[j-nsp] EX4600: Splitting up one QSFP+ port into four SFP+ ports?

v vekt0r7 at gmx.net
Thu Mar 17 08:42:04 EDT 2016

Are there any differences or disadvantages compared to a "real" SFP+ port?
(apart from the breakout cable that is)


Am 2016-03-17 um 13:15 schrieb Bill Blackford:
> I haven't done this with an EX4600, but it is most likely the same. You need a 40G optic and an MTP breakout cable that plugs into the optic and splits out into 8 strands of LC or SC or whatever flavor you need.
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Mar 17, 2016, at 03:40, v <vekt0r7 at gmx.net> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am interested in buying an EX4600 and curious about the QSFP+ ports. My question is the following:
>> Can the QSFP+ ports really be split up into four fully featured SFP+ ports? Are there any caveats or disadvantagas to this approach?
>> I'm asking because the EX4600 costs just as much as the EX4550 (which has 32 SFP+ ports). If we could split up the QSFP+ ports on the EX4600 to have 40 fully featured SFP+ ports that would be awesome.
>> Regards,
>> v
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