Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with HPE ProCurve.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
Our customers are focused on features and generally, they would like to have a more feature-rich solution. Better performance and more speed would be an improvement.
These switches can be made more stable and robust.
The pricing could be improved. I would like to see some kind of packet tracer where people can study how the switch is operating. White box switching support is something that I would like to see in the future.
The solution should offer different gigabit interfaces. Right now, they have ten gigabits. However, for our needs, we only need one gigabit. We don't need 24 or 48 ports. We only need eight to ten. HPE should introduce into their portfolio some smaller and more compact options. The solution should offer integration with other tools. The solution should offer the same user interface for all of their equipment.
The dashboards could be improved and made more interesting.
I would like to see integration with HPE OneView. OneView is the management software for some switches and storage, and it would be helpful if ProCurve could be managed using this tool.
I don't have any problem at all with HPE ProCurve. I have a lot of experience with it, and I know that HP normally changes its equipment and technology. Maybe it would work better with HP if I only had one type of equipment since they have ProCurve, Aruba, and OfficeConnect. Every team is different. Our office is a different population. I know that ProCurve is really equal to Aruba, but there isn't any other equipment that HP has. It would be good if the switch was bigger and faster, like with the ports.
With Juniper, I like that they have an option to bundle a configuration change and commit it with the confirmed option. The switch will roll back if you don't confirm the change. If you make a change and you disconnect yourself from the switch, you will create an issue. You just wait five or ten minutes for the switch to change back to the previous configuration. This is a nice feature that is offered with Juniper, which would improve the HPE ProCurve.
We do occasionally have issues with the solution and need to change out the switches sometimes. This can be due to the fan, but, in most cases, it's because the power supply was broken.
The solution doesn't have web-based management, which is why we've moved to a different solution.
I don't see any flaw in the product at this time. I'm a happy customer. The only things that might need improvement would be the administrative tools and the graphical interface. The GUI could be improved on the administrative interface, for example. The speed could be higher, and more than 10 gigabits. We are in the process of buying large switches, and the higher the speed the better. It's that feature that involves a high cost, however. We find it challenging at the moment to find a low-cost solution.