Ubiquiti UniFi Switches Initial Setup

ThomasWilke
CEO at CITOM
It is a complex product so, of course, the setup is complex. However, it is straightforward in that you have the freedom to do what you want to do, without any limitations. There is a big community that supports you if you have issues with the configuration. The deployment is quite fast. We took about two weeks to get the switches running exactly the way we wanted them to, but for simple tasks, you can do it in just two days. It's really easy. Personally, I think that it is much easier to do if you are already familiar with the command line and the terminology from Cisco. View full review »
reviewer1203330
Network System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup of this solution is quite straightforward. You just add the SSH key onto a Cloud controller, and from there you can do everything. Right from the first installation, I didn't need to check the manual. I have been installing the Ubiquiti 8-port and 24-port, 500 Watt PoE switches, together with the access point. Most of the time, we don't just install the switch, but in combination with the access points. The time for deployment depends on the configuration. If you are only setting up an access point then it is quite straightforward because it doesn't need to worry about VLAN. But, if you need multiple VLANs then it's going to take longer to configure. For example, if you're going to make one VLAN for somebody at home then it's no time at all. However, if you need to make ten or twenty VLANs then it's going to take you some time. I can't say how long, because again, it depends on the installation. View full review »
reviewer1228218
Group IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees
The setup was straightforward and deployment took about three weeks. We used a consultant for the process and were very satisfied. View full review »
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reviewer1074753
IT Director at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
The difficulty of the initial setup depends on what purpose the solution has or how you want to set up the switch. If you limit it to the basic functionality, then the initial set up is quite simple. If you want to have something more advanced on the switch, then it's a bit tricky. Our team deployed the solution in about five days. You only need one person for deployment and maintenance. View full review »
EnockAnderson
Head of ICT Unit with 11-50 employees
The setup was straightforward. So far working on the solution has been a learning curve. I'm in Ghana and there's no training center here, so I learn by using the online tutorials. View full review »
FaisalSmair
System Engineer at DANAT IT FOR BUSINESS
The initial setup was straightforward. Deployment took two to three days. View full review »
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