Beware of EMC switches sold as Mellanox SX6XXX on eBay

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Terry Wallace

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Hey guys, i'm thinking about getting a SX6018 to replace an IS5022, i need more that 8 ports as this IB switch is now filled and would love to be able to also use ethernet with it to bridge to my regular network.
Currently i have mainly Connectx-2 in IB mode, they are not capable of more than 10gbe, but run fine in IB QDR.
I need to replace those with Connectx-3 of course, for the servers that can profit from it (so not the PCIe 2.0 limited westmere ones).

I found cheap options for the card on Ebay, and a very cheap for the switch, but this thread has been mainly about SX6012...

Are the instructions for the 6012 also applicable for the 6018? I would think "not" as the firmware would not match am i right?
Where could i find a source distro file compatible with SX6018?

I have not seen many people here with 6018, but i couldn't find any EMC 6012 on ebay unfortunately.

EDIT : looks like i didn't pay enough attention to page 22 here... ^^ i'll keep reading the doc provided by Necrotyr, thanks a lot to every one !
I have 2 6018's that converted just fine. The OS image containes all 96+ firmwares. You just cut one out for the 6018s
 
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The last MLNX-OS release (v3.6.8012) for PPC460EX contains SwitchX/SwitchX-2 firmware package (v9.4.5110) for 105 PSIDs:
Code:
     1  IBM1530310031 00AE064_00AE068_Ax                  Mellanox SX6036G FDR14 IB/40GbE Gateway                                            
     2  LNV1010310021 00KH874_00KH879_Ax                  Mellanox SX6025 FDR IB Switch                                                      
     3  IBM1010110020 00W0004_00W0008_A1                  Mellanox SX6036 FDR14 InfiniBand Switch                                            
     4  IBM1010210020 00W0004_00W0008_Bx                  Mellanox SX6036 FDR14 InfiniBand Switch                                            
     5  IBM1010110027 00W0022_00W0026_A1                  Mellanox SX1036 40GbE Switch                                                        
     6  IBM1010210027 00W0022_00W0026_Bx                  Mellanox SX1036 40GbE Switch                                                        
     7  IBM1030110021 00W0030_A1                          Mellanox SX65xx 18-port QSFP FDR14 InfiniBand Leaf Module                          
     8  IBM1030210021 00W0030_Bx                          Mellanox SX65xx 18-port QSFP FDR14 InfiniBand Leaf Module                          
     9  IBM1040110021 00W0034_A1                          Mellanox SX65xx FDR14 Spine Module                                                  
    10  IBM1040210021 00W0034_Bx                          Mellanox SX65xx FDR14 Spine Module                                                  
    11  IBM1010310020 00WT030_00WT031_Ax                  Mellanox SX6036 FDR14 InfiniBand Switch                                            
    12  IBM2210110017 00WT036_00WT037_Ax                  36-port 40GbE QSFP x86                                                              
    13  IBM2040110017 00WT135_Ax                          Mellanox SX1410 48x10Gb and 12x40Gb Ethernet Switch (PSE)                          
    14  DEL1270110020 00YY0K_0YC5N8_Dx                    SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 12 QSFP ports; Managed ; Subnet Manager for 648 nodes
    15  DEL1010310021 0104Y6_03C5MK_Dx                    SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Unmanaged                          
    16  IBM0000000007 01AD733_Ax                          IBM Mellanox 40G 18 Port Data Fabric Switch                                        
    17  DEL1010310020 08D2C3_0VY69H_Dx                    SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed                            
    18  EMC0000000001 100-575-x50-00_Ax                   Mellanox 36-port QDR Infiniband Switch TLA MSX6790-QS2F2 Neptune-I                  
    19  EMC1260110021 100-586-412-xx_Ax                   SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 12 QSFP ports; externally managed            
    20  EMC2760110021 100-586-636-xx_100-586-736-xx_Ax    SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP ports; non-blocking switching capacity of 4Tbps; unma
    21  EMC0000000006 105-575-016-00_Ax                   Mellanox SwitchX-2 based 36 port QDR Spine for SX65xx Chassis Switch                
    22  EMC0000000005 105-575-019-00_Ax                   Mellanox MSX6001TS SwitchX-2; 18 port QDR Leaf for SX65xx Chassis Switch            
    23  HP_0260120020 648311-B21_Bx                       HP BLc 4X FDR IB Managed Switch                                                    
    24  HP_0260310020 648311-B21_Cx                       HP BLc 4X FDR IB Managed Switch                                                    
    25  HP_1010110020 670770-B21_670769-B21_Ax            Mellanox IB FDR 36P RAF Managed Switch                                              
    26  HP_1010210020 670770-B21_670769-B21_Bx            Mellanox IB FDR 36P RAF Managed Switch                                              
    27  HP_1040000026 674281-B21                          Mellanox IB QDR Modular Fabric Board                                                
    28  HP_1040210026 674281-B21_Cx                       Mellanox IB QDR Modular Fabric Board                                                
    29  HP_1040210021 674282-B21_B1                       Mellanox IB FDR Modular Fabric Board                                                
