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

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  1. DanielWood

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  2. Joao Paulo Mello

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    I was thinking about 10 meters could be an issue, but that's good to know that is not.
    Thanks @DanielWood for your response. I'll get two of those.
     
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  3. fohdeesha

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    it's fiber, 10m is nothing - you could easily go to ~900ft assuming decent OM3 fiber
     
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  4. jzeus

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    Does 40G work 1/2/1 too?
     
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  5. Zervun

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    Awesome thread find thanks for all your work, longtime lurker and just registered - I just ordered one of these on ebay (48p-e) and am going to get a second one here soon. Upgrading from an aruba s2500
     
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    @fohdeesha do you have a specific model number on these? Are you getting the HP branded ones for this cheap or Mellanox ones?

    Thanks!
     
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  7. maes

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    Seeing them in the high 20s for the MCX311A-XCAT version, depending on the bracket size. I've seen them lower before, too.
     
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  8. SuperServer

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    So prior to purchasing all of this I would like to run this by everyone to ensure i get the correct supplies for my upgrade. Basic setup is...

    ICX6610 in rack in garage
    Server in rack in garage


    Connecting these 2 at 40G

    2X
    Avago 40GB QSFP+ AFBR-83PDZ Transceiver Parallel Ethernet InfiniBand 850nm 40G 654323094729 | eBay

    1X
    https://www.amazon.com/FiberCablesD...ture_keywords_four_browse-bin:7800973011&th=1

    1x (install in server)
    HP 656089-001 Infiniband 10/40GB DP NIC 649281-B21, Full Profile | eBay


    Then ICX6610 in rack in garage
    PC in livingroom (65 feet)

    Connecting these 2 at 10G

    1X
    https://www.amazon.com/FiberCablesD...ture_keywords_four_browse-bin:7800973011&th=1

    2X
    https://www.amazon.com/FiberCablesD...ture_keywords_four_browse-bin:7800973011&th=1

    1X (install in PC)
    HP 656089-001 Infiniband 10/40GB DP NIC 649281-B21, Full Profile | eBay

    I am pretty sure this is correct, if anyone has a better recommendation for any reason please let me know or for cheaper etc.
     
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  9. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

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    those 40gb transceivers require MTP or MPO fiber, not LC. On top of that they need to be reversed, type B MPO/MTP, which is harder to find. more info here: https://forums.servethehome.com/ind...icx6450-icx6610-etc.21107/page-23#post-201367

    if they're that close, just use DACs: Brocade 40G-QSFP-C-0101 40 GBPS Direct-Attached QSFP+ TO QSFP+ Copper Cable 1M | eBay

    there's much cheaper DACs under infiniband listings if I remember right, someone else will link them

    for longer distances active DACs are generally cheapest IBM 59Y1930 30M QLogic Infiniband QDR QSFP Optical Cable | eBay
     
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  10. Zervun

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    Are cisco DAC cables and Finisar SFP+s friendly with the 6610? I had ordered a few of those those for the s2500 and wondering if they would work with the non 40g ports.
     
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    yes they'll take literally anything as stated in OP
     
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  12. Zervun

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    Awesome thanks
     
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  13. SuperServer

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    This would be the correct one...

    https://www.amazon.com/Jeirdus-MPO-...ds=mtp+20m&dpPl=1&dpID=51s0ye88QbL&ref=plSrch

    The cheaper version that would to be flipped would be this one.

    https://www.amazon.com/GOWOS-Standa...=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=mtp+cable&psc=1
     
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  14. Zervun

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    So I went to order that, and the seller said the following

    There was a receiving error with the listing. We have listed the 40G-QSFP-C-0101, which would be ruckus p/n : 58-0000033-01, and we have pictured a 40G-QSFP-QSFP-C-0101; ruckus p/n: 58-0000041-01

    Trying to google and figure it out, it appears that maybe the 41-01 is active while 33-01 is passive. Which one should I order? I read that the actives go longer distances, but I'm not sure if an active one could act passively if need be.

    I was going to get 2 - one to pair up with stacking the 2x6610s switches, and one going to a Mellenox Connect 3 (IBM flashed) into a x720xd
     
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  15. fohdeesha

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    looking up that part number it's still just the regular qsfp to qsfp twinax DAC, will work fine
     
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  16. Zervun

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    I went ahead and requested the 58-0000041-01 from the seller. Figured if anything it would have the "active" capability if needed. If you zoom in on the cable it does say "active" in the pictures. Pictures I have found with the 58-0000033-01 do say "passive" on them.

    I found a few articles on passive/active.

    What's the Difference between Active and Passive Twinax Cable?
    Active vs. Passive Direct Attach Cables (DAC)

    Even though this cable is short (5m) I figured it being active might be better.
     
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    Happy One Thousand Messages.
     
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    Has anyone swapped the fans in an ICX7250? I've tried a few and they all stop spinning once the switch boots
     
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