Arista Networks Platform Questions

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 01 2021

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 01 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Arista Networks Platform?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 01 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Arista Networks Platform.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 01 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 01 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Arista Networks Platform, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Ethernet Switches Questions
Hassan Shozeb
Network System Engineer at Mutex Systems limited
Jun 18 2021

Hi community,

Is it necessary to stack power cables while stacking switches in Cisco Catalyst 9300 into the HA mode (I am stacking using StackWise-480)?

Ender KefogluIf you are asking if it is mandatory, no it is not.  If you are asking if it… more »
Stephen HopeYou can do it, but you don't have to.  We have noticed that the power stacking… more »
Mesfin Workneh
User at Ministry of Finance
May 02 2021

Hi, 

Until now, I have been using a Cisco Catalyst 2960 switch. But now I'm considering changing it to a D-Link one. 

Would you recommend me doing this change? If so, why?

Thank you!

Luis ApodacaHello Mesfin It depends on the real scenario, the cisco 2960 is a very good… more »
Ender KefogluI wholeheartedly agreee with everything Luis Apodaca has said. My additional… more »
Phillip PeermanHard to make a recommendation with zero details about your use case. But… more »
Marom Perl
User at Shaar Haamakim
Apr 18 2021

Hi,

I'm researching the following two Ethernet switches: Juniper EX4300-32F and Alcatel OS6860-24 and I'm looking at their performance, price, and stackable capabilities.

Which one would you choose based on those criteria?

AhmedZayed
User at infra projects
Mar 25 2021

Hi, 

I'm looking to compare Cisco Ethernet Switches with Huawei Ethernet Switches.

Which one is better and why? What about their pricing?

Thanks

Eric Biller
Network Systems Administrator at SCBDD
Mar 25 2021

We are redoing Wi-Fi and the related Ethernet switches to support it. We're moving from Cisco environment and considering Aruba 515, w/CX6400 Cisco Meraki or possible on-prem Wi-Fi controller, Arista Mojo, or Extreme Networks ExtremeCloud IQ.

Any suggestions? 

Ralph MaloneI have Extreme and chose them years ago when they were Aerohive for one reason… more »
Michael FultonDepends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with… more »
Stephen Larcara
Sr. Toll Systems Engineer at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Mar 12 2021

I am trying to determine if we need to specify and justify the cost for FM200 fire suppression.

Client has about 24 sites each with a computer equipment room containing anywhere from 3 to 5 racks with 3-4 Dell and HP servers, CIsco network switches, patch panels, UPS and batteries. Many of these locations will go to unstaffed in the future.

Richard ArtesNo, i've been working it IT for 20 years and never seen a fire in a server room… more »
CvanderHI have never experienced a fire in a data center but have seen some hazardous… more »
Jerry KFire suppression solution is always recommended in a HVDC environ. If you want… more »
Chris Fritzke
User at CxDesign
Jan 30 2021

Use case: use existing Netgear products in home network 

Home network: LAN, WAN, managed network both wired and wireless

Security: POE cameras, doorbell, PC's

Room for growth -- server,  local cloud storage

Lancy DeAlmeida
User at Home User
Jan 30 2021

I'm researching switches. Which do you recommend - Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access vs Cisco Catalyst?

Sunny Thakor
Assistant Manager-Presales at Green Sources Pvt. Ltd.
Jan 26 2021

I'm looking for a competitive comparison of the different models of managed and unmanaged switches from Netgear and Luxul. Can anyone help?

Ender KefogluI did not use Luxul. I don't know anything about those switches. So, any… more »
Luis ApodacaWhy those brands? Can you take an other brands as opinions? You should try… more »
Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station

What sort of network would benefit from switch stacking? Are there any drawbacks to taking this approach? What would be an alternative to stack switches?

Ender KefogluThere are two ways of connecting multiple switches together: a) Cascade: You… more »
Menachem D PritzkerStack switches are useful mainly in configuration - they appear to the rest of… more »
Walmik WankhedeStack switches will save multiple IP, a single IP will use for complete stack… more »
Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station

What are port forwarding and port triggering typically used for?

Michael J. CarterPort forwarding alone requires your main computer to have greater security… more »
Michael J. CarterGreater security concerns would require port triggering. 
Enrique Lopez
Preesales and Project Management Engineer at AnnyStem

I'm a Pre-sales and Project Management Engineer at a small consultancy. We are looking for an alternative to the Juniper CGS2520 switch. Any recommendations? 

Ender KefogluAre you sure the switch brand is Juniper? Could it be Cisco instead? Your… more »
Russell Rothstein@Menachem D Pritzker @Rony_Sklar @Enrique Lopez  see the good point by @Ender… more »
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station