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What 10Gb switches do you recommend?
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What 10Gb switches do you recommend?

I am looking for some switches to connect storage to the computes. Juniper or Cisco? Or any other brand with a reasonable price? RJ45 or SFP? What do you think?

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  • If its just a few ports, this ones is good and cheap AF

  • LTnigerLTniger Member

    Yep, mikrotik is the best for low end.

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  • ClouviderClouvider Member, Provider

    Juniper. SFP+ unless you need RJ45.

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  • YakoozaYakooza Member

    @Tripleflix said:
    If its just a few ports, this ones is good and cheap AF

    We need at least 24 ports or preferably 48 ports even stackable would be better I would say.

  • YakoozaYakooza Member

    @Clouvider said:
    Juniper. SFP+ unless you need RJ45.

    What models and price range do you recommend?

  • zuby2402zuby2402 Member

    Ubiquity can be also a good switch.

    https://www.ui.com/unifi-switching/unifi-switch-2448/

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  • ClouviderClouvider Member, Provider

    Depends on the requirements. Are you looking to feed them with something bigger, i.e. 40G or 100G uplink to aggregation layer, or another switch ?

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  • YakoozaYakooza Member

    @Clouvider said:
    Depends on the requirements. Are you looking to feed them with something bigger, i.e. 40G or 100G uplink to aggregation layer, or another switch ?

    Thinking to have two 40G switches on the storage rack on aggregate level, and feed each compute rack one feed from each switch to one 10G with 40G switch on Compute rack

  • YakoozaYakooza Member

    @zuby2402 said:
    Ubiquity can be also a good switch.

    https://www.ui.com/unifi-switching/unifi-switch-2448/

    I like the interface but it is not 10G switch.

  • ServerumServerum Member, Provider

    Arista, sfp+. They are very cheap (if we're talking about ebay) and reliable.

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  • ZareZare Member, Provider

    Arista 7050S-52 are reliable and not too expensive

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  • zuby2402zuby2402 Member

    @Yakooza said:

    @zuby2402 said:
    Ubiquity can be also a good switch.

    https://www.ui.com/unifi-switching/unifi-switch-2448/

    I like the interface but it is not 10G switch.

    Ups.. they have some models with 10g port, but i think they are max 16 ports that switches. Im using ubiquity for i think 3 years with no issues.

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  • ClouviderClouvider Member, Provider

    @Zare said:
    Arista 7050S-52 are reliable and not too expensive

    You're talking EOL.

    @Clouvider said:
    Depends on the requirements. Are you looking to feed them with something bigger, i.e. 40G or 100G uplink to aggregation layer, or another switch ?

    Something like QFX5110-48S should be sweet.

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  • YakoozaYakooza Member

    @Zare said:
    Arista 7050S-52 are reliable and not too expensive

    How's the management interface?

  • key900key900 Member, Provider
    edited June 19

    @Clouvider said:

    @Zare said:
    Arista 7050S-52 are reliable and not too expensive

    You're talking EOL.

    @Clouvider said:
    Depends on the requirements. Are you looking to feed them with something bigger, i.e. 40G or 100G uplink to aggregation layer, or another switch ?

    Something like QFX5110 should be sweet.

    Ya i’m using QFX5xx since 2018 working great no issue so far.

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  • ZareZare Member, Provider

    @Yakooza said:

    @Zare said:
    Arista 7050S-52 are reliable and not too expensive

    How's the management interface?

    Its not bad, Cisco style. Would be great for what you need it for

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  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    Always liked the EX4500/EX4550. We had much better luck with the EX series than QFX.

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  • ClouviderClouvider Member, Provider

    @jbiloh said:
    Always liked the EX4500/EX4550. We had much better luck with the EX series than QFX.

    Ex4500 - EOL
    EX4550 will need additional modules for uplink which brings the cost up but it's not a bad platform at all.

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  • YakoozaYakooza Member

    @jbiloh said: EX4550

    This one looks good.

  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    @Yakooza said:

    @jbiloh said: EX4550

    This one looks good.

    Really robust unit. Highly recommend it.

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  • BoltersdriveerBoltersdriveer Member, LIR

    TISSU on the QFX series have been awesome. Running a few QFX5100s without any major issues, although the software is a little... "interesting" sometimes compared to the EX series.

    That said, the newer Arista switches also have awesome density at comparable, if not lower prices sometimes. Or, you could use that to nudge a Juniper rep to give you better pricing.

    If you're looking for something on the used market without support, as mentioned above, the 7050 Aristas' can't really be beat.

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  • The Buffalo RJ45 switches are generally the cheapest on the market, but the fan in mine is the loudest equipment in my apartment. I'll probably replace it with an aftermarket one, one of these days.

  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    One thing I've learned is that it always pays to invest into the best networking gear for your stack. Hard to beat the Juniper EX series for 10gbit distribution. As I mentioned earlier we played with some QFX units but ran into too many problems and abandoned the units in favor for the tried and true EX4550.

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  • YakoozaYakooza Member

    @jbiloh said:
    One thing I've learned is that it always pays to invest into the best networking gear for your stack. Hard to beat the Juniper EX series for 10gbit distribution. As I mentioned earlier we played with some QFX units but ran into too many problems and abandoned the units in favor for the tried and true EX4550.

    Nice, I am between Juniper and Arista. Which one?

  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    @Yakooza said:

    @jbiloh said:
    One thing I've learned is that it always pays to invest into the best networking gear for your stack. Hard to beat the Juniper EX series for 10gbit distribution. As I mentioned earlier we played with some QFX units but ran into too many problems and abandoned the units in favor for the tried and true EX4550.

    Nice, I am between Juniper and Arista. Which one?

    I have very little experience with Arista so I am not a good judge of their equipment.

    That said ColoCrossing moved to Juniper exclusively at the core/edge/distribution years ago and it was an excellent choice. High, highly recommend Juniper products.

    We continued to use a mix of Juniper and Brocade at the top of rack and have since recently moved all new provisions to Juniper at the TOR.

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  • HosthinkHosthink Member

    EX4550 would be a good option. Expansion module capability is a plus.

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