Change default values on Foundry (Brocade) RX and MLX BigIron L3 (routers & switches)

system max <some value>
The sample output, is a display of the values you can change, using this command. After a change of of these settings you will need to reload the box, by typing...wait...wait for IT: 'reload'. This comes in handy when working with the RX hardware, for example, which has a base limitation of 32 (RSTP (802-1w) instances. For all of you paying attention that means if you run RSTP on a RX you can only have 32 VLANs. Sure, you can have common groups of VLANs, like back in the day style MSTP, PVST, PVST+ (and all that old STP (802.1d) mess), before "per vlan spanning-tree", RSTP (802-1w), was made. But who wants to do all that?
Sample Output
foundry-now-Brocade(config)#system-max ?
  dvmrp-mcache              Max DVMRP mcache
  dvmrp-route               Max DVMRP routes
  igmp-max-group-addr       Max IGMP group addresses
  ip-arp                    Max ARP entries
  ip-cache                  Max IP cache
  ip-filter-sys             Max IP ACL filter entries
  ip-route                  Max IP routes
  ip-static-arp             Max static ARP entries
  ip-subnet-port            Max IP subnet per port
  ipv6-cache                Max IPV6 cache
  ipv6-route                Max IPV6 routes
  l2-acl-table-entries      Max L2 ACL entries per ACL table
  mac                       Max MAC entries
  mgmt-port-acl-size        Max size for management port ACL
  multicast-route           Max multicast routes
  pim-mcache                Max PIM mcache
  rstp                      Max RSTP instances
  session-limit             Max sessions
  spanning-tree             Max Spanning tree instances
  values                    System default parameter values
  virtual-interface         Max virtual interfaces
  vlan                      Max VLANs

By: rootgeek
2010-03-26 02:39:00

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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