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

    Under the 7250 section click the link for the post with detailed info, it has a series of commands that will full license the switch for free. :)
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    First post in this thread has all the info you need.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Sorry I missed this, this last year was bonkers and I didn't get to play with the switch at all after I got it! Looks like fodeesha answered the question for me though. Shame it doesn't have that flexibility, though with the 4x10g modules being so cheap it's not a huge loss.
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    E5-2640v1 to?

    The ConnectX-2 is a PCIe 2 card so I guess that's not it. I'm curious if maybe I put it in an electrically PCIe 1x slot or something. Though that wouldn't explain the asymmetrical nature of the problem.
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    Building a Lab Part 3 Configuring VMWare ESXI and TrueNAS Core

    If it's specifically built as a lab I'd think concerns about storage availability would be slightly less critical.
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    E5-2640v1 to?

    Could this (The PCIe limitation) explain some intermittent 10gbps networking speed issues I have on that box? I have ConnectX-2 cards in there and it randomly gets stuck at ~2.5gbps speeds in iperf in one direction only. (I can't remember if it's testing to/from that server that's the issue)...
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    New Home Build Wiring Recommendations 2020 Edition

    I think having copper anywhere you want an endpoint that's not a PC/Switch is still a good idea. Also hard to do PoE over fiber. ;) One of my main purposes in getting a wired connection up to my second floor is that I can then punch ethernet up through the ceiling into the attic (I have a stub...
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    E5-2640v1 to?

    Found some info on the power consumption: https://www.servethehome.com/dual-intel-xeon-e5-2620-v1-v2-v3-compared/ Should scale across the different CPUs pretty reasonably. Across 4x CPUs v1 to v2 might be a worthwhile power consumption drop along with a bump in performance.
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    E5-2640v1 to?

    I'm capable of comparing the specs, it's more the practical side I'm curious about. v3 would take a new server correct? I believe that jumped to a new socket.
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    E5-2640v1 to?

    Hi all, My lab/NAS/Firewall setup currently consists of a Cisco C220 m3 and an Intel S2600gz system sold under the Penguin Relion badge (running stock Intel bios). Both have been rock solid stable with E5-2640v1 processors and IIRC 48gb of ram per. Both are running ESXi 6.7 and I have my...
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    New Home Build Wiring Recommendations 2020 Edition

    I agree with your plan to run both SMF and MMF fiber for your edge switches/PCs. Fiber is cheap and which type is cheapest to get the connectivity you want with a given type of equipment seems super variable. I bought F/UTP shielded for my house. To simplify termination I ponied up for the...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    So your endpoint connects to fw1 via the main port in question, but has an extra set of vlans setup as a secondary (normally inactive) uplink. Those vlans are configured on another switch port that's in a vlan with the 4g router. When you swap it, those vlans go active and your primary ones go...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    I'm struggling to see why you'd configure the downstream device such that the switch has to constantly ignore traffic from it.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Thanks! I put an offer in. I love FS but unless I've got a bunch of stuff to order the shipping cost kills it.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    I'm curious of these will do ethernet. Amphenol is high quality stuff. https://www.ebay.com/itm/81Y8093-IBM-Amphenol-Infiniband-1M-40Gb-s-QSFP-to-QSFP-DAC-Copper-Cable/333538768297?hash=item4da875b5a9:g:2O8AAOSwBiNeZBXz
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Question all, I bought some HP branded connectx-3 cards to use the 40g ports on my new 7450 as hypervisor uplinks. I'm planning to flash them to the stock mellanox firmware. I was going to order some DAC cables from FS, should I have them coded mellanox or brocade?
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Hey we're at 201... :p Dan, sorry for your loss. One of my other hobbies is restoring old woodworking equipment, and the forum for that has a rule: "In the time between finding a machine and asking others if you should buy it someone else will come to the proper conclusion."
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Buy it. We can probably figure out the license for 10g. That's a great deal.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Doesn't it have 48 10gb ports and 6 40gb ports? That's actually not so bad for that much bandwidth.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    I think the 7650 and 7850 are later additions, they aren't mentioned in a lot of the literature I've found.