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Mixing Nortel and HP network equipment

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Can I mix Nortel and HP network equipment?  Specifically, I currently have in place a mix of Nortel BS 450-24T and 350-24T switches connected via fiber to a Nortel 8600.  I'd like to replace all BS 450 and BS 350 switches with HP ProCurve 2810-48G and 2810-24G switches.  I'm planning to use HP SX-LC mini-GBICs.

Any thoughts?

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It should work fine, however if you're using or plan to use two Passport 8600s with split multilink trunking to the access switches you may run into trouble as this uses proprietary technology.  Having said that the Passports do support 802.3ad Link aggregation which the HP switches also support but IMHO this is more difficult to configure and maintain. If you don't plan on ever using diverse fibre uplinks to two or more Passports or don't mind having to use 802.3ad if you do plan on using diverse uplinks to multiple Passports then I don't forsee any problems.
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