S3500/2500 vs EXTREME SUMMIT 440
09-04-2012 12:04 AM
im creating a document comparing the summit 440 vs Aruba 3500/2500 because a customer asking for that document, they have a large footprint of extreme (60 access switches extreme) and they want to try the aruba access switch. This customer have Aruba wireles in the 5 campus about 220 AP.
So if someone want to contribuite to this file i will apreciate.
Also i have question about licensin 3500/2500, the PEF is licensed via ethernet port or for each switch??
Re: S3500/2500 vs EXTREME SUMMIT 440
10-06-2012 08:33 PM
Some more information for your reference ...
1.> MAS (S2500/S3500) also support PIM but not RIP
2.> MAS support IPv6 on management but no routing
3.> MAS certainly doesn't have EAPS (Extreme's propitary) but MAS has HLS (High Link Standby) which is for same reason to reduce L2 convergent time.
4.> For LAG/MLAG, what you put there is right. Maybe you want to add LACP for MAS.
5.> I'd suggest you to add security function which is what MAS has from Aruba controller and can easily beat other L2/L3 swithes.