Chapter 10. Data Center Switch Architecture
The goal of this chapter is to provide explanations of architectural characteristics of switches used in data centers. It is divided into three sections:
The hardware switch architecture, explaining the separation of the forwarding plane with the management and control plane, allowing nondisruptive operation of a production data center even during software upgrades.
The fundamental principles of switching based on the switch hardware architecture.
Quality of Service within the data center. This section ...