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I was talking with an engineer for one of our upstream ISPs about a change at the way we are cross-connected at the Carrier Hotel.  He mentioned that we would end up uplinking with a Netvanta 1534, which I had never heard of.  I looked it up and it is quite reasonably priced.  I am wondering if anyone has tried this and how you found it.  
Here are some of the *advertised* features:
    28-port, Layer 3 Lite, managed Gigabit Ethernet switch
    24-Gigabit Copper Ethernet ports and 4 SFP optical ports(2 standard 1 Gbps and 2 enhanced 2.5 Gbps)
    Innovative half rack width allows for 2 NetVanta 1534 switches (48 ports) in a single 19 inch rack space
    Non-blocking, 62 Gbps switching capacity
    Link aggregation, LLDP and LLDP-MED
    802.1Q tagged and port-based VLANs
    Support for up to 255 active VLANs
    802.1p and DiffServ prioritization with four queues per egress port
    Weighted Round Robin (WRR) and WRR + expedite
    Wi-Fi Access Controller for centralized management of NetVanta Wireless Access Points
    802.1D Spanning Tree and 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree support
    Enhanced security and administration features include desktop auditing, DoS protection and network forensics
    DHCP address management
    RADIUS and TACACS+ authentication
    Port mirroring
    TFTP/FTP firmware upgrades
    Broadcast, Unicast, and Multicast storm control
    Familiar Command Line Interface (CLI)
    Web-based GUI
    Cable and SFP Diagnostics
    Limited Lifetime Warranty
    Next Business Day Advance Replacement




Dennis Bohn
Manager of Network and Systems
Adelphi University
bohn@adelphi.edu
5168773327
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Message from ahockett@warnerpacific.edu

Dennis, I'm looking at L2 Edge switches and Adtran is in strong contention to beat out my bid for Juniper EX2200's. Basically everything on the Adtran's is as close as you can get to iOS Cisco CLI without a lawsuit. They are very capable switches and we'll be looking at a demo unit here in the coming weeks to possibly pursue replacement of our Nortel 450 edge switches. -Aaron
Message from jeremy@evilrouters.net

* Dennis Bohn wrote: > I was talking with an engineer for one of our upstream ISPs about a change > at the way we are cross-connected at the Carrier Hotel. He mentioned that > we would end up uplinking with a Netvanta 1534, which I had never heard of. > I looked it up and it is quite reasonably priced. I am wondering if > anyone has tried this and how you found it. I have not used this particular model, but the ISP I now work for has several of them deployed as CPE. As Aaron mentioned in his reply, the CLI is *very* similar to Cisco IOS, although the web interface (if you use that) leaves a bit to be desired. They are very capable devices and have proven quite reliable, in my experience. HTH, -j -- Jeremy L. Gaddis ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
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Message from ahockett@warnerpacific.edu

Dan, Totally. The Junos CLI is great. Having worked with iOS in the past + some Procurve programing, I love Junos and the way it is laid out. I think the biggest issue I have with Juniper's offering of the EX2200 is that they don't have a 24/48 copper fanless option. Right now the 2200-C (which is a poultry 14 total ports) just isn't worth the coin for doing decent L2/L3 edge switch deployment in our dorms. However, something that has SSH, is scriptable and has a WebUI that doesn't make you vomit is also a plus which is why the 2200 is a good option. For good measure, I just deployed a 2200 for our IT area and the setup and cut over took only about 15-20 minutes. Junipers are quickly becoming my dirty little secret when it comes to managing L2/L3 switches. Be interesting to see how Cisco's competition is going forward. -Aaron -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Dan Young Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 1:40 PM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [NETMAN] Layer 2 Switches (Again!)