Allied Telesis 16fi Switch User Manual

Allied Telesis
Datasheet | Switches
WAN Capable Layer 3 Fast Ethernet Switches
Rapier 16fi
16 port 100FX (SC or MT-RJ) Fast Ethernet
Layer 3 switch with 2 uplink bays and WAN
access bay
Rapier 24i
24 port 10/100TX Fast Ethernet Layer 3
switch with 2 uplink bays and WAN access
Rapier 48i
48 port 10/100TX Fast Ethernet Layer 3
switch with 2 uplink bays
Allied Telesis' Rapier 'i' series of 10/100Mbps
Layer 3 switches deliver an unprecedented level
of integration, feature richness and switching
performance at affordable prices.With wirespeed
Layer 2 switching and wirespeed Layer 3 IP
routing on all ports, these switches are designed
for high-performance desktop connectivity,
workgroup and server farm aggregation or
backbone applications. In addition to the
impressive switching performance,the Rapier 'i'
series brings a large set of optional high-level
Layer 3 and security features for more advanced
networking applications.
Progressive Features
All Allied Telesis' Layer 3 switches come with the
feature rich operating system AlliedWare, which
includes Layer 3 IP Static Routing, RIP,RIPv2,VRRP
and OSPFv2 routing protocols. For advanced
networking applications Allied Telesis offers the
Rapier 'i' series with three optional feature
licenses: Full Layer 3 upgrade,Advanced Layer 3
upgrade,and Security upgrade. The Full Layer 3
upgrade enables a set of additional routing
protocols such as IPX, DVMRP, VRRP,PIM-
DM/SM and RSVP. The Advanced Layer 3
upgrade provides a set of the specialized
protocols consisting of IPv6, BGP4,and Load
Balancer. The Security upgrade offers an ICSA-
certified Stateful Inspection Firewall as well as
both SMTP and HTTP application gateways.
WAN Support - Rapier Switch/Router
The Rapier 16fi and 24i models support an
optional Network Services Module (NSM) with
a variety of Port Interface Cards (PICs) to
provide Wide Area Network connectivity for
E1,T1, PRI ISDN, BRI ISDN,Asynchronous and
Synchronous communications, Frame Relay and
X.25.The AlliedWare operating system provides
Layer 3 IP static routing, RIP, RIPv2,VRRP and
OSPFv2 routing protocols, while optional
specialized protocols are also available such as
BGP4, IPX, RSVP and the multicast routing
protocols of DVMRP and PIM-DM/SM.These
routing features give the Rapier 16fi and 24i the
ability to not only act as a managed Layer 3
switch, but also as a fully specified router with
four WAN interfaces.
Switching Features
The Rapier 'i' series of switches are some of the
most powerful switches on the market.All
Rapier 'i' Layer 3 switches include a suite of
advanced switching features such as IEEE
802.1Q VLAN Tagging, IGMPv2, 802.1p Traffic
Prioritization of packets at Layer 3 and Layer 4,
and broadcast and multicast traffic control.The
Quality of Service (QoS) features offered by the
Rapier 'i' series are particularly useful for multi-
tenant unit, multi business unit,Telco, or
Network Service Provider applications.
Return on Investment
Today's economy demands that network
investments provide a Return On Investment
sooner rather than later. Cost effectiveness is
achieved three ways.First, Rapier 'i' is the first
Layer 3 switch with an integrated WAN router.
Networks using a Layer 3 switch that does not
support WAN routing need to incorporate
additional router equipment at extra expense.
Second, Rapier 'i' has three optional feature
licences so you only pay for the specialized
features you need. Third, the Rapier 'i' series of
switches offer the greatest variety of uplinks at
the lowest cost.
Key Features
Wirespeed Layer 2 - Layer 7 filtering
Wirespeed Layer 3 IP routing
Wirespeed Layer 2 switching
Non-blocking at full line rate for all packet
sizes (Rapier 16fi & Rapier 24i)
Port trunking with link aggregation
Stacking with open standards based interfaces
Stateful Inspection Firewall
BGP-4 option
IPv6 option
Load Balancer option
Support up to 255 VLANs
Private VLANs
Bandwidth limiting
Broadcast and multicast traffic control
IP RIP v1 and v2
2 uplink bays
DHCP snooping
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