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XG12™ Rackmount Chassis

XG12 12-slot, 11RU, Rackmount Chassis

Highlights

  • Single platform: a single solution for executing a wide array of data, routing, and bridging protocol emulation; and signaling, voice, video, and application testing from layers 1-7
  • Extensive interface support: Higher Speed Ethernet 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Dual PHY SFP Fiber and 10/100/1000 copper Ethernet, OC-3c/12c ATM, and OC-3c/12c/48c/192c packet over SONET (POS)
  • Hot swap capability: load modules can be actively swapped in and out of the test bed without disrupting ongoing test using installed modules
  • High performance: high speed backplane to support the high bandwidth requirements of large-scale application tests
  • Highly serviceable
  • Daisy-chaining of Ixia chassis in a single large port count test bed with synchronization accuracy to within 80 nanoseconds. Supported chassis: XG12, XM12, XM2, 400T, X16
  • GPS time synchronization using signal antenna with AFD1 or IRIG-B with AFD2 unit
  • FUSION support: FUSION-enabled load modules and IxN2X® application support and compatibility.

Ixia’s XG12 12-slot modular chassis is the test and measurement industry’s highest port density test system available for Ethernet. It is a flexible platform that delivers the most comprehensive solution for performance, functional, and conformance testing of network equipment and network applications. Operating in conjunction with Ixia’s industry-leading test applications and automation APIs, the XG12 chassis provides the foundation for high scale and performance, layer 1-7 test solutions.

The XG12 supports up to 384 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE), 192 1GE ports, 24 ports of 100GE  Higher Speed Ethernet (HSE) CFP MSA ports, 48 ports of 40GE HSE QSFP+ ports, 24 Packet over SONET (POS) ports, or 24 Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) ports.

The XG12 chassis has more total power and cooling compared to Ixia’s XM chassis series. The XG12 has a front-to-back airflow system to ensure that all of Ixia’s highest density load modules can operate efficiently. A true modular construction maximizes the XG12’s serviceability. Each major system component is self-contained and field replaceable. The fan, power supply, and processor components are designed to be readily installed and removed.  All Ixia XM load modules are hot-swappable which ensures a highly flexible and multi-user testing environment. Both of Ixia’s load module form factors, the XM and Standard modules are supported in the XG12, providing a seamless integration with existing Ixia test systems.

XM12 chassis
XG12 12-slot, 11RU, Rackmount Chassis

 

Features

  • Single platform: a single solution for executing a wide array of data, routing, and bridging protocol emulation; and signaling, voice, video, and application testing from layers 1-7
  • Extensive interface support: Higher Speed Ethernet 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Dual PHY SFP Fiber and 10/100/1000 copper Ethernet, OC-3c/12c ATM, and OC-3c/12c/48c/192c packet over SONET (POS)
  • Hot swap capability: load modules can be actively swapped in and out of the test bed without disrupting ongoing test using installed modules
  • High performance: high speed backplane to support the high bandwidth requirements of large-scale application tests
  • Highly serviceable:
    • Modular Processor module; a self-contained, field replaceable unit running Windows 7 operating system for management and control of load modules, port configurations and statistics. Processor module has on-board 250GB SATA hard disk drive
    • Modular Fan module; a self-contained, field replaceable unit
    • Modular Power Supply module; a self-contained, field replaceable unit with three power supplies
  • Daisy-chaining of Ixia chassis in a single large port count test bed with synchronization accuracy to within 80 nanoseconds. Supported chassis: XG12, XM12, XM2, 400T, X16
  • GPS time synchronization using signal antenna with AFD1 or IRIG-B with AFD2 unit
  • FUSION support: FUSION-enabled load modules and IxN2X® application support and compatibility.

