Nexus 5500 Packet Forwarding – Cut Through or Store & Forward

Was reading through some documentation as noticed that the┬áNexus 5500 series has some unusual behaviours for Store and Forward. I made myself notes about the functional modes. Cut-Through vs Store and Forward In cut-through mode of operation a switch will start transmitting a frame before the frame has been completely received and this is the […]


Defining Flow Forwarding instead of Switch or Routing

Wherein I make the case OpenFlow like technologies are neither switching or routing. It’s Flow Forwarding, or just Forwarding.

OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking: Is it Routing or Switching ?

I got asked a question by a reader “is OpenFlow used for Routing or Switching ?”

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