Xcellon-Multis QSFP Load Module Specifications

Model Name

XM10/40GE12QSFP+FAN

XM10/40GE6QSFP+FAN

Part number

944-1105

944-1109

Hardware Load Module Specifications

Slot / number of ports

1-slot:

  • 12x40GE QSFP native ports
  • 10GE fan-out:
    • 12x10GE ports (1x10GE/port)
    • 32x10GE ports (4x10GE/port)

1-slot:

  • 6x40GE QSFP native ports
  • 10GE fan-out:
    • 6x10GE ports (1x10GE/port)
    • 16x10GE ports (4x10GE/port)

Physical interfaces

  • QSFP 12x40GE (native)
  • 10GE: LC connector (fiber), or SFP+ connector (copper)
  • QSFP 6x40GE (native)
  • 10GE: LC connector (fiber), or SFP+ connector (copper)

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

XGS12-SD chassis[i]

(940-0011)

10 load modules:

  • 120-ports of 40GE
  • 120-ports of 10GE (1x10GE mode)
  • 320-ports of 10GE (4x10GE mode)

10 load modules:

  • 60-ports of 40GE
  • 60-ports of 10GE (1x10GE mode)
  • 160-ports of 10GE (4x10GE mode)

XGS12-HS chassis[i]

(940-0006)

10 load modules:

  • 120-ports of 40GE
  • 120-ports of 10GE (1x10GE mode)
  • 320-ports of 10GE (4x10GE mode)

10 load modules:

  • 60-ports of 40GE
  • 60-ports of 10GE (1x10GE mode)
  • 160-ports of 10GE (4x10GE mode)

XGS12-HSL chassis[i]

(940-0016)

10 load modules:

  • 120-ports of 40GE
  • 120-ports of 10GE (1x10GE mode)
  • 320-ports of 10GE (4x10GE mode)

10 load modules:

  • 60-ports of 40GE
  • 60-ports of 10GE (1x10GE mode)
  • 160-ports of 10GE (4x10GE mode)

XGS2-SD chassis

(940-0010)

2 load modules:

  • 24-ports of 40GE
  • 24-ports of 10GE (1x10GE mode)
  • 64-ports of 10GE (4x10GE mode)

2 load modules:

  • 12-ports of 40GE
  • 12-ports of 10GE (1x10GE mode)
  • 32-ports of 10GE (4x10GE mode)

XGS2-HS chassis

(940-0012)

2 load modules:

  • 24-ports of 40GE
  • 24-ports of 10GE (1x10GE mode)
  • 64-ports of 10GE (4x10GE mode)

2 load modules:

  • 12-ports of 40GE
  • 12-ports of 10GE (1x10GE mode)
  • 32-ports of 10GE (4x10GE mode)

XGS2-HSL chassis

(940-0014)

2 load modules:

  • 24-ports of 40GE
  • 24-ports of 10GE (1x10GE mode)
  • 64-ports of 10GE (4x10GE mode)

2 load modules:

  • 12-ports of 40GE
  • 12-ports of 10GE (1x10GE mode)
  • 32-ports of 10GE (4x10GE mode)

CPU and memory

Multicore processors with 4GB of memory per processor

IEEE interface protocols

  • 40GBASE-SR4, 40GBASE-LR4 (802.3ba-2010)
  • 40GBASE-CR4 (up to 3 meters passive copper cable length)
  • 10GBASE-SR (802.3ae-2002)
  • 10GBASE-CR (up to 3 meters passive copper cable length)

Transceiver support

QSFP:

  • 40GBASE-SR4 (multimode 850nm)
  • 40GBASE-LR4 (single mode 1310nm)[ii]
  • 40GBASE-CR4 (QSFP+ DAC, up to 3 meters passive copper cable length)
  • 10GBASE-CR (SFP+ DAC up to 3 meters passive copper cable length)

Operating temperature range

41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C), ambient air

0% to 85%, non-condensing

Load module dimensions

16.8” (L) x 1.3” (W) x 12.0” (H)

427mm (L) x 33mm (W) x 305mm (H)

Load module weights

12-port model:

  • Module only: 12.5 lbs. (5.67 kg)
  • Shipping: 16.2 lbs. (7.35 kg)

6 port model:

