The port panel of the QFX5100-24Q device consists of 24 quad small-form factor pluggable plus (QSFP+) ports. Each QSFP+ socket can be configured to support 40 GbE or as a set of 4 independent 10 GbE ports using breakout cables (channelization mode). In standalone mode, any of the 24 ports 0 through 23 can be configured as either uplink or access ports. The QFX5100-24Q device has two module bays for the optional expansion modules, QFX-EM-4Q or EX4600-EM-8F. The QFX-EM-4Q, can add a total of 8 additional QSFP+ ports to the chassis and the EX4600-EM-8F can provide 8 additional 10-Gigabit Ethernet Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports. The QFX-EM-4Q ports can also be configured as either access ports or as uplinks, but only ports 0 and 2 can be channelized using port mode.
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