Thu, May 17, 2018 at 07:28:28PM +0000, Chris Davis:
> We are looking at jumping off our current switch platform for a number of
> annoying reasons and are considering a couple of options for replacement. I
> use Rancid pretty heavily and I wondered if I could get some feedback on how
> Rancid works with those vendors (it seems there's support, but the devil is
> in the details) from people using the equipment.
> We're looking at Fortinet switches, as we use their firewalls. I have Rancid
> well integrated with the firewalls and as I understand it, the switches are
> downloaded from the firewalls when in linked mode. Do the switch configs get
> uploaded to rancid as part of the firewall's configuration backup? Or do you
> have to somehow interrogate each switch separately like we do for our current
> The other option we're looking at is Extreme. I see that it is managed by
> the standard clogin (according to the Rancid docs) and just wondered if there
> was anything to be aware of with interfacing to their gear.
I can't comment on fortinet, but the extreme ought to work. however, it has
been at least a year since I've had feed back about one.
Also, recommend considering juniper and arista.
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