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Re: Foundry Old Switch vs Old Cisco one

  • From: Bjørn Mork
  • Date: Mon Apr 03 10:01:02 2006

"Kim Onnel" <[email protected]> writes:

> I have this old foundry switch in the warehouse, I have no experience in
> Foundry, i wonder if this switch can be upgraded to a newer OS that will
> support advanced features or shall i consider it dead,

What advanced features?  It's a L4 switch with fixed ports.  There's
really not much to add or remove.

> I want to mainly use it for one customer that wants caching, its L4 i guess
> and i have an old NetApp caching server that will save the customer 10MBs i
> guess.

It should be able to do this without any upgrades at all.  But I guess
you'd want a service contract on it anyway...

> [email protected]#sh ver
>  SW: Version 07.3.04T12 Copyright (c) 1996-1999 Foundry Networks, Inc.
>      Compiled on Mar 07 2002 at 11:46:40 labeled as SLB07304
>  HW: ServerIron Switch, serial number 10ac46
>  400 MHz Power PC processor 740 (revision 8) with 32756K bytes of DRAM
>   16 100BaseT interfaces with Level 1 Transceiver LXT975
>    2 GIGA Fiber uplink interfaces, SX

As it says, this is a 16-port ServerIron XL with a 2-port SX
gig-module.  It runs a pretty early version of the layer 3 enabled
code for SIs.  Should be OK, I guess.

Documentation can be found at
and software on
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