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Re: Any 1U - 2U Ethernet switches that can handle 4K VLANs?
1) Use Cisco 2924 or 3524 2) Redesign your network to fit into 1024 VLANs 3) Do not spend time with junk (non Cisco, for the switches). U1 switch have only 24 - 48 ports, so you never need to handle 2000 VLAN's on it. And I suspect, that the whole design is wrong. Do not build custom configuration (4000 VLANs), build standard configuration (20 - 40 VLANs) /except - if you want to became a QA for the whole vendor/. Did you paid attention to the private VLANs, dynamic VLANs, port authentication protocols, etc etc? In 99% cases, you can stay with 10 private VLANs instead of 4,000 static VLAN's. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joel Jaeggli" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: <email@example.com> Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 11:45 AM Subject: Re: Any 1U - 2U Ethernet switches that can handle 4K VLANs? > > try extreme... > > summit alpine and blackdiamond should all do that although only the > summits fit in the form-factor you're thinking of. > > My experience with extremes as l3 boxes is neither recent nor pleasant, > but that's not how we use them anyway. > > On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > > > > Does anybody know of 1U - 2U form factor Ethernet switches that can > > handle 4K VLANs, or at a minimum 2000 VLANs? Note that we're > > specifically looking for the ability to handle this number of VLANs > > operating simultaneously, not only VLAN *IDs* in the full 4K range. > > > > (This rules out popular switches like the Cisco 3550 and 3750 series, > > which can only handle 1024 VLANs operating simultaneously.) > > > > The switches should have 12 - 24 Fast Ethernet ports. Some form of "Q > > in Q" or stackable VLANs, ie. the ability to handle more than one VLAN > > tag, is vital. > > > > Spanning tree is needed, but can be one common spanning tree for all > > VLANs (per-VLAN spanning tree is not needed). > > > > Other features that would be nice to have: > > > > - RSTP (802.w) and MST (802.1s). > > - A couple of GigE ports (GBIC or SFP based, presumably) for uplinks. > > - L3 (IP routing). > > - DC power. > > > > > > Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, email@example.com > > > > -- > -------------------------------------------------------------------------- > Joel Jaeggli Unix Consulting firstname.lastname@example.org > GPG Key Fingerprint: 5C6E 0104 BAF0 40B0 5BD3 C38B F000 35AB B67F 56B2 > >