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Wireless Networks Thread, Network Core Switching in Technical; Carrying on From my other thread about the file server slowness. Anybody got any advice which ones to purchase? i've ...
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    Network Core Switching

    Carrying on From my other thread about the file server slowness.

    Anybody got any advice which ones to purchase?

    i've looked at possibly 3 x HP E4800G-24SFP

    Some E6200 YL with maybe another type for Copper as these appear to be fiber only.

    Does anybody else have any other recommendations - preferably HP.

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    Just looking thinking now 2x HP E5500-24gSFP (JE096A) and then 1 x HP E5500-48G Switch (JE090A) for copper

    Any other ideas?
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    Would you be adverse to 3com (They are owned by HP now) and do the job nicely in our place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Would you be adverse to 3com (They are owned by HP now) and do the job nicely in our place.
    this model above is a 3com one - just with the hp name on now - the images on the hp website are acutally of 3com switches

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    3Com&#174; Switch 4200G PWR 24-Port (3CR17671-91) - Features & Benefits < will do what you need plus a bit more We have a few of these bad boys sitting in our primary core, with some HP switches darted around our comms cabs in other area's.

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    I need the 24 port to be SFP and i looked at the hp site as it has all the 3com stuff and more models. This is the E5500g i looked at which if you check the picture looks just like this as its the same thing!

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    I wouldn't go for less than 5500s in the core. 4200g and 4800g make good near edge switches with 4500s on the edge. Good to see that HP kept the decent 3com stuff going...

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    In an ideal world, I agree, but when you have limited funds in your work place then you fyi the best with what you can.

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    The E5500G are not to be sold anymore by may 2011. I would not buy these anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bio View Post
    The E5500G are not to be sold anymore by may 2011. I would not buy these anymore...

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    Is there a particular reason as to why? other then they are just bringing out a new range?

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    message by HP:

    http://h17007.www1.hp.com/docs/produ...nouncement.pdf

    As stated in the article the replacement would be the E4800 series

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    go to ebay lol, cheap switches

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    go to ebay lol, cheap switches
    i don't quite trust ebay when it comes to replacing my core switching.

    I've got around 12/13k to spend so does anybody have any other recommendations?

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    Ideally you should have ALL your servers and ALL of your inter building connections (either fibre or cat6) connected directly into one core switch so that all buildings and servers are on the same backbone fabric for maximum performance. This means speccing a core switch large enough to deal with all of those connections.

    Simple answer is, how many 10gig links will you need, how many 1000base-fx links will you need, how many 1000base-t links will you need.

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    I'd say look at a HP 5406zl, and stick in modules to do what you need.

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