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Sponsor:   Blade Network Technologies, Inc.     View all reports from this sponsor

Title: NEC Corporation 1G Intelligent L2 and L3 Switches and 10G Intelligent L3 Switch Functionality Certification and Cooperative Interoperability Evaluation

Publication date:   30 October 2008
Document number:    208338


NEC Corporation and BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE) commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate three of their enterprise-class LAN switches for interoperability with other switch brands.

Tolly Group engineers evaluated the NEC 1G Intelligent L2 Switch, NEC 1G Intelligent L3 Switch & NEC 10G Intelligent L3 Switch against more than a dozen tests with switches from 3Com, Cisco Systems, Inc., Enterasys Networks, Inc., Force10 Networks, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co, IBM Corporation, and Foundry Networks, Inc. Engineers subjected the NEC switches to advanced Layer 2 and Layer 3 tests, including support for auto-negotiation, 802.1p/Q VLAN tag propagation, 10GbE LAN PHY Support, 802.3ad LACP support, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol support, Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol support 802.1s, RIPv2, RIPng, OSPFv2, OSPFv3 support, BGP4, Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) and Jumbo Frames.

Tests were conducted in August 2008 in Santa Clara, CA at Ixia’s iSimCity lab facility.

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