Distributed Multi-Link Trunking
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|DMLT between 2 stacked 5530 switches to an ERS 8600 switch|
Distributed Multi-Link Trunking (DMLT) or Distributed MLT is a proprietary computer networking protocol designed by Nortel Networks, and now owned by Avaya, used to load balance the network traffic across connections and also across multiple switches or modules in a chassis. The protocol is an enhancement to the Multi-Link Trunking (MLT) protocol.
DMLT allows the ports in a trunk (MLT) to span multiple units of a stack of switches or to span multiple cards in a chassis, preventing network outages when one switch in a stack fails or a card in a chassis fails.
United States Patent 6496502
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