NTO 7300

A Flexible and Powerful Approach to Network Visibility

Problem: Cost-effective scalability

New applications, an upgraded network with a need to extend the life of expensive tools, the fear of looming security threats—these are just a few of the reasons why organizations seek complete and powerful network visibility. But as networks and their monitoring systems grow, so do data center–related expenses such as power and rack space. What’s more, adding disparate solutions to boost visibility can lead to a decentralized network monitoring system and prevent you from making the most of your investments in existing technologies.

NetTool Optimizer

Solution: Centralized control for improved ROI

The Ixia Network Tool Optimizer (NTO) 7300 chassis, part of the Vision family of Ixia network packet brokers (NPBs), provides end-to-end network visibility across both physical and virtual networks, with flexible and powerful functionality including traffic aggregation, filtering, secure socket layer (SSL) decryption with data masking, deduplication, and intelligent packet management to the tools that manage, analyze, and secure your networks. The NTO 7300 enables line rate, zero-loss packet processing on networks up to 100 GE for both Layer 2–4 traffic, and Layer 7 application-level data. One of the most scalable network visibility frameworks in the industry, the NTO 7300 is able to expand as your network monitoring needs grow, and adapt as new applications are added or new security threats arise.

Because of this flexibility, the NTO 7300 integrates easily into any network or data-center environment, giving you centralized control of your network monitoring system in one simple, rack-mountable unit. Such control and simplicity deliver significant bottom-line benefits as well: the smaller data-center footprint consumes less rack space and reduces energy costs, and you realize a greater return on your investment in existing technologies. 

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High-Availability Features

  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supply, fan, and line modules

  • 48V DC or Optional 120-240VAC power input

  • Front to back air flow

  • Redundant management ports

  • Craft interface for out-of-band

Performance

  • 1GE/10GE/40GE/100GE support

  • Non-blocking architecture; 3.84Tbps total bandwidth

  • Full line-rate across all ports with filtering enabled

  • Port reconfiguration with no performance impact

Port Flexibility & Features

  • Up to 384 10G ports available

  • Up to 288 1GE Copper (6x48 port SFP cards)

  • Up to 288 1GE (6x48 Port SFP cards)

  • Up to 288 10GE (6x48 Port SFP+ cards)

  • Up to 96 40GE (6x16 port QSFP cards)

  • Up to 384 10GE (6x16 port QSFP cards + Breakout Cables)

  • Ingress/egress port programmability

  • Software port licensing

  • Port tagging

  • Monitoring tool port load balancing (up to 32 ports)

  • PTP 1588 Time Stamping

  • Burst protection*

  • Double-Your-Ports for Advanced Ports

Management

  • SNMP v1, v2, v3 support

  • Local, RADIUS, and TACACS+ support (members and groups)

  • Granular access control

  • Event monitoring & logging

  • Syslog

  • IT automation control

  • Dual IP-based management ports (RJ45 – 10/100/1000)

Filtering

  • Centralized filter templates

  • Overlapping filter engine

  • Filter parameters (Layer 2-4)

  • MAC source/destination address

  • VLAN and Ether types

  • IP protocol and DSCP/TOS Source/destination IP (IPv4/6)

  • UDP, TCP ports

  • Packet de-duplication/trimming*

  • Protocol Stripping (GTP, MPLS, VxLAN, VLAN VNtag)*

Physical Specifications

Size and Weight

  • 7U high rack mountable enclosure

  • Dimensions: 12.25”Hx19”Wx28”D (inches)

  • Weight: 200.0 lbs (91 kg)

Power

Power AC
(Optional 1U Shelf)

  • Input AC Voltage: 90-240 VAC RMS auto-switching removable modules up to four pershelf and up to two shelves.

  • Frequency: 50-60Hz

  • Nominal power requirement: 6A @ 110 VAC, 600W each x 4

  • Maximum power requirement: 11A @ 110 VAC, 1200W

  • Heat/power dissipation for system with all 288 ports on the front panel at 100% traffic load: nominally 2500W/9000 BTU/hour

Power DC
(Standard)

  • Operating input voltage: -40 to -60 VDC

  • Nominal current: 40A @ -56 VDC, 2200W

  • Maximum operating input current: 100A @ 40 VDC, 4000W

  • Heat/power dissipation for system with all 288 ports on the front panel at 100% traffic load: nominally 2200W/9000 BTU/hour – maximum 4000W/ 17000BTU/hour

Environment Operating Specifications

Temperature

  • Operating: 5°C to 40°C

  • Short-term: -5°C to 55°C (not to exceed 96 consecutive hours)

  • Short-term with fan failure: -5°C to 40°C (not to exceed 96 hours)

Humidity

  • Operating: 5% to 85%, (non-condensing)

  • Short-term: 5% to 90% (non-condensing, not to exceed 96 hours)

* Requires optional Advanced Features ModuleRegulatory/Safety

Key features

Features high density—up to 384 ports of 10GE, 96 ports of 40GE, or 12 ports of 100GE in 7U, including up to 192 ports of 10GE or 48 ports of 40GE advanced functionality
Delivers high performance – Over 3.8Tb of backplane capacity for wire-speed performance in any configuration
Introduces a scalable, modular architecture that grows with your needs and maximizes tool investments -- able to distribute traffic to tools at line-rates different from your core network
Offers high availability with redundant power supplies, fans, line modules, and supervisors; also available in a single-supervisor version
Supports the same drag-and-drop control panel that is used by the entire Ixia 5200 Series family, allowing for complete system configuration