Avaya ERS 8000 Series Switch

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This high-performance, high-density switch can serve as the always-on core for highly resilient large-configuration networks. It features the scalability to support up to 96 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet or 384 ports of Fast/Gigabit Ethernet using R/RS-Series or 8800 series interface modules and it offers full-featured network virtualization.

This switch provides a robust platform to create the always-on core of a medium-sized network, or as an aggregation device in the distribution layer. Leveraging R/RS-series or 8800 series modules, it supports up to 48 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet or 192 ports of Fast/Gigabit Ethernet, and offers full-featured network virtualization capabilities.

Suitable for wiring-closet applications or as the always-on core of a midsize network, this switch features up to 400 ports of Gigabit Ethernet (with or without PoE) or up to 68 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

This central-office switch is a NEBS-compliant version of the 10-slot 8800, notable for carrier-standard features such as vertically orientated R/RS-Series or 8800 series interface modules and high-capacity fans.

For customers seeking advanced features such as network virtualization in a low-density configuration, this chassis supports a single Switch Fabric/CPU module, with capacity for two R/RS-Series or 8800 series interface modules. It is suitable to serve as the core of a small network.

This cost-effective switch can serve as the always-on core of a medium-sized network, or as an aggregation device in the distribution layer. It supports up to 36 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, or 192 ports of Ethernet (with or without PoE) at a variety of speeds.

Ethernet Routing Switch 8000 Series
The Ethernet Routing Switch 8000 Series is a broad collection of systems that deliver always-on networking and high-density Ethernet connectivity. Supporting hot-swappable modules, redundant fans, and power supplies, Ethernet Routing Switch 8000 Series systems are highly resilient individually. The systems are typically deployed in Switch Clusters to deliver true end-to-end reliability and always-on application access. Available in a wide range of models, these systems are specifically designed to address the critical enterprise requirements of reliability, efficiency, and scalability.

Our flagship Ethernet Routing Switch 8800 is a key component of the Avaya Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (VENA), supporting full-featured network virtualization capabilities for campus cores and data center applications.
Features and Benefits
Fully-featured network virtualization
Supporting the Avaya VENA Fabric Connect solution enables the Ethernet Routing Switch 8800 to deliver full-featured network virtualization capabilities that extend from the data center to the campus core. This allows enterprises to improve the delivery of always-on content and simplify the deployment of cloud-based services.

Improve resilience and security
The Ethernet Routing Switch 8000 Series features the Avaya VENA Switch Clustering capability, creating a virtualized core and delivering simple, continuous resiliency and true end-to-end availability. These features enable the use of all links and resources.

Deploy the type of virtualization you need
Whether you are deploying a fully virtualized data center or looking to support a multi-tenant environment, the Ethernet Routing Switch 8000 Series offers a full suite of standards-based solutions, so you can deploy the virtualization solution that’s right for your business.

Simplify network management
Our management framework is based on a set of common services and offers a single look and feel—to help avoid errors and reduce training requirements. It offers full management capabilities for your voice and data equipment and equally supports multi-vendor environments.

Scale wireless traffic with ease
The unique Avaya VENA Unified Access capability allows businesses to scale the rapidly growing demands of the wireless data plane independent to those of the wireless control plane—fully integrating wireless and wired infrastructures

Avaya ERS 2500 Series Switch

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This model is a low-density option for the branch office or low-intensity enterprise wiring closet. It offers 26 concurrent network interfaces with 26 ports of 10/100 plus two Gigabit uplink ports that are a combo configuration of 1000BASE-T/SFP.

The 2550T is suitable as a high-density option for the branch office or low-intensity enterprise wiring closet. It offers 50 concurrent network interfaces, with 48 ports of 10/100 plus two Gigabit uplink ports that are a combo configuration of 1000BASE-T/SFP.

A flexible, low-density, convergence-centric variation of the 2526T, this switch has 24 ports of 10/100 with support for 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet on half the ports, plus two combo Gigabit Ethernet ports.

A flexible, high-density, convergence-centric variation of the 2550T, this switch is ideally suited for convergence requirements. It offers 48 ports of 10/100 with support for 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet on half the ports, plus two combo Gigabit Ethernet ports.

