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Avaya ERS 3500 Series Switch

Dec 27 2012

Available Models:

The ERS 3526T offers 24 ports of 10/100 plus two combo 10/100/1000/SFP ports. The back of the unit also offers two additional SFP ports that can be used as uplink ports or as stacking ports. This unit is fanless to support silent operation in open environments.
This standalone fanless unit supports silent operation in open environments and offers eight ports of 10/100/1000 with two SFP ports.
This switch offers 24 ports of 10/100/1000 plus two combo 10/100/1000 SFP ports. The back of the unit offers two additional SFP ports that can be used as uplink ports or as stacking ports.

This switch offers 24 ports of 10/100 with support for IEEE 802.3 at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) plus two combo 10/100/1000 SFP ports. The back of the unit also offers two additional SFP ports that can be used as uplink ports or as stacking ports.
This model features eight ports of 10/100/1000 with support for IEEE 802.3 at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) and two SFP ports. This is a standalone unit that operates in fanless mode in low power deployments and with a fan for high power deployments.
This product features 24 ports of 10/100/1000 with support for IEEE 802.3 at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) and two combo 10/100/1000 SFP ports. The back of the unit also offers two additional SFP ports that can be used as uplink ports or as stacking ports.

The Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 3500 is a series of high-performance compact Ethernet switches specifically designed for SME’s, branches and open environments outside of the wiring closet.
A low-cost, feature rich solution, the
Avaya ERS 3500 series is comprised of six Ethernet switching products including 24-port 10/100BASE-TX model variants and 10 and 24-port 10/100/1000BaseT model variants. Several models operate in fanless mode and models which support IEEE 802.3af PoE and IEEE 802.3at PoE+ are available making this an extremely versatile product family.
Suitable for SMEs looking for a reliable, cost-effective switch to provide converged services within single or multiple sites (typically with 100 users or less) and for midsize-to-large companies looking for a compact switch to provide connectivity within remote offices, the ERS 3500 delivers the features and performance required at cost effective price points.

For locations without dedicated wiring closet space, the ERS 3500 offers three models which operate in fanless mode. This provides silent operation for classrooms, hospitality suites, retail shops and other noise sensitive environments.
Where there is a requirement to power IP phones, wireless access points, networked CCTV cameras and other devices, the ERS 3500 supports IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus. This ensures investment protection for current as well as future high powered end points, such as emerging high speed wireless access points and video phones.
For environments that want to start small but have the flexibility to pay as they grow, the ERS 3500 24-port models will be enabled with the Avaya Stackable Chassis Architecture. This architecture provides functionality equivalent to a modular chassis but with cost-effective fixed form factor switches. Similar to adding line cards to a modular chassis, new ERS 3500 units can be added individually to form a stack of switches. This enables customers to pay for additional ports and bandwidth capacity as needed while still managing the stack as a single unit. The ERS 3500 will support 80 Gigabits of virtual backplane capacity in a stack of 8 units managed with a single IP address in software version 5.1. Avaya’s Stackable Chassis architecture can also improve network availability through features such as the ability to hot-swap individual units in a stack without impacting traffic, the ability to support link aggregation across the stack – increasing resiliency, and through subsecond recovery in the event of a link or unit failure.The Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 3500 Series delivers high performance Layer 2 switching, Layer 3 local and static routing, advanced convergence features and a wide range of security features including comprehensive support for IEEE 802.1x for secure network access control. They are designed to simplify operations by automating many of today’s manual processes, while keeping costs low for cost conscious SMEs and for remote office deployments.

Simplified Operations Typically in smaller environments there is little to no local IT staff. Therefore, equipment purchased to run in these locations must be simple to install, manage and operate. The ERS 3500 is well suited for these environments. When deployed in conjunction with an Avaya IP Office system the ERS 3500 can offer increased operational simplicity over third party switching solutions through features that simplify both the initial deployment as well as ongoing adds, moves and changes.
Validated interoperability with Avaya IP Office To simplify converged deployments for SMEs and remote offices, Avaya has validated interoperability between the ERS 3500 and the IP Office system. This ensures that the two products work together seamlessly when they are deployed together – eliminating complexities associated with having to provision, manage and troubleshoot a third party switch with the Avaya voice / unified communications infrastructure. A technical solutions guide, available to partners and end customers, showcases best practice configurations, ensuring optimal performance of the solution. Certified 1-minute plug-and-play for IP phones
Plug and play means that as soon as an IP phone is plugged into an Avaya Ethernet switch, the IP phone is automatically recognized and configured. This feature can dramatically simplify the roll out of IP phones and simplify ongoing adds, moves and changes; empowering employees to move their own phones without the assistance of an outside contractor. To enable this plug and play capability, Avaya offers IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol and LLDP-Media Endpoint Discovery (LLDP-MED) as well as the Avaya Auto Discovery and Auto Configuration (ADAC) feature.

