MMAC-PLUS FAMILY
MMAC-PLUS 6
A 6-Slot Modular Switch
FEATURES
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10-year technology life cycle
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Supports any combination of
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet,
Gigabit Ethernet, Token
Ring, FDDI, ATM or
SNA/Mainframe Channel
Attachment
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Distributed management
architecture eliminates single
points of failure
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Embedded WebView
management
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Hot-swappable, redundant
power architecture
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OVERVIEW
A complementary product to the highly successful MMAC-Plus 14-slot
FNB backplanes provide up
to 400 Mbps throughput
switching chassis, the MMAC-Plus 6 migrates data center technology to the
INB packet- and cell-switching
backplanes provide up to 5
Gbps throughput
deployment, the MMAC-Plus 6 is the industry’s first wiring closet solution to
Future support for the Cell
Transfer Matrix (CTM)
Supports Cabletron’s
SmartSwitching, an architecture which provides high-performance, Layer 3 switching
with SecureFast Virtual
Networking
wiring closet. Designed and competitively priced specifically for wiring closet
incorporate high-end, data center functionality such as distributed virtual
routing, high-performance switching and extensive management embedded
in a single modular chassis.
Although smaller than the MMAC-Plus (6 slots vs. the MMAC-Plus’ 14
slots), the MMAC-Plus 6 expands and protects wiring closet leadership without
sacrificing functionality. The MMAC-Plus 6 enables aggressive deployment
of dedicated bandwidth to the desktop, with support for over 200 shared or
switched Ethernet ports. With a projected 10-year product life cycle, lower
operational costs and simplified administration through Automated Enterprise
Management, the MMAC-Plus 6 is the ideal solution for medium- to
high-density wiring closets.
(same width, 3 rack units shorter and 8 inches
FULLY FAULT-TOLERANT DESIGN
shallower than MMAC-Plus)
With companies being more reliant on their networks
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Connectivity Slots: 6
to keep the business running at peak efficiency, the
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Power Supplies: 2
MMAC-Plus 6 has been designed for zero downtime. If
In addition to the high number of Ethernet connections,
any subsystem should fail, other major components of
the MMAC-Plus 6 supports the entire suite of
the MMAC-Plus 6 provide system support to keep the
MMAC-Plus modules, including Fast Ethernet,
network up and operating until corrective measures can
Gigabit Ethernet, Token Ring, shared and switched
be taken. The fault-tolerant capabilities of the power
FDDI, ATM, SNA and WAN technologies.
system, management buses and other components ensure
customers of a hub that safeguards itself against any
interruptions to the efficient operation of the network.
BACKPLANE DESIGN
The MMAC-Plus 6 backplane design features four key
LESS IS MORE
components: the Flexible Network Bus (FNB), the
Compared to the MMAC-Plus, here’s what you get
Bus (SMB) and the Cell Transfer Matrix (CTM), which
with the MMAC-Plus 6:
will be available in 1997. Together, they form an
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integrated, packet- and cell-switched backplane.
Internal Network Bus (INB), the System Management
Chassis: 40% smaller and 50% less expensive
A HEAD-TO-HEAD
COMPARISON
MMAC-Plus
MMAC-Plus 6
Catalyst 5000
7500 Series
Bandwidth
10 Gbps
5 Gbps
1.2 Gbps
2 Gbps
Throughput
10 million pps
5 million pps
1 million pps
250,000 pps
ATM
168
48
3
11
Ethernet
504
216
96
176
Fast Ethernet
168
72
50
22
Gigabit Ethernet
Multiple
Multiple
None
None
FDDI
42
18
4
11
Token Ring
336
144
None
88
SNA
Mainframe
Channel Attach
Mainframe
Channel Attach
None
Mainframe
Channel Attach
WAN
112
48
Delayed
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Embedded
Routing
IOS® Routing
Cabletron Routing
Routing SFVN
IOS® Routing
Cabletron Routing
Routing SFVN
Delayed
Limited
Broadcast
Traffic
Control
Thresholding
Scoping
Interception
Thresholding
Scoping
Interception
Scoping
Scoping
Flexible Network Bus (FNB)
Cell Transfer Matrix (CTM)
The Flexible Network Bus on the MMAC-Plus 6’s
This component will provide an essential step to the
backplane consists of two dual FDDI networks, the
standards-based ATM networks of tomorrow. When
FNB-1 and FNB-2, which provide up to 400 Mbps of
implemented in 1997, the CTM will complement the
data bandwidth. Through the FNB, you have access to
ATM capabilities of the FNB and INB, and allow the
the same bandwidth that would be used to support an
MMAC-Plus 6 to act as an enterprise-class backbone
entire building or campus backbone – all from a single
ATM switch, with switching capacity in excess of 75
wiring closet. Depending on the attachment policy,
Gbps. The CTM will use a multi-stage switching
MMAC-Plus 6 modules can either attach to one or
system, with point-to-point links across the backplane.
both of the FNB channels, or bypass the bus entirely.