    30  HP_1040000021 674282-B21                          Mellanox IB FDR Modular Fabric Board                                                
    31  HP_1030000026 674283-B21                          Mellanox IB QDR Modular Line Board                                                  
    32  HP_1030210026 674283-B21_Cx                       Mellanox IB QDR Modular Line Board                                                  
    33  HP_1030000021 674284-B21                          Mellanox IB FDR Modular Line Board                                                  
    34  HP_1030210021 674284-B21_Bx                       Mellanox IB FDR Modular Line Board                                                  
    35  HP_0290210017 689638-B21_Ax                       Mellanox SX1018HP Ethernet Switch                                                  
    36  HP_0290212017 689638-B21_Bx                       Mellanox SX1018HP Ethernet Switch                                                  
    37  HP_1010310029 712497-B21_712498-B21_Ax            Mellanox IB QDR/FDR10 36P Managed Switch                                            
    38  HP_1030111021 775144-001_Ax                       SwitchX-2 based 18-port QSFP FDR 1U unmanaged InfiniBand switch; R6; compatible to HP Apollo racks
    39  IBM0FF0120021 90Y3452_A2-A7_Bx                    ML3214 Mellanox Infiniband Switch for IBM BladeCenter                              
    40  IBM0FF0210021 90Y3452_Cx                          ML3214 Mellanox Infiniband Switch for IBM BladeCenter                              
    41  IBM1050110024 90Y3474_A1                          ML3214 Mellanox Ethernet Switch for IBM BladeCenter                                
    42  IBM1050212024 90Y3474_B1                          ML3214 Mellanox Ethernet Switch for IBM BladeCenter                                
    43  IBM1010110029 90Y3767_90Y3777_A1                  Mellanox SX6036 QDR/FDR10 InfiniBand Switch                                        
    44  IBM1010210029 90Y3767_90Y3777_Bx                  Mellanox SX6036 QDR/FDR10 InfiniBand Switch                                        
    45  IBM1040110026 90Y3789_A1                          Mellanox SX65xx QDR/FDR10 Spine Module                                              
    46  IBM1040210026 90Y3789_Bx                          Mellanox SX65xx QDR/FDR10 Spine Module                                              
    47  IBM1030110026 90Y3807_A1                          Mellanox SX65xx 18-port QSFP QDR/FDR10 InfiniBand Leaf Module                      
    48  IBM1030210026 90Y3807_Bx                          Mellanox SX65xx 18-port QSFP QDR/FDR10 InfiniBand Leaf Module                      
    49  H3C0000000001 9801A1E9_Ax                         H3C Mellanox SX1410 48x10Gb and 12x40Gb Ethernet Switch                            
    50  IBM1840111020 98Y6353_98Y6355_01LT123_Ax          SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP ports; X86 Managed; Subnet Manager for 648 nodes
    51  FJT0DC0102019 CA07156-0221_02                     IB-FDR Switch Module x 18 ports for BX900                                          
    52  FJT0DC0100019 CA07156-0221_A0_01                  IB-FDR Switch Module x 18 ports for BX900                                          
    53  HUA1750110017 DKBA41313161_Ax                     Huawei SwitchX-2 based 18-port QSFP 40GbE Ethernet Switch;16 Internal Ports; Managed with 460 EX PPC
    54  MT_2260110022 MMB7500_SX2_Ax                      X86 dual-core chassis management module; RoHS R6                                    
    55  MT_0000000099 MMB8500_SX2_Ax                      X86 dual-core chassis management module; RoHS R6                                    
    56  MT_1540110024 MSX1012B_Ax                         SwitchX-2 based 12-port QSFP+ 40GbE ; 1U Ethernet switch                            
    57  MT_2290110024 MSX1012P_Ax                         SwitchX-2 based 40GbE; 1U Open Ethernet Switch with ONIE; 12 QSFP+ ports; PPC460; RoHS6
    58  MT_0000000025 MSX1012X_Ax                         SwitchX-2 based 12-port QSFP+ 10GbE ; 1U Ethernet switch                            
    59  MT_1160130004 MSX1016X_A3                         SwitchX based 64-port SFP+ 10GigE; 1U Ethernet switch                              
    60  MT_1160312004 MSX1016X-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 64-port SFP+ 10GigE; 1U Ethernet switch                            
    61  MT_1160212027 MSX1024B-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 48-port SFP+ 10GbE; 12 port QSFP 40GbE; 1U Ethernet switch          
    62  MT_1160213027 MSX1024P-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 48-port SFP+ 10GbE; 12 port QSFP 40GbE; 1U Ethernet switch; ONIE pre-installed
    63  MT_1010310030 MSX1035B_C1                         SwitchX based 36-port QSFP 40GigE 1U Ethernet Lite L2 switch                        
    64  MT_1010310027 MSX1036B_C1                         SwitchX based 36-port QSFP 40GigE 1U Ethernet switch                                
    65  MT_1260110027 MSX1036B-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 36-port QSFP 40GigE 1U Ethernet switch                              
    66  MT_1260112027 MSX1036B-xxxS_S1_Ax                 SwitchX-2 based 40GbE 1U liquid cooled ready switch; 36 QSFP ports; non-blocking switching capacity of 7.2Tbps; M
    67  MT_1260111027 MSX1036P-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 36-port QSFP 40GigE 1U Ethernet switch ; ONIE pre-installed        
    68  MT_1490110004 MSX1400-Bxxx2_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based Ethernet Switch; 48-port SFP+ 10GbE; 12 port QSFP 40GbE; x86 CPU    
    69  MT_2390110004 MSX1400-Bxxx2O_Ax                   SwitchX-2 based Ethernet Switch; 48-port SFP+ 10GbE; 12 port QSFP 40GbE; x86 CPU    