 A low-cost, feature rich solution, the Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 2500 series is a family of cost effective, stackable 10/100BASE-TX Ethernet switching products perfectly suited to branch offices of larger enterprises and/or the enterprise edge.
Ideal for enterprises moving to a converged network now or in the future, the Ethernet Routing Switch 2500 offers the resiliency, performance and simplified operational features you need, while helping keep on-going total cost of ownership low. Convergence-ready for Unified Communications and more For businesses looking to consolidate all forms of communication – data, voice and video – on a single infrastructure, the Avaya ERS 2500 delivers functionality that simplifies convergence of these technologies.
Through support for standards-based Power-over-Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af PoE), power is delivered to IP phones, wireless access points, networked CCTV cameras and other devices. This eliminates the need for separate power supplies for each unit, enabling reduced cabling and management costs for adds, moves or changes.
The Avaya ERS 2500 further optimizes power consumption by allowing each port to be configured to a power priority level of low, high or critical, limiting the amount of power delivered to non-business-critical devices. This unique design delivers a flexible convergence-ready solution that can help keep costs low for customers.
Simplifies IP phone deployments With Avaya’s auto-discovery and configuration capability (ADAC), the Avaya ERS 2500 automatically configures the switch to apply correct Quality-of-Service (QoS) and VLAN settings, making mass IP phone deployments quick and easy. Standards-based 802.1AB auto-discovery can be used for non-Avaya devices.

