MX-series Ethernet Services Routers
|Purpose-built for the most demanding carrier applications, the MX-series establishes a new industry standard for carrier Ethernet capacity, density, and performance. The best-in-class hardware platform coupled with the reliability and service flexibility of JUNOS software delivers a combination of features and capabilities previously unattainable.|
Leveraging JUNOS software, the MX-series offers a seamless, cost-effective way to deploy Ethernet. Our portfolio of Ethernet line cards provides flexibility of choice for Ethernet speeds, fiber optic and copper interfaces that scale from 20 Gbps to 40 Gbps per card. The MX-FPC provides a convenient way to add SONET/SDH interfaces to the MX chassis with physical interface cards (PIC) commonly used with the Juniper M- and T-series routers. Additionally, the new MultiServices DPC (MS-DPC) enables high performance services such as IDP, DPI, IPsec, NAT, firewall, J-Flow, DPI and link services on MX-series platforms. These services can help providers manage their own network or offer revenue generating services to their customers.
The MX960 router is one of the industry's largest-capacity carrier Ethernet platforms, with up to 960 Gbps of switching and routing capacity. It reduces costs, enables more revenue per platform, and scales to protect your investments. Offering efficient support of high-density interfaces and high-capacity switching throughput, the MX960 supports a wide range of business and residential applications and services, including high-speed transport and VPN services, next-generation broadband multiplay services, and high-volume Internet data center internetworking.
Designed to meet the sophisticated requirements of advanced services and applications such as IPTV, VoIP, and VPLS, the Juniper Networks carrier Ethernet portfolio offers:
Performance at Scale
Dense Port Concentrators (DPC) cards, provide multiple physical interfaces and Packet Forwarding Engines on a single board that installs in a slot in the Juniper Networks MX-series Ethernet Services Router. A DPC receives incoming packets from the network and sends outgoing packets to the network. The Packet Forwarding Engines on a DPC are equipped with purpose-built application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that perform packet processing and forwarding. Each Packet Forwarding Engine consists of one I-chip for Layer 3 processing and one Layer 2 network processor.
Advanced Quality of Service
The MX-series features superior quality of service (QoS) at the interface level and per VLAN, so you can ensure services receive the appropriate level of quality regardless of traffic conditions. This advanced capability allows you to offer a variety of Layer 2 and Layer 3 services — such as VLAN/transparent LAN, L2/L3 VPNs, Voice over IP and Video over IP -over Ethernet, with the ability to provide guaranteed SLAs.
Juniper is an industry leader in both IP/MPLS and VPLS. Our carrier Ethernet portfolio leverages JUNOS software, giving the MX-series feature richness, stability, and service breadth not typically found in carrier Ethernet platforms.
Simple, Nondisruptive Deployment
Utilizing JUNOS® software, Juniper's carrier Ethernet portfolio allows service providers to immediately take advantage of the latest Ethernet technology without the cost and risks of a new network operating system. A customer's familiarity, knowledge and integration of JUNOS software in existing back-office systems can drive down capital expenditures while allowing rapid roll out of Ethernet-access networks and services.
The distributed intelligence and packet processing of the MX-series and DPC cards are powered by the I-chip, Juniper's next-generation packet forwarding engine technology. By increasing scalability and packet performance and enhancing Ethernet-centric quality of service features, the MX-series allows you to increase the number of services and customers supported per platform without negatively impacting performance. This increases service flexibility and can also drive down both capital and operational expenses.
Dense Port Concentrators (DPCs) provide multiple physical interfaces and Packet Forwarding Engines on a single board that installs in a slot in the Juniper Networks MX-series Ethernet services routers. A DPC receives incoming packets from the network and sends outgoing packets to the network. The Packet Forwarding Engines on a DPC are equipped with purpose-built application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that perform packet processing and forwarding. Each Packet Forwarding Engine consists of one I-chip for Layer 3 processing and one Layer 2 network processor.
The MX-series Ethernet services routers have a wide range of DPCs that provide connectivity for copper and fiber optic interfaces. The interfaces on DPCs range in speed from 10 Mb to 10 Gbps. There are three models of Dense Port Concentrators: DPCE-R, DPCE-X, and DPCE-Q.
Optimized for Ethernet switching, the DCPE-X extends JUNOS software to include traditional Layer 2 switching features, such as Spanning Tree, as well as more recent Ethernet standards developments including Operation, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM). The MX-series combined with the DPCE-X Layer 2 switching cards provide a wide range of MPLS and Ethernet functionality for cost-effective Layer 2 aggregation.
The DPCE-X cards are designed specifically for applications that include:
- Distributed and centralized Central Office (CO) Ethernet aggregation: DPCE-X cards can be used for pure Layer 2 Ethernet aggregation, for VLAN-based services with the ability to enable higher-value Layer 2 and VPLS and inter-autonomous system (AS) VPLS at no incremental cost.
