[ovs-discuss] Monitoring of openVswitch

Jason Long jlong at jasonlong.com
Tue Apr 5 17:35:24 UTC 2011

On 4/4/11 8:51 AM, Benoit ML wrote:
> - Most important : high availability.  Spannig Tree is usefull to have 
> high availability without any lost of services or connections.  (Other 
> technique like vip/vrrp, keepalive, heartbeat => a little downtime).

STP has downtime too.. I'd argue that STP takes longer to converge than 
HSRP/VRRP or a routing protocol, as some vendors hardware can be 
configured with millisecond timers to achieve sub-second fail-overs. STP 
puts 50% of my uplinks in blocking, rendering half of the network 
capacity unavailable for simultaneous use. I try to build L2 loop free 
topologies whenever I can.

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