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    ProCurve 2910al vs 5406zl for InterVLAN/IP Routing

    Looking at replacing our central switch Is it true the 2910al only does Port based ACL's.

    We don't really need the expansion possibility of the 5406zl due to our building/cabling layout. We would like to seperate our network out to provide security seperated BYOD vLANS and eventually split the production network up to smaller segments too.

    Would prefer just to have the switch doing the work i.e. Routing between vLANS, pointing clients to our Domain DHCP server and that dishing out all the IP's for the seperate vLANS etc.

    Anyone using the 2910al for such tasks?

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    Bump, any input.

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    How big a network are you talking?

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    HP 2910 al Switch Series overview - HP Small & Medium Business products

    HP's website suggests it supports VLAN and Layer3 routing. Can't see any IPv6 support though - don't know if thats a potential issue going forward?

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    About 400 end nodes, not big. The main aim at the moment is to completely seperate BYOD devices from the main network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd0035 View Post
    HP 2910 al Switch Series overview - HP Small & Medium Business products

    HP's website suggests it supports VLAN and Layer3 routing. Can't see any IPv6 support though - don't know if thats a potential issue going forward?
    Bit of a minefield as with everything techie :-$ .

    Has anyone had experience setting up Inter-vLan routing on the 2910al

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    I bought a 2910al about a year ago and asked my supplier when I bought it specifically for one which could do inter-vlan routing and that was what I got.

    I have to be honest and say I haven't ventured very far in the actual setup of it, currently I only have the default vlan and one extra vlan which is used for our guest wifi (which plugs into one port then out into another to act as a mini firewall/proxy).

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    Are you wanting to use this device as a pure core switch with nothing else alongside? Personally I would go for something a bit beefier at the core then a 2910. I would class that as more of an Edge or near edge switch. Something more like the 5500 range which will defiantly do what you are after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Are you wanting to use this device as a pure core switch with nothing else alongside? Personally I would go for something a bit beefier at the core then a 2910. I would class that as more of an Edge or near edge switch. Something more like the 5500 range which will defiantly do what you are after.
    Thanx, had a look at the 5500. Doesn't seem to be that many resellers but looks interesting. Price doesn't seem to be much different from a 5406zl with the comparable connectivity we need.

    Back to the research :-$



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