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The SBC 5400 hardware platform comes equipped with four media ports and is available in three models based on the media port configuration. Customers must purchase the appropriate model based on their interface and capacity requirements. The media ports are enabled on the chassis depending upon the network interface license installed.

Table : SBC 5400 Interface Modes and Media Port Assignments

Interface ModePort Assignments
(Active Media Ports)
SFP TypesLicense Required
2 x 10 Gb

0, 1

10 Gb SFP in Media Port 0 and Media Port 2

SBC-1 X 10 GMP
2 x 1 Gb

0, 1

1 Gb SFPs in Media Port 0 and 1

None. Enabled by default

4 x 1 Gb 0, 1, 2, 3

1 Gb SFPs in all four media ports

SBC-4 X 1 GMP

Table : Media Ports Speed and Descriptions

Media Port SpeedDescription
10 GbpsIn 2 x 10 Gbps mode:
  • Media 0 and Media 2 run at 10Gbps.
  • Media 1 and Media 3 are inactive.
  • Media 0 socket maps to pkt0 and Media 2 socket maps to pkt1 in 10 G mode.
  • SFP+ modules (10Gbps capable) must be used in 10 Gbps mode.
1 Gbps

In 4 x 1 Gbps mode:

  • Media 0, Media 1, Media 2, and Media 3 run at 1 Gbps and all the four ports are configurable.
  • Pkt2 and Pkt3 ports do not operate without the 4 x1 Gbps license.
  • Media 0 socket maps to pkt0, Media1 socket maps to pkt1, Media2 socket maps to pkt2, and Media 3 socket maps to pkt3.

In 2 x 1 Gbps mode:

  • Media 0 and Media 1 run at 1 Gbps.
  • Media 2 and Media 3 are inactive.
  • Media 0 socket maps to pkt0, Media1 socket maps to pkt1, Media 2 socket maps to pk2, and Media 3 socket maps to pkt3.

Note

  • The 2 x 10 Gbps flavor of the SBC 5400 does not support full-bandwidth DoS protection on both the packet ports.
  • On a 2 x 10 Gbps flavor of the SBC 5400, the two 10 GE packet ports do not support an active-standby port redundancy model with each other. Both the ports are active when enabled on an Active SBC node, and both the ports are standby on a Standby SBC node.
  • A single SBC-1 X 10 GMP packet port license is used to enable both 10 GE packet ports on an SBC 5400 in 10 Gbps mode.

Note

  • The 2 x 1 Gbps mode is a default mode that any SBC 5400 platform can use. A license is required to use both 4 x 1 Gbps and 2 x 10 Gbps modes.
  • If there is no license, only ports 0 and 1 are operable.

Media port speed is user-configurable. The following licenses support the media port configurations:

  • SBC-4 X 1 GMP – This license allows four 1 Gbps media ports.
  • SBC-1 X 10GMP – This license allows two 10 Gbps media ports.

 

Customers may upgrade or change the licensed network interfaces on their SBC 5400 systems after initial purchase as below, as needed.

Table : SBC 5400 Network Interface Upgrade Options

FromTo
2 x 1 Gb4 x 1 Gb
2 x 1 Gb2 x 10 Gb
4 x 1 Gb2 x 10 Gb
2 x 10 Gb4 x 1 Gb

Note

A media port operating in 10 GbE mode supports 10 Gb/s speed, full-duplex only and auto-negotiations is unsupported in this mode. Media ports operating in 1 GbE mode supports operation at 1 Gb/s speed, full duplex mode only with auto-negotiation enabled.

10 GbE Mode

[root@CHIVAS linuxadmin]# ethtool pkt0
Settings for pkt0:
        Supported ports: [ FIBRE ]
        Supported link modes:   Not reported
        Supported pause frame use: Symmetric
        Supports auto-negotiation: No
        Advertised link modes:  Not reported
        Advertised pause frame use: No
        Advertised auto-negotiation: No
        Speed: 10000Mb/s
        Duplex: Full
        Port: FIBRE
        PHYAD: 0
        Transceiver: internal
        Auto-negotiation: off
        Link detected: yes 
[root@CHIVAS linuxadmin]# ethtool pkt1
Settings for pkt1:
        Supported ports: [ FIBRE ]
        Supported link modes:   Not reported
        Supported pause frame use: Symmetric
        Supports auto-negotiation: No
        Advertised link modes:  Not reported
        Advertised pause frame use: No
        Advertised auto-negotiation: No
        Speed: 10000Mb/s
        Duplex: Full
        Port: FIBRE
        PHYAD: 0
        Transceiver: internal
        Auto-negotiation: off
        Link detected: yes 

1 GbE Mode

[root@YF39 ~]# ethtool pkt0
Settings for pkt0:
        Supported ports: [ FIBRE ]
        Supported link modes:   1000baseT/Full
        Supported pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
        Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
        Advertised link modes:  1000baseT/Full
        Advertised pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
        Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
        Speed: 1000Mb/s
        Duplex: Full
        Port: FIBRE
        PHYAD: 0
        Transceiver: internal
        Auto-negotiation: on
        Link detected: yes
[root@YF39 ~]# ethtool pkt1
Settings for pkt1:
        Supported ports: [ FIBRE ]
        Supported link modes:   1000baseT/Full
        Supported pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
        Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
        Advertised link modes:  1000baseT/Full
        Advertised pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
        Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
        Speed: 1000Mb/s
        Duplex: Full
        Port: FIBRE
        PHYAD: 0
        Transceiver: internal
        Auto-negotiation: on
        Link detected: yes
[root@YF39 ~]# ethtool pkt2
Settings for pkt2:
        Supported ports: [ FIBRE ]
        Supported link modes:   1000baseT/Full
        Supported pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
        Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
        Advertised link modes:  1000baseT/Full
        Advertised pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
        Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
        Speed: 1000Mb/s
        Duplex: Full
        Port: FIBRE
        PHYAD: 0
        Transceiver: internal
        Auto-negotiation: on
        Link detected: yes
[root@YF39 ~]# ethtool pkt3
Settings for pkt3:
        Supported ports: [ FIBRE ]
        Supported link modes:   1000baseT/Full
        Supported pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
        Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
        Advertised link modes:  1000baseT/Full
        Advertised pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
        Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
        Speed: 1000Mb/s
        Duplex: Full
        Port: FIBRE
        PHYAD: 0
        Transceiver: internal
        Auto-negotiation: on
        Link detected: yes
[root@YF39 ~]#

Warning

Any changes to the media port speed, deletes the existing configuration. To use the option, Enable 10G Media Speed, power off the host first.