Access Broadcom Shell via Cumulus?

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 10 months ago
I am using Cumulus 2.5.7 on a Supermicro SSE-X3648 with a Broadcom Trident 2. Is it possible to access the Broadcom Shell via Cumulus Linux?

Photo of Bryan Martin

Bryan Martin

  • 382 Points 250 badge 2x thumb
  • hackish.

Posted 2 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Sean Cavanaugh

Sean Cavanaugh, Alum

  • 3,360 Points 3k badge 2x thumb
No, trying to access the shell is disruptive to switchd and can be disruptive to switching operations.  Sometimes if you open a case you might see support engineers run certain commands but they are trained on which commands do what, and usually its for troubleshooting only (i.e. not programming the asic).  Programming the kernel (e.g. ip addr add, ip route add, /etc/network/interfaces) is 'the same as' programming the asic.  "Its just Linux" :)
Photo of L S Makowski

L S Makowski

  • 60 Points
I run Cumulus 3.2.1 and there is a wrapper /usr/lib/cumulus/bcmcmd which passes you commands to the ASIC