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    Question HP Switches

    Hi everyone,

    I have searched around a bit and found lots of discussion about switches but none answer the questions I have. I'm slightly overwhelmed by the range of HP switches.

    1. What's the significance of the first letter? I (eventually) found out V stands for Value (and not Voice); what about A, E and anything else I've missed?

    2. What's the functional difference between the V1905 and V1910 series (besides processor speed and RAM)?

    3. What's the difference between "fully managed" and "smart managed"?

    Ultimately, I'm looking for the following:

    - 24 ports, all gigabit
    - PoE to at least "some" ports
    - the option to add a couple of gigabit fibre uplinks in the future
    - the ability to prioritise a few ports (i.e. some degree of management)

    I don't currently need VLANs but like the idea of having the ability to use them in the future, if the option isn't too expensive.

    Thanks,

    -Will.

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    The smart managed ones tend to be via web interface instead of having the web interface and the gui.

    E series I would think are enterprise carrier class ones.

    Ben

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    HP ProCurve 2520G-24-PoE 24 Port Gigabit Switch - Misco.co.uk

    Looks like the cheapest 24 port poe gigabit switch.

    Ben

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    Look at poe injectors/midspans if you only need 'some poe' - we have mostly HP switches now but none of them have x poe ports since we found we could add 6/12 ports of PoE more easily with midspans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    HP ProCurve 2520G-24-PoE 24 Port Gigabit Switch - Misco.co.uk Looks like the cheapest 24 port poe gigabit switch.
    Whoa, that's still pretty pricey. I was thinking more along these lines:

    MCI Diventi Ltd :: networks :: network switches :: HP JD992A - V1905-24-PoE Switch

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    Thats 10/100 though I think not gig?

    The v series also appears to be made up of the old 3 com lineup.

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    Quite right; my mistake. I meant the 24G version:

    Hewlett Packard HP V1910-24G Switch JE006A | Servers Direct

    What are the problems with the 3COM models?

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    never said there was anything wrong, you do need to check the warranty though as not all hp switches now have lifetime warranty some are only 3 years.

    Ben

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    3 year warranty on that one lifetime on the first one I posted.

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    Mmmm, but for half the price, I think I'd rather buy a new one after 3 years if necessary.

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    Hi Will,

    If you need any further help let me know. We do A lot with HP switches and if necessary I'll arrange a conference call with HP for you

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks, Luke. I might take you up on that.

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    Allthough HP stuff us reliable I personally go for the lifetime warranty.

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    Okay, fair enough.

    Thank you, everybody, for all the information so far. I think I have two remaining questions:

    1. If 'V' is for Value and 'E' is for Enterprise, does that mean 'A' sits in between?

    (2. I've answered myself: the V1905 doesn't come in gigabit.)

    3. Will a "smart managed" switch allow me to prioritise certain ports? Are they just missing the RS232 port or are there other restrictions?

    -Will.

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