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

Discussion in 'Networking' started by fohdeesha, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. NYCone

    NYCone New Member

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    I'm not sure what you're saying. I know how to configure dual mode.

    To be clear, I have my switch running with dual mode - no sweat.

    I thought the video was saying dual-mode is the old way of doing it, and there's a new method. I tried the new method and it failed.

    My question is: Is the firmware 08030t supposed to work as the video says, or is this firmware older, and not working as the video says it should.

    It's possible:
    1. I don't understand what the video says "The death of dual mode" (it may be saying dual mode is still the way to configure things and I missed that)
    2. The firmware I have is not what the video is about (Do I have a different firmware for the user in the video)
    3. The video is incorrect (perhaps it was made a long time ago, and the 08030t reinstated dual mode as the new way of doing things)
     
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  2. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

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  3. Terry Wallace

    Terry Wallace PsyOps SysOp

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    I love the succinctness of that reply
     
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  4. UKEE

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    Just a quick pop-in to say that I'm joining the party as a novice. Picked up an ICX 6450-24 to get 10Gbit into the house (don't need - just want).

    Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread but a special thanks to @fohdeesha for not only getting it started but to post so many helpful answers.

    By the way, it was posted by fohdeesha that some fool was still handing out licenses for these (need to 2 uplink ports turned to 10G instead of 1G). Still true? ;)

    Thanks everyone!
     
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  5. zanechua

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    @fohdeesha

    In your site, the section for the ICX6430, the ICX6430-C12 only accepts L2 firmware doesn't it? So shouldn't the firmware be
    ICX64S08030t ?
     
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  6. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

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    correct. the guide was written for the icx6430 / icx6450, which both run l3 firmware, which is why it has the l3 filenames. I didn't think anyone actually bought those c12 only versions. I suppose I could include a note underneath for those that do
     
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  7. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

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    actually even the full size 6430's won't run l3, I should probably add a note. to be fair though is anyone buying 6430s? they're the same price as an FCX with the same power draw and have none of the l3 features or a 10gbe slot. I guess the PoE versions are quieter than a PoE fcx
     
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  8. zanechua

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    I only bought the ICX6430-C12 because it was only $10 more than just buying the ICX7000-C12 rail mounts...
     
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  9. Hrast

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    I purchased a 6430-24 because it was fanless.
     
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  10. xm4rcell0x

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    Hi guys! i've a pfsense router and an icx6450 that manages guest vlan.
    Now i would to create a new vlan for IOT devices (tag 69) that's already configured and works fine with my unifi APs (I have connected amazon echo and broadlink rm4), the only thing i can't do is run a firestick wired (port 21) and a minipc for photovoltaic data (port 18). Where am I wrong? if i try to tag 1/1/18 and 1/1/21 it doesn't work....
    Code:
    !
    ver 08.0.30tT313
    !
    stack unit 1
      module 1 icx6450-24p-poe-port-management-module
      module 2 icx6450-sfp-plus-4port-40g-module
    !
    !
    !
    !
    vlan 1 name DEFAULT-VLAN by port
     router-interface ve 1
    !
    vlan 57 name Guest by port
     tagged ethe 1/1/2 ethe 1/1/7 ethe 1/2/1
    !
    vlan 69 name IoT by port
     tagged ethe 1/1/2 ethe 1/1/7 ethe 1/2/1
    !
    vlan 100 name Camera by port
     tagged ethe 1/1/2 ethe 1/2/1
    !
    !
    !
    !
    !
    mtu-exceed forward
    gig-default auto-gig
    aaa authentication web-server default local
    aaa authentication enable default local
    aaa authentication login default local
    hostname brocade6450
    ip dhcp-client disable
    ip dns domain-list 1
    ip dns server-address 10.10.20.1
    !
    username root password .....
    !
    !
    clock summer-time
    clock timezone gmt GMT+01
    web-management https
    web-management frame bottom
    !
    !
    !
    interface ethernet 1/1/1
     speed-duplex 1000-full-master
    !
    interface ethernet 1/1/2
     dual-mode
    !
    interface ethernet 1/1/3
     inline power priority 2
    !
    interface ethernet 1/1/7
     dual-mode
     inline power priority 2 power-by-class 4
    !
    interface ethernet 1/2/1
     dual-mode
    !
    interface ve 1
     ip address 10.10.20.2 255.255.255.0
    !
    !
    !
    !
    !
    !
    !
    !
    !
    end
    
