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Which Slots to use for Fabric Modules in the S8

  • 1.  Which Slots to use for Fabric Modules in the S8

    Posted 11-05-2013 00:27
    Article ID: 12539

    Products
    Matrix S-Series
    S8 (8 slot chassis)

    Goals
    When a customer has two Fabric modules (the S8 supports up to three; in slots 4, 5, and 6), is there a recommendation as to which chassis slots should be used?

    Solution
    From a technical perspective the pair of fabrics may be installed into any of these three slots. There is no recommendation as to which two to populate.However, from a cable management perspective, it usually makes sense to populate two slot together first (either 4 & 5, or 5 & 6). With slots 4 & 6 populated, the cable path and density can make it more difficult to install a module into slot 5.

    See also: 11923, 12029, and 12030.