Juniper EX2200-24T-4G Switch

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Once we have those settings made we are able to log into the web interface and poke around.

Login screen is basic. You want to use root here, along with the password you can specified in the CLI.

This is the main console interface. Front view of the switch is as it appears. Green is ports in use, Yellow is port not in use.
Back view is the same. You can see the status of everything on there.

 

On the cofiguration side of things. We have interface configuration. I’ve setup ports with port descriptions, and I’ve setup the Jumbo frames on it to 9216 MTU. Most stock things are setup 1500 MTU or lower. Almost a 6 times increase on how big of frames it can be used.

 

Switching configuration. We have VLAN support, Spanning Tree, IGMP, LLDP, and RTG.

 

Security configuration, allows you to set filters for different protocols, or ports, and what actions to take place if parameters match.

 

Routing configuration. You can setup a few different static routing, One cool thing is you can setup RIP on this thing with the base JunOS. It is documented if you get the OSPF module you can even do OSPF with all 4 uplink ports. (Impressive)

 

I’m not 100% sure what Class of Service is, I’m going to assume its going to deal with Quality of Service.

 

System properties pretty straight forward, Hostname, domain name, etc etc.

 

Now this is pretty cool, You can actually have this thing route for you. DHCP pools can be setup here to handle this for you.

 

This actually has a bit easier way of editing configuration. Instead of using the CLI interface you can modify your configuration from a normal text based editor. A bit nicer than using the CLI.

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4 Comments on "Juniper EX2200-24T-4G Switch"

  1. Kristopher Wandall May 23, 2011 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    What I’d like to see is a comparison of this unit, and others, against a home built router/switch using pfsense.

  2. Michael Wallace May 24, 2011 at 12:01 am - Reply

    We can definitely do that. However, I want to mention that this isn’t a home built switch. This is a enterprise level switch. There are things that this will just do better. Most home built stuff will have a very small backplane 2Gbit-8Gbit max, while this will do over 56Gbit/sec on the back plane. My follow up review will show what this thing will do 24/7 365. We’ve just put this switch into production 🙂

  3. Jack Wu May 24, 2011 at 12:34 am - Reply

    You can certainly compare x86 home-built router with enterprise-level performance and features (e.g. Vyatta) to big-name routers that does the same thing. But this is a switch; there are no home-built possibilities here.

    • Michael Wallace May 24, 2011 at 11:54 pm - Reply

      Yeah. While this will do some static routing for you, it shouldn’t be used as a router. This should be used in conjunction with a router.

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