Advice regarding Cisco/Juniper/HP

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Thu Jun 17 16:12:40 CDT 2010


> From: William Pitcock <nenolod at systeminplace.net>
> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 13:35:30 -0500
> 
> On Thu, 2010-06-17 at 11:07 -0700, Seth Mattinen wrote:
> > On 6/17/2010 11:01, Sandone, Nick wrote:
> > > I would also add Brocade/Foundry to the mix as well.  We've been deploying these switches with great results.  Since the IOS is very similar to Cisco's, the transition has been quite easy.
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > Do you still have to pay them to read the manual?
> 
> We have plenty of Foundry gear and we've never had to pay anything to
> read the manuals for them.  Then again, we bought it all new, so it came
> with printed manuals.
> 
> There's a 1000+ page manual on the management software itself.

The Brocade manuals are good, but you need to have a customer account to
access them. Very annoying when you are trying to do an evaluation.

I have spoken with one of their engineers about that and he said that
they (the engineers and sale folks) are trying to get that changed.
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