Hey dude. I have next to NO info/knowledge on networking (just generally knowledgeable ... own a computer repair biz for 10 years.) ... anyway, I assumed it was a power consumption thing that made those switches screen bloody murder. AND, Assumed that much like CPUs, maybe there'd be something akin to, if not identical, in that their lithography got smaller and the impedance was lessened, and then they'd run cooler doing the same load.I would be very surprised if changing the fans could reduce power consumption by 50%, not gonna happen.
I typically run mine on one psu and it does make a difference, but not a lot. Only a few watts.
Yes the thing sucks power but to get a lower consuming 24 10GBit switch you are going to pay much more. My logic is that the price difference between the lb6m and a lower power alternative would have to "pay back" in a couple of years. At the moment I haven't found a switch that will do that, not with 24 ports.
BUT, that that'd be the EXACT "upgrade" ... virtually EXCLUSIVELY, they'd offer as "the new and improved widget to make you part with your 10+ K $$ ....
And that it's not that 25G and SFP28 are so expensive; it's that they're being manufactured on a new and improved tic or tock ... and so until THESE get displaced by some new iteration ... these'll be enterprise-expensive.
Anything you can critique in that set of assumptions?
PS -- does anyone know of a GUI Firmware ROM (unless those are different things in this context) for the LB6M ?
Thanks yall !!