Benefits

  • Test industry’s highest 100GE, 40GE, 10GE and 1GbE port density’s in 11RU vertical rack space, reducing space requirements and simplifying management
  • High performance architecture speeds test initialization and execution times
  • Multi-user environment leverages the per port user ownership model for all ports on the test modules installed into the chassis
  • Integrated IxOS™ software packaging and installation for both chassis and load modules that reduces management overhead and simplifies upgrades
  • Remote management allows easy access to chassis resources via a network
  • Modular components enable simple and quick field service of the XG12 chassis  

Specifications

Slots

12(compatible with Ixia XM form factor load modules)

Size

  • 19.0 in. Width x 19.21 in. Height x 27.2 in. Depth
  • 48.26 cm. Width x 48.79 cm. Height x 69.09 cm. Depth
  • 11 rackmount units (11RU)

Chassis Modules and Weights

Chassis Frame:
  • 97 lbs. (44.1 kg) average shipping weight (with filler panels)
Chassis Fan module:
  • 17.3 lbs. (7.86 kg) average shipping weight
Chassis Power Supply module:
  • 35.1 lbs. (15.95 kg) average shipping weight
Chassis Processor module:
  • 8.5 lbs. (3.86 kg) average shipping weight

Chassis Power1 Requirements

Three, single phase, 200-240VAC 50/60Hz power sources rated at 20 Amperes each, are required to supply the chassis.

Maximum power consumption per line cord and power supply:
  • 12 Amperes at 200VAC operation
  • 10 Amperes at 240VAC operation

Power Cords

(3) Power cords are required to operate the XG12 chassis power supplies for normal operating conditions.

Power Cord shipments:
  • Ixia provides three power cords that are configured and rated to meet the specifications of the target country where the chassis will be installed

Operating System

Windows 7, 32-bit version

Processor Module

Field replaceable and removable processor card module with an Intel 2.26 GHz Core™ 2 Duo processor with 4 GB CPU memory, and 250 GB SATA hard drive

Fan Module

Field replaceable chassis fan assembly that is easily installed and removed

Power Supply Module

Field replaceable power supply module that is easily installed and  removed

Current Load Modules for XG12 Rackmount Chassis2

XM Form Factor (XMFF) load modules:

Xcellon-Lava® High Density 40/100GbE products:
  • Xcellon-Lava AP40/100GE2P 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet Accelerated Performance, dual-speed, load module, 2-ports, 1-slot with CFP MSA interfaces
  • Xcellon-Lava AP40/100GE2P-NG FUSION-enabled 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet Accelerated Performance, dual-speed, load module, 2-ports, 1-slot with CFP MSA interfaces
  • Xcellon-Lava 40/100GE2RP, 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet Reduced Performance, dual-speed, load module, 2-ports, 1-slot with CFP MSA interfaces
Xcellon-Flex® High Density 10GbE products:
  • Xcellon-FlexAP10G16S 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Load Module, L2-7 Accelerated Performance, a 1-slot module with 16-ports of SFP+ interfaces
  • Xcellon-FlexFE10G16S 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Load Module, L2-3 Full Emulation Performance, a 1-slot module with 16-ports of SFP+ interfaces
Xdensity® Ultra-high Density 10GbE:
  • Xdensity,  XDM10G32S, Ultra-high density, 10-Gigabit Ethernet load module with 32-ports of SFP+ interfaces and L2-3 data plane support
Xcellon-Flex High Density 10GbE and 40 GE products:
  • Xcellon-FlexAP10/4016SQ 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet Accelerated Performance Load Module, 16-Ports of SFP+ interfaces and 4-ports of QSFP 40 GE interfaces with full performance L1-7 support
  • Xcellon-FlexFE40G4Q 40 Gigabit Ethernet Full Emulation Load Module, 4-ports of QSFP 40 GE with L1-3 support

K2 Higher Speed Ethernet product line:

  • HSE40GETSP1-01, 40-Gigabit Ethernet Load Module, 1-port, 2-slots, with the CFP MSA interface
  • HSE100GETSP1-01, 100- Gigabit Ethernet Load Module, 1-port, 2-slots, with the CFP MSA interface
  • HSE40/100GETSP1-01 Dual-Speed, 1-port, 2-slots, with CFP MSA interface
  • HSE40/100GETSPR1-01, Dual Speed, 40 and 100-Gigabit Data Plane Ethernet Load Module, 1-port, 2-slots, with the CFP MSA interface
  • HSE40GEQSFP1-01, 40-Gigabit Ethernet Load Module, 1-port, 1-slot with the QSFP+ pluggable interface for multimode fiber, 850nm, or QSFP+ copper cables

Xcellon Ultra™ High Performance Application Test product line:

  • Xcellon-Ultra NP-01, Application Network Processor Load Module, 1-10G XFP port and/or 12-Ports of Dual-PHY (SFP fiber  and RJ45 copper) 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • Xcellon-Ultra NG-01, FUSION-enabled Application Load Module, 1-10G XFP port and/or 12-Ports of Dual-PHY (SFP fiber and RJ45 copper) 10/100/1000 Mbps

