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What is "oversubscription" in Networking?

I have a question about oversubscription in networking. I read a lot of documentation but I still don't understand what it means. I read the following on the Cisco website, oversubscription of the ...
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Significance of Bisection Bandwidth, Full Bisection Bandwidth, Subscription and their differences

I am confused by the terms Bisection Bandwidth, Full Bisection Bandwidth, and (Over/Under)-subscription. How do they all relate to one another in Data centres and in the general sense? I believe ...
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Cisco 3750-X Stack Bandwidth

I am currently managing a large datacenter spine-and-leaf topology. On our leafs, we use stacked 3750-X switches. I want to know how much bandwidth is currently going across the stack links (...
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Oversubscription in cisco 6500

What is oversubscription?When selecting a 16 port 10 gig blade for cisco 6500 , it says oversubscription as 4:1. What will happen if I populate all 16 ports, will some ports be blocking or dropping ...
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