- Apr 22, 2015
We were all noobs at one time or another...noob Question: I have a Brocade 7250-48p. if I run 10Gig fiber cable from it to a " Brocade ICX7150-C12P " that is two stories up from the Brocade 7250.
My use case is : plugging a 10GBe Workstation into the 7150-C12P via DAC cable; and plugging 3 CAT6 cables as well to run 3 Workstations.
I know this is not called a stacked switch config; but is it called a 'branch switch' config?
(sorry for not knowing the correct term) -
QUESTION: can i just plug cables in and be good to go; or must I do "something" on the 7250 Top-of-Rack switch to properly setup the 7150-C12P as the "branch switch"?
How do you have your network configured? Are you using VLANs?
If your network is flat -- a single subnet; no VLANs -- then you ought to be able to just hook everything up and "Bob's your uncle".
If you're using VLANs, things are different. You'll need to configure trunk ports to connect the two switches. At least, I think of them as trunk ports... On Cisco switches you designate them with
switchport mode trunk, but I believe trunk means something completely different in the Brocade/Ruckus world.
Semantics aside, if you're using VLANs you need to configure specific ports to carry your tagged VLAN traffic between the two switches.
I use my ICX 7150-C12P much the way you seem to be planning to. I connect my office PC to one of its SFP+ ports (1/3/1), the other SFP+ port (1/3/2) connects via fiber to my shop switch (an ICX 6610-48P). This later port is configured as a trunk -- it carries tagged traffic for the 4 VLANs that I use. I've also configured the two non-PoE 'uplink' ports (1/2/1 & 1/2/2) as trunk ports; one connects to a Cisco SG350-10P switch in my living room, the other is unused.
Here's the relevant snippet from my startup config. You'll see ports 1/2/1, 1/2/2, and 1/3/2
taggedon very VLAN:
! vlan 1 name DEFAULT-VLAN by port router-interface ve 1 ! vlan 10 name Secure by port tagged ethe 1/2/1 to 1/2/2 ethe 1/3/2 untagged ethe 1/1/1 to 1/1/12 ethe 1/3/1 router-interface ve 10 ! vlan 20 name Gizmos by port tagged ethe 1/2/1 to 1/2/2 ethe 1/3/2 router-interface ve 20 ! vlan 30 name WiFi by port tagged ethe 1/1/12 ethe 1/2/1 to 1/2/2 ethe 1/3/2 router-interface ve 30 ! vlan 40 name Cameras by port tagged ethe 1/2/1 to 1/2/2 ethe 1/3/2 router-interface ve 40 !