The following fragment of configuration gives an idea of how to configure a Brocade device. Depending on the actual role of the device (router or switch between router and ECIX) and the type of code loaded into the device you may need to mix and match the information provided to some extent.
! Define a single-port VLAN for the ECIX port vlan number name "ECIX" by port no spanning-tree untagged ethernet if ! Configure the ECIX interface interface ethernet if port-name "ECIX" ! Behave as a router. route-only no spanning-tree ! Don't do IPv6 ND-RA (Router Advertisements) ipv6 nd suppress-ra ! No weird discovery proto, please. no vlan-dynamic-discovery ! IP address ip address 194.146.118.X 255.255.255.0 ! No redirects no ip redirect no ipv6 redirect ! ECIX recommends 2 hour ARP timeouts ip arp-age 120 ! For 1G ethernet: no autoconfig. gig-default neg-off
Brocade Aggregated Links
BigIron JetCore-based switches support link aggregation only on adjacent ports. The first port must be oddly numbered, and the other port must directly follow the first one. The same goes for any additional pairs of ports in an aggregated link.
! Create an aggregate on a Jet-Core based switch trunk server ethernet slot/port to slot/port+1
BigIron RX or NetIron MLX/XMR switches don't have limits to port placement for aggregated links. Ports can be non-adjacent or even distributed over multiple blades. BigIron RX has a limit of 8 ports per aggregated link, NetIron MLX/XMR raise this to 16 in software 3.5.0, 32 in 3.8.0
! Create an aggregate on a RX/MLX/XMR switch trunk ethe slot/port to slot/port ethe otherslot/otherport to otherslot/otherport
As of RX software release 2.5.0 and MLX/XMR software release 3.9.0 the link aggregation syntax changed. The configuration now looks like:
! Create a LAG on a RX/MLX/XMR switch lag "<NAME HERE>" static ports ethernet #/# ethernet #/# <and so on> primary-port #/# deploy !
The primary-port is used as a single point of configuration. All configuration changes to the primary-port are propagated to the other ports in the lag group.
The keyword "static" designates a standard aggregated link. For an LACP-enabled link, use:
! Create a dynamic LAG on a RX/MLX/XMR switch lag "<NAME HERE>" dynamic ports ethernet #/# ethernet #/# <and so on> primary-port #/# lacp-timeout short deploy !