So you have $1,300 for all switches to support all 66 devices, correct?
In terms of the topology / layout, are the camera close enough that you can use a total of (3) 24-port switches?
The main restriction you will have is getting switch models that support 15 watts per port as many switches only support an average of 7.5 watts per port.
This guide may help: Favorite Network Switches for Surveillance 2015. I'll let others make specific product suggestions.
They are all come back to the same server room and yes, that is exactly my issue. Not sure where my head was at when I bid the job, but luckly I have been saving on material elsewhere to make up the difference. Unless I can get a deal somewhere it looks like a $600 miss.
Thank you for your input and if anyone else has a suggestion I am certainly open to it.
IPVMU Certified | 07/24/15 12:37am
What about one Ubiquiti 48 port EdgeSwitch 750 POE and one Ubiquiti 24 port EdgeSwitch 250 POE?
72 ports 1000w. Just fill up the 48 port one first. Retail price around $1350
Pro Focus LLC | 07/24/15 12:03pm
I was about to post what Chris just did, so thanks for saving me the time!
Norris, Inc., S. Portland, ME | 07/25/15 02:30am
Four FS728TP switches should cover that. We get them for 338 dollars per switch, which fits this budget. Connect Gigabit uplink ports together. 196 watts per switch over 24 ports. If issues, cough up the money for a 5th switch.
In the five years using these, I have never seen one fail (out of probably 100 plus deployed).
- Best combination of wire speed performance, security and convergence
- Easy to set up and use with automatic VoIP and IP Cameras - including VLAN routing wizard
- 1U Rackmount form factor
- 24 ports 10/100 PoE (802.3af) with 384W budget
- 2 combo Gigabit (RJ45) and Fiber (SFP) uplinks
- High availability with Redundant Power Supply (RPS) option
- LIFETIME WARRANTY
You can still find them under $ 400
I've been exposed to many switches over the last 30+ years in the IT business, and all the hubs and splitters that existed before switches. I would strongly suggest you use as few switches as possible to minimize your uplinks. Given the budget, I would be looking at the Netgear GS752TP for around $675 online... 48 POE Ports, and 4 SFP Ports..... 384 Watts... POE+ on 8 ports
and the 24Port Version GS728TP 24 Poe ports 8 POE+ on 8 ports, plus 4 SFP slots.. circa $425..
totalling 576 watts accross 72 free Ports. Use Fiber or copper SFP Modules to build a 2G LAG between the switches. If your video recorder supports bonding or teaming the NICS, use two SFP modules to feed the GS752TP and the primary switch....
Netgear includes a free SNMP / FIRMARE / BACKUP management tool, that's works fine for the basics. It's not a full management tool like ManageEngine Utils, but good enough to hint in the direction of trouble. I believe the warranty is Lifetime too....
I also think you can enable Sflow using a command line on most of Netgears L2 managed switches.
If you are not a registered partner with a decent switch vendor - you should be. As a long time partner with both Netgear and Zyxel, each for very specific reasons determined by our role on the IT side of the client, we've registered deals asking for special pricing, and we've purchased both the GS752TP and the GS1910HP48 for just over $425 on named deals in small Quantities. Put some on the shelf, and do well on the next gig too.
Ingram Micro sells Ubiquity and they have pre-sales support to help you configure. (I used to work for ingram.) Most of the switch mfg's have tech supprt to help you with set up..
IPVMU Certified | 07/26/15 07:19pm
The Netgear GS728TPP has 384w available, allowing you to use all 24 ports. You would need 3.
[IPVM Note: online pricing is ~$600 each.]
Disclosure: I work for D-Link.
The D-Link DGS-1500-28P is smart switch with 24 x 15.4W ports, 4 x SFP ports and feature Auto Surveillance VLAN (optionally auto identifies cameras and puts them on their own VLAN).
Three of these would do the job and they sell for $550 online. As mentioned in other posts being a registered partner of a manufacturer yields much better pricing.