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revenue ports on an srx1500

  • 1.  revenue ports on an srx1500

     
    Posted 12-14-2020 14:42
    I'm looking for an answer to the question "what is a revenue port" and I can't find any definitive answer.  I understand that fxp0 ports are NOT revenue ports, but I haven't been able to find out whether all other ports are considered revenue ports or if they have to be physical ports.  This page lists all of the port types: https://www.juniper.net/documentation/_en_US/junos/topics/topic-map/router-interfaces-overview.html  but nowhere on this page does it indicate which ports are considered revenue ports. 
    For example, I understand that ge-0/0/0 is  a revenue port, but this this mean that ae0 is also a revenue port because one of its members is ge-0/0/0 (a revenue port)?
    What about st0.x ports?  lt-x/x/x ports?

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    Theodore
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  • 2.  RE: revenue ports on an srx1500

     
    Posted 12-15-2020 01:35
    As a general term, revenue port is any port that carries non-management or non-control traffic. ae0.x and st0.x are interfaces, not ports but could be called revenue interfaces. Some people would further consider the definition of revenue ports to be restricted to those serving paying customers, which would therefore exclude  ports dedicated to backup networks or transit routing.


  • 3.  RE: revenue ports on an srx1500

     
    Posted 12-15-2020 04:52
    I'm not sure what you mean.  If I have an SRX with the following intefaces:
    ge-0/0/0.0
    xe-2/0/1.0
    et-3/0/0.0
    ae0.0
    st0.0

    which of these interfaces can be used to transmit stream syslog off of the SRX?

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    Theodore
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  • 4.  RE: revenue ports on an srx1500

    Posted 12-15-2020 05:17
    Hi,

    All the port on srx1500 is revenue port except "MGT" port.


    Thanks


  • 5.  RE: revenue ports on an srx1500

     
    Posted 12-15-2020 05:37
    do MGT ports include HA ports?

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    Theodore
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  • 6.  RE: revenue ports on an srx1500

    Posted 12-15-2020 07:33
    HA ports are used control so they are not revenue.
    Are you searching for anything specific?
    For me, revenue ports are ports that carry your real business data/traffic and the reason you make revenue.

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    Hussam Baytie (HTB)
    Presales Systems Engineer
    Mindware KSA
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  • 7.  RE: revenue ports on an srx1500

     
    Posted 12-15-2020 16:55

    Yes, I want to know which of these ports can be used as the source of a syslog stream:
    ae0.0
    reth0.0
    st0.0
    lt-0/0/0.0




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    Theodore
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  • 8.  RE: revenue ports on an srx1500

    Posted 12-16-2020 00:32
    Hi,

    advisable use ae0 or reth.


    Thanks


  • 9.  RE: revenue ports on an srx1500

     
    Posted 12-16-2020 00:49
    that doesn't really help because the route to the syslog sink is not via reth or ae interface...  if the traffic can't/shouldn't exit via st0 or lt interface, then I'll need to install a syslog proxy.

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    Theodore
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  • 10.  RE: revenue ports on an srx1500

    Posted 12-16-2020 01:31
    Hi,

    st0 is for tunnel. lt0 is for internal link usually for VR to VR. 

    You need to know your design first.

    Thanks


  • 11.  RE: revenue ports on an srx1500

     
    Posted 12-16-2020 01:44
    I know what my design is, the problem with that design is the term 'revenue ports' since the stream syslog documentation only says that the traffic can't exit an fxp0 port, but can only exit a revenue port, and google doesn't return any results for "define" juniper" "revenue port".
    So, I inquired here, and I have several different defintions of 'revenue port'.
    Also, I know that st0 ports are for virtual tunnels, i have a many of them.  I also know lt-0/0/0 is for inter-vr communication.  none of that matters if they aren't revenue ports or if the documentation is wrong by omission.

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    Theodore
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