Re: Advice on hardware server to use for small a dedicated data center
On Mon, 29 Jun 2020 19:28:12 +0300
Reco <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 12:15:22PM -0400, Celejar wrote:
> > On Mon, 29 Jun 2020 18:58:18 +0300
> > Reco <email@example.com> 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)?
> I need to learn to pay attention while reading. You're correct, I'm
:) You actually know this stuff, and so make the occasional careless
mistake. I'm reading up on it and writing emails as I go along ...