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PowerConnect 3548P

PowerConnect 3548P
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Customer avatarReviewed by:brconflict
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Reliable hardware, but terrible CLI management

PostedJuly 9, 2012
No, I do not recommend this product.
This is a useable and economical switch. I have managed several of these over the past year, and I can say that I think the value is there. However, when it comes to configuring specific features, or using the Command-Line Interface, it fails miserably, in my opinion. Simply showing the config is a perfect example of how NOT to display the configuration of such a device, especially a switch. There should be different ways to display the config at least, because I can understand why this method of configuration display was employed. More, the 3548P Dell switches are a far cry from the 6200 Series regarding command and configuration structure. There's literally very little consistency between these two devices, unlike the #1 competitor's modern offerings. I'm impressed that Dell will implement advanced "features", such as stacking abilities, but will debilitate basic features, like the ability to use VLAN1, for example. This was likely a Dell choice, not an industry decision. Troubleshooting specific issues, even for a 10-year CCNP is futile to some degree without Dell Tech Support or Googling many features. Debugging is not impressive at all. Documentation is also pretty bad. If you're new to configuring switches at all, this is not the place to cut your teeth. If you REALLY know what you're doing and want to save money, give it a shot. They're worth the price!
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