Nortel has released software 6.1.2 for the Nortel Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 series switches. This includes the Ethernet Routing Switch 5510/5520/5530/5698/5650/5632. While there are a number of fixes in this software release there are some very interesting new features primarily concerned with VLAN assigned through 802.1x authentication (both EAP and non-EAP clients) in conjunction with RADIUS. Here is a list of the new features;
- Dynamic VLAN assignment from RADIUS server for EAP and non-EAP authenticated devices
- 802.1X Authentication, NEAP / MAC-based Authentication, and Guest VLAN functionality on the same port
- 802.1X Authentication and NEAP functionality with Radius, but with Radius response using VLAN names instead of VLAN ids
- 802.1X Authentication and NEAP with Fail-Open functionality
- Support for DDI SFPs
As always I would strongly suggest you review the release notes for yourself.