Delivering unsurpassed control for networks requiring sophisticated capabilities, advanced QoS functions of the Avaya ERS 2500 enable management of egress queue shaping, mutation of DiffServ Code Point values on egress, definition of filter sets using both Layer 2 and Layer 3 (IP) criteria, and full optimization of the schema for queue and buffer management. With these new QoS capabilities, the Avaya ERS 2500 Series delivers a superlative quality management solution.
Automatic QoS In addition to supporting certain Avaya Unified Communications and voice solutions through recognition of Differentiated Service Code Point (DSCP) values unique to these applications, Automatic QoS optimizes management of egress queues. Intelligent stacking solution delivering scalability, flexibility, resilience and performance A stack of up to eight Avaya ERS 2500 units can be created (via a stacking license or stack-enabled units), enabling the Ethernet Routing Switch 2500 series to deliver up to 32 Gbps stacking throughput by scaling up to 384 10/100 ports and 16 10/100/1000/ SFP combo ports. Industry-leading, pay-as-you-grow scalable capacity
Using our stackable solutions to combine non-blocking internal switching fabrics with a high-speed stacking architecture, Avaya offers a truly high performance solution designed to scale proportionally as new switches are added. Shortest-path traffic forwarding capability, providing the most optimal path for each data flow, is at the heart of our stackable chassis architecture. Our solution does away with unwieldy logical ring or token technology found in competing offers. Instead, Avaya uses a physical/logical ring topology that allows traffic to flow upstream and downstream simultaneously from every switch in the stack, optimizing performance, resiliency, and resource utilization.In-service maintenance and restoration Virtual hot swap, a critical serviceability and operability capability, helps ensure that failure in any unit is quickly and easily rectified. Pioneered in modular switches, virtual hot swap is available in Avaya stackable chassis solutions where, without complex engineering, it enables immediate like-for-like unit replacement with no impact on other functionality and traffic, empowering operators to deploy our solutions just as they would a chassis. If a failure occurs, neighboring switches automatically wrap their fabric connections to help ensure that other switches in the stack are not impacted. The failed unit is simply disconnected from the fabric and, without pre-staging of software or configuration, a like unit is inserted, cabled, and powered-up. The Automatic Unit Replacement (AUR) process self-manages downloads to the new switch then brings it online without the need for an engineer to configure or manage the process.
Further complementing the Avaya ERS 2500 stacking architecture, Avaya supports standards-based 802.3ad Link Aggregation as well as its own Multi-Link Trunking technology that allows grouping of ports to form high-speed trunks/aggregations. These bundles or groups of ports can be distributed across different units in the same stack, delivering higher levels of resilience in case of link or switch failure to help ensure that traffic gets to its destination.
Stack health-check monitoring, a real-time, at-a-glance view of stack operational status and health, further enhances operational and management simplicity.
Automatic software/configuration control and centralized management
With chassis solutions, implementation and management consists of adding a new module, configuring the module, and connecting devices. With Avaya stackables, the process is just as simple: cable in the new member then extend appropriate configuration. Through the AUR feature, the diagnostic image and agent image software is automatically checked and updated if necessary to the new member. If a replacement unit is being inserted, the AUR self management function will also download and restore the configuration file in addition to the diagnostic and agent images. All units in a switch stack operate and are managed as a single network entity.
Securing access at the edge The ERS 2500 offers a wide range of flexible security options to help ensure that only authorized personnel gain access to the LAN. Through either an IEEE 802.1X-based EAP client or device MAC Address, network managers control authentication for access to specific resources.
When advanced, standards-based, policy-based and centralized user/device authentication is required, the Avaya ERS 2500 can be used in conjunction with the innovative
Avaya Identity Engines portfolio solution to assign network access rights and permissions based on user role, where user connects (local or remote), and whether or not the connection is wired or wireless. In this way, every connected device is known and adheres to established security policies. As the number of employee-owned devices requesting access to the corporate network increases, Identity Engines helps network operators retain control. Running device health checks and verifying credentials of users and devices requesting access, Identity Engines helps ensure that network access permission levels are enforced and adhered to.
In addition, the Avaya ERS 2500 offers advanced security services that enable the Avaya ERS 2500 to actively protect against malicious network attacks. These services include protection from snooping of DHCP services, verification and filtering of ARP traffic via in-hardware processing (Dynamic ARP inspection), restriction of IP traffic to registered end devices (IP Source Guard), and control of the flow of Spanning Tree BPDUs within the network (BPDU Filtering).
Avaya ERS 2500 also supports advanced packet classification and deep packet filtering of up to 128 bytes, helping block unwanted network traffic while forwarding mission-critical traffic efficiently. Secure and simplified network management
Supported on all Avaya ERS 2500 models, Avaya Ethernet switch software simplifies network operations and management because a single image operates on any mixture of models in a stack. Eliminating worry about different software versions and capabilities on different products, the software image is loaded on the base unit of the stack which then loads the image to other switches. As switches are added to an existing stack, Avaya ERS 2500 software helps ensure that new switch diagnostics and software are added to software already running on the stack.
The Avaya ERS 2500 supports secure management via IPv4 or IPv6 through access control lists, and administrative authentication via RADIUS or TACACS+ when connecting to the switch or stack.
Creating a flexible operational environment, the Avaya ERS 2500 Series can be managed by a variety of management tools including standardized Command Line Interface (CLI), Web-based Enterprise Device Manager (EDM), SNMP-based management (SNMPv1, v2 & v3), HTTPS (Secure Web), and the evolving Unified Communication Management (UCM) framework for comprehensive, centralized, multi-facetted network management. UCM is based on Common Services (authentication and access control, audit, etc.) and the following integrated plug-in AJAX-based applets that deliver seamless task-specific capabilities with a consistent look and feel:
Configuration & Orchestration Management
Visualization, Performance, & Fault Management
Enterprise Policy Manager
IP Flow Manager
Network Resource Manager
Provision Wizards and other labor-saving tools provide faster service activation and a more consistent approach to configuration. And, because templates are pre-populated with best-practice recommendations or mandatory values, they can reduce human error. The entire framework is context-based, enabling a faster, more accurate and intelligent approach to delivering both device-centric and network-wide management services.
Lifetime warranty Avaya includes industry-leading warranty services for our portfolio of stackable switches, including Avaya ERS 2500 Series products. The warranty includes complimentary next-business-day shipment of failed units for the life of the product, next-business-day shipping worldwide on replacement of failed hardware, and basic technical support as follows: Level 1 for the supported lifecycle of the product and up to Level 3 for the first 90 days after purchase. This includes support for the shipped software version, with an optional Software Release Service available to provide access to new feature releases.
Avaya is positioned to provide an end-to-end solution for converged networks. The Ethernet Routing Switch 2500 series, along with other Avaya products, can increase profitability and productivity, streamline business operations, lower costs and help your business gain a competitive edge.

Avaya ERS 3500 Series Switch

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The ERS 3526T offers 24 ports of 10/100 plus two combo 10/100/1000/SFP ports. The back of the unit also offers two additional SFP ports that can be used as uplink ports or as stacking ports. This unit is fanless to support silent operation in open environments.
This standalone fanless unit supports silent operation in open environments and offers eight ports of 10/100/1000 with two SFP ports.
This switch offers 24 ports of 10/100/1000 plus two combo 10/100/1000 SFP ports. The back of the unit offers two additional SFP ports that can be used as uplink ports or as stacking ports.

