Avaya ERS 5500

Avaya ERS 5500
Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch
5500 Series
ERS 5510-48T/5510-24T
Rack mountable: 19-inch standard rack
ERS 5520-48T-PWR/5520-24T-PWR
Rack mountable: 19-inch standard rack
ERS 5530-24TFD
Rack mountable: 19-inch standard rack

Ethernet Routing Switch 5500 system or (ERS-5000) in computer networking are stackable layer 3 switches designed and manufactured by Avaya. capable of stacking 8 switches in a 640-Gbit/s fast stacking configuration.[2][3] This switch was used as the access layer device for the 2010 Winter Olympics games.[4][5][6] The 817 access switches supported 8782 voice over IP telephones.[7]

The switches have an integrated time-domain reflectometer (TDR) built into every copper port, providing diagnostic monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities of the connected cables allowing for the troubleshooting of cable defects (crimped, cut, shorted or damaged cables) from the telnet, SNMP, web and console management interfaces. This test provides a very reliable test to identify if the cable is good or faulty.[8]


The switches also include an integrated packet sniffer built into every port that can export the information on to a web page report (see the jpg to the right, an example of top 25 talkers on a switch) or export the information to an IPFIX server. The web base reports will report top 10, 25, or 50 talkers. Reports can also be created and sorted on source address, destination address, TOS, protocol, port number, source or destination ports, packet count, byte count, or first or last packet times. Multiple ports can be monitored simultaneously or individually.[9] A license is not required to enable this function. The Management of the system is accomplished through a serial sonsole (which presents both a menu structure and a command line interface), a web interface or with the device manager tools, which uses SNMP to communicate with the device.



System scaling is accomplished by stacking eight of the 5530 systems to provide up to 192 ports of copper 10/100/1000BASE-T, and up to 96 ports 1000Base-X Small form-factor pluggable transceivers, and up to 16 ports of 10 gigabit ethernet, or stacking eight 5520-48T systems together will provide up to 384 ports of copper 10/100/1000BASE-T, and up to 32 ports of 1000Base-X Small form-factor pluggable transceivers. The system also has the ability to stack any combination of switches (up to 8 switches) in a total stack high.


Version 6.1 Major Features

  • De-Licensing IPFIX
    IPFIX is now part of the standard software and no licence is required
  • Username & Password enhancement
  • Extended Password History - Password history up to 10 passwords
  • 802.1X dynamic authorization extension - allows third-party devices to dynamically change VLANs or close user sessions
  • VLACP enhancements
  • IP and Layer 2 QoS Filter options
  • QoS Agent operational mode - QoS can now be configured globally
  • Avaya Automatic QoS
  • Dynamic QoS Queue Set control
  • Generic QoS Filter Set support
  • Stack Health Check - checks the stacking ports, stacking cables, base unit status
  • Forced Stack Mode option - ensures IP management during base unit failure and enables automatic provisioning during switch replacement whithin a stack
  • Show Environmental Information
  • Quick Install - from USB or file
  • IP.CFG - Set the IP address from USB file
  • Dynamic ARP Inspection SNMP Trap
  • DHCP Snooping SNMP Trap
  • IP Source Guard SNMP Trap
  • Auto Config Generator support for RSTP/MSTP
  • Pps-based Broadcast/Multicast Storm Control
  • JDM Support for Port Mirroring
  • Bootp/DHCP Rely Web management
  • T1 SFP support
  • Disable USB & Console support

See also


  1. ^ "ASVALAN Certification". Defense Information Systems Agency. 18 Dec 2009. http://jitc.fhu.disa.mil/tssi/cert_pdfs/nortel_asvalan_v2_dtr6.pdf. Retrieved 2 Aug 2011. 
  2. ^ Tolly Group Engineers (March 2010). "Avaya Data Network Solutions Performance, Resiliency and TCO Comparison to Cisco/HP ProCurve Across Network Classes (Test# 210113)". Tolly Enterprises, LLC. http://www.datavoice.com.au/SMB-solutions/PDFs/data-networks/Tolly210113AvayaSummary.pdf. Retrieved 28 Aug 2010. 
  3. ^ Tolly Group Engineers (June 2005). "Ethernet Routing Switch 8600 and Ethernet Routing Switch 5520/5530 (#205116)". Tolly Enterprises, LLC. http://www.tolly.com/ts/2005/Nortel/ERS/TollyTS205116NortelEthernetRoutingSwitchJune2005.pdf. Retrieved 4 Aug 2011. 
  4. ^ Venue Telecommunications for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, January 11, 2010, http://www.ieee-cqr.org/2010/Day%202/Panel%20Discussion%20-%208/David%20Barton%20-%20Venue%20Telecom%20for%20Van%202010.pdf 
  5. ^ Tim Greene. "Avaya hopes for gold in running the Olympic network". NetworkWorld. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/021010-avaya-olympic-network.html. Retrieved 16 Feb 2010 & 5 Aug 2011. 
  6. ^ Read, Brendan B. (January 7, 2010), Avaya Takes Over Nortel's 2010 Winter Olympics Sponsorship, TMC News, http://hosted-voip.tmcnet.com/feature/articles/72199-avaya-takes-over-nortels-2010-winter-olympics-sponsorship.htm, retrieved 9 Aug 2011 
  7. ^ Frohwerk, Dean; Edgett; Moore, Vancouver 2010 Winter Games: The most technologically advanced network in Olympic history, http://www.docstoc.com/docs/42199607/Vancouver-2010-Winter-Games-The-most-technologically-advanced-network, retrieved 9 Aug 2011 
  8. ^ "Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Series View All Documents". Avaya. https://support.avaya.com/css/Products/P0611/All_Documents. Retrieved 4 Aug 2011. 
  9. ^ Nortel Ethernet Routing Switch Solutions. Nortel Press. October 2008. p. 25. ISBN 978-0-9815218-1-7. 

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