2x24 vs 1x48 port switch

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  1. Meeho

    Meeho [H]ardness Supreme

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    Since Mikrotik's 48 port switch is still MIA, I'm considering either going with the 2x Mikrotik CRS328-24P-4S+RM, or with a single Ubiquiti ES-48-500W. What are the pros and cons of both approaches?
     
  2. BlueLineSwinger

    BlueLineSwinger Gawd

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    Top of my head:

    Single 48: wiring and management simplicity, maybe a bit of power savings.

    Dual 24s: redundancy/backup (assuming you wire things so each drop has a line leading from each switch).
     
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  3. Dead Parrot

    Dead Parrot 2[H]4U

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    If up time is important, you can buy three 24 port switches( 2 in use, 1 spare) for less cost then two 48 port switches(1 in use, 1 spare).

    Depending on your rack/closet setup, one of the choices may lead to an easier wiring setup.
     
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  4. GotNoRice

    GotNoRice [H]ardForum Junkie

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    This would be pretty obvious, so likely something you've already considered, but I didn't see it mentioned.

    If you go with two switches, how are you connecting them together? If you are using a 10GB link between the two switches, then you should be good to go (but will add to the price). If you are simply connecting the two together via a 1GB link, that could end up being a serious bottleneck.
     
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  5. Meeho

    Meeho [H]ardness Supreme

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    Via SFP+ 10 Gbps. It would still be a bottleneck, but I would probably never max it.