This switch offers 24 ports of 10/100 with support for IEEE 802.3 at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) plus two combo 10/100/1000 SFP ports. The back of the unit also offers two additional SFP ports that can be used as uplink ports or as stacking ports.
This model features eight ports of 10/100/1000 with support for IEEE 802.3 at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) and two SFP ports. This is a standalone unit that operates in fanless mode in low power deployments and with a fan for high power deployments.
This product features 24 ports of 10/100/1000 with support for IEEE 802.3 at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) and two combo 10/100/1000 SFP ports. The back of the unit also offers two additional SFP ports that can be used as uplink ports or as stacking ports.

The Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 3500 is a series of high-performance compact Ethernet switches specifically designed for SME’s, branches and open environments outside of the wiring closet.
A low-cost, feature rich solution, the
Avaya ERS 3500 series is comprised of six Ethernet switching products including 24-port 10/100BASE-TX model variants and 10 and 24-port 10/100/1000BaseT model variants. Several models operate in fanless mode and models which support IEEE 802.3af PoE and IEEE 802.3at PoE+ are available making this an extremely versatile product family.
Suitable for SMEs looking for a reliable, cost-effective switch to provide converged services within single or multiple sites (typically with 100 users or less) and for midsize-to-large companies looking for a compact switch to provide connectivity within remote offices, the ERS 3500 delivers the features and performance required at cost effective price points.

For locations without dedicated wiring closet space, the ERS 3500 offers three models which operate in fanless mode. This provides silent operation for classrooms, hospitality suites, retail shops and other noise sensitive environments.
Where there is a requirement to power IP phones, wireless access points, networked CCTV cameras and other devices, the ERS 3500 supports IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus. This ensures investment protection for current as well as future high powered end points, such as emerging high speed wireless access points and video phones.
For environments that want to start small but have the flexibility to pay as they grow, the ERS 3500 24-port models will be enabled with the Avaya Stackable Chassis Architecture. This architecture provides functionality equivalent to a modular chassis but with cost-effective fixed form factor switches. Similar to adding line cards to a modular chassis, new ERS 3500 units can be added individually to form a stack of switches. This enables customers to pay for additional ports and bandwidth capacity as needed while still managing the stack as a single unit. The ERS 3500 will support 80 Gigabits of virtual backplane capacity in a stack of 8 units managed with a single IP address in software version 5.1. Avaya’s Stackable Chassis architecture can also improve network availability through features such as the ability to hot-swap individual units in a stack without impacting traffic, the ability to support link aggregation across the stack – increasing resiliency, and through subsecond recovery in the event of a link or unit failure.The Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 3500 Series delivers high performance Layer 2 switching, Layer 3 local and static routing, advanced convergence features and a wide range of security features including comprehensive support for IEEE 802.1x for secure network access control. They are designed to simplify operations by automating many of today’s manual processes, while keeping costs low for cost conscious SMEs and for remote office deployments.

Simplified Operations Typically in smaller environments there is little to no local IT staff. Therefore, equipment purchased to run in these locations must be simple to install, manage and operate. The ERS 3500 is well suited for these environments. When deployed in conjunction with an Avaya IP Office system the ERS 3500 can offer increased operational simplicity over third party switching solutions through features that simplify both the initial deployment as well as ongoing adds, moves and changes.
Validated interoperability with Avaya IP Office To simplify converged deployments for SMEs and remote offices, Avaya has validated interoperability between the ERS 3500 and the IP Office system. This ensures that the two products work together seamlessly when they are deployed together – eliminating complexities associated with having to provision, manage and troubleshoot a third party switch with the Avaya voice / unified communications infrastructure. A technical solutions guide, available to partners and end customers, showcases best practice configurations, ensuring optimal performance of the solution. Certified 1-minute plug-and-play for IP phones
Plug and play means that as soon as an IP phone is plugged into an Avaya Ethernet switch, the IP phone is automatically recognized and configured. This feature can dramatically simplify the roll out of IP phones and simplify ongoing adds, moves and changes; empowering employees to move their own phones without the assistance of an outside contractor. To enable this plug and play capability, Avaya offers IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol and LLDP-Media Endpoint Discovery (LLDP-MED) as well as the Avaya Auto Discovery and Auto Configuration (ADAC) feature.

