Questions tagged [brocade]

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Embedded routers vs. software routers in the datacentre

I've been looking for a new 'core' router to put in our new rack which is colo'd at a nearby datacentre. What I've come across is the usual Cisco/Juniper/Brocade lineup, with the usual unattractive ...
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Brocade chassis and CDP

I know Brocade will gladly accept CDP from Cisco devices and display it in a show fdp neighbor. If you enable CDP on a Brocade chassis will it send CDP packets out as well as FDP?
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Brocade MLX reapplying modified ACL

Why do Brocade MLX ACL changes require the extra configuration step as described below? Compared to Cisco ACLs this seems inconvenient. If you make an ACL configuration change, you must reapply the ...
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VRRP and VRRP-Extended

Is VRRP-E a completely separate standard than VRRP or does it just add on features to the VRRP standard? What are some major differences between VRRP and VRRP-E?
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Super Aggregated VLAN vs. Q-in-Q

Is Super Aggregated VLANs Brocades version of Q-in-Q? If any, what are some of the major differences between SAV and Q-in-Q?
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Brocade 'management-vrf' feature

Say you have used the management-vrf <vrf-name> configuration command on your Brocade device and setup a loopback in that VRF with a IP address from your management network for that remote site. ...
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Are Brocade configuration commands the same across most or all their products?

Are the commands to configure things like LAG bundles, STP, VLANs, OSPF, MPLS, etc the same between all the platforms or is it different for each? It appears that Brocade uses different OS for each ...
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Brocade switches per vlan STP support

Do Brocade switches(FastIron, NetIron, ICX, etc) support using a per vlan spanning tree or do they only support a single spanning tree instance for all VLANs? If they support per vlan: Is it ...
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How to monitor(SPAN) traffic on only a single port of a LACP trunk in Brocade Fastiron

How can you monitor(SPAN) traffic on a only the primary port or a secondary port of a LACP trunk on a Brocade Fastiron? I can put the monitor command on the primary port e15 and it will allow me to ...
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How can I capture traffic on a Brocade XMR, MLX, CER or CES?

How can I perform a packet analysis on traffic flowing through a Brocade XMR, MLX, CER or CES without having to install a specific software on any of the remote endpoints ?
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Why does this router fail to use multiple, equal-cost routes from OSPF?

A Brocade router running NetIron 5.2, and a Dynamips emulation running IOS 12.4 both fail to dependably use equal cost paths in what seems to be a very simple configuration. I say "dependably" because ...

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