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SFP ports in EX9200 Routing Engine

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  • 1.  SFP ports in EX9200 Routing Engine

    Posted 04-11-2018 11:02


    When I check the interface list using 'show interface terse' in a EX9204 switch, I don't see the 2 SFP ports in the RE. However, I see the ports listed from other line card in the command output.


    The SFPs are showing when I check the hardware.

    root@SW-01> show chassis hardware      
    Hardware inventory:
    Item             Version  Part number  Serial number     Description
    Routing Engine 0 REV 07   750-063458   CAKG5553          RE-S-EX9200-2X00x6
    CB 0             REV 09   750-062852   CAKD5723          EX9200-SF2
      Xcvr 0        
      Xcvr 1        

    Can you please let me know how to list & confgure those 2 SPFs ports in Routing Engine?


  • 2.  RE: SFP ports in EX9200 Routing Engine

    Posted 04-12-2018 10:05

    Any help would be appreciated!

  • 3.  RE: SFP ports in EX9200 Routing Engine
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    Posted 04-12-2018 11:09


    First things first - You are referring to SFPP ports in the Control Board/CB, specifically in SCBE2 model, and not in the RE.

    EX9200 shares the CB hardware with MX240/480/960, and on MX480/960 these ports are used to connect external REs used in Node Slicing application


    (the diagram shows MX2K but the CB ports are also 10GE SFPP ones).

    You cannot configure these ports as revenue ports, it is not supported.




  • 4.  RE: SFP ports in EX9200 Routing Engine

    Posted 04-12-2018 11:19
    Thank you for the explanation!

    Is there anyway we can use those SFPP port for ICCP/ICP link between two EX9200 REs? The two switches are going to have to have MC-LAG with downstream switch.

  • 5.  RE: SFP ports in EX9200 Routing Engine

    Posted 04-16-2018 12:01

    Short answer is no.


    I believe none of the SFP+ interfaces on any RE (regardless of product family) are useful at this time, but I also believe the design was for direct access to Control Plane (and potentially other VMs) and not for data plane always.