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Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches Questions

Luyanda Mnyandu
Pre-Sales Solutions Architect at EOH Network Solutions
Jan 17 2022
HI community. I work as a Solutions Architect at a Computer Software company. I would like to compare these 2 Ethernet switches: Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches vs Aruba Switches.  I'd like to understand the main differences between them, especially regarding core, distribution and...
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Anurag Jain
Co-Founder at Shellios Technolabs
Nov 29 2021
Hi, I'm a Co-Founder of a Tech Services company.  Currently, I'm researching ethernet switch vendors/solutions and I've been looking at NETGEAR switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches and Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches. Which vendor and product (or a product family) would you recommend ...
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Marom Perl
User at Shaar Haamakim


I'm researching the following two Ethernet switches: Juniper EX4300-32F and Alcatel OS6860-24 and I'm looking at their performance, price, and stackable capabilities.

Which one would you choose based on those criteria?

Ethernet Switches Questions
Hassan Shozeb
Network System Engineer at Mutex Systems limited
Aug 15 2021
Hi community, One of our client's queries (after getting their penetration testing report) has stated that there has been found a vulnerability via TLS 1.0. How can I disable TLS 1.0 via the Cisco SG300's UI?  I have searched but I'm unable to find it out.  Thanks and Regards!
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Hassan Shozeb
Network System Engineer at Mutex Systems limited
Sep 15 2021

Hi community,

Is it necessary to stack power cables while stacking switches in Cisco Catalyst 9300 into the HA mode (I am stacking using StackWise-480)?

Ender KefogluIf you are asking if it is mandatory, no it is not.  If you are asking if it… more »
Stephen HopeYou can do it, but you don't have to.  We have noticed that the power stacking… more »
Greg PlanteThe simple answer is "no". It is not required but, for improved resilience due… more »
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Mesfin Workneh
User at Ministry of Finance


Until now, I have been using a Cisco Catalyst 2960 switch. But now I'm considering changing it to a D-Link one. 

Would you recommend me doing this change? If so, why?

Thank you!

Luis ApodacaHello Mesfin It depends on the real scenario, the cisco 2960 is a very good… more »
Ender KefogluI wholeheartedly agreee with everything Luis Apodaca has said. My additional… more »
supervis809292Hard to make a recommendation with zero details about your use case. But… more »
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User at infra projects


I'm looking to compare Cisco Ethernet Switches with Huawei Ethernet Switches.

Which one is better and why? What about their pricing?


Eric Biller
Network Systems Administrator at SCBDD
Aug 10 2021
Hello,  We are redoing Wi-Fi and the related Ethernet switches to support it. We're moving from Cisco environment and considering Aruba 515, w/CX6400 Cisco Meraki or possibly an on-prem Wi-Fi controller, Arista Mojo, or Extreme Networks ExtremeCloud IQ. Any suggestions? 
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Michael FultonDepends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with… more »
Aws Al-DabbaghI suggest Aruba. We've considered the same upgrade (APs + Switches) and I've… more »
Ralph MaloneI have Extreme and chose them years ago when they were Aerohive for one reason… more »
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Stephen Larcara
Sr. Toll Systems Engineer at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Nov 23 2021
I am trying to determine if we need to specify and justify the cost for FM200 fire suppression. Client has about 24 sites each with a computer equipment room containing anywhere from 3 to 5 racks with 3-4 Dell and HP servers, CIsco network switches, patch panels, UPS and batteries. Many of these...
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Richard ArtesNo, i've been working it IT for 20 years and never seen a fire in a server room… more »
Jerry KFire suppression solution is always recommended in a HVDC environ. If you want… more »
DaraAzartashThis type of info is just statistics and no one can tell you how often a… more »
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Chris Fritzke
User at CxDesign
Jan 12 2022
Hi community, Use case:  Use existing Netgear products in the home network  Home network:  LAN, WAN, managed network both wired and wireless Security:  POE cameras, doorbell, PC's Room for growth: server,  local cloud storage
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Luis ApodacaOk, first, what level of management you need ? Do you want to use all the… more »
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Lancy DeAlmeida
User at Home User

I'm researching switches. Which do you recommend - Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access vs Cisco Catalyst?

Sunny Thakor
Assistant Manager-Presales at Green Sources Pvt. Ltd.

I'm looking for a competitive comparison of the different models of managed and unmanaged switches from Netgear and Luxul. Can anyone help?

Ender KefogluI did not use Luxul. I don't know anything about those switches. So, any… more »
Luis ApodacaWhy those brands? Can you take an other brands as opinions? You should try… more »
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PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi peers,

What sort of network would benefit from switch stacking? Are there any drawbacks to taking this approach? 

What would be an alternative to stack switches?

Ender KefogluThere are two ways of connecting multiple switches together: a) Cascade: You… more »
Jasmine KohIt reduces costs of operations. Additional switches can be added and unwanted… more »
Menachem D PritzkerStack switches are useful mainly in configuration - they appear to the rest of… more »
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