Compare Cisco FabricPath vs. HPE ProCurve

Cisco FabricPath is ranked 6th in LAN Switching with 6 reviews while HPE ProCurve is ranked 4th in LAN Switching with 8 reviews. Cisco FabricPath is rated 8.0, 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 and Brocade VCS, whereas HPE ProCurve is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches and NETGEAR Switches. See our Cisco FabricPath vs. HPE ProCurve report.
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The technical assistance is good.The best features of Cisco FabricPath is performance and reliability.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.It's a reliable product and you know that it will work in the enterprise environment.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.The most valuable feature is the ability to migrate VMs between data centers.

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The user interface is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us.The web page interface is very convenient and easy to use for setting up your feedback loops.The user interface is simple to use.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 LAN features give us exactly what we need.The solution is fast and inexpensive.It's easy to manage and configure. The configurations can be exported and imported to another solution.

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

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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.The dashboards could be improved to be more interesting.I would like to see integration with HPE OneView.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.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.The solution doesn't have web-based management, which is why we've moved to a different solution.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.

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The purchasing cost a few years ago for two units was approx €5,000.The cost of HPE ProCurve is good.You buy the switch and that's it.

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Ranking
6th
out of 18 in LAN Switching
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925
Comparisons
826
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
486
Avg. Rating
8.5
4th
out of 18 in LAN Switching
Views
1,706
Comparisons
1,493
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
405
Avg. Rating
8.8
Top Comparisons
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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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Bellevue, Calligaris, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Management Science Associates, Multi-Customer, Oediv, Roper St. Francis, SNAMBorden 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
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