Network Equipment Discussion (HP and L2/10G)

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Fri May 13 15:55:38 UTC 2011

On 5/13/11 8:14 AM, Deepak Jain wrote:
> Go figure, an actual thread about networking equipment on NANOG. :)
> So reading Cisco's announcement, I go look at HP's higher end
> switching/routing line and I see some pretty beefy looking gear.
> A12500 and others. Does anyone have any experience with this thing --
> is it white labeled from someone else?

3com aquisition/ Huawei joint venture

I took a look at the h3c s58xx sometime last year, I can report that
it's an ethernet siwtch.

> Second question -- Does anyone know of a Cascade-style box (old days)
> for 10G aggregation? What I mean is I need about a number of ports of
> 10G (pluggable *colored* optics) with just normal L2 stuff
> (VLANs/dot1q) and I'd like to LACP/Port-channel that back to a pair
> of 10G ports on a router. The wrinkle here is that I can't use a
> normal enterprise 10G switch because of the need for DWDM optics
> (ideally 80km style). For this application, buffers and such are not
> an issue. Any suggestions?
> Thanks in advance,
> DJ

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