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Looking for recommendation on 10G Ethernet switch



If you're looking at sub 50k, the Nexus 5k isn't a terrible option.
It gives you 32 10Gig SFP slots for ~$25,000 or less if you don't mind
used from ebay.

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 8:18 AM, Andrew Latham <lathama at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:13 AM, Eric Germann <egermann at limanews.com> wrote:
>> Colleagues,
>>
>> I'm looking for a recommendation on a smallish 10G Ethernet switch for a
>> small virtualization/SAN implementation (4-5 hosts, 2 SAN boxes) over
>> iSCSI with some legacy boxes on GigE.
>>
>> Preferably
>>
>> - 8-16 10G ports
>> - several GigE ports for legacy GigE hosts or cross connect to a legacy
>> GigE  switch
>> - preferably not a large chassis based solution with blades
>>
>> The hosts aren't going to be driving full line rate, nor the SAN boxes
>> providing full line rate, but their offered loads will definitely exceed
>> 1Gbps.   Assessing whether it is better to go 10G now vs. multi-pathing
>> with quad GigE cards.  Trying to find the best solution for > 1G on a
>> trunk and < $50K per box.
>>
>> Any recommendations appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> EKG
>
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