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Understanding Link Aggregation Control Protocol

LACP is a subcomponent of IEEE 802.3ad (Link Aggregation) standard. The standard prescribes that LACP can be a method to bundle multiple physical links between network devices into a single logical link.
Posted on   September 6, 2019 By FS.COM
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PCIe Card Tutorial: What Is PCIe Card and How to Choose It?

Every step in technology is aimed at solving problems left in previous ages. That rule also applies in networking and computing fields. Just like PCIe, originally called PCI Express (peripheral component interconnect express), is an interface bus standard for connecting devices into equipment like computers, network servers, and Ethernet switches. The existence of this standard is to meet the needs for higher bandwidth, greater flexibility, and better performance of networking devices, which can...
Posted on   May 10, 2019 By FS.COM
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NIC Card Guide for Beginners: Functions, Types and Selection Tips

The performance of the NIC card directly affects the data transfer rate of the overall network. Whether you are looking for network adapters for home uses, SMB or data centers, it’s necessary to understand NIC card types before purchasing. And with the tips mentioned above, you can make a wise choice. If you still have any question about the NIC card, contact us via us@fs.com or live chat.
Posted on   May 7, 2019 By FS.COM
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RoCE: RDMA over Converged Ethernet for High-Efficiency Network Performance

In the era of data, the requirements for a faster, more efficient, and scalable network has never been reduced. Since the traditional TCP/IP Ethernet connections are CPU intensitive and require extra processing and copying of the data, they can’t meet the current network needs any more. In that context, the RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) arrives. Background Knowledge: What Is RDMA? RDMA (remote direct memory access) is a technology that enables direct memory access from the memory of on...
Posted on   April 25, 2019 By FS.COM
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Understanding PoE Standards and PoE Wattage

PoE (Power over Ethernet) technology allows PSE (Power Sourcing Equipment, such as a PoE switch) to use Ethernet cables to deliver both power and data simultaneously to PD (Powered Device, like IP cameras and VoIP phones), which can simplify cabling installation and save cost. Different PoE standards like IEEE802.3af, 802.3at and 802.3bt are released by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) to regulate the amount of power delivered to those PDs. Then how much do you know about ...
Posted on   April 24, 2019 By FS.COM
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How to Integrate Ansible With Cumulus Linux Automation Feature?

As you may know that Cumulus Linux is an open network operating system (ONOS) and it is famous for its powerful functions in web-scale networking. Among all the functions, “automation” is an important and unique one, especially when operated with the popular automated operation tool Ansible. Then, what is “automation” in Cumulus Linux? What is Ansible and why it is a perfect match for “automation” in Cumulus Linux? Read this post to find all the answers and get detailed steps on how to use Cumul...
Posted on   March 12, 2019 By FS.COM
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How to Configure MLAG on FS N-Series Switch With Cumulus Linux?

Data center and cloud computing networks require both the highest level of network bandwidth and reliability. MLAG (Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation) makes it possible by taking the benefits of link aggregation, and spreading them across a pair of data center switches to deliver system level redundancy as well as network-level resiliency. It significantly improves network efficiency and simplifies system management, which can be used at various places in the network to eliminate bottlenecks and pr...
Posted on   March 5, 2019 By FS.COM
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Using Cumulus Linux VRR to Ensure Reliable Network

With the rapid development of the Internet, increasingly high requirements are imposed on the reliability of networks. It’s vital for users to focus on keeping the accessibility to external networks when the network fails. There’re many measures that IT staff can do to reach the uptime goals, such as using physical redundancy solution, providing battery backups in case of an outage. They can also configure logical redundancy by Cumulus Linux VRR or standard VRRP to ensure the reliability of the ...
Posted on   February 27, 2019 By FS.COM
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Case Study: How to Build a Scalable 10G Network for SMB?

Most small to medium enterprises are facing the problem of the frequently changing company infrastructure deployment and network environment. Therefore, the ability to flexibly deploy a cost-effective and scalable network in a short time paves the way for the SMB’s success. The following post mainly focuses on how to deploy an economical and extensive 10G SMB network with FS S-series switches, which maybe help you get some clues of enterprise network building. Case Study of Enterprise Network...
Posted on   February 26, 2019 By FS.COM