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EX4300-32F QSFP+ ports on the rear.

‎01-07-2019 05:29 PM


Hi everyone.

By default 2 QSPF+ ports on the rear are configured for VCP.    Can we use 10G SFP+  to build Virtual chasis for longer distance on QSFP+ ports ?  For example, in Brocade , we can use QSPF+ ports with 10GSFP+ to build chassis , the trade off is speed.


Additional info:

We have three EX4300-32F which are 80 meter apart, these switches have no uplink module ( 10GSFP+)  but do have built in QSFP+ ports . 


Have a good night!!

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Accepted by topic author sarahr202
‎01-08-2019 09:38 PM

Re: EX4300-32F QSFP+ ports on the rear.

‎01-07-2019 05:54 PM

No, the rear QSFP+ ports are not able to be channelized into 4x10Gb ports. 40Gb SR4 does 100m on OM3 and 40Gb LR4 does 10km on SM so I'm not sure why you're concerned about 80m distance between switches.

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Re: EX4300-32F QSFP+ ports on the rear.

‎01-07-2019 11:02 PM

On top of smickers input; You can create virtual chassis based on SFP+ ports - but with one contrain: You cannot use the 4 built-in SFP+ ports on EX4300-32F. It has to be via an uplink-module (EX-UM-4X4SFP for the EX4300-24T/EX4300-48T or EX-UM-8x8SFP for EX4300-32F)


This is documented in

Best regards,

Jonas Hauge Klingenberg
Juniper Ambassador & Technology Architect, SEC DATACOM A/S (Denmark)