Yes that should work fine as long as the uplinks on the CE500s do not require SFPs in which case you would need one of those SFPs that can take an RJ45. Not sure if they are supported on the CE500s though.
As Kelvin describes (and without my looking at the specs of the devices), that should work. Usually, the only things special about "uplink" ports are they often might ofter more bandwidth than other ports, they might offer for Ethernet the option to use a straight thru cable vs. cross over. They sometimes offer additional software features not found on other ports.
Your configuration is sometimes known as a "star" configuration, and it's often the preferred configuration.
Some variations would be to use the second uplink port on the leaf switches with to another top switch which connects to the top switch (avoids failure of the one top switch stopping your whole network), or using both uplink ports to the same top switch in some kind of Etherchannel configuration (if supported on both switches).
Question We run asr9001 with XR 6.1.3, and we have a very long delay to
login w/ SSH 1 or 2 to the device compare to IOS device. After
investigation, the there is 1s delay between the client KEXDH_INIT and
the server (XR) KEXDH_REPLY. After debug ssh serv...
Introduction The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Open
Shortest Path First (OSPF) behavior when the V-bit (Virtual-link bit) is
present in a non-backbone area. The V-bit is signaled in Type-1 LSA only
if the router is the endpoint of one or ...
Hi, I am seeing quite a few issues with patch install and wanted to
share my experience and workaround to this. Login to admin via CLI, then
access root with the “shell” command Issue “df –h” and you’ll probably
see the following directory full or nearly ...