Access Broadcom Shell via Cumulus?

  • 14 September 2016
  • 2 replies

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?


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