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yaplej
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join:2001-02-10
White City, OR

Dell L3 1Gig/10Gig 6248s

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We just got some new hardware to upgrade our server distribution layer. We got them on Dells quarter end special each at $1,500 with three free 3110cn printers. I don't recall what the two RPS cost us, but it was not much.

Here is the Tolly sheet on the switches if your into that.
»www.dell.com/downloads/global/pr···test.pdf

I have some issues with the current firmware, but before we got them I confirmed with an engineer that they will be fixed in the next release due sometime in Q3. The current release is limited to only a single DHCP relay.

I know they are just Dell's. If this were three years ago when Dell first go started in the switch market I would not even think about them. Actually we did, and paid for it then with the 3048 series. Those really sucked. Iv been reading good things about these though, and the cost is hard to ignore.

When giving options to management they tend to pick the cheaper solution. I was also looking at Force10, HP, Cisco, and Dell. I guess we will see how happy everyone is after they get deployed.

Sorry the quality of the photos isn't very good.
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DaMaGeINC
The Lan Man
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join:2002-06-08
Greenville, SC
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So, whats the RPS for? And what is it? Those servers must be serving some serious bandwidth for that kind of equipment.



Jahntassa
What, I can have feathers
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join:2006-04-14
Conway, SC
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Unless i'm mistaken, the RPS's are the Redundant external power supplies.



DaMaGeINC
The Lan Man
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Greenville, SC
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Neat!



yaplej
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join:2001-02-10
White City, OR
reply to yaplej

Mostly got them for network segmentation/security, failover, and get ready for an iSCSI SAN.
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hayabusa3303
Over 200 mph
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join:2005-06-29
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reply to yaplej

The fans on the sides. that has to be loud when its running.


hansenc

join:2004-06-02
Riverview, FL

Most don't care when they are racked.



fcisler
Premium
join:2004-06-14
Riverhead, NY
reply to yaplej

They are loud but they are good switches.

Did you happen to get any of the stacking modules?

We have some older 6024C's and are looking at getting a couple more of the 6248's with stacking options in them.



yaplej
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join:2001-02-10
White City, OR

No, we didn't get the stacking modules. We are going to be using VRRP between two of them at each of our server rooms.
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