[j-nsp] EX3400 switches, QSFP+ breakout

v vekt0r7 at gmx.net
Thu Jun 16 08:13:53 EDT 2016

EX4600 sofware does support breaking out a QSFP+ ports into 4x SFP+ 10G interfaces so I guess the issue is more technical than political. (EX4600 and QFX5100 use the same chip internally.)



Am 2016-06-16 um 06:59 schrieb Chris Kawchuk:
> Likely to make you buy a QFX5100/5100-48T/5100-96/xxx5048 instead. (or son-of-QFX...). Speculation thinks that JNPR wants everyone into the QFX line and out of EX; the moving you towards VCF/QF datacentre/fabric-ready/CLOS switching vs traditional switching products.
> <grain of salt> Likely no technical reason, other than "they didn't wan you to do it" perhaps - It all depends on what PLM is allowing on a platform vs positioning of the other products in the portfolio. </grain of salt>.
> Echoing again, best to speak with your AM/SE team in terms of product direction/roadmap.
> - CK.
>> On 16 Jun 2016, at 12:35 pm, Colton Conor wrote:
>> Why?
>>> Like the EX4300 the 40GE ports cannot be channelized to 4 x 10G
>>> Nitzan
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