Replace ALTEON with CISCO

July 12, 2011 at 05:03:47
Specs: Windows 7
Hi Everyone
I want to replace my two Alteon switches from my network with CISCO switches.
The Alteon switches are 4408 and 4416.
Can any one please suggest which CISCO models will be required.
Thanks in anticipation.

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#1
July 12, 2011 at 07:13:53
Why would you want to replace Alteon's with Cisco's?

I've never worked with Alteons myself, but I know somebody who does and he swears by them.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
July 12, 2011 at 10:18:26
Hi Curt, Can you please tell me whom to contact ?
Thank you.

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#3
July 12, 2011 at 10:24:02
Whom to contact about what specifically?

If they're not broken, why do you want to replace the Alteon's with Cisco's? What do you hope to gain/achieve?

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
July 19, 2011 at 10:45:47
the network itself is not mine.
it belongs to one of my customers
infact i too have asked him the same question

he just wants to replace it by cisco products
if i will not, then some 1 else will do that

i hope you would understand
i have to find comparable cisco devices.

hope sum1 would help me out.


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#5
July 19, 2011 at 12:11:12
If it were me, and I do know Cisco's IOS and how to program their switches, I'd still recommend against buying Cisco. There are other products out there that are every bit as good that don't require the same level of knowledge to manage/maintain and you won't get skinned alive on the support contract.

I'd be very curious why he thinks he needs Cisco switches. After all, if he were capable of setting up the switches himself, he wouldn't be hiring you to do it for him. So I suspect some Cisco fan told him Cisco's were the be-all, end-all in switching.

They're not.

You can tell your client a professional network technician with 16+ years experience in industry who has worked with Cisco products said so.

Having said that....................

It's his network and his money so he can spend it how he pleases. Just be careful you're not buying equipment you can't manage for him or you'll lose the contract in the end.

Google the specs on the Alteon switches your client is presently using. Then go have a look at Cisco's website and find a switch with the same features. That's what I would do.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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