Groups of GigaSMART Engine Ports

To access GigaSMART within GigaVUE‑FM, access a device that has been added to GigaVUE‑FM from the GigaVUE‑FM interface. GigaSMART appears in the navigation pane of the device view on supported devices. Refer to Access GigaSMART from GigaVUE‑FM for details.

Use the GigaSMART Group page to create groups of GigaSMART engine ports in a given GigaVUE chassis. (To go to the GigaSMART Group page, select GigaSMART > GigaSMART Groups > GigaSMART Groups > New.)

The GigaSMART engine ports in a GigaSMART group can be on different line cards or modules in the same GigaVUE‑HC2, or GigaVUE‑HC3 chassis. However, all GigaSMART engine ports must be on the same chassis.

Use groups of GigaSMART engine ports to increase the processing power of GigaSMART. The processing power of the GigaSMART engine ports is as follows:

■   Each of the two GigaSMART engine ports in an SMT-HC3-C05 module on GigaVUE‑HC3 can process packets at up to 100Gb.
■   Each of the two GigaSMART engine ports in an SMT-HC3-C08 module on GigaVUE‑HC3 can process packets at up to 100Gb.
■   The GigaSMART engine port in a GigaSMART-HC0 module on GigaVUE‑HC2 can process packets at up to 40Gb.
■   The GigaSMART engine port in the GigaVUE‑HC2 Gen2 can process packets at up to 80Gb.
■   The GigaSMART engine port in the GigaVUE‑HC1 node can process packets at up to 20Gb.
■   The GigaSMART engine port in the GigaVUE‑HC1 Gen3 can process packets at up to 80Gb.
■   The GigaSMART engine port in the GigaVUE‑HC1-Plus node can process packets at up to 200Gb.

The number of GigaSMART engine ports are as follows:

■   Each GigaSMART-HC0 module includes one GigaSMART engine port.
■   Each SMT-HC3-C05 module on GigaVUE‑HC3 includes two GigaSMART engine ports.
■   The GigaVUE‑HC1 node includes one GigaSMART engine port.
■   The GigaVUE‑HC1-Plus node includes one fixed GigaSMART module.

The number of GigaSMART engine ports available in a chassis depends on the number of GigaSMART line cards or modules in the chassis as follows:

■   Up to four modules in the GigaVUE‑HC3 (eight GigaSMART engine ports).
■   Up to five modules in the GigaVUE‑HC2 (four front GigaSMART modules and one rear GigaSMART module with one GigaSMART engine each, for a total of five).
■   Up to four modules in the GigaVUE‑HC2 Gen 2 (four GigaSMART engine ports).
■   One module in GigaVUE‑HC1 (one engine port).
■   Up to two modules in GigaVUE-HC1 Gen 3 (two GigaSMART engine ports).

The following table provides a summary:

GigaVUE Node

Maximum GigaSMART Line Cards or Modules per Node

Number of GigaSMART engine ports per Line Card or Module

Maximum Number of GigaSMART engine ports in a GigaSMART group (gsgroup)

GigaVUE‑HC3

4

2

8

GigaVUE‑HC2

4 front, 1 rear

1

5

GigaVUE‑HC2 Gen2

4

1

4

GigaVUE‑HC1

1 built-in

1

1

GigaVUE‑HC1 Gen3

2

1

2

GigaVUE‑HC1-Plus

1 built-in rear module, 1

2

2

Note:  Grouping Generation 3 and Generation 2 cards is not supported.

Engine grouping for GTP is a special case, which is described in GTP Engine Grouping.

GigaSMART engine ports are numbered with an e prefix using <bid/sid/e1..e2> nomenclature, such as 1/1/e1. For example:

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