Orhan Ergun 5 Comments

Datacenter Design: Shortest Path Bridging

IEEE 802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) uses IS-IS as an underlying control plane mechanism that allows all the links in the topology to be active.

In sum, it supports layer 2 multipath. SPB is used in the datacenter; however, it can also be used in the local area network. In this article, Figure-1 will be used to explain shortest path bridging operation.

leaf and spine

Figure-1

Read more