General Specifications

Port Flexibility
  • Up to 64 ports available o Up to 64 1GE Copper (SFP)
    • Up to 64 1GE (SFP)
    • Up to 64 10GE (SFP+)
    • Up to 16 40GE (QSFP+)
    • Up to 4 100GE (CFP)
  • Ingress/egress port programmability
  • Software port licensing
  • Timestamping (local, NTP, GPS)*
  • Burst Protection*
  • Port tagging
  • Monitoring tool port load balancing (up to 32 ports)
  • Double-Your-Ports for Advanced (AFM) Ports


  • SNMP v1, v2, v3 support Local, RADIUS, and TACACS+ support (members and groups)
  • Granular access control features
  • Event logging
  • Syslog
  • IT automation control (RESTful API)
  • Dual IP-based management ports (RJ45 10/100/1000)


  • Centralized filter templates
  • Custom dynamic filtering
  • Overlapping filter engine
  • Filter parameters (Layer 2-4) o MAC source/destination addresses
    • VLAN and Ethertypes
    • IP protocol and DSCP/TOS
    • Source/destination IP (IPv4/IPv6)
    • UDP, TCP ports
  • Protocol stripping (GTP, MPLS, VLAN, VNTAG)*
  • Packet trimming*
  • Packet deduplication*

* Requires optional Advanced Features Module


Physical Specifications

Size and Weight


  • 2U high rack mountable enclosure
  • Dimensions: 17.5W x 19.125L x 3.5H (inches)
  • Weight: 35.0 lb (16 kg)
Power AC


  • Input AC voltage: 90-240 VAC RMS auto-switching
  • Frequency: 50-60Hz
  • Nominal power requirement: 2.36A @ 110 VAC, 260W
  • Maximum power requirement: 5A @ 110 VAC, 550W
  • Heat/power dissipation for system with all 64 ports on the front panel at 100% traffic load: nominally 260W/887 BTU/hour
Power DC


  • Operating input voltage: 36 to 75 VDC
  • Maximum operating input current: 11.46A @ 48 VDC, 550W
  • Nominal current: 5.41A @ 48 VDC, 260W
  • Heat/power dissipation for system with all 64 ports on the front panel at 100% traffic load: Nominally 260W/887 BTU/hour

Operational Environment



  • 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 consecutive hours)


North American Safety


  • UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, 2nd Edition
European Safety


  • EN60950-1


International Safety


  • CB Scheme : IEC 60950-1:2005 First Edition



North American EMC


  • FCC part 15, Class A (USA)
  • ICES-003 Issue 4, Class A (Canada)
European EMC


  • EN55022 2006 Class A (Emissions)
  • EN55024 1998 w/A2 (Immunity)
  • EN61000-3-2:2006(Harmonics)
  • EN61000-3-3 1995 w/A2(Flicker)
IEC/International EMC


  • IEC/EN 61000-4-2:2001 Electrostatic Discharge Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-3:2006 Radiated Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-4:2004 Transient/Burst Immunity
  • EN61000-3-3 1995 w/A2(Flicker)
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-5:2005 Surge Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-6:2007 Conducted Radio Frequency Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-11:2004 Voltage Dips, Interruptions and Variations

RoHS Compliant

Included Accessories
  • AC power cord
  • USB flash drive with activation license key
  • Front Rack mount kit
Key Features
  • Provides 1GE, 10GE, 40GE, 100GE support
  • Designed for high availability with redundant management ports, power supplies and fan trays
  • Delivers a ZERO-loss packet processing
  • Includes centralized filter templates and custom dynamic filtering
  • With PacketStack capabilities, offers burst protection, packet deduplication, and trimming

A High-Density, high availability switch

Problem: Keeping pace with expanding networks

As network data explodes, organizations face unprecedented pressure to provide continuous availability and combat security threats while also maximizing the value of existing monitors and security tools. Virtualization and server technologies have made 10GE commonplace in large enterprise data centers, and it is only a matter of time before 40GE and 100GE become pervasive. Whether you are upgrading your network, trying to maximize the life and value of your tools investments, or struggling to deliver expected business outcomes, it is a true challenge to oversee and run effective network operations today.   .NetTool Optimizer

Solution: Improved network performance in growing environments

The Ixia Vision 5288 helps organizations balance the twin tasks of providing high availability and security and optimizing the value of current monitoring tools. Available with 64 10GE ports, 16 40GE ports, or 4 100GE ports in a compact 2U form factor, the Ixia Vision 5288 aggregates data from multiple points in a network.

Large and growing enterprises are the ideal environment for the Ixia Vision 5288. Not only does this high-density solution deliver critical network traffic to the essential monitoring tools, it also ensures high availability with redundant management ports, power supplies, and fan trays—perfect for enterprise data centers with burgeoning bandwidth requirements. A drag-and-drop control panel makes it easy to handle changes in monitoring requirements and to load balance traffic to tools only the (filtered) data needed by that specific tool. This enables prolonged tool life, greater productivity, and higher return on your network investments.


Visibility Intelligence

Stack up Ixia’s leading visibility intelligence features to optimize your traffic analysis and security tool performance. Used with a network packet broker, virtual or cloud platform, the extensive set of intelligent features allows you to modify, mold and transport traffic specific to tool needs. Each feature is executed with a purpose-built design to ensure you get the best performance whether in a physical data-center or in the cloud. To learn more, click on each stack.


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Robust filtering, aggregation, replication, and more - the Ixia gold standard baseline for visibility

  • Three Stages of Filtering (ingress, dynamic and egress)
  • Dynamic Filter Compiler
  • Source Port Labeling (VLAN Tagging & Untagging)
  • Aggregation & Replication
  • Load Balancing
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Intelligent packet filtering, manipulation and transport

  • Deduplication
  • Header (protocol) Stripping & Packet Trimming
  • Timestamping
  • Data Masking
  • Burst Protection (Deep Packet Buffering)

SecureStack capabilities are not available for this network packet broker or this platform at this time — visit the page to learn more.


Optimized handling for secure traffic

  • Active SSL
  • Passive SSL decryption
  • Threat insights
  • Data masking +

AppStack capabilities are not available for this network packet broker or this platform at this time — visit the page to learn more.


Context-aware, signature-based application layer filtering

  • Application identification
  • Geolocation & tagging
  • Optional RegEx filtering
  • IxFlow (NetFlow + metadata)
  • Packet capture
  • ATI subscription
  • Real-time dashboard



MobileStack capabilities are not available for this network packet broker or this platform at this time — visit the page to learn more.


Visibility intelligence tailored for the mobile carrier evolved packet core

  • GTP & SIP correlation
  • GTP & SIP load balancing
  • Subscriber filtering
  • Subscriber sampling
  • Subscriber whitelisting
  • Packet core filtering
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TradeStack capabilities are not available for this network packet broker or this platform at this time — visit the page to learn more.


Marked data feed monitoring

  • Gap detection
  • Feed and channel health
  • High-resolution traffic statistics
  • Microburst detection
  • Subscription for feed updates
  • Simplified feed management