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Re: Dell power connect switches.

  • From: Joel Jaeggli
  • Date: Thu May 20 17:14:08 2004

dell managed switches = accton and smc managed switches

the cli is cisco style. early revs of their firmware had frequent 
managemnt interface crashes, that appears to be mostly fixed in more 
recent builds.


On Thu, 20 May 2004, Joel Perez wrote:

> Good afternoon,
> We are planning to deploy several Dell PowerConnect 3324, 3348 and 6024
> switches on our network.
> We currently have between 200-300 users and servers that these switches
> will service. We are also planning to add about 300-400 more users in
> the next 2-3 mos. 85% of the users are for our call center where they
> all use Terminal clients and connect to W2K TS. The rest is regular
> staff and our application servers. 
> Can anyone tell me any good/bad points about them?
> I originally proposed using RiverStone as L2 switches but price was a
> factor in our decision to go with Dell. That is my main concern at this
> point. The Dell switches are very cheap compared to other L2 switches
> out there. Will this be a case of "you get what you pay for" or are they
> really good performing units?
> I really have not been able to find any lists or other sources with
> comments on these units. I'd appreciate any info you guys might have.
> Regards,
> -------------------------------------
> Joel Perez        | Network Engineer
>  |
> -------------------------------------

Joel Jaeggli  	       Unix Consulting    
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