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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

    Hello,

    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
    Best Answer

    Posted 04-12-2018 11:09

    Hello,

    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

    https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/junos/topics/reference/general/node-slicing-server-router-connection.html

    (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.

    HTH

    Thx

    Alex



  • 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.