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Port Panel of an EX4600 Switch


The fixed portion of the port panel of the EX4600-40F switch supports up to a maximum of 40 logical 10 GbE ports. Twenty-four physical ports (0 through 23) support 10 Gbps small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+) transceivers. These ports can be configured as access ports. See The Hardware Compatibility Tool for a list of supported transceivers. All 24 of these ports can be used for SFP+ transceivers or SFP+ direct attach copper (DAC) cables. You can use 1-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ transceivers, 10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ transceivers, and SFP+ direct attach copper cables in any access port.

The remaining 16 logical ports are available for four 40 GbE ports (24 through 27) that support up to four quad small-form factor pluggable plus (QSFP+) transceivers. Each QSFP+ port can operate either as a single 40 Gbps port or as a set of 4 independent 10 Gbps ports using QSFP+ breakout cables. The 40 GbE ports can be configured as either access ports or as uplinks. .


Do not install a copper transceiver in an access port directly above or below another copper transceiver. Internal damage to the access ports and switch can occur. We recommend that you either use the top port row exclusively, or the bottom port row exclusively, for installing copper transceivers.

Figure 1 shows the port panel of an EX4600 switch.

Figure 1: EX4600 Switch Port Panel
EX4600 Switch Port Panel
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) terminal
40 GbE ports (4)
10 G ports (24)
Expansion module bays with cover panels (2)