NGY High Density 10 Gigabit Ethernet product line:

  • LSM10GXMR2/4/8-port, reduced performance, load modules with the XFP interface
  • LSM10GXM2/4/8XP-port, Extra performance, load modules with the XFP interface
  • LSM10GXM2S/4S/8S-port, Extra performance, load modules with the SFP+ interface
  • LSM10GXM2S/4S/8S-port, reduced performance, load modules with the SFP+ interface
  • LSM10GXM2GBT/4GBT/8GBT-port, Extra performance, load modules with the 10GBASE-T interface
  • LSM10GXM2GBT/4GBT/8GBT-port, reduced performance, load modules with the 10GBASE-T interface
  • LSM10GXM2NG/4NG/8N-port, FUSION-enabled load modules with the XFP interface

Fibre Channel Load Module products:

  • FCMGXM4S-01, 4-Port Fibre Channel Load Module, with 2Gbps, 4Gbps, and 8Gbps support, SFP+ interface
  • FCMGXM8S-01, 8-Port Fibre Channel Load Module, with 2Gbps, 4Gbps, and 8Gbps support, SFP+ interface

ImpairNet Load Module products:

  • ImpairNet EIM1G4S Gigabit Ethernet LAN Impairment module,  1-slot with 4-ports of SFP interfaces
  • ImpairNet EIM10G4S 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Impairment module, 1-slot with 4-ports of SFP+ interfaces

Voice Quality Module:

  • VQM0001, Resource module, for real time quality of voice measurement. Must be purchased with VQM0001-B1, Solution Bundle, Resource module with IXLOAD®-PESQ and IXLOAD-AUDIO-CODECS software license

NGY NP High Density 10GbE Application Test product line:

  • NGY-NP8-01, 10 Gigabit Application Network Processor Load Module, 8-Port LAN/WAN, SFP+ interface 
  • NGY-NP4-01, 10 Gigabit Application Network Processor Load Module, 4-Port LAN/WAN, SFP+ interface 
  • NGY-NP2-01, 10 Gigabit Application Network Processor Load Module, 2-Port LAN/WAN, SFP+ interface 

High Density Gigabit Ethernet product line:

  • LSM1000XMVDC 4/8/12/16-port, full performance, load modules with dual-phy SFP fiber and 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 copper
  • LSM1000XMVDC 4NG/16NG-port, FUSION-enabled full performance, load modules with dual-phy SFP fiber and 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 copper
  • LSM1000XMVR4/8/12/16-port, reduced performance, load modules with dual-phy SFP fiber and 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 copper
  • LSM1000XMSP12-01, Gigabit Ethernet, Load Module, 12-Ports Dual-PHY (SFP fiber and RJ45 copper) 10/100/1000 Mbps

Standard Form Factor (SFF) Load Modules for XG12  chassis:*

Gigabit Ethernet TX, TXS, STX and STXS products:

  • LM100TX8, 100MB Ethernet Load Module, 8-Port 10/100Mbps, L2-3 data plane support only
  • LM100TXS8, 10/100Mbps Ethernet Load Module, 8-Port RJ45, 64MB Port CPU memory
  • LM100TXS2, 10/100Mbps Ethernet Load Module, 2-Port RJ45, 64MB Port CPU memory
  • LM1000STX4, Gigabit Ethernet Load Module, 4-Port Dual-PHY (RJ45 and SFP) 10/100/1000 Mbps, L2-3 data plane support only
  • LM1000STX2, Gigabit Ethernet Load Module, 2-Port Dual-PHY (RJ45 and SFP) 10/100/1000 Mbps, L2-3 data plane support only
  • LM1000STXS2, Gigabit Ethernet Load Module, 2-Port Dual-PHY (RJ45 and SFP) 10/100/1000 MbpsLM1000STXS4-256, Gigabit Ethernet Load Module, 4-Port Dual-PHY (RJ45 and SFP) 10/100/1000 Mbps

10 Gigabit Ethernet LSM products:

  • LSM10G1-01, 10 Gigabit Ethernet Load Module, 1-Port, Full L2-7 support, requires interface adapter module
    • Interchangeable interface adapter modules for SFP+, 10GBASE-T, XENPAK, X2, and CX4 interfaces for the LSM10G1-01

