PRODUCT DESCRIPTION NOVUS100GE8Q28 +FAN 100/25GE NOVUS-R100GE8Q28 +FAN 100/25GE

NOVUS-M100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE

Part Number 944-1140 944-1147 944-1156
Hardware Load Module Specifications
Slot / Number of Ports 1-slot with 8x100GE native QSFP28 ports and up to 32x25GE ports via fan-out media
Physical Interfaces 8-ports of Native QSFP28
Supported Port Speeds
  • 100GE/port: 100GE-capable fiber and passive copper cable media
  • 4x25GE/port: 25GE-capable fiber and passive copper point- point and fan-out cable media
CPU and Memory Multicore processor with 2GB of CPU memory per port
IEEE Interface Protocols for IEEE 802.3 100G and 25GE
  • IEEE 802.3 100GBASE-R
  • IEEE P802.3bj
  • IEEE P802.3bm
  • IEEE P802.3by
25G/50G Consortium specification 25GE speed support only: Compatible with version 1.6
Advanced Layer 1 support

100GE:

  • Auto-negotiation (AN), Clause 73 for passive copper DAC
  • Link training for 100GE copper cable media, Clause 73
  • Ethernet Forward Error Correction RS-FEC, Clause 91
  • FEC statistics: RS-FEC Corrected and Uncorrected Codeword Counts
  • Ability to independently turn ON or OFF AN with Link training, or FEC, or to allow IEEE defaults to automatically manage the interoperability

25GE:

  • Auto-negotiation (AN), Clause 73 for passive copper DAC
  • Link Training (LT) for 25GE copper DAC media (Clause 93, 110); note: Clause 72 link training patterns are not supported
  • Ethernet Forward Error Correction:

    o   FC-FEC, Clause 74 for BASE-R PHY’s

    o   RS-FEC, Clause 108 for 25GBASE-R PHY’s ​​​​

  • FEC statistics: FEC Corrected and Uncorrected Codeword Counts
  • Ability to independently turn ON or OFF AN with Link training, or FEC, or to allow IEEE defaults to automatically manage the interoperability
  • Independent fan-out ports with physical fan-out media for up to 4x25GE per QSFP28 port
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION NOVUS100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE NOVUS-R100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE

NOVUS-M100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE

Transceiver Support

100GBASE-SR4 and 4x25GBASE-SR QSFP28 for multimode fiber

  • Pluggable transceiver
  • 25GE speed support requires a point-to-point or a fan-out cable

100GBASE-LR4 QSFP28 for single-mode fiber

  • Pluggable transceiver
Cable Media
  • 100GBASE-SR4 multimode fiber Active Optical Cable (AOC) and MT-MT 12-fiber point-to-point cables for QSFP28
  • 100GBASE-CR4, passive, copper Direct Attached Cable (DAC) up to 5 meters in length; note: requires RS-FEC to be enabled
  • 25GBASE-SR multimode fiber Optical Cable (AOC) and MT-MT 12-fiber point-to-point cable for QSFP28, 3 meter length is available
  • 25GBASE-SR multimode fiber MT-to-4xLC fan-out cable for QSFP28, 3 meter and 5 meter lengths are available
  • 25GBASE-CR passive, copper Direct Attached Cable (DAC) pointpoint, up to 5 meters in length; note: requires BASE-R FEC Clause 74 to be enabled
  • 25GBASE-CR passive, copper Direct Attached Cable (DAC) QSFP28-to-4xSFP28 fan-out media, up to 5 meters in length; note: requires BASE-R FEC Clause 74 to be enabled
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
  • 17.3” (L) x 1.3” (W) x 12.0” (H)
  • 440mm (L) x 33mm (W) x 305mm (H)
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION NOVUS100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE NOVUS-R100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE

NOVUS-M100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE

Temperature
  • Operating: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°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 Chassis (940- 0011)

12 load modules:

  • Rackmount chassis
  • 96-ports of 100GE
  • 384-ports of 25GE
XGS12-HS Chassis (940- 0006)*

12 load modules:

