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

Wolfstar

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I know the 7450 could go EOL at any time, but it still gets me 1+ year ahead of the 6610 on bug/security fixes.
Given who one of Brocade/Ruckus/Commscope's customers is for the 7450 and how widely they've deployed them, it is very unlikely they will EOL the 7450 any time soon. The organization I work for has literally thousands of them deployed - I believe last count I saw was over 5,000 hostnames, with a fair chunk of them being stacks (so more than that for total chassis).

That should generally apply to any 7xxx Brocade at this point though.
 
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hey everyone, I'm dealing with some medical issues irl so I may be out of commission/MIA for a while. I will try to get to licensing PMs when I can, if it takes a couple days don't worry, there's still some left. I'm sure members like wolfstar and infomatt will still be around to help
 

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Given who one of Brocade/Ruckus/Commscope's customers is for the 7450 and how widely they've deployed them, it is very unlikely they will EOL the 7450 any time soon. The organization I work for has literally thousands of them deployed - I believe last count I saw was over 5,000 hostnames, with a fair chunk of them being stacks (so more than that for total chassis).

That should generally apply to any 7xxx Brocade at this point though.
Good to know. Ruckus did kill off the 32ZP, though: EoL End-of-Life Notice: Ruckus ICX 7450-32ZP and 7450-32ZP-E models | Technical Documents | Ruckus Wireless Support

Guessing it was not the most popular or profitable model.
 

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hey everyone, I'm dealing with some medical issues irl so I may be out of commission/MIA for a while. I will try to get to licensing PMs when I can, if it takes a couple days don't worry, there's still some left. I'm sure members like wolfstar and infomatt will still be around to help
Take care mate, hopefully you have a speedy recovery!
 

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hey everyone, I'm dealing with some medical issues irl so I may be out of commission/MIA for a while. I will try to get to licensing PMs when I can, if it takes a couple days don't worry, there's still some left. I'm sure members like wolfstar and infomatt will still be around to help
Hey man, best of luck, hope you're well.
 
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hey everyone, I'm dealing with some medical issues irl so I may be out of commission/MIA for a while. I will try to get to licensing PMs when I can, if it takes a couple days don't worry, there's still some left. I'm sure members like wolfstar and infomatt will still be around to help
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Take care of you and your family ;)
 
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koisama

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Does anyone know a good place to look for spare power supplies and fans for icx6610? Ebay has a few listed, but prices look a bit extreme.

hey everyone, I'm dealing with some medical issues irl so I may be out of commission/MIA for a while.
Get well soon!
 
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blinkenlights

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Does anyone know a good place to look for spare power supplies and fans for icx6610? Ebay has a few listed, but prices look a bit extreme.
Not intending this as an insult, but what prices are "extreme" to you? I configured my non-PoE 7450 for intake airflow (back to front), so these are the higher fan speed "-I" models:
* Fan module - ICX6610-FAN-I - $69.99 +s/h *TESTED* Brocade ICX6610-FAN-I Power-supply-side intake airflow fan | eBay
* PSU - RPS15-I - $65.00 *TESTED* Brocade ICX6610-FAN-I Power-supply-side intake airflow fan | eBay

I did not find those prices unexpected. My only caveat is that you should really try to get "Rev C" power supplies if possible - much quieter.

Also, this may sound crazy at first, but it may make sense for your situation.. you could probably find a spare ICX6610 with all the same modules as yours for less than double the combined price of one fan and one PSU module. If you are in it for the long haul, it might make sense to have a parts donor/sandbox chassis available. For an added bonus, you could even play around with stacking them...
 
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bbqdt

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Is there a definitive guide for moding the fans on the ICX7250 to silence it? Like exactly the fans to get and how to wire them?

I've spent an hour or so looking and can only find guides for the 6450.
 

boghea

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Hello all,

Maybe this is a simple task, but can anyone help me to delete a ve interface on a VLAN? Another option maybe renaming it from ve 3 to ve 9 to correlate it to the vlan number. I searched but I could not find how to do it.

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LodeRunner

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Hello all,

Maybe this is a simple task, but can anyone help me to delete a ve interface on a VLAN? Another option maybe renaming it from ve 3 to ve 9 to correlate it to the vlan number. I searched but I could not find how to do it.

Thanks
Just tested on my 7150:
Code:
conf t
vlan x
no router-interface ve x
router-interface ve y
You can put an arbitrary number for the ve. Unsure if there is a limit.

In the CLI, basically any command can be undone by prefixing 'no' to it.

@fohdeesha: Get well soon!
 

IronTek

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I just bought a ICX6450-48P. Is there any sort of good 'getting started' guide out there? I just want to run it as a Level 2 switch with POE.
 

Wolfstar

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I just bought a ICX6450-48P. Is there any sort of good 'getting started' guide out there? I just want to run it as a Level 2 switch with POE.
You mean, other than the one Fohdeesha linked in the first few posts?

If you're looking for a command reference, Ruckus has basically everything you could ask for available on their website, with - at most - a free login required to see it (much of it doesn't even need that). Otherwise, play with it. If you're not doing VLANs, it should work out-of-the-box anyhow.
 
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