Looking at setting up VLANs for a quickly-growing office (6 servers, 60 workstations, probably adding another 10 within the next month or so). I need to do inter-VLAN routing and ACLs (layer 3, packet filtering if possible); QoS would be beneficial, but not necessary.
Here's my (likely) impossible wish list:
- GbE x 24 -- if I'm buying a new core switch, I want Gigabit.
- Layer 3 routing (RIPv1/2) or "static routing" with a decent sized routing table limit (think the ProCurve 2610 was 8, which is too small)
- Layer 3/4 ACLs (packet filtering): I don't want to do router-on-a-stick to achieve any sort of decent firewalling between the VLANS.
- (the kicker) under $1500
Nice to have: 1. QoS
Any recommendations? It seems like I need something between a 2600 series and a 2900 series, possibly from another manufacturer, but I'm really drawn to HP ProCurve's good reputation and lifetime warranty. Will consider other vendors though.