I have a customer who is considering installing an MS350 in a small office environment.
His main concern is the fan noise because the equipment is pretty close to his desktop.
I didn´t find any noise measurement at the environmental specs.
Any experience that could be shared?
Do you really need the MS350?
There are also fanless models, like the ms120-24
@AVLSOLUTIONS : No body has dbA information on the FAN noise for these products. If noise is a significant concern, then the recommended switches are MS120 or MS250 platforms and they are much quieter.
They are loud, too loud ... But it's all possible with the right rack: https://www.apc.com/shop/us/en/categories/racks-and-accessories/racks-and-enclosures/netshelter-cx-e...
In all seriousness the MS350’s could be overkill for a small office environment.
what are his switching requirements as some of the lower spec switches are fanless and run pretty quiet.
Given he's wanting a MS350 I am assuming he wants 10Gbe. If so then theres not much he can do about the noise.
If he doesn't require that speed I would go with a smaller model as suggested.