    70  MT_2040110017 MSX1410_30-Bxxx2_Ax                 SwitchX-2 based 10GbE/40GbE Switch; 1U Open Ethernet switch with MLNX-OS; 48 SFP+ ports; 12 QSFP+ ports; x86 dual
    71  MT_2050110017 MSX1410-Bxxx2E_Ax                   SwitchX-2 based 48-port SFP+ 10GbE; 12 port QSFP+ 40GbE;x86 dual core;1U Development System with SDK
    72  MT_1500310024 MSX1700-Bxxx2_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 36-port QSFP 40GbE 1U Ethernet Switch; x86 CPU                      
    73  MT_2210110017 MSX1710-Bxxx2_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 40GbE; 1U Open Ethernet Switch with MLNX-OS; 36 QSFP+ ports; x86 dual core; RoHS6
    74  MT_2280110017 MSX1710-Bxxx2O_Ax                   SwitchX-2 based 40GbE; 1U Open Ethernet Switch with ONIE; 36 QSFP ports; x86 dual core; RoHS6
    75  MT_1030210021 MSX6001FR_B1                        18 port FDR Leaf for SX65xx Chassis Switch                                          
    76  MT_1030312021 MSX6001FS_Ax                        SwitchX-2 based 18 port FDR Leaf for SX65xx Chassis Switch                          
    77  MT_1030210026 MSX6001TR_B1                        18 port FDR10 Leaf for SX65xx Chassis Switch                                        
    78  MT_1030310026 MSX6001TS_Ax                        SwitchX-2 based 18 port FDR10 Leaf for SX65xx Chassis Switch                        
    79  MT_1040210021 MSX6002FLR_B1                       36 port FDR/56GigE VPI Spine forSX65xx Chassis Switch                              
    80  MT_1040312021 MSX6002FLS_Ax                       SwitchX-2 based 36 port FDR/56GigE VPI Spine forSX65xx Chassis Switch              
    81  MT_1040210026 MSX6002TBR_B1                       36 port FDR10/40GigE VPI Spine for SX65xx Chassis Switch                            
    82  MT_1040312026 MSX6002TBS_Ax                       SwitchX-2 based 36 port FDR10/40GigE VPI Spine for SX65xx Chassis Switch            
    83  MT_1270110020 MSX6012F_Ax                         SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 12 QSFP ports; Managed ; Subnet Manager for 648 nodes
    84  MT_1270111029 MSX6012F_WT_Ax                      SwitchX-2 based FDR IB; 12 QSFP ports; Managed ; Subnet Manager for 648 nodes; P1-2 LR4 enabled
    85  MT_1270110029 MSX6012T_Ax                         SwitchX-2 based FDR10 InfiniBand Switch; 12 QSFP ports; Managed ; Subnet Manager for 648 nodes
    86  MT_1240212020 MSX6018F-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 18 QSFP; Managed                            
    87  MT_1240213020 MSX6018F-xxxS_WT_Ax                 SwitchX-2 based InfiniBand to Ethernet 1U gateway; 18 QSFP+ ports; PPC460; RoHS6    
    88  MT_1240112029 MSX6018T-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based FDR-10 InfiniBand Switch; 18 QSFP; Managed                          
    89  LSE1010310021 MSX6025F-xxxS_LS_Ax                 SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand 1U Switch; 36 QSFP+ ports; unmanaged switch with support of mirroring and multi SW
    90  MT_1010210020 MSX6036F_B1                         SwitchX based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed                              
    91  MT_1010310020 MSX6036F-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed                            
    92  MT_1530310031 MSX6036G-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 36-port QSFP 56GbE Managed InfiniBand to Ethernet gateway system    
    93  MT_1010110029 MSX6036T_A1                         SwitchX based FDR-10 InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed                            
    94  MT_1010210029 MSX6036T_B1                         SwitchX based FDR-10 InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed                            
    95  MT_1010310029 MSX6036T-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based FDR-10 InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed                          
    96  MT_1840111020 MSX6710_20_30-Fxxx2_Ax              SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP ports; X86 Managed; Subnet Manager for 648 nodes
    97  MT_0000000145 MSX6710G-xxxxx_Ax                   Mellanox SwitchX-2 InfiniBand to Ethernet gateway; 36 QSFP+ ports; 2 Power Supplies (AC); x86 dual core;
    98  MT_1610110020 MT51312-VPI-D-EVB_Ax                Mellanox SwitchX-2 FDR InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet VPI Evaluation System  
    99  MT_1550110001 MTX6000_Ax                          MetroX 1km long haul FDR10 InfiniBand switch; 16 long-haul and 16 downlink QSFP ports; Managed
   100  MT_1250110001 MTX6100_Ax                          MetroX 10km long haul FDR10 InfiniBand switch; 6 long haul QSFP+ ports; Managed    
   101  MT_1720110017 MTX6240_Ax                          MetroX 40km WDM lossless long haul 40GbE system; 2 long haul QSFP+ port; Managed    
   102  MT_1710110017 MTX6280_Ax                          MetroX 80km WDM lossless long haul 40GbE system; 1 long haul QSFP+ port; Managed    
   103  UT_0000000002 QXX1910006_Ax                       Ethernet Switch; L2/L3; Low latency; 10GbE/40GbE; 48 ports SFP; 12 ports QSFP; 2 Power Supplies (AC); 1RU; Short depth;
   104  MT_1160210020 SRDFSH36F_B1                        ** INTERNAL PRODUCT**** Sword Fish SwitchX based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed
   105  MT_1160312020 SRDFSH36F_C1                        ** INTERNAL PRODUCT**** Sword Fish SwitchX based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed
I posted the script to extract separate binaries in another thread https://forums.servethehome.com/ind...tom-mellanox-firmware-tips.10722/#post-250504


