[Chugalug] switch recommendations

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 02:23:58 UTC 2013


It functions fine and I'm running Jumbo frames and 802.1q, however mine is
a non-managed so I can't tell much more beyond that.

I've got two minecraft servers that regularly have 15-20 people logged in
running on the switch, and lag is minimal.


On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 9:17 PM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com> wrote:

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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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