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Looking for recommendation on 10G Ethernet switch



On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:58 PM, Mike Hale <eyeronic.design at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>>
>> This topic has been covered completely and often on the Beowulf list.
>> http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/ or do a site search via your
>> friendly search engine.
>>
>> --
>> ~ Andrew "lathama" Latham lathama at gmail.com http://lathama.net ~
>>

Also note that new devices hit the market everyday.  For example
Supermicro has an offering at
http://www.supermicro.com/products/accessories/Networking/SSE-X24S.cfm
which at the very least will be supported forever.

-- 
~ Andrew "lathama" Latham lathama at gmail.com http://lathama.net ~