We tested the HP wireless  and the Sonicwall, we opted for the Sonicwall due in part because of price, but they also have better coverage area. We use only HP switches. HP provides design and support. Not sure about training, but I am pretty sure they do.


From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Patricia Aigner
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 9:32 AM
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Subject: HP Layer 3 switch advice


Dear Colleagues,

Have any of you purchased HP Layer 3 switches?  I am working on a major network upgrade and have priced two vendors.  Cisco is significantly more expensive and has ongoing SMARTnet costs.  HP has great pricing and the modules I am looking for but not the professional development and training as far as I can see.


I have 1 GB internet with capacity to turn up to 10 GB.


I am looking at:

·         Procurve 530 Access points

·         Procurve Wireless Edge Module

·         HP Procurve 5412zl-96G Intelligent Edge Switch

(includes 4 24 Port 10/100/100 PoE J8702A modules and 2 875W J8717A power supplies)




·         Catalyst 6500/Cisco 7600 Supervisor 720 Fabric

·         Cisco Access points



Pros and cons….

Anyone using HP…..


Patricia Aigner

Rutland City Public Schools

6 Church Street

Rutland, VT 05701


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