1G/10G BaseT switch recommendation

Adam Thompson athompson at merlin.mb.ca
Thu Jul 22 19:29:08 UTC 2021

If you've already looked at Cisco, Juniper, Extreme, Juniper, and Arista, that's the big ones.  Everything else is increasingly niche vendors.

Adam Thompson
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From: NANOG <nanog-bounces+athompson=merlin.mb.ca at nanog.org> on behalf of Drew Weaver <drew.weaver at thenap.com>
Sent: July 22, 2021 13:46
To: 'nanog at nanog.org' <nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: 1G/10G BaseT switch recommendation

Hello everyone,

I’m looking for recommendations from the community on 48x10G RJ45/4-6 SFP28 (uplink ports) switches that people actually like working with.

Features are VPC or non-vendor specific equivalent, L2/L3 BGP/OSPFv3, ACLs, functional CoPP and some sort of API to manage them. [the CLI would work, my lib can handle most Networking OS CLIs anyway]

My problem point is coming from the RJ45 requirement, most vendors have one switch that they sell that is RJ45 at 10G or at the most one in each line (enterprise/datacenter) and they seem to be almost an afterthought. [probably because SFP28 is better in every way if you are already using fiber at the endpoint] sadly, we are not.

I just want to make sure I am not excluding any vendors from my research.

I appreciate any suggestions or recommendations. Can even keep it off-list if you want.



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