Juniper hardware recommendation

Adam Thompson athompson at
Fri May 14 14:44:57 UTC 2021

I did not know such a thing existed!  Cool!  Holy murdering your port density, though.  Ouch$$$.

Adam Thompson
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Hilliard <nick at>
> Sent: Friday, May 14, 2021 9:40 AM
> To: Adam Thompson <athompson at>
> Cc: nanog at
> Subject: Re: Juniper hardware recommendation
> Adam Thompson wrote on 14/05/2021 14:30:
> > However, the MX 10k family still only shows as being compatible with
> > two QSFP cards.  And yes, you can get a QSFP-SFP+ breakout cable, but
> > those don't let you use SFP+ CWDM/DWDM transceivers.
> you can also get QSA adapters to convert from a QSFP form factor port to a
> SFP+ port.  This should allow SFP+ WDM transceivers.
> Nick

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