Most energy efficient (home) setup

Randy Carpenter rcarpen at
Thu Feb 23 23:48:21 UTC 2012

I like the Juniper EX2200C switches. They are only 12-port, but have 2 SFPs. They are very low power, and have no fans.

However, I am still waiting (it has been several months) for them to send me the correct rack mount brackets (which are a separate purchase).


| Randy Carpenter
| Vice President - IT Services
| Red Hat Certified Engineer
| First Network Group, Inc.
| (800)578-6381, Opt. 1

----- Original Message -----
> On Thursday, February 23, 2012 04:53:06 PM Joe Greco wrote:
> > So, good group to ask, probably...  anyone have suggestions for a
> > low-
> > noise, low-power GigE switch in the 24-port range ... managed, with
> > SFP?
> > That doesn't require constant rebooting?
> I can't comment to the rebooting, but a couple of years ago I looked
> at the Allied-Telesis AT-9000-28SP, which is a smack steeply priced
> (~$1,500) but has flexible optics and is managed.  And at ~35 watts
> is the lowest powered managed gigabit switch I was able to find for
> our solar powered telescopes.  The grant that was going to fund that
> fell through, so I'm still running the 90W+ Catalyst 2900XL with two
> 1000Base-X modules and 24 10/100 ports instead, but the AT unit
> looked pretty good as a pretty much direct replacement with extra
> bandwidth.

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