HPE Ethernet Switches Questions

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 05 2022

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 05 2022

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about HPE Ethernet Switches?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 05 2022

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering HPE Ethernet Switches, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 05 2022

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with HPE Ethernet Switches.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 10 2022

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Avigail Sugarman - PeerSpot reviewer
Avigail Sugarman
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
I would highly appreciate it if you can help me choose the best solution between the following switches: Core SwitchHP 5412 zl/ Huawei 7706 Access SwitchHP 2920-48G-POE+/S5700-52X-PWR- Access SwitchHP 2920-24G-POE+/S5700-28X-PWR- WifiHP 425/AP5130D
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Avigail Sugarman - PeerSpot reviewer
Avigail Sugarman
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Why haven't smaller participants like Brocade, Avaya, and HP been able to take share? Have you used any other vendors in the Ethernet Switch market?

it_user8178 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user8178Have to agree with Durrell on the Cisco offerings and certifications. I would… more »
it_user129108 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user129108We have used Zyxel and Netgear, Frankly the stability of Cisco, the scalability… more »
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Ethernet Switches Questions
CristianoLima - PeerSpot reviewer
CristianoLima
Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer at Tecnoage
Aug 26 2022
Hello folks.  I have a specific question about a FiberHome S6800 switch (40G/100G configuration) as I'm not able to find any "How To's" about this switch. My question is simple: does this switch support bi-directional SFP modules? If so, how can I enable it?Thank you very much for your help.
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Risto Anton - PeerSpot reviewer
Risto Anton
Senior Consultant at Lifetime Group
Aug 16 2022

Hello community,

What is your recommended best solution (the one with the lowest latency) to reach Edge locations that use a 5G network to connect Point-of-Presence (PoP) devices?

Thanks for your help.

Sandeep Pandit - PeerSpot reviewer
Sandeep Pandit
Heading IT at Hero steels Ltd
Aug 16 2022

Hi community,

What are your recommended Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches (apart from the Cisco ones)? My main consideration is performance.

Thanks.

Cesar Reza - PeerSpot reviewer
Cesar RezaIt depends on your budget, but here is a list: -Extreme -Ruckus -Aruba… more »
reviewer160041 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer160041Depends upon what feature you NEED to operate within your network and the size… more »
MemphisGuy - PeerSpot reviewer
MemphisGuyHi @Sandeep Pandit, ​ As a general rule, Layer 2 is faster than Layer 3.… more »
10 Answers
Anurag Jain - PeerSpot reviewer
Anurag Jain
Co-Founder at Shellios Technolabs
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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Davy MANTE - PeerSpot reviewer
Davy MANTEMy last experience with Netgear wasn't good but it was a long time ago. It may… more »
4 Answers
Hassan Shozeb - PeerSpot reviewer
Hassan Shozeb
SOAR Engineer at Rewterz
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 - PeerSpot reviewer
Hassan Shozeb
SOAR Engineer at Rewterz

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

Hi, 

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 Apodaca - PeerSpot reviewer
Luis ApodacaHello Mesfin It depends on the real scenario, the cisco 2960 is a very good… more »
Ender Kefoglu - PeerSpot reviewer
Ender KefogluI wholeheartedly agreee with everything Luis Apodaca has said. My additional… more »
supervis809292 - PeerSpot reviewer
supervis809292Hard to make a recommendation with zero details about your use case. But… more »
5 Answers
Marom Perl - PeerSpot reviewer
Marom Perl
User at Shaar Haamakim

Hi,

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?

