Turbocharge your Quanta LB6M - Flash To Brocade TurboIron - Big Update!

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  1. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Active Member

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    Quite simple since the switch is already set up as brocade - just use the built in brocade image commands:

    enable
    copy tftp flash 192.168.1.8 v7image.bin primary
    reload

    It'll come back up with v7, and your config still intact. That said, the v8 image isn't HORRIBLE - if you're not having issues then you don't have to rush to change it or anything. I just realized it was more of a beta build than a long term release. That lacp bug is pretty bad, for example
     
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  4. fohdeesha

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    They're all the exact same hardware wise. Software wise, the brocade firmware with "fan-speed 1" set will run the fans the slowest/quietest

    Here's the difference
     
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  5. fohdeesha

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    fyi BGP works perfectly (granted there's no reason it shouldn't, same hardware etc)

    crazy to think you can get a switch that'll happily do BGP/OSPF/ETC at 10gbe wirespeed across 24 ports for sub-$300

    Code:
    telnet@LB6M#sh ip bgp summary
      BGP4 Summary
      Router ID: 172.16.111.1   Local AS Number : 100
      Confederation Identifier : not configured
      Confederation Peers:
      Maximum Number of Paths Supported for Load Sharing : 1
      Number of Neighbors Configured : 2
      Number of Routes Installed : 7
      Number of Routes Advertising to All Neighbors : 10
      Number of Attribute Entries Installed : 4
      Neighbor Address  AS#   State   Time     Rt:Accepted Filtered Sent   ToSend
      172.16.102.1      200   ESTAB   1d 1h11m    3        0        4        0
      172.16.103.1      300   ESTAB   3h 5m33s    1        0        6        0
    
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    telnet@LB6M#sh ip bgp route
    Total number of BGP Routes: 7
    Status A:AGGREGATE B:BEST b:NOT-INSTALLED-BEST C:CONFED_EBGP D:DAMPED
           E:EBGP H:HISTORY I:IBGP L:LOCAL M:LOCAL-MULTIPATH m:NON-LOCAL-MULTIPATH
           S:SUPPRESSED s:STALE
           Prefix             Next Hop        Metric     LocPrf     Weight Status
    1      172.16.102.0/24    0.0.0.0         0          100        32768  BL
             AS_PATH:
    2      172.16.103.0/24    0.0.0.0         0          100        32768  BL
             AS_PATH:
    3      172.16.104.0/24    172.16.102.1    0          100        0      BE
             AS_PATH: 200
    4      172.16.111.0/24    0.0.0.0         0          100        32768  BL
             AS_PATH:
    5      172.16.122.0/24    172.16.102.1    0          100        0      BE
             AS_PATH: 200
    6      172.16.133.0/24    172.16.103.1    0          100        0      BE
             AS_PATH: 300
    7      172.16.144.0/24    172.16.102.1               100        0      BE
             AS_PATH: 200 400
    
     
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  6. Phinitris

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    @fohdeesha Unfortunately it doesn't support IPv6 which is mandatory in most networks these days. :(
     
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    how many interfaces can you run full bgp4 routing table? on this switch?
     
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  8. fohdeesha

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    The worst part is the fact this ASIC 100% supports ipv6 routing - the brocade/quanta/etc firmware just didn't bother implementing it, so it's just sitting there unused


    there's no way you're taking a full table anywhere on a ToR switch, 12k routes max
     
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  9. DBD

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    Hi guys,

    I can't figure out how to TFTP the brocadeboot.bin bootloader over to the switch. It lets me do it if I type copy tftp brocadeboot.bin active(or backup) but that's it. I can't tell if that's correct or not and I don't want to brick the switch.

    I'm following the guide on brokeaid.com:

    "Now that you've chosen, start a TFTP server and copy over brocadeboot.bin from the Bootloader folder. Then take whatever OS image you decided upon, and rename it to brocadeimage.bin - this ensures all the commands in this guide match. Put your new brocadeimage.bin on your TFTP server as well."

    but this doesn't really help much at all. Copy it over how? active, backup? What? I tried copy tftp://IP/brocadeboot.bin brocadeboot.bin and that doesn't work either. I can do everything else in this guide but this is pretty annoying. Been messing with this for hours and I give up for tonight.

    Any help guys?
     
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  11. fohdeesha

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    You're getting WAY ahead of yourself. The "copy" instruction in that intro paragraph means copy those files to your tftp server, not to the switch. It's copied to the switch later on by copying it into a ram address. Read the guide all the way through first, like it says to do
     
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  12. DBD

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    I did read the guide fully actually but this part just confused me. Made me think I had to do it twice? Thank you though. Makes sense now that it means to copy the files to your local folder directory in the tftp server. The first part is poorly worded.

    Thanks for your help!
     
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  13. mixmansc

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    I wonder if anyone has found whatever was the last "quanta" firmware to mess around with? Looked at one of the actual Quanta firmware guides and they show screenshots of a web interface, lots of IPV6 stuff, etc.
     
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  14. Ethan Cain

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    Quanta firmware is mostly tech demo stuff. Quanta built hardware is always (as far as I've seen) re-branded and the code replaced with custom versions depending on the end user (E.G. Microsoft, Amazon). It doesn't mean their firmware doesn't work, but documentation and real-world tested use of it will be limited.
     
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