Best enterprise switches for newbies?
Posted on 2011-03-01
Our company is looking to replace it's 9 year old Cisco 10/100 switches with something a bit more modern to increase port density/reduce the number of devices, create a more logical/efficient network topology, and get gigabit to the desktop. One of the issues we have is our network administrator has no IOS or other switch operating system experience. He inherited the network from a past employee years ago.
I'd like to deploy units which a skilled IT person with common sense/skills can work with through a GUI interface, even if they don't have IOS or other OS experience. Does this even exist on a managed switch (not a GUI, but an easy one).
We will have about 150 desktop endpoints connected to the switches plus a couple dozen servers.
I have to work with what I have and I could use a good direction on this.