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This IBM Redpaper positions the Nortel Networks Layer 2/3 Fiber and Copper GbE Switch Modules for IBM eServer BladeCenter and describes how its integrated switch options enable the consolidation of full Layer 2-3 LAN switching and routing capabilities. The Nortel Networks switch modules also provide an upgrade path to full Layer 4-7 services by including 4-7 switch intelligence.
This Redpaper serves as a Best Practices guide for implementing, configuring, and managing Nortel Networks Layer 2/3 Fiber and Copper GbE Switch Modules for several network topologies. Our topology examples include Nortel Networks, Cisco Systems, and Extreme Networks network environments.
This Redpaper can help you to understand the Nortel Networks Layer 2/3 Fiber and Copper GbE Switch Modules architecture. It demonstrates how to use specific tools to manage and administer switch module tasks. It also discusses the differences between Nortel Networks and Cisco Systems terminology.
The audience for this Redpaper is experienced systems and network administrators who want to integrate the Nortel Networks Layer 2/3 Fiber and Copper GbE Switch Modules successfully into new and existing networks.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Executive summary
Chapter 2. IBM Eserver BladeCenter overview
Chapter 3. Nortel Networks Layer 2/3 GbE Switch Modules
Chapter 4. Nortel Networks Layer 2/3 GbE Switch Module architecture
Chapter 5. Nortel Networks L2/3 GbESM management and administration
Chapter 6. IBM Eserver BladeCenter system initial setup
Chapter 7. Nortel Networks L2/3 GbESM configuration and network integration
Chapter 8. Serial over LAN feature description and configuration
Chapter 9. Nortel Networks Layer 2/3 GbE Switch Module troubleshooting
Chapter 10. Service and support