Product Description

NOVUS

10/5/2.5/1/
100M16DP

NOVUS

10/5/2.5/1/
100M8DP[i]

NOVUS

10/5/2.5/1/
100M16DP-R

NOVUS

10/5/2.5/1/
100M8DP-R[i]

Part Number

944-1148

944-1149

944-1154

944-1155

Hardware Load Module Specifications

Slot / Number of Ports

1-slot with 16x10/1GE

1-slot with 8x10/1GE

1-slot with 16x10/1GE

1-slot with 8x10/1GE

Physical Interfaces

SFP+ and 10GBASE-T RJ-45

Supported Port Speeds

  • 10G, 1G, and 100Mbps speed support on the fiber and copper RJ45 ports
  • 5G, 2.5G speed support on the copper RJ45 ports

CPU and Memory

Multicore processor with 2GB of CPU memory per port pair

IEEE Interface Protocols

  • IEEE P802.3an
  • IEEE P802.3bz

Cable Media

  • CAT5e twisted pair
  • CAT6 twisted pair
  • CAT6A twisted pair

Load Module Dimensions

  • 17.3” (L) x 1.3” (W) x 12.0” (H)
  • 440mm (L) x 33mm (W) x 305mm (H)

Load Module Weights

  • Module only: 12.9 lbs (5.85 kg)
  • Shipping: 19.7 lbs (8.94 kg)

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

Chassis Capacity: Maximum Number of Cards and Ports per Chassis Model

XGS12-SD Rackmount Chassis
(940-0011)[ii]

12 load modules:

  • 192-ports with   10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

 

12 load modules:

  • 96-ports with  10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

12 load modules:

  • 192-ports with  10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

 

12 load modules:

  • 96-ports with  10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

 

XGS12-HSL Rackmount Chassis
(940-0016)ii

12 load modules:

  • 192-ports with   10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

 

12 load modules:

  • 96-ports with  10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

12 load modules:

  • 192-ports with  10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

 

12 load modules:

  • 96-ports with  10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

 

XGS2-SD Rackmount Chassis
(940-0010)

2 load modules:

  • 32-ports with   10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

 

2 load modules:

  • 16-ports with   10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

2 load modules:

  • 32-ports with   10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

2 load modules:

  • 16-ports with   10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

 

XGS2-HSL Rackmount Chassis
(940-0014)

2 load modules:

  • 32-ports with   10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

 

2 load modules:

  • 16-ports with   10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

2 load modules:

  • 32-ports with   10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

2 load modules:

  • 16-ports with   10/5/2.5/1/100M Dual-PHY, 5-speed support

 

Transmit Feature Specifications

Transmit Engine

Wire-speed packet generation with timestamps, sequence numbers, data integrity signature, and packet group signatures

Max. Streams per Port

512

Max. Streams per Port in Data Center Ethernet

256

Stream Controls

Rate and frame size change on the fly, sequential and advanced stream scheduler

Minimum Frame Size

10G, 5G, and 2.5G:

  • 49 bytes at full line rate without UDF
  • 60 bytes at full line rate with UDF

1G and 100Mbps:

  • 49 bytes at full line rate

Maximum Frame Size

16,384 bytes

Maximum Fame Size in Data Center Ethernet

9,216 bytes

Priority Flow Control

  • 8 line-rate-capable queues, each supporting up to 2,500-byte frame lengths
  • 1 queue supporting up to 9,216-byte frame lengths

Frame Length Controls

Fixed, increment by user-defined step, weighted pairs, uniform, repeatable random, IMIX, and Quad Gaussian

User Defined Fields (UDF)

Fixed, increment or decrement by user-defined step, sequence, value list, and random configurations; up to five, 32-bit-wide UDFs are available

Value Lists (Max.)

2M total entries across 5 User Defined Fields

Sequence Checking

(Max.)

512K maximum PGIDs per port

Error Generation

Generate good CRC or force bad CRC, undersize and oversize standard Ethernet frame lengths, and bad checksum

Hardware Checksum Generation

Checksum generation and verification for IPv4, IP over IP, ICMP/GRE/TCP/UDP, L2TP, GTP

Link Fault Signaling

10GE: Reports, no fault, remote fault, and local fault port statistics; ability to select the option to have the transmit port ignore link faults from a remote link partner

Latency Measurement Resolution

2.5 nanoseconds

Transmit Line Clock Adjustment

Ability to adjust the parts-per-million line frequency over a range of -100 ppm to +100 ppm across all ports on the load module.

Receive Feature Specifications

Receive Engine

Wire-speed packet filtering, capturing, real-time latency, and inter-arrival time for each packet group, with data integrity, sequence and advanced sequence checking capability

Trackable Receive Flows per Port

512k with sequence checking

Minimum Frame Size

  • 64 bytes at full line rate into the capture buffer
  • 49 bytes at less than full line rate 

Filters (User-Defined Statistics, UDS)

2 SA/DA pattern matchers, 2x16-byte user-definable patterns with offsets capability for start of: frame, IP, or protocol; up to 6 UDS counters are available

Hardware Capture Buffer

512MB per port

Statistics and Rates

Link state, line speed, frames sent, valid frames received, bytes sent/received, fragments, undersize, oversize, CRC errors, VLAN tagged frames, 6 user-defined stats, capture trigger (UDS 3), capture filter (UDS 4), 8 QoS counters, data integrity frames, data integrity errors, sequence and advanced sequence checking frames, sequence checking errors, ARP, and PING requests and replies

Latency/Jitter Measurement

Cut-through, store & forward, forwarding delay, up to 16 time bins latency/jitter, MEF jitter, and inter-arrival time

