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

Racheron

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Have you checked the routes, both in the L3 switch and in the clients?
Client route tables are fine. Their default route is through the Fortigate,

Brocade only has the /24 for its virtual interface configured. Guessing I need to add a route for the other /24, next hop being the lag?

Code:
oldboy(config-vif-1)#show ip route
Total number of IP routes: 1
Type Codes - B:BGP D:Connected O:OSPF R:RIP S:Static; Cost - Dist/Metric
BGP  Codes - i:iBGP e:eBGP
OSPF Codes - i:Inter Area 1:External Type 1 2:External Type 2
        Destination        Gateway         Port          Cost          Type Uptime
1       192.168.1.0/24     DIRECT          ve 1          0/0           D    3h17m
EDIT: Overthinking it, good lord yes that was it, it needed a route back to 192.168.2.0/24. I am so used to being in a BGP environment that I glossed over that. thank you sir.
 
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klui

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Hence, "use DuckDuckGo for your search engine". No more Google, evar. And Brave blocks all Google trackers by default as a bonus.
I use Duck as default, too. But on many occasions, especially for technical searches, Google gives more relevant results. It could be psychological, but I use Duck first and if it doesn't offer a solution I go to Google.

On browser, I just saw this post today from uBO's author: gorhill/uBlock
 

darthray

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Hello all,

I'm another new member who joined in just because of this thread. Thank you for putting this together! Still going through all the info (there's a *lot* of stuff in here!) but I'm already seeing a 6610 and a 7150-48ZP in my future.

It looks to me that folks are already providing some interesting solutions to noise on the 6610, so now I'm more curious about the 7150-48ZP. Specs indicate 52dB of noise, which is supposed to be louder than the 6610

Does the 7150 lend itself to fan replacement as easily as the 6450 (I believe I got that model right), or is it as strict as the 6610s?

Also, did anybody recently get a 7150-48ZP via best offer on eBay? I'm curious about current pricing.

Thanks!
 
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eduncan911

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The 7150-48zp has been a very rare beast, no real deals. Not enough people have gotten them to even start modding.

That seller has taken $500 for them. But, you can get two of the other switches for that price easy. And, you can mod the others to make them quiet (except the 6610).
 
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richtj99

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I am using the 10gb sfp+ port and found that if I am using int e 1/2/1 and have multiple vlans tagged but none untagged on my ve interface my devices are offline.

I just untagged 1/2/1 with vlan 16 and all untagged ports on vlan 16 started responding.

I am a little confused as I would have expected that 1/2/1 tagged on vlan16 would allow 1/1/10 to 1/30 all to have vlan16 connectivity.

So it didn't actually start working until I untagged 1/2/1 - is this the expected behavior?
 

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The 7150-48zp has been a very rare beast, no real deals. Not enough people have gotten them to even start modding.

That seller has taken $500 for them. But, you can get two of the other switches for that price easy. And, you can mod the others to make them quiet (except the 6610).
not quite a fair comparison since the ZP do have 16x2.5gbe with POH
 

Mark

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Yep, and that would be the reason to pay the premium.

But do you actually need PoH/2.5g? I posted the ebay link to the 7150-48ZP saying I'd really love to have one for future expansion. But, I don't need it now...
... I was most excited for the usb c port :D It does runs a lot cooler than the 6610 and yes its a little louder.
 

klui

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But do you actually need PoH/2.5g? I posted the ebay link to the 7150-48ZP saying I'd really love to have one for future expansion. But, I don't need it now...
Sure, for those who have WiFI 6 APs like the Ruckus R850. Last-gen or even older still does the job for me.
 

dennisp

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I'm 94 pages in and already ordered a pair of 6610 to replace the Cisco 3750 I use at home. Also I get to learn some new tech and hopefully save some power in the process. 100+ pages to go but I skipped ahead to say thanks to @fohdeesha for sharing all of this info.
It took a week but I made it through all 266 pages. In the meantime, my 6610s arrived and I've already got them configured to replace the 3750s this weekend. The 6610s have been great so far, the guides and info posted here are spot on and it isn't much of a change coming from Cisco ios.

Regarding the sound, here is how I would describe the Rev A 6610s in layman's terms for someone considering using these in living spaces:

- The sound at startup (full blast) is an unholy banshee wail. It's like someone using a dust buster or hair dryer in the same room as you. If you were on the phone you would need to go to another room. It would need to be in a detached building or behind multiple layers of drywall/cinder block to be acceptable at home.

- After it boots, the sound becomes much more tolerable. It is about the volume you would keep a white noise machine at while sleeping. The quality of the sound is worse than pure white noise though, the frequencies are a bit grating and depending on your room and listening position, you can hear some really annoying high pitched harmonics. You could have a call in the same room no problem, but people on the other end might hear some background noise. You could run this at home as long as it is in a separate room, but you would still hear it at night through a wall if you live in a very quiet area.

