[j-nsp] EX 3300 vs EX 3400 for access layer

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Thu Sep 14 18:35:38 EDT 2017

On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 10:54:54AM -0500, John Kristoff wrote:
> Typically these devices can last out in the field for five or more
> years.  There are at least two potential concerns about this series of
> switches.  One, when stacking them into a larger virtual chassis (i.e.
> six or more), the management plan performance appears to be horribly
> slow and burdened by this extra maintenance work.  Two, will these
> devices sustain the future PoE requirements that we may see from edge
> devices?

For your large VC concern, break up the VCs so none is larger than 4
or 5 units and interconnect multiple VCs at each site with LAGs.
We've done this with some EX4200 VCs that were 8-10 units for the same

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