Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:24:24 PM Asia/Taipei
Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:14:34 PM Asia/Taipei
Thanks to the RD team efforts, VxLAN routing is working now in ICOS NOS on Netberg platforms.
Please check this article on VxLAN configuration and routing.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:32:53 AM Asia/Taipei
Starting with data center networking and building an impressive set of features is a nice start, but what comes next?
Another big piece of networking space is campus networks. Especially when a large enterprise campus network starting to look much like enterprise data centers with a need for automation, simplicity, flexibility, and control.Read More
Friday, September 13, 2019 10:41:41 AM Asia/Taipei
- Time-domain reflectometer (TDR) cable diagnostics
- IGMP Snooping over VXLAN on Mellanox switches
- QinQ single tag translation with traditional mode bridges
- VLAN match support in ebtables (without SVI being defined)
- Non-contiguous subnet mask support in IPv4 and IPv6 address rule matches
- Multiple subnet support for a single VXLAN
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 1:57:47 PM Asia/Taipei
A bit about OpenSwitch (OPS)
OPS And OPX, or a Bit of History
At first, OpenSwitch project and openswitch.net were governed by HP as they tried to ride the "open networking" wave. An open community, a lot of talk-based supports from several vendors, all as usual.
Efforts were made to create a set of protocols and an SAI connector to make adoption of new silicon easier.
After about 8 months, the project was handed to the Linux Foundation. A proper excuse was made - HPE said the move was a way to show the community that this wouldn’t be an effort controlled by one vendor.
Saturday, October 27, 2018 12:16:47 PM Asia/Taipei
What is ICOS and what is good about it?
A common description
It’s easy to find pieces like these:
Web-scale NOS with traditional L2/L3 functions and management, with an API structure for third-party apps and integration with provisioning and orchestration systems.
Broadcom ICOS/FASTPATH is an off-the-shelf (Linux based) network operating system (NOS), providing traditional L2 and L3 functions and management, with an API-structure for value-added applications and integration with provisioning and orchestration systems.
ICOS is a robust, programmable full featured and most widely deployed networking operating system for enterprise and data center networking. Its built-in arbitration between conventional and SDN flows allowing customers seamless integration to Next-Gen Open programmable networks.
FASTPATH production-ready networking software helps manufacturers achieve record-setting time-to-market performance for introducing new Ethernet products. In part, this advantage comes from the extensive feature set and integration capabilities that give Broadcom’s software unprecedented application flexibility.
A general praise to its wholesome, next-gen design, apps and APIs. Typical marketing stuff that gives no real understanding of the product.
Friday, October 12, 2018 8:19:21 PM Asia/Taipei
What Is a White Box Switch?
After several years since their introduction to the market, there is still confusion about open and disaggregated networking. We are receiving a lot of requests from people who want to try bare-metal switches and asking for something that simply won’t work.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 1:21:15 PM Asia/Taipei
The release 3.7 of Cumulus Linux is available in both a binary option as well as a repository code.
The main feature of this release is support of Trident3 ASIC from Broadcom.Read More
Monday, April 9, 2018 12:45:44 PM Asia/Taipei
SONiC has been ported to Aurora 710 with Barefoot Tofino silicon.
Now it is not only a development, but a fully-functional network switch, suitable for a cloud data center.
SONiC is deployed in Microsoft production datacenters and has an interesting way of managing configuration in a single source of truth.Read More
Monday, March 19, 2018 4:47:02 PM Asia/Taipei
OpenSwitch has received a big update in function, features, and protocols on Netberg Aurora switches.
HW-VTEP and OpenFlow support are the most significant one.
And it's still royalty-free!Read More