Want to have some fun open up a support ticket with Dell, give them remove access and watch them try and fumble their way around their X Series Switches. It both entertaining and horrifying at the same time.After using the X1052 for a few weeks now I have to say I'm fairly disappointed with it. The lack of ability to configure ANYTHING worth configuring from the CLI is really a downer. I guess maybe that's to be expected from a $500ish 10Gb switch but it's really making things more complicated. The fact that the GUI is pretty atrocious obviously doesn't help. It's the slowest GUI I"ve ever used and ll too often when changing port configurations in the GUI it doesn't remove the previous port configuration so I'm often left with ports configured both as trunks and access ports. I have to clear the VLAN configurations off them far too often.
Can't say I'm not contemplating finding a replacement that has better CLI support .
My 10G Adventure started out with some 10G Cards in two servers connected together then I added the x1052p and received a defective / POE didn't work which baffled Dell's Crack Support team to the tune of about 4 hours of them fumbling around the CLI / GUI before they authorized a replacement.
Anyway I have to say I didn't have the issues you mentioned with the GUI, you do have to fight with it at times for sure but it always eventually seemed to work out. That said I actually wanted more 10G Ports so I got the Dell x4012 switch to add more ports then realized I didn't need to 1052p so I sold that. Of course after getting everything all setup / running the way I wanted it to I started having some issues with the x4012 and decided I was completely done with the Dell.
I went in a completely different direction, bit the bullet and bought a Cisco SG350XG-24F which is way out of the scope of this thread but will say that to my shock and dismay the freaking thing arrived defective. I am having no luck whatsoever when it comes to 10G. I feel like someone is trying to tell me something.
One other thing that is worth mentioning, for a Switch series that is so relatively new people seem to be dumping the x switches like mad. When I first started looking at them there wasn't any on e-bay and now (at least when I sold mine a few weeks ago) there are many, many people selling them and some are pulls from networks. This is saying something as there aren't that many more options out there in the price range. I would love to know the details as to why they are pulled (ok we know why) but what they are being replaced with.