RIFT Applicability
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RIFT WG                                                      Yuehua. Wei
Internet-Draft                                              Zheng. Zhang
Intended status: Standards Track                         ZTE Corporation
Expires: May 6, 2020                                   Dmitry. Afanasiev
                                                                  Yandex
                                                            Tom. Verhaeg
                                              Interconnect Services B.V.
                                                     Jaroslaw. Kowalczyk
                                                           Orange Polska
                                                        November 3, 2019

                           RIFT Applicability
                    draft-wei-rift-applicability-02

Abstract

   This document discusses the properties, applicability and operational
   considerations of RIFT in different network scenarios.  It intends to
   provide a rough guide how RIFT can be deployed to simplify routing
   operations in Clos topologies and their variations.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Problem Statement of Routing in Modern IP Fabric Fat Tree
       Networks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Applicability of RIFT to Clos IP Fabrics  . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  Overview of RIFT  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  Applicable Topologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.2.1.  Horizontal Links  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.2.2.  Vertical Shortcuts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.3.  Use Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.3.1.  DC Fabrics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.3.2.  Metro Fabrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.3.3.  Building Cabling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.3.4.  Internal Router Switching Fabrics . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.3.5.  CloudCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  Deployment Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.1.  South Reflection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.2.  Suboptimal Routing on Link Failures . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.3.  Black-Holing on Link Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.4.  Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.5.  Miscabling Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.6.  IPv4 over IPv6  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.7.  In-Band Reachability of Nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
       4.7.1.  Reachability of Leafs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
       4.7.2.  Reachability of Spines  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     4.8.  Dual Homing Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     4.9.  Fabric With A Controller  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
       4.9.1.  Controller Attached to ToFs . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       4.9.2.  Controller Attached to Leaf . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     4.10. Internet Connectivity Without Underlay  . . . . . . . . .  19
       4.10.1.  Internet Default on the Leafs  . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       4.10.2.  Internet Default on the ToFs . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     4.11. Subnet Mismatch and Address Families  . . . . . . . . . .  20
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