Hello Guys !!!
I'm using Cisco Switch 2960-TTL (10/100Mbps) from Long time (approx 3 years), now I'm trying to change vendor from Cisco to Mikrotik and willing to purchase (CRS326-24G-2S+RM OR CRS125-24G-1S-IN)... as there is less theoretical information available for Mikrotik...
I need suggestion what to select??
I need Giga Ports
I also need 10G port between my Router (CCR1036) & Switch (new one which I need).
I need better throughput as compare to present 2960TTL switch.
Please Help & Suggest..
The Dude!Can I ask you how you manage your MikroTik environment please? How do you know if it is healthy, or whether someone has created a loop, or is consuming excess bandwidth?, Or if one of your switches goes down?
I'm interested to see what the MikroTik equivalent is is the real world.
And also:Some very important factors that must be considered in making a decision to purchase a switch:
- # of ports and speed of ports
- vtp domain compatibility (transparent, client, mastert/server)
- # of vlans supported
- # of spanning tree supported vlans
- support when there is a problem
- diagnostic information
- POE out
- qos / rate-limit / bandwidth control (per port and/or vlan)
- built-in Ethernet TDMA diagnostic information
- existing proven life-span & mean time till failure
- how well does it play and blend in with the rest of the existing network
- can other existing network technicians also manage it
Kevintitus81, your post interested me as you describe a corporate use possibly with customers with SLAs who would not be happy with downtime. I am not a network engineer but a project manager who is reasonably technical - I use the MikroTik hAP-ac, wAP-ac and CSS326s at home.
Can I ask you how you manage your MikroTik environment please? How do you know if it is healthy, or whether someone has created a loop, or is consuming excess bandwidth?, Or if one of your switches goes down?
How do you do configuration control, and deploy changes to all your CSS switches?
What would you do if your fiber dist switch went down?
Cisco has ready answers for all these questions - at a price. I'm interested to see what the MikroTik equivalent is is the real world.
I think nobody today will make a "standard" 24/48 port switch in more than 1U. Just impossible to sell.Create a short 2 U 24/48 port switch.
I agree with pe1chl. It would be like me wanting artists to release their music on 8 track tapes because that is all my car has. There may be some niche market for such a device but I highly doubt it would be in Mikrotik's best interests to devote time and resources to a product that 99% will not need or buy.Sure I recognize that problem but I think in most cases rack height is more expensive than depth...