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Any 2.5Gb managed switch recommendation with 802.3ad support?


Etern4l
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I have a couple of devices that would provide opportunity for bonding / link aggregation. Specifically one could do 2x2.5G, and another 1+1+2.5G (if that's even possible, probably not). Thoughts on switch options with 802.3ad support?

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What devices are you trying to bond? You're not likely to find a 2.5gbps switch that is managed for less than $300 afaik. You could do a true 10gbps setup for much less.

 

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Yes, I ended up looking at the Qnap models, they have some around $300-400 as you said, but the white consumer variant seemed kind of flaky (according to a review), and  802.3ad bonding sounds like more trouble than it's worth in my case. Grabbed an unmanaged 2.5G TPLink for now, will upgrade to 10GbE if this feels like a significant bottleneck. The use case is mostly comms with the NAS at this point, which doesn't really have the I/O to support 5GbE or 10GbE (although a large, like 2x2TB SSD cache would probably improve things if badly needed).

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