This guide covers deployment of routed leaf-spine networks in the data center with Dell EMC Networking OS10 Enterprise switches. Both OSPF and BGP examples are included.

Due to increasing east-west traffic within the data center (server-server, server-storage, etc.), an alternative to the traditional access-aggregation-core network model is becoming more widely used. This architecture is known as a leaf-spine network and is designed to minimize the number of hops between hosts.