- Metro Ethernet aggregation: DPCE-X cards can be used as a combined Layer 2 and Layer 2.5 aggregation switch with MPLS control plane functionality to push such advanced capabilities further into the metro networks.
In addition to the Layer 2 switching and MPLS features offered on the DPCE-X cards, the DPCE-R cards provide a greater level of routing scalability (1 million routes versus 32 K) and packet processing capabilities.
The DPCE-Q cards provide enhanced queuing capabilities with support of up to 64,000 individual queues.
- 4 level hierarchical WRR
- 4 levels of per-VLAN queue priority
- Priority propagation
- Drop Statistics Per <VLAN, Color, Queue>
- Changeable allocation of schedulers per port (8,000 scheduler nodes with 8 queues each or 16,000 nodes with 4 queues each)
MX-FPC modules are designed to accept up to two physical interface cards (PIC) commonly used with the Juniper M- and T-series routers. These modules allow the MX-series to support non-Ethernet interfaces and the PIC portability between M-, T- and MX-series platforms provide common sparing and investment protection.
The Multiservices DPC significantly expands the flexibility of the MX-series by enabling a broad range of services and applications in a single DPC form factor that can also serve are an integral part of a security solution. Session border control (SBC) functions, intrusion detection and protection (IDP), deep packet inspection (DPI), stateful firewall, network address translation (NAT), flow monitoring, and anomaly detection can be layered simultaneously on each MS-DPC, creating a rich, scalable services plane.
(H x W x D)
|8.71 x 17.45 x 23.82
22.1 x 44.3 x 60.5 cm
|14 x 17.5 x 23.5 in
35.6 x 44.5 x 59.7 cm
|27.75 x 17.5 x 23.5 in
70.5 (16 RU) x 44.5 x 59.7 cm
|Maximum Weight||130 lbs / 58.97 kg||180 lbs / 81.65 kg||334 lbs / 151.7 kg|
|Mounting||Front or center||Front or center||Front or center|
|-40 to -60V DC
|-40 to -60V DC
|-40 to -72V DC
|Maximum Power Draw||2,000 watts||3,500 watts||5,100 watts|
|Operating Temperature||32 to 104 degrees F/ 0 to 40 degrees C|
|Humidity||5 to 90 percent noncondensing humidity|
|Altitude||No performance degradation to 13,000 ft/4,000m|
|Base Unit||DC chassis||MX240BASE-DC||MX480BASE-DC||MX960BASE-DC|
|40X1 GE L2/L3 capable
4X10 GE L2/L3 capable
40X1 GE L2+ capable
4X10 GE L2+ capable
40x1 GE L2/L3 capable board with enhanced queuing
4x10 GE L2/L3 capable board with enhanced queuing
40x1 GE L2+ capable board with enhanced queuing
4x10 GE L2+ capable board with enhanced queuing
20x1 GE L2/L3 capable with enhanced queuing
2x10 GE L2/L3 capable
40x10/100/1000 Ethernet L2/L3 capable with RJ45
40x10/100/1000 Ethernet L2+ capable with RJ45
DPC with 2 slots for type 2 PICs
DPC with 2 slots for type 3 PICs
IP services line card for MX-series
|1.3 GHz CPU and 2 GB memory, Base Bundle
2 GHz CPU and 4 GB memory, Base Bundle
1.3 GHz CPU and 2 GB memory, Redundant
2 GHz CPU and 4 GB memory, Redundant
Juniper Networks Delivers High-Performance Carrier Ethernet - 9:15 Minutes
Learn more about our high-performance carrier Ethernet solution in this video featuring prominent industry analysts and Juniper experts. Find out how the MX480, MX240, MPLS Plug-and-Play, Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionality, and other Juniper innovations are redefining the carrier Ethernet market.
- Juniper Networks MX-series Ethernet Services Routing Platforms491 KB
- MX960 Ethernet Services Router689 KB
- Dense Port Concentrators (DPCs)629 KB
- Juniper Networks Multiservices DPC239 KB
Solution Briefs and Solution Brochures
- Optimizing Media-Rich Content Delivery with Point-to-Multipoint Label Switched Paths 350 KB
- The Benefits of P2MP Label Switched Paths for MPLS Networks, Ovum Analyst Paper 160 KB
- A Toolkit Approach to Enabling VPN Services, IDC Analyst Paper 266 KB
- Emerging Multicast VPN Applications 378 KB
- Cross-Domain VPLS Deployment Strategies480 KB
- LDP-BGP VPLS Internetworking1.27 MB
- Energy Efficiency for the Network Equipment: Two Steps Beyond Greenwashing168 KB
Measurement-based approach for defining the network efficiency with respect to power consumption
- Multicast Architectures in Crossbar-Based Routers356 KB
- MX-series Carrier Ethernet Solutions1.11MB