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‎09-12-2013 11:33 PM

I tried to check few things from a datasheet of EX4300 and do some comparison between 4200 and 4300. I was planning to go with EX4200, however I can see some spec EX4300 what is better. However I could not see few important things mentioned in EX4300 datasheet but those are in EX4200. Features I could see in EX4200 but not in EX4300 are:

 

HA: - Nonstop active routing (NSR) for OSPFv2
- Nonstop bridging (NSB) for LAGs and LACP - Nonstop software upgrade
(NSSU)
- Virtual Chassis fast failover

 

Private VLANs (PVLANs)
- Private VLANs (PVLANs) support across switches - Q-in-Q tunneling
- Q-in-Q VLAN extended support for multiple S-VLANs per access
interface, firewall-filter-based VLAN assignment, and RVIs and IRB
interfaces
- VLAN ID translation

 

Are these features supported in EX4300 as well or really not due to I could not see these in datasheet.

 

 

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‎08-26-2015 01:27 AM

Re: EX4300

‎09-14-2013 01:40 AM

I would really like to know exactly what specific implementation Juniper was targeting when the spent so much time and resources developing this beast which seems to support so very little of the most important features required/desired by most implementations.

Your assumption seems correct. I checked with one of the latest version of the software and was amazed at all that is Not Supported on the EX4300. And the release for this modelis Junos OS Release 13.2X50 - D10

http://forums.juniper.net/t5/The-New-Network/The-EX4300-An-Enterprise-switch-you-can-bet-on/ba-p/201...

 

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Re: EX4300

‎09-14-2013 09:30 PM

 

 

You can also look at earlier discussion on the differences between 4300 and 4200 in this forum -

 

http://forums.juniper.net/t5/Ethernet-Switching/What-are-the-main-differences-between-EX4300-and-EX4...

 

Below is the complete documentation on EX4300 -

 

http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/junos13.2/information-products/topic-collections/ex-series/sof...

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Re: EX4300

‎09-15-2013 09:14 PM

Thanks for the answers. However I was hoping that I was wrong with my assumption, but if the case is what it is, we can just hope that Juniper does something for it.

 

Does anyone know if there is any plans to do something for these quite important missing features? Any road map to do some updates?

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Re: EX4300

‎09-16-2013 11:18 AM

I do not know the exact reason or the exact environment that juniper was targetting when they developed the 4300 but I would check with the my SE and compare it with the 4500/4550 and see if it would not justify any increase in cost to change the models.

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