+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 27
Hardware Thread, Swiches in Technical; I am looking for a little guidance and other administrators experience please, I am looking at replacing 4 3-com 100 ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    162
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

    Swiches

    I am looking for a little guidance and other administrators experience please, I am looking at replacing 4 3-com 10\100 switches
    with GB alternatives.

    I am after 48 port managed switches, POE would be a bonus for future wireless considerations.

    The switches are in 4 separate cabs across the school

    Many Thanks.

  2. #2

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    6,223
    Thank Post
    602
    Thanked 1,090 Times in 838 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    485
    For best value, I'd say the HP V1910-48 but be warned the interface is like dragging your knuckles along sandpaper. Same goes for most HP kit though If you're familiar with comware (3com) CLI then they're ideal. Not POE unfortunately, you seem to pay a lot more for those.

  3. #3
    timbo343's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leeds/York area, North Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,095
    Thank Post
    314
    Thanked 296 Times in 206 Posts
    Rep Power
    122
    I bought a V1910-48 and its a great little switch for the price. Stay away from dell switches though.

  4. #4


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,202
    Thank Post
    442
    Thanked 1,032 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    339
    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    For best value, I'd say the HP V1910-48 but be warned the interface is like dragging your knuckles along sandpaper. Same goes for most HP kit though If you're familiar with comware (3com) CLI then they're ideal. Not POE unfortunately, you seem to pay a lot more for those.
    The V1910 is from the procurve range rather than the H3C/3com range.

    I'm also upgrading some of our 3com 10/100's but decided to go for a few 5120 EI's after looking at their stacking, QoS and L3 capabilities.

  5. #5

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,821
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,140 Times in 1,036 Posts
    Rep Power
    350
    Those HP switches are nice, the V1910 is ok but I would go for something a bit beefier as Cybernerd says.

  6. #6

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    6,223
    Thank Post
    602
    Thanked 1,090 Times in 838 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    485
    The interface on them is more like comware than procurve. Then again the interfaces and CLI's on HP's kit is such a load of bullhooks across the range it's hard to tell which is which. You certainly can't corrolate any of the terms from the v1910 to the 5406s for instance.

  7. #7


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,202
    Thank Post
    442
    Thanked 1,032 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    339
    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    The interface on them is more like comware than procurve. Then again the interfaces and CLI's on HP's kit is such a load of bullhooks across the range it's hard to tell which is which. You certainly can't corrolate any of the terms from the v1910 to the 5406s for instance.
    I completely disagree about the comware CLI (> version5). It's one of the best network operating systems around and a rival to Cisco IOS in my opinion. I'm sure comware was the reason for the 3com acquisition by HP. I understand that HP are trying to put some sort of interface layer on the procurves to make them more compatible with the H3C/3Coms, which is probably where its going wrong wrt the correlation with 5406's.
    Last edited by CyberNerd; 20th April 2013 at 12:00 PM.

  8. #8

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    6,223
    Thank Post
    602
    Thanked 1,090 Times in 838 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    485
    You mentioned the 1910's are procurve based rather than comware which makes it odder than they differ so much from the 5406s...

  9. #9


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,202
    Thank Post
    442
    Thanked 1,032 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    339
    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    You mentioned the 1910's are procurve based rather than comware which makes it odder than they differ so much from the 5406s...
    My understanding is that they are procurved based but HP added some sort of interface layer so that the 'speak' comware - so that their newer products are integrated with the 3com/H3C range and that they will drop the older procurve software like the 5406's. I've not had much dealing with procurve stuff as I've come from the H3C/3Com line so happy to be proven wrong.

  10. #10

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    6,223
    Thank Post
    602
    Thanked 1,090 Times in 838 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    485
    Ah, I see. One thing I've learned with both the 5406 and 1910 is avoid the GUI's like the plague - both designed by someone with severe social problems! Always a good excuse to learn the CLI properly

  11. #11

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,810
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224
    Historically the WebUI on ProCurves was useless for anything. If you wanted to get anything done you needed to go to the console.

  12. #12

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,821
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,140 Times in 1,036 Posts
    Rep Power
    350
    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Historically the WebUI on ProCurves was useless for anything. If you wanted to get anything done you needed to go to the console.
    It still is....

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    west sussex
    Posts
    519
    Thank Post
    74
    Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    WebUIs are for girls.

  14. #14

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,821
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,140 Times in 1,036 Posts
    Rep Power
    350
    Quote Originally Posted by ConradJones View Post
    WebUIs are for girls.
    Unless its Meraki

  15. #15
    truebluesteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    386
    Thank Post
    51
    Thanked 49 Times in 41 Posts
    Rep Power
    24
    I like well designed WebUI's. I guess that makes me a girl!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Fibre Swich replacement
    By Simcfc73 in forum Hardware
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 29th September 2006, 01:32 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •