Quanta LB6M (10GbE) -- Discussion

J Hart

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Tried out some more devices. I haven't found anything it won't interoperate with. Tried Mellanox ConnectX-2, Chelsio S310E and Intel cards today. No problems. Tried various SFP+ devices, Finisar transceivers, Cisco DACs, and super generic Chinese DACs. Nothing had any problem.

STP on this thing can misbehave. I intentionally created a loop and it was iffy.
 

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vlan trunking to Netgear and Cisco working, had some difficulty with trunked LAG and ran out of time, going to try that and vlan routing tonight.
 

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20G LAG working, VLAN routing not yet. I'm fairly certain it's something easy I'm missing. I'll put the second switch on and see if that helps.

this switch for this price is insanity. In a redundant configuration (or N+1 at this price) I dont care if there's a lick of warranty. Supremely thrilled.
 

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Got mine going tonight, surprisingly quiet with 1 PSU, idling @ 124w w/only management hooked up.

IP Scanner picks up the management IP w/manufacturer as "Quanta Computer Inc". I haven't read any docs yet but the management IP isn't allowing a web interface or SSH session but Telnet to that IP in putty did prompt for User and 'admin' with no password works for general access, and enable (no password again). I can confirm SSH works after enabling too :) Now to check firmware, etc.. excited it's not a jet engine.
 

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Here's what mine came with. It's actually a higher version than the yellow sticker


(FASTPATH Routing) #show bootvar

Image Descriptions

active :
backup :


Images currently available on Flash

--------------------------------------------------------------------
unit active backup current-active next-active
--------------------------------------------------------------------

1 1.2.0.14 1.2.0.14 1.2.0.14 1.2.0.14


(FASTPATH Routing) #show sysinfo

System Description............................. Quanta LB6M, 1.2.0.14, Linux
2.6.21.7
System Name....................................
System Location................................
System Contact.................................
System Object ID............................... 1.3.6.1.4.1.4413
System Up Time................................. 0 days 0 hrs 17 mins 8 secs
Current SNTP Synchronized Time................. Not Synchronized
...snip..
 

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Any more updates? Is there a way to flash new firmware? Did anyone get VLANs working or gui?
 

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There is no GUI in the software loads people here have seen. CLI only.

VLAN is working on mine (in a fairly complex layer-2 only config). LAG/LACP works too.

Also got IGMP snooping and IGMP responder working for v4 broadcast support. Needed this to support Proxmox since it's clustering depends on broadcast.

Spanning tree appears to be fubar. I turned it off rather than try to fugure it out. That's ok in a small home network but I would not want to run without it in any 'real' data center.
 
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itguy82

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There is no GUI in the software loads people here have seen. CLI only.

VLAN is working on mine (in a fairly complex layer-2 only config). LAG/LACP works too.

Spanning tree appears to be fubar. I turned it off rather than try to fugure it out. That's ok in a small home network but I would not want to run without it in any 'real' data center.
Is the cli the same as Cisco?
How about FIP Snooping?
 

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Is the cli the same as Cisco?
How about FIP Snooping?
Don't do any FCoE so can't test FIP snooping.

CLI is not IOS. It is based on Broadcom's baseline for their switch chips, so it's pretty much the same as Juniper EX (not Junos...) and most other 'whitebox' switch cli.
 
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itguy82

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Don't do any FCoE so can't test FIP snooping.

CLI is not IOS. It is based on Broadcom's baseline for their switch chips, so it's pretty much the same as Juniper EX (not Junos...) and most other 'whitebox' switch cli.
Cool I just snagged one for 415+ shipping. Seems like something that will be fun to play with and learn about on
 
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J Hart

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Ok I figured out intervlan routing. Here is an example setup for it.