With LLDP enabled, the ERS 3500 learns the identification of neighboring devices and provides these details to the network management system. This enables the system to have the most up-to-date physical view of the network. In addition, ERS 3500 can dynamically apply voice VLANs and QoS to both the IP phone and the attached edge switch port. When the IP phone is moved to another location, the configuration is automatically updated. QoS is also automatically provisioned on the ERS 3500 uplink ensuring voice is given top priority into the network core. With one
of the most comprehensive implementations of LLDP in the industry, Avaya offers enhancements for standards based provisioning of Avaya IP Phones via integrated and customizable TLV support.
These features not only save network operators time, they can virtually eliminate the likelihood of a provisioning error during a large IP phone deployment. Third-party testing conducted by Miercom1 validated that when IP phones were plugged into an Avaya Ethernet Switch, they were operational in just over 1 minute.
Automated switch set up with Avaya IP Office (v5.0.1)
In certain deployment scenarios there may not be a data networking support specialist on site; therefore, Avaya is developing an automated script to enable fast, error free installation when ERS 3500 is deployed with IP Office. This installation script called “run ip office” will automate the entire set up process on the ERS 3500 switch by utilizing LLDP or ADAC functionality to automatically set up voice and data VLANs, QoS and policies on the IP phones, meaning that IP Office and IP Phones are ready to be connected immediately. This will help ensure fast setup and error free deployment according to Avaya best practices and consistency between different locations for large rollouts in multiple branch offices.
In non Avaya IP Office environments, the ERS 3500 offers a quick start installation script via Command Line Interface as well a quick start screen in Enterprise Device Manager via a web browser.
Intuitive Management
ERS 3500 Series offers flexible options for managing, troubleshooting and operating
your devices.

For customers most comfortable using the Command Line Interface (CLI), the ERS 3500 offers an industry-aligned CLI that is intuitive and requires little to no formal training for individuals with Ethernet switching backgrounds.

For customers who are looking for a simple Graphical User Interface (GUI) for management and provisioning, Avaya’s Enterprise Device Manager (EDM) is an embedded web-based element management and configuration tool that enables set-up, configuration and monitoring of a single device using either HTTP or HTTPS (Secure Web). The on-box embedded version of EDM is available at no extra charge with every switch and can be accessed by a standard web browser. There is also an off-box version available as a free downloadable software plug-in that can be installed on Avaya’s Configuration and Orchestration Manager (COM) application.

For customers rolling out many
ERS 3500 devices, the Avaya Configuration and Orchestration Manager (COM) application, simplifies multi-element configuration via wizards and templates – increasing consistency and reducing the chances of error during configuration changes. COM also provides network discovery, device backup, bulk configuration management and audits of configuration changes.

SNMP-based management (SNMP v1, v2 and v3) provides an alternative standards-based management approach as well as
an interface for Configuration and Orchestration Manager.
The Avaya ERS 3500 supports secure management via IPv4 or IPv6 through features such as Secure Shell (SSHv1/2), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv1,2,3), IP Manager Lists, and administrative authentication via RADIUS or TACACS+ when connecting to the switch or stack.

Cost effective Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for small locations. ERS 3500 series delivers 6 new compact switches in 10-and-24 port model variants at cost-effective price points.
Fanless models for silent operation in open areas. ERS 3500 offers three models which can operate fanless for locations such as classrooms, boardrooms and retail shops.
Enterprise class features at SME price points. The ERS 3500 features 100+ enterprise class features, including support for the Avaya Stackable Chassis architecture (release v5.1) at price points that fit into tight capital budgets.
Simplified operations including 1-minute plug- and-play capabilities for IP phones, automatic QoS provisioning and intuitive management options.
Pay as you grow scaling. The ERS 3500 24-port models will support Avaya’s Stackable Chassis Architecture which enable scaling equivalent to adding modules to a modular switch. The ERS 3500 can scale up to a massive 80 Gig of virtual backplane capacity in a stack of 8 units (v5.1).
Complements Avaya IP Office solutions