Here, here. HP.

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 9:20 AM, Darth Vader <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I'd stick with Procurve... hard to beat a solid switch with a lifetime
warranty and no yearly support fees (I'm talking about you Cisco).

Which line to point you at is hard to say since I don't know what kind
of port density you require.  But, the 4200 is a chasis solution (4 or 8
bay) and you can get just about any kind of port load out you want.  The
Mini-GBICs aren't really all that expensive considering what they do
(ball park of $250 for the SX-LC Mini-GBIC).

You can also grab the 2800 with 48 10/100/1000 ports with 4 mini-gbic
ports as well (I bet that comes in around $1500).

If you need some good contacts for HP networking gear I've got a couple
guys you can talk to.

I agree that the 4000's are getting a little long in the tooth, but they
are still under warranty.  Also there might be some trade-in
opportunities for you where you can dig up an old crappy hub/switch and
trade it in for a shiny new switch.


Michael Vining, SB Network Services
South Burlington School District
South Burlington, Vermont 05403

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From: School Information Technology Discussion
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Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 8:49 AM
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Subject: request: fiber switch recommendations

I am shopping for 3-5 switches fiber ready or fiber module equipped to
integrate into my network. I have been very satisfied with a mostly HP
Procurve backbone 4000 and 2500 series with fiber modules added and
like the idea of sticking with a procurve configuration but they are
getting a little old. The fiber modules were pricy but have been
durable. I know there are cheaper and compatible and equally reliable
switches out there and am seeking recommendations.

John McSweeney
Cabot School Technologist
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