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Looking for recommendation on 10G Ethernet switch



The Juniper ex4500/4550 could work, small chassis, can be made part of a
virtual chassis. Works well in an enterprise setup but can cause
configuration headaches if within a service provider environment where
vlans need to be translated.

Darius

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:13 PM, 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
>
>
>