There are few SKUs that piqued my interest:
IBM1530310031 Mellanox SX6036G FDR14 IB/40GbE Gateway
MT_1240213020 SwitchX-2 based InfiniBand to Ethernet 1U gateway
MT_0000000145 Mellanox SwitchX-2 InfiniBand to Ethernet gateway
MT_1610110020 Mellanox SwitchX-2 FDR InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet VPI Evaluation System
MT_1010310030 SwitchX based 36-port QSFP 40GigE 1U Ethernet Lite L2 switch
MT_1010310027 SwitchX based 36-port QSFP 40GigE 1U Ethernet switch
HUA1750110017 Huawei SwitchX-2 based 18-port QSFP 40GbE Ethernet Switch

It seems like it should be possible to convert those dirt cheap EMC SX60x5 units into unmanaged 40/56GbE L2 switches just by flashing proper config for the SX ASIC firmware.
 
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Terry Wallace

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The modules I extracted were from the version in the guide. A much older version of the OS image. This one doesn't even list the 18 port 40gig model I used as my flash image. As far as the dirt cheap 60x5 units... I thought they didn't even have a serial port to flash the bios as they were managed remotely.
 

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I am going to pick up one of those EMC MSX6005 to play with. My original plan was to temporarily swap the management board from my MSX6012 for flashing. But that 6012 is my only QSFP switch and I do not really want to take it apart for a side project like that. So I started looking into other options and decided to try I2C flashing route. My understanding is that the Mellanox MTUSB-1 adapter required for the procedure is just repackaged Diolan DLN-1 USB-to-I2C adapter. But does anyone know the purpose of that small shrink-wrapped circuit board?
 

BeTeP

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It's not exactly "extra $20". I can get MSX6005 for like $50 locally. I mean I already negotiated the price down with the seller - I just need to go and pick it up. Also this project is mostly about learning new things.
 

