Port 3 on the r90 requires an SFP+ module so that it can be used for Usage monitoring up to 10Gbps. A wide range of 10GBASE PHYs (both optical and electrical) are supported. The port comes pre-configured so no additional configuration is required. It just needs the SFP+ module inserted and to be cabled. If required, Port 3 can also be converted to a Delivery/Experience monitoring port.
Cable the r90 for Usage monitoring on port 3
To cable the r90 for Usage monitoring on port 3:
- Configure port mirroring on your switch so that the source mirror port is the one you want to monitor and the destination mirror port is the one you will connect to the r90.
- Install the SFP+ module into port 3 of the r90.
- Using a cable appropriate for the type of SFP+ installed (e.g., CAT 6), connect port 3 on the r90 to the destination mirror port on the switch.
- Port 3 is ready to use for Usage monitoring.