Hewlett-Packard E2620-24, -48; E2620-24-, -48-PoE+, and E2620-24-PPoE+ (Partial Power over Ethernet) switches were evaluated by Miercom under the Certified Green program for power consumption and energy efficiency. The E2620 switch product line is offered in 24- and 48-port configurations either with or without PoE. Each switch includes two auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Base-T ports and two mini-GBIC (SFP) slots. We analyzed the overall environmental impact and business-enabling green benefits that this HP E2620 series of switches offer.
In hands-on testing and data analysis, the HP switches proved to be energy efficient, environmentally friendly and easily manageable Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches. The HP switches are operational out-of-the-box, using default settings. Additional configuration is provided through Command Line Interface (CLI) and Web browser GUI.