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Avaya Switches with APA

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Dorantes Aguilar Oscar
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Avaya Switches with APA

Can anyone help me, i need know if AVAYA P460, AVAYA P580 y AVAYA P332MT supports HP APA (Auto Port Aggregation)? Appreciate it.
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A. Clay Stephenson
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Re: Avaya Switches with APA

According to this document, they are not:

http://docs.hp.com/cgi-bin/fsearch/framedisplay?top=/hpux/onlinedocs/J4240-90016/J4240-90016_top.html&con=/hpux/onlinedocs/J4240-90016/00/00/1-con.html&toc=/hpux/onlinedocs/J4240-90016/00/00/1-toc.html&searchterms=APA&queryid=20040123-155055

However, the same document indicates that "other switches that support manual trunking may work".
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rick jones
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Re: Avaya Switches with APA

It would not surprise me to learn that the online docs (given a 2002 copyright) may not be up-to-date wrt supported switches. That being the case, it may still be that the switches mentioned are not "supported" by APA.

They may still "work" with APA.

In particular, if those switches support LACP (Link Aggregate Control Protocol), I suspect there is a decent chance they might work without having to resort to manual trunking.

However, always keep in mind the distinction between "works" and "supported" in HPspeak:

Supported, known to work -> warm fuzzies all around
Supported, not known to not work -> an HPite may be in trouble
Supported, known to not work -> an HPite is in trouble
Unsupported, known to work -> lucky today, unlucky tomorrow?
Unsupported, not known to not work -> there but for the grace of Turing
Unsupported, known to not work -> no, it was not deliberate ;-)
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