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Offline pdhakad13

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Difference b/w VSP and ERS series
« on: July 23, 2014, 10:18:06 AM »
hi all ,

can anybody refer me any documents that describes the actual difference b/w the VSP and ERS series switches .


 


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Re: Difference b/w VSP and ERS series
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 01:53:36 PM »
ERS is the "Ethernet Routing Switch".  As the label says, it switches and routes if needed.  Pretty much your traditional L2/L3 switch.

VSP is the Avaya "Virtual Services Platform".  This indicates it is designed to integrate in to the Avaya Shortest Path Bridging or SPB fabric solution.

VSP switches have more RAM and flash memory because they need larger images than the ERS units.

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Re: Difference b/w VSP and ERS series
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 03:01:23 AM »
The main difference is what going on on the OS level.

The VSP devices utilze Linux as an oprating system and the ERS devices have a propriatry OS
under the hood.

For example you can buy a VSP4000 and an ERS4800 that share the same hardware but have an different OS.
As mentioned by Telair all VSP Devices have full SPB support on board.
At the ERS Devices only the ERS4800 and the ERS8800 support SPB.
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