Edge-Core (Accton) switches

Raoul Bhatia [IPAX] r.bhatia at ipax.at
Sat Dec 19 04:52:35 CST 2009

On 02.12.2009 19:12, Todd Mueller wrote:
> Anyone have any experience using Edge-Core switches (or Accton,
> Edge-Core is a subsidiary)? Good/bad? Pricing/features seem good, but
> you often get what you pay for . . .

we have a couple of Foundry Networks EdgeIron 4802CF, which should be 
similar to accton's ES3550C [1].

we have a hand full of vlans (10-20) configured and use them as a
top-of-the-rack (?) switch to connect our customer's servers. the gbit
uplink(s) are connected to our core equipment.

on our experience, the do no good job at handling too much load.
depending on the firmware, the management cpu will become too loaded
and you'll have troubles accessing the switch via ssh or you'll see
snmp issues.

however, i haven't seen any real issues with switching performance.

[1] http://www.accton.com/products/product_range/01_l2fes/es3550c.htm
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