Cisco Switches/Routers (was: some odds and ends to get rid of)
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Oct 9 18:59:33 CDT 2008
On Oct 8, 2008, at 1:36 PM, Austin Pass wrote:
> All of the secondary school networks I've been installing recently
> have been based around dual 6509's with 720 Supervisor Fabrics, 8 x
> 10-Gig etherchannels between them and dual 10-Gig links to stacked
> 3750's. Technically switches, of course, but the lines betwixt
> routers and switches are seriously blurred at the high end (esp.
> with the Distributed Forwarding Cards).
In a secondary school, for chrissakes! These schools are better-
equipped than most companies.
> I've only been working with Cisco "big iron" for the last 3 years
> or so, but I've never been impressed with the build quality on the
> 6500's. Sure, the power supplies are hewn from solid basalt (or at
> least weigh like they do) but the little arms that hold the port
> cards in are unbelievably puny and naff. Were they always like
> this or have Cisco succumbed to the declining-quality bug like so
> much of the industry since the early 90's?
They're definitely dropping in build quality. It started much
later with Cisco, since maybe 2000-2001 or so. Their last
"battleship quality" switches are the 5500 series. They are built
Dave McGuire Ahh, you voted for Bush?
Port Charlotte, FL Happy now?
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