Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch 16 XG
The Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch 16 XG is UBNT’s new 16 port 10Gb switch.
I’ve heard nothing but good things about the existing edgeswitches, and this one is shaping up to be no different.
It looks like all ports are line rate, which is really expected from any switch manufactured these days.
Oddly enough they mention some routing capabilities: Static routing(up to 16 routes), Policy Based Routing, 15 routed interfaces. I don’t believe they have any numbers for routing, so just pretend like this isn’t an option. Looking at the rest of the features, this is truly a switch, and should be treated as such.
They also mention this can act as a DHCP server…which is also very strange to me. I’m sure there is a use case somewhere for it. Specs show 128 pools with a max of 2048 leases, which would be a fair sized property.
It also has:
I’m excited to see these guys hit the market. This will, by a WIDE margin, be the cheapest 10Gb switch I’ve seen hit the market. I can’t wait to get my hands on one to test with. At this price point, I won’t be surprised to see it hit the core of some enterprise, not just provider networks.
At some point in the future I’d love to see multichassis link aggregation(MLAG). This gives you the ability to do a LAG from a single device(like a router) to two different switches. The router has no idea that he is connecting to multiple chassis, yet allows for failure of either switch to be absorbed.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments…will you guys be putting these to work?