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IBM offers two different multiprotocol routers:
Full function, multiprotocol, multiport router and bridge, based on IBM RISC technology.
Full function, low cost, entry node for small workgroups or remote offices based on the MC68360 processor.
Following is a brief description of both routers and their major functions.
This router is offered in four different models, 120, 125, 145 and 175. The second digit of the model number represents the number of available slots for network adapter cards. The model 120 is offered in 10 fixed configurations while all others can hold any of the following adapters:
The software support of the 6611 is provided by the preloaded IBM Multiprotocol Network Program 1.3 (MPNP 5648-016). It provides the following major protocol functions:
RIP, RIP V2 with variable subnet masking, OSPF, EGP, BGP, BOOTP request/reply forwarding for centrally located BOOTP server
RFC 1490: Multiprotocol Interconnect over Frame Relay supported for all protocols
RFC 1293: InARP support for all protocols
RFCs: 1171, 1331, 1332, 1333, 1548, 1549 and others for specific protocols.
All protocols are supported on PPP
Link quality monitoring is supported
Integration of SNA and APPN in the multiprotocol network
The System Manager provides menu-driven and command line interfaces to view statistics, perform problem determination, install and update software, access other nodes in the network or make configuration changes.
The SNMP agent includes the following major functions:
The IBM 6611 is fully interoperable with the IBM 2210 and routers from other vendors if they comply with the open standards.
The newest 6611 MIB is available from the anonymous FTP server: ftp://venera.isi.edu/mib on the Internet.
For more details, please refer to IBM Multiprotocol Network Program: User's Guide.
This is a low-cost router with very rich functionality
for branch office environments which need to be connected to the multiprotocol
backbone of an enterprise. All configurations offer at least one LAN and two
serial ports. Optionally, there is an ISDN-BRI interface which became
available in April 1995 in selected European countries and Japan. The planar
board includes processor, memory and interfaces for LAN, WAN and ISDN. The
hardware is preconfigured and reconfiguration is not possible.
Table - IBM 2210 Model and Connectivity
Offerings gives you an overview of the different models and included
interfaces. The models with larger memory should be considered for larger
Table: IBM 2210 Model and Connectivity Offerings
The IBM 2210 offers a variety of interfaces and connectivity options:
For more information refer to the IBM Nways 2210 Multiprotocol Router Planning and Setup Guide.
All models are shipped preloaded with IBM's Nways Multiprotocol Routing Network Services program (5765-368). The current version is 1.1.0 which provides the following protocol support:
The SNMP agent includes the following:
The IBM 2210 is fully interoperable with the IBM 6611.
The newest 2210 MIB is available from the anonymous FTP server: ftp://venera.isi.edu/mib on the Internet.
For more details, please refer to IBM Nways Multiprotocol Routing Network Services: Software User's Guide.
The product AIX Router and Bridge Manager/6000 based on NetView for AIX provides a graphical user interface in order to manage both the 6611s and the 2210s in your network.
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8229 Local Area Network Bridge