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    Yes we have loads of HP & Cisco switches in stock. Which E5406 are you looking at?

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    I deployed aload of HP ProCurve's to one of my sites last year, very good switches, very reliable.

    Most of the switches I configured and deployed were HP ProCurve 2510G-48, 2510G-24, 2510-48.

    Spanning Tree - to prevent any loop back, you need to enable the spanning-tree command on the switches.

    Dont overkill your edge switches though, for example 48 Port GIG to a location where you'll only have 10 active connections!

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    Another vote for the ProCurves, just about to get in some more 2510-48s. Considered the G, but won't be worth the extra cost as yet for us. Lifetime warranty, the new models are very quiet (the 24 ports ones are silent) and rock-solid.

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    Only thing I would say about the HP ProCurve Warranty - We brought a couple of 2910al (48 Port POE+ GIG Switch) which went pop and if you want a new replacement you will need original proof of purchase, not copies, the original, if you don't have it, they will send you a refurbished model!

    When I've rang the ProCurve Warranty line up, I always end up having a argument with the engineer as they think your just bloody stupid at the other end and disbelieve you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Is there any downside to enabling this?
    It can mean there's a small delay when you plug in something.

    EDIT: And if you're using it for it's intended purpose of providing redundant links between switches it's recommended that you look into it's configuration in more detail. If you just switch it on it can disable the most efficient route between the switches.

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    When I've rang the ProCurve Warranty line up, I always end up having a argument with the engineer as they think your just bloody stupid at the other end and disbelieve you!
    I've only had to use them twice, and procurve support were a bit of a pain. I couldn't get through on the phone so had to use their online doofer. Ended up being sent the wrong switch.
    Last edited by K.C.Leblanc; 22nd June 2011 at 10:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    It can mean there's a small delay when you plug in something.

    EDIT: And if you're using it for it's intended purpose of providing redundant links between switches it's recommended that you look into it's configuration in more detail. If you just switch it on it can disable the most efficient route between the switches.

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    I've only had to use them twice, and procurve support were a bit of a pain. I couldn't get through on the phone so had to use their online doofer. Ended up being sent the wrong switch.
    I was having a right old slagging match with the techie over the phone - I was reporting that I had a 2910al die and he kept on blaming it was our fault due to a (switch was on UPS) power cut and wouldn't swap it out! - in the end I got the hp supervisor to get it swapped.
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    We are just about to put in 1x 5412ZL, 3x 2910AL 24G PoE, 12x 2510G-48, 4x 2510G-24, and somewhere there is a partridge in a pair tree. So +1 for procurve!

    I've never had to prove ownership on procurve kit to HP support though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrorvis View Post
    We are just about to put in 1x 5412ZL, 3x 2910AL 24G PoE, 12x 2510G-48, 4x 2510G-24, and somewhere there is a partridge in a pair tree. So +1 for procurve!

    I've never had to prove ownership on procurve kit to HP support though.
    Make sure you update all switches to latest firmware

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    Make sure you update all switches to latest firmware
    Funny you should say that. There is an issue with the latest firmware for the 2510g's. It crashes on accessing the web gui, so currently they are running Y_11_12.

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    That's interesting.............the java app crashed on me a few weeks ago remoting onto one of my 2510G's..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    Only thing I would say about the HP ProCurve Warranty - We brought a couple of 2910al (48 Port POE+ GIG Switch) which went pop and if you want a new replacement you will need original proof of purchase, not copies, the original, if you don't have it, they will send you a refurbished model!

    When I've rang the ProCurve Warranty line up, I always end up having a argument with the engineer as they think your just bloody stupid at the other end and disbelieve you!
    Did they both go pop or just 1? I was looking at getting 1 of these but if they are unreliable I might reconsider!

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    I've had a bout 3 go pop\bang! on me.

    There is a firmware update for them which controls the power to the POE part of the switch which stops the poe component failing (i was told by HP), after upgrading all 2910al they've been fine!

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    Ah right, its the POE that I need. If a firmware upgrade fixes it then thats fine.

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    Yup.

    The HP ProCurve 2520G POE (J9299A) is another alternative, I have 4 of these.

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    Procurve's superb equipment, lifetime warranty. Never had any issues at any of the sites we've deployed.

    I'm guessing we can absolutely dismantle the competition on price too.

    Joe

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