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Thursday, March 10 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
How does FB manage thousands of OCP switches?

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Live Stream - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMeECyHaxYw

Facebook has deployed thousands of OCP-accepted Wedge switches into its datacenters over the last year and that number continues to grow. The FBOSS software evolved rapidly throughout that period as we dealt with large-scale outages, different topologies, and other software challenges. At this point, we are able to update the software on thousands of our switches at least weekly, often without dropping a packet. Further, the Facebook 6-pack switch, which we have shared with the OCP community in advance of the OCP summit, is now in production as well. 6-pack is a 128x40 Gb switch designed to operate as the fabric/spine of our datacenter fabric, and it presented several major challenges in the control plane as well as in the management plane for the FBOSS and network management team. In this workshop, we will share our development and operational best practices with the OCP community.

Our FBOSS and network management software engineers will cover how we addressed the challenges of getting FBOSS and our attending operational software/processes to handle thousands of Wedges and how we expanded the same FBOSS and operational software to handle 6-pack. They will cover the network design philosophy of simplicity and scalability and how the hardware and software are crafted to support that.

Speakers
avatar for Jasmeet Bagga

Jasmeet Bagga

Software Engineer, Facebook
Jasmeet Bagga is a software engineer at Facebook, working primarily on network infrastructure projects.  Currently his focus is on FBOSS, Facebook's switching and routing software stack. Prior to Facebook, Jasmeet worked at a start-up building products for network diagnostics and monitoring.


Thursday March 10, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lower Level: LL21A/B