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    Netgear or HP,

    Hi everyone hope i've posted this in the right place, but i'm not a switch guy and my knowledge isn't great by any means so i'm going to ask the question, if you had to choose between HP and netgear for your network which would you pick?

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    Do we have some modal numbers to look at please?

    On the whole though i would go HP.

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    What kind of kit are we talking about here? I'm assuming managed switches, in answer to which I'll say that I've generally had better experiences (and fewer issues) with HP switches.

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    If it is HP versus Netgear, go HP, as they have much better software support.

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    Hi, everyone thank you for the quick replies, god know how much this stressing out me and my line manager, here is the kit list

    Netgear
    XSM7224S 24 Port SFP+ Switch
    APS300W Redundant P.S.U for XSM
    GSM7352S 48 Port L3 GB 5300 Series
    GSM7252S 48 Port L2 GB 5300 Series
    AXM761 10GB Fibre Module
    APS135 Redundant P.S.U non POE
    AX742 Stacking Kit for 5300 series
    AXC761 Direct Attach cable for XSM

    Cab1a
    GSM7352S 48 Port L3 GB 5300 Series
    GSM7252PS 48 Port L2+ GB POE 5300 Series
    AX724 Stacking Kit for 5300 series
    AXM761 10GB Fibre Module

    Cab 2 (Links to core)
    GSM7228PS 24 Port L2+ GB 5300 Series POE
    GSM7228S 24 Port L2+ GB 5300 Series
    GSM7252S 48 Port L2 GB 5300 Series
    APS525W Red PSU for 5300 POE
    APS135W Redundant psu non POE
    AX742 Stacking Kit for 5300 series
    AXM761 10GB Fibre module
    GSM7228PL L3 License upgrade

    Cab 3 (Links to main with redundant link via Cab 2)
    GSM7252PS 48 Port L2 GB POE 5300 Series
    GSM7252S 48 Port L2 GB 5300 Series
    AX742 Stacking kit for 5300 series
    GSM7252PL L3 License upgrade for 7252
    AXM761 10GB Fibre Module

    Cab3a (links to main with redundant link via Cab2)
    GSM7228PS 24 Port L2 GB POE 5300 Series
    GSM7228S 24 Port L2 GB 5300 Series
    AX742 Stacking kit for 5300 series
    AXM761 10GB Fibre Module
    GSM7228PL Layer 3 License upgrade 7228

    Cab 4 (Links to main with redundant link via Cab2)
    GSM7252PS 48 Port L2GB POE 5300 Series
    GSM7252S 48 Port L2 GB 5300 Series
    AX742 Stacking kit for 5300 series
    AXM761 10GB Fibre Module
    GSM7252PL Layer 3 License upgrade



    Cab 5 (Links to main cab)
    GSM7252PS 48 Port L2 GB POE 5300 Series
    GSM7252S 48 Port L2 GB 5300 Series
    AXM761 10GB Fibre Module
    AX742 Stacking kit for 5300 series
    GSM7252PL Layer 3 License upgrade

    Cab6 (Links to main cab)
    GSM7252PS 48 Port L2 GB POE 5300 Series
    GSM7252S 48 Port L2+ GB 5300 Series
    AX742 Stacking Kit for 5300 Series
    AXM761 10GB Fibre Module
    GSM7252PL Layer 3 License upgrade

    Cab 7 (Links to main cab)
    GSM7252PS 48 Port L2 GB POE 5300 Series
    AXM761 10GB Fibre Module
    GSM7252PL Layer 3 License upgrade

    Cab 8 (Links to main cab)
    GSM7228PS 24 Port L2 GB POE 5300 Series
    GSM7228S 24 Port L2 GB 5300 Series
    AX742 Stacking kit for 5300 series
    AXM761 10GB Fibre Module
    GSM7228PL Layer 3 License upgrade

    Cab 8a (Links to main cab)
    GSM7228PS 24 Port L2 GB POE 5300 Series
    GSM7228PL 24 Port L2 GB POE 5300 Series
    AXM761 10GB Fibre Module

    Cab9 (Links to main cab)
    GSM7228PS 24 Port L2 GB POE 5300 Series
    GSM7228PL Layer3 License upgrade
    AXM76 10GB Fibre Module

    HP
    Core Server Cab
    2 JC102A A5820-24XG
    2 JC100A A5800-24G
    4 JC087A A5800 300W AC PSU
    6 JD095B 0.65m DAC
    2 JD096B 1.2m DAC
    22 JD092B SFP+ SR
    11 1m LC-LC OM3 UPC Aqua
    11 2m LC-LC OM3 UPC Aqua

    Core Edge Cab1
    1 JG236A 5120-24G-PoE+
    4 JE069A 5120-48G
    5 JD360B CX4 dual port LCM
    4 JD368B SFP+ dual port
    4 JD363B CX 0.5m
    1 JD364B CX4 1m
    4 5m DAC

