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Nortel 2526T

Anyone have any hands on experience with these?

Not surprisingly, I can find absolutely nothing online about these switches. I found only 2 posts on them.

1) claiming they werent actually Routing switches (dont know if the person meant routing protocols or simple static routes)

2) after a power outage, the switches config seems to disappear.

Any help would be greatly appreciated since this switch is thousands of $ less that the Cisco base equivalent.
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from_expCommented:
hi!
I have 10 units.
seems to be very reliable L2 switches.
the do auto save config after changes being made.
We have them spread around our remote sites and power outages also have been experienced recently, so no issues with configs.

I can help you with a configuration if you need.

Cheers,
Roman
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CCI_ITAuthor Commented:
L2 or L3?

Is there a way to turn off the auto-save?

Have you seen any of the above stated issues?
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from_expCommented:
they are L2, so no routing at all.
No, you can't turn auto save on them
And we haven't experienced any configuration loss problems.
We have a lot of different nortels and the seem to be rather reliable.

However, in some cases I would prefer Extreme X250 or Cisco 2960 for L2 tasks and Extremes X450a or Cisco 3750 for L3 tasks....


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CCI_ITAuthor Commented:
the ERS 2526T is supposed to be a layer 3 switch.
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CCI_ITAuthor Commented:
Anyone else have experience with these switches? (particularly their reliability and L3 performance)
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from_expCommented:
ERS 2526T is a layer 2 switch. There is no routing and it is not supposed to be L3 device.
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CCI_ITAuthor Commented:
ERS stands for an Ethernet Routing Switch.

and according to Nortel, it is a Layer 3 switch.
http://www.nortel.com/products/01/passport/2500/collateral/nn120140.pdf 

The very first sentence.
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CCI_ITAuthor Commented:
This matrix also.
http://www.nortel.com/products/01/passport/8600/collateral/nn117720.pdf 

Anyone with Hands On experience?
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from_expCommented:
I have contacted my nortel partner and....
yes it is possible to get static routing on those switches starting with a software released in December or January.
So it was L2 switch only and now they are trying to get basil L3 functionality.
And that explains difference in info about switches: you take 5510 and you have L3 performance and feature options, but you take 2526 and nothing at all (except that bare sentence you have mentioned) about L3.
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from_expCommented:
4550 should be ok also.
And don't take it personally, they all are boxes at the end, so cheer up, configure them and forget!
Wish you very good luck!
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Rick_O_ShayCommented:
Like the 5500 series before them the 2500 and 4500 series are getting L3 functionality in phases. They just called them ERS from the beginning as that is what they eventually will be.
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binumhaneefCommented:
hw to make nortel 2526T to factory  default
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