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

shank

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It's possible your connectors are dirty/marginal. Hopefully not damaged. Physically inspect for damage and clean them.
Had a look and cleaned them out, one switch and cable are completely new. Tried swapping them all around and cleaning, no good.
Also tried jumping into ESXi and forcing the duplex and speed to see if it would come up, no good there either.
 

dbudd424

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So my Brocade ICX 6610 48P showed up the other day. Bought from ses_global_electronics on Ebay. They left the asset tag on it and it was looks like it came out of a Hospital/Clinic in San Diego. One of the mounting ears are bent but I had already picked up some rails for it since some reported this switch was a bit on the heavy side. Came with two delta power supplies Rev. A. Also came with 1 Brocade 10ge SR transceiver.

I was kind of shocked at how quite this is with Rev. A since some reported it was louder then the other rev. This will be replacing my current Dell PowerConnect 6248 which seems way louder then the ICX 6610 but we will see once its loaded up.

Booted up and configured without any issues thanks to Fohdessha guide. all front SFP+ ports are showing up as 10gb.

Picked up a NetApp 112-00177 sas cable for a direct 40gb connect to my unraid box.

Now I just need to work on getting 10gb spf+ cards to fill out the rest of my servers and my personal computer.

Getting closer to finally being able to upgrade my ISP to 2gb.



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Jason Antes

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Following because I'm having the same issue, except that mine never worked in the first place. At first I assumed I got a bad cable, but now I've tried with 3 different QSFP->4xSFP+ DAC cables (1 Dell branded Amphenol, 2 10GTek), and none of them will link up.

I do see further up in the thread that someone managed to physically break their QSFP ports, and I suppose it's possible that happened to mine before I bought it on Ebay. But I can see the cables with 'show media' so I don't think that's too likely

The only slightly odd thing I notice is that show media lists the cables as 40gbe, rather than 10gbe breakouts (as I've seen some people's listings in this thread show). Is this normal, or could it possibly be that the cables misidentifying is causing the switch to not try to link up?

telnet@6610-livingroom>show media ethernet 1/2/7
Port 1/2/7:Type : 40GBASE-Passive Copper
Vendor Name: 10Gtek Serial Num: Q191100300070 Revision: 01
telnet@6610-livingroom>show media ethernet 1/2/2
Port 1/2/2:Type : 40GBASE-Passive Copper
Vendor Name: Amphenol Serial Num: CN04Y04W7AG40ME Revision: A
OIn my 6610 it doesn't see 2 of the ports anymore of the 4 ports on the breakout cables. I've changed cables and even swapped DAC and Active FC breakouts, same 2 ports don't come up. Mind you, those ports had worked for a bit and then went down after a few days to never come back up again. Still haven't figured it out, even reboots don't change it.
 

JacobRhea

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its a very basic setup, if you follow the vyos documentation. configure your interfaces, add a static route, add NAT rules, configure firewall. and any other services you want or need. i've been running vyos as my main fw/router for 4+ years now after growing weary of pfsense and its complete lack of a CLI, missing support for VLANs on Xenserver, etc.
or i can send you my basic config if that would help get you started.
Would you mind posting or PMing me the basic config you're running on VyOS? I'm working on getting it setup myself and would love to have something to reference.
 

moto316

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Is this accurate for a PoE model? Won an auction for a ICX7250-24P. Switch came as described (says ICX7250-24P on the front), but show version says otherwise and I can't find any references to PoE in the show tech-support output. Also running show inline power returns nothing.
 

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LodeRunner

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This is a 7250-24P I have access to:
Code:
SSH@core>sh ver
  Copyright (c) Ruckus Networks, Inc. All rights reserved.
    UNIT 1: compiled on Dec 28 2020 at 20:20:54 labeled as SPR08092e
      (33554432 bytes) from Primary SPR08092e.bin (UFI)
        SW: Version 08.0.92eT213
      Compressed Primary Boot Code size = 786944, Version:10.1.18T215 (spz10118)
       Compiled on Mon Jul 13 08:53:15 2020

  HW: Stackable ICX7250-24-HPOE
==========================================================================
UNIT 1: SL 1: ICX7250-24P POE 24-port Management Module
      Serial  #:
      Software Package: ICX7250_L3_SOFT_PACKAGE
      Current License: l3-prem-8X10G
      P-ASIC  0: type B344, rev 01  Chip BCM56344_A0
==========================================================================
UNIT 1: SL 2: ICX7250-SFP-Plus 8-port 80G Module
==========================================================================
1000 MHz ARM processor ARMv7 88 MHz bus
8192 KB boot flash memory
2048 MB code flash memory
2048 MB DRAM
STACKID 1  system uptime is 72 day(s) 15 hour(s) 4 minute(s) 43 second(s)
The system started at 05:12:19 GMT+00 Mon Apr 05 2021

The system : started=warm start   reloaded=by "reload"
Power info:
Code:
SSH@core#sh poe det

Power Supply Data On unit 1:
++++++++++++++++++

Power Supply Data:
++++++++++++++++++

Power Supply #1:
        Max Curr:       6.9 Amps
        Voltage:        54.0 Volts
        Capacity:       370 Watts
        PoePower:       370 Watts
 
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nemster

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has anyone experience with running a icx6450 without the fans?
will it crash or do i simply risk a shorter lifespan?
 

SuperMiguel

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New around here, just got a 6610, what cable i need to connect to the console of this thing? Regular USB to RJ45 serial? or special cable?

Something like this?


USB-c to work with mac without adapter
 

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New around here, just got a 6610, what cable i need to connect to the console of this thing? Regular USB to RJ45 serial? or special cable?

Something like this?


USB-c to work with mac without adapter
6610 uses regular rj45 serial like cisco
 

sergi0

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Hi,
I just got a 6450-24p to replace an old netgear. I buy a RJ45-USB serial cable (Prolific PL2303GT) and try to apply Fohdeesha HowTo, but I was not able to get a prompt using Putty. The serial cable is mapped on COM1 and soon after I the power plug in the swith, I hit "b", but nothing happen at all.
I can confirm the switch boot as after a short time, the RJ45 port connected to a laptop start blinking.
Did I miss something or did I have the wrong serial cable ?
S.
 

LodeRunner

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Do you have the right serial settings? If there’s no text output then you have:
- a bad serial cable
- a bad console port
- wrong port settings

I suppose a brand new serial adapter could also be bad.
 

ccie4526

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There were a large number of counterfeit PL2303 chips that were manufactured over the last several years, and Prolific's drivers for Win10 detect and basically don't allow communication through those counterfeit chips. I specifically went with FTDI chip USB to Serial adapters for that reason. I'm using one of those right now with a standard Cisco DB9 to RJ45 serial cable, and have had no issues talking to my 6450-24P. In fact already have it fully flashed up per @fohdeesha 's the wonderful step-by-step guide.
 
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sergi0

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I'll try another cable. Do you have a precise reference in mind ? Something I can order via Amazon and test quickly ?
S.
 

tozmo

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I'll try another cable. Do you have a precise reference in mind ? Something I can order via Amazon and test quickly ?
S.
I used this to hack into my 7450

 
I have a 6450-24p and 7150-c12p that I would like to stack. Firstly, does fastiron support linear stacking (aka chain stacking)? With the limitations of my system and only two switches I really don't need a ring and redundancy is impossible. Second, can the uplink ports on the 7150-c12 be used for stacking? If so, what are the cli commands?

Ultimately I'd like to do a linear stack using one 10g SFP+ connection, but for now I'd like to just get it up and running in a linear stack if possible with a gigabit port.

Thanks guys,
craigr
 
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