Today i got my new switch, an Extreme Networks Summit 1i… After being a fan of their products for many years (ever since Acacia Networks got killed by politics), this was finally the day I got a Summit to play with.
For the long run, this switch was planned to be the “starting” core switch for my little ISP project, the Full L3 license has about every fancy thing I could think of, short of MPLS and IS-IS. Even NAT is supported, which would allow me to “test alternative solutions” for that IP-bound 100 node CheckPoint license I got waiting.
Just bad the switch arrived with the funktionality of a brick with heating. I’m not 100% sure what the issue is, I see the lasers (MTRJ ff) are working and the fans make noise as they’re supposed to. But no serial output. My only hope is a loose cable on the back of the serial port or a lose mem module. But the seller doesnt seem to want me opening it. To be honest, I still gave it a thorough check the next day and luckily they let me return this wonderful DOA piece of hardware. And yes I hard much considered building a PC into it just to keep the casing.