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HP 5300 Reviewer's Manual: Table Of Contents

Procurve 5300xl series.
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1. BACKGROUND.................................................................................................................5
1.1
HP ProCurve Networking ......................................................................................................................................5
1.2
Hewlett-Packard 5300 Switch Products ................................................................................................................5
1.2.1
HP ProCurve Switches Covered in this Guide ..................................................................................................5
1.3
HP ProCurve Adaptive EDGE Architecture™ ....................................................................................................6
1.4
HP Switch Positioning.............................................................................................................................................7
1.4.1
Positioning for the HP ProCurve Switch 5308xl ...............................................................................................8
1.4.2
Positioning for the HP ProCurve Switch 5304xl ...............................................................................................8
2. EVALUATION FEATURES AND BENEFITS ....................................................................9
2.1
Feature Set Summary..............................................................................................................................................9
2.1.1
Architecture .......................................................................................................................................................9
2.1.2
High Availability ...............................................................................................................................................9
2.1.3
Prioritization / QoS............................................................................................................................................9
2.1.4
Security..............................................................................................................................................................9
2.1.5
Bandwidth Management..................................................................................................................................10
2.1.6
Network Management .....................................................................................................................................10
2.1.7
Availability......................................................................................................................................................10
2.1.8
Service and Support.........................................................................................................................................10
2.1.9
New Features in Software Release E.07.0x.....................................................................................................11
2.2
Architecture ...........................................................................................................................................................11
2.2.1
Hardware Architecture Summary ....................................................................................................................11
2.2.2
N-Chip .............................................................................................................................................................11
2.2.2.1
Classification and Lookup .......................................................................................................................12
2.2.2.2
N-Chip Programmability .........................................................................................................................12
2.2.2.3
Fabric Interface........................................................................................................................................12
2.2.2.4
The N-Chip CPU .....................................................................................................................................12
2.2.3
F-Chip..............................................................................................................................................................13
2.2.4
The Master CPU ..............................................................................................................................................13
2.3
High Availability....................................................................................................................................................13
2.3.1
IP Routing........................................................................................................................................................13
2.3.2
Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, 802.1w...........................................................................................................14
2.3.2.1
IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol.....................................................................................................14
2.3.3
Switch Meshing (LAN Aggregation) ..............................................................................................................15
2.3.4
XRRP - Router Redundancy Protocol ............................................................................................................16
2.4
Prioritization / QoS ...............................................................................................................................................17
2.4.1
Priority Queues................................................................................................................................................17
2.4.2
QoS Classifiers ................................................................................................................................................17
2.4.3
IEEE 802.1p Priority Support..........................................................................................................................18
2.4.4
Diffserv / TOS Support ...................................................................................................................................18
2.4.5
End-to-End QoS ..............................................................................................................................................19
2.5
Security...................................................................................................................................................................19
2.5.1
Filtering ...........................................................................................................................................................19
2.5.1.1
ACLs - Access Control Lists ..................................................................................................................19
© Hewlett-Packard Co. 2002, 2003
HP ProCurve Switch 5300xl Series Reviewer's Guide

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