Quanta LB6M (10GbE) -- Discussion

redwing31

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I am searching for one too, but Here in Europe i Cant find those awesome deals.
If anyone has one for sale or a good deal.. would Be awesome!
Mine is for sale from the US, and would ship internationally, but I have no idea if the shipping to Europe would still be in your "awesome deal" price range.
 

Oxzhor

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Receive also my Quanta LB6M today :)
Shipping from the US to The Netherlands for $240 ( €228 ) not to bad. Lucky no customs check, so not additional import costs.
The shipping duration was two weeks.

Time to play around with it ;).
 

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rogern

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Let me know how loud it is. It is supposed to be36-38dba vs the 50 something dba this switch is. Just not sure it is enough to warrant the difference in cost. It's got half the 10Gb ports, and costs alot more ($600) than what I paid for the used quanta ($170). I am lucky enough to have a utility room with a rack where I keep all my gear.

Well what i can say is it is quiet really quiet the one wich i do struggle is adopting controller.
The accesspoints and switches is on different subnets.
 

Kartoff

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Hello.

I bought 4 switches - 2x LB6M and 2x LB8 from Ebay seller Unix Plus from US...
Now i waith for them to arrive here in Bulgaria :)

If you bought from same seller you can tell me what to expect... I hope they will be in good condition all working...
 

Oxzhor

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Hello.

I bought 4 switches - 2x LB6M and 2x LB8 from Ebay seller Unix Plus from US...
Now i waith for them to arrive here in Bulgaria :)

If you bought from same seller you can tell me what to expect... I hope they will be in good condition all working...
I buy several switches from them, also my LB6M.
There deliver quality and fast shipping.
 

Oxzhor

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redwing31, perfect! Thank you very much!

Quanta LB6M Firmeware upgrade process (image on TFTP server, switch has static IP address with working configuration):
show bootvar {to confirm the firmware you have)
I copied my most recent working version from active to backup
copy active backup
Transfer to image from TFTP server to backup
copy tftp://[IP address of TFTP server]/[file name]
confirm images are where they should be:
show bootvar
Boot system up with new firmware:
boot system backup
restart switch:
reload
Switch will go off line for roughly 100 seconds. After boot, confirm you booted the correct image:
show bootvar ("show run" also shows the firmware at the top of the confiration)
I install TFTPD32 : an opensource IPv6 ready TFTP server/service for windows : TFTP server on my pc and start it, then i ssh to the switch and follow the comands


login as: admin
admin@192.168.1.100's password:

(FASTPATH Routing) >enable
Password:

(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) #copy active backup
Copying active to backup
Copy operation successful

(FASTPATH Routing) #copy tftp://192.168.1.106/1.2.0.14

Command not found / Incomplete command. Use ? to list commands.

What do i wrong here?
 

LegenardaryStoner

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Howdy,

Just received one of these switches as well. I am hoping its super simple to run it as a pure switch I am looking to connect my freenas and esxi server to it and maybe a workstation.

Sadly since I can not seam to find any reference to connecting to a router with a sfp port I will use port 25 as the link to the router via standard 1gbe

Any advice

Thanks



Code:
#show running-config
!Current Configuration:
!
!System Description "Quanta LB6M, 1.2.0.14, Linux 2.6.21.7"
!System Software Version "1.2.0.14"
!System Up Time          "0 days 0 hrs 9 mins 3 secs"
!Additional Packages     FASTPATH QOS
!Current SNTP Synchronized Time: Not Synchronized
!
network protocol none
serviceport protocol none
serviceport ip 10.1.1.201 255.255.255.0 10.1.1.1
vlan database
vlan 2-4093
exit 
ip ssh server enable
no ip telnet server enable
configure
username "admin" password 7f25cecd1f490f9bc144d5efddff3b656d5de393994a05c88e511958243d829af845825aa0e332cfdb3baeee3371b3dd04a4aacfb067d01d5cfec5d5321371fd level 15 encrypted
aaa authentication enable "enableList" enable
line console
exit
line telnet
exit
line ssh

--More-- or (q)uit

exit
spanning-tree configuration name "08-9E-01-90-07-00"
!
interface 0/1
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/2
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/3
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/4
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/5
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/6
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/7
mtu 9216
exit

--More-- or (q)uit

interface 0/8
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/9
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/10
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/11
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/12
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/13
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/14
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/15
mtu 9216
exit

--More-- or (q)uit

interface 0/16
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/17
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/18
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/19
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/20
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/21
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/22
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/23
mtu 9216
exit

--More-- or (q)uit

interface 0/24
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/25
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/26
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/27
mtu 9216
exit
interface 0/28
mtu 9216
exit
router rip
exit
router ospf
exit
exit
 

Tester_02

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So I took the plunge after reading this forum and am awaiting my delivery tomorrow.
I read the 1st 20 pages of this thread so far, and the last 2-3. There is a lot to take in. I already have new fans to change out the existing ones, and ordered a cable to get to the interface. My requirements are simple as I have 2 windows servers and 1 vmware server. Cards are ready and installed.
I just want to confirm..
Parts 1-24 are SPF+
Ports 25-28 are 1GB ethernet correct? Plan to use these to connect to existing switch.
The console port is where I plug in my management cable to serial adapter correct?
What are the 2 management ports used for?