AhmedZayed - PeerSpot reviewer
AhmedZayed
User at infra projects
Hi community members, I'm looking to compare Cisco Ethernet Switches with Huawei Ethernet Switches. Which one is better and why? What about their pricing ranges? Thank you!
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Eric Biller - PeerSpot reviewer
Eric Biller
Network Systems Administrator at SCBDD
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 Fulton - PeerSpot reviewer
Michael FultonDepends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with… more »
Aws Al-Dabbagh - PeerSpot reviewer
Aws Al-DabbaghI suggest Aruba. We've considered the same upgrade (APs + Switches) and I've… more »
Ralph Malone - PeerSpot reviewer
Ralph MaloneI have Extreme and chose them years ago when they were Aerohive for one reason… more »
5 Answers
Stephen Larcara - PeerSpot reviewer
Stephen Larcara
Sr. Toll Systems Engineer at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Aug 18 2022
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 Artes - PeerSpot reviewer
Richard ArtesNo, i've been working it IT for 20 years and never seen a fire in a server room… more »
DaraAzartash - PeerSpot reviewer
DaraAzartashThis type of info is just statistics and no one can tell you how often a… more »
Jerry K - PeerSpot reviewer
Jerry KFire suppression solution is always recommended in a HVDC environ. If you want… more »
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Chris Fritzke - PeerSpot reviewer
Chris Fritzke
User at CxDesign
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 Apodaca - PeerSpot reviewer
Luis ApodacaOk, first, what level of management you need ? Do you want to use all the… more »
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Lancy DeAlmeida - PeerSpot reviewer
Lancy DeAlmeida
User at Home User
I'm researching switches. Which do you recommend - Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access vs Cisco Catalyst?
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Sunny  Thakor - PeerSpot reviewer
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?
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Ender Kefoglu - PeerSpot reviewer
Ender KefogluI did not use Luxul. I don't know anything about those switches. So, any… more »
Luis Apodaca - PeerSpot reviewer
Luis ApodacaWhy those brands? Can you take an other brands as opinions? You should try… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 30 2022

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 Kefoglu - PeerSpot reviewer
Ender KefogluThere are two ways of connecting multiple switches together: a) Cascade: You… more »
Jasmine Koh - PeerSpot reviewer
Jasmine KohIt reduces costs of operations. Additional switches can be added and unwanted… more »
Menachem D Pritzker - PeerSpot reviewer
Menachem D PritzkerStack switches are useful mainly in configuration - they appear to the rest of… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

What are port forwarding and port triggering typically used for?

Michael  J. Carter - PeerSpot reviewer
Michael J. CarterPort forwarding alone requires your main computer to have greater security… more »
Michael  J. Carter - PeerSpot reviewer
Michael J. CarterGreater security concerns would require port triggering. 
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Enrique Lopez - PeerSpot reviewer
Enrique Lopez
Preesales and Project Management Engineer at AnnyStem

I'm a Pre-sales and Project Management Engineer at a small consultancy. We are looking for an alternative to the Juniper CGS2520 switch. Any recommendations? 

Ender Kefoglu - PeerSpot reviewer
Ender KefogluAre you sure the switch brand is Juniper? Could it be Cisco instead? Your… more »
Russell Rothstein - PeerSpot reviewer
Russell Rothstein@Menachem D Pritzker @Rony_Sklar @Enrique Lopez  see the good point by @Ender… more »
2 Answers
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Managed switches allow a much higher degree of control over one's network. However, they are obviously more expensive and need a professional who understands how to configure them. What criteria need to be considered when a business is deciding between managed versus unmanaged switches, and what ...
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reviewer1122879 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1122879Who has the best skillset on hand today in the future to manage the devices… more »
reviewer1062765 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1062765I use the Ubiquity Unifi network products now. Not to expensive for a fully… more »
Ender Kefoglu - PeerSpot reviewer
Ender KefogluManaged switches allow you to; a) Enable Spanning Tree which will prevent… more »
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Deepak Joshi - PeerSpot reviewer
Deepak Joshi
Senior IT Executive at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees

HP 5900 series can competitive of Juniper EX4600 ?  

Deepak Joshi - PeerSpot reviewer
Deepak Joshi
Senior IT Executive at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees

How does Juniper EX4600 compare to Cisco 3850? What are the pros and cons of each solution?

Dmitriy Ronkin - PeerSpot reviewer
Dmitriy RonkinThe comparison is (the way it is asked) is not feasible. 3850 represents a… more »
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it_user451620 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Looking for comparison data on Juniper TOR switches providing 3.2Tb/s or above throughput. Also, looking for market segmentation data on Ethernet Switches. For example comparing Data Center deployments vs. Campus vs. Private Clients like Hotels, Restaurants, Churches, Community Centers, etc
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Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
PeerSpot
Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!
Avigail Sugarman - PeerSpot reviewer
Avigail Sugarman
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Avigail Sugarman - PeerSpot reviewer
Avigail Sugarman
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

If you were in the room with the product manager from Cisco and Juniper and could give them advice on how to improve their Ethernet Switches, what areas for improvement would you target?

Avigail Sugarman - PeerSpot reviewer
Avigail Sugarman
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
it_user115095 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I would like your opinion about ethernet switches. Should I go with Juniper or Cisco? Which is a better investment for the future?

Thanks, 

Naveed