Friday, January 17, 2014

Brocade Switch: ICX6450s

More ICXs being installed.  Im hearing  from a lot of you IT guys out there talk more and more about Brocade.  I really think that in the next few years, Brocade will be just as reputable as Cisco.

1 comment:

  1. Brocade makes good stuff for their pricepoint, but the way they do some things is.... odd.

    Like the 6450, to get gigabit on the 1/2/x ports. You have to make them speed-duplex 1000-full-master to get them out of an 'err-disable' state. 1000-full-slave does not seem to be an option. So what happens when you connect two 6450s together with both being master? Apparently, it works just fine which seems counter-intuitive, but there you go.

    Another oddity, to me at least, is the ICX6610. It's an FCX, what marketing guy decided to make it an ICX? It's stack ports are 1/2/x and on the back just like FCX switches and it even uses FCX software.

    Still though, they're a good value overall.


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