Thinking I should have splurged and got the LB8 for the web interface. Then again I am hoping the switch is at defaults and plugging in a few cables to intel 520DA1/DA2 should get things working and leave the reset for the future.

Love this site. Only recently found it, and there is so much in here to learn.
 
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Drewy

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To manage the switch via cli with telnet/ssh over LAN. Plug one of these into a LAN port.
 

Tester_02

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Much appreciated Drewy. I missed that the management ports could be used for telnet.
Clears things up 100%
 

Kartoff

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Howdy,

Just received one of these switches as well. I am hoping its super simple to run it as a pure switch I am looking to connect my freenas and esxi server to it and maybe a workstation.

Sadly since I can not seam to find any reference to connecting to a router with a sfp port I will use port 25 as the link to the router via standard 1gbe

Any advice

Thanks
Why you don't connect router trough 10 Gbit also ? I wait my switch LB8 to artrive and after that everything will be connected at 10Gb to it including router...
 

Jonathan

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I have at my disposition two new pair of Gigbayte fiber module Ubiquiti UF-SM-1G-S for two days. With an optical cable...
I was wondering what i have to test to check if it compatible?
I do some iperf test and if i have near 1 Gig it work??
 

Tester_02

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I received my switch today, and it's no lie. This thing is LOUD. too loud for a home switch, even in my basement.
I installed new 40mm fans (4000rpm), but the airflow is actually not enough even from a first try. The ?cpu? socket gets hot, and I can see that it needs more air.
I then went back and put some Noctura low noise adapters on the power supplies (resistors). They seem to create some noise but I can still feel some air flow in the power supplies (I'm calling it good).
The 3 fans at the back, I have a problem. I read here that people put 4000rpm spinners, but I don't see how that could be enough airflow without frying things. I am with Jonathan/jmoll that putting 120mm fans seems to be the best way to keep airflow going with less noise.
I was hoping there was a way to put a resister to slow down the rear fans (less airflow than stock, but not what a 4000rpm fan puts out). The problem is that the rear fans are 4 pin fans and it can't be done.

I am guessing everyone else is living with the noise.
 

cstone94

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Hey everyone. So I am adding an LB6M to my server rack and want to connect a few workstations to 10GBE as well as my NAS. We currently have HP 2530-48G-POE+ switches, all stacked via fiber uplinks. I want to link LB6M and one of the HP switches together for 10GBE connectivity between the switches. I linked them together and if I enter show port 0/24 it says 10GBE enabled, but there is no network access if I plug in a 10GBE DAC to say, port 1. I have enabled all ports.

Is there a WEB UI for the LB6M?
 

lamune

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Anyone know how to recover a LB6M from a corrupt image on flash? It boots to u-boot and tries to boot the image off the flash, but it's corrupted somehow. Image2 is completely absent.

I set the IP and TFTP an image from the server, but it won't boot it. Anyone know what I may be doing wrong?

=> tftpboot 192.168.69.1:LB6M/lb6m.1.2.0.18.img
Enet starting in 1000BT/FD
Speed: 1000, full duplex
Using TSEC0 device
TFTP from server 192.168.69.1; our IP address is 192.168.69.202
Filename 'LB6M/lb6m.1.2.0.18.img'.
Load address: 0x8000000
Loading: #################################################################
#################################################################
#################################################################
#################################################################
#################################################################
#################################################################
#################################################################
#################################################################
#################################################################
##############################
done
Bytes transferred = 9026139 (89ba5b hex)
=> bootm 0x8000000
Wrong Image Format for bootm command
ERROR: can't get kernel image!
=>
 
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i386

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I do a dba test here with my Quanta LB6M and it was 55dba 1 meter away.
On the case it was 65dba and close to the back 73dba.
I considered a lb6m for my homelab, but 73 db is too loud. Are there soud proofed enslosures just for switches or routers?
 

LegenardaryStoner

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Why you don't connect router trough 10 Gbit also ? I wait my switch LB8 to artrive and after that everything will be connected at 10Gb to it including router...
My router only has an sfp port not an sfp+ port. From what I have been seeing these do not negotiate down wards. I could be wrong. I don't know for sure. I did try to connect a sftp+ dac and they did not talk to each other. I did verify the dac works on two sfp ports and two sfp+ ports but not an sfp to sfp+