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    Understanding Virtual Chassis Hardware Configuration on an EX3300 Switch

    Virtual Chassis is a feature in Juniper Networks EX3300 Ethernet Switches that allows you to interconnect two or more EX3300 switches, enabling them to operate as a unified, single, high bandwidth switch. You can interconnect a maximum of six EX3300 switches by using the uplink module ports configured as Virtual Chassis ports (VCPs) to form a Virtual Chassis. By default, ports 2 and 3 on any uplink module installed in an EX3300 switch are configured as VCPs.

    Note: EX3300 switches do not have dedicated VCPs.

    All EX3300 switch models support Virtual Chassis, and you can interconnect different models, which allows you to choose among a range of possible port configurations within the same Virtual Chassis.

    The Virtual Chassis configuration includes a master switch and a backup switch, with all other switches in the configuration designated as “linecard” member switches. Virtual Chassis operation is managed through the master switch. Each switch in the Virtual Chassis is assigned a unique identifier that is displayed on the switch LCD.

    Published: 2011-08-12