Brocade VDX 6740

Kartoff

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I tried couple of apps and they show the same result... I never had brocade so i dont have experience about them... I remember i made a video a month ago so i just uploaded it :
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RGuyler

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I just bought a pair of VDX 6720s with the port on-demand license so they have all 24 ports active. One came fully populated with 10Gb SR optics too so that saved a ton. The firmware is way off between the two however (fohdeesha just PM'd you) so working on getting that resolved.

I also went through a real ordeal with the 10Gb Intel x520 NICs. They seem to only support two different SFP+ modules but I used NathanA's guide to rewrite the EEPROM to accept unsupported optics and it all works great now. Thought I would share in case somebody else comes across this issue.
 
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adtruck

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I have a VDX6710. Setup is easy but your best bet with Brocade brand active DAC cable for 10gb. Wont work with passive DAC. optics SPF+ is a hit or miss with third party brand. Brocade brand SPF+ module is cheap on ebay now anyway.
 

okrasit

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If you want all the ports enabled, pm me.
Also, if anyone has the latest firmware or newer than 6.0.2, i'd appreciate it very much. :)


Code:
sw0# show dpod
rbridge-id: 1
   48 10G ports are available in this switch
    4 40G ports are available in this switch
   10G Port Upgrade license is installed
   40G Port Upgrade license is installed
     Dynamic POD method is in use

  48 10G port assignments are provisioned for use in this switch:
         0 10G port assignments are provisioned by the base switch license
        48 10G port assignments are provisioned by the 10G Port Upgrade license
  48 10G ports are assigned to installed licenses:
         0 10G ports are assigned to the base switch license
        48 10G ports are assigned to the 10G Port Upgrade license
  10G ports assigned to the base switch license:
     None
  10G ports assigned to the 10G Port Upgrade license:
     1/0/1, 1/0/2, 1/0/3, 1/0/4, 1/0/5, 1/0/6, 1/0/7, 1/0/8, 1/0/9, 1/0/10
     1/0/11, 1/0/12, 1/0/13, 1/0/14, 1/0/15, 1/0/16, 1/0/17, 1/0/18, 1/0/19, 1/0/20
     1/0/21, 1/0/22, 1/0/23, 1/0/24, 1/0/25, 1/0/26, 1/0/27, 1/0/28, 1/0/29, 1/0/30
     1/0/31, 1/0/32, 1/0/33, 1/0/34, 1/0/35, 1/0/36, 1/0/37, 1/0/38, 1/0/39, 1/0/40
     1/0/41, 1/0/42, 1/0/43, 1/0/44, 1/0/45, 1/0/46, 1/0/47, 1/0/48
  10G ports not assigned to a license:
     None
   0 license reservations are still available for use by unassigned ports

   4 40G port assignments are provisioned for use in this switch:
         2 40G port assignments are provisioned by the base switch license
         2 40G port assignments are provisioned by the 40G Port Upgrade license
   4 40G ports are assigned to installed licenses:
         2 40G ports are assigned to the base switch license
         2 40G ports are assigned to the 40G Port Upgrade license
  40G ports assigned to the base switch license:
     1/0/49, 1/0/50
  40G ports assigned to the 40G Port Upgrade license:
     1/0/51, 1/0/52
  40G ports not assigned to a license:
     None
   0 license reservations are still available for use by unassigned ports
 
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mbze430

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One of the seller on EBay is trying to sell me the 10GBase-T 48 port version. Will any of these firmware and licenses work on those units? I am needing those 40Gb ports enabled to uplink to my DX010
brocade.JPG
 
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Kartoff

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I am not so sure you can do anything if switch has no license... I suggest just to look for switch with licenses...
 

oxyi2020

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I have nos 5.0.2c, you would need that to jump from version 4... there is a sequence to update firmware.. pita

@fohdeesha Do you have license for 6720? :D darn thing only came with 16 ports dpod license.. I want to activate all the ports.. thx man