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Opinions on HP ProCurve 10GBe Switches

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Kneelbeforezod, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. Kneelbeforezod

    Kneelbeforezod Active Member

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    The 10gig ProCurves Are faily cheap on Ebay. How are these switches for Home sue for 10 GBe Network? Iin a previous thread it was recommended I get the Ubiquiti box but at around $500 that's out of range ATM.
     
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    What 10G procurves are you looking at? FYI - I am selling my Ubiquiti 10g switch for $400.
     
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  3. Kneelbeforezod

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    Those are 2012 era 10Gb and will be hot and loud. Plus they have the older CX4 interface opposed to the more modern SFP+. That said there are few options sub-$200.
     
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  5. Kneelbeforezod

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    Got It Thanks
     
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    Kneelbeforezod Active Member

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    So are you moving to 40 or something higher?
     
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    I am getting rid of all my homelab equipment except for my NAS and 1 box to run plex media server.

    1. I bought a new synology that has 16GB of RAM and can run most stuff in Docker (sonarr, radarr, nzbget, unifi controller) so need to even run VMs for this stuff.
    2. I have much more resources available to me that are hosted at work, then I could have at home and have moved most of my "lab stuff" to that infrastructure. Right now my homelab ESX instance is running the vCenter VM and a Plex VM. Seems dumb, when I could run Plex Media Server on bare metal.
    3. I dont need 10Gbe for Plex.
     
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  8. Kneelbeforezod

    Kneelbeforezod Active Member

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    If i don't want to get a switch now, I can test out 10GB and how it works for me with a couple of cards and direct connect right? That way i'm not out a bunch if it doesn't fit the bill.
     
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    Most likely but I think it largely depends on what your planning on doing. I think VSAN for example requires switching.


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    The primarily goal is faster transfer over the network and faster encodes of my raw mpgs to mp4 with Handbrake
     
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    That's a pretty old platform. It will run fairly hot and loud. The upside is that you don't have to buy transceivers for your switch. The downside is that its CX4. You nic selection will be pretty limited and you'll need to buy CX4 cables. CX4 cables are a pain to deal with.
     
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    Avoid CX4 stuff unless you have the NICs and Cables and Switches for damn near free.
    You can get the same 6410's with X2 slots and hook them up to anything modern with LC to SC jumpers so you can use your normal SFP+ equipment with cheap optics. The X2 modules are not super cheap but still out there. I have seen a lot of these 10G switches out there to drive long distance fiber and connect data centers or connect ToR switches as they were low port count and inexpensive vs. the chassis switch with 2 port 10G modules when you only need a few ports total.
     
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    I'd pass on CX4 now. SFP+ is essentially last-gen tech.
     
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    Is the other one bot written?
    wtf? First one isn't a sentence followed by saying ports configuration matters. The last, you don't use tens of thousands of these switches in a data center. rofl
     
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  17. blood

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    Everybody is of course correct about the state of CX4 - it's old and not used much. One advantage to it that I'll point out though is that many switches used CX4 for their stacking ports which can be configured as "ethernet" and then become CX4. A good example of this is Netgear GSM7328s v1 or v2 - so if you needed to link to another switch with a bunch of gig ports from this switch, it could be convenient.

    That said, I'd avoid this particular HP switch. It might be cheapish, but you'll end up paying for 10g CX4 NICs for your devices, cables, etc - and it'll be hot and loud.
     
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