802.1ae / MacSec


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Is there any 10G switch that support 802.1ae / MacSec ?

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At current point there is not. It is a case that could be addressed in future builds. What is the use case you are looking for in this ask?
Cisco has a module: C3KX-SM-10G
which is Compatible: Cisco Catalyst 3750-X / 3560-X Series Switch
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@Scott : Primary use case would be for protection of inter-datacenter links. Doing 10G line-rate ipsec in software is ... not easy 😛 MacSec would be nice for that.

But apparently switch asic like the trident 2+ don't support it. Would be nice if they did, even if it was only on a few select ports.

@Mihir, yeah I know those modules, I actually have a 3750-X at the "other end". But here I was asking wrt to hw that supports cumulus of course 🙂
EdgeCore5912 *might* support macsec, if this price list is correct:
http://www.kernelsoftware.com/products/catalog/edgecore.html
Leo Bistmans wrote:

EdgeCore5912 *might* support macsec, if this price list is correct:


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