Flexible, high bandwidth Gigabit Ethernet switch supports failsafe operation
Important new functionality is included in the form of Failover Groups (FOG), a feature that is part of GE’s OpenWare™ switch management environment. Responding to the need for very high availability networks, FOG is designed to support redundancy at different levels – redundant links across backplanes from nodes to switches, redundant switches, and redundant links to external networks. This provides fast, application-independent, failover capabilities, suitable for a wide range of network configurations, from the simple to the very complex.
OpenWare Switch Management Environment
The OpenWare software environment, designed specifically for the NETernity range of switches, provides a substantially improved user experience for configuring switch features and capabilities. The OpenWare switch management environment supports a full and robust set of network protocols and management functions including VLANs, Quality of Service, Link Aggregation, SNMP, MSTP, Multicast, etc.: these can be implemented via a serial console, Telnet or the Web. Additional functionality or customization can be simply incorporated within OpenWare according to customer requirements.