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Wired Networks Thread, New Switches - Advice in Technical; Originally Posted by CPLTD I'm guessing we can absolutely dismantle the competition on price too. Fighting talk in the same ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    I'm guessing we can absolutely dismantle the competition on price too.
    Fighting talk in the same thread with two sponsors scrapping.... what's this site coming to.
    Where's Harry Hill when you need him.

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    We bought all procurve when we had a small network upgrade 3yrs ago (although this equated to just a couple of grand and a handful of switches). Admittedly, the decision on the core switch maybe wasn't the best but I guess having been used to planet anything was better, so we opted for a 2810-24G at the core. Obviously this isn't L3 which means there are certain things i'd like to do but can't. Seems like the 2910-24 would be our best bet now which is L3.

    I can't believe how much the prices appear to have gone up on procurve as well since June 08 - we paid £680 for our 2810-24 and £1260 for the equiv 48 port version yet Misco's prices seem to suggest a 50% hike!

    If you can get good prices on the procurve range i'd definately go for it, especially with the competitive talks already going on here

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    Quote Originally Posted by m25man View Post
    Fighting talk in the same thread with two sponsors scrapping.... what's this site coming to.
    Where's Harry Hill when you need him.
    Ha, nothing wrong with a bit of competition! Maybe a quote-off is in order!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millgate View Post
    Ha, nothing wrong with a bit of competition! Maybe a quote-off is in order!
    Aha! Scrapping is such a maligned term, I prefer sparring!

    It's a good thing for everyone (not least with budgets as they are) Bring it on!

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    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
    Careful not all switches and hp networking products have lifetime warranties.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Careful not all switches and hp networking products have lifetime warranties.

    Ben
    Easy Tiger, those mentioned in the thread/by the OP do.

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    I am just looking at a HP E2910-48G-PoE+ (J9148A) switch and some places doing this for apx £2k + VAT where as they are mostly £3k + VAT elsewhere eg Misco. Is there something wrong or dodgy with the cheaper ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon View Post
    I am just looking at a HP E2910-48G-PoE+ (J9148A) switch
    If you don´t need POE+ or RIP and POE is sufficient, take a look at the HP A5120-48G-PoE EI (JE071A)

    http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/q...a/13850_na.PDF

    price is ~2600,-€ incl. VAT
    Last edited by snoerre; 28th June 2011 at 03:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    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.
    By any chance was this a techie from the Netherlands office? I've learnt never to phone them just after lunch as i think they go for a 'smoke' at lunchtime at the local coffee shop and get a bit paranoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    By any chance was this a techie from the Netherlands office? I've learnt never to phone them just after lunch as i think they go for a 'smoke' at lunchtime at the local coffee shop and get a bit paranoid.
    I am glad its lunchtime again

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    By any chance was this a techie from the Netherlands office? I've learnt never to phone them just after lunch as i think they go for a 'smoke' at lunchtime at the local coffee shop and get a bit paranoid.
    It was yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    Make sure you update all switches to latest firmware
    Ian, did you have any problems with updating to the latest firmware on the 2910 (which one are you running now?) I tried updating to .49 using the web interface but when it reboots there are java errors on the page and the overview isn't displayed properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSapseid View Post
    What one would be the one without gigabit to desktop just so i can have a look at price comparison. Although am looking at running thinclient accross the site so gigabit would be beneficial there.
    That's interesting, thought thin clients using RDP, PCoIP etc were meant to be quite light on bandwidth? One to watch out for if we go for any thin clients here in future if it is the case that we need 1Gb on the edge.

    We're running a 5406zl at the core, 2610-24 and 2610-48 at the edge and they've been solid apart from needing a firmware update initially on the 2610s

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    Booting on the secondary image on the 2910 reverts back to the previous firmware (.38) but I notice after a minute the CPU usage on the switch jumps to 100% and then sits there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon View Post
    Ian, did you have any problems with updating to the latest firmware on the 2910 (which one are you running now?) I tried updating to .49 using the web interface but when it reboots there are java errors on the page and the overview isn't displayed properly.
    Hi Dragon,

    All my 2910 Series are running: Version: W.14.49, ROM W.14.04

    I've installed many ProCurve 2910al-48G-PWR (J9148A) and updated the firmware fine on these, I do find the 2510 Series firmware can be a bit dodgy though, I updated the firmware on a 2510G last week and the firmware update process went a bit mad, switch rebooted about 8 times before I could recover and fix it!

    I would say I am not too keen on the procurve update process, if you doing it via the GUI it doesnt show you the progress of the update.

    Easier via TFTP
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