Recommended 10GE ISCSI SAN switch

Jordan Medlen jordan-medlen at
Tue May 12 15:07:55 UTC 2015

I am using Brocade VDX 6740 switches that support dcbx. They work very well and have had no issues in nearly two years with them.

Thank you,

Jordan Medlen
Network Engineer
Bisk Education, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Paul S.
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 9:36 AM
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Subject: Recommended 10GE ISCSI SAN switch

Hi guys,

We're shortly going to be getting some 10G SANs, and I was wondering what people were using as SAN switches for 10G SANs.

It is my understanding that low buffer sizes make most 'normal' 10G ethernet switches unsuitable for the job.

We're pretty much an exclusive Juniper shop, but are not biased in any way -- best tool for the job is what I've been tasked with to find.

Keeping that in mind, how would something like a EX4550 fare in the role? Are there better devices in the same price range?


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