HPE Ethernet Switches Review

Stable, easy to use, has a good buffer and a suitable architecture


What is our primary use case?

We are using the HPE Ethernet Switches in our office to stream and to join the internet.

What is most valuable?

The reason we are using this switch is for the buffer that we have.

It's easy to use.

What needs improvement?

There is a limitation of capability. To move to OpenFlow is very difficult.

Also, there is a limitation with the team protocols.

We had some issues with the dashboard. When we tried changing the PR or some parameters, it was not completely syncing.

We had two different values passing through the dashboard once you pass through the command line.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with HPE Ethernet Switches from 2012 to 2020.

We are using HP version 5830 and 5920. 

The 5920 version is a 24 port gig, and the 5830 is a 48 port and a 24 port gig.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very stable. Since 2012 it has always been in production and it is used on a daily basis, 24 hours per day.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable. We have scaled it without any issues.

We have 10 people in our organization who are using this product.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have a person that we contact through HPE when we have issues. Once they found a solution, we have not any problems.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is very good.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend these two versions of switches that we have been using.

When we compared with Cisco, we chose HPE because of the buffer and the architecture is more suitable than Cisco.

I would rate the HPE Ethernet Switches an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

5830, 5920
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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