[j-nsp] MX5 10G Ports

Matthew Crocker matthew at corp.crocker.com
Thu Apr 30 22:01:26 EDT 2015

> On Apr 30, 2015, at 4:43 PM, Colton Conor <colton.conor at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know legally you are not supposed to use the four 10G built in ports on a
> Juniper MX5 unless you buy an upgrade license to a MX40 or MX80 level. I
> would like to know if technically will these ports work, or has Juniper
> software locked them down?

Yes they work… for a while. 

I was burned by this, had a 10G link running for a couple weeks.  At some point the router refreshed its license and shut the port down.

Luckily I had a 2 port GigE MIC in the router to move the link to.

Model: mx10-t
JUNOS Base OS boot [12.3R6.6]

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