Advice regarding Cisco/Juniper/HP

Ben Roeder ben.roeder at sohonet.co.uk
Thu Jun 17 16:25:53 CDT 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 
see http://www.h3cnetworks.com/en_US/index.page
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
Ben

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

>> 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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