Query: In my experience most of the Golds and Platinums, at least below 1kw, are pretty quiet at idle. Are these? I know the SQs will be even quieter, but honestly as long as they're in the same range as the 501P-1Rs or 741P-1Rs I'm perfectly fine with that.
Interesting. I have mine running at 80+w - fluctuates between 80 and 85 at idle with similar stats. I do have 4x2TB 7.2k drives, but that should be less than 20w at idle. Do you have any of the ethernet ports connected at that power draw? I do, but I'm only running one.
@optimans I vaguely recall seeing something about this, but I can't find it now. With the option on the welcome screen for a new setup "Remove packages that cause problems for ZFS" - what specific packages is it removing?
Background: I set up a VM (originally) with the latest version of...
Yeah those won't work without a QSFP+ to SFP+ adapter. They're pretty good cards but you'd probably be better off with regular SFP+ cards starting off.
Also, note that Cat 6 can do 10g, but it's distance limited. When you combine a distance limited cabling with a distance limited transceiver...
See, you SAY that... but it's not actually true. Here's what you do:
1. Hook the run up to a standard gigabit copper port on the ICX. Make sure the other end is disconnected.
2. Run the command phy cable-diagnostics tdr X/X/X (insert the port you plugged into for the Xs).
3. Run the command...
Yeah, they work fine. There's even a command in the latest OS for the 7xxx switches (don't think it's backported to the 6xxx) that turns on the optic monitor data for unsupported transceivers if you want it to. I'm currently using a cheap off-brand adapter in my 6450 and it's working fine over Cat6.
I have never seen a power number for any switch that wasn't based on the DC power draw from the PSU. Top to bottom, soup-to-nuts, they ALL measure DC power draw in their specs, not wall power draw - if only because that number can be impacted by factors out of their control.
Okay, so I'm pretty sure you're getting normal levels. I'm guessing you're using a Kill-a-Watt or something similar yes? Because that's going to give you pre-conversion wattage, and not absolute minimum wattage from a DC power source. At such low wattages, even that percentage is a low absolute...
Yeah... that seems wrong for a 6450. Mine's relatively quiet - I can't pick it out over the general quiet noise of the rack at least - and it pulls maybe 40-45w tops, and that's with a pair of APs and a switch getting power fed from it.