- I don't hear any appreciable difference between having one power supply plugged in vs. 2. Maybe very slightly quieter with 2 but no real change to perceived sound levels.

Hopefully that helps people trying to decide between the 6610 and some of the quieter options.
 

dennisp

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Oh and for people shopping for these now, I paid 165 each for the pair after tax and shipping, both with dual ears/fans/PSUs. The same seller has another pair up on ebay for the same bid - 269.99 plus shipping.
 

seatrope

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Hi all! Been enjoying my 6610 and 6450 for 2 years now. Rock solid and just upgrading to 40Gbe on the rear ports.

one question which I can seem to find the answer to:
is anyone able to upgrade 6610 firmware without using the isolated management port and a usb (serial) cable? Ie can it be done just by SSH into the switch? Fohdeesha’s guide was great on the initial setup but now I want to go from 8030sa to 8030u.

Thanks!!
 

Jason Antes

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Hi all! Been enjoying my 6610 and 6450 for 2 years now. Rock solid and just upgrading to 40Gbe on the rear ports.

one question which I can seem to find the answer to:
is anyone able to upgrade 6610 firmware without using the isolated management port and a usb (serial) cable? Ie can it be done just by SSH into the switch? Fohdeesha’s guide was great on the initial setup but now I want to go from 8030sa to 8030u.

Thanks!!
I can do it via BNA, not that it helps you in any way. that however, would indicate to me that you should be able to do it via SSH since that's what BNA uses in conjunction with SCP to transfer the image.
 

Vesalius

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Hi all! Been enjoying my 6610 and 6450 for 2 years now. Rock solid and just upgrading to 40Gbe on the rear ports.

one question which I can seem to find the answer to:
is anyone able to upgrade 6610 firmware without using the isolated management port and a usb (serial) cable? Ie can it be done just by SSH into the switch? Fohdeesha’s guide was great on the initial setup but now I want to go from 8030sa to 8030u.

Thanks!!
Yes I upgraded my 6450 to 8030u over ssh well after the initial setup following fohdeesha’s guide.
 

craig5571

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I use the icx 7250-24p , Version 08.0.92T213 ..

i have vonage for my phone service . i have been told my phone calls have been breaking up alot..
is there a way to setup QOS to fix this.. ( just trying to find out if this is the issue)

my setup is this

arris surfboard 8200 ( cable modem) --> Aruba 9004 (code 8.7 used as WLC and firewall) ---> ICX 7250p ( 24 port)

also webex calls where i use my jabra enc-010 headset ( usb headset with a MIC) also breakup when i connect audio on it.
 

seatrope

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I went back and looked at the full guide fohdeesha sent me. Somehow did not see this in the publicly available guide on his site, but voila, here it is on how exactly to do it without the whole serial thing.

From fohdeesha:
NOTE: If this switch has already been set up and configured with an IP and you just want to update the software/BL, use the files in the ZIP above to update the switch from inside the booted OS using:

#Skip this whole block if the switch has not yet been configured using this guide!

enable

copy tftp flash 192.168.1.8 grz10100.bin bootrom

copy tftp flash 192.168.1.8 FCXR08030sa.bin primary

##update the PoE firmware if you have PoE model.

inline power install-firmware stack-unit 1 tftp 192.168.1.8 fcx_poeplus_02.1.0.b004.fw

reload
 
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eduncan911

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I use the icx 7250-24p , Version 08.0.92T213 ..

i have vonage for my phone service . i have been told my phone calls have been breaking up alot..
is there a way to setup QOS to fix this.. ( just trying to find out if this is the issue)

my setup is this

arris surfboard 8200 ( cable modem) --> Aruba 9004 (code 8.7 used as WLC and firewall) ---> ICX 7250p ( 24 port)

also webex calls where i use my jabra enc-010 headset ( usb headset with a MIC) also breakup when i connect audio on it.
A quick search brought this up:


Which, is interesting because i was just wondering if these 7150s would do QoS for their VoIPs.
 

vpadro

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So I got a 6610 and a 7250, the 7250 sometimes goes full banshee and am thinking of replacing the fans with the ones that are recommended in this thread, but still can't decide which ones will be better since I'm located and Mexico and sometimes mouser or digi can ship them way down here depending on their current stock, so which fan (mechatronics, sunon, delta) would definitely get the most upvotes for future reference?

Also does anybody have a spare 6610's fan that could sell me in a reasonable price? $69.99 plus tax, shipping and custom duties ($95-110 USD) are way more that I'd like to spend on ebay.
 

rootpeer

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Hi, I have an ICX6610-24P-E on the way and I need some info about noise. I have searched the thread but did not find a definitive answer.

The switch has a single exhaust PSU and single exhaust fan module.

  1. Will adding a second PSU or a second fan module (or both) make it quieter?
  2. Do all Rev. PSUs (A, B, C, etc) come in both intake and exhaust versions?
If it is the same as a Dell R710 with one exhaust PSU and one exhaust fan, then I don't mind. But if it is going to be louder, please advise!