Just install SPR. That way if you ever want to experiment, it doesn't require a firmware update and reload.What is recommended for firmware L2(sps) or L3(spr)? I will be running some vlans which pfsense is handling the routing on at the moment so should I just stick to L2?
Not in any meaningful way that I'm aware of. Fohdeesha's guides assume SPR since it has you assign an IP to a VE. I haven't had to reference it in a while, so I don't recall if he has the L2 only steps in there as well. Probably does, it's pretty thorough.Is the sps easier to setup or perform better?
Not sure if the other switches are different but the 7250 has the following pinout for the miniusb port.Looking for a little help creating a console cable for the brocade switches. I've searched through the thread and saw other examples but for whatever reason my cable does not appear to work.
I hacked up a micro usb cable and attached its wiring to a RJ45 keystone. Green to pin 6, White to pin 3. Red & Black to nothing. And connected that to a cisco RJ45 to USB console cable.
Am I doing something wrong with the wiring?
I still think you are missing a ground which could cause you issues. It probably works because you have an electrical ground through your home that commons up the 2 devices but I wouldn't count on it and could even cause damage if you get too much of a differential between the devices.That worked! Thank you!
If you power cycle it with console cable active, do you even see the boot loader?When I got home today my entire network was down and my ICX 6610 had the fans at 100%, so I unplugged and replugged it into power; the fans still stuck at full bore, and the activity lights on the SFP ports are solid green. I cannot see it on the network anymore and I tried using a console cable but it's no longer working either.
Anyone have any troubleshooting suggestions? I feel like it may just be a noisy brick now.
show interface brief ethernet 1/2/1 to 1/2/5
Port Link State Dupl Speed Trunk Tag Pvid Pri MAC Name 1/2/1 Up Forward Full 40G 13 Yes N/A 0 redacted redacted 1/2/2 Down None None None None No 1 0 redacted redacted 1/2/3 Down None None None None No 1 0 redacted redacted 1/2/4 Down None None None None No 1 0 redacted redacted 1/2/5 Up Forward Full 10G None No 1 0 redacted
***** Warning! stack is not enabled. ***** T=22d20h53m31.8: alone: standalone, D: dynamic cfg, S: static ID Type Role Mac Address Pri State Comment 1 S ICX6610-48P alone redacted 0 local None:0 +---+ 2/1| 1 |2/6 +---+ Current stack management MAC is redacted
stack unit 1 module 1 icx6610-48p-poe-port-management-module module 2 icx6610-qsfp-10-port-160g-module module 3 icx6610-8-port-10g-dual-mode-module
Should make that a VM template and get it uploaded.Picked up a 7150-24p and got it updated and licensed using your guide! Thanks!
I also managed to get Brocade Network Advisor installed on linux (centos 7). Turns out that all the config files/scripts were written on a Windows system with DOS line endings, which linux does NOT like. Luckily there is a handy command to convert them.
Run install.bin, but when you reach the end, choose not to run the Configuration Wizard. Once that is done, install dos2unix from the standard repo (yum install dos2unix). Next, cd to /opt/Network_Advisor_IP14_2_12 and run "find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 dos2unix" which will search through the entire directory and convert all text files to the correct Unix format.
Once that completes, run "bin/configwizard" and follow the instructions to configure BNA!
If you want to run it as a server, you'll need to modify the firewall to allow access.
You could by any of several of the ICX line that are fairly cheap to do that.I tried searching this thread for ideas on expanding sfp+ ports on these switches. Would a cheap L2 only SFP+ switch uplinked to a icx7250 do the trick or is there an affordable brocade option for getting more sfp+ ports?
Would you mind sharing how you secured the 3rd fan on top of the ASIC heatsink? I'm looking to do something similar, but am unsure of the best way to more forward.For my 7250-24P, I started with replacing the rear fans with 2x MF40201V3-1000U-G99. I found that the fans were near silent when running at speed 1, but it would intermittently kick up into speed 2 when the ASIC hit a high enough temp. This sits in a rack right next to me, so I added 1x MF60101V3-1000U-A99 that sits directly on top of the ASIC heatsink and is tapped into the constant 12v to the mainboard, and it never kicks into speed 2 now, even sitting in my rack that runs ~80F inside.