Terry Wallace

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ah okay.. I was basing off ebay 6005's vs 6012's thats a good price.. I do recommend the 6018's if you want a quieter unit though.. sitting next to my 6012 for any length of time was painful. :)
 

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Ok. I picked the switch up and I got my first piece of bad news - while SX6012 and SX6005 share the main PCB design the unmanaged switch version does not have the mezzanine (management) board connector, ethernet PHY, UART TTL converter and some smaller components populated. So my management board swapping plan went out of the window. I should have guessed that.
 

bateman2012

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Hello,

I'm thinking of buying and making a conversion of an emc 6018. Reading through the doc, it seems i need a rj45 to serial cable. Do you know if this cable has some special pinout? Already have a rj45 to usb from an old eaton ups at home. So, do you think it will work or do i have to buy something different? What kind of cable did you use?

Thank you!
 

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The last MLNX-OS release (v3.6.8012) for PPC460EX contains SwitchX/SwitchX-2 firmware package (v9.4.5110) for 105 PSIDs:
Code:
     1  IBM1530310031 00AE064_00AE068_Ax                  Mellanox SX6036G FDR14 IB/40GbE Gateway                                          
     2  LNV1010310021 00KH874_00KH879_Ax                  Mellanox SX6025 FDR IB Switch                                                    
     3  IBM1010110020 00W0004_00W0008_A1                  Mellanox SX6036 FDR14 InfiniBand Switch                                          
     4  IBM1010210020 00W0004_00W0008_Bx                  Mellanox SX6036 FDR14 InfiniBand Switch                                          
     5  IBM1010110027 00W0022_00W0026_A1                  Mellanox SX1036 40GbE Switch                                                      
     6  IBM1010210027 00W0022_00W0026_Bx                  Mellanox SX1036 40GbE Switch                                                      
     7  IBM1030110021 00W0030_A1                          Mellanox SX65xx 18-port QSFP FDR14 InfiniBand Leaf Module                        
     8  IBM1030210021 00W0030_Bx                          Mellanox SX65xx 18-port QSFP FDR14 InfiniBand Leaf Module                        
     9  IBM1040110021 00W0034_A1                          Mellanox SX65xx FDR14 Spine Module                                                
    10  IBM1040210021 00W0034_Bx                          Mellanox SX65xx FDR14 Spine Module                                                
    11  IBM1010310020 00WT030_00WT031_Ax                  Mellanox SX6036 FDR14 InfiniBand Switch                                          
    12  IBM2210110017 00WT036_00WT037_Ax                  36-port 40GbE QSFP x86                                                            
    13  IBM2040110017 00WT135_Ax                          Mellanox SX1410 48x10Gb and 12x40Gb Ethernet Switch (PSE)                        
    14  DEL1270110020 00YY0K_0YC5N8_Dx                    SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 12 QSFP ports; Managed ; Subnet Manager for 648 nodes
    15  DEL1010310021 0104Y6_03C5MK_Dx                    SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Unmanaged                        
    16  IBM0000000007 01AD733_Ax                          IBM Mellanox 40G 18 Port Data Fabric Switch                                      
    17  DEL1010310020 08D2C3_0VY69H_Dx                    SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed                          
    18  EMC0000000001 100-575-x50-00_Ax                   Mellanox 36-port QDR Infiniband Switch TLA MSX6790-QS2F2 Neptune-I                
    19  EMC1260110021 100-586-412-xx_Ax                   SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 12 QSFP ports; externally managed          
    20  EMC2760110021 100-586-636-xx_100-586-736-xx_Ax    SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP ports; non-blocking switching capacity of 4Tbps; unma
    21  EMC0000000006 105-575-016-00_Ax                   Mellanox SwitchX-2 based 36 port QDR Spine for SX65xx Chassis Switch              
    22  EMC0000000005 105-575-019-00_Ax                   Mellanox MSX6001TS SwitchX-2; 18 port QDR Leaf for SX65xx Chassis Switch          
    23  HP_0260120020 648311-B21_Bx                       HP BLc 4X FDR IB Managed Switch                                                  
    24  HP_0260310020 648311-B21_Cx                       HP BLc 4X FDR IB Managed Switch                                                  
    25  HP_1010110020 670770-B21_670769-B21_Ax            Mellanox IB FDR 36P RAF Managed Switch                                            
    26  HP_1010210020 670770-B21_670769-B21_Bx            Mellanox IB FDR 36P RAF Managed Switch                                            
    27  HP_1040000026 674281-B21                          Mellanox IB QDR Modular Fabric Board                                              
    28  HP_1040210026 674281-B21_Cx                       Mellanox IB QDR Modular Fabric Board                                              
    29  HP_1040210021 674282-B21_B1                       Mellanox IB FDR Modular Fabric Board                                              
    30  HP_1040000021 674282-B21                          Mellanox IB FDR Modular Fabric Board                                              
