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What extreme product support port extension 802.1br/802.1qbg?


Hi all, Does someone know any extreme switch support poet extension feature?(802.1br/802.1qbg) If there is, can anyone provide product name or info ? We searched whole extreme XOS release note and command lists based on2.22 and could not find related info. Which product is capable to be Control bridge? Which product only support port extension? Any messages? BR, Wed

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Hi, Wed. Support for port extenders is not part of the EXOS product at this time.

Larry Kunz
Information Development
Extreme Networks
Thanks for Larry's kindly responses.

Anyway, we heard X670-G2 support 802.1BR port extender and not sure if this feature called VEPA.

Does this feature in X670-G2 will be implement by 'configure port x reflective-relay on/off'?

Thanks again.

Wed.
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VEPA (reflective relay) only enables the capability to send an ethernet packet back to the same port/vlan as where it is received from. It is designed for a VM server that directs all traffic to the nic instead of to the vswitch and rely on the switch to switch back packets to the VM.
It does nothing with vlans.
I wanted to bump this thread as I believe the answer has changed.

From the 22.6 release notes
"Supported Platforms Summit X670-G2 and ExtremeSwitching X690, X590 series switches."

But what about edge switches?
Are there plans to add edge switches in the near future?
Thanks,
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David Coglianese wrote:

I wanted to bump this thread as I believe the answer has changed.

From the 22.6 release notes
"Supported Platforms Summit X670-G2 and ExtremeSwitching X690, X590 series switches."

But what about edge switches?
Are there plans to add edge switches in the near future?
Thanks,

Hello David,

I believe this is what you're looking for:
https://www.extremenetworks.com/product/v400/

If you mean edge switches that do support 802.1BR, I'm not sure. Bridge port extender is supposed to logically remove edge tier if I understand it well.
If you would like to extend edge switch perhaps this would fit:
https://www.extremenetworks.com/product/reachnxt/
It's still on the website, it's still in the pricefile so I assume it should be available. Be aware it's just for Fast Ethernet client connections.

Hope that helps,
Tomasz
David Coglianese wrote:

I wanted to bump this thread as I believe the answer has changed.

From the 22.6 release notes
"Supported Platforms Summit X670-G2 and ExtremeSwitching X690, X590 series switches."

But what about edge switches?
Are there plans to add edge switches in the near future?
Thanks,

Thanks Tom,

I guess I found those shortly after my post.

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