    Code:
    Port       Link    State   Dupl Speed Trunk Tag Pvid Pri MAC             Name
    1/1/1      Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/2      Up      Forward Full 1G    None  Yes 1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/3      Up      Forward Full 100M  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/4      Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/5      Up      Forward Full 100M  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/6      Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/7      Up      Forward Full 1G    None  Yes 1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/8      Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/9      Up      Forward Full 100M  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/10     Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/11     Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/12     Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/13     Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/14     Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/15     Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/16     Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/17     Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/18     Up      Forward Full 100M  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/19     Up      Forward Full 1G    None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/20     Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/21     Up      Forward Full 100M  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/22     Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/23     Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/1/24     Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/2/1      Up      Forward Full 10G   None  Yes 1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/2/2      ERR-DIS None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/2/3      Down    None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    1/2/4      ERR-DIS None    None None  None  No  1    0   609c.9f16.7320
    mgmt1      Down    None    None None  None  No  None 0   609c.9f16.7320
    
      
    
     
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  11. anomaly

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    How is the actual power draw of a ICX7250-24P-2X10G? (at the wall with half the ports populated and, say, two POE+ devices)
    Thinking of consolidating a 6450-24 and a C12-PD into a single 7250-24P.
     
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  12. infoMatt

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    Most of the "consumer" devices do not understand tagged VLANs; if you want to move those devices off of the default VLAN1 to VLAN69 you have to set this as a untagged vlan of the interfaces, not a tagged one. ;)
     
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  13. jd.developer

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    Popping in to say I'm joining the ICX6610 club as well. Received the switch yesterday and it's been a wonderful device.

    My only question is: does anyone have a suggestion where to get a blank for the back power supply slot? I wanted to run the device with a single PSU instead of dual.
     
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  14. ewer0012

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    Just wanted to let everyone know that this eBay seller has a bunch of 6610s for sale. Accepting $125 Best Offer: techretire on eBay

    They all look to be in pretty good condition. 2x psu, 2x fans.
     
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  15. itronin

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    your link didn't take me there - I think it has something to do with how the STH interprets text and it overrode your link with its own. at least that seems to be what is happening for me.

    this one works and takes you to their ICX offerings. pretty inexpensive from where these beasties have been of late.
     
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  16. ewer0012

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    Weird, maybe it's because I posted from my phone browser. Thanks for posting a link that works, Ronin.

    I bet this seller would go lower than $125. I only want 1 more, otherwise I'd see if they'd take $100.
     
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  17. tommybackeast

    tommybackeast Active Member

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    I have a SuperMicro dedicated box (for either pfSense or Untangle) with AES-NI CPU

    for a network noob (me) might you have thoughts which is easier for a first time user? pfSense or Untangle?

    When you answer, might you explain the 'why' of your answer

    Thanks
     
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  18. infoMatt

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    pfSense is essentially a firewall-distro, you can configure interfaces, vlans, firewall rules, vpn tunnels and so on; Untangle is more of a IPS/UTM out of the box (but I don't have played with it long enough to evaluate it).
    If you need IPS functionalities, you'd better of considering Untagle (or other UTM like Sophos or Fortinet); if you don't plan on exposing services directly from home, and all you need is a "basic" edge firewall, pfsense is easier and achieves better performance, and of course is free.
     
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  19. tommybackeast

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    Thank you.

    As someone who has used either pfSense, Untangle, Sophos, etc : does pfSense provide any IPS/UTM aspects or will it only handle firewall, vlans, VPN? Or can pfSense do UTM aspects with add-ons ?
     
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  20. phl

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    @tommybackeast:

    Pfsense supports (many) addons, you can use Snort or Suricata for example if you need ids/ips functionnalites

    Just make sure your hardware is powerfull enough…
     
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