Layer 2-3 Protocol Support

Routing and Switching

BGP4/BGP4+, OSPFv2/v3, ISISv4/v6, EIGRP/EIGRPv6, RIP/RIPng, BFD, IGMP/MLD, PIM-SM/SSM, STP/RSTP/MSTP, PVST+/RPVST+, Link Aggregation (LACP), LISP

Software Defined Network

OpenFlow, Segment Routing, BGP Link State (BGP-LS), PCEP, VXLAN, EVPN VXLAN, OVSDB, GENEVE

MPLS

RSVP-TE P2P/P2MP, LDP/LDPv6/mLDP, LDP L2VPN (PWE/VPLS), BGP VPLS, L3VPN/6VPE, 6PE, BGP RFC3107, MPLS-TP, MPLS OAM, EVPN/PBB-EVPN, Multicast VPN Rosen Draft, NG Multicast VPN

Broadband and Authentication

PPPoX/L2TPv2, DHCPv4/DHCPv6, ANCP, IPv6 Autoconfiguration (SLAAC), IGMP/MLD, IPTV, 802.1x, WebAuth, EAPoUDP, Cisco NAC

Industrial Ethernet

Link OAM (IEEE 802.3ah), CFM/Y.1731, PBB/PBB-TE, ELMI, TWAMP, Sync-E ESMC, IEEE 1588v2 (PTP), gPTP (IEEE 802.1AS), MSRP (IEEE 802.1 Qat), IEEE 1722

Data Center Ethernet

DCBX/LLDP, FCoE/FIP, PFC (IEEE 802.1Qbb), TRILL, Cisco FabricPath, SPBM, VEPA

Layer 4-7 Application Traffic Testing Support

Data

HTTP, HTTPS, TCP Session, FTP, DNS, Mail (SMTP, POP3, and IMAP), TFTP, AppReplay, AppLibrary

Video

RTSP, IPTV, VoD, Adobe Flash Client, Apple HLS Client, Microsoft Silverlight Client, Adobe HDS Client, DASH Client; includes Video Quality VQMON and TCP Video Quality

Voice

Advanced VoIP SIP & RTP, Audio & Video Codecs, VoLTE, MSRP, Telepresence, SMS, T.38; includes: Voice Quality and Video Quality for conversational video traffic

Storage

iSCSI, CIFSv1, CIFSv2 (SMB2), SMB3, NFSv3 Client, NFSv4 Client, NFS4.1 Client, Cloud Storage Client

Access

IPv4, IPv6, VLAN, Emulated Routers, DNS, DHCP 

Application Support

NOVUS10/1GE16DP, NOVUS10/1GE8DP,

NOVUS10/5/2.5/1/100M16DP-R , NOVUS10/5/2.5/1/100M8DP-R

  • IxExplorer: A full-featured layer 2-3 wire-speed Ethernet traffic generation and analysis test application.
  • IxNetwork: Wire-rate traffic generation with service modeling that builds realistic, dynamically controllable data-plane traffic. IxNetwork offers the industry's best test solution for functional and performance testing by using comprehensive emulation for routing, switching, MPLS, IP multicast, broadband, authentication, Carrier Ethernet, and data center Ethernet protocols.
  • IxLoad: A scalable L4-7 solution for testing converged multiplay services, application delivery platforms, and security devices and systems. IxLoad emulates data, access, storage, voice, and video subscribers and associated protocols to ensure quality of experience (QoE).
  • Tcl API: Custom user script development for layer 2-7 testing.
 

[i] 8-port Novus10/5/2.5/1/100M8DP and Novus10/5/2.5/1/100M8DP-R can be upgraded to full 16-port versions via 905-1006 additional 8-port enablement option.

[ii] Ixia recommends the use of XGS12-SD and XGS12-HSL chassis for large-port-count test applications.

 

Key Features
  • Industry’s only and highest-density Dual-PHY SFP+/10GBASE-T RJ45 solution
  • 5-Speed 10G/5G/2.5G/1GE/100M ports provide low total cost of ownership and high ROI
  • Feature, scale and performance parity with Ixia’s existing10GE and 1GE load modules
  • Broad coverage of L4-7 protocols including video, voice, storage, and access
  • Purpose built to test high-performance, low-latency devices

Evolve Your Multi-Rate Ethernet Testing

High-Density 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M multi-rate Ethernet test in ONE load module

Ixia's Novus 10/1 5-speed family of load modules offers complete Layer 2-7 network and application testing in a single system.

Support for Dual-PHY SFP+ and 10GBASE-T RJ45 copper that provides line-rate L2/3 traffic generation and analysis, high-performance routing/bridging, and host and access protocol emulation. True L4-7 application traffic generation and subscriber emulation is available, all with one load module. With up to 16 Dual-PHY ports per module, you can create ultra-high-density test environments for 10/5/2.5/1/100M Ethernet over copper and fiber. Up to 192 5-speed test ports are supported in a single 12-slot rackmount chassis.

Novus 5-speed load modules are available in four different models to match your requirements and budget:

  • NOVUS10/5/2.5/1/100M16DP: A full-featured 16-port, Dual-PHY SFP+ and RJ45 10/5/2.5/1/100M load module
  • NOVUS10/5/2.5/1/100M8DP: A full-featured 8-port, Dual-PHY SFP+ and RJ45 10/5/2.5/1/100M load module
  • NOVUS10/5/2.5/1/100M16DP-R: A reduced-feature 16-port, Dual-PHY SFP+ and RJ45 10/5/2.5/1/100M load module
  • NOVUS10/5/2.5/1/100M8DP-R: A reduced-feature 8-port, Dual-PHY SFP+ and RJ45 10/5/2.5/1/100M load module

To support evolving test needs, users can add a field-upgrade option that converts an 8-port 5-speed load module to a 16-port 5-speed load module

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