iSCSI SAN with DELL Switches...

Hi Expert,

I am planning a ISCSI SAN with an extra SAN stack with two switches.
They offered me 10GB switches from Dell , the N4032F series.
Do you have any suggestions for me ?
Is it wise to use them or is Cisco better ?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAsked:
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belowzerotechConnect With a Mentor Commented:
That is a very good switch. Just depends on your needs / if you are already invested in one vendor or the other as far as networking is concerned. Since you're using iSCSI and not Fibre Channel, that should more than be enough. Another thing to look at is overall bandwidth, but that goes back to what your needs are.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
the main switches we have are 5 years old HP switches.
But the DELL switches are just for the iscsi SAN stack solution.
So you can recommend it ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
which switches I can use from Cisco for ISCSI SAN Stack and 10GB ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
what about the price different

DELL Cisco ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
what about Cisco ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Do you know any Cisco devices for SAN STACK with 10Gbit/s ??
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
...and prices ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I have a smal VMWARE environment.
Can I use these switches for a SAN from NETAPP and Hosts from DELL and HP ?
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