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

    I did find the root cause of these problem: The patch cable going from the wall plate to the 6610 in the garage and the GS108 switch in my hobby room was bad. I know I tested it after I originally made it (I do NOT trust myself to make a perfect patch cable without testing to prove it!). I...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    As always, you are the man! I was able to reboot the stack this afternoon and everything is working like a champ now.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    I will give that a try this evening before bed. Thanks!
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Break out port issue. I've configured the switch to use the two 40G ports for stacking and the other two QSFP ports as breakout ports. Stacking works great. I've setup 2/2/2 to 2/2/3 as tagged ports and each one connects to one of two servers. Same with ports 2/2/7 to 2/2/8. They connect...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    I use two of them stacked, one in the garage and one in my "hobby room" closet. The only extra downside to these switches has to be the noise. They are a bit noisy on low fan speed, but the instant they hit 75C (and that is pretty easy...), the fans will spool up to 18,000rpm+ and they sound...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    This may be a function of my extremely poor search skills, but I only found 3 posts in this thread talking about 2.5 Gb speeds. And none of them actually answer my question. So... Can the x/3/x ports on the ICX 6610 support NBase-T copper (2.5Gb in my case) with the right SFP+ transceiver...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    You are the man! As I expected, something obvious and trivial. I had enabled 10g on the front ports. Of unit 2 (rack). But never unit 1! A quick "speed-duplex 10g-full" and unplugging and replugging the cable had everything up and running perfectly. Thank you Kind Sir!
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    I've been having a problem with one port (work laptop 1Gb LAN port) since I switched to the ICX 6610 stack. One 6610 is in the hobby room in the computer stack, the other is out in the garage (one switch would have been MORE THAN ENOUGH ports, but about half my network drops led to the hobby...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    The x540 doesn't use SFP+ modules. The transceivers are built in. I've used it at 10Gb with my old Aruba S3500 with no issues. And using the exact same module from the Aruba in the ICX 6610 1/3/x slots (tried multiple slots), it won't connect. I realized I hadn't tested the cable from end to...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    I'm at a lose. The front 1/3/x SFP+ ports work perfectly with fiber transceivers (Brocade and others) at 10Gb. I've tried three different 10Gb copper transceivers, including the one above and they never power up. Always says network cable unplugged. Could I have something configured wrong...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    You CAN use a standard 8 fiber MPO/MPO cable instead of a breakout cable, but you will get four 10Gb ports instead of a single 40Gb port.
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    New home networking layout

    "Vicious Computers" (A STH member if I recall correctly) had a couple of good videos on initial setup and configuring that I used to get started. After that, I tended to search for the topic at hand with "Aruba S2500" or "Aruba S3500" tagged on to see what I could find. One thing to keep in...
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    New home networking layout

    I was in this exact same position a few years ago when I decided to buy a pair of Aruba S3500 switches (needed one on opposite sides of the house). Besides TONS of reading and watching videos, what it REALLY took was going into the switches, stacking them, then configuring all the vlans, ports...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Thank God for the console!
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    ICX6610 QSFP+ breakout link Issues

    I'm just setting up my 6610 and I use the Brocade 57-1000267-01 XBR-000232 QSFP tranceivers at both ends (for 40Gb link) and a HP 649281-B21 / 656089-001 flashed to base model Mellanox ConnectX-3 MCX354A-FCBT. That worked perfectly. More to point, I also used a MPO break out cable from the...
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    New Home Build Wiring Recommendations 2020 Edition

    The big switch is on one side of the room and I keep adding more and more stuff to my electronics bench on the OTHER side of the room. None of them needs high bandwidth, but they do need a connection from time to time. But you are right. I do have a problem!
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    New Home Build Wiring Recommendations 2020 Edition

    Exactly. When I originally ran some extra drops in my house (built in 2001 not by me) back in 2005, I thought I was being smart running two CAT6 drops ever where I needed one (at the time). Now, I have TWO 8 port switches just in my bed room (one by the computer and all the "stuff" that needs...
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    Optical SR transceivers that work with Aruba S3500

    It might be bad form to post on your own thread when no one else has, but... I've received some Brocade 10G-SFPP-SR 57-0000075-01 10GB 10GBASE-SR SFP+ transceivers. I decided to test them out in my Aruba S3500s by using them on the stacking interface. Happy to say they worked perfectly. Not...
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    Windows 10 failed to initialise Mellanox MCX311A-XCAT :(

    That is the same MB I use on my Win 10 desktop with a HP 649281-B21//Mellanox MCX354A-FCBT. I'm happy to say I haven't had any issues yet. Of course, I have only been using this for a few days, so not a lot of data to go on at this point. I DO tend to keep drivers and firmware pretty up to...