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Looking for recommendation on 10G Ethernet switch



Dell Force10 S4810 is a decent ToR switch: 48 dual-speed 1/10GbE (SFP+) ports and four 40GbE (QSFP+) uplinks

Peter

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> On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:13 PM, Eric Germann <egermann at limanews.com> wrote:
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>> 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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