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Do we have a 10Gbps switch with Layer 3 routing?

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Do we have a 10Gbps switch with Layer 3 routing?

Au Yuan had a customer question:




Dear experts ,


I have a customer need a 10Gbps switch, have L3 router function , but I find that except VC support 10Gbps, we only have ProCurve 6120XG support 10Gbps Layer 2 switch . So do we have any switch that supports full 10G and Layer 3 router ?





Ramu replied:




Firstly, the 6120 ProCurve switch supports both Static routing and RIP for layer 3 routing function.

Secondly, the IP interface is nothing but a Vlan interface which has been associated with an IP address. For example if you have 3 Vlans configured in a Layer 3 switch, each Vlan must be associated with one IP address from it's own subnet, so that you can configure routing function.


If a switch is performing Layer 3 routing between the Vlans then it is considered a Layer 3 switching device. ProCurve 6120 does exactly this like IBM or Dell.




Vincent also chimed in:




The last firmware release (Z14.22) has added routing capability to the 6120 switches. Check out the user guide and see if it suits your customer's needs.




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