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Technology similiar to HP meshing in new Switches?

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Christian Reiter
Frequent Advisor

Technology similiar to HP meshing in new Switches?

Hello!

I'm looking for a technology which is similar to the old HP meshing which was available for instance in the HP 4000M and HP 8000M switches.

As far as I've seen, there is of course R- and M-STP, but these do only use one link out of all available and blocks the other links. I don't consider this efficient in a topology where multiple links between the switches are available.

Is there anything like meshing which takes advantage of all available redundant links?

Thanks for your Help!

Best Regards,
christian
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cenk sasmaztin
Honored Contributor

Re: Technology similiar to HP meshing in new Switches?

hp mesh is still there

3500
5400
8200
6200
6400
6600 series switch
cenk

Christian Reiter
Frequent Advisor

Re: Technology similiar to HP meshing in new Switches?

Thanks for the information.

I didn't notice this as I focused on the 2910 series, which seems to be a very interesting and powerful edge switch.

Is there anything built into the 2910 series with which I could achieve a similiar solution?

Best Regards,
chris
cenk sasmaztin
Honored Contributor

Re: Technology similiar to HP meshing in new Switches?

Unfortunately...

may be use LACP or HP trunk

between two switch
cenk

Christian Reiter
Frequent Advisor

Re: Technology similiar to HP meshing in new Switches?

Would you consider the absence of meshing in so many switches as a indication that this is a out-dated technology? Or is meshing so complicated or computationally intensive that it appears only in those few devices?
cenk sasmaztin
Honored Contributor
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Re: Technology similiar to HP meshing in new Switches?

mesh is L2 technology

todays networks include more than network device must be sperate broadcast (L2) domain with vlan's and this sperate networks talk to between routing
more network needed routing and routing redundancy protocol VRRP,OSPF,HSRP etc.

therefore don't use hp mesh protocol as before





cenk