    31  HP_1030000026 674283-B21                          Mellanox IB QDR Modular Line Board                                                
    32  HP_1030210026 674283-B21_Cx                       Mellanox IB QDR Modular Line Board                                                
    33  HP_1030000021 674284-B21                          Mellanox IB FDR Modular Line Board                                                
    34  HP_1030210021 674284-B21_Bx                       Mellanox IB FDR Modular Line Board                                                
    35  HP_0290210017 689638-B21_Ax                       Mellanox SX1018HP Ethernet Switch                                                
    36  HP_0290212017 689638-B21_Bx                       Mellanox SX1018HP Ethernet Switch                                                
    37  HP_1010310029 712497-B21_712498-B21_Ax            Mellanox IB QDR/FDR10 36P Managed Switch                                          
    38  HP_1030111021 775144-001_Ax                       SwitchX-2 based 18-port QSFP FDR 1U unmanaged InfiniBand switch; R6; compatible to HP Apollo racks
    39  IBM0FF0120021 90Y3452_A2-A7_Bx                    ML3214 Mellanox Infiniband Switch for IBM BladeCenter                            
    40  IBM0FF0210021 90Y3452_Cx                          ML3214 Mellanox Infiniband Switch for IBM BladeCenter                            
    41  IBM1050110024 90Y3474_A1                          ML3214 Mellanox Ethernet Switch for IBM BladeCenter                              
    42  IBM1050212024 90Y3474_B1                          ML3214 Mellanox Ethernet Switch for IBM BladeCenter                              
    43  IBM1010110029 90Y3767_90Y3777_A1                  Mellanox SX6036 QDR/FDR10 InfiniBand Switch                                      
    44  IBM1010210029 90Y3767_90Y3777_Bx                  Mellanox SX6036 QDR/FDR10 InfiniBand Switch                                      
    45  IBM1040110026 90Y3789_A1                          Mellanox SX65xx QDR/FDR10 Spine Module                                            
    46  IBM1040210026 90Y3789_Bx                          Mellanox SX65xx QDR/FDR10 Spine Module                                            
    47  IBM1030110026 90Y3807_A1                          Mellanox SX65xx 18-port QSFP QDR/FDR10 InfiniBand Leaf Module                    
    48  IBM1030210026 90Y3807_Bx                          Mellanox SX65xx 18-port QSFP QDR/FDR10 InfiniBand Leaf Module                    
    49  H3C0000000001 9801A1E9_Ax                         H3C Mellanox SX1410 48x10Gb and 12x40Gb Ethernet Switch                          
    50  IBM1840111020 98Y6353_98Y6355_01LT123_Ax          SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP ports; X86 Managed; Subnet Manager for 648 nodes
    51  FJT0DC0102019 CA07156-0221_02                     IB-FDR Switch Module x 18 ports for BX900                                        
    52  FJT0DC0100019 CA07156-0221_A0_01                  IB-FDR Switch Module x 18 ports for BX900                                        
    53  HUA1750110017 DKBA41313161_Ax                     Huawei SwitchX-2 based 18-port QSFP 40GbE Ethernet Switch;16 Internal Ports; Managed with 460 EX PPC
    54  MT_2260110022 MMB7500_SX2_Ax                      X86 dual-core chassis management module; RoHS R6                                  
    55  MT_0000000099 MMB8500_SX2_Ax                      X86 dual-core chassis management module; RoHS R6                                  
    56  MT_1540110024 MSX1012B_Ax                         SwitchX-2 based 12-port QSFP+ 40GbE ; 1U Ethernet switch                          
    57  MT_2290110024 MSX1012P_Ax                         SwitchX-2 based 40GbE; 1U Open Ethernet Switch with ONIE; 12 QSFP+ ports; PPC460; RoHS6
    58  MT_0000000025 MSX1012X_Ax                         SwitchX-2 based 12-port QSFP+ 10GbE ; 1U Ethernet switch                          
    59  MT_1160130004 MSX1016X_A3                         SwitchX based 64-port SFP+ 10GigE; 1U Ethernet switch                            
    60  MT_1160312004 MSX1016X-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 64-port SFP+ 10GigE; 1U Ethernet switch                          
    61  MT_1160212027 MSX1024B-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 48-port SFP+ 10GbE; 12 port QSFP 40GbE; 1U Ethernet switch        
    62  MT_1160213027 MSX1024P-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 48-port SFP+ 10GbE; 12 port QSFP 40GbE; 1U Ethernet switch; ONIE pre-installed
    63  MT_1010310030 MSX1035B_C1                         SwitchX based 36-port QSFP 40GigE 1U Ethernet Lite L2 switch                      
    64  MT_1010310027 MSX1036B_C1                         SwitchX based 36-port QSFP 40GigE 1U Ethernet switch                              
    65  MT_1260110027 MSX1036B-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 36-port QSFP 40GigE 1U Ethernet switch                            
    66  MT_1260112027 MSX1036B-xxxS_S1_Ax                 SwitchX-2 based 40GbE 1U liquid cooled ready switch; 36 QSFP ports; non-blocking switching capacity of 7.2Tbps; M
    67  MT_1260111027 MSX1036P-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 36-port QSFP 40GigE 1U Ethernet switch ; ONIE pre-installed      
    68  MT_1490110004 MSX1400-Bxxx2_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based Ethernet Switch; 48-port SFP+ 10GbE; 12 port QSFP 40GbE; x86 CPU  
    69  MT_2390110004 MSX1400-Bxxx2O_Ax                   SwitchX-2 based Ethernet Switch; 48-port SFP+ 10GbE; 12 port QSFP 40GbE; x86 CPU  
