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Brocade 10G Xpenology Iscsi + switch


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Good day, if you want fast and cheap ISCSI 10G for PROXMOX, you need brocade 1020, extra lzma for 6.1

First you need upgrade firmware on 1020 - after, 1020 see all DAC cables.


latest Bios from http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com/QLogicDriverDownloads_UI/SearchByProduct.aspx?ProductCategory=322&Product=1214&Os=194 I use live CD

You need: 

make live CD

boot from CD


bcucli                                                                                                         (boot in normal mode)
bcu adapter —list                                                                                 (double "-", see adapter list)
bcu adapter —query 1                                                                        (double "-", see firmware)
bcu boot —update 1 brocade_adapter_boot_fw_v3-2-7-0 (double "-", update bios)
reboot                                                                                                        (reboot command)
bcu adapter —query 1                                                                         (double "-", see update BIOS info)



Next you need add drivers to bootloader.


1. Windows user need EXT2FSD, install.

2. Booting USB from xpenology insert PC with EXT2FSD

3. Assign drive letter to partition.

4. Find extra.lzma

5. download latest 4.9 extra.lzma from http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=88305548032449150873 

6. replace original extra.lzma

7. remove USB, insert in bare metal and power on.




Next, you need all lan card for switch, make ip6 - disabled, ip address dhcp (not assignet manually).

Make switch, eth0 is for managment and assignet manually. eth1 is 1Gb eth2-5 is 10G.

This is switch 1G - 4x10G its 5USD for 10G port.

You need make script sh file and place on synology, after you need make shedule:

Control panel -> Sheduller->add startup task-> path for this script file.


insmod /lib/modules/stp.ko
insmod /lib/modules/bridge.ko
brctl addbr br0 
brctl stp br0 off
brctl addif br0 eth1
brctl addif br0 eth2
brctl addif br0 eth3
brctl addif br0 eth4

brctl addif br0 eth5
route add default gw 192.168.xxx.1 dev br0
ifconfig br0 192.168.xxx.yyy netmask up


Its working fine. X8SIL-F Xeon 3460 with 4Gb as Xpenology ISCSI and SWITCH

Iperf3 shows 9.36G in all direction.

All ISCSI LUNs spinned on SSD mirror raid, snapshoted on HDD. I make one SSD raid - one LUN, for better perfomance.


Before I make 10G switch on vyos.







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