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8. Facilitating Dark Fiber Replacement U... > EX4500 Transit Switch Configurations

EX4500 Transit Switch Configurations

Although the Ethernet frames were carrying a different payload from most installations (the Fibre Channel messages), the EX4500 transit switch carried solely Ethernet traffic. As such, the configuration could have been just that of an Ethernet switch. The reason for the special treatment and special configuration was to provide the service levels defined for Fibre Channel. The EX4500 formed the remote end of the DCB pair: it acted as the FCoE transit switch, prioritizing Fibre Channel traffic ahead of the enterprise traffic.

As for the QFX3500, the configuration was divided into management and traffic portions. The management configuration was identical to the configuration defined for the QFX3500, with the exception of the host identifier and the management addresses.


  

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