MikroTik CSS326-24G-2S+RM vs Brocade ICX6450-24

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  1. Edd189

    Edd189 New Member

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    I am looking at these two network switches and wanted to see if the community had any additional feedback on my feature list. My use case is an un-managed switch in my home (pfsense for routing), but I'm open to learning about advanced routing, VLANs, etc.

    Mikrotik CSS326-24G-2S+RM
    Est. Cost - $145 on Amazon New
    24 RJ45 1G ports
    2 SFP+ 10G ports
    Fanless
    Depth - ~7-inches including rear heatsink

    Brocade ICX6450-24
    Est. Cost - $125 on eBay Used
    24 RJ45 1G ports
    2 SFP+ 10G ports
    Fans, but Noctura quiet fan mod easy to do
    Depth - 9.45-inches
    Requires license?
     
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    Edd189 New Member

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    Also, if anyone knows of a similar switch with 4 SFP+ ports instead of 2, but still coming in at less than 11-inches, I'd be interested to know about it.
     
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  3. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

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    The icx6450 has 4 10gbE ports, you just need a license which you can get from a guy on this forum who hands them out like an idiot. As for comparing them, one is a cheap consumer switch that's $150 new, the other is an Enterprise grade switch with twice the features that was $2000 new - thanks to the magic of eBay it just happens to cost much less used
     
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    Thanks! Apparently my port counting abilities were off. ICX6450 it is!
     
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    gregsachs Active Member

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    Aruba S2500-24 or -48 is just past your depth constraint at 12", but very similar to the brocade and even cheaper on ebay...
     
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