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  • 7 January 2014
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Create Date: Jul 12 2013 8:48AM


Have a very quick query about EAPS.

Can two nodes in an EAPS ring have joining secondary or primary ports? It doesn't mention anything in the EAPS tech note so I assume this is ok?

Ian (from Ian_Broadway)

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Create Date: Sep 7 2013 3:08AM

From the CLI Reference Guide...

Each node on the ring connects through two ring ports. One port must be configured as the primary
port; the other must be configured as the secondary port.
The primary and secondary ports have significance only on a master node. The health-check messages
are sent out the primary port of the master node, and the master node blocks the protected VLANs on
the secondary port.
The master node’s secondary EAPS port cannot be configured on ports that are already configured as
• Shared-port
• MLAG ISC port
There is no distinction between the primary and secondary ports on a transit node.
(from Daniel_Flouret)