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I have 2 8510 s in 2 computer rooms about 10k apart. Wondering about compression on trunk

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  • 1.  I have 2 8510 s in 2 computer rooms about 10k apart. Wondering about compression on trunk

    Posted 10-12-2016 09:33 AM

    I have a 4 fibre trunk at 16Gb  

    A 2 fibre trunk at 16Gb

    and a 2Gb trunk at 8Gb

     

    Wondering if anyone with experience using compression between sites would recommend it to reduce bandwidth requirements.

     


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  • 2.  Re: I have 2 8510 s in 2 computer rooms about 10k apart. Wondering about compression on trunk

    Posted 10-14-2016 04:24 AM

    Hello,

     

    Average compression ratio is 2:1.

    There are limitations concerning number of ports supported per chip or trunk (32Gb/s max).


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  • 3.  Re: I have 2 8510 s in 2 computer rooms about 10k apart. Wondering about compression on trunk

    Posted 10-14-2016 06:20 AM
    Thanks for the info on the 32Gb/s max. Had not seen this.
    Do you know if this feature is widely used?
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  • 4.  Re: I have 2 8510 s in 2 computer rooms about 10k apart. Wondering about compression on trunk

    Posted 10-14-2016 06:56 AM

    Depending your FOS version, FOS admin guide describe the different cases (section In flight encryption and compression overview).

     

    This feature is used but as it is not in the default configuration, few user utilizes it without encryption.


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  • 5.  Re: I have 2 8510 s in 2 computer rooms about 10k apart. Wondering about compression on trunk
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    Posted 10-14-2016 07:22 AM

    still at 7.3.1d  Will move to 7.4...soon.

     

    Thanks


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