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    mixing switches

    Sorry if this is a stupid question,
    But our rack is getting full and we need a new switch, we currently have procurve 3 * 1800 24 G
    Now I need something with POE so i could get a HP 1910 24-G POE and fit it in or I could take opne out and replace it with something like ZyXEL GS1910-48HP POE.

    Which would give more ports and be a better fit.

    Is there anything wrong with mixing switched in the rack or should i keep all the the same make ?

    Thanks

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    We've been mixing from day one with no real problems - the only issues we have are the mixtures in terminology used. I certainly wouldn't want to manage a mix of procurve 1800's with anything else if your using vlans though, you'll want to commit seppuku! If you're of a stronger mind though then it shouldn't be an issue. Might be different if you're making proper use of the likes of rstp.

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    As far as im aware none of the switches we have in are managed properly or have any vlans set up

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    we use PoE midspans and 'normal' switches, the midspans are fully managed so you can cycle things remotely which is probably a more pricey feature on a switch (guessing).



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