  • Rackmount chassis
  • 96-ports of 100GE
  • 384-ports of 25GE
XGS12-HSL Chassis (940- 0016)

12 load modules:

  • Rackmount chassis
  • 96-ports of 100GE
  • 384-ports of 25GE
XGS2-SD Chassis (940-0010)

2 load modules:

  • Rackmount chassis
  • 16-ports of 100GE
  • 64-ports of 25GE
XGS2-HS Chassis (940-0012)

2 load modules:

  • Rackmount chassis
  • 16-ports of 100GE
  • 64-ports of 25GE
XGS2-HSL Chassis (940-0014)

2 load modules:

  • Rackmount chassis
  • 16-ports of 100GE
  • 64-ports of 25GE
Transmit Feature Specifications
Transmit Engine Wire-speed packet generation with timestamps, sequence numbers, data integrity signature, and packet group signatures
Max. Streams per Port
  • 100GE: 32
  • 25GE: 16
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION NOVUS100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE NOVUS-R100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE

NOVUS-M100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE

Max Streams per Port in Data Center Ethernet
  • 100GE: 32
  • 25GE: 16
Stream Controls Rate and frame size change on the fly, sequential and advanced stream scheduler
Minimum Frame Size

100GE and 25GE:

  • 60 bytes at full line rate
  • 49 bytes at less than full line rate
Maximum Frame Size 14,000 bytes
Maximum Fame Size in Data Center Ethernet 9,216 bytes
Priority Flow Control
  • 8 line-rate-capable queues with each supporting up to 2,500-byte frame lengths
  • 1 queue supporting up to 9,216-byte frame lengths
Frame Length Controls 9Fixed, 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 ten, 32-bit-wide UDFs are available
Value Lists (Max.) 100GE and 25bE: 1M / UDF 1 100GE and 25GE: 32K / UDF
Sequence (Max.) 100GE: 8K/UDF 25GE: 2K/UDF
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 Generation Reports, no fault, remote fault, and local fault port statistics; generate local and remote faults with controls for the number of faults and order of faults, plus the ability to select the option to have the transmit port ignore link faults from a remote link partner
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION NOVUS100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE NOVUS-R100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE

NOVUS-M100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE

Latency Measurement Resolution 100GE and 25GE: 2.5 nanoseconds
Intrinsic Latency Compensation Removes inherent latency error from the 100GE port electronics
Transmit Line Clock Adjustment Ability to adjust the parts-per-million line frequency over a range of -100 ppm to +100 ppm across all 100GE and 25GE ports on the load module.
Receive Feature Specifications
Receive Engine Wire-speed packet filtering, capturing, real-time latency, and interarrival time for each packet group, with data integrity, sequence and advanced sequence checking capability
Trackable Receive Flows per Port

100GE:

  • 32K limited statistics mode
  • 4K full statistics mode

25GE:

  • 8K limited statistics mode
  • 2K full statistics mode
Minimum Frame Size

100GE and 25GE:

  • 60 bytes at full line rate
  • 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 100GE & 25GE: There are two 512MB hardware capture buffers on the card; user can select which port and/or resource group each capture buffer may be assigned for capture purposes. For the 25GE ports, only one capture buffer may be assigned to a single Resource Group (i.e. 4x25GE mode) 100GE & 25GE: There are two 1MB hardware capture buffers on the card; user can select which port and/or resource group each capture buffer may be assigned for capture purposes. For the 25GE ports, only one capture buffer may be assigned to a single Resource Group (i.e. 4x25GE mode).
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION NOVUS100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE NOVUS-R100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE

