Ensemble Routing for Datacenter Networks

This paper describes Hash-Based Routing (HBR), an architecture that enhances Ethernet to support dynamic management for multipath networks in scalable datacenters. This work enhances HBR to support flow ensemble management for large-scale networks of arbitrary topology. Ensemble routing eliminates measurement and control for individual flows and instead manages using summary data thus providing a unique capability for reactive datacenter-wide network management. HBR provides seamless interoperability with Ethernet and supports the attachment of unmodified L2 hosts and devices including FCoE devices within converged fabrics.

Provided by: Hewlett-Packard (HP) Topic: Data Centers Date Added: Sep 2010 Format: PDF

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