Application and Encryption Test product line:

  • AFM (Auxiliary Function Module): AFM1000SP-01
  • ALM (Application Load Module): ALM1000T8
  • ELM (Encryption Load Module): ELM1000ST2
  • Gigabit Ethernet Content Processing Module (CPM), 8-port RJ-45 10/100/1000 Ethernet

10-Gigabit UNIPHY and MacSec products:

  • MSM10G1- 10 Gigabit Ethernet OC192 Load Module, 1-port Multi Services Module with an XFP interface, supports 10GE LAN/WAN and optional OC-192c POS
  • LSM10GMS1-01, 10 Gigabit Ethernet Load Module, 1-Port, LAN/WAN, Full performance and supports 802.1ae Media Access Control Security (MacSec) L2 security, including GCM/AES128

Packet over SONET and ATM products:

  • MSM2.5G1-01, OC48 Load Module, 1-Port 2.5G Multi Service Module supporting OC48c, Supports POS, Full L2-7 support
  • LM622MR, OC3/OC12 ATM/POS, Load Module, 2-port ATM/Packet over SONET (POS); Full L2-7 Support. Supports 622 and 155 Mbps data rates
  • LM622MR-512, OC3/OC12 ATM/POS, Load Module, 2-port ATM/Packet over SONET (POS), Full L2-7 Support. Supports 622 and 155 Mbps data rates, 512MB Port CPU memory
  • OC3OC12PHY, OC3/OC12 ATM/POS Adapter, Dual-SC optical connector, Single-port OC-3/OC-12 PHY 1310nm Multimode; For the LM622MR or LM622MR-512) load modules

Power over Ethernet (IEEE802.3af):

  • PLM1000T4-PD (20W), Gigabit Ethernet Load Module, 4-Port PoE, supports 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, and emulates up to 4 powered devices
  • LSM1000POE4-02 (30W), Gigabit Ethernet Load Module, 4-Port PoE, supports 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, and emulates up to 4 powered devices

*Note. Requires 944-0007 Adapter Card for XM Chassis installations

Timing Sources

Internal clock, synchronized with another Ixia chassis, or with Ixia GPS AFD-1, AFD2 IRIG-B units, or TDM units for FUSION (IxN2X) and Anue™ (timing) setups

Connectors

Chassis Processor module:

  • Monitor HD-DB15 Super VGA
  • Two RJ-45 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet management ports
  • USB 4 USB dual type A, 4-pin jack connectors

Chassis frame:

  • Sync In Single Sync In jack with a 4-pin RJ11
  • Sync Out Four Sync Out jacks, each with a 4-pin RJ11

Switches, LEDs, and LCD Display

  • Front Panel Switches, On/Off momentary power push button
  • 2x16 character LCD on front panel indicating chassis status information
  • 2 Paired LEDs above each slot position indicating power, ownership  and activity status

Industry Certifications

The chassis’ safety approvals are UL and CE. These certifications are only valid when the unit is operating from as specified. See endnote 1 for more information.

Temperature3

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

Noise

The XG12 chassis running at maximum fan speed capacity may produce noise levels up to 86.5 dB(A). This is measured per the GR-63-CORE, Issue 1, and paragraph 5.6.3 specification. The use of appropriate ear protection is recommended to protect against hearing impairment. Consult local health and safety regulations for recommended maximum exposure levels for noise and ear protection devices.
Note: Fan speed is variable and adjusted based on present load and temperatures within the chassis.

Targeted Users

  • Engineering and quality assurance (QA) groups developing and testing Higher Speed Ethernet 100GE and 40GE, and high density 10GE/1GbE, ATM, or Packet over SONET products
  • Engineering and QA groups developing and testing high performance Layer 1-7 devices
  • Manufacturing groups executing production quality and repetitive testing
  • Customer support departments troubleshooting customer issues
  • Internet Service Providers (ISPs), carriers, and large enterprises executing product qualification/acceptance testing or pre-deployment hot staging of vendor network equipment
  • Certification and interoperability labs providing third party equipment test and validation

Application Support

The XG12 supports a wide array of Ixia test applications, including:

