IXIA 400Tv2 - Chassis - Ixia | Deliver On

IXIA 400Tv2


  • Support for 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Packet Over SONET (POS), and ATM interfaces
  • Integrated PC controller running Windows 7 Ultimate for management and control of port configuration and statistics
  • Powerful automation facilities using the Tcl scripting language with easy integration into automated lab environments
  • Generate and analyze network traffic synchronously over thousands of ports simultaneously
  • Direct replacement for Ixia 400T
Ixia 400T

Ixia test systems deliver the industry's most comprehensive solutions for the performance, functional, and conformance testing of networks and applications.

The IXIA 400Tv2 chassis provides a portable platform on which an Ixia test system can be built. The chassis supports an integrated test controller that manages all chassis and testing resources. A wide array of interface load modules are available for the chassis, providing the network interfaces and distributed processing resources for customizing and analyzing network traffic flows. The highly scalable architecture supports daisy-chaining of up to 256 chassis with synchronized timing to enable very large test environments.

Ixia 400T
The Ixia 400Tv2 is a portable 4-slot chassis for Ixia standard form factor (SFF) load modules.


  • Wide variety of available network interfaces enables flexible, multi-functional deployment
  • Integrated PC eliminates need to buy a separate, specially configured workstation to act as a test controller
  • Integrated software packaging and installation process for both chassis and load modules reduces management overhead and simplifies upgrades, eliminating the need to manage multiple software and firmware elements
  • Remote management allows easy access to chassis resources via a network
  • Port-level user assignment allows resources to be shared among multiple users, maximizing testing resources and providing a secure, uninterrupted test environment
  • Scripted automated test packages provide for the simple execution of scalable benchmarking metrics
  • Simultaneous control of up to thousands of test ports for large scale, synchronized performance testing

Target Users

  • Engineering and quality assurance (QA) teams developing and testing 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet,  10 Gigabit Ethernet, Packet over SONET, and ATM products
  • Customer support departments troubleshooting customer issues
  • Internet Service Providers (ISPs), carriers, and large enterprises executing product qualification/acceptance testing or pre-deployment hot-staging
  • Certification and interoperability labs providing third party validation

High Performance

The Ixia test system is built on a proven, scalable architecture that integrates a CPU or CPU core running Linux and a TCP/IP stack on every test port. This distributed Linux processing environment enables stateful traffic testing of content-aware devices. In addition, line-rate stateless traffic generation and analysis is supported on each Ixia test port.


As device and network verification environments become increasingly complex, powerful and easy-to-use management software becomes critical. With the IxExplorer client application, users can flexibly manage up to thousands of ports from a single console located at the testing site or remotely. With the IxAutomate application, users can execute a wide range of pre-built test suites targeted at specific analysis applications. Custom tests can be written using a Tcl API. Resources can be maximized by allowing multiple users to share the platform simultaneously, each assuming individual ownership of ports within the same chassis.


CPU Intel CPU 1.66Ghz
Memory 2 GB
Disk SATA HDD 250 GB
Operating System Windows 7 Ultimate
Physical Load Memory Slots[1] 4
Size 10.25"w x 5.75"h x 18.5"d (26.1cm x 14.6cm x 47cm)
Weight (empty) 13.65lbs (6.2kg)
Average Shipping Weight 23lbs (10.4kg)
Shipping Vibration FED-STD-101C, Method 5019.1/5020.1
Environmental Temperature Operating: 41°F to 104°F, (5°C to 40°C) Storage: 41°F to 122°F, (5°C  to 50°C)
Humidity Operating: 0% to 85%, non-condensing Storage: 0% to 85%, non-condensing
Clearance Rear: 4 in (10 cm); fan openings should be clear of all cables or other obstructions. Sides: 2 in (5 cm) unless rack mounted.
Power 100-240 V 60/50 Hz 4-2 A. Note: The CPU monitors each card's power requirements and refrains from applying power to the backplane if the card's required load would cause the total power to exceed 350W.
Front Panel Switches Momentary Standby Power push button
Back Panel Switches Power On/Off rocker switch
Front Panel Indicators Power, Master, External Clock
Power 100-240 V 60/50 Hz 4-2 A. Note: The CPU monitors each card's power requirements and refrains from applying power to the backplane if the card's required load would cause the total power to exceed 350W.
Front Panel Connectors Power, Master, External Clock
Rear Panel Connectors:  
  • Keyboard / Mouse
PS/2 6-pin DIN with Y-connector, for external mouse and/or keyboard. You must use the supplied Y-cable when using the PS/2 mouse.
  • Monitor
HD-DB15 Super VGA for external monitor
  • Ethernet
1 RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T Interface
  • Com
2 male DB9 Serial Port
  • USB
4 USB dual type A (2 Front Mounted and 2 Rear Mounted), 4-pin jack connectors
  • Sync In
4-pin RJ11
  • Sync Out
4-pin RJ11

Product Ordering Information

941-0040 (IXIA 400Tv2)
400T-v2 Portable Chassis, a 4-slot chassis for Ixia standard form factor (SFF) load modules. The chassis includes an integrated PC controller, Windows 7 Ultimate Operating System, IxExplorer software, and IxAutomate RFC 2544/IPv6 Benchmark & 2889 Test Suites (928-0102). REQUIRES selection of a free IxOS software version that is ordered separately. Please refer to Ixia Compatibility Matrix for compatible chassis software versions. Minimum IxOS version required: IxOS 6.30 EA SP2

[1] Some high density / high performance load modules may require more power and cooling reducing the number of useable slots. The number of useable slots will be determined by the combination of load modules being used in the chassis.

This material is for informational purposes only and subject to change without notice. It describes Ixia's present plans to develop and make available to its customers certain products, features and capabilities. Ixia is only obligated to provide those deliverables specifically included in a written agreement between Ixia and the customer.

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