EU Mellanox SX6036 36ports QSFP €150

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  1. Rand__

    Rand__ Well-Known Member

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    I see you can get these for $300 OBO in the US nowadays - not bad
     
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    Oh, and I almost forgot to say thanks @Rand__ ! I bought 3pcs thanks to you already in April and now I improved my homelab to 56GbE.
     
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    Sharing is caring!! :D:D:D
     
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    Is there any difference between the MSX6036T-1BRS and MSX6036F-2SRS aside from depth and the number of PSUs? I'm mostly concerned about power consumption in Ethernet configuration. These days the standard length, 2PSU variant is much easier to get. Do theses switches accept non-mellanox sfp+/qsfp+? It seems LR4 might be an issue while most people use DACs.
     
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    http://www.mellanox.com/related-docs/prod_ib_switch_systems/PB_SX6036.pdf

    MSX6036T-1BRS
    SwitchX®-2 based 36-port QSFP FDR10 1U Managed InfiniBand switch system with a non-blocking switching capacity of 4Tb/s. 1PS, short depth, C2P airflow, Rail Kit, RoHS6

    MSX6036F-2SRS
    SwitchX®-2 based 36-port QSFP FDR 1U Managed InfiniBand switch system with a non-blocking switching capacity of 4Tb/s. 2PS, standard depth, C2P airflow, Rail Kit, RoHS6

    So different speed...
    The 2 psu unit will use more power due to the second psu and its fan.


    Cables- i also use DACs and found that with 40g IB cables you might fall down to 10g ETH.
    FDR cables are not that expensive though, but didnt look for optics tbh.
     
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    My bad, I meant to compare the one you originally posted (MSX6036F-1BRS) to the standard depth, 2PSU version (they are much easier to find these days) :confused:
    Also, I should have been more clear regarding the PSUs. A second PSU naturally consumes additional power, however it can always be removed.
    For me it's a decision between one of the 36Ports models and perhaps the 6012, which might just be enough for my use case. However, power consumption doesn't seem to differ that much.

    I have a ton on SFP+ modules (mostly brocade from FS.com) and some mellanox qsfp+ to sfp+ adapters, it would be nice if they were compatible.
     
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    Well the 36 port model uses significantly more power than my 12 port model ( 30 vs 50 or, not actual numbers, but i posted both before here on one thread or the other [this one and the conversion thread most likely]).

    I have used mlx qsfp sfp+ adapter and a dell dac sfp+, that was no issue, havent used any other.
     
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  8. Takrbark3

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    The SX1036 series is ethernet only switches.
     
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    You are the wrong SX1036/SX6036 is the same platform, you can have Infiniband functionality on SX1036.
     
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    Does somebody has a list what feature licenses are available for this SX1036/SX6036 platform?
    EFM_SX: Generix SX license
    OEM_LIC: 10G/25G/100G license

    Other?
     
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    Now you can just install options for its; no old non-upgraded software and long way to convert.

    -L2 (and "full" in old naming)
    -L3
    -GW
    -Fabric inspector


    Takrbark3, MLNX-OS is a global OS so 10G/25G/100G is not for SX6036, only for next revisions.
     
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  12. Rand__

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    I dont think you should try selling licenses here...
     
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    February 2020, is SX6036 the best deal right now to jump to 40Gbe at home?
     
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  14. boliniak1

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    Yes it is.
     
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