    Core Edge Cab2
    2 JE069A 5120-48G
    2 JD360B CX4 dual port LCM
    2 JD363B CX 0.5m
    2 JD368B SFP+ dual port
    2 15m DAC

    Cab2
    1 JG237A 5120-48-POE+
    2 JE069A 5120-48G
    3 JD360B CX4 Modules
    2 JD363B CX4 0.5m Cable
    1 JD364B CX4 1m Cable
    2 JD368B SFP+ dual port
    2 JD092B SFP+ SR
    2 2m LC-LC OM3 UPC Aqua

    Cab 3
    1 JG236A 5120-24G-POE+
    2 JE069A 5120-48G
    3 JD360B CX4 Modules
    2 JD363B CX4 0.5m Cable
    1 JD364B CX4 1m Cable
    2 JD368B SFP+ dual port
    2 JD092B SFP+ SR
    2 2m LC-LC OM3 UPC Aqua

    Cab 3a
    1 JG237A 5120-48-POE+
    1 JE069A 5120-48G
    2 JD360B CX4 Modules
    2 JD363B CX4 0.5m Cable
    2 JD368B SFP+ dual port
    2 JD092B SFP+ SR
    2 2m LC-LC OM3 UPC Aqua

    Cab 4/4a
    1 JG237A 5120-48-POE+
    3 JE069A 5120-48G
    4 JD360B CX4 Modules
    3 JD363B CX4 0.5m Cable
    1 JD364B CX4 1m Cable
    2 JD368B SFP+ dual port
    3 JD092B SFP+ SR
    3 2m LC-LC OM3 UPC Aqua

    Cab 5 Dining Hall
    1 JG237A 5120-48-POE+
    2 JE069A 5120-48G
    3 JD360B CX4 Modules
    2 JD363B CX4 0.5m Cable
    1 JD364B CX4 1m Cable
    2 JD368B SFP+ dual port
    2 JD092B SFP+ SR
    2 2m LC-LC OM3 UPC Aqua

    Cab 6 Technology
    1 JG237A 5120-48-POE+
    3 JE069A 5120-48G
    4 JD360B CX4 Modules
    3 JD363B CX4 0.5m Cable
    1 JD364B CX4 1m Cable
    2 JD368B SFP+ dual port
    3 JD092B SFP+ SR
    3 2m LC-LC OM3 UPC Aqua

    Cab 7 Sports Hall
    1 JG237A 5120-48-POE+
    1 JD368B SFP+ dual port
    2 JD092B SFP+ SR
    2 1m LC-LC OM3 UPC Aqua

    Cab 8 Science
    1 JG237A 5120-48-POE+
    1 JD368B SFP+ dual port
    2 JD092B SFP+ SR
    2 1m LC-LC OM3 UPC Aqua

    Cab 8a Gymnasium
    1 JG237A 5120-48-POE+
    1 JD368B SFP+ dual port
    2 JD092B SFP+ SR
    2 1m LC-LC OM3 UPC Aqua

    Cab 9 Portacabins
    1 JG237A 5120-48-POE+
    1 JD368B SFP+ dual port
    2 JD092B SFP+ SR
    2 1m LC-LC OM3 UPC Aqua

    I'm really sorry for asking , I wish I knew more

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    Some nice looking IRF stacks in the HP list !!!!

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    HP all the way out of that and Netgear, find them to be good switches although not used many of the managed ones for a long time,

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    I was originally looking to do something very similar; but after speaking to suppliers and other Edugeeks - I instead went down the Juniper line with @Net-Ctrl. It worked out cheeper and more powerful than the HP and Im very happy with the results.

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    We've got a few of those 5120's and a A5800 core.
    I'd thoroughly recommend them.
    Make sure you get a bid price from HP - a 48 port A5120 should come in less than £1350 IIRC.

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    Juniper EX series switches are top knotch and pretty cheap, if I cant get Juniper I'd go for HP.

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    HP over Netgear for me...

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    Buy HP, but tell HP that you're considering Netgear and something else... that way you guarantee that you'll get a really good bid price. That's what I did... saved an absolute fortune.

    If you want a recommendation of a really good supplier who'll help you out beating HP up to get a very good price, PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    Juniper EX series switches are top knotch and pretty cheap, if I cant get Juniper I'd go for HP.
    Im sure we have had this discussion today :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickH View Post
    Im sure we have had this discussion today :P
    We sure did RickH.

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    Definately HP over Netgear here as well. I've had nasty experiences of Netgear Managed switches along time ago, HP here has been rock solid. Lifetime Warranty as well. I know Netgear is great 'bang for buck' but give me HP anyday.

    Pete

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