Populated vs Unpopulated Port

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Jul 18th, 2007


i heard this unpopulated and populated port. what is the difference of the two? can someone here explain it for me. tnx a lot....

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massimiliano.se... Wed, 08/01/2007 - 10:32


I think that port populated may be a port with a GBIC or SFP module inserted; a port unpopulated may be a port to be populated with a module.

royalblues Wed, 08/01/2007 - 11:57

As Martin said above, a populated port means a cable plugged on the port and is active.

unpopulated could be either cable not connected on that port or the port is not active

massimiliano.se... Thu, 08/02/2007 - 02:28


It may be also: "the term populated refers to bay or slot to be populated with network module or card".

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