MLX Series extreme router


Interface slots : 4
Switch fabric capacity : 1.92 Tbps
Data forwarding capacity : 1.6 Tbps
Packet routing performance : 1.19 billion pps
Maximum 100 GbE ports : 8
Maximum 40 GbE ports : 16
Maximum 10 GbE ports : 96
Maximum 1 GbE ports : 192
Height (inches/rack units) : 8.71 in./5RU
Management module redundancy : 1:1
Switch fabric redundancy : N+1
Power supply redundancy : 1+1
Airflow : Side to back


IEEE Compliance

  • 802.3-2005 CSMA/CD Access Method and Physical
  • Layer Specifications
  • 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
  • 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 802.3u 100BASE-TX, 100BASE-T4, 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet at 100 Mbps
  • with Auto-Negotiation
  • 802.3x Flow Control
  • 802.3z 1000BASE-X Gigabit Ethernet over fiber optic at 1 Gbps
  • 802.3ad Link Aggregation
  • 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile
  • 802.1Q Virtual Bridged LANs
  • 802.1D MAC Bridges
  • 802.1w Rapid STP
  • 802.1s Multiple Spanning Trees
  • 802.1ad Provider Bridges; partial support: port-based and S-tagged
  • service interface
  • 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
  • 100 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  • 802.1ah Provider Backbone Bridging
  • 802.1ae MAC Security standard
  • ITU Compliance

  • Y.1731 OAM functions and mechanisms for Ethernet-based networks
  • G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection (ERP version 1 and 2)
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High Scalability and Performance

MLX is highly optimized for IP Ethernet deployments, providing symmetric scaling with chassis options for 4-, 8-, 16-, and 32-slot systems and offering wire-speed port capacity without compromising the performance of advanced software capabilities.

Intelligent and Scalable Network Visibility

MLXe provides visibility capabilities to non-disruptively and transparently tap into a production network with no loss in performance. It filters and extracts relevant network traffic based on the rules configured statically or dynamically on it.

Data Security Without Compromising Network Performance

MLX 4-port 10 GbE IPsec module for the MLXe provides inline IPsec encryption capabilities at wire speed, ensuring data privacy without compromising performance or complicating deployment models.

More features

Scalable multiservice IP/MPLS, SDN enabled in 4-, 8-, 16-, and 32-slot options Fully distributed, non-blocking, and programmable architecture 64 100 GbE, 128 40 GbE, 768 10 GbE, and 1,536 1 GbE ports in a single router Wire-speed forwarding performance for all software features Industry leading port density, low latency, high throughput, and scalability make the Delivers integrated hardware support for OpenFlow 1.3 Redundant management modules, switch fabrics, power supplies, and fans

Advanced Capabilities for a Broad
Range of Applications

The MLXe provides a wide range of capabilities to support
advanced applications and services in the most demanding
network environments, including Wide Area Network
(WAN), data center, and campus.
The routers enable scalable and resilient Layer 2 Metro
Ethernet services that comply with the Metro Ethernet
Forum (MEF) specifications for Ethernet Private Line
(EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), and Ethernet


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