  • IxLoad for performance testing content-aware devices (e.g., load balancers, web servers, video servers) running protocols such as HTTP, FTP, SMTP, SIP, MPEG2 video, etc.
  • IxNetwork® for control and data plane performance testing of routers and switches with complex protocol support including BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, MPLS, MPLS-TP, MPLS-OAM, IP multicast and Spanning Tree, including IPv4 and IPv6 variations
  • IxN2X for traffic generation, analysis, and protocol emulation using N2X and FUSION-enabled load modules
  • IxAutomate™ for executing automated, pre-built data and control plane tests with sophisticated results analysis
  • IxExplorer® for granular, highly flexible data plane testing and analysis
  • IxChariot® for emulation of networked applications to determine end-to-end response times
  • IxVPN™ for performance testing secure IPsec VPN gateways
  • IxANVL™ for protocol conformance testing
  • Test Conductor™/Test Composer™ for complete multivendor test automation framework and IP network testing teams
  • IxGreen™ allows NEMs and service providers to measure a device’s energy consumption at various load conditions utilizing real-world, layer 2 through 7 application traffic profiles.

Product Ordering Information

Chassis

940-0005
XG12 Chassis, a 12-slot XM form factor chassis, RoHS compliant, the chassis includes a modular CPU, fan module, power supply module, the Windows 7 Operating System, and IxExplorer software; REQUIRES selection of a free IxOS software version that is ordered separately. Please see Chassis Software versions that are available for the chassis.

944-0007
Adapter Card, Supports Ixia standard form factor modules used with XG12 chassis (940-0005), XM12 chassis (941-0009), or the XM2 portable chassis (941-0002)

External Timing Options

942-0002
AFD1, Auxiliary Function Device, GPS standalone unit for any Ixia chassis, RoHS compliant; Includes window mount antenna and 10 ft. cable, 6 ft. USB cable, 6 ft. serial cable, 6 ft. chassis sync cable and power supply; Configure by USB or serial cable; requires antenna to be installed with line-of-sight to the GPS satellites; Operates with optional roof mount antenna kits available to improve reception, see 942-0003 GPS Antenna, Roof Mount kit with 200 ft. RG-58 cable.

942-0003
GPS Antenna, Roof Mount Installation Kit; Includes roof mount TNC Bullet antenna, 200 ft. RG-58 cable and mast; operates with 942-0002 AFD1.

942-0023
AFD2, Auxiliary Function Device, IRIG-B standalone timing unit for any Ixia chassis, RoHS compliant; Includes two 20 ft. RG-58 cables, 6 ft. USB cable, 6 ft. serial cable, 6 ft. chassis sync cable and power supply; Configure by USB or serial cable; requires cable to be connected to BITS or other timing source.

942-0030
IxN2X Timing Distribution Module, standalone unit for Ixia XM2 (941-0003) and XM12 (941-0009) chassis to connect and synchronize up to eight (8) XM chassis to one or a stack of IxN2X chassis: IxN2X 2-slot portable (971-0100), IxN2X 4-slot chassis (971-0101), RoHS compliant; Includes one RJ-11 to dual-RJ-11 cable, USB cable, power supply, and one IxN2X rack-to-rack chassis synchronization cable, 3 meter length (971-0104).

942-0050
Ixia Timing Distribution Module, standalone unit for Ixia XM and XG chassis series to connect and synchronize up to eight (8) chassis to one Anue 3500 chassis or any other device providing 10MHz sync signal. RoHS compliant; Includes one RJ-11 to dual-RJ-11 cable, USB cable, power supply, and one RG-58 Cable, SMA Male to BNC Male, 5ft (942-0051).

NOTE:

1 The North American power cord has a NEMA L6-20P plug that goes to the power source and an IEC-60320-C19 receptacle that plugs into the XG12 chassis. The power cord is rated to 16 Amperes. The plug and receptacle are rated for 20 Amperes. The XG12 chassis is UL certified when using the 200-240VAC power cords supplied with the chassis. For international shipments power cords are provided for the target country and are included with the purchase of the chassis.

2 For a complete list of all Ixia load modules supported by the XG12 chassis please refer to the Ixia Hardware and Reference guide document and the Product Compatibility Matrix that are available under the Support section of the www.ixiacom.com website.

3 Some high density / high performance load modules may require a lower ambient air operating temperature. If this is the case, the operating temperature will be lowered for the chassis to what is specified for the load module datasheet.

915-0125-01 Rev D, December 2013

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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