Force10 Gear - Opinions

jim deleskie deleskie at
Mon Sep 1 07:47:32 CDT 2008

The S series runs the same FTOS as the C and E series, as of a number
of months ago.  The only exception is the 2410, ie all 10G ports L2


On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 3:19 AM, Greg VILLAIN <nanog at> wrote:
> On Aug 26, 2008, at 6:46 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> Another thing to note (as near as I can tell, this applies to all
>> vendors).  All line cards will function
>> only at the lowest common denominator line card CAM level.
>> IOW, if you have single, dual, and quad-cam cards in your F10 chassis,
>> they'll all act like
>> single-CAM cards.
>> Owen
> I'd have to second that. This is a very annoying fact, that you will find
> mentioned nowhere.
> What I also used to dislike is the lack of verbosity of 'show features' -
> but that was back a year ago.
> Btw, you absolutely want to avoid the S series, the CLI is a pain, and is
> not the same as the E or C series, and lacks many features.
> Price/10G port is interesting though, but not as much as with Arastra, if
> that's switching you're into. (never tested any such kits though...)
> My own 2 cents.

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