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2019-02-04T13:23:00Z

What needs improvement with Dell PowerConnect Switches?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Dell PowerConnect Switches.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 20Real User

Their hardware is not reliable, it's faulty. After three years of use, something goes wrong with the switches and they need replacing. It's prone to be faulty. We expect it when we deploy them out of the box. We expect that this will be corrected and they will be more reliable in the near future. Our hope is that it would be close to the stability of Cisco and Nortel.

2021-05-22T16:36:28Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-12-10T11:32:33Z
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Top 5Reseller

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

2020-10-22T08:09:11Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-06-03T06:54:50Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-05-10T08:06:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-03-09T08:07:59Z
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Top 20Real User

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

2020-02-19T08:48:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

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.

2020-01-12T12:02:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-01-12T07:22:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-10-31T09:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-10-30T06:14:00Z
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Real User

I have no idea, as they have always worked rock solid for me. Some firmware have a hard Telnet/SSH/web timeout that is really short. That's sometimes annoying.

2019-02-04T13:23:00Z
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