Sounds like a pretty good idea, these things tend to grow out of control quite easily.Can start adding the new category if its a good idea. Like the LB4M is great but really old, much power and loud for today's standards.
Just found out the D-Link is fanless and cheaper than the Netgear new although the Netgear can be found cheaper on ebay.I saw the Netgear ProSAFE S3300-28X (GS728TX-100NES) was on here with 4 10G ports split half SFP+ and half Base-T but there is another version that has 4 SPF+ that i'm looking at getting.
NETGEAR ProSAFE 24-port (GS728TXS) - LINK
I can't decide between the Netgear and D-Link DGS-1510-28X so i can connect 3+ hosts at 10G
Defiantly something i'm worried about, but i'm having a hard time finding anything with 4 SFP+ ports that doesn't take modding to meet the WAF requirements.I stay away from D-Link, twice I have been bitten with incompatibility with specific Nics...
STH main site had the capability to do this, but the plugin doing so was less than spectacular. I looked for an XF plugin to do this and came up short last time I looked.Sounds like a pretty good idea, these things tend to grow out of control quite easily.
@Patrick: It would be great to have some kind of table creation plugin for the forum, perhaps based on jquery datatables or something like it, that would allow for creation and maintenance of this type of tables.
Expensive SFP+, and no ability to use generics (Finisar etc). That is probably the only reason. Procurve switches are great, but are really picky about lamps.The ProCurve 6600's seem to come up fairly cheapish sometimes 4X 10GB SFP+
300 seems dirt cheap
J9264A J9264 69001 HP ProCurve 6600 24g 4XG Switch Dual PS 0884420075899 | eBay
HP J9264A HP ProCurve 6600 24G4XG 28PORT Switch 884420075905 | eBay
Unless someone can tell me why they should be avoided... other than noise..
You have the ability to use generic sfp+, we used Axiom sfp+ in our hp 8200zl and they worked just fine. HP just takes a stronger stance on saying you can't use themExpensive SFP+, and no ability to use generics (Finisar etc). That is probably the only reason. Procurve switches are great, but are really picky about lamps.
You can use generics with Procurve gear, they just need to be encoded for Procurve. Probably 10% we're running is actual HP branded SFP+ modules....almost all of them are generics.Expensive SFP+, and no ability to use generics (Finisar etc). That is probably the only reason. Procurve switches are great, but are really picky about lamps.
You do realize that Ubiquiti is easy to use but probably the lowest end stuff out there right? Buying Ubiquiti is basically like buying from el cheapo Chinese ODM.I really wish the Ubiquiti switches had stacking. If they did I would have already bought a bunch of them. Sigh.
That's fine. Their Unifi Pro AP's have worked amazing for me in businesses. Cheap, no licensing, controller optional, and plenty fast. Never a problem. They also are pretty popular with WISP's. Support and devs have always been amazing to me. Oh, and their EdgeRouter line is plenty capable IMO. Been running them since they released with no failures. Software with them is always an "evolving" think. I like what they offer more then Mikrotik When something works why do I care to question it?
I think that is mainly their AP line (although I could imagine switches are similar.)
To be fair, not all of us need hardware that is built like a tank.