I bought an old Juniper EX2200-C12P switch a couple of months ago but didn't really put it to use for a while (hello family commitments!), until recently. So here's a short primer on how I did set it up!
The switch is pretty nice. It's compact, all silent, can be configured with both ssh, web-ui and over serial - and it has 100W of PoE! It was also quite cheap (less than 100 USD). Another bonus is that it runs FreeBSD. :-)
Here's a snapshot of the rack today - it's a bit messy, but it's getting there! I really liked putting it together.
The switch configuration is pretty basic. I don't use any L3 routing, ACLs or similar - just a few VLANs, some trunk ports and PoE where I can.
The switch is reachable on my management subnet, but that's mostly so it can reach my NTP server, I've only used serial to configure it.
The setup which is pretty much what I use:
# Setup some VLANs set vlans management-vlan vlan-id 3 set vlans services-vlan vlan-id 100 set vlans clients-vlan vlan-id 150 set vlans guests-vlan vlan-id 200 set vlans iot-vlan vlan-id 250 # Router connected on port 0-3, with a bunch of VLANs tagged on port 0. set interfaces ge-0/0/0 unit 0 family ethernet-switching port-mode trunk vlan members management-vlan iot-vlan set interfaces ge-0/0/1 unit 0 family ethernet-switching vlan members clients-vlan set interfaces ge-0/0/2 unit 0 family ethernet-switching vlan members services-vlan set interfaces ge-0/0/3 unit 0 family ethernet-switching vlan members guests-vlan # Some computers from the services network set interfaces ge-0/0/4 unit 0 family ethernet-switching vlan members services-vlan set interfaces ge-0/0/5 unit 0 family ethernet-switching vlan members services-vlan set interfaces ge-0/0/6 unit 0 family ethernet-switching vlan members services-vlan set interfaces ge-0/0/7 unit 0 family ethernet-switching vlan members services-vlan # Some client computers set interfaces ge-0/0/8 unit 0 family ethernet-switching vlan members clients-vlan set interfaces ge-0/0/9 unit 0 family ethernet-switching vlan members clients-vlan # Two wireless access points set interfaces ge-0/0/10 unit 0 family ethernet-switching port-mode trunk vlan members [ clients-vlan iot-vlan management-vlan ] set interfaces ge-0/0/11 unit 0 family ethernet-switching port-mode trunk vlan members [ clients-vlan iot-vlan management-vlan ] # Uplink ports, to other switches set interfaces ge-0/1/0 unit 0 family ethernet-switching port-mode trunk vlan members all set interfaces ge-0/1/1 unit 0 family ethernet-switching vlan members all # Setup an L3 interface on the management network, give it an IP & a # static route to the gateway set interfaces vlan unit 3 family inet address 192.168.1.2/24 set vlans management-vlan l3-interface vlan.3 set routing-options static route 0.0.0.0/0 next-hop 192.168.1.1 # NTP, the lo0 interface is needed to make ntpq even start! set system ntp server 192.168.1.1 set interfaces lo0 unit 0 family inet address 127.0.0.1/32 # SNMP set snmp community change-me-please authorization read-only
Power over Ethernet
The default configuration enables PoE on all ports, which is nice. The only downside of this is that PoE is like a hammer - now everything you see is a nail! Especially armed with PoE splitters (like this TP-Link product) or adapters (like this noname product).
I currently have 6 devices powered with PoE - four SBCs, one switch and one wireless access point. Only the WAP is designed to be powered this way - the others use adapters (the SBCs) or PoE splitters (once you realize that nearly all 12v appliances can be powered this way…). It's still well within my power budget:
root> show poe controller Controller Maximum Power Guard Management Status Lldp index power consumption band Priority 0 100.00W 22.00W 0W Class AT_MODE Disabled
I should really, really setup SNMP monitoring of my power budget.
Update - LACP
I recently (as in an hour ago) setup an aggregated ethernet link between my EX2200-C12P and my Zyxel 1920-24. I used the last two non-PoE ports, which is ge-0/1/0 and ge-0/1/1 in this case.
# First, delete the current configuration for the ports in question delete interfaces ge-0/1/0 delete interfaces ge-0/1/1 set interfaces ge-0/1/0 ether-options 802.3ad ae0 set interfaces ge-0/1/1 ether-options 802.3ad ae0 set interfaces ae0 description "Zyxel 1920-24" set interfaces ae0 aggregated-ether-options lacp active set interfaces ae0 aggregated-ether-options lacp periodic slow # Now ae0 works like any other interface, so adding vlans here set interfaces ae0 unit 0 family ethernet-switching port-mode trunk native-vlan-id default vlan members all # Don't forget this, and increase it according to how many LACPs you have set chassis aggregated-devices ethernet device-count 1
Then, to check how the interface is doing:
root> show lacp interfaces root> show lacp statistics interfaces Aggregated interface: ae0 LACP Statistics: LACP Rx LACP Tx Unknown Rx Illegal Rx ge-0/1/0 350 363 0 0 ge-0/1/1 349 359 0 0 root> show interfaces terse | match ae0 ge-0/1/0.0 up up aenet --> ae0.0 ge-0/1/1.0 up up aenet --> ae0.0 ae0 up up ae0.0 up up eth-switch