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EX Virtual Chassis Distance between members

08.23.10   |  
‎08-23-2010 08:18 PM

My customer wants to span his virtual chassis across two data centres 15 km apart. What is the maximum distance you can have between members of a virtual chassis?

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Re: EX Virtual Chassis Distance between members

08.23.10   |  
‎08-23-2010 08:31 PM

Brian,  I think its 40km,,,

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Re: EX Virtual Chassis Distance between members

08.23.10   |  
‎08-23-2010 08:32 PM

According to the EX Virtual Chassis Best Practices Guide it is up to 50km.

 

http://kb.juniper.net/index?page=content&id=TN31&cat=SWITCHING&actp=LIST

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‎08-26-2015 01:27 AM

Re: EX Virtual Chassis Distance between members

08.23.10   |  
‎08-23-2010 08:39 PM

 

Few lines from the Best practices guide regarding the Maximum Distance between members in Virtual chassis..

 

Interconnecting Members in a Virtual Chassis Configuration
A Virtual Chassis configuration consists of between two and 10 EX 4200 series switches connected together through Virtual Chassis ports. Configurations can range from a deployment in which each switch is physically collocated, to a deployment in which switches are separated by up to 70 km and connected via fiber optics. Each switch within a Virtual Chassis configuration is a member of that Virtual Chassis configuration.

 

http://www.juniper.net/solutions/literature/implementationguides/801018.pdf

 

 

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Re: EX Virtual Chassis Distance between members

08.23.10   |  
‎08-23-2010 08:49 PM

It looks like there are multiple answers in the guides.  One says 50km while the other states 70km.  A Virtual Chassis can be created over the SFP/SFP+ ports up to the maximum transmission distance catered for by the SFP or SFP+ optic.

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Re: EX Virtual Chassis Distance between members

08.23.10   |  
‎08-23-2010 09:00 PM
ISTR reading somewhere that there must not be any MAC level devices (repeaters?) in the VC paths due to non-standard ethernet frames...
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Re: EX Virtual Chassis Distance between members

08.23.10   |  
‎08-23-2010 09:01 PM

are there latency caveats on this also..?  (apart from maxm optical distance)...

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Re: EX Virtual Chassis Distance between members

08.23.10   |  
‎08-23-2010 10:04 PM

There are no latency caveats involved.

 

Thanks.