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The DSS Networks card looks like nice. I can see it working nicely in a
lot of small infrastructure builds.
I've only glanced at the specs, but I suspect you'll find your hands
tued behind your back with the HP version as it doesn't seem to support
.1q and other nice features that the DSS one does. In fact the HP one
appears to just be a dumb L2 managed switch. Something to bear in mind.
Ronan Mullally wrote:
> I've got an aging cisco 3640 that needs replacing. I'm thinking about
> something like the Dell R200 (1u, ~50cm deep) running Linux, quagga and
> a few other apps (such as a reverse web proxy like pound).
>> I'll need a multiport ethernet card. To make things interesting, I'm
> looking for an integrated switch rather than a simple 4 port ethernet card
> (ie have the PCI card do switching rather than Linux do bridging).
> Gigabit ports would be ideal, but I'd settle for fast ethernet to keep the
> cost down.
>> I've found the following two options:
>> HP NC150T (PCIe with 4 external, 1 internal GigE)
>http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/networking/nc150t/benefits.html>> DSS Networks 6468 (PCIe with 4 external, 4 internal GigE)
>http://www.dssnetworks.com/v3/gigabit_pcie_6468.asp>> The former appears to be about USD200. I can't find pricing for the
>> Is anybody familiar with any other possibilities? Or can anyone recomond
> a sub EUR 500 1u box with a 4 port switch that would do in place of the
> Dell R200?
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