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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the ability to migrate VMs between data centers.""The technical support we get from Cisco is excellent. It's the best in the industry. We're more than satisfied with the level of service they provide.""It's a reliable product and you know that it will work in the enterprise environment.""The fact that the solution is on the cloud is its most valuable aspect. If you are on the cloud, you can manage your network from anywhere, any place. It's very good.""The best features of Cisco FabricPath is performance and reliability.""The technical assistance is good.""The most valuable features are the security, web control, and traffic control.""Cisco is the market leader in this space and it is a product that I recommend."

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"It's easy to manage and configure. The configurations can be exported and imported to another solution.""The solution is fast and inexpensive.""The LAN features give us exactly what we need.""ProCurve is easy to configure and to know how to create each connection and configuration.""It has a lifetime warranty, that includes lifetime updates.""The user interface is simple to use.""The web page interface is very convenient and easy to use for setting up your feedback loops.""The user interface is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us."

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"I would like to see better interoperability with other IT solutions.""The pricing could be adjusted to make it easier to sell to clients.""Improvements could be made on specific technical issues such as implementation.""The solution should offer better reporting.""Lack of security features for which we need to use another solution.""I would like one management console to control the network.""The management features are in need of improvement."

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"The only things that might need improvement would be the administrative tools and the graphical interface. The GUI could be improved on the administrative interface, for example.""The solution doesn't have web-based management, which is why we've moved to a different solution.""We do occasionally have issues with the solution and need to change out the switches sometimes. This can be due to the fan, but, in most cases, it's because the power supply was broken.""Procurve would work better if it had more options like the web environment.""If you make a change and you disconnect yourself from the switch, you will create an issue.""I would like to see integration with HPE OneView.""The dashboards could be improved to be more interesting.""The solution should offer different gigabit interfaces. Right now, they have ten gigabits. However, for our needs, we only need one gigabit. We don't need 24 or 48 ports. We only need eight to ten. HPE should introduce into their portfolio some smaller and more compact options."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing for this product is good."

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"You buy the switch and that's it.""The cost of HPE ProCurve is good.""The purchasing cost a few years ago for two units was approx €5,000.""This is an expensive switch.""The price of this product is cheap.""HPE ProCurve products are reasonably priced.""The price could be more competitive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Cisco is the market leader in this space and it is a product that I recommend.
Top Answer: The management features are in need of improvement.
Top Answer: We have found the solution to be entirely stable.
Top Answer: The price could be more competitive. Everything is included in the price as there are no security features that need to be updated, it is just the hardware alone.
Top Answer: Since we transfer from one to ten gigabits of information, in a future release, it would benefit to have more high-speed ports. For example, the uplink should be 40 gigabits or 100 gigabits. That… more »
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Overview
Cisco FabricPath is a Cisco NX-OS software innovation combining the plug-and-play simplicity of Ethernet with the reliability and scalability of Layer 3 routing. Using FabricPath, you can build highly scalable Layer 2 multipath networks without the Spanning Tree Protocol. Such networks are particularly suitable for large virtualization deployments, private clouds, and high-performance computing (HPC) environments. The benefits of Cisco FabricPath include: Minimal commands per switch ease configuration and operation, Autodiscovery simplifies addition of new links and switches, Provision additional network bandwidth without impacting network, Supports one-, two-, or three-tier architectures, VLAN extensibility across the data center.
HP Networking (HP ProCurve) products enable a cost-effective network that's agile, flexible, and fully interoperable. Boost availability, performance, monitoring, and productivity with HP network software, services, and support.
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Sample Customers
Bellevue, Calligaris, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Management Science Associates, Multi-Customer, Oediv, Roper St. Francis, SNAM
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School, DY 4 Systems, EdgeWing, Edmonton Public Schools District, Halton Catholic District School Board, Hartwick College, Hatch Associates, Huntingdon College, Roseville Joint Union High School District, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, One Superior Place
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company15%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise38%
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise25%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco FabricPath vs. HPE ProCurve and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
510,534 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco FabricPath is ranked 6th in LAN Switching with 8 reviews while HPE ProCurve is ranked 4th in LAN Switching with 12 reviews. Cisco FabricPath is rated 8.2, while HPE ProCurve is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Cisco FabricPath writes "Has the ability to link simultaneously without user restrictions, good stability and good documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE ProCurve writes "Easily configurable and is easy to create each connection and configuration". Cisco FabricPath is most compared with Juniper QFabric, Arista Campus LAN Switches, Brocade VCS and Cisco Nexus, whereas HPE ProCurve is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, NETGEAR Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches and Cisco Nexus. See our Cisco FabricPath vs. HPE ProCurve report.

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