[RndTbl] Small switch recommendation.
sean at tinfoilhat.ca
Thu Jun 1 12:05:46 CDT 2017
Can anyone recommend a small switch (say 8 ports, reasonably priced)
with the following properties:
- Port Mirroring (at least 3 sets of 2 port mirrors)
- SNMP (for bandwidth monitoring)
- Management (SSH or Web is fine especially if SNMP is available as
- Native IPv6 (nice to have, since my env is fully dual-stack)
Was looking at the netgear 8 port thingies but I don't think they
support SNMP and I'm too lazy to manually check usage with a web-ui.
I've also experienced some issues with older netgear switches (purple
ones) where MAC address per-port assignment was horribly broken (same
MAC applied to all ports in MGMT & SNMP interfaces).
Originally looking at the Ubiquiti switches to replace a 24 port
unmanaged switch but realized I could just deploy this tactically with a
smaller separate switch instead.
The use is to be able to monitor usage as well as being able to tap
specific points without futzing with cabling.
I may end up just going fully managed (for device location hunting) but
could use some product suggestions from the above described scenario.
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