stays in one LAN; unless addressed outside the LAN – Easier to manage, LANs are separate entities, segments • Main disadvantages – Tend to impose time delays – Require more management than switches...
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  • Spring '13
  • Maanu
  • main distribution facility, Central Distribution Facility

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