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Connecting 2 different vendor switches

Hello all ,

 

We have current setup of extreme access switches connected to Extreme Core Switch and we are planning to replace the current setup of extreme access switches only to Aruba access switches .

I would like to know will there be any communication or configuration issue between extreme core and aruba access switches.

 

Kindly assist


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Re: Connecting 2 different vendor switches

In general, mixing different brand equipment should work. Things you may run into are SFP/Optics where many brands prefer and support only their own or a list of supported modules. Also, some vendors use proprietary protocols for example for redundancy or VLAN distribution. If you don't use those protocols or stick to the standards-based protocols supported on both sides you should be fine. I've not run into issues connecting access switches to other brand core.

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If you have urgent issues, please contact your Aruba partner or Aruba TAC (click for contact details).

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MVP Guru

Re: Connecting 2 different vendor switches

In general, mixing different brand equipment should work. Things you may run into are SFP/Optics where many brands prefer and support only their own or a list of supported modules. Also, some vendors use proprietary protocols for example for redundancy or VLAN distribution. If you don't use those protocols or stick to the standards-based protocols supported on both sides you should be fine. I've not run into issues connecting access switches to other brand core.

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If you have urgent issues, please contact your Aruba partner or Aruba TAC (click for contact details).

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