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Can Exos 670v be used as Media Converter?

  • 1.  Can Exos 670v be used as Media Converter?

    Posted 04-09-2018 13:35
    Can Exos 670v be used as Media Converter? If on one port we have a 10G Ethernet SFP stick and on the other port we have a 10G Optical stick. Would there be a lossless(transparent) delivery of packets possible?


  • 2.  RE: Can Exos 670v be used as Media Converter?

    Posted 04-09-2018 20:25
    Danial, I believe the answer is "kind of"... If you leave the configuration default, the two ports will be within the same layer 2 VLAN (default), but that's it. If traffic is not all contained within a single VLAN, then no. I don't believe there is a way to put a port into promiscuous mode whereby all traffic traverses without any impact of VLANs, etc. Perhaps someone at Extreme can provide added info...? The other alternative would be to manually configure the ports in the same fashion, but I still don't believe that will leave the ports as a simple pass-through like you're suggesting.


  • 3.  RE: Can Exos 670v be used as Media Converter?

    Posted 04-12-2018 10:57
    I tested it now. I guess it works..


  • 4.  RE: Can Exos 670v be used as Media Converter?

    Posted 04-12-2018 10:57
    Thanks for the update Danial. Are you using it for a simple, flat, single VLAN or did you utilize some other method of deployment?


  • 5.  RE: Can Exos 670v be used as Media Converter?

    Posted 04-12-2018 10:57
    Just the Default method.