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

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  1. itronin

    itronin Active Member

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    You may want to mention the Rev of the PSU's.
     
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  2. Thorzeen

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    Good call Thanks!!
     
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  3. Bell System

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    Wow, I just want to say thank you to all who have contributed to this thread. What a great community - I've been messing around with stuff like this at home for years, but for some reason never really stumbled onto STH forums! This thread has made me a believer...

    I'm really excited since I'm moving into a new house in a few weeks and it has some CAT5e (hey, beggars can't be choosers; most homes have zilch for structured wiring!)... So I enthusiastically read every single post up to this point, and somewhere around page 50 I couldn't take it any longer and purchased two 6450-24P's on eBay @$175/ea. (shipped, USA).

    ...Unfortunately, that was about 20 or 30 pages before people started posting reports of busted switches from eBay seller "g-electronic," which of course is who I purchased mine from. They haven't arrived yet, but when they do it looks like I'll be putting them through a VERY intense round of testing and burn-in, especially the PoE stuff. Ugh. I'll be sure to report back on their condition once they arrive.

    Thanks again to all, especially @fohdeesha!

    EDIT: Forgot to ask, does anyone know if a 6450 and a 6430 can be stacked provided there are no L3 features enabled on the 6450? I'm guessing the answer is no, but I am curious. Thanks.
     
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  4. klui

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    About g-electronics.

    I think the initial post from Hakujou was offset with the same experience with another seller's 6610. rgunner obtained a full refund. Most likely they obtained some bad switches that had damaged PoE modules.

    My 6610-48P came from them and I have to state that it works fine for the lab. All ports work with PoE. All SFP+/QSFP+ ports work with the Mellanox DACs I have access to. The only issue is one of the link LEDs doesn't work. Prior to buying I asked them what PSU versions they had on hand and whether they had ears because their photos didn't show any. They allocated one with Rev B PSU along with with ears. Their customer support is pretty awesome, considering what rgunner experienced.
     
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  5. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

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    can't stack the 6450 with a 6430
     
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  6. Bell System

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    Yeah, I'm sure they'll make it right if there are any troubles.

    Thanks for confirming my suspicion.
     
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  7. Hakujou

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    About broken 6610s... I finally decided myself to order a third one from a third seller. HOPEFULLY this time it won't have the issue I had with the first ones.
    I also sent a message to my second seller (fcmanagement), I'll let you know how this goes...

    I really hope the third will be the last because I'm starting to getting tired honestly. If the third one does not work I'll probably buy a 7250...

    EDIT: I have a dumb question. Does a PoE PSU on a non-PoE unit enables it ? I assume not, it probably has some additional controllers I guess.
    And if not, would a PoE PSU work on a non-PoE Unit (even if it does not enable it, will it work ?)
     
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  8. kapone

    kapone Well-Known Member

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    The PoE power supplies are essentially two discrete power supplies in a single unit.

    If you plug a PoE power supply into a unit, that does not have PoE functionality/innards - it'll work as usual, with no PoE functionality.
    If you plug a PoE power supply into a unit, that does have PoE functionality/innards - it'll work as usual, with PoE functionality.

    If you plug a non-PoE power supply into a unit, that does have PoE functionality/innards - it'll work as usual, WITHOUT PoE functionality.
    If you plug a non-PoE power supply into a unit, that does not have PoE functionality/innards - it'll work as usual, well...duh. :)
     
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  9. cuco

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    hey,
    my 6610 finally arrived. so powered up and just wanted to login to the webintereface. What is default user and password? tried admin/password but this did not work. thanks for the help
     
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  10. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

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    the update + config guide in big bold letters in the original thread post
     
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  11. cuco

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    Thanks. i wil have a look!
     
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  12. Hakujou

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    I have another (dumb) question. I have two "deads" ICX 6610-48P switches (ASIC errors, see my previous posts) but the PoE part was working fine.
    Next week I'll receive a non PoE unit (also 48 ports). Can I transplant a PoE board and the power supplies from one of the PoE units to the non-PoE one ?
     
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  13. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

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    it's been a long time since I've looked, but I THINK so assuming the main board has the headers for it. I know the PoE units identify themselves to the software as PoE models with some bit set in the chassis EEPROM and I don't know which one it is, so you'll need to copy the eeprom from the PoE unit to the non-PoE unit which isn't hard, just run the following in the bootloader to get the eeprom contents:

    i2c read 1 0 256
    i2c read 1 100 256

    copy the output of both commands to a text file somewhere
     
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  14. cuco

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    Which 40gbit card would you recommend to use with the icx6610?
     
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  15. Hakujou

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    Should I run that on both PoE and non-PoE units and send them to you to compare ? I'm not sure of what to do.

    Mellanox ones are pretty popular around here. They're cheap and they work fine.
     
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  16. cuco

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  17. Hakujou

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  18. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

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    sure, ill send back the commands to write over on the PoE model. to ensure we're not wasting our time, before doing anything I would open up the non poe and ensure it has the appropriate headers etc
     
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  19. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

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  20. Hakujou

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    Thanks a lot for your help.
    Looks like the switch hasn't left the USA yet, so I'm not expecting to get it before another 1-2 weeks. I'll send them when I got it.
     
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