Connecting a QFX3600 Node Device to a Copper-Based QFX3000-G QFabric System Control Plane Network

 

A QFX3000-G QFabric system control plane and management network is formed by connecting the QFX series devices in your network to two Virtual Chassis composed of four EX4200 or four EX4300 switches each. QFX3600 Node devices have two management ports with RJ-45 connectors. Use the management ports to connect the QFX3600 Node device to each Virtual Chassis (see Figure 1).

Figure 1: QFX3600 Node Device Control Plane Connections
 QFX3600 Node Device
Control Plane Connections

Before you begin to cable the QFX3000-G QFabric system control plane and management network:

To connect a QFX3600 Node device to the QFX3000-G QFabric system control plane network (see Figure 1):

  1. Connect one end of the first RJ-45 patch cable to the first management port (labeled 0) on the Node device front panel.
  2. Connect the other end of that cable to the appropriate member and port on the Virtual Chassis. See Table 1.
  3. Connect one end of the second RJ-45 patch cable to the second management port (labeled C1) on the Node device front panel.
  4. Connect the other end of that cable to the appropriate member and port on the second Virtual Chassis. This should be the same member number and port number that you connected to in Step 2. For example, if you connected the first cable to ge-0/0/0 on Member 0 on the first Virtual Chassis, you connect the second cable to ge-0/0/0 on Member 0 on the second Virtual Chassis.
  5. Repeat this procedure for each Node device.