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

On Mon, 29 Jun 2020 18:58:18 +0300
Reco <recoverym4n@enotuniq.net> wrote:

> 	Hi.
> 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.

? Open Switch (OPX) doesn't turn commodity hardware in[to] a low-tier
switch - it runs on high-tier switches, instead of the proprietary
switch Osss that are more commonly used. It's not an emulator. Perhaps
you're thinking of Open vSwitch (OVS)?


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