Recommend me a switch for ESXi

nhan.ngnhan.ng 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 : Newegg.com - 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

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