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Re: Advice on hardware server to use for small a dedicated data center


On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:51:52AM -0400, Celejar wrote:
> > > I'm curious, although I don't know much about, and have little
> > > experience with, enterprise hardware. Am I correct in my understanding
> > > that it is actually possible to run (more-or-less) Debian on a switch
> > > by using OpenSwitch (OPX) on an Open Networking switch.
> > 
> > It's possible. Does not mean that typical enterprise is doing it.
> > OpenSwitch and SDNs in general are big data center toys.
> OPX is SDN? My understanding was that it was simply an open source
> replacement for the proprietary switch OSs that are more commonly run
> on switch hardware.

Call it as you like. Managed switch emulator, replacement for switch
firmware or whatever. It's a software-only (or mostly if we count DPPK)
solution that can turn commodity hardware in a low-tier switch. Add
several of those and you have an SDN.


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