First, make vlans.
Code:
#vlan database
(Vlan) #vlan 10
(Vlan) #vlan 20
(Vlan) #exit
Second, assign vlans to some ports.
Code:
#config
(Config) #interface 0/1
(Config) (interface 0/1) #vlan participation include 10
(Config) (interface 0/1) #vlan pvid 10
(Config) (interface 0/1) #exit
(Config) #interface 0/2
(Config) (interface 0/2) #vlan participation include 20
(Config) (interface 0/2) #vlan pvid 20
(Config) (interface 0/2) #exit
Third, enable vlan routing. The second number is the logical interface that the switch uses for the vlan. For example, if you use 10 then the interface will be 2/10
Code:
#vlan database
(Vlan) #vlan routing 10 10
(Vlan) #vlan routing 20 20
(Vlan) #exit
Fourth, enable ip routing
Code:
#config
(Config) #ip routing
(Config) #exit
Fifth, make sure that the interface for the vlans matches what you expect. using show ip vlan.

Finally, assign some ip addresses to the vlans.
Code:
#config
(Config) #interface 2/10
(Config) (interface 2/10)# ip address 192.168.10.1 255.255.255.0
(Config) (interface 2/10)# exit
(Config) #interface 2/20
(Config) (interface 2/20)# ip address 192.168.20.1 255.255.255.0
(Config) (interface 2/20)# exit
Huge note, If you don't have any *active* port which is a member or participating in one of the vlans, you won't get routing to that vlan even if you have assigned an ip address to it. If you look at show ip route, you won't have a route to it. If you try to ping that address, you won't get a reply. The switch will drop the routes from the table if there aren't any physical ports which are members of the logical interface.
 

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Thanks for all your investigations J Hart!

I kind of wish these had a webui like the LB4M.

I'm starting to get used to the CLI, a lot less intuitive for me.

Prepping mine to hit the colo this weekend....w00t w00t!
 

J Hart

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Thanks for all your investigations J Hart!

I kind of wish these had a webui like the LB4M.

I'm starting to get used to the CLI, a lot less intuitive for me.

Prepping mine to hit the colo this weekend....w00t w00t!
I wish it had a more intuitive interface as well. One cool thing (and probably how Amazon was dealing with them), they have a script on them to load their configuration from DHCP. Sorta like PXE booting a switch. It doesn't load the software, but it loads the configuration files automatically. I suppose they had some tool for generating the configuration files internally.

The thing that kills me is that the software is somewhere between the FASTPATH software seen on LB4M and the newer versions on the QuantaMesh switches. That VLAN stuff I found in some docs for another switch. I uploaded it to my Google Drive folder in case it is helpful for other people trying to set something up on it.
 
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This looks like it will be my next acquisition. I was wondering what your thoughts were on the connectx-2 vpi (or ethernet) cards for ESXI-6 and this? Has anyone run this configuration and had any issues?

Thanks to everyone!
 

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good day,
I got my two LB6M, but I cannot figure out the default admin passwords? Also is there any manual for these?
Thank you
 

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I got my two LB6M, but I cannot figure out the default admin passwords?
Try just hitting enter for admin and enable passwords. They should be blank by default.

If that doesn't work:

1) Hook up a serial cable to the RJ45 console port (Cisco console cable works)
2) Open a serial console 9600-8N1 no flow control
2) Power cycle the switch
3) When prompted, go into the boot menu (not the UBoot menu)
4) Restore factory defaults (which erases the config files).

That should reset the passwords to blank.
 
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Mine arrived today. I got one from the latest batch without rack ears. Appears I have a different image than what most people have on here:

Code:
(FASTPATH Routing) #show bootvar

Image Descriptions

active : 
backup : 


Images currently available on Flash

--------------------------------------------------------------------
unit      active      backup     current-active        next-active
--------------------------------------------------------------------

    1    1.2.0.18    1.0.0.13           1.2.0.18           1.2.0.18

(FASTPATH Routing) #show sysinfo

System Description............................. Quanta LB6M, 1.2.0.18, Linux   
                                                2.6.21.7                       
System Name....................................
System Location................................
System Contact.................................
System Object ID............................... 1.3.6.1.4.1.4413
System Up Time................................. 0 days 0 hrs 14 mins 40 secs
Current SNTP Synchronized Time................. Not Synchronized

MIBs Supported:

RFC 1907 - SNMPv2-MIB              The MIB module for SNMPv2 entities
RFC 2819 - RMON-MIB                Remote Network Monitoring Management
                                   Information Base
FASTPATH-REF-MIB                   FASTPATH Reference
SNMP-COMMUNITY-MIB                 This MIB module defines objects to help
                                   support coexistence between SNMPv1, SNMPv2,
                                   and SNMPv3.
SNMP-FRAMEWORK-MIB                 The SNMP Management Architecture MIB
SNMP-MPD-MIB                       The MIB for Message Processing and
                                   Dispatching

