Ubiquiti Beta US-16-XG $299

epicurean

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If you're replacing, or avoiding buying in the first place, some old switch with 10GbE ports then one of these literally pays for itself in reduced power! How many threads on here can say that?
Quanta LB4M: 68w
Quanta LB6M: 129w
Ubiquiti US-16-XG: 18.75w


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The LB6M does 129W! goodness...I better order one too
 

PigLover

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You agreed to the TOS by signing up with the Beta Program...

I think it's more of a CYA by their legal team since UBNT's whole company is all about Ubiquiti evangelists selling their products for them.
The TOS I agreed to didn't include resale restriction or any kind of a 'not for review' NDA. I printed a copy and just re-read it to be sure.

I deal with NDA issues every day. No way is a sticker on the box binding...

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Patrick

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The TOS I agreed to didn't include resale restriction or any kind of a 'not for review' NDA. I printed a copy and just re-read it to be sure.

I deal with NDA issues every day. No way is a sticker on the box binding...

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You would think with a JD I would have done the same. Thanks @PigLover !
 

zhoulander

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I was referring to the Beta program TOS vs. the Beta store TOS:

How To Signup for Beta Access

The screenshots there say stuff like "Not discuss Beta features , results, and other topics anywhere but the official Beta forums". They also say "Anyone not following the above rules may be disallowed to participate" (emphasis my own).

Admittedly I clicked through the agreements rather quickly in order to get my order placed, so I didn't really read through it, but that section did stand out to me when I contemplated putting up a YT vid about the switch.
 

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I just got in a couple of 40mm noctua fans and replaced the itty bitty fans that came with it. They don't come close to lining up properly but are MUCH quieter and seem to push just as much air even though they are misaligned. Here are some images in case anyone else decides to do it:

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Got back from the colo a little while ago, I replaced my LB6M with 2x US-16-XG.

The power bar in my rack dropped an amp on usage, so that's a super win!

I have 4 esxi hosts and 1 ubuntu ZFS node all connected with 10G DAC cables, everything worked without a hitch!

I need to buy more DAC cables for multipathing between the two switches but right now things work great.
 
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awedio

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At $299, I'm thinking it's a great idea to buy one more...why, just because.
 

whitey

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I'm pretty proud of myself...still sticking to my self restraint and have not ordered...'yet' LOL

Can't even tell you how many times I have 'thought' abt just saying screw it and ordering one :-D
 

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So I ordered 2 of these thinking they are L3 capable and looks like there is a 15% restocking fee. Anyone want to buy them? I'll do $300/each shipped within US.

** Edit: Sold
 
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whitey

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All switches are not created equal right? Kinda has me wondering...we've seen some IP SAN networks fall flat on their face due to lack of buffer, wonder if these switches 'cut the mustard' or how they hold up in the long run driving 10G IP SAN traffic?
 

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All switches are not created equal right? Kinda has me wondering...we've seen some IP SAN networks fall flat on their face due to lack of buffer, wonder if these switches 'cut the mustard' or how they hold up in the long run driving 10G IP SAN traffic?
Only one way to find out.
Ordered 1 to do very extensive testing, but if these do hold up.. i think ubiquiti will have some serious production to do :)
 

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It boggles my mind that manufacturers don't feel compelled to release detailed specs on their switches (buffer size, and dedicated per port or shared, and if it's not custom silicon, then what ASIC is inside, expected forwarding latency, etc.) I'm sure they've blasted these with an ixia or spirent. Why don't they just publish their data? Grrr. /rant

Please let us know your test setup and results wildchild.
 

wildchild

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Well everybody should also remember that these are beta products, yet to be officially released, and reduced rates.
I would think that should buy them a LOT of credit.

I will be testing :
Mellanox connectx-2 in 2 x vsphere 5,5.5,6 and 6.5
Connecting through cisco dac and cisco gbic to
Omnios using a intel 520-da2

Omnios running 192 gb ram and 16 ssd (intel 3700 200 gb)

Should give me plenty to stress test and fiddle around with
 

whitey

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Ya know what would have made me jump...if those last 4 ports of copper 10G would do failback to 1GbE (sure they do this) AND PoE :-D
 

rnavarro

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Ya know what would have made me jump...if those last 4 ports of copper 10G would do failback to 1GbE (sure they do this) AND PoE :-D
I have one of their APs at the colo and I plugged it into one of the 4 ports, no link....wtf!

Turns out the WAP is only 100Mbps....booo

So I had to connect it through a slower switch. #FirstWorldProblems
 
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rnavarro

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Yeah I get a page not found after logging in now.

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