Customer reviews for PowerConnect 2848

PowerConnect 2848

PowerConnect 2848
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Customer reviews for PowerConnect 2848
Review 1 for PowerConnect 2848
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Customer avatarReviewed by:JasonCNT
(Texas)
Duration of Product Use:Over 6 months
Level of Expertise:Good
Title:

Decent switch but not fully compatible

PostedMay 14, 2012
No, I do not recommend this product.
We have two of these switches and they work for basic functionality but seem to not be as compatible as we would have liked. We have some older blade servers from Dell that will not even talk to the switch when we connect them. I can't find anything that might be preventing this but they just don't work. Also these switches do not support IEEE 802.1ax Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) and don't seem to be fully compatible even with the static protocol, either. I've tried teaming a few of the NICs on our Dell servers (latest drivers from Intel and Broadcom) and it seems to form the link but then data transfers are randomly disconnected and incredibly slow one way (reads are fast, writes are slow). However, I've teamed on other switches and they work fine. I have been able to team a QNAP device on these switches and was able to link them together in a LAG group so it can work. There is some latent incompatibility in these switches with certain hardware that I can't isolate, so be warned! BUT, if you have more recent hardware and don't plan on doing anything other than standard 1-cable per link, then you should be fine with these switches.
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