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
Bonus: 10Gb capability with expansion module
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.
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.