[c-nsp] Cisco 10G gear

Andrew Miehs andrew at 2sheds.de
Sat Jan 17 05:53:12 EST 2015

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> On 17 Jan 2015, at 20:20, Chris Knipe <savage at savage.za.org> wrote:
> Basic layer II switching and a few VLANs... Nothing fancy required at all

Then you really should be looking at trident 1 or trident 2 based platforms. A 48 port 10g switch only uses 1ru and a lot less power than a 6500. 96 10g ports in 2ru... The 6500 is awesome if you need features, but for straight switching - it is probably overkill.

So look at arista, juniper qfx, broadcom, etc, etc. And you may even be cheaper with a new one of these vs a refurbished 6500.

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