Mechanisms for Optimal LAG/ECMP Component Link Utilization in Networks

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Authors Ramki Krishnan  , Sanjay Khanna , Lucy Yong  , Anoop Ghanwani  , Ning So  , Bhumip Khasnabish 
Last updated 2013-11-04 (latest revision 2013-04-24)
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Demands on networking infrastructure are growing exponentially; the drivers are bandwidth hungry rich media applications, inter-data center communications, etc. In this context, it is important to optimally use the bandwidth in wired networks that extensively use LAG/ECMP techniques for bandwidth scaling. This draft explores some of the mechanisms useful for achieving this.


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