    70  MT_2040110017 MSX1410_30-Bxxx2_Ax                 SwitchX-2 based 10GbE/40GbE Switch; 1U Open Ethernet switch with MLNX-OS; 48 SFP+ ports; 12 QSFP+ ports; x86 dual
    71  MT_2050110017 MSX1410-Bxxx2E_Ax                   SwitchX-2 based 48-port SFP+ 10GbE; 12 port QSFP+ 40GbE;x86 dual core;1U Development System with SDK
    72  MT_1500310024 MSX1700-Bxxx2_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 36-port QSFP 40GbE 1U Ethernet Switch; x86 CPU                    
    73  MT_2210110017 MSX1710-Bxxx2_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 40GbE; 1U Open Ethernet Switch with MLNX-OS; 36 QSFP+ ports; x86 dual core; RoHS6
    74  MT_2280110017 MSX1710-Bxxx2O_Ax                   SwitchX-2 based 40GbE; 1U Open Ethernet Switch with ONIE; 36 QSFP ports; x86 dual core; RoHS6
    75  MT_1030210021 MSX6001FR_B1                        18 port FDR Leaf for SX65xx Chassis Switch                                        
    76  MT_1030312021 MSX6001FS_Ax                        SwitchX-2 based 18 port FDR Leaf for SX65xx Chassis Switch                        
    77  MT_1030210026 MSX6001TR_B1                        18 port FDR10 Leaf for SX65xx Chassis Switch                                      
    78  MT_1030310026 MSX6001TS_Ax                        SwitchX-2 based 18 port FDR10 Leaf for SX65xx Chassis Switch                      
    79  MT_1040210021 MSX6002FLR_B1                       36 port FDR/56GigE VPI Spine forSX65xx Chassis Switch                            
    80  MT_1040312021 MSX6002FLS_Ax                       SwitchX-2 based 36 port FDR/56GigE VPI Spine forSX65xx Chassis Switch            
    81  MT_1040210026 MSX6002TBR_B1                       36 port FDR10/40GigE VPI Spine for SX65xx Chassis Switch                          
    82  MT_1040312026 MSX6002TBS_Ax                       SwitchX-2 based 36 port FDR10/40GigE VPI Spine for SX65xx Chassis Switch          
    83  MT_1270110020 MSX6012F_Ax                         SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 12 QSFP ports; Managed ; Subnet Manager for 648 nodes
    84  MT_1270111029 MSX6012F_WT_Ax                      SwitchX-2 based FDR IB; 12 QSFP ports; Managed ; Subnet Manager for 648 nodes; P1-2 LR4 enabled
    85  MT_1270110029 MSX6012T_Ax                         SwitchX-2 based FDR10 InfiniBand Switch; 12 QSFP ports; Managed ; Subnet Manager for 648 nodes
    86  MT_1240212020 MSX6018F-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 18 QSFP; Managed                          
    87  MT_1240213020 MSX6018F-xxxS_WT_Ax                 SwitchX-2 based InfiniBand to Ethernet 1U gateway; 18 QSFP+ ports; PPC460; RoHS6  
    88  MT_1240112029 MSX6018T-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based FDR-10 InfiniBand Switch; 18 QSFP; Managed                        
    89  LSE1010310021 MSX6025F-xxxS_LS_Ax                 SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand 1U Switch; 36 QSFP+ ports; unmanaged switch with support of mirroring and multi SW
    90  MT_1010210020 MSX6036F_B1                         SwitchX based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed                            
    91  MT_1010310020 MSX6036F-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed                          
    92  MT_1530310031 MSX6036G-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based 36-port QSFP 56GbE Managed InfiniBand to Ethernet gateway system  
    93  MT_1010110029 MSX6036T_A1                         SwitchX based FDR-10 InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed                          
    94  MT_1010210029 MSX6036T_B1                         SwitchX based FDR-10 InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed                          
    95  MT_1010310029 MSX6036T-xxxS_Ax                    SwitchX-2 based FDR-10 InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed                        
    96  MT_1840111020 MSX6710_20_30-Fxxx2_Ax              SwitchX-2 based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP ports; X86 Managed; Subnet Manager for 648 nodes
    97  MT_0000000145 MSX6710G-xxxxx_Ax                   Mellanox SwitchX-2 InfiniBand to Ethernet gateway; 36 QSFP+ ports; 2 Power Supplies (AC); x86 dual core;
    98  MT_1610110020 MT51312-VPI-D-EVB_Ax                Mellanox SwitchX-2 FDR InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet VPI Evaluation System
    99  MT_1550110001 MTX6000_Ax                          MetroX 1km long haul FDR10 InfiniBand switch; 16 long-haul and 16 downlink QSFP ports; Managed
   100  MT_1250110001 MTX6100_Ax                          MetroX 10km long haul FDR10 InfiniBand switch; 6 long haul QSFP+ ports; Managed  
   101  MT_1720110017 MTX6240_Ax                          MetroX 40km WDM lossless long haul 40GbE system; 2 long haul QSFP+ port; Managed  
   102  MT_1710110017 MTX6280_Ax                          MetroX 80km WDM lossless long haul 40GbE system; 1 long haul QSFP+ port; Managed  
   103  UT_0000000002 QXX1910006_Ax                       Ethernet Switch; L2/L3; Low latency; 10GbE/40GbE; 48 ports SFP; 12 ports QSFP; 2 Power Supplies (AC); 1RU; Short depth;
   104  MT_1160210020 SRDFSH36F_B1                        ** INTERNAL PRODUCT**** Sword Fish SwitchX based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed
   105  MT_1160312020 SRDFSH36F_C1                        ** INTERNAL PRODUCT**** Sword Fish SwitchX based FDR InfiniBand Switch; 36 QSFP; Managed
I posted the script to extract separate binaries in another thread https://forums.servethehome.com/ind...tom-mellanox-firmware-tips.10722/#post-250504


