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

Discussion in 'Networking' started by fohdeesha, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Stephan

    Stephan IT Professional

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2017
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    34
    Energy must be very cheap where you live!
     
    #1221
  2. boghea

    boghea New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2018
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hello all,

    Apologizes if this is the wrong place to post my question, but I am curious if anybody can advise if SFP+ Brocade 57-0000075-01 will work on an Intel X520 NIC. I decided to post here because I have an ICX 6610 switch and currently all my 3 X520-DA2 are connected to the switch with Intel SFP+ transceivers - only one port per card.

    I tried to find the answer on the forum and on the net but nothing conclusive came up.
    I found someone in my country that is selling some Brocade 57-0000075-01 and I would like to know if they will work in Intel X520-DA2.
    I would be great if I can find out is SFP+ Intel to SFP+ Brocade combo will also work

    Thanks.
     
    #1222
  3. Jannis Jacobsen

    Jannis Jacobsen Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    61
    intel card is optics locked.
    you use these in the intel card:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-E10GSFPSR-FTLX8571D3BCV-IT-E65689-001-SFP-Transceiver-For-X520-DA2-SR2/131968260009

    and these brocade modules in the switch:
    Brocade 57-0000075-01 10GbE SR SFP+ for FCOE and VDX switches 8904725111763 | eBay

    -j
     
    #1223
    Matt G likes this.
  4. mrgstiffler

    mrgstiffler New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2019
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    4
    Just ordered two ICX 6450-48s off eBay to be delivered Friday. Pretty excited to play with them and will have some time to go through this thread. Are they pretty accepting of various manufacturers DAC SFP+?
     
    #1224
  5. 747builder

    747builder Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2017
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    38
    first off thank you @fohdeesha for everything, incredible amount of info.

    ive been lurking in this thread watching for a while, a friend is sending me brocade ICX6650-32-E-ADV with a pile of 1m and 5m DAC cables, it appears to be a 56x10Ge SFP+ plus the ports on the back. Console appears to be a mini-USB (which i need to track down a console cable for). with that said, will your guide for the 6610 (which uses the same firmware) work on the 6650?
    this will be replacing a Juniper EX4200-24T that has been doing LACP duty to some personal VMware servers in my rack.

    and will your license keys your offering work on my new to me ICX6650 @fohdeesha?
     
    #1225
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2019
  6. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2016
    Messages:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    1,120
    the model number "ICX6650-32-E-ADV" indicates it has the advanced routing license, but only 32 ports licensed. port 33-56, and the rear 40gb ports, will not work. I do not have any icx6650 licenses at all, we never used this model

    this is the console cable you need: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-USB-...-Brocade-Ruckus-and-Cisco-Routers/22331454739

    the icx6650 uses different firmware files than the 6610, but the commands are all identical. just download the icx6650 firmware package from ruckus, and follow the icx6610 guide exactly, substituting the proper icx6650 firmware filenames
     
    #1226
    747builder likes this.
  7. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2016
    Messages:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    1,120
    as stated in the original post they'll take literally anything I'm running this connection over hot dogs
     
    #1227
    misterd, tommybackeast and mathiastro like this.
  8. 747builder

    747builder Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2017
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    38
    thank you for the info. how can i tell once i get the switch whether it has extra licenses applied to it?

    ill pick up that console cable and i already grabbed the files from ruckus (arris) website before i posted earlier.

    any clue what kind of power consumption is at idle on the ICX6650?
     
    #1228
  9. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2016
    Messages:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    1,120
    run "show license"

    as for power, no clue. maybe 150w idle?
     
    #1229
    747builder likes this.
  10. 747builder

    747builder Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2017
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    38
    it appears to have a 250W power supplys in them.

    Hopefully its not as bad as the Brocade BR-8000 SAN switch i got sitting here i need to sell which idles about 250w
     
    #1230
  11. 747builder

    747builder Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2017
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    38
    from ebay i get : "
    We looked everywhere.

    Looks like this page is missing. If you still need help, visit our help pages."
     
    #1231
  12. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2016
    Messages:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    1,120
  13. 747builder

    747builder Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2017
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    38
    #1233
  14. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2016
    Messages:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    1,120
    Yes there's 3 different license types for it. 10gbe port licenses which I believe are sold in 4s (one license unlocks 4 ports) then rear qsfp licenses, then routing licenses
     
    #1234
  15. 747builder

    747builder Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2017
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    38
    so do they have to be licensed in a certain order? say you want the rear ports licensed, do you have to license the 10ge ports up front or can you pick what you want?

    my other brocade had all licenses applied to it but thats a different animal (FabricOS).
     
    #1235
  16. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2016
    Messages:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    1,120
    No you can license whatever you want independently
     
    #1236
  17. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2016
    Messages:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    1,120
    licenses ended up on ebay again, woo! This time I know exactly who it was, at least
     
    #1237
    Matt G and mathiastro like this.
  18. 747builder

    747builder Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2017
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    38
    What is wrong with people???

    i know if it was me , id remove the license from the brocade before unloading it.
     
    #1238
  19. nthu9280

    nthu9280 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    1,418
    Likes Received:
    358
    Ugh! After the last incident, you would expect people have learned.
     
    #1239
  20. mrgstiffler

    mrgstiffler New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2019
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    4
    Damn. That's shitty. I appreciate you going out of your way to get me licensed.

    My switches shipped today! Need to find a cheap 10m Twinax and I'm set. And also the time to set everything up...
     
    #1240
    fohdeesha likes this.
Similar Threads: Brocade Series
Forum Title Date
Networking [SOLVED] Help Needed - Brocade ICX 6450 + Ruckus R720 Nov 25, 2019
Networking Brocade ICX 6610 - what does dhcp-client enable do? Nov 19, 2019
Networking MikroTik CSS326-24G-2S+RM vs Brocade ICX6450-24 Nov 1, 2019
Networking Brocade ICX6450-24P vs Aruba S2500-24P for Homelab Sep 22, 2019
Networking Brocade VDX 6720 - what do I need to know? Sep 16, 2019

Share This Page