2 (compatible with Ixia XMFF load modules[i])


  • 17.5 in. width (19.0 in. with rackmount bracket installed) x 5.1 in. height x 26.5 in. depth
  • 3 rackmount units (3RU)


  • XGS2-SD weighs 53 lbs. (24 kg)
    • 69.3 lbs. (31.5 kg) average shipping weight
  • XGS2-HS and XGS2-HSL each weigh 55 lbs. (25 kg)
    • 71.3 lbs. (32.4 kg) average shipping weight

Power Requirements

  • Two single phase power supplies rated 20A@110VAC; 60/50 Hz
  • Two single phase power supplies rate 10A@220VAC; 60/50 Hz
  • Supports an additional power supply that can be purchased for redundancy

Timing Source

Internal or synchronized with another Ixia chassis, or external with the Ixia Metronome Timing System or AFD1 appliance for GPS time sources, or the Ixia AFD2 appliance for BITS and IRIG-B time format input with additional 1PPS input

Note: AFD1 and AFD2 are supported on XGS2-SD and XGS2-HS chassis only

Operating System

  • XGS2-SD: Windows 7, 32-bit version
  • XGS2-HS: Linux OS and Windows 7 VM
  • XGS2-HSL: Native IxOS

Chassis Controller Module

  • Field-replaceable
  • USB ports for connecting accessories


  • Operating: 41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)
  • Storage: 41°F to 122°F (5°C to 50°C)


  • Operating: 0% to 85%, non-condensing
  • Storage: 0% to 85%, non-condensing


  • Video: HD-DB15 Super VGA
  • USB: Two Dual Type A, 4-pin jack connectors
  • Management: 1000Base-T RJ45
  • Serial: One RJ-45 RS-232 port

Switches Indicators

  • Power, Standby, Master, External Clock
  • LCD screen with chassis status information
  • Two paired LEDs next to each slot position indicating slot power and card ownership


One field-replaceable fan-tray assembly that is easily installed and removed


XGS2-SD, XGS2-HS, and XGS2-HSL chassis models running at maximum fan speed capacity may produce noise levels up to 80 dB(A). This is measured per the GR-63- CORE, Issue 1, and paragraph 5.6.3 specification. The use of appropriate ear protection is recommended to protect against hearing impairment. Consult local health and safety regulations for recommended maximum exposure levels for noise and ear protection devices.

Note: Fan speed is variable and adjusted based on present load and temperatures within the chassis.

Regulatory Compliance Specifications

  • Safety - US/Canada:

UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 - Information Technology Equipment

  • Safety – International:

IEC 60950-1:2005 (Second Edition); Am1:2009 + Am2:2013 (CB Scheme)

  • EMC US/Canada:

FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Class A, ICES-003

  • European Directives:

Low Voltage: 2006/95/EC

EMC: 2004/108/EC

RoHS: 2011/65/EU

WEEE: 2002/96/EC

  • EU Product Family Standards for CE compliance:

Safety: EN 60950-1:2006/ A11:2009 / A1:2010 / A12:2011 / A2:2013

  • EMC:

EN 55022: 2010

EN 61000‐3‐2: 2006, A1: 2009 + A2: 2009

EN 61000-3-3: 2008

EN 55024: 2010

[i] For a complete list of all Ixia load modules supported by the XGS2 chassis platforms, please refer to the Ixia Platform Reference guide document and the Product Compatibility Matrix that are available under the Support section of the www.ixiacom.com website.

Flexible, Portable 2-Slot Chassis

Ixia test systems deliver the industry’s most comprehensive solutions for the security, performance, functional, and conformance testing of networks, devices, and networked applications. The 2-slot XGS2 chassis platform provides highly flexible and portable chassis that powers load modules and test applications to create an Ixia test system. The XGS2 platform provides the foundation for a complete benchtop or rackmount test environment.

The XGS2 chassis has a front-to-back airflow system to ensure that all of Ixia’s highest-density load modules operate efficiently. A true modular construction maximizes the XGS2 platform’s serviceability as each major system component is self-contained and field-replaceable with the fan assembly, synchronization module, power supply, and chassis controller module designed to be readily installed and removed.

The XGS2 platform chassis run the same applications and accept the same XM form factor (XMFF) load modules as their bigger XGS12 platform counterparts making it easy to integrate into existing set-ups. Ixia load modules are hot-swappable, ensuring a highly-scalable and multi-user testing environment.


  • Compact 3RU form factor supports broad range of speeds—400/100/50/40/25/10/1GE 
  • Supports Ixia applications for performance, functional, conformance, and security testing
  • 3 chassis models to meet test requirements and budget:
    • XGS2-SD standard performance
    • XGS2-SDL standard performance
    • XGS2-HSL high performance
  • Ultra-high performance chassis assembly with innovative high-speed backplane supports high-bandwidth requirements
  • Hot-swappable load modules can be actively swapped without disrupting chassis operation
  • Redundant power supply to ensure uninterrupted testing
  • Field serviceable with modular power supplies, chassis controller, fan assembly, and synchronization modules
  • 400GE-ready