I'm sure you've seen people try to get alternative OS's on the LB6M due to how crippled fast-path is for a year now, and after a lot of exploring firmware and bootloaders, @verygeeky
and myself were finally able to cleanly flash the LB6M over to a Turboiron 24x. They're identical hardware, so the firmware didn't need any modifications whatsoever, a flash procedure for the bootloader just needed to be figured out.
Some new features you get compared to fast-path, definitely not an exhaustive list though:
1gbe SFP support
very well documented OS with a much larger featureset
properly working stp/rstp/mstp
QoS, traffic shaping/limiting/ACL etc
tons of multicast features
SFlow with a config that doesn't disappear on reboot
huge and well documented/supported snmp MIB
much deeper and more configurable syslog features
more than 3000 pages of applicable thorough documentation included
The guide is available here - Flashing LB6M To Brocade - FBOM
The markdown source is on our github at this link, if you have any suggestions to make the guide easier to follow, submit a PR - GitHub - Fohdeesha/quanta-brocade: Flashing brocade firmware to Quanta LB6M
We've verified it on 5 different switches so far (including some STH members in private), so if you follow the guide exactly it's quite low risk.
I'd like to thank @verygeeky
for all his help and being the brave first one to hit "reset" after completely wiping and replacing his switch's bootloader, not sure if we were right or not. I'd also like to thank @fvanlint
for being the first STH member to get with us on discord and help us develop the guide, and be the first to follow it.
MD5 hash of brocade firmware zip: 33a313fb1307e76228337adadeb65df7