FS L3 switch - S5860-20SQ

DerTom

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Mar 30, 2021
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Hi,

I'm trying to get my homelab up and running. As I'm using just L2 switches at the moment, the routing is done by an OPNsense firewall. As I'm having different vlans and 10Gb connections set up, I would like to use a L3 switch to handle this inter-vlan-routing.

My switches are Unifi switches. As the edgeswitches with L3lite are offering 1Gb ports with just 2 sfp+ ports it seems that this switches are not the solution.... but I found the S5860-20SQ at FS.Com.

I don't know about FS... Is there someone using their switches? Can this switch in particular be recommended for a newbie?

Another option could be the CRS328-24P-4S+RM by Mikrotik but by review the L3 functionality is poor and should not be used.

Thank you!

Tom
 

LodeRunner

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Check the Brocade/ICX thread? How many 10G interface do you need? There are probably plenty of Cisco and Arista alternatives on eBay as well.
 

DerTom

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Mar 30, 2021
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Hi LodeRunner!

I'm living in Germany. The Cisco switches I found at Ebay are mostly shipped from the US etc. Too expensive and takes too much time to get here. Therefore I searched for alternatives.

At the moment I'm using nine 10G interfaces.

I will have a look at the Brocade/ICX thread.

My best wishes from Germany
 

Scarlet

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+1 for Brocade.

I got multiple 6450-24p shipped from the UK, should still be possible to get them.