Brocade SLX Internet Edge
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Wed Oct 31 22:55:17 UTC 2018
On 10/31/18 6:37 PM, Christopher Morrow wrote:
> If you buy brocade, be sure to also by a license for securecrt so that
> backspace works over ssh...
> also, just don't do brocade... ever.
Works fine for me using OpenSSH in most Linux-y terminal emulators
(Konsole, Linux console, Gnome terminal). I didn't do any special
Now, over serial, enjoy your ctrl-H unless you do some remapping.
I've never had any real problems with the hardware. The software can
leave something to be desired especially on the old Foundry stuff that
can't run the modern software, but if you just want it to push packets
all day long, they seem to be pretty stable.
Only bug I've been bitten with recently is apparent CAM corruption when
manipulating large ACLs, but that was on the old (EOL) FCX platform.
It's stable as long as you don't CHANGE things, and networks never
change, right? (/s)
Netiron seems to be more stable but definitely lacking control plane
features, especially for MPLS, including some major ones that I gather
the big C and J have had available for quite a while.
I'm curious how things will diverge now that the "switching" line is at
Ruckus/Arris while the "routing" line is at Extreme. I can't say I was
ever a fan of Extreme's software, either, and I don't really have enough
experience with Arris gear to comment.
Certainly like any vendor's box, know what you're getting. It's a
On a similar/related topic, has anyone used the Juniper MX204? It seems
to occupy roughly the same space as the SLX9540. Less bandwidth, but
JunOS is presumably more fully featured in terms of Internet-scale stuff
one might want.
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