Where's Harry Hill when you need him.
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 ;)
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?
price is ~2600,-€ incl. VAT
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
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.
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