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Front panel interfaces

You connect the FIM-7921F to your 100Gbps data networks using the 1 to 18 front panel QSFP28 interfaces. You can also connect the FIM-7921F to your 400Gbps data networks using the 19 and 20 front panel QSFP-DD interfaces. You can create link aggregation groups that can include data interfaces from multiple FIMs and FPMs in the same chassis.

The front panel also includes M1 and M2 QSFP28, M3 and M4 SFP28 interfaces that connect to the base channel, two Ethernet management interfaces (MGMT1 and MGMT2), and a USB port. The USB port can be used with any USB key for backing up and restoring configuration files.

Connector Type Speed Protocol Description
1 to 18 QSFP28

100Gbps

40Gbps

Ethernet

Eighteen front panel 100GigE QSFP28 fabric channel data interfaces that can be connected to 100Gbps data networks to distribute sessions to the FPMs in chassis slots 3 and up. The speed of these interfaces can be changed to 40Gbps.

19 and 20

QSFP-DD

400Gbps

100Gbps

40Gbps

25Gbps

10Gbps

Ethernet

Two front panel 400GigE QSFP-DD fabric channel data interfaces that can be connected to 400Gbps data networks to distribute sessions to the FPMs in chassis slots 3 and up. The speed of and type of these interfaces can be changed, Changing the FIM-7921F 19 and 20 interfaces.

M1 and M2 QSFP28

100Gbps

40Gbps

Ethernet

Two front panel 100GigE QSFP28 base channel management interfaces. These interfaces are used for HA heartbeat, and session synchronization between FIM-7921Fs in different chassis. These interfaces can also be used for management communication (for example, for remote logging). The speed of these interfaces can be changed to 40Gbps.

M3 and M4

SFP28

25Gbps

10Gbps

Ethernet

Two front panel 25GigE SFP28 base channel management interfaces. These interfaces are used for HA heartbeat, and session synchronization between FIM-7921Fs in different chassis. These interfaces can also be used for management communication (for example, for remote logging). The speed of these interfaces can be changed to 10Gbps.

MGMT1 and MGMT2 RJ-45

10Mbps

100Mbps

1000Mbps

Ethernet Two 10/100/1000BASE-T copper out of band management ethernet interfaces.
USB USB 3.0 Type A USB 3.0 USB 2.0 Standard USB connector.
Console RJ-45 9600 bps
8/N/1
RS-232 serial Serial connection to the FIM-7921F CLI.

Front panel interfaces

You connect the FIM-7921F to your 100Gbps data networks using the 1 to 18 front panel QSFP28 interfaces. You can also connect the FIM-7921F to your 400Gbps data networks using the 19 and 20 front panel QSFP-DD interfaces. You can create link aggregation groups that can include data interfaces from multiple FIMs and FPMs in the same chassis.

The front panel also includes M1 and M2 QSFP28, M3 and M4 SFP28 interfaces that connect to the base channel, two Ethernet management interfaces (MGMT1 and MGMT2), and a USB port. The USB port can be used with any USB key for backing up and restoring configuration files.

Connector Type Speed Protocol Description
1 to 18 QSFP28

100Gbps

40Gbps

Ethernet

Eighteen front panel 100GigE QSFP28 fabric channel data interfaces that can be connected to 100Gbps data networks to distribute sessions to the FPMs in chassis slots 3 and up. The speed of these interfaces can be changed to 40Gbps.

19 and 20

QSFP-DD

400Gbps

100Gbps

40Gbps

25Gbps

10Gbps

Ethernet

Two front panel 400GigE QSFP-DD fabric channel data interfaces that can be connected to 400Gbps data networks to distribute sessions to the FPMs in chassis slots 3 and up. The speed of and type of these interfaces can be changed, Changing the FIM-7921F 19 and 20 interfaces.

M1 and M2 QSFP28

100Gbps

40Gbps

Ethernet

Two front panel 100GigE QSFP28 base channel management interfaces. These interfaces are used for HA heartbeat, and session synchronization between FIM-7921Fs in different chassis. These interfaces can also be used for management communication (for example, for remote logging). The speed of these interfaces can be changed to 40Gbps.

M3 and M4

SFP28

25Gbps

10Gbps

Ethernet

Two front panel 25GigE SFP28 base channel management interfaces. These interfaces are used for HA heartbeat, and session synchronization between FIM-7921Fs in different chassis. These interfaces can also be used for management communication (for example, for remote logging). The speed of these interfaces can be changed to 10Gbps.

MGMT1 and MGMT2 RJ-45

10Mbps

100Mbps

1000Mbps

Ethernet Two 10/100/1000BASE-T copper out of band management ethernet interfaces.
USB USB 3.0 Type A USB 3.0 USB 2.0 Standard USB connector.
Console RJ-45 9600 bps
8/N/1
RS-232 serial Serial connection to the FIM-7921F CLI.