Recommend me a switch for ESXi Posts: 184Member
hi guys, i've been searching for a good 24 ports switch for my ESXi lab (expanding my lab with 3 i7-2600 system in the up coming weeks. Currently using 2 AMD quads). I've been reading up and narrowed it down to the HP 1810 and the DELL 2824

HP : - HP ProCurve J9450A#ABA 10/100/1000Mbps Switch 24 x RJ45 + 2 x SFP 8K MAC Address Table RAM : 16 MB SDRAM Flash Memory : 8 MB Buffer Memory

pro: fanless icon_cheers.gif
con: expensive

Dell: PowerConnect 2824 Switch Details | Dell

pro: cheaper than the HP
con: heard it has a single fan icon_exclaim.gif not sure how low it is. Can anyone confirm this?

So this is where I'm at. Any of you guys have experience deploying those 2 switches or use them in your lab set up? Please share your finding :D


  • azjagazjag Posts: 579Member
    I have the 3524 in my lab. I don't know if you shop ebay but I got mine for $160, nothing wrong with it just used and still in warranty. The 2824's have a fan but that would be drowned out with the servers running near by. I don't notice the ones on mine. Good luck hunting.
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  • QHaloQHalo Posts: 1,488Member
    I have the 1810G-24 and its great that it doesn't have a fan as it sits right next to me. The web interface on the 1810 takes a little bit of getting used to but is pretty solid nonetheless.
  • Posts: 184Member
    thanks guys. How are those two switches in vMotion?
  • QHaloQHalo Posts: 1,488Member
    vMotion and Storage vMotion all work perfectly on the 1810G
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