Network Architecture & Design

  • 1.  Use ERPS on mixed networks(other vendors devices)

    Posted 02-02-2016 01:45
    Hello Dear,
    Now I'm ready to add new devices on my (only use)Extreme networks, Also I'm using ring topology on EAPS now.

    But, in this time I needed use other vendor devices. so I have question about ERPS(G8032)

    1. If I were using other vendor devices(Cisco or Alcatel) on my network(only Extreme, use EAPS)
    Can i add and use a sub ring(ERPS)?

    2. Follow the 1, Can I use mixing 2 protocols(EAPS + ERPS) on main ring?

    3. If I could complete and use follow the 1 and 2, Can you tell me any announced problems?

    4. If I could not make that 1 and 2, Can you explain to me reason for this problem?

    Thank you. Waiting your reply.


  • 2.  RE: Use ERPS on mixed networks(other vendors devices)

    Posted 02-02-2016 01:54
    First. You may lookup ERPS Vs EAPS.

    https://community.extremenetworks.com/extreme/topics/eaps_or_erps_differences

    My advice is never mix them even if its doable.

    "Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should"

    It will save you from administration and troubleshooting headache.



  • 3.  RE: Use ERPS on mixed networks(other vendors devices)

    Posted 02-02-2016 01:54
    Dear Leong,

    Thanks for your reply, but I need reference now for my clients.
    Can you tell(explain) me 1~2 cases about any problems?


  • 4.  RE: Use ERPS on mixed networks(other vendors devices)

    Posted 02-02-2016 01:54
    Hi,

    You may refer to here. If you dealing with multiple vendors, stick with standards.

    https://community.extremenetworks.com/extreme/topics/compatibility-between-eaps-and-g-8032-erps



  • 5.  RE: Use ERPS on mixed networks(other vendors devices)

    Posted 02-02-2016 01:54
    Thank you W~