6 years ago
similar to this idea:
The key requirement though is that each inserted card act as an independent
ethernet switch. I don't want to hassle with defining VLANs that isolate
ports on each blade.
My application is a firewall, with many segments. Currently we stack a lot
of 1U and 2U ethernet switches, and the real estate for all of those
switches is expensive in terms of rack space. A 4U box with eight
insertable blades would give me eight ethernet segments to play with in an
extremely condensed space. Does anyone make this?
Alternately, I could look for rackmountable ethernet switches that are about
1/2 U, if those exist.