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HPE Ethernet Switches Room for Improvement

CIO at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

We are satisfied with the set of features already on offer through HP. We don't want to improve anything and we don't need any other new features.

The pricing could be better.

The installation can be quite complex. However, that may not be the fault of HPE and is rather more related to the way our infrastructure is arranged.

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Head of Technical Support at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees

I think this solution could be improved if the installation could be made more secure. From our point of view, HP could have SNMP product softwares that would allow us to track all the assets, and then to connect, to identify our equipment. There are options which would allow us to secure the equipment. I think with the enterprise solution, if it's HP, then there is a need to integrate it with an HP product for it to work. The only way to simplify this is with VLANs and then routing, and then let the systems take over when it comes to firewalls and other things. Implementation of those things would allow us to have tighter security.

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Owner at a consultancy with 11-50 employees

Authentication and other security features are not easily satisfied using the lower-end switches. For better security, you need to implement enterprise-level hardware and software.

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IT at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

The solution could always improve its stability. It's pretty stable already, however.

The solution is very comparable to Huawei, however, it could be more scalable. Huawei is easier to scale.

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Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The solution is a bit expensive.

The stability needs to be improved upon. It's not as good as it could be.

The solution should offer more automation. It's not good compared to Cisco, or any other brand.

The company needs to offer much better local support. Right now, it's not great in terms of technical support.

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IT Manager at a government with 51-200 employees

In general, the web GUI, or web interface, requires improvement.

Interface, and the ability to do things that are only possible through the command line, which seems pointless because there is no reason to have a command line for many of the functions.

The ability to stack, as well as a unified operating system, would be extremely beneficial. It isn't there. They are budget switches.

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Kelem Birhane - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Solutions Manager at Ethio Telecom

It's not easy to find the devices. Companies often don't keep them in stock and only get them when there is a demand. 

It would be ideal if the product offered more security.

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Kunle Oyetola - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of Business at Zeta-Web Nigeria Limited

The product could always use better technical support. 

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Senior Project Manager, Special Projects at a media company with 51-200 employees

There is a limitation of capability. To move to OpenFlow is very difficult.

Also, there is a limitation with the team protocols.

We had some issues with the dashboard. When we tried changing the PR or some parameters, it was not completely syncing.

We had two different values passing through the dashboard once you pass through the command line.

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IT Manager at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We haven't had any issues with this switch in the past 10 years. That's the reason we're still keeping them alive.

The solution is deployed on-premise.

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Director of Information Technology at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees

They should have more control tools for controlling the bandwidth. They should also have more reporting and alerts for downtime.

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Team Lead Networks at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

We sometimes have issues with the stability of our POE switches. If there is any fluctuation in power then we will face an outage with our POE switches, so this is something that should be improved.

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Senior Executive at a leisure / travel company with 201-500 employees

They should continue to work on new features.

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Firewall Engineer at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees

There is some improvement needed for the power supply of the solution.

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Senior Manager, Information Technology at a university with 201-500 employees

The only improvement I can think of is that it could be better with less updates. 

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Giorgio Canarutto - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Infrastructure at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees

VLAN can be improved, but I have to check that with the company expert. 

I have different switch models, but they don't have all the same interface. I don't know whether lower-level switches don't have the same interface as the better quality ones. I might have two different model types.

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IT PM at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

It would be better if they improve the implementation of SD-WAN. There could be improved automation as well.

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Owner at ITL

The UI on the web console needs improvement.

The routing settings could be made easier to deploy.

Technical support needs improvement, as the response time could be better.

I would like to see this solution support SDN. It should have more SDN compatibility.

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Head of System Engineers at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

It would be nice to be able to connect literally with firewall systems, that would be very helpful for us. Configuration could be improved, it is sometimes quite complex. 

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Michelson RAJEMA - PeerSpot reviewer
System Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

The stability could be improved, and the price could be cheaper as well.

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Gerente de Sistemas at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees

The solution could improve by having more integration options.

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Buyer's Guide
HPE Ethernet Switches
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about HPE Ethernet Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
607,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.