I have a stupid question: Does it make any sense to stack 2x switches that are on opposite sides of a building, or in out buildings? A core switch and a secondary one. As in to be able to admin them both at once since they'd likely share common stuff like VLANs and network settings.
Or does stacking only make sense for uses where the switches are sitting in the same rack, closet or close proximity and serving the same type of general purpose LAN stuff?
Do you strictly speaking need the 10G uplink for the garage, or could you get away with gigabit? 6430s are absurdly cheap these days, so that might be a option. I don't know as I'd try getting one for just the PoE board as they likely don't match up right, but if all you need is power and not throughput...
Thanks for the recommendation! I run a small business out of the garage, so while nothing earth shattering I'd like to keep it 10G to help with moving files around. I'm basically an overkill guy. 10G really isn't needed for anything I do but since I'm going to waste the time and energy to install fiber between the locations, and buy $15 in Brocade SPF+'s, I guess I might as well do 10G lol.
I'll have to see if someone can identify the POE board from a 6430 and maybe it's a match?
That would be pretty cool! But in reality I'm likely better off buying a 24 port POE 6450 off of eBay and trying to sell my 'POE broken' 48 port 6450 instead. I don't need 48 ports in the garage and I never mind saving some power and heat with the equipment.
I know it was posted in this thread before; but, I was unable to find it.
Here's the pinout for the ICX 7250 and 7450 serial cable. It's really only 3 soldering points from an old mini-USB cable you may have.
Cool, good info! Wish I had it a few weeks back. For mine I was impatient and got all McGuyver on it lol.
Cut off mini-USB cable to CAT6 keystone jack to normal RJ45 terminal serial adapter to USB serial adapter to Putty on laptop. It took about 15 mins of experimentation to get the pinout matched 100% but fortunately worked!