We currently have construction on our campus and the crews accidentaly damaged our fiber lines to the buildings on the other side of the construction. I have a pair of EX4500s as our core connected to the outlying switches with a LAG. I have dark fiber available using another route and I would like to put an EX4300 switch in to create an alternate route to the existing EX4200 switches using another connection to the existing LAG. I need the other switches to remain connected when they replace the damaged fiber. Can I add a connection from the new switch to the existing LAG on the outlying switch even though the LAG is from a different source other than the EX4500 core switch?
No, this is not possible. If you are using normal LAG(not MC-LAG), then the source and destination of the LAG must be the same devices(standalone or VC).
I might not got this right, but I understand that you have the option to create a ring with the EX4500VC, EX4200 and EX4300.
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First off, thanks for the answer. At least it's something. I would persue that avenue but I don't have any experience with MC-LAG configurations and I'm having trouble finding documentation referencing same that makes sense.
EX4200/EX4500 doesn't support MC-LAG. EX4300 supports it.
However, you would need two devices that support MC-LAG to use the feature.
So, in your case, this would not be applicable and you are left with the option of creating a ring between EX4200 - EX4500 - EX4300.
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