HPE Ethernet Switches Review

Good performance, very stable with no downtime, and affordable


What is our primary use case?

We usually use level 2 switches. We also do level 3 management.

What is most valuable?

They are affordable and very stable. They also have good performance.

What needs improvement?

VLAN can be improved, but I have to check that with the company expert. 

I have different switch models, but they don't have all the same interface. I don't know whether lower-level switches don't have the same interface as the better quality ones. I might have two different model types.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for about eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

These switches are very stable. They didn't have any downtime.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I am not sure if I can manage our new requirements through these because they are too old. We might have to replace them. Currently, they are 100 megabits and 2 gigabits. I might have to change to the gigabit one.

How are customer service and technical support?

I never dealt with their technical support.

How was the initial setup?

They are quite easy to deploy.

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

They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time.

What other advice do I have?

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

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