Ethernet Switches Questions
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. CarterGreater security concerns would require port triggering. 
Michael J. CarterPort forwarding alone requires your main computer to have greater security… more »
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 »
Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station

Managed switches allow a much higher degree of control over one's network. However, they are obviously more expensive and need a professional who understands how to configure them. What criteria need to be considered when a business is deciding between managed versus unmanaged switches, and what are the pros and cons of each?

Ender KefogluManaged switches allow you to; a) Enable Spanning Tree which will prevent… more »
reviewer1122879Who has the best skillset on hand today in the future to manage the devices… more »
reviewer1062765I use the Ubiquity Unifi network products now. Not to expensive for a fully… more »
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station