One big issue i always had with Cisco IOS is, that the interface names are named after the max ethernet standard speed they support.
FastEthernet GigabitEthernet TenGigabitEthernet
This becomes especially annoying if you use a network module that supports TenGigabitEthernet SFP's. The interfaces are showing up twice in the configuration, representing their speed. A network module with 4x 10gig capable SFPs presents itself in the configuration as 8 ports:
Gi1/1/1 Gi1/1/2 Gi1/1/3 Gi1/1/4 Te1/1/1 Te1/1/2 Te1/1/3 Te1/1/4
It would be great if Cisco would allow the interface to be called in a speed neutral way, like:
Ethernet1/1/1 Ethernet1/1/2 Ethernet1/1/3 Ethernet1/1/4
Of course there would be a transition period of a few IOS(XE/XR) generations needed that would allow the use of both old and new names. Are there any plans for the future, how the interface name scheme could look like?
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