NOVUS-M100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE

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, FEC statistics: RS-FEC Corrected and Uncorrected Block Counts, FEC Corrected Error Bits, FEC Sync 
Latency / Jitter Measurements Cut-through, store & forward, forwarding delay, up to 16 time bins latency/jitter, MEF jitter, and inter-arrival time
Receive-side PCS Lanes Port Statistics Counters PCS Sync Errors, Illegal Codes, Remote Faults, Local Faults, Illegal Ordered Set, Illegal Idle, Illegal SOF, Out Of Order SOF, Out Of Order EOF, Out Of Order Data, Out Of Order Ordered Set
100GE Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) Receive-Side Statistics and Indicators IEEE 802.3ba-compliant PCS transmit and receive side test capabilities include: Per PCS lane, receive lanes statistics - PCS Sync Header and Lane Marker Lock, Lane Marker mapping, Relative lane deskew up to 104 microseconds for 100GE, Sync Header and PCS Lane Marker Error counters, indicators for Loss of Synch Header and Lane Marker, and BIP8 errors
Layer 2-3 Protocol Support
Routing and Switching BGP-4, BGP+, OSPFv2/v3, ISISv4/v6, EIGRP, EIGRPv6, RIP, RIPng, BFD, IGMPv1/v2/v3, MLDv1/v2, PIM-SM/SSM, PIMBSR, STP/RSTP, MSTP, PVST+/RPVST+, Link Aggregation (LACP), LLDP
Software Defined Network VXLAN, EVPN VXLAN, OpenFlow, ISIS Segment Routing, OSPF Segment Routing, BGP Segment Routing, BGP Link State (BGP-LS), PCEP, OVSDB
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION NOVUS100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE NOVUS-R100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE

NOVUS-M100GE8Q28+FAN 100/25GE

Basic IPv4/IPv6, DHCP, PPPoE, L2TP, IGMP, MLD, 802.1x
MPLS RSVP-TE, RSVP-TE P2MP, LDP/LDPv6, mLDP, PWE, VPLSLDP, VPLS-BGP, BGP autodiscovery with LDP FEC 129 support, L3 MPLS VPN/6VPE, 6PE, BGP RT-Constraint, BGP Labeled unicast, L3 Inter-AS VPN Options (A, B, C), MPLS-TP, MPLS OAM, Multicast VPN (GRE, mLDP, RSVP-TE P2MP), EVPN, PBBEVPN
Broadband and Authentication PPPoX, DHCPv4, DHCPv6, L2TPv2, Radius attributes for L2TP, ANCP, IPv6 Autoconfiguration (SLAAC), IGMPv1/v2/v3, MLDv1/v2, 802.1x
Industrial Ethernet Link OAM IEEE 802.3ah, CFM IEEE 802.1ag, Service OAM ITUTY.1731, PBT/PBB-TE, Sync-E ESMC, PTP IEEE 1588 with G.8265.1 Telecom Profile, ELMI
Data Center Ethernet

FCoE/FIP, Priority Flow Control IEEE 802.1Qbb (PFC), LLDP/DCBX

* With the initial release of XGS12-HS chassis operating systems and for certain combinations of Ixia load module configurations there may be instances where only 2 or 3 Novus, Novus-M, or Novus-R 8x100GE QSFP28 load modules may be supported in a chassis along with a full chassis of different types of Ixia cards. If there are concerns, please consult the version 8.03EA software applications release notes, and/or contact Ixia Support.

Novus, Novus-M, and Novus-R are Ixia’s next-generation architecture and Ethernet test solutions that satisfy the test needs of both high-density, multi-rate switch/router makers and the organizations implementing the network equipment. Supporting 8-ports of native QSFP28 100GE, 16-ports of 50GE, and up to 32-ports of 25GE per load module, Novus load modules enable interoperability and functional testing, as well as high-port count performance testing.

Complex multi-rate Ethernet and networking test requirements have emerged for validating 100GE, 50GE, and 25GE on the same physical port. Novus native QSFP28 100GbE interfaces, along with 50GE and 25GE speed and fan-out cable support, address these requirements with a more efficient and flexible set of 100/50/25GbE test use cases.

Key Features

  • Enable affordable, high-density, native QSFP28 100/50/25GE testing
  • Validate 100GE, 50GE, and 25GE over copper, multimode and single-mode fiber media as applicable
  • Leverage excellent interoperability, functional, and performance test platform for the new 100GBASE-SR4, 100GBASE-CR4, 50GBASE-CR2, 50GBASE-SR2, 25GBASE-CR, 25GBASE-SR, with auto-negotiation, FEC, and link training
  • Generate broad range of traffic and analysis with full L2/3 protocol emulation coverage