If you have old platform, like SM X9, sr-iov doesn't work on CX-4 LX cards. It probably looks for sr-iov bios option that doesn't exist. If bios has specific sr-iov option, it will work since it's working on H11 board.I have CX-3 and ESXi 6.7, will probably upgrade to ESXi 7 at some point in which case I would invest in a CX-4 or even CX4-Lx - just so I can use the SR-IOV features
I recently grabbed myself this HP card (it's actually a rebranded ConnectX-3 and there are instructions on this forum for how to flash it to Mellanox firmware) and this QSFP+ to SFP+ adapter.I've got an ICX-6610-48P on the way along with some mikrotik S+RJ10 SFPs that I'm planning on using to create a 10G link over CAT6 to a Mikrotik CRS305-1G-4S+IN that will sit on my desk. The final piece of my puzzle is the link from the switch to the desktop. From this thread it seems like the best bet is a ConnectX-3 (is that still the case?). I'm just not sure what I need to buy for the QSFP (??) to Mikrotik. I'd prefer to go fiber. If anyone could point me to the correct parts and cable I need to do 10G from the Mikrotik to the Desktop I'd appreciate it.
Well it's more for playing with it, Testing some stuff out since I haven't found a 7250 yet (I'm located in EU, so sadly there is longer between 7250 at a good price)No, but I have 4 * 7250 in a stack. If you have any question, just ask maybe I can help. I really like 7250.
I had the same experience this morning! Bought an ICX7150-C12P 32 days ago on eBay... this morning it suddenly died. When I tested it I found that the front panel LED's briefly flash when it's plugged in, same as you. So now I'm off to find a new power supply. Thanks for the link.I recently picked up an ICX7150-C12P on Ebay. It managed to boot once and then all it would do is flash the leds once when you plugged it in and that was about it. Found the reddit thread recommending this PS SL Power LB130S56K 56V 2.32 130W Power Supply 689192481516 | eBay. FYI they don't go for 30 bucks any more
After receiving the replacement supply and removing the old supply, I slid off the plastic mounting retention from the pins (they are tight but it can be done) and flipped them so the output cables were correct. I also took the old AC input retention plastic and installed it on the new power supply so the ac input cable fit correctly.
This fixed the booting issue. After booting with installed firmware 08060d the console log continuously spewed POE power errors. Since this is still the non-ufi based firmware, I had to upgrade to the non-ufi 08090b first and install the new bootloader. After a reboot the POE firmware was upgraded automatically. Error messages were now gone. I then upgraded to the ufi version of 08090b and rebooted. This allowed me to install the latest 08092b ufi only firmware and the 7150 has been working great the last couple of days.
Looking at the original power supply, it seems heat dissipation was an afterthought with all the conductive thermal pads added along with all the shrink wrapped metal bars that were on top of the mosfets(didn't look up the part number so don't quote me on this) to increase contact to the aluminum frame of the original power suppply. I have actually never seen thermal pads this thick before. Really bad design.
Thanks to this forum and @fohdeesha 's posts on these switches which are a hell of a deal.
I would test jacks 21 & 22, but if they link and pass traffic, I wouldn't give it a second thought.I just noticed in the photos of the unit I bought (had to zoom in) that the metal plate that covers one section of the RJ45 plugs is damaged. How concerned should I be about this?
IMHO, do not worry... It is just a grounding metal sheet around the real structure of the ports underneath, nothing to worry about.I just noticed in the photos of the unit I bought (had to zoom in) that the metal plate that covers one section of the RJ45 plugs is damaged. How concerned should I be about this?
Or maybe when removing one the latch catched the rim of the grounding sheet and tore it apart... It is strange nonetheless.it's funny, it looks more like the entire bottom section was purposefully snipped off rather than broken. wonder if the previous user had some weird cables that weren't fitting or something