--More-- or (q)uit


MIBs Supported:

SNMP-NOTIFICATION-MIB              The Notification MIB Module
SNMP-TARGET-MIB                    The Target MIB Module
SNMP-USER-BASED-SM-MIB             The management information definitions for
                                   the SNMP User-based Security Model.
SNMP-VIEW-BASED-ACM-MIB            The management information definitions for
                                   the View-based Access Control Model for SNMP.
USM-TARGET-TAG-MIB                 SNMP Research, Inc.
FASTPATH-POWER-ETHERNET-MIB        Fastpath Power Ethernet Extensions MIB
POWER-ETHERNET-MIB                 Power Ethernet MIB
SFLOW-MIB                          sFlow MIB
FASTPATH-ISDP-MIB                  Industry Standard Discovery Protocol MIB
LAG-MIB                            The Link Aggregation module for managing
                                   IEEE 802.3ad
RFC 1213 - RFC1213-MIB             Management Information Base for Network
                                   Management of TCP/IP-based internets: MIB-II
RFC 1493 - BRIDGE-MIB              Definitions of Managed Objects for Bridges
                                   (dot1d)
RFC 2674 - P-BRIDGE-MIB            The Bridge MIB Extension module for managing
                                   Priority and Multicast Filtering, defined by
                                   IEEE 802.1D-1998.
RFC 2674 - Q-BRIDGE-MIB            The VLAN Bridge MIB module for managing
                                   Virtual Bridged Local Area Networks

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MIBs Supported:

RFC 2737 - ENTITY-MIB              Entity MIB (Version 2)
RFC 2863 - IF-MIB                  The Interfaces Group MIB using SMIv2
RFC 3635 - Etherlike-MIB           Definitions of Managed Objects for the
                                   Ethernet-like Interface Types
FASTPATH-SWITCHING-MIB             FASTPATH Switching - Layer 2
FASTPATH-INVENTORY-MIB             Unit and Slot configuration.
FASTPATH-PORTSECURITY-PRIVATE-MIB  Port Security MIB.
IEEE8021-PAE-MIB                   Port Access Entity module for managing IEEE
                                   802.1X.
FASTPATH-RADIUS-AUTH-CLIENT-MIB    FastPath Radius MIB
RADIUS-ACC-CLIENT-MIB              RADIUS Accounting Client MIB
RADIUS-AUTH-CLIENT-MIB             RADIUS Authentication Client MIB
FASTPATH-CAPTIVE-PORTAL-MIB        FastPath Captive Portal MIB
FASTPATH-MGMT-SECURITY-MIB         The Private MIB for FastPath Mgmt Security
IANA-ADDRESS-FAMILY-NUMBERS-MIB    The MIB module defines the
                                   AddressFamilyNumbers textual convention.
RFC 1724 - RIPv2-MIB               RIP Version 2 MIB Extension
RFC 1850 - OSPF-MIB                OSPF Version 2 Management Information Base
RFC 1850 - OSPF-TRAP-MIB           The MIB module to describe traps for the
                                   OSPF Version 2 Protocol.
RFC 2787 - VRRP-MIB                Definitions of Managed Objects for the
                                   Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol

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MIBs Supported:

FASTPATH-ROUTING-MIB               FASTPATH Routing - Layer 3
FASTPATH-QOS-MIB                   FASTPATH Flex QOS Support
FASTPATH-QOS-ACL-MIB               FASTPATH Flex QOS ACL
FASTPATH-QOS-COS-MIB               FASTPATH Flex QOS COS
FASTPATH-QOS-AUTOVOIP-MIB          FASTPATH Flex QOS VOIP
FASTPATH-QOS-DIFFSERV-PRIVATE-MIB  FASTPATH Flex QOS DiffServ Private MIBs'
                                   definitions
FASTPATH-QOS-ISCSI-MIB             FASTPATH Flex QOS iSCSI Flow Acceleration
                                   MIBs' definitions
 
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