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  1. 1. avaya.com Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 2500 Series The Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 2500 series is a family of cost effective, stackable 10/100BASE-TX Ethernet switching products perfectly suited for branch offices of larger enterprises, or the enterprise edge, requiring a low-cost but feature-rich Convergence-ready, • The convergence capabilities of solution in the wiring closet. PoE to support IP phones, network for VoIP and more cameras, wireless access points, Ideal for enterprises with big The Ethernet Routing Switch 2500 series security, lighting and access control devices (e.g., badge readers) plans but not-so-big budgets, the offers outstanding value as a convergence- ready edge switch. It delivers 802.3af The ERS 2500 is an energy-efficient Ethernet Routing Switch 2500 standards-based Power-over-Ethernet branch office or wiring closet edge (PoE) to support IP Telephony and offers the flexibility, scalability and Wireless LAN access points. solution that consumes 40 percent less energy than competing products. cost-effectiveness to deploy next- Resilient stacking provides a pay-as- ERS 2500 models are available with or you-grow solution that creates a single generation technology today — while without PoE. As not all network devices require PoE, the ERS 2500 provides the virtual switch for ease of configuration providing the high resiliency and right mix of PoE and non-PoE ports, so and management. you don’t have to pay for power capacity performance you need. Additionally, the ERS 2500 family that you’re never likely to use. This also also uses the IEEE standard 802.1AB minimizes the concern for power and for auto discovery of devices such as cooling requirements in the wiring closet IP phones. Each 802.1AB-supporting that can sometimes be an issue with device learns the identification, configu- products that support PoE on all ports. ration and capabilities of neighboring This unique design results in a flexible devices, and provides these details to and low-cost, convergence-ready solution the network management system. that enables you to take advantage of: • Economically priced non-PoE ports Avaya further extends the use of this for devices such as printers, servers protocol by coupling it with the ability and other devices that don’t require to automatically configure a port with power from the network QoS settings and VLAN membership Ethernet Routing Switch 2500 series when a Avaya IP phone is detected. FACT SHEET 1
  2. 2. avaya.com Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 2500 Series With the right mix of PoE and Model Port configurations non-PoE ports (1/2 and 1/2), the ERS2526T 24 x 10/100 ports + 2 combo 10/100/1000ASE-T/SFP ports + 2 1000ASE-T RJ-45 ports at the rear Ethernet Routing Switch 2500 ERS2526T-PWR 24 x 10/100 ports (PoE supported on 12 ports) + 2 combo 10/100/1000ASE-T/ SFP ports + 2 delivers the performance and 1000BaseT RJ-45 ports at the rear convergence-ready features that ERS2550T 48 x 10/100 ports + 2 combo 10/100/1000ASE-T/SFP ports + 2 1000ASE- RJ-45 ports at the rear until now have only been avail- ERS2550T-PWR 48 x 10/100 ports (PoE supported on 24 ports) + 2 combo 10/100/1000ASE-T/SFP ports + 2 able in higher-priced switches. 1000ASE- RJ-45 ports at the rear This provides fast and easy IP phone access to their applications and network Securing access to deployments across the network. resources any time. the network Convergence is further supported through Additionally, through the use of Cat5E Stacking the ERS 2500’s Quality of Service (QoS) Cables to interconnect the ERS 2500s, this The ERS 2500 offers high levels of security features. The Ethernet Routing Switch 2500 intelligent solution enables its users to benefit and flexibility, allowing only authorized uses standards-based 802.1p and DSCP from all of the resilience and scalability that personnel to gain access to a company’s priority queuing to prioritize mission critical comes from deploying a true stacking archi- LAN. Whether it is through use of an IEEE traffic such as VoIP. tecture yet maintains its cost-effectiveness 802.1X-based EAP client or through a user/ and simplicity. To further complement the device MAC address, network managers can ERS 2500’s stacking architecture, Avaya also ensure that only those who have successfully been authenticated against a RADIUS server Always on. offers support for standards-based 802.3ad Link Aggregation as well as its own Multi-Link have access to their specified resources. Always available. Trunking technology that allows users to cre- For further flexibility, the ERS can support A stack of up to eight units can be created ate the grouping of ports to form high-speed the authentication of multiple devices/users through the ERS 2500’s support of reliable trunks/aggregations. These bundles or groups of on a single port. For example, if a user’s stacking; via a stacking license or stack- ports can be distributed across different units PC connects into the network via an IP enabled units. This allows the Ethernet in the same stack, thus delivering higher levels Phone (Figure 1), the PC and the IP Phone Routing Switch 2500 series to scale up to of resilience in case of link or switch failure, can be authenticated for authorized use 384 10/100 ports and 16 10/100/1000/ can ensure that traffic arrives at its destination. to that port. Additionally, if your company SFP combo ports in a single stack while frequently has visitors, support for a guest Stack health check monitoring provides maintaining its management simplicity. VLAN allows non-authenticated users to still a real-time, at-a-glance view of stack Furthermore, through sub-second failovers use the network but to only have access to operational status and health, further in case of switch or stacking cable failure, those resources that have been pre-specified enhancing operational and management the Ethernet Routing Switch 2500 can for the guest VLAN such as Internet access. simplicity should any issues arise. offer customers a solution that allows them Figure 1. Converged connectivity * Requires stacking license or stack-enabled units. 2
  3. 3. avaya.com Enterprise-class Lifetime warranty management All ERS 2500 switches offer a lifetime warranty. An Avaya product hardware The ERS 2500 series is managed through warranty is supported for as long as the an enterprise-class Command Line Interface original end user continues to own or use (CLI). The CLI provides a common industry the product, including fan and power look and feel to terminal commands, helping supply. In the event of a discontinuance of to reduce training and operational costs. product manufacture, the Avaya warranty Additionally, ERS 2500 series switches can support is limited to five (5) years from the be easily managed and configured using announcement of discontinuance. Device Manager or web-based management Ethernet Routing Switch 2500 rear with Stacking Cables graphical user interfaces. installed in a resilient configuration Secure management of the switch occurs Summary through features such as Secure Shell When it comes to deploying converged (SSHv2) for encrypted telnet management solutions for the network edge, Avaya is access using an SSH client, via Device uniquely positioned to help your business Manager using Simple Network Management reduce costs by combining voice and data Protocol (SNMPv3) or using HTTPS/SSL into an integrated system. secure web management. Additionally, an IP manager list can be used to specify which management stations can access the switch by specifying up to 10 authorized Learn more management station IP Addresses. Support To learn more about how the Avaya Ethernet for backing up and restoring an ASCII Routing Switch 2500 series, along with Configuration file provides the network other Avaya products, can help reduce administrator with the ability to quickly costs, increase profitability and streamline deploy the same configuration file among operations, helping businesses gain a various switches as well as to maintain competitive edge, contact your Avaya a backup of the switch configuration for Account Manager or Avaya Authorized future use – thus providing a solution that is Partner. Or, visit us online at avaya.com. simple to manage and maintain. 3
  4. 4. About Avaya Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness. For more information please visit www.avaya.com. © 2010 Avaya Inc. All Rights Reserved. Avaya and the Avaya Logo are trademarks of Avaya Inc. and are registered in the United States and other countries. All trademarks identified by ®, TM or SM are registered marks, trademarks, and service marks, respectively, of Avaya Inc. avaya.com All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Avaya may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein. References to Avaya include the Nortel Enterprise business, which was acquired as of December 18, 2009. 03/10 • DN5096