This is the third part of a series of posts highlighting the best practices for customers who require highly resilient networks in Network Edge. This entry highlights how to build resilient EVP-LAN connections in Network Edge.
EVP-LAN is another method to connection Network Edge devices
EVP-LANs differ from DLGs in that they connect to Network Edge devices and Fabric ports
All EVP-LAN connections go to the Fabric, even for devices in the same metro--this is in contrast to DLGs which can be local or remote.
As of November 2023, multiple NE devices in the same metro can be part of the same EVP-LAN network, removing the previous restriction of a single NE device per metro.
Customers that require maximum resiliency should deploy additional EVP-LANs that span both the Primary and Secondary Fabric networks
The same logic applies for EVP-LANs such that they should spread across Primary and Secondary Fabric planes
The current maximum bandwidth for all EVP-LAN connections in the same metro is 10GB. This may change in the future.
For proper resiliency, each device in the Redundant Device pair will require a single connection to two different EVP-Networks
The Primary device on the Primary plane will use the Primary Fabric switch
The Secondary device on the Secondary plane will use the Secondary Fabric switch
Clustered devices are different in that the workflow allows connections to be built to either the Primary or Secondary Fabric
For proper resiliency, each node in the Cluster will require a single connection to two different EVP-Networks
The next post will cover the best practices for creating resilient Fabric Virtual Connections. You can read the first part of this series here.
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