Combination ports on Extreme X480-48t

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Hello experts,

I am working now on a project that involves a switch extreme X480-48t, my question is about combination ports, this switch have 4 combination ports, i need to use the optical ports as a regular port, I mean, I need to add the port to a virtual router working with VRRP, it is possible?.

Thanks in advance for your help!.
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Hey Miguel

the combo ports share a phy so the cooper port and fiber port with the same port number cant be used  at the same time.  you can use either the cooper or fiber port.  If a switch has 4 combo ports where 4 of them are cooper and 4 of them are fiber you can use any 4 of the 8 in any combination.

You don't disable the port the switch will sense which port you are using and make the other one not useable.

Does that help?