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Difference between A and E Series Switches

Marc_Jones
Occasional Visitor

Difference between A and E Series Switches

Hi All, 

 

I am new to HP Switching/Networking. Just wondering if someone can explain what the difference is between the A and E Series switches, and if there are other series. 

 

Thanks in advance, 

Marc

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Fredrik Lönnman
Honored Contributor

Re: Difference between A and E Series Switches

E-series are the old Procurve and A-series are the ex-3Com/H3C with Comware OS that came with the acquition of 3Com a few years ago. There where also a V-series with small/medium mostly non-manageble switches.

 

The A/E/V-prefix is obsolete since over a year so you wont see it anymore, they are all HP Networking now.

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Apachez-
Trusted Contributor

Re: Difference between A and E Series Switches

Is the "procurve" series still being developed or is HP switching over to the "comware" os/syntax for upcoming releases?

 

I saw a release note for some procurve devices (E-series) that a "comware-like" syntax has been added.

 

However I personally think the procurve syntax was easier to use and interpret comparing to the comware dito.

Richard Brodie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Difference between A and E Series Switches

For now, HP networking seem to be fairly actively developing the Procurves with the new ASICs.The Openflow stuff is leading on Procurve, for example. They've rationalized the range a bit, particularly at the low end (web/unmanaged) but I doubt they are ready to bet the business on the H3C stuff any time soon. In the longer term, who knows?

 

I think a lot of people like Comware because it's more familiar coming from a Cisco background.

Marc_Jones
Occasional Visitor

Re: Difference between A and E Series Switches

Thanks for the replies everyone. 

 

Marc