Network OS for Open Networking: ONL vs OpenSwitch?

Driven by software defined networks (SDN) and open standards (such as the OpenFlow protocol), open networking is emerging quickly in data center networks. It is based on open standard and bare-metal switch with flexible choice of open software for operating system (OS), SDN, virtualization, and cloud orchestration. This post will discuss two kinds of network […]

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Dell PowerConnect 2824 User’s Guide

Dell PowerConnect 2824 switch is a member of the Dell PowerConnect 2800 Series family which includes PowerConnect 2808, PowerConnect 2816, PowerConnect 2824 and PowerConnect 2848 switches (as shown below). All of them are Web-managed Gigabit Ethernet switches designed for the Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) that requires high performance edge connectivity. Among them, Dell PowerConnect 2824 […]

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HP V1910-48G (JE009A) Switch User Guide

HP V1910-48G (JE009A) is a non-PoE Gigabit Ethernet switch. It has 48 10/100/1000 ports and four 1000BASE-X SFP ports (as shown below), which is commonly used in small business networks for its advanced smart managed fixed-configuration. This post will focus on what’s HP V1910-48G (JE009A) switch, where and how to install it, and what transceivers […]

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10GBase-T vs SFP+, Which Is Better for Building 10G Home-lab?

As we all know, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) can be offered in optical and copper links which may be achieved through 10GBase-T copper switches and SFP+ fiber switches. Thus IT managers often face the challenge of selecting an appropriate 10G physical media when building their 10G home-labs. This post will discuss 10GBase-T vs SFP+, which is better […]

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