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Offline TTA89

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New Brocade gear just landed
« on: January 17, 2014, 03:52:47 PM »
I'm going to be ripping and replacing 9 locations this year and thought I'd share some of the fun.  You can find Cisco information all over the place but looking for Brocade info is tough.

The first location has a mix of Foundry SuperX chassis, RX4 switches, FESX424's and some L2 HP Procurve stuff.  I'll reuse some of the procurve stuff since it's pretty solid for L2 tasks and I'm putting in 2x VDX 6740s that will run as the core routing infrastructure.  I'm going to use VRF (My first time) to consolidate 4 routing domains that are currently in place and separated by firewalls.  I have 5x 6710s for 1G server connectivity and a mix of ICX switches that I will stack for the closets for access layer.

I've installed 2x VDX 6720s in "VCS" mode for a 10G project running in L2 mode but haven't dug deeper than that with the VDX line.  I'm going to lab things up and play around for at least a month.

Step 1 will be to unbox and register all the VCS licenses.  Licences to me are stupid and a waste of everyone's time but "It is what it is."

A view of the equipment so far  :P

Edit - Well, I was going to post pictures but they get formated strange when I post IMG tags and I can't post external links directly to the pictures.  So, use your imagination. :)

« Last Edit: January 17, 2014, 03:59:14 PM by TTA89 »


Offline Telair

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Re: New Brocade gear just landed
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 12:52:50 PM »
You will probably want to test how the VDX's do at routing.  I know they are supposed to be able to do it, but a little birdie at Brocade told us to avoid the VDX routing code as they were having problems with it.  Not sure if they have it all fixed-up now, but as of a couple months ago we were told to stay clear of it.

Offline Michael McNamara

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Re: New Brocade gear just landed
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 08:21:17 PM »
Edit - Well, I was going to post pictures but they get formated strange when I post IMG tags and I can't post external links directly to the pictures.  So, use your imagination. :)

I bumped your post count - used to foil spammers - so you can now post links.

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