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Differences and Features between 3COM 5500-48 EI and HP 5500-EI

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pdvfried
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Differences and Features between 3COM 5500-48 EI and HP 5500-EI

Hi Folks,

 

I have an original 3com switch 5500-EI

 

the software version  is 3.03.02.p21 (Dez. 2012).

 

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3Com Corporation

Switch 5500G-EI Software Version 3Com OS V3.03.02s168p21

Copyright (c) 2004-2012 3Com Corporation and its licensors, All rights reserved.

Switch 5500G-EI uptime is 0 week, 2 days, 21 hours, 54 minutes

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What are the differences between the 3com Version and the recent HP-Version (A5500-EI) of this switches??

The hardware is different 128MB RAM vs. 256MB RAM.  The software is also different ie. XRN == IRF.

 

Which comware version is running on the new 5500-EI switches an where can I find this code?

I found only this link https://h10145.www1.hp.com/downloads/SoftwareReleases.aspx?ProductNumber=JE090A&lang=en&cc=us&prodSeriesId=4177876 so far and it seems that is the same version 3.03.02.p21  like the 3COM switch.

 

According the documentation:

 

HP A5500 EI & A5500 SI Switch Series Layer 3 - IP Routing Configuration Guide

HP A5500 EI & A5500 SI Switch Series Layer 2 - LAN Switching Configuration Guide

 

several features, that I need for one project are documented,  but  are not available in the 3Com Version

especially changing the OSPF reference bandwidth (bandwidth-reference)  and Routed ports (port link-mode route)?

 

So, are these features really  available in the recent (HP-5500EI) version of the switches?

 

Thank you for your help

Gregor

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MichaelM55
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Re: Differences and Features between 3COM 5500-48 EI and HP 5500-EI

The naming schema was/is indeed kind of bad, as this is completely different hardware, but if you know the past, you know the difference:

 

- H3C S5600 == 3Com 5500G-EI == HP  5500G-EI

- H3C S5500-EI == 3Com 4800G == HP E4800G == HP 4800G == HP A5500-EI

 

(This is how I remember it. Please correct me if I´m wrong)

pdvfried
Occasional Contributor

Re: Differences and Features between 3COM 5500-48 EI and HP 5500-EI

Thanks Michael!

 

I got it

 

The 3com Version is JE088A, the HP (A)5500-EI is JD377A

 

 

Gregor