HPE Ethernet Switches Review

Simple commands, good scalability, and easy to use and install


How has it helped my organization?

We use these switches to distribute our network and control the traffic.

What is most valuable?

The simplicity of the commands is most valuable. The commands are the same for several devices. 

These switches are also easy to use.

What needs improvement?

They should have more control tools for controlling the bandwidth. They should also have more reporting and alerts for downtime.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for six years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It has good scalability. It can grow easily. 

Currently, 250 people are using it in my organization. We don't have any plans to increase its usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have experience with a gold partner. They are not HPE, but we have a good experience with them.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have used Cisco switches.

How was the initial setup?

They're pretty easy to install. They don't require a lot of effort to install.

The installation duration depends on the configuration, but normally, it takes 30 minutes to one hour.

What about the implementation team?

Sometimes, I install it myself, and other times, I use a consultant and integrator. 

For their deployment and maintenance, we have a technical team of two managers.

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

We need to pay when we buy the switch. We pay for a license to use the software, but it is not required.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others who want to start using it. I would rate HPE Ethernet Switches a nine out of ten.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

FL.10.06.0112
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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