[Mikrotik] Ring Implementations?
Martín Ruiz [Ibersystems.es]
martinruiz at ibersystems.es
Fri Mar 25 11:06:47 CDT 2011
* Martín Ruiz*
*Ibersystems Solutions, SL*
2011/3/25 Randy Cosby <dcosby at infowest.com>
> We have a new network we've built out with Mikrotik backhauls and RB450G's
> at each tower. The towers are all connected to each other in a ring, as
> shown below. Users off each AP are connecting over PPPOE through a PPPOE
> concentrator (Cisco 2811) at the main tower. At the Main Tower, we use a
> cisco 3560 switch instead of a Mikrotik router.
> Main Tower : PPPOE concentrator, backhauls to Tower 1 and 3
> Tower 1 : 2 AP's, sitemonitor, etc. BH's to main tower and tower 2.
> Tower 2 : 2 AP's, sitemonitor, etc. BH's to tower 1 and tower 3.
> Tower 3 : 2 AP's, sitemonitor, etc. BH's to tower 3 and main tower
> Main Tower ----- Tower 3
> | |
> | |
> Tower 1---------- Tower 2
> We need to have private IP access from the main tower to each of the
> devices for management, as well as have layer 2 ethernet from each enduser
> device back to the PPPPOE concentrator. Currently we have separate vlans
> from the main tower to tower 1 and tower 3. We manually (working on
> scripting) swap the active vlan in case of an outage, but that is not
> optimal. We've looked at the Mikrotik mesh, but it didn't seem very
> reliable - breaks in the ring would take a long time to "heal." We didn't
> spend much time on that though, so we could possibly do more optimization to
> get that working well. Just curious what others are using to get automatic
> fail-over and load sharing in this type of scenario.
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