V300 Virtual Port Extender
Bridge port extenders (BPEs) are devices that do not fully process packets, nor make forwarding or filtering decisions. Instead, they simply receive packets from extended ports and forward packets toward the upstream controlling bridge (an ExtremeXOS-based switch) for L2/L3 processing. This scheme, based on the IEEE 802.1BR specification, is known as extended edge switching.
The V300 Virtual Port Extender offers the following models:
In general, the V300 Virtual Port Extender offers the following features:
- Eight 10/100/1000BASE-T half/full duplex ports or 10/100/1000BASE-T half/full duplex PoE+ ports
- Two 10Gb SFP+ uplinks
- PoE+ power on some models
- Fixed internal power-supply (non-PoE models), fanless
With the exception of the V300-8P-2T-W model, the V300 Virtual Port Extender requires that ExtremeXOS (EXOS) version 30.5 (or later) be installed on the switch to which it is attached. For more information about configuring EXOS for use with this equipment, see the ExtremeXOS 30.6 User Guide .