Technical Specifications

A Port is the high-speed Ethernet interface that connects to the Megaport network. It is configured as an 802.1Q VLAN trunk to support multiple Virtual Cross Connects - each presented as a unique VLAN.

These tables summarize the technical specifications for Megaport services:

Interface Speed Interface
1 Gbps 1000BASE-LX (10km; duplex on SMOF)
10 Gbps 10GBASE-LR (10km; duplex on SMOF)
100 Gbps 100GBASE-LR4 (10km; duplex on SMOF)
Service Attribute Service Parameter/Value
MAC Layer IEEE 802.3-2002
Maximum Ethernet Frame Size 9100 bytes (lower for IX or CSP targets)
VLAN Ethernet Type 0x8100
Q-in-Q (802.1ad) Supported
CoS Level Standard
Unicast Frame Delivery Deliver Unconditionally
Multicast Frame Delivery Deliver Unconditionally
Broadcast Frame Delivery Deliver Unconditionally

Layer 2 control tunneling

Protocol Action
PAUSE (802.3x) Discard
LACP (802.1ax/802.3ad) Discard
Link OAM Discard
PNAC (802.1x) Discard
E-LMI Tunnel
LLDP Tunnel
GARP Tunnel


Link aggregation is supported using Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP). You can use LACP on an individual interface if you plan to add interfaces in the future. For details on Link Aggregation Groups, see Creating a Link Aggregation Group.

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