  • Module only: 9.3 lbs. (4.22 kg)
  • Shipping: 13.1 lbs. (5.94 kg)

Transmit Feature Specifications

Transmit engine

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

Max. streams per port

  • 40GE: 32
  • 10GE 12x10 mode: 32 (1x10GE fan-out/port)
  • 10GE 32x10 mode: 16 (4x10GE fan-out/port)

Max. streams per port in data center Ethernet

  • 40GE: 32
  • 10GE 12x10 mode: 32 (1x10GE fan-out/port)
  • 10GE 32x10 mode: 16 (4x10GE fan-out/port)

Stream controls

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

Minimum frame size

40GE:

  • 64 bytes (line rate)
  • 49 bytes (< line rate)

10GE:

  • 64 bytes (line rate)
  • 49 bytes (< line rate)

40GE:

  • 64 bytes (line rate)
  • 49 bytes (< line rate)

10GE:

  • 64 bytes (line rate)
  • 49 bytes (< line rate)

Maximum frame size

14,000 bytes

14,000 bytes

Maximum fame size in data center Ethernet

9,216 bytes

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 length

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 ten, 32-bit wide UDFs are available

Value lists (max.)

40GE: 1 million / UDF

10GE:

  • 1million / UDF(1x10GE mode)
  • 512K / UDF (4x10GE mode)

Sequence (max.)

40GE: 128K / UDF

10GE:

  • 128K / UDF (1x10GE mode)
  • 64K / UDF (4x10GE mode)

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, IGMP/GRE/TCP/UDP, L2TP, GTP

Link fault signaling

Reports, no fault, remote fault, and local fault port statistics

Latency measurement resolution

40GE and 10GE: 2.5 nanoseconds

Intrinsic latency compensation

Removes inherent latency error from 40GE or 10GE port electronics

Transmit line clock adjustment

Ability to adjust the parts per million line frequency over a range of -100 ppm to +100 ppm per resource group

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

40GE: 128K

10GE:

  • 128K (1x10GE mode)
  • 64K (4x10GE mode)

Minimum frame size

64 bytes at line rate

≥ 49 bytes not a 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 per port or resource group

40GE: 2GB per 1, user-selected port/resource group

10GE:

  • 1x10GE mode: 2GB per 1 user-selected link of the 1x10GE fan-out link resource group
  • 4x10GE: 256MB/port for all ports in the fan-out of the resource group

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

PCS lanes port statistics

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

Latency / jitter measurements

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

Layer 2-7 Protocol Support

L2/3 routing, bridging, and timing

Routing: RIP, RIPng, OSPFv2/v3, ISISv4/v6, EIGRP, EIGRPv6, BGP/BGP+

MPLS: RSVP-TE, RSVP-TE P2MP, LDP, mLDP, BGP RFC 3107, MPLS-TP, MPLS OAM

MPLS VPN: L2VPN PW, L3VPN/6VPE, 6PE , VPLS-LDP, VPLS-BGP, VPLS-BGP AD and LDP FEC 129, Inter-AS VPN Option A, B, and C, Seamless MPLS, Carrier Supporting Carrier (CsC), GRE mVPN, NG mVPN (mLDP and RSVP-TE P2MP), EVPN/PBB-EVPN

High-Availability: BFD, Graceful Restart, MPLS Ping/TraceRoute, LSP BFD, VCCV BFD, Real-time dynamic label swap for convergence time measurement up to millisecond accuracy

IP Multicast: IGMPv1/v2/v3, MLDv1/v2, PIM-SM/SSM, PIM-BSR, multicast VPN

Switching: STP/RSTP, MSTP, PVST+/RPVST+, LACP, LLDP, Protocols over LACP Bundle

Carrier Ethernet: Link OAM, CFM, Service OAM, PBT/PBB-TE, SyncE, PTP (1588v2), E-LMI

Data center Ethernet

Priority Class-Based Flow Control (IEEE802.1Qbb), FCoE/ FIP, LLDP/DCBX, VNTAG/VIC, OpenFlow, FabricPath, TRILL, SPBM, VEPA, VXLAN

Broadband access

Broadband: ANCP, PPPoX, DHCPv4 client/server, DHCPv6 client/server, L2TPv2, Radius Attributes for L2TP, Dual-Stack PPPoX, AMT

