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Setting a 10-Gigabit Ethernet Port as a Virtual Chassis Port in an EX8200 Virtual Chassis (CLI Procedure)

You can connect member switches together in an EX8200 Virtual Chassis by configuring 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports as Virtual Chassis ports (VCPs). Member switch to member switch VCPs provide additional paths within the Virtual Chassis for Virtual Chassis Control Protocol (VCCP) traffic to monitor, maintain, or carry data traffic through the Virtual Chassis. See Understanding Virtual Chassis Ports in an EX8200 Virtual Chassis

Note:

For information on which ports on EX8200 line cards can be configured as VCPs, see Line Card Model and Version Compatibility in an EX8200 Switch.

All connections between EX8200 member switches and XRE200 External Routing Engines are automatically configured as dedicated VCP links, so you do not need to perform this procedure on those connections. See Understanding Virtual Chassis Ports in an EX8200 Virtual Chassis.

VCP links between EX8200 member switches automatically form a link aggregation group (LAG). Up to 12 VCP links can be part of a LAG of VCP links between EX8200 member switches. No user configuration is required to create this LAG. See Understanding Virtual Chassis Port Link Aggregation in an EX8200 Virtual Chassis.

You must use this procedure to configure VCPs between member switches in an EX8200 Virtual Chassis.

To configure a VCP link between two EX8200 switches:

When you use this command to create the VCP link, a paired 10-Gigabit Ethernet interface is also automatically configured as a VCP. For instance, when you enter request virtual-chassis vc-port set fpc-slot 5 pic-slot 0 port 0 to configure interface xe-5/0/0 as a VCP, interface xe-5/0/1 is also configured as a VCP and automatically becomes part of the LAG.

To unconfigure a VCP link between two EX8200 switches and make it a Gigabit Ethernet network link: