I'm looking for some information on switches. Money is too tight to jump up to a 10G switch, so I'm looking into using LACP to get a per-server bandwidth boost without jumping to 10G.
The switch needs to be able to handle ~10 4 Port LACP bonds.
The set up will be 4U servers in a cab, each with 4 NICs that will need to be bonded. So a 48 port switch is needed, and it *must* have one 10G uplink, 2 would be preferable, and more than 2 would be good but not needed (expandable to >2 would be awesome). This switch needs to be L3 capable as it will be the only switch.
Is there a switch that can handle all that and not cost more than a 10G switch does? From my understanding LACP is mostly done switch side.
Juniper EX3300, comes with 4x 10Gb ports and supports up to 32x LACP groups of up to 8x interfaces each. Available for ~$2,500 online, or you may be able to do even better through a Juniper reseller.
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