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Offline Telair

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New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3
« on: October 16, 2012, 03:47:03 PM »
Just reading through the intro, that is a lot of new features added in one release.  It's not often you see a 64 page document for the release notes.  And yes, it says VRF-Lite is available now on 5600 switches.  That should be interesting.  Also there is support now for iBGP to be running on the switches.  No eBGP support (yet?) though.

The release notes are below:
https://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100167150


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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 03:59:30 PM »
interesting to know what the difference between VRF and VRF-lite would be. 

perhaps you can't do cross-pollination policies??
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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 04:40:26 PM »
Check out this link for VRF Lite  ;)

http://packetlife.net/blog/2009/apr/30/intro-vrf-lite/

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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 04:42:16 PM »
mmmm VRF-lite is VRF without MPLS.

simple enough
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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 09:21:39 PM »
Does anyone know whether VRF-lite is in the default licence, the Advanced licence, or a new licence?
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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 11:11:46 PM »
you need the Premier lic
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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2012, 03:23:57 AM »
That is what I call an update.
Rellay nice that AVAYA has added so many new features, who said "an old dog can not learn new tricks :P "

I can not see the 6.3 software on the Avaya support site, is it already public available ?
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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2012, 04:15:25 AM »
I've that statement from AVAYA Eng's:

The release 6.3 is tentatively scheduled for last week of October’2012.
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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2012, 08:42:37 AM »
It seems Avaya usually takes a day or two between announcement and when the software becomes available for download.

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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2012, 12:21:05 PM »
It is facinating how so many network vendors are pushing a lot of what I would consider "core" features down into their stackable/edge products.
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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2012, 01:56:49 PM »
Don't forget that the 5000 is also positioned as a core box in some deployment scenarios. 

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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2012, 05:22:00 PM »
This is very true... I'm using it myself as a core router in a number of scenarios.
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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2012, 07:16:02 PM »
we have used the 5530's and now the 5632's as cores.  awesome solution.

and once the code is rev'ed up enough, we even plan on deploying VSP7000's as SMB cores.
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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2012, 10:32:49 AM »
From a core perspective, the 6.3 release ramps up the 5600 series by increasing the arp entries to 2500 (up from 1500).  This increases the scope of deployment options for the platform.


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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2012, 11:54:25 AM »
I am a fan of:

MLT/DMLT/LAG Dynamic VLAN Changes

Enhancements have been made to the operation of Link Aggregation Groups (LAG) so as to
provide consistent operation of Multi-Link Trunk (MLT), Distributed Multi-Link Trunk (DMLT),
and LAGs. Now you can make dynamic VLAN changes (that is addition or removal) on any
trunks without disabling the trunk first. This is an important improvement in that it allows you
to make VLAN changes on any trunks while keeping them in service.

Nothing more annoying than the server guys want a new VLAN on a trunk to one of their chassis blade server boxes, but to add it I have to disable the existing MLT which means an outage.  It says it changed the way LAG's work too.  Humm...  I'll have to try it on a lab box and see if I really can add/remove VLAN's from an LACP trunk.