Authentication: 802.1x, WebAuth, Cisco NAC

32x10GE fan out protocol support:

  • 4x10GE for QSFP load modules

 

L2/3 routing, bridging and Timing:

Routing: RIP, RIPng, OSPFv2/v3, ISISv4/v6, EIGRP, EIGRPv6, BGP/BGP+

MPLS: RSVP-TE, RSVP-TE P2MP, LDP, mLDP

MPLS VPN: L3VPN/6VPE, 6PE , VPLS-LDP, VPLS-BGP, VPLS-BGP AD and LDP FEC 129, NG mVPN (mLDP and RSVP-TE P2MP), PWE3

High-Availability: BFD

IP Multicast: IGMPv1/v2/v3, MLDv1/v2, PIM-SM/SSM, multicast VPN

Switching: STP/RSTP, MSTP, PVST/PVST+/RPVST+

Carrier Ethernet: Link OAM, CFM/ Y.1731, PBB-TE, SyncE, PTP (1588v2), E-LMI,

Data Center Ethernet

FCoE, DCBX, VNTAG/VIC, OpenFlow, FabricPath, TRILL, SPBM, VEPA, VXLAN, DHCPv4 over VXLAN over IPv4, DHCPv6 over VXLAN over IPv4, IPv4 over VXLAN over IPv4, IPv6 over VXLAN over IPv4, IGMP over VXLAN over IPv4, MLD over VXLAN over IPv4

Broadband

DHCPv4 client/server, DHCPv6 client/server

Layer 4-7 application traffic testing support

(IxLoad)

HTTP, SSL, FTP/TFTP, email (SMTP, POP3, IMAP), IPv4, IPv6, VLAN, ER

 

 

Application Support

Xcellon-Multis Load Modules

  • IxNetwork: Provides 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 Layer 4-7 solution for testing converged multiplay services, application delivery platforms, and security devices and systems. IxLoad emulates data, voice, and video subscribers and associated protocols to ensure quality of experience (QoE).
  • IxExplorer: Layer 2-3 wire-speed traffic generation and analysis.
  • Tcl API: Custom user script development for layer 1-7 testing.

[i] The Xcellon-Multis load modules may not be placed into slots 1 and 12 of the XGS12-HS,  XGS12-HSL, XGS12-SD, and XG12 chassis. Please consult your factory sales representative for further information.

[ii] Due to increased power consumption of single mode fiber QSFP-LR4 (40GBASE-LR4) optical transceivers, a maximum of three may installed in load module at one time. Active ports for the XM10/40GE12QSFP+FAN (944-1105) are ports 10, 11, and 12. Active ports for the XM10/40GE6QSFP+FAN (944-1109) are ports 4,5 and 6.

Key Features
  • Less cabling, power, cooling, total cost of ownership, rack space, licensing
  • More ports, bandwidth, flexibility, capability, horsepower
  • Reduces total cost of ownership with more ports in a single chassis; 120x40GE and/or 120x10GE or 320x10GE ports with fan-out enabled technology
  • A common and broad feature-set across multiple speeds; 40GE and fan-out of 10GE
  • Grows with your needs by enabling testing of  40GE and 10GE from a single load module on both multimode and single mode fiber plus passive copper media

Evolve Your Higher Speed Ethernet Testing

As bandwidth requirements press the limits of networking devices, equipment manufacturers must keep pace by introducing even higher density 40/10GE gear. Xcellon-Multis is Ixia’s next-generation architecture and test solution to satisfy a wide range of testing needs. As service providers and large enterprises implement this same equipment in their own networks, they must also test and verify performance and functionality prior to deployment.

Ixia’s Xcellon-Multis QSFP load module family comprises the industry’s highest-density 10GE and 40GE higher speed Ethernet (HSE) test equipment, providing more flexible test coverage at 12x40GE ports per load module, with a dual-rate 40GE/10GE capability, all in a single-slot load module. Xcellon-Multis employs innovative 10GE fan-out technology, a new paradigm in Ethernet testing, to allow a higher-speed port to fan-out to several ports of a lower speed. This ultra-dense load module brings a higher return on investment by reducing overall costs associated with product licensing, space, power, and cooling.

Xcellon Multis QSFP

Xcellon-Multis 40/10 load module with 4x10GE fiber and copper fan-out cables