Advice regarding Cisco/Juniper/HP

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Thu Jun 17 21:12:40 UTC 2010

> From: William Pitcock <nenolod at>
> 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.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
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