2018-12-14T18:12:00Z

What needs improvement with HPE Ethernet Switches?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with HPE Ethernet Switches.

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

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Top 5Real User

VLAN can be improved, but I have to check that with the company expert. I have different switch models, but they don't have all the same interface. I don't know whether lower-level switches don't have the same interface as the better quality ones. I might have two different model types.

2021-05-20T16:03:21Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution could always improve its stability. It's pretty stable already, however. The solution is very comparable to Huawei, however, it could be more scalable. Huawei is easier to scale.

2021-04-15T11:19:39Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It would be better if they improve the implementation of SD-WAN. There could be improved automation as well.

2021-02-08T10:10:39Z
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Top 5Reseller

The solution is a bit expensive. The stability needs to be improved upon. It's not as good as it could be. The solution should offer more automation. It's not good compared to Cisco, or any other brand. The company needs to offer much better local support. Right now, it's not great in terms of technical support.

2021-01-22T20:05:09Z
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Top 10Real User

There is a limitation of capability. To move to OpenFlow is very difficult. Also, there is a limitation with the team protocols. We had some issues with the dashboard. When we tried changing the PR or some parameters, it was not completely syncing. We had two different values passing through the dashboard once you pass through the command line.

2021-01-11T13:35:51Z
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Top 10Real User

We sometimes have issues with the stability of our POE switches. If there is any fluctuation in power then we will face an outage with our POE switches, so this is something that should be improved.

2020-11-13T13:05:15Z
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Top 5Real User

I think this solution could be improved if the installation could be made more secure. From our point of view, HP could have SNMP product softwares that would allow us to track all the assets, and then to connect, to identify our equipment. There are options which would allow us to secure the equipment. I think with the enterprise solution, if it's HP, then there is a need to integrate it with an HP product for it to work. The only way to simplify this is with VLANs and then routing, and then let the systems take over when it comes to firewalls and other things. Implementation of those things would allow us to have tighter security.

2020-10-08T07:25:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It would be nice to be able to connect literally with firewall systems, that would be very helpful for us. Configuration could be improved, it is sometimes quite complex.

2020-09-09T06:28:57Z
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Top 5Real User

We are satisfied with the set of features already on offer through HP. We don't want to improve anything and we don't need any other new features. The pricing could be better. The installation can be quite complex. However, that may not be the fault of HPE and is rather more related to the way our infrastructure is arranged.

2020-08-30T08:33:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Authentication and other security features are not easily satisfied using the lower-end switches. For better security, you need to implement enterprise-level hardware and software.

2020-08-27T10:31:43Z
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Top 20Real User

The UI on the web console needs improvement. The routing settings could be made easier to deploy. Technical support needs improvement, as the response time could be better. I would like to see this solution support SDN. It should have more SDN compatibility.

2020-08-09T07:19:56Z
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Real User

The quality of the service needs improvement.

2019-11-18T07:22:00Z
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Real User

I am now using a new model because we had a problem with the speed, but the problem was with the network infrastructure, not with the HPE. We did not have the fiber backbone in our company. We need more support to fix simple issues. For example, to find a problem in the LAN or why the systems speed is slow. When we have a lot of clients on the system, we lose signal and have to restart our antenna. It would be better to be able to provide my number and have the information needed in regards to the equipment when a change is proposed. You will need the assistance of a technician because the implementation is not that easy. If you change your old equipment then it will be replaced but you have the same issues in five years' time because HPE does not have the equipment to solve my issues. In the next release, I would like to see technical support for simple issues and to simplify the implementation.

2019-11-13T05:28:00Z
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Top 10Real User

In terms of product improvement, it's possible that the VLAN tagging could be improved, it's not that straightforward. But I can't really think of other improvements I'd like to see. Additional features that could be included in the next release could be the inclusion of further monitoring facilities.

2019-11-04T06:14:00Z
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Real User

A lower price would be an improvement because we always want to reduce our costs.

2019-10-28T06:34:00Z
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Real User

We have had some rare occasions with glitches, so the stability can be improved.

2019-10-28T06:33:00Z
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Reseller

Technical support needs improvement. Customer awareness, as in the availability of the products, needs to be improved through marketing or other information. Currently, we haven't seen any new switches and we don't know if there will be others. In the next release, I would like to see them include more features like the Aruba solution, to have more possibilities concerning the software design.

2019-10-24T04:52:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The interface is old in appearance and needs to be modernized. I would like to see better URL filters and security. It would be helpful to have training available for this solution.

2019-10-21T17:16:00Z
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Real User

This solution needs to support software-defined networking. The management needs to be more open so that they can be easily managed using external software. I would like to see support for integration with hyper-converged solutions. For example, I would like to be able to manage these switches from VMware or from a Nutanix platform. They need a new way to manage the access control system. They do have a solution for this, but it is very complicated and not suitable for the SMBs. It may be fine for large enterprises, but not for small companies.

2019-10-21T17:16:00Z
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User

It would be nice to have a common OS across models so that they could be managed together. But that is more in line with higher production equipment.

2018-12-14T18:12:00Z
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