Recommended L2 switches for a new IXP

Stepan Kucherenko twh at
Tue Jan 13 08:29:40 UTC 2015

Is there any particular reason you prefer EX4600 over QFX5100 ? Not
counting obvious differences like ports and upgrade options.

It's the same chipset after all, and with all upgrades they have the
same 10G density (with breakouts). Is that because you can have more 40G
ports with EX4600 ?

I'm still trying to find out if there are any noticeable software or
feature differences.

On 13.01.2015 09:01, Mark Tinka wrote:
> On Monday, January 12, 2015 11:41:20 PM Tony Wicks wrote:
>> People seem to be avoiding recommending actual devices,
>> well I would recommend the Juniper EX4600 -
>> ex-series/ex4600/
>> They are affordable, highly scalable, stackable and run
>> JunOS.
> We've been quite happy with the EX4550, but the EX4600 is 
> good too, particularly if you're coming from its younger 
> brother.
> Mark.

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