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Offline bulyhome

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ERS Management Design Issue
« on: June 21, 2014, 03:33:04 AM »
Hi All,

I am new to Avaya ERS switches (I have Cisco background) and I was asked to provide a solution to the following problem:
 - there are 12 ERS switches (mix of 45xx and 25xx) and one router (Juniper) as in Topology.png I have attached
 - some of the devices are not to be managed by me [the ones that include 'Corp' in their names] and I cannot modify their configs (add an extra VLAN etc)
 - I need to provide a way to manage all other devices [all switches with 'VLAN' in their names] within a single IP subnet without making L2 loops. All switches run RSTP. Note that I can add one extra switch and/or router.
 - I have a solution in 'Cisco world' (convert from L2 to L3 one port from each switch with 'no switchport' command and assign to it an IP address from the desired management subnet, but I don't think it is possible with ERS switches]

Your help is really appreciated.   

Offline Michael McNamara

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Re: ERS Management Design Issue
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 10:09:35 AM »
I'm not sure I completely understand the requirements... why can't you just use an IP address in whatever VLAN they have access to? You don't need every switch to be in a single L2 domain to manage it, although that would be a nice to have if they are all in the same geographic location.

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Offline bulyhome

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Re: ERS Management Design Issue
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 03:39:23 PM »
Hi Michael,

Indeed, the current design in place is to manage every switch from the VLAN they already have access to, but since they are on the same building, I was wondering if there is a way to manage them on the same subnet.