[plug] gigabit switch recommendations
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Mon Dec 29 04:06:31 UTC 2014
I'm also looking for switch gear that runs Linux.
Have you heard of Cumulus Networks? I think it's basically a linux
distribution for switches. They have a hardware compatibility list at:
Of course it's one thing to know that it exists, but getting hold of it is
On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 11:58 AM, Bill Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> On 29/12/14 11:37, Gregory Orange wrote:
> > On 29 December 2014 at 06:34, Adam Ashley <plug at adamashley.name> wrote:
> >> The HP 1810 series of switches are perfect for what you're after.
> > I've been very happy with our 1810G-24s, both J9803A and J9450A. The
> > latter is an older model with a slower web interface, but otherwise
> > appears to do all the same things at the same speed.
> > I had a problem with an aggregated link between two of them that was
> > unreliable when using LACP, and I vaguely recall that I updated
> > firmware to no avail. I've made it a static aggregate link and it has
> > been flawless. It matched what the guy selling them to me said when I
> > was considering them: "I've used them a lot, and they're generally OK,
> > except for trunking which seems to do the odd funny thing."
> > HTH,
> > Greg.
> sorta thread hijacking :)
> Rather than a propriety solution, does anyone know of any reasonably
> priced bare-metal/whitebox switching systems able to run generic
> (gentoo) linuxaround 16 or 24 ports?
> Building your own (I have two 4port sun happy meal cards which gives me
> a 9 port switch with builtin ethernet on the mobo) results in bus
> saturation at 100M let alone gig speeds.
> I would love to get rid of my Cisco 1841/2950 for some real flexibility
> and the ability to play with SDN.
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