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Re: Cheapest ethernet switch with monitor/mirror port?
On Mon, Oct 23, 2000 at 10:25:26AM -0400, Stewart MacLund wrote: > > www.datacommwarehouse.com lists the 3548 with enterprise s/w at $3,630US. > > a 16-port 460t lists for $830US. a 24-port 460t lists for $1110US. > > cheaper out of the box as well as cheaper per port, or did i miss something? > My apologies. I was actually looking at an Intel 510T switch, not the 460T. > The 510T is a stackable switch. The 3548 ran me 5385cdn, and the 510T was 2276. > Since the 3548 is 48 ports, it's 111.63cdn a port. The 510T was 94.83 a port. > Oh. Hm. Odd. Why the hell did i go with the Cisco? Oh, i remember. The Intel > was a 4 week delivery thing, whilst the 3548 was immediate. And i'm Cisco biased. > :) and the 460t/16 would be about 77cdn per port. i tend to be cisco-biased when it comed to routers (or, perhaps it's more accurate to say i'm biased _against_ most of cisco's router competitors...). on the other hand, when we're talking LAN instead of WAN (for small stuff, anyway), i'm of the opinion that the cisco line-up is much too expensive (and i don't need that much handholding for a lan switch, and i've already got cco for my router contracts anyway), and a bunch of it is getting long in the tooth. > Looking at my competetive price quote, i was also looking at Nortel Baystack > 450-24T ENET Switch for 2618cdn, a 3COM Superstack II Switch 3900 - 36 Port for > 4429cdn, and some variations for ports on the cisco and 3com products. we've had bad experiences with baytel lan stuff, and who knows what direction 3com is going in now-a-days (mid-range LAN doesn't seem to be it, though). > > it appears allied telesyn has a 24-port fully managed switch for $740 > > (AT-8126XL-10), as well as a 16-port model (AT-8118), and although > > i'd be surprised if port monitoring weren't a feature, the a-t website > > doesn't seem to specifically mention it. > Hm. Buyer beware. Check to make sure. Frankly, i have nothing but good > things to say abou the 3548. It's very robust, stacks well, and monitoring is a > snap. Mine run CiscoIOS 12.0, which has every feature i'd ever want. You could > check to see what the non-enterprise-load-of-the-software version runs for. I'm > sure it's cheaper. There was a specific reason i wanted the enterprise load on > mine, but being monday morning, my brain is not quite in gear yet. (Hence the > train of thought being typed in earlier) ios12 is a good thing for cisco routers, agreed. they finally folded in nat without requiring the firewall or enterprise feature set. but the original poster seemed to be looking for a cheapie (although reliable, i assume, or why post the question on nanog, after all...) switch that he could snarf a monitor port from, and not a general recommendation for that capability for a mid-range or high-end switch. i think once you get down to the $800 or so range (1200cdn), there's not going to be much difference in what you get. -- Henry Yen Aegis Information Systems, Inc. Senior Systems Programmer Hicksville, New York