I read the following in a Cisco Live presentation about the 4 10G ports on a 9000v satellite:
"Initially used as Fabric Ports ONLY (could be used as access port in the future)"
I wonder - which release represents "the future"? 5.1.1?
It looks like we are going towards a higher density satellite box instead which should provide 10G access ports.
With the current hardware burning a 10G port for a single customer doesn't make much sense.
I just heard that there are plans to have 10G access ports on 9000v "beyond 5.3.0" (which is early next at the earliest ?).
Don´t know what "there are plans" and "beyond" involve exactly. In any case it doesn´t sound very committed unfortunately... :(
Anyway, thanks a bunch for the update!
I talked to some more folks and verified that indeed we have no plans for this right now as we have not seen the need from customers. Beyond 5.3.0 is 'radar' material and still up for discussion. I would recommend working with your sales rep to build the use-case for marketing, but as I mentioned before we do plan to have this support on other satellite HW in the future which will support higher port density.
From an email exchange the other day this is still in the planning phases. I would advise checking with your sales rep or myself in a few months and we can get you the details at that time.