[j-nsp] Rationale behind "set chassis aggregated-devices ethernet device-count"

Michael Loftis mloftis at wgops.com
Fri Aug 23 12:14:21 EDT 2013

Part of it probably has to do with SNMP.  Pre-allocating the count
keeps the SNMP index ID's from changing when devices are
added/removed.  ae0 is always index blah.  A lot of tools are very
dependent upon the SNMP index ID.

On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 5:30 AM, Phil Mayers <p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk> wrote:
> Just for curiosity - why is this a "thing" in JunOS? Why doesn't the
> platform just let you configure the aeX interfaces and figure out the
> "count" itself?
> It's such a specific thing to have to do I feel sure there's a reason, but
> can't for the life of me guess what :o)
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