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Looking for recommendation on 10G Ethernet switch



You may want to take a look at the Brocade VDX 6720, it provides 16 10gb ports, 
with 8 ports on demand with addl license.  

They are very reasonable, esp. if you only need 16 ports.   Maintenance costs are less
than cisco. 

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eric Germann" <egermann at limanews.com>
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Sent: Friday, November 2, 2012 10:13:01 AM
> Subject: Looking for recommendation on 10G Ethernet switch
> 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