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RE: Server Redundancy
From: "Simon Hamilton-Wilkes" <simon () jettis com>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 12:02:59 -0700


The feature you are referring to is IOS Server Load Balancing, it's
a limited subset of CSS features but fairly useful on the 6500 or a
fast 7200.
The Content Services Module (CSS blade) is very powerful and expensive,
but if you need to balance multiple gigabits of traffic is ideal.

Simon

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog () merit edu [mailto:owner-nanog () merit edu]On Behalf Of
Austad, Jay
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 11:51 AM
To: 'Gerald'; Austad, Jay
Cc: Jason Greenberg; nanog () merit edu
Subject: RE: Server Redundancy



We all hedged bets that Cisco was going to absorb the CSS and
just make it
a software feature on the Catalyst switches. I haven't heard of that
actually happening yet though.

If they did that, how would they sell the CSS hardware?  :)

I would think that the closest you are going to get to that is the CSS blade
for the Cat 6500's.  Although, wasn't there a version of code for the 6500's
that had some local director features in it awhile back?  Or did you
actually need a local director blade?

-jay


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