HP commissioned Network Test to assess interoperability between its enterprise switch/routers and those of Cisco Systems. Working with an extensive test bed that included popular core- and access-layer devices, Network Test successfully validated interoperability of 15 key protocols used in enterprise networks. Eighteen individual tests involved IPv4 and IPv6; switching and routing; and unicast and multicast traffic. For all protocols described here, the HP and Cisco switch/routers correctly forwarded traffic.
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