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

    Yes... and no... There are some cases where jumbo frames saves the day, say for example on a SDN where you have an overlay made of VXLANs... to enable MTU 1500 inside the virtual LANs, you'll need jumbo enabled on the physical transport network, otherwise the VXLAN overhead will "eat into" the...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    No, the upgrade will keep your licenses.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    I don't know if it fits inside the chassis... The EPS1500 has a way beefer PSU inside, and I think it's bigger than the one inside the 24P.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Sorry, missed a notification and life got me away from this thread (not worry, not for bad things). Yea... it says... buuut... Mine does this as well, same power usage as another user in this thread. I don't know if it was a typo in the brochure or if the power supply used has changed during...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    If you put the unit in an environment 5 degrees hotter, its internal temp would also rise by 5°, reaching 70°C, giving you another 30°C or so of thermal headroom. No worries, those are "older" process silicon, they are meant to run "hot". As you've seen, it wouldn't ramp up the fans until 98°C...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Those are optimized for high static pressure... they draw a lot of power and make A LOT of noise at full tilt. Watch out for your ears ;) EDIT: actually, it's written on the label of the rear one: 1.82A @12V, or if you prefer ~20ishW EACH!
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Maybe, but the PoE board by themselves doesn't draw much, maybe you can shave off a couple of watts, but is it worth the effort? I suspect that the major difference is due to the +54V supply rail idle draw than the boards. If there's no PD attached of course, in that case you have to add the...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    My 6450-24p idles at 33-34W, so take those figures with a grain of salt. The only times it draws 25W is during boot, when the main switching ASIC isn't yet managed. Disabling the unused ports doesn't change the power draw. The -48/-48P version has two switching ASIC, so that explains the...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Sorry, I don't have such examples... my 6450 came with rack ears so I haven't searched for those.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    It would be easier to buy those universal ears and make the holes to align to the switch case than to buy a shelf or lose a unit worth of space due to clearance issues IMHO. ;)
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    I'd not trust a 3d printer rack ear with those kinds of shear loads that the unit applies to them. For the front ones, they are a plain old L shaped stamped steel piece, you can make one with little effort using some steel sheet and a drill to make the holes if you can't find a kit for sale.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    I am not aware of any part number, but it should be a dual +12/+54V supply, with a bit of soldering and wire work you can adapt any "standard" one. Or you can try to search for any serial number that you can find on the supply block. @fohdeesha: do you know if the supply units for the 6610...
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    You had the opportunity to make the swap and you did the right thing ;) Who cares about the jack? :D Just kidding, mine was just an hypothesis, maybe the real cause was a completely different one...
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    Or maybe when removing one the latch catched the rim of the grounding sheet and tore it apart... It is strange nonetheless.
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    IMHO, do not worry... It is just a grounding metal sheet around the real structure of the ports underneath, nothing to worry about.
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    They did. It came out as something stupid as hell as "WiFi4", "WiFi5", "WiFi6". Damn it! :(
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    IMHO, if you have those handy then they cause no harm being put in; if you don't have those, unless your equipment lives in a very extreme environment, they don't make a big difference in dust collection inside the switch. The same damages (or worse) will occour also on the metal part of the...
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    Yes, they are essentially a fiber optic cable with the optics "glued together" in a single piece. Although the cable is slimmer, you have to fiddle around with the entire SFP connector when moving those things around, partially negating the advantages of a slim cable.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    No, it doesn't. "Passive" PoE is not a standardized one, and each vendor has its quirks added to it. The only interoperable between vendors and equipments for sure is the 802.3af/at. ;)
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Most of the times you can adjust the posts, moving them forward or backward untill you find a spot where all the rails align and can snap into the mounting holes. It's fine if the tail of the server is behind the rear post, if you need it. What do you mean? If you don't define any VE on a VLAN...