RE: Dell power connect switches.


I got more responses than I thought.
I tend to agree with the majority of the opinions. I tested a 3048,3348
and 6024 in our lab. We will be creating about 12 VLANS total.
While that isn't a lot per say, the 3048 couldn't handle more than one
VLAN on it. The 3348 let us add several vlan's but then I couldn't trunk
them together.. The 6024 we really didn't experience any problems with
so far.

But, I don't want some of the switches to work correctly some of the

I am going to make my stand against buying these for our network and try
to pitch Cisco for L3 stuff and RiverStone for L2 stuff.
I know some people don't like RiverStone, but I have several years of
experience with them at my previous place of employment. I agree that
for L3 they aren't worth it, but for L2 I never had any issues. Well...
worms love to melt RiverStones, but that is another story.

Another thing that bugs me is that the existing Dell switches have had
ports go bad on them. At least with the RiverStones I can replace the
Ethernet cards. With the Dell's I have to replace the whole switch.

Thanks again to everyone!