Recommendations for router with routed copper gig-e ports?

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Feb 19 10:53:57 CST 2010


On Feb 16, 2010, at 9:24 AM, Joe Abley wrote:

> 
> On 2010-02-14, at 12:41, Lorell Hathcock wrote:
> 
>> My problem on the redesign is I want to provide routed, copper gig-e ports
>> at a reasonable price per port.
> 
> Force10 S25N/S50N. http://www.force10networks.com/products/s50n.asp
> 
> If you look for used models, make sure they're not so old that they can't run FTOS. You don't want SFTOS, which is what the older switches run.
> 
> They work nicely in a stack, when you find you need to grow.
> 
> 
> Joe
> 

I had absolutely horrible experiences with SFTOS.  The upgrade to FTOS was not pleasant.
Once they were running on FTOS, they weren't horrible, but, I will never buy another one.

Owen





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