With LLDP enabled, the ERS 3500 learns the identification of neighboring devices and provides these details to the network management system. This enables the system to have the most up-to-date physical view of the network. In addition, ERS 3500 can dynamically apply voice VLANs and QoS to both the IP phone and the attached edge switch port. When the IP phone is moved to another location, the configuration is automatically updated. QoS is also automatically provisioned on the ERS 3500 uplink ensuring voice is given top priority into the network core. With one
of the most comprehensive implementations of LLDP in the industry, Avaya offers enhancements for standards based provisioning of Avaya IP Phones via integrated and customizable TLV support.
These features not only save network operators time, they can virtually eliminate the likelihood of a provisioning error during a large IP phone deployment. Third-party testing conducted by Miercom1 validated that when IP phones were plugged into an Avaya Ethernet Switch, they were operational in just over 1 minute.
Automated switch set up with Avaya IP Office (v5.0.1)
In certain deployment scenarios there may not be a data networking support specialist on site; therefore, Avaya is developing an automated script to enable fast, error free installation when ERS 3500 is deployed with IP Office. This installation script called “run ip office” will automate the entire set up process on the ERS 3500 switch by utilizing LLDP or ADAC functionality to automatically set up voice and data VLANs, QoS and policies on the IP phones, meaning that IP Office and IP Phones are ready to be connected immediately. This will help ensure fast setup and error free deployment according to Avaya best practices and consistency between different locations for large rollouts in multiple branch offices.
In non Avaya IP Office environments, the ERS 3500 offers a quick start installation script via Command Line Interface as well a quick start screen in Enterprise Device Manager via a web browser.
Intuitive Management
ERS 3500 Series offers flexible options for managing, troubleshooting and operating
your devices.

For customers most comfortable using the Command Line Interface (CLI), the ERS 3500 offers an industry-aligned CLI that is intuitive and requires little to no formal training for individuals with Ethernet switching backgrounds.

For customers who are looking for a simple Graphical User Interface (GUI) for management and provisioning, Avaya’s Enterprise Device Manager (EDM) is an embedded web-based element management and configuration tool that enables set-up, configuration and monitoring of a single device using either HTTP or HTTPS (Secure Web). The on-box embedded version of EDM is available at no extra charge with every switch and can be accessed by a standard web browser. There is also an off-box version available as a free downloadable software plug-in that can be installed on Avaya’s Configuration and Orchestration Manager (COM) application.

For customers rolling out many
ERS 3500 devices, the Avaya Configuration and Orchestration Manager (COM) application, simplifies multi-element configuration via wizards and templates – increasing consistency and reducing the chances of error during configuration changes. COM also provides network discovery, device backup, bulk configuration management and audits of configuration changes.

SNMP-based management (SNMP v1, v2 and v3) provides an alternative standards-based management approach as well as
an interface for Configuration and Orchestration Manager.
The Avaya ERS 3500 supports secure management via IPv4 or IPv6 through features such as Secure Shell (SSHv1/2), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv1,2,3), IP Manager Lists, and administrative authentication via RADIUS or TACACS+ when connecting to the switch or stack.

Highlights
Cost effective Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for small locations. ERS 3500 series delivers 6 new compact switches in 10-and-24 port model variants at cost-effective price points.
Fanless models for silent operation in open areas. ERS 3500 offers three models which can operate fanless for locations such as classrooms, boardrooms and retail shops.
Enterprise class features at SME price points. The ERS 3500 features 100+ enterprise class features, including support for the Avaya Stackable Chassis architecture (release v5.1) at price points that fit into tight capital budgets.
Simplified operations including 1-minute plug- and-play capabilities for IP phones, automatic QoS provisioning and intuitive management options.
Pay as you grow scaling. The ERS 3500 24-port models will support Avaya’s Stackable Chassis Architecture which enable scaling equivalent to adding modules to a modular switch. The ERS 3500 can scale up to a massive 80 Gig of virtual backplane capacity in a stack of 8 units (v5.1).
Complements Avaya IP Office solutions

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