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Re: Cheapest ethernet switch with monitor/mirror port?
- From: Mark Milhollan
- Date: Tue Oct 24 07:18:19 2000
Henry Yen writes:
>but the original poster seemed to be looking for a cheapie (although reliable,
>i assume, or why post the question on nanog, after all...) switch that
>he could snarf a monitor port from, and not a general recommendation for
>that capability for a mid-range or high-end switch.
>i think once you get down to the $800 or so range (1200cdn), there's not going
>to be much difference in what you get.
So far the HP ProCurve 4000m is looking pretty good. A pair of
half-populated units (J4121A) is less than the price of a fully
populated one. CDW has them for US$45.72/port. (Due to a HP promotion
currently running.) VLAN (802.1q), IGMP, monitor port, SNMP, stackable,
CoS stuff, &c. GbE ports (SX, LX, and 1000Base-T) are available for it.
Some limitations, e.g., 8 MAC's per port in secure mode.
Of course we haven't really stressed them as yet, so ... YMMV, and all.
Disclaimer: Currently a happy consumer. No other interest, though I
think a mutual fund or two has some HP stock.