What if instead of waiting for your network team to provision your uplinks, your network could auto-provision VLANs and MLAGs as soon as a new hypervisor node was connected to the network? Mike Stump looks at how Cumulus Networks and Nutanix aim to solve this problem with their partnership to bring automation via open networking to your AHV clusters.
Jake Snyder of Transmit Failure comments: There’s a lot of talk in the industry about getting away from VLAN segmentation and relying on stateful firewalls at our access-layer edge to govern control over what users have access to. This is a great idea, it solves issues with IPv6 and it simplifies network design. But there […]
Much ado has been madeâ€”some of it by yours trulyâ€”about the current lack of ability to create a multi-hop Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) fabric. After digging in deeper with Cisco during my recent Unified Computing System (UCS) class, I have some additional information to share about the different forms of multi-hop FCoE and why multi-hop FCoE still isnâ€™t available.