HP A6600 experiences

Netengr netengr at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 17:39:31 CST 2012


Hi Brent,

Was your experience is with procure range or H3C? So far I found no issues with H3C it's multicore 10G platform comes with Comware which is the same OS across H3C routers and switches.

Chris, if you need more power there is another higher model 8800 platform 

Regards
Ubaid


On 25-Feb-2012, at 14:15, Brent Jones <brent at brentrjones.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 11:01 AM, Christopher Pilkington <cjp at 0x1.net>wrote:
> 
>> If anyone has any experiences they'd be willing to share, or even lab
>> reports, on HP A6600, it would be helpful.  I believe this is the same
>> product as H3C SR6600.
>> 
>> We're being asked to "look at" A6604 facing our IPv4/IPv6 transit.  I'd
>> like to get some opinions before I go through effort of getting one in the
>> lab.
>> 
>> -cjp
>> 
> 
> If HP's modular chassis are anything like their fixed configuration, I
> would stay away from them.
> We abandoned all HP networking equipment due to gross bugs and firmware
> incompatibility.
> We tried to deploy 10Gb with HP, but they had shipping hardware, with no
> firmware to support the modules. Now they recommend us switching all our
> Procurve line with H3C.
> 
> Needless to say, we will not buy HP/H3C equipment ever again, lesson
> learned.
> 
> Juniper, Force10, Arista, and Cisco (surprisingly) make much better gear
> these days at much more competitive pricing.
> 
> -- 
> Brent Jones
> brent at brentrjones.com



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