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Old 05-18-2012, 05:33 AM   #1
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Arrow Network Hardware - Switch needed with gigabit speed and VLAN in UK


hi folks,

i am building a lab to have a Virtualised environment.

Currently, Opennebula would be installed to manage KVM guests and storage will be provided via NFS.

Opennebula will be installed on either ScientifiLinux/Debian (not sure yet)

due to the size of these files and since i am planning to use IO intensive applications (ETL/ELT, databases), i believe gigabit speed is a requiredment here.

as it is a virtualised environment, i will also be using VLAN to split different sectors of my lab network, such as public, storage, BI-PROJECT-A, BI-PROJECT-B, ...

i have looked into Cisco SG300-10 which seems to cover the lot; it is relatively cheap.
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/coll...78-610061.html

since i am no network expert, i would like to ask for your guidance, to see if i am looking for a product that would support my requirement, or maybe provide me with an alternative?

please let me know if i need to provide more information.


Many thanks for your time,

Nicolas
 
Old 05-18-2012, 06:11 AM   #2
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Looks ok, if 10 ports is enough. Don't see a console port on it but ssh/telnet/cli are available.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 10:30 AM   #3
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thanks nikmit

i was looking into this Cisco again and noticed that there are 8 ports RJ45 the other to are min-gcib (or something else)

so i have looked into another alternative:
http://us.zyxel.com/Products/details...7-C552A4CBCD47

what do you guys think?
 
Old 05-18-2012, 12:11 PM   #4
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I would go for the cisco. The two extra ports are SFP/RJ45 - you can use them with both standards.

P.S. When I was building a Cisco lab a while ago I bought everything on ebay with zero worries. You are better off getting a second hand Cisco switch than a brand new one which will behave in some weird and wonderful ways. I have had lots of 'fun' troubleshooting issues on 3com switches, and they are not a small brand.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cisco-c295...item43afdb4e84

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:24 AM   #5
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thanks but that switch does not support Gigabit connections
 
  


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