Supported Topology

Trellis supports various topologies, from a single switch to a full multi-stage leaf-spine fabric.

Simple

Single switch

This is the minimum Trellis setup. In this setup, all servers are connected to a single switch.

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Paired switches

Compared to single switch, it provides more redundancy in terms of server NIC failure and link failure.

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Single-Stage Leaf-Spine

Without paired switches

Compared to single switch, it offers more redundancy in terms of switch failure and provides better scalability.

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With paired switches

It supports all the redundancy and scalability features mentioned above.

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Multi-Stage Leaf-Spine

Multi-stage is specifically designed for telco service providers. The first stage can be installed in the central office, while the second stage can be installed in a field office that is closer to the subscribers. Two stages are typically connected via long distance optical transport.

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