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

nlj

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FYI - Ruckus recently released FastIron 09.0.00a (interestingly, since someone at Ruckus mentioned they would go straight to 09.0.10 or similar). It seems to resolve a lot of the open bugs with 09.0.00 GA. I've updated to it on my 7250-24 (was previously on GA) and haven't had any issues, but I have a pretty basic config.
 

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That is running really hot...you're ok with that?
No, I turned it off shortly after until I can get more of those Noctuas installed and the case put back on it. it was running open with 0 fans on it during that screenshot, so no air being moved over it at all
 

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V9 is released for everything 7 series except the 7750, I would assume because it's the only PPC architecture switch remaining and is about to be eol if it isn't already. I'm sure they were tired of having to maintain both an arm build chain for everything and then a totally separate PPC chain just for the 7750
 

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I have 1x 6650, 2x 6610, and 2x 6450. Can these all be stacked together to operate a basically one single entity? The op’s post from page 1 says the 6650 can’t be stacked but I read that all units within the same family can be so I’m a little confused.

also how do I know when units are properly stacked? Initially I had just the two ICX 6610 and I connected the top 40Gb stacking port of oneto the bottom of the other and everything just “worked” but how do I know for sure these are “stacked” vs just two switches connected to each other? Both can still be ssh’d to independently by the different ip’s I set them up with initially and the documention said something like there wasn’t any special commands to run for stacking them.

Anyway just looking for some clarity on this and any other advice if it’s possible to stack all 5 and if not any do’s/don’ts when connecting them all together.

thanks in advance!
 

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I have 1x 6650, 2x 6610, and 2x 6450. Can these all be stacked together to operate a basically one single entity? The op’s post from page 1 says the 6650 can’t be stacked but I read that all units within the same family can be so I’m a little confused.

also how do I know when units are properly stacked? Initially I had just the two ICX 6610 and I connected the top 40Gb stacking port of oneto the bottom of the other and everything just “worked” but how do I know for sure these are “stacked” vs just two switches connected to each other? Both can still be ssh’d to independently by the different ip’s I set them up with initially and the documention said something like there wasn’t any special commands to run for stacking them.

Anyway just looking for some clarity on this and any other advice if it’s possible to stack all 5 and if not any do’s/don’ts when connecting them all together.

thanks in advance!
By same family we mean the sub-models of a given type. So any 6450 can stack with any other 6450, but not a 6610. So you can stack your 6450s together and your 6610s as a separate stack. The 6650 will be forever alone.
 

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Does anyone have a link to the correct console cable to use for the 6610 and 6650 series?

There was a link earlier in this thread to ebay but its no longer working.
 

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V9 is released for everything 7 series except the 7750, I would assume because it's the only PPC architecture switch remaining and is about to be eol if it isn't already. I'm sure they were tired of having to maintain both an arm build chain for everything and then a totally separate PPC chain just for the 7750
Well that puts a damper on my desire to hunt down a 7750, assuming I still have my 7150s and 7450 when v9 becomes recommended GA. I was thinking of a 7750-26Q (or a -48F since is has 6x QSFP, but the additional 6x QSFP module tends to be like $500), so would a Arista DCS-7050QX-32S be a better choice? I can certainly find them for a lower price than the handful of 7750-26Q's I see on eBay. I'm going to need at least 6, maybe 8x 40G and 40G to 4x10G breakout support since I'll have more 10G devices than my 7450 will. The 7650 and 7850, when they've been available, have been waaaay out of my price range.
 

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Well that puts a damper on my desire to hunt down a 7750, assuming I still have my 7150s and 7450 when v9 becomes recommended GA. I was thinking of a 7750-26Q (or a -48F since is has 6x QSFP, but the additional 6x QSFP module tends to be like $500), so would a Arista DCS-7050QX-32S be a better choice? I can certainly find them for a lower price than the handful of 7750-26Q's I see on eBay. I'm going to need at least 6, maybe 8x 40G and 40G to 4x10G breakout support since I'll have more 10G devices than my 7450 will. The 7650 and 7850, when they've been available, have been waaaay out of my price range.
7050QX-32S are great switches - full x86_64 management plane, the 32S variant (versus the plain 32) can run the absolute latest EOS, and EOS is great to work with. prefer it to fastiron. two or three times as much RAM, can stick SSDs in them, can run container and KVM vm's on them, etc
 

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so . . . i have a 6450-48P.
And, i have just received my 10G RJ-45 SFP module (ubiquiti UF-RJ45-10G).
But it seems my cable isn't stable enough to support it, as the link goes up and down. (don't have the ability right now to replace cable due to having to open up the driveway)
At 1Gb it is stable. So wanted to try at 2.5 and 5Gb, but i do not seem to have that option.
Is that option even available?
 
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7050QX-32S are great switches - full x86_64 management plane, the 32S variant (versus the plain 32) can run the absolute latest EOS, and EOS is great to work with. prefer it to fastiron. two or three times as much RAM, can stick SSDs in them, can run container and KVM vm's on them, etc
What variant of Arista would you recommend over the 7750-48F, that is current and can run latest EOS?
 

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so . . . i have a 6450-48P.
And, i have just received my 10G RJ-45 SFP module (ubiquiti UF-RJ45-10G).
But it seems my cable isn't stable enough to support it, as the link goes up and down. (don't have the ability right now to replace cable due to having to open up the driveway)
At 1Gb it is stable. So wanted to try at 2.5 and 5Gb, but i do not seem to have that option.
Is that option even available?
If you look back a few pages in this thread someone was talking about successfully using a 2.5G SFP+ transceiver in what I think was a 6610. It's about the transceiver.
 

Caennanu

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If you look back a few pages in this thread someone was talking about successfully using a 2.5G SFP+ transceiver in what I think was a 6610. It's about the transceiver.
Right, found it and gotcha.
No support for autosensing, gotta 'hardwire' lower speeds.
oh well :D
 

LodeRunner

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What variant of Arista would you recommend over the 7750-48F, that is current and can run latest EOS?
Maybe the 7050SX? The 7050QX-32S supports breakout; based on prices on eBay it would be cheaper, even accounting for needing passive optical breakouts and a patch panel.

Here's an EoS/EoL sheet which lists replacement models: End-of-Sale-Quick-Reference-Guide.pdf (arista.com)
That appears somewhat out of date, so here's Arista's EoS notices: Advisories & Notices - Arista
 
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Kevlar

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Official noob man here. I am having trouble with the transfer timing out when I attempt to install the new bootloader on my 6610 from the tftp server. I went through the whole thread and found one other dude who had the same issue but it was because his firewall was enabled. I already tried doing it with my firewall disabled (as that fixed it for him) and, son of a biscuit, it still didn't work. I have tried multiple ethernet cables for the connection from the management port to the network and from my laptop to the network but to no avail. I'll try another cable each tomorrow and see but I'm doubting that is the fix at this point.

I saw someone else who had a kind of similar issue and it was because they had some sort of janky digit-ery where their mac address should have been, so I checked mine and it seemed (to my untrained eye) to be formatted correctly for a mac address. I'm really hoping this is just some stupid thing I've overlooked but I just can't figure out what that might be at this point.