Advice regarding Cisco/Juniper/HP

Ben Roeder ben.roeder at
Thu Jun 17 21:25:53 UTC 2010

I am guessing they might be referring to the h3c equipment.
3com and Huewai had  joint venture, that was bought out by 3com before they were purchased by HP 
We use the HP as edge switches in the campus networks, and they seem to work well.
I would be interested to hear what people think of the h3c equipment.
Hibernia seem to use them if you read the hp website

On 17 Jun 2010, at 22:12, Kevin Oberman wrote:

>> 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.
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