[Chugalug] switch recommendations

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Tue Nov 26 02:17:23 UTC 2013


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On 11/25/2013 9:00 PM, Dave Brockman wrote:
> On 11/25/2013 8:53 PM, Stephen Kraus wrote:
>> Dell Powerconnect 2608s come pretty cheap on Ebay, I use one for
>> my lab switch.
> 
> Do they support SPAN ports?  User Guide wasn't very enlightening.
> I haven't touched any of the 26xx Dells.  My experiences with 27xx
> and 28xx switches do not set a high bar of expectation however...

BUT!  In all fairness, I have used a 2824 for my iSCSI fabric for a
couple of years now.  I don't know if the SPAN function works, but it
is an option.

Things I know that work:
Jumbo Frames
802.1q (port-based/trunks/tagged)
L2 wire-speed across 14 or so ports

Things that don't work:
non-LACP etherchannels (seems like I eventually tracked this down to a
bug in their load-balancing src/dst algo)
Guarantee the web interface will hose and you can't login until you
cycle the unit.  At least once.  Seems to be directly proportional to
how urgently you need to make a config change on the switch.

There is a 16 port version as well, 2816.  Probably meets original
requirements, I wouldn't go so far as to say I'd recommend it, but...
it does work for some definitions of work... :)

Regards,

dtb
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