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Offline adohen

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New Code Fabric Attach
« on: July 04, 2014, 04:10:32 PM »
Has anyone upgraded to the new version of code for the ERS line or VSP's that incorporates Fabric Attach??

I still have not seen a good document on Avaya's website in regard to this, I see marketing material.

A link to some good reads, possibly any real world applications and any other information would be greatly appreciated.   I guess im not understanding what its actually doing for me and if its even worth the upgrade.  I am about to do a large school district so if it makes sense I might as well get it in now before its live.

   



Offline Dominik

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Re: New Code Fabric Attach
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 03:59:54 AM »
Avaya has not published an official document to Fabric Connect so far.

We can only spaculate how Fabric Attach is implemented from Avaya...
I would assume that at the end of the day you have with FA a mechnaism to connect non SPB
capable devices to an SPB core. To make it work you need a FA software on your SPB switch wich
they have now introduced and also a sofware for your non SPB switches like
e.g. ERS5k or ERS3k wich supports FA.

For a complete new deployment with SPB , you can choose only SPB capable devices.
I think FA is more interesting for networks wich have a large number of older non SPB capable devices deployed , so you can upgrade your core and still can get some of the SPB benefits for your legacy switches.

But I am completly speculating here, we have to wait for some official docs from Avaya to get the full picture.
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