There are few SKUs that piqued my interest:
IBM1530310031 Mellanox SX6036G FDR14 IB/40GbE Gateway
MT_1240213020 SwitchX-2 based InfiniBand to Ethernet 1U gateway
MT_0000000145 Mellanox SwitchX-2 InfiniBand to Ethernet gateway
MT_1610110020 Mellanox SwitchX-2 FDR InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet VPI Evaluation System
MT_1010310030 SwitchX based 36-port QSFP 40GigE 1U Ethernet Lite L2 switch
MT_1010310027 SwitchX based 36-port QSFP 40GigE 1U Ethernet switch
HUA1750110017 Huawei SwitchX-2 based 18-port QSFP 40GbE Ethernet Switch

It seems like it should be possible to convert those dirt cheap EMC SX60x5 units into unmanaged 40/56GbE L2 switches just by flashing proper config for the SX ASIC firmware.

Who has access to the Mellanox support site? Can you help with downloading this firmware?
I have MSX6036F-2SRS switches.
Many thanks!
 

Mithril

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spend the extra $20 and get the sx6012
Mellanox MSX6012-2BFS SX6012 EMC 100-886-236-00 12-port switch with EMC OS | eBay

or $60 more and get an 18 port with hot swap power supplies and fans in the back (which the 12's don't come with). Also the 18 ports are noticeably quieter than the 12's btw
Mellanox MSX6018-2BFS SX6018 EMC 100-886-230-02 12-port switch with EMC OS | eBay
Whats the idle (or closest to it) power consumption between the two? I'm still looking at buying one and I was going to get the 12port, but if the 18 port is quieter AND uses less power (it seems to according to the PDFs) that sounds like a win-win to me. It's less about the power bill than it is about UPS runtime :D
 

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Whats the idle (or closest to it) power consumption between the two? I'm still looking at buying one and I was going to get the 12port, but if the 18 port is quieter AND uses less power (it seems to according to the PDFs) that sounds like a win-win to me. It's less about the power bill than it is about UPS runtime :D
I'll tell you when I get my 6018, once I've converted it my 6012 is going up for sale :)

Should be here sometime next week.
 
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Mithril

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I'll tell you when I get my 6018, once I've converted it my 6012 is going up for sale :)

Should be here sometime next week.
Looking forward to hearing about the comparison, I'm assuming that per-port occupancy would scale fairly closely (unless the power supplies in one are drastically better?)