Today was a good day. I had a new arrival into the family. The Juniper Networks EX-2200 12-C PoE+. In addition to my SRX110-H-VA Firewall I now have a fully fledged JUNOS switch with all the bells a whistles. Juniper place the fanless L2/L3 switch in the sights of those with (micro) branch, retail, and workgroup deployments.
It comes with 12 x 10/100/1000 access ports with PoE+ support. There is also two, shared gig copper or SFP uplinks. The PoE+ support allows for voice handsets, cctv camera, access points, and other PoE compatible devices. The feature set of JUNOS allows L2/L3 functions on the base licence.
Now this beast is a fierce switch. It can provide extremely flexible options in regards to deployment scenarios. I am eager to explore what I can actually achieve with this device in conjunction with the SRX. I will also explore the technologies of the advanced switching features that Juniper offers; in turn providing others with the insight into this platform.
My topology will be fleshed out as I go but physically this is what I am doing at this stage. Keep in mind that I have only just unboxed this device and just plugged it into my Macbook Pro.
So above you can see my SRX and the EX switches. Simple interconnect, an uplink into my ISP modem/router and from my macbook two uplinks into the EX. I am eager to see what this platform can do as the specifications sheet is out of control! Join me over the coming weeks as I dig and find out more.
Disclaimer – I do have a disclaimer about my blog and how I operate in the blogging world with integrity. I do declare here and with other posts that this Juniper Networks EX2200-12P switch was provided to me by Francois Prowse, on behalf of Juniper Networks. I was not asked for positive, marketed, vendor drivel. I will blog honestly about the platform and my experiences and share what I find, good or bad.