Recommended L2 switches for a new IXP

Stephen R. Carter stephen.carter at
Tue Jan 13 15:45:22 UTC 2015

We love our 5100s here.

I have 4 48S, and 2 24q¹s.

Super fast, TISSU when it works is awesome as well... like, really awesome.

Stephen Carter | IT Systems Administrator  | Gun Lake Tribal Gaming
1123 129th Avenue, Wayland, MI 49348
Phone 269.792.1773 

On 1/13/15, 3:29 AM, "Stepan Kucherenko" <twh at> wrote:

>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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