njc235 (23rd June 2014)
We had a 3COM 5500 at our core a couple of years ago, and various 3COM switches elsewhere. We replaced the core with stacked A5800s (and there's loads of options on how to configure them with the module slots) and use 5120s at other major cabs, with 1910s in the more remote locations. Chief advantage: you can re-use your 3COM SFPs for your fibre. This will save you a lot of money.
A pair of 5800s is also cheaper than a 5406, or was a couple of years ago. They've been rock solid for us.
njc235 (23rd June 2014)
What is the difference between the 5120 and the 1910 apart from the colour of the chasis and price?
Last edited by njc235; 23rd June 2014 at 03:11 PM.
The 5120-24G has redundant power and stacking.
The 1910-24G has some layer 3 routing capabilities.
They have different OS's also I believe.
Edit: oops somehow missed most of the responses.
Last edited by psydii; 23rd June 2014 at 03:44 PM.
1910 has a 256 entry ARP table, not so useful.
We're rolling with an E5406 at the core, with about another dozen 1910-48/24Gs around the site.
I've just had a quick look.... colour me cynical but:
the 5120-si series looks a lot like the 1910 in a different colour box, and without the need for magic to get to the cli.
The 5120-ei series looks a lot like the 5500-ei with precious little difference.
WOW! Thanks to everyone that has taken the time to reply. There's a lot of useful information there that I will digest over the next few days.
I thought I'd tell you a trick of the trade. HP have a programme called Partners For Growth. If your switch requirement comes to over $10k list price and HP don't know that you are considering a purchase, you will qualify.
What it means for the reseller is that they can get an extra 15% discount on top of the standard 5% Public Sector discount and it will be exclusive to that reseller. They should, in theory, be passing this discount on to you.
Last edited by elsiegee40; 24th June 2014 at 04:08 PM.
You can always demand a level playing field from the manufacturers end-user Account Manager. The down side of this is that no one gets the 15% discount. Best play with HP for networking is always to play them off against Cisco, but a decent reseller would always do this for you.
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