Wired Networks Thread, HELP!!! New core switch required in Birmingham TODAY in Technical; What a morning!!
Our switch room has basically become a sauna over night and our core switch has overheated an ...
1st May 2013, 12:10 PM #1
HELP!!! New core switch required in Birmingham TODAY
What a morning!!
Our switch room has basically become a sauna over night and our core switch has overheated an died. It's a 48 port gigabit 3Com monster. We've cooled it, and the room down, but it's not working and we need a new one ASAP.
Is there anyone on here that can recommend a switch and/or supplier that's local to us in Birmingham that we could go to and pick up a new switch. They'd need to be able to accept a school order as we wouldn't be paying in cash.
We have a budget of about £4k and need a switch that can deal with about 15 servers, 25 switches with approx 250 PCs connected, a Cisco router and firewall and a wireless network of ~100 mobile devices.
3Com or HP preferred but we are open to recommendations. Internet access is limited to a tethered 3G phone, so don't have much scope for extensive research. Solid recommendations and phone numbers would be brilliant.
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1st May 2013, 12:16 PM #2
Once you decide which switch you're after, I should be able to help you getting this today. We'd have to be VERY fast though
1st May 2013, 12:19 PM #3
What about the HP A5500-48G EI Switch? Part code JD375A?
1st May 2013, 12:28 PM #4
That's the exact one we were just looking at. I'll give you a bell in a few mins.
1st May 2013, 12:29 PM #5
0114 242 7337 - ask for Luke
Originally Posted by machin05
1st May 2013, 12:37 PM #6
hi machin05 i have an old 3com 24port 10/100 switch that you can have till you get get a decent one. Let me know.
1st May 2013, 01:04 PM #7
All sorted. Will be on site by 3pm
Free same day delivery too!
Last edited by Millgate; 1st May 2013 at 01:17 PM.
6 Thanks to Millgate:
machin05 (1st May 2013), mdench (1st May 2013), Miscbrah (1st May 2013), plexer (1st May 2013), RTFM (1st May 2013), stevenlong1985 (2nd May 2013)
1st May 2013, 02:40 PM #8
- Rep Power
Now that's a service and a half....
Originally Posted by Millgate
And only 3-4 min drive from my house
Last edited by GTX; 1st May 2013 at 02:44 PM.
1st May 2013, 02:49 PM #9
Feel free to pop in for a drink and a chat
Originally Posted by RickH
1st May 2013, 03:00 PM #10
I knew Luke was quick, but that is ridiculous......and yes i'm talking about his delivery times
6 Thanks to RTFM:
GTX (1st May 2013), mac_shinobi (1st May 2013), mdench (1st May 2013), Millgate (1st May 2013), stevenlong1985 (2nd May 2013), tomgrindle (2nd May 2013)
1st May 2013, 03:53 PM #11
Is Luke @Millgate hand delivering it to @machin05 that would be service!
Well done though for sorting quickly
1st May 2013, 03:55 PM #12
4 Thanks to Miscbrah:
Millgate (1st May 2013), nephilim (2nd May 2013), stevenlong1985 (2nd May 2013), tomgrindle (2nd May 2013)
2nd May 2013, 09:36 AM #13
Arrived at 3:15pm last night, so loses a few points there
Joking aside, top top customer service. Got it all sorted despite us not having an account setup, nor the means to email any info over! Can't grumble at same day delivery on a switch that most places don't even carry in stock.
2 Thanks to machin05:
Millgate (2nd May 2013), stevenlong1985 (2nd May 2013)
2nd May 2013, 11:57 AM #14
- Rep Power
Now its sorted can I ask what happened in your switch room? What sort of temperature control did you have in place and what failed? What can we learn from your misfortune?
2nd May 2013, 12:14 PM #15
We used to have two constantly open windows and some fans - which sounds awful but had been adequate for the 10 years I've been here!
We are in the middle of a huge window replacement project and the builders had removed the old windows and boarded them up with insulated blocks, despite our meetings and agreed plans with them to keep air flowing into the room. Typically we had just asked our electrician for a quote for aheat extractor system to be installed, but a couple of warm days and it became a sauna. We had 3 switches go in total but have been able to jig things around to get everything back up and running.
The builders have kindly removed the boarding and will foot the bill for the replacement hardware.
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