Dell PowerConnect Switches Room for Improvement

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Peter Van Loon
Network Administrator at a engineering company with 201-500 employees

Scalability, especially with the power connect series is something that you have to take into account before starting the project because any changes to an ongoing project can be difficult.

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Benjamin Ighagbon
IT Project Manager at NTSAFRICA Services

When it comes to the configuration, there should be documentation and interactive help available to assist people who have experience with products from other vendors. For example, if I type in a Cisco keyword then it should highlight the differences and display what steps or similar commands are required.

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AhmedElghawabi
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

It would be helpful if there were an option to use the device as either a switch or a pass-through for the traffic from inside to outside. This would mean that we would not have to replace hardware in some cases. I think that the IBM switches have this feature.

It would be great to have modules that integrate with SDN solutions such as Cisco ACI, Arista SDN, Huawei Agile, and IBM.

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reviewer998499
System Administrator at a media company with 51-200 employees

A possible way the product could be improved would be to allow integration between other brands like HP or Cisco. It would be great if you could use the interface with more than one brand. Compatibility would be a good feature but it's unlikely to happen. 

Stacking and fiber cords would be good additional features in the next release. Because of the stackings, you lose some boards and the two switches. If they made a core cable that would be better. 

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Cezary Majewski
Network Infrastructure Administrator at PCC Intermodal

We've only been using the solution for half a year. We haven't run into any issues, but maybe over time, that may change. It's too soon to tell. Offhand, there aren't any features that are lacking.

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reviewer867627
IT Manager at a real estate/law firm with 1-10 employees

I think accessibility and management could be improved. It would be helpful if it could be configured on a tablet or mobile. 

It would be great if at some point they came up with some web-based GUI app that allows you to easily manage and configure your switches.  

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Alfredo Najera
Director of operations and projects at SERTEI Soluciones Informáticas

There should be more port options in this switch. Currently, it has 24 or 48 ports. However, some of our customers require only 8 ports, but I have to put a switch with 24 ports. They should provide smaller solutions and complimentary access point for companies like ours with a low quantity of work.

The main issue with this product is branding. They should improve their branding and promote their brand more in Mexico. Customers are more aware of brands like Cisco as compared to Dell.

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reviewer1223775
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

I would like to see better scalability and more features on these switches in the future.

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reviewer1238874
Network Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The configuration should be improved. For example, the configuration on a Cisco switch is more logical than it is with Dell.

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reviewer1218636
IT Engineer at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

We have had some problems with the firmware. More stable firmware releases would be an improvement because we have had them randomly power on and off. These switches should be better tested before a firmware update is released.

Technical support for this solution should be improved.

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Learn what your peers think about Dell PowerConnect Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
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