The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 9000E Chassis LAN Switch (CLS) family is comprised of the OmniSwitch 9700E, OmniSwitch 9702E and the OmniSwitch 9800E. The OmniSwitch 9000E family has a common set of network interfaces, power supplies and fan trays to accommodate various connectivity needs and simplify inventory. The OmniSwitch 9000E family of products is fully featured, highly available, high performance chassis-based LAN switches designed to be used in the core as well as in LAN access.
The OmniSwitch 9000E family supports both high-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GigE) configurations for core networking and high-density GigE with or without Power over Ethernet (PoE) following the latest high power (IEEE 802.3at) standards. Operational network availability is supported by the use of hot-swappable and redundant components. It is enhanced by the in-service software upgrade (ISSU) capability, which allows a network to remain operational during patches of the core operating system. The OmniSwitch 9000E family has native and full support of IPv4/IPv6, addressing the need for migration from IPv4 to IPv6 or new IPv6 deployments. It also brings carrier technology such as Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) into the enterprise campus, featuring Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS). VPLS is a standardized protocol invented by Alcatel-Lucent to virtualize local networks over MPLS without the need for Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). The OmniSwitch 9000E family provides advanced security and quality of service (QoS) features at an attractive price and is fully supported by the Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista® 2500 Network Management System (NMS).