Nortel recently released a highly technical document, Large Campus Technical Solution Guide, that should be a great benefit Nortel customers. This document covers an amazing amount of information and is a treasure trove to organizations looking for best practice approaches to managing and deploying their Nortel data equipment.
The document covers topics such as convergence between IP telephony and data networking, chassis versus stackable, Layer 2 versus Layer 3 at the edge, redundancy, high availability, clustering (IST/SMLT), two tier and three tier network designs, VLANs, Spanning Tree, Control Plane Rate Limit (cp-limit), Extended CP-Limit (ext-cp-limit), VLACP, SLPP, QoS, VRRP, RSMLT, ECMP, Multicast, EAPoL and the list goes on and on. And best of all they provide configuration examples for a large number of the scenarios which are always helpful.
A lot of the material I cover here in my blog is covered in this document. I’ll probably pull a few excerpts from this document over the next few months and make some posts out of it, expanding on some of the examples and filling in any unanswered blanks.
I’m impressed with effort that Nortel has made in trying to “get out the word”. This is really a great tool for Nortel customers! Let’s hope that Avaya will allow these folks to continue with their success.
Oh behalf of all those Nortel customers out there let me say “Thanks!”