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    HP 2910al, summit x350, Juniper EX3200, netgear gs724at

    Looking to upgrade to a new switch and have the following in mind. Budget is around 1-2k. We're pushing 500mbps upstream so i want to make sure that the unit can handle that well. Lots of full speed traffic between servers too.
    No fancy features required, and the only need is port trunking, which all of these have.

    I look at the specs for latency and pps, but I'm not sure if you can trust these figures.

    Anyone have experience with the following.

    HP Procurve 2910al-24
    $1430
    latency <2.9us
    131 Mpps
    176 Gbps
    Bonus: 10Gb capability with expansion module

    Extreme Networks Summit x350
    $1300
    latency < ???
    65 Mpps
    88 Gbps
    Bonus: 10Gb capability with expansion module

    Juniper Juniper EX3200-24T
    $1800
    latency < ???
    65 Mpps
    88Gbps
    Bonus: 10Gb capability with expansion module
    Bonus: 8 ports are POE

    Netgear GS724AT
    $350
    latency <3us
    ??? Mpps
    48Gbps

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    If you're looking for reliability, avoid HP, Netgear and Extreme.
    The Juniper isn't all that awesome but the management interface is ROCK solid.
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    Have you had trouble with HP? We've found them to be very stable - only ever used them for L2 tasks though
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    We've bought a number of the EX3200's and 4200's. Been very satisfied with them in a variety of roles.
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    My experience with HP is positive too. As mentioned above, in L2, HP switch is working great. L3 will be a different story. I hear bad stories about Netgear in DC environment, even I don't have real experience, I would not buy it.

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    Definitely take the Netgear out of the running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbyrd View Post
    Have you had trouble with HP?
    Yes indeed.
    They may work ok in very small installations, but I watch a network of maybe 20-30 HP's have trouble with spanning tree at least 2-3 times a day. Random events, running out of memory during normal usage. They're pretty much the worst switches I've ever worked with outside of the consumer grade stuff (Netgear/Linksys/etc). One thing I find pitifully stupid is that some switches require a reboot after you've set a limit on something in software.
    I guess my big fault is that STP just doesn't work right, and doesn't properly interoperate with Cisco gear. No amount of tweakage makes it work properly :/

    I've seen them in use for L3 too, and thats laughably bad.
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    I've managed all types of Juniper devices the last 3 years. I've never had a problem with any of them. I love the management interface, and the performance/HP is awesome on all their stuff.

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    Where are you getting the $1800 price on the EX3200? I'm looking at them myself at the moment.
    Last edited by hifidelity; 08-25-2009 at 11:01 AM.

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