I'm looking at buying a
Foundary BR-FGS624P 24 port switch which will suit our purposes now, but thinking into the future I might like to stack the switch when we add a few more servers to our rack.
FGS624P-STX model supports stacking, but I don't see many on sale at eBay, so I'm wondering if the non-stacking model can be upgraded to support stacking simply by buying the 10GiE ports (2 maximum).
Specifically I'm looking at this model:
show mod readout seems to suggest to me that it is stackable when/if I buy the 10GiE ports for it.
BR-FGS624P Router#show mod Module Status Ports Starting MAC S1: FGS-24G 24-port Management Module OK 24 0012.f27d.6a00 S2: S3: S4: BR-FGS624P Router#show ver SW: Version 04.3.02bT7e1 Copyright (c) 1996-2008 Foundry Networks, Inc. Compiled on Sep 21 2009 at 16:04:58 labeled as FGL04302b (3268159 bytes) from Primary FGL04302b.bin BootROM: Version 05.0.00T7e5 (FEv2) HW: Stackable FGS624P ========================================================================== STACKID 0: SL 1: FGS-24G 24-port Management Module Serial #: CH34061240 P-ASIC 0: type D804, rev 01 ========================================================================== 400 MHz Power PC processor 8245 (version 129/1014) 66 MHz bus 512 KB boot flash memory 8192 KB code flash memory 128 MB DRAM The system uptime is 1 minutes 24 seconds The system : started=warm start reloaded=by "reload" BR-FGS624P Router#show flash Compressed Pri Code size = 3268159, Version 04.3.02bT7e1 (FGL04302b.bin) Compressed Sec Code size = 1919636, Version 02.6.00T7e1 (/tftp/fgs02600.bin) Compressed BootROM Code size = 416213, Version 05.0.00T7e5 Code Flash Free Space = 1048576 BR-FGS624P Router#show chassis Power supply 1 (NA - AC - Regular) present, status ok Power supply 2 not present Fan 1 ok Fan 2 ok Exhaust Side Temperature Readings: Current temperature : 28.5 deg-C Warning level.......: 85.0 deg-C Shutdown level......: 90.0 deg-C Intake Side Temperature Readings: Current temperature : 23.0 deg-C Boot Prom MAC: 0012.f27d.6a00 Management MAC: 0012.f27d.6a00 BR-FGS624P Router#