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How to configure SNMPv3 for Avaya VSP and ERS Switches

Besides the CLI and web interface all Avaya Switches supports also the access via SNMP. In the old days the JavaDevice Manager had offered a graphical configuration Interface for your switches. In the backround all configuration changes or show commands … Continue reading

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How to configure MACsec for Avaya VSP Switches

The IEEE 802.1AE MAC Security standard or also known as MACsec discribes a point to point encryption for Interfaces. The encryption uses an AES cypher. I like the idea that you can encrypt all the uplinks in your network with … Continue reading

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Connectivity Fault Management for SPBM

IEEE 802.1ag CFM or Connectivity Fault Management is very popular in the provider space to troubleshoot MPLS networks. Avaya has implemented CFM for all their switches that runs SPBM. We are facing here the same problem that we have in … Continue reading

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How to get Started with OMD and Check_MK

In the past it was in some cases a hard task to setup a monitoring suite and get it running.  Commercial and open source tools where not very user friendly and often lagging a good usebility. I remeber the early … Continue reading

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SPB Basic configuration with Avaya switches

I was really impressed as I started my first SPB configuration on an Avaya switch, I had a 200 lines MPLS like configuration in mind and was surprised that you do not need a lot of commands to setup SPB. … Continue reading

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How to Upgrade an Avaya VSP4000

Here is a short overview how to upgrade a VSP4000. The procedure is the same for the VSP8000. First you have to Uplooad the needed files, wich I do here via USB: copy /usb/VSP4K.4.0.0.2.tgz /intflash/VSP4K.4.0.0.2.tgz copy /usb/VSP4K.4.0.0.2_modules.tgz /intflash/VSP4K.4.0.0.2_modules.tgz When you … Continue reading

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