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Posted · Original PosterOP

Would the Arista DCS-7124SX-F be a good switch for 10 gigabit? I found it on eBay for $250 and I think for 24 ports of sfp+ is really good. Is $250 for a 10 gigabit, 24 port, layer 2/3 switch a good bang for it's buck? Planning to use it for my dual server setup for fast data transfer across them and multiple other computers on the network. What do you guys think?


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1x Solarflare 2 port 10gbe SFP+

 

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2x Samsung Evo 850 250gb

1x Solarflare 2 port 10gbe SFP+

 

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The specs look good, but it's going to be deafeningly loud. If you have a server room, go for it. If it's in your living space, I'd think hard about how much noise you can tolerate. 

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As the first reply pointed out: loud.  Very loud.  It's intended for a data center rack, not an office.  So bear that in mind.

 

Also, Arista isn't set up to deal with end users at all.  You're not going to get any support whatsoever through them, and that includes code updates.  So whatever code is running on it is all you're ever going to be able to use.  And, that may be OK for your purposes, but it's something to keep in mind.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 2/9/2020 at 7:07 PM, jasonvp said:

As the first reply pointed out: loud.  Very loud.  It's intended for a data center rack, not an office.  So bear that in mind.

 

Also, Arista isn't set up to deal with end users at all.  You're not going to get any support whatsoever through them, and that includes code updates.  So whatever code is running on it is all you're ever going to be able to use.  And, that may be OK for your purposes, but it's something to keep in mind.

Yea, I'm not planning to do anything too advanced with it anyway other than to use it's switching capacity and simple layer 3 functionalities.


Pegasides Server:

Dell r620

2x Intel E5-2630 6 core

4x 16gb ECC 1333mhz

2x Dell 15k 146gb

4x Lenovo HGST Ultrastar SSD1600MR 250gb

1x Solarflare 2 port 10gbe SFP+

 

Phoenix Server:

Dell r610

2x Intel x5650 6 core

12x 4gb ECC 1333mhz

2x Dell 15k 146gb

2x Samsung Evo 850 250gb

1x Solarflare 2 port 10gbe SFP+

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 2/9/2020 at 4:58 PM, Blue4130 said:

The specs look good, but it's going to be deafeningly loud. If you have a server room, go for it. If it's in your living space, I'd think hard about how much noise you can tolerate. 

Yes, I will be running this inside of a server room with other loud equipment so that shouldn't be a problem for me.

 

EDIT: I have bought and received the switch and yes, it is loud. At boot is is very loud, but even after it calms down it is my personal loudest switch I've ever owned, BUT I am fine with this as I'm not concerned about noise level and it was a good value.


Pegasides Server:

Dell r620

2x Intel E5-2630 6 core

4x 16gb ECC 1333mhz

2x Dell 15k 146gb

4x Lenovo HGST Ultrastar SSD1600MR 250gb

1x Solarflare 2 port 10gbe SFP+

 

Phoenix Server:

Dell r610

2x Intel x5650 6 core

12x 4gb ECC 1333mhz

2x Dell 15k 146gb

2x Samsung Evo 850 250gb

1x Solarflare 2 port 10gbe SFP+

 

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