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

arglebargle

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So it looks like those are definitely two-post front brackets, the four-post mounting kit looks like this:

 
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Dave Corder

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take a close look at the brackets you received. do you see any way to mount them to the rear? At the back of my ICX 6610 I only have 3 holes all along the center line. they don't line up with any brackets that I received to secure more than a single hole at the rear. Front holes line up to 6 screw holes, the three in a triangle towards the center and two center line and one towards the bottom.

For me I only cared about the front brackets and for what I paid vs what a ICX6610-RMK costs(if you can find one) I am not complaining. Just making observations.

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hmmm... Found the hardware installation guide. I did not see a mention of rear brackets for the two post installation. So dunno about those. I did find the BOM for kit. :)....

Snip of the pertinent page is attached for anyone else that needs it. Ears are attached with:

Screw, 8-32 x 3/8 in., panhead Phillips

EDIT:

8-32 x 3/8 fit perfectly.
Any sag using those just two brackets?
 

kapone

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So it looks like those are definitely front brackets, the four-post mounting kit looks like this:<snip>
Not really.

The brackets shown earlier are not the brackets used in the four-post mounting kits. In the 4P mounting kits, the brackets that bolt on to the switch are ~20ish" long.
 

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Not really.

The brackets shown earlier are not the brackets used in the four-post mounting kits. In the 4P mounting kits, the brackets that bolt on to the switch are ~20ish" long.

That's my problem. I'm looking for the 24"-31" expandable kit but I don't know the exact model name of the kit.
 

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Any sag using those just two brackets?
Well I was going to do this "after hours and take the network down" HA!
My impatience got the better of me so I did it LIVE. ;-)

I had a 3U shelf installed on the back of the 2 post supporting the switches.
There's a little play in the top switch at the back maybe 1/32" probably less. Picture didn't show anything.
No play from the bottom switch at the back.
Shelf screws came out easily, no pressure whatsoever and the shelf came away neatly.
At the rack front there's still a gap between the CM panel and the bottom switch.
I'm going to check on it over the next week and see if there is any "stretch".

Now I can re-use the shelf for my always-on server and get that into the rack.
I'm pleased with these ebay purchases.

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Not really.

The brackets shown earlier are not the brackets used in the four-post mounting kits. In the 4P mounting kits, the brackets that bolt on to the switch are ~20ish" long.
I was referring to the two post kit that only uses front brackets, I've clarified.
 

itronin

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Any part model on the 2 post rabbit ears?
EDIT:
IDK on the ICX6650 as I don't have one. sorry I missed that was what you were looking for.
This image makes me think so.

ICX6610-RMK-2P
I have not seen anyone with this in stock since I picked up my 2 switches in January and for a while the price was between 85 and 120.00 for a kit.

I had a search set up in eBay but have deleted it now since I was able to get the 2 sets of 2 post ears ~52.00.
4 brackets came with each set but they're all front ears. I only needed 1 set to mount 2 switches. My 4 brackets may be spoken for so I need to check.

Based on the 1.5 hours its been mounted and the stability I suspect that the 2 post ears would be fine in a sturdy 4 post rack using appropriate cage nuts.

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What does the Lic Capacity colmn mean? I'm seeing different values from others who posted their capacities.

For example, I just received my 6610 48P and it shows

PREM-LIC-SW with lic capacity 65535
and
10G-LIC-POD with lic capacity 4

Displaying sh int eth 1/2/1 to 1/3/8 shows both 40GbE and 16 10GbE ports. Are each 10G-LIC-POD activating 4 SFP+ ports? What about the 65535 for PREM-LIC-SW?
 

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the capacity for the routing features (prem-lic) can be ignored

the capacity for the port licenses is how many ports have been licensed/unlocked. So you only have 4 out of 8 unlocked. If you want full licenses PM me
 
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finally got my 6450-24P powered up in my lab and flashed with all the latest, and without anything connected I’m seeing it pull 60w on idle (gauged from UPS and a kill-a-watt)

Any thoughts on why? searching through the thread makes it seem like I should be seeing around half this.

Code:
show chassis
The stack unit 1 chassis info:

Power supply 1 (NA - AC - PoE) present, status ok                  
Power supply 2 not present

Fan 1 ok, speed (auto): [[1]]<->2
Fan 2 ok, speed (auto): [[1]]<->2

Fan controlled temperature: 39.0 deg-C                            

Fan speed switching temperature thresholds:                        
                Speed 1: NM<----->64       deg-C                  
                Speed 2:       59<-----> 88 deg-C (shutdown)      

Sensor B Temperature Readings:
        Current temperature : 35.0 deg-C                          
Sensor A Temperature Readings:
        Current temperature : 39.0 deg-C                          
        Warning level.......: 78.0 deg-C                          
        Shutdown level......: 88.0 deg-C                          
Boot Prom MAC : 748e.f8b0.b7a0
Management MAC: 748e.f8b0.b7a0
 
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