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RSP880 SFP+ ports

Hello,

I am trying to find out, what are 4 SFP+ ports on RSP880. Can they be used for traffic. Do they have any limitations? If router is equipped with 2 RSPs, may both RSPs use their SFP+ ports or only the active RSP? I found this information in ASR9k hardware installation guide http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/iosxr/asr9000/hardware-install/hig/b-asr9k-hardware-installation-guide/b-asr9k-hardware-installation-guide_chapter_00.html:

SFP/SFP+ Port

The RSP-440 and RSP-440 Lite support two 10-GE Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) virtualization cluster ports. The RSP-880 supports four 10-GE SFP+ ports that are used for external server connectivity capability.

I have to admit, that it is quite vague explanation. What is external server connectivity capability? I would appreciate more information about these ports.

Best regards,

Danil

 

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Cisco Employee

hi Danil,

hi Danil,

at present these ports are not enabled in software.

/Aleksandar

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Cisco Employee

hi Danil,

hi Danil,

at present these ports are not enabled in software.

/Aleksandar

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Beginner

Re: hi Danil,

Hi Danil 

 

So when will these ports be able to be configured/used ? 

 

Thanks 

 

Cisco Employee

Re: hi Danil,

Still no plans. Originally on RSP440 these were used for cluster but on RSP880 we don't support cluster, we have yet to need these ports for any function.

 

Sam

Beginner

Re: hi Danil,

As a matter of fact, sadly, as of RSP5 (Lightspeed commons) and RSP880-LT, these ports have been removed.  So I don't believe the SFP ports are ever going to be a thing on any roadmap.

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