- I didn't see stacking port behind the switch.
will it support stacking through SFP
Stacking is currently not supported in SW version 2.0.4-r1 (our latest as of 2-26-2019). The HW is cable of supporting stacking and any ports can be used, but would recommend 2 of the 4 SFP+ ports on the EX2028/EX2028-P. We currently do not have firm plans to add stacking support. However, let me elaborate. There’s true stacking(as discussed above) that provides a single data plane, control plane and management plane across all the switches in a stack. There’s also virtual stacking that provides a single management plane, but not a data plane/control plane. Virtual stacking can be very useful, and is in Cambium’s roadmap.
- I need comparison guide between cnMatrix and switch from Aruba Ruckus Cisco Juniper
cnMatrix is in the same class of switching as some of the switching lines from Aruba, Ruckus, Cisco, and Juniper. We all support L2, L3 and QOS/ACL/filtering based features. cnMatrix does stand out with our cloud based management using cnMaestro, our Policy Based automation capability, and our LLW (5 year) warranty. Also, some of the switches from the other vendors only have 1 G SFP uplinks or require a license fee to enable the full 10G of an SFP+. The EX2028 has 4 10G SFP+ ports that are included in the base price of the switch. For a switch with 24 gig ports, having 1 Gbps uplinks is not sufficient in most deployment scenarios. One more major benefit that stands out with cnMatrix is the comprehensive solution that Cambium now offers with the other Cambium devices. This allows us to provide more advanced functionality.
- any doc for connecting cnMatrix with existing switch Aruba Ruckus Cisco Juniper
There is no specific documentation for connecting our switches with other industry switches. We support all standards based connectivity so there should be no problems here.
- policy based automation doc
For the PBA documentation please see the cnMatrix user guide on our support site. We will be coming out with additional white papers on this topic.
- can I use cnMatrix with on-premise cnMaestro?
and can I set cnMaestro can only being managed from my pc ip
Yes, cnMatrix will work with both cloud and on-premise cnMaestro. Not sure about your question on IP address.
- does it support dual flash firmware like Aruba and Juniper switch, so that I can test upgrade using primary flash first. if is not ok then I can swith to old fw by just rebooting
We do support dual images in Flash for fail safe image corruption, however we currently don’t expose this to the user. This is a possible roadmap item to provide dual boot capability.
- because sfp and the cable are expensive. Can I use twinax copper instead
if yes, what brand has been tested
Yes, we do support DAC (twinax). We support all known vendors such as, Amphenol, TE, Leoni.
- in CLI. can I show portion of config i.e in Mikrotik
/export = full config
/interface export = interface config only
Yes, we can show partial config. Ie. “show running-config vlan”
- in CLI can I do pipe i.e in Cisco
# sh run | b Port-channel
We don’t support pipe, but we do support grep. Pipe is something being considered as a roadmap item.
- do you plan to release cnMatrix OS for GNS3 or Eve-NG.
Like Aruba, Cisco, Ruckus, Juniper, Mikrotik did.
So that I don't have to buy physical hardware in order for me to make me familiar with GUI and CLI.
Or test it in simulation first before implemented on field
No current plans.