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Sponsor:   Hewlett Packard Enterprise     View all reports from this sponsor

Title: Hewlett-Packard HP Procurve Switch 5308xl versus Cisco Systems, Inc. Catalyst 4006 Switch Competitive Evaluation

Publication date:   01 August 2002
Document number:    202153

Abstract:

Hewlett-Packard Co. commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate its HP Procurve Switch 5308xl versus a Cisco Systems, Inc. Catalyst 4006 switch in competitive Layer2/Layer 3 Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet performance tests. The HP Procurve Switch 5308xl is a high-density, high-performance Layer 2/3/4 switch with eight slots that accommodate a variety of modules. The Catalyst 4006 offers six slots. For these tests, The Tolly Group outfitted each device with Gigabit-over-copper modules. The Tolly Group evaluated the steady-state, zero-loss, bi-directional (full-duplex) packet-per-second throughput of both switches using 64-, 512- and 1,518-byte packet sizes at both Layer 2 and Layer 3 in a variety of Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet topologies. Additional tests included latency and support for QoS in flow rate and classification tests.

Number of pages: 6      Publication price: $0.00

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