Solved

Advice on Dell PowerConnect 2824 Switches

Posted on 2012-03-28
5
857 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
I currently have 2 48 Port HP Procurve Mb switches. I'm going to upgrade to Dell PowerConnect 2824 (Recommended by a Tech consultant that I'm aquainted with.

I need 48 ports. he recommedened sticking with two 24-port switches (and daisy chain them together) rather than two 48 ports switches because the 24-port units are more robust.

I can only spend $2000 and i need manages switches. The procurves have performed flawlessly for ~8 years but are too expensive to replace.
0
Comment
Question by:ronfast
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:jdbreding
ID: 37778307
Well, 2 24 port switches chained will give you a net of 46 ports, so if you need 48 ports, that won't work.  You'll have to add a 3rd or go with the 48 port switches.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ronfast
ID: 37778458
Do you know anything about the robustness of the 24 vs the 48? that's really the only thing i need to know.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
jdbreding earned 500 total points
ID: 37778672
I don't know about robustness, but it really depends on what you are looking for.  With 2 24 ports, if one failed, you would at least have half your network operable with the second one and sometimes 2 24's are cheaper than a 48.  However, they take up a bit more room and you create a bottleneck at the uplink between switches, so the 48 would give better speed/performance.  Generally a 48 will be easier to configure than 2 24's, so in my opinion, it's more a case of what is most important to you and your environment.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ronfast
ID: 37778729
Cool that's all i needed to konw. I think they are inexpensive enough that i can order a spare. if worse comes to worse, if one fails i can swap one of the procurves back in.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ronfast
ID: 37778740
I saw that i accidentally asked to delte this question. i hadn't intended that.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This tutorial will go through the steps required to write a script that will back up the configuration settings of a HP-ProCurve switch. You will need to get the following things to follow this tutorial: Telnet Scripting Tool e.g. TST10.exe …
I eventually solved a perplexing problem setting up telnet for a new switch.  I installed a new Cisco WS-03560X-24P switch connected to an existing Cisco 4506 running a WS-X4013-10GE Sup II-Plus. After configuring vlans and trunking,  I could no…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

820 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question