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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Yes in this case you can do it ;) I think that you can, but the most expert is by far @fohdeesha .
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    As a general advice, avoid stacking unless more ports are needed in the same IDF. Definitely I wouldn't span stacked switches across multiple floors or buildings. Let L3 do it's job, the smaller your L2 domains are, the better.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Nope, just pull the power. All the software runs in a ramdisk/read only flash, so it's expected to be hard-powered off, no worries.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    As if they were the only ones doing that... I've yet to see a vendor fully releasing its source code in compliance with the GPL license...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    You are missing a default route on the switch. It doesn't know where it has to forward traffic to that doesn't belong to its L2 segment. ;)
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Why not keeping both? :p 7000-series should be better particularly on the software side, and pretty much mandatory if you want to be seriously in business with IPv6 (IIRC, no SLAAC on the 6450 and 6610... or some other things IPv6-related).
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    500MB/day, actually.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    The easiest way that I can think of is to use a linux box running Avahi with an interface on every VLAN where you want to listen and repeat the mDNS queries to. Be careful with the firewall rules on this machine, or it can be used to "jump" between networks.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Yes. Define VEs on the VLANs that you want to be routed inside the switch, and let the others be defined as pure layer2, w/out any IP addresses.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Whaaaaat??? Have you found some other toys to play with? :p
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    I've used two Sunon MagLev KDE1204PKVX with two small capacitors between +12V and GND to smooth out the PWM noise... it's not silent by any means but it's bearable when you sit beside it and basically silent when closed inside a rack.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    @dontwanna The serial cable is... well, serial :) You'd have to connect it to a serial port of you computer, not on the network (that's the management interface, a NIC essentially bound to the switch CPU); if you have a modern computer that doesn't have a serial port you can use a USB-DB9...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Have you plugged in the fiber? Otherwise, it might be normal that the interface is kept down. EDIT: it might need some quirks: hwti/G-010S-A
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Can you specify the ONT model number? The ones I've seen are basically an OpenWRT-stick packaged inside a SFP module, so as long as it's plugged in it has an interface up; the management interface runs on the native VLAN and the broadband connection is available on one (or more) tagged VLAN...
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    No BGP on the 6450.