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

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  1. Zervun

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    Great thanks
     
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  2. FRPII

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    What did the spare PSUs set you back?
     
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  3. Zervun

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    50 bucks a piece - took a little bit of poking around on ebay on rps15 and or the serial numbers
     
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  4. MoMeanMugs

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    Does anyone know where to get the 4-post mounting kit for the ICX6650? I've looked on eBay, but I can't find anything there. Google fails me as well.
     
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  5. Zervun

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    Do a search for my name in this thread - I posted a place where I got them at. They are not very cheap. I think someone responded shortly after I posted with a place that was slightly cheaper
     
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  6. MoMeanMugs

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    Thanks for the tip, Zervun. You're certainly on point that they aren't cheap! I'll have to hunt around, but at least I have the correct part number now.
     
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  7. tommybackeast

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    Have you made any ICX7250 rack ears?
     
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  8. tommybackeast

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    Before I found this site and got a Brocade 6450, I had bought an Aruba S2500 from Ebay where Seller posted "cleaned and checked by a certified professional"

    Aruba Switch arrived, I removed the cover to look at it; and there was so much dust on everything, I could write my name in the inside dust. Had the seller pay me to ship it back for refund.
     
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  10. tommybackeast

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    It was written "
    SFP/Optics Information
    Brocade does not restrict the use of optics by manufacturer, they'll take anything given it's the right protocol. However optical monitoring information is disabled unless it sees Brocade or Foundry optics.

    So if you want to see information like this :

    telnet@Route2(config)#sh optic 5
    Port Temperature Tx Power Rx Power Tx Bias Current
    +----+-----------+--------------+--------------+---------------+
    5 32.7460 C -002.6688 dBm -002.8091 dBm 5.472 mA
    Normal Normal Normal Normal


    If i wish to use basic Twinax cable, is it safe to assume they will not provide optical information as shown above?

    Is there such as thing as 0.5m or 1m Brocade Twinax cable?
     
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  11. infoMatt

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    Twinax cables won't show statistics about transmission and receiving power... as they don't have strictly speaking a transmission interface! They simply join together the TX/RX differential pairs from one SFP cage to the other (think of them as a glorified DB11 "null modem" cable).
     
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  12. eleitl

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    Yay, my ICX6610 off eBay landed yesterday. Compact/heavy bugger.

    Looks in good shape (not too scratched up, the ports look fine), fired it up: 80-85 W idle. Fan noise very acceptable, once settled down.

    Now on to upgrading the beast to the gills this weekend.
     
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  13. maes

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    Sorry I haven't, I don't have any to base a model on.
     
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    I'm a 10Gb newbie...started reading this thread and couldn't resist. I picked up a ICX7250-48 on ebay today. I started to build my console cable and excited to get playing.
     
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  15. Switchback028

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    Well if you need a second one I am selling my 7250-48 :p
     
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  16. epicurean

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    why? Don't you like it?
     
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  17. tommybackeast

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    is it a 7250-48 or 7250p ?
     
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  18. tommybackeast

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    Thank you. I have discovered there are Brocade Twinax cables.

    So would you statement of "Twinax cables won't show statistics about transmission and receiving power..." also apply even to Brocade branded Twinax cables ?

    Given what you wrote, my guess would be nope - no Twinax regardless of mfg will show power transmission specs.
     
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  19. BobTB

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    What about Brocade ICX7250-48P ? Some are around 250-300$ which is not too expensive. Probably needs some expensive license to enable all the optical ports to be 10GB ?
     
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  20. katilinus

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    I hope I am not giving anyone bad info, but follow the guide listed here - it was tested already by the forum members and I already applied it on the 24P model.
    What I could not find (yet) is someone who has successfully replaced the 7250 internal fans with something safe but quieter. Still looking at part numbers.
     
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