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iSCSI Switches for NETAPP

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Hi Experts,

we are planning to go for a NETAPP as storage.
We will use iscsi or nfs.
Now I have several quotes for the SAN stack, the SAN switches.

The price difference is huge.
HP wants 10.000 EUR per 10Gb switch, 24 SFP+ ports -> HP5920AF-24XG
DELL wants 5.000 EUR per 10Gb switch, 24 SFP+ ports -> N4032F-24 SFP+

I have no experience with these kind of switches.
Can recommend other switches or can I use the DELL ones without any surprises ?

My setup will be 3 hosts from DELL and HP mixed.
The SAN STACK from DELL
The Storage from NETAPP.
Is this setup ok ?
What do you think ?
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We use Dell PowerConnect iSCSI Storage Switches, with our NetApp and Dell Equallogic SANs. They are re-badged Brocade Storage Switches and are excellent value.

If you want a lifetime warranty purchase HP!

Dell PowerConnect Storage Switches are considered supported by NetApp
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Which models these switches ?
Which prices for each ?
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This HP switch has no lifetime warranty.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Oh, maybe HP have changed there switches. HP Procurve switches always had lifetime warranty.

Depend on switch purchased see here

http://h17007.www1.hp.com/docs/support/warranty/HPNetworkingProductWarrantySummary.pdf

Any Dell Power Connect iSCSI Storage switch. The ones you have listed, they are just rebadged Brocade switches.

Both HP, Dell, Cisco, Brocade all work well.

Get your NetApp installer to configure them for the NetApp filer.

Dell PowerConnect series, are reliable and very good.
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Ok, do you know why Dell offers me this switches : N4032F ?
Andnot the Power Connect switches ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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I think Dell are trying to remove the Powerconnect definition on their network switches.

e.g. everything now seems to be Dell Networking xxxx Series

They are the same series, and the 4000 series is very good.
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Thanks a lot.
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