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    Recommend a core switch

    I'm after recommendations for a core switch that will connect 2 servers each with port trunking and link 5 edge switches. Both servers and edge switches are copper GB.

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    What kind of budget are you working with, I have always liked the Cisco 3750s but they are quite expencive, especially for mantinence. HP switching gear should be worth a look to.

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    I'd say something like the ProCurve 2900 24G Switch (J9049A) myself, as your requirements are quite low. Would most likely handle everything you're gonna throw at it.

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    Wow... HT will will have a baby if I tell him that I was thinking of something under £400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    Wow... HT will will have a baby if I tell him that I was thinking of something under £400.
    So i'm guessing you want gigabit capability? It kinda limits you to some of the cheaper brands, which is fine but I personally wouldn't choose them if I had the cash.

    Even then, £400 is going to be a push. The Netgear GSM7224 is a layer 2 managed switch which should handle port trunking, and has 24 gigabit ports. Should do what you want.

    Insight UK - NETGEAR GSM7224 - Switch - 24 ports - EN, Fast E...

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