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Control Plane vs Data Plane



Control Plane (Routing Engine, Supervisor Engine) and Data Plane (Forwarding Plane, Forwarding Engine, Switch Fabric), in routing / switching technology always hard to explain the difference.

In new architecture of routing/switching hardware (router / L3 switch), we always found control plane module an data plane module attach, or maybe there is always routing engine and ASIC processor in one box router/switch.

Control Plane have role to take responsibility handle routing processing, from route update, exchange routing information, exchange label, update cost/weight in routing path and make routing table/routing cache. it’s usually consist of high power cpu to handle all the routing calculation.

Data Plane or Forwarding Plane have role to take responsibility handle forwarding traffic/packet based on label and lookup the routing information from routing table/cache, because of this large packet handle an ASIC processor needed to do packet forwarding.


First Post from My Revived Blog


After vacuum for about 2 years, now with a new look of my blog, i am ready to start new stories all about networking and security.

Now, with my job position as network & system engineer on my office, i will start all concept and implementation within my corporate.

With many networking equipments, network & communication media, and many different technology in this blog i will share about product features, technology, and how to implement from small network to high availability huge data center.

From this post, i will divide categories within this site as:
– Networking
– Technology
– Juniper
– Cisco
– Nortel
– Linux
– Open Platform
– Proof of Concept
– Media Access
– Tips n Tricks


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