Every MMAC-Plus 6 chassis will be able to support
These FDDI networks are 100% ANSI FDDI-compliant,
allowing the FNB to traverse multiple MMAC-Plus 6
the CTM, with a high capacity of OC-3/OC-12
connections.
chassis, or inexpensively connect to any ANSI
System Management Bus (SMB)
FDDI-compliant device.
This management bus incorporates two channels; the
SMB-1 and SMB-10. The SMB-1 provides a 1 Mbps
Internal Network Bus (INB)
Designed to simultaneously support both packet and
ATM cell transport, the INB is the key to providing
channel that is used by all MMAC-Plus 6 components
to exchange status and power/environmental
information, as well as diagnostic messaging.
migration to ATM network environments, while
The SMB-10 provides a 10 Mbps channel for intermodule
preserving customer investments in existing LAN
communication and chassis management synchronization.
equipment. The INB is divided into two channels; the
The primary function of the SMB-10 is to allow distributed
INB-1 and INB-2, each featuring a 64-bit wide data
management applications within the chassis to com-
path and yielding a sustained data rate of 2.5 Gbps for a
municate out-of-band with user data. In the event that
total non-blocking bandwidth of 5 Gbps. This bandwidth
a fault is detected on either the SMB-1 or SMB-10,
is in addition to the 800 Mbps available on each
they may be used as redundant channels for each other.
SmartSwitch module.
An important feature of the INB is its Time Division
Multiplexing (TDM), which provides non-blocking
architecture at loads up to 5 Gbps. This TDM design
allows the INB to dynamically allocate bandwidth to
the modules attached to the bus. An 8-bit signaling
channel allows the active bus master to pre-emptively
determine whether the next module actually requires
the bus. If not, the bandwidth is automatically made
available to another module that requires the bus.
Dynamic bandwidth allocation allows the system to be
over-subscribed to provide much higher actual
throughput than 5 Gbps.
Workstation
MMAC-Plus 6
Application Server
MM
MAC-Plus
SIMPLE AND SECURE MANAGEMENT
Broad Technology Support
Gigabit Ethernet
In the MMAC-Plus 6 chassis, there is no need for a
separate management module because each of the
installed modules cooperates to perform the chassis
management functions. With this distributed chassis
ATM
48 switched ports
management, the modules communicate over the
FDDI
18 switched ports
72 MicroLAN ports
SMB and work together to form one “logical” chassis
manager.
If a module fails or is removed, the chassis management
Ethernet
216 switched ports
216 MicroLAN ports
Fast Ethernet
72 switched ports
capabilities will again be distributed across the remaining
modules. This occurs immediately, with no interruption
of service to users on the network and no
SNA
Mainframe
Channel Attach
delays to the network management system. The
Token Ring
144 MicroLAN ports
MMAC-Plus 6 is fully manageable under
WAN
48 ports
Cabletron’s SPECTRUM for Open Systems
product line, including SPECTRUM Enterprise
Manager, SPECTRUM Element Manager,
SPECTRUM Portable Management Applications
and other standard SNMP management products.
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Extensive fault tolerance
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Embedded WWW server for “out-of-box”
network management
The MMAC-Plus 6’s chassis management features
include:
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Distributed management architecture
The MMAC-Plus 6 features a System Monitor (SM)
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No network management modules required
for SMB access, and a separate fan module for cooling.
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RISC management processors and switching
This provides the customer with the option to
ASICs on every module
purchase the hub without the System Monitor.
Application Server
MMAC-Plus 6
W
orkstation
WebView offers GUI-based configuration tools
MMAC
MMAC
VIRTUALIZING THE NETWORK WITH SECUREFAST WEBVIEW
The MMAC-Plus 6 and SmartSwitches support
The MMAC-Plus 6 offers the industry’s first
Cabletron’s SecureFast Virtual Networking.
WWW-based management tool. Network managers
SecureFast is completely compatible with routed
and subnetted networks, allowing customers to
significantly improve the performance of existing
can configure and monitor SmartSwitches via
standard Web browser software, including Netscape
Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
router architectures while migrating to a virtualized
Network managers can access a wide range of functions
network at their own pace.
from a point-and-click GUI. They no longer have to
use difficult, text-based Telnet interfaces, or make trips
Virtualized networks offer scalable, distributed virtual
routing that enables customers to avoid costly
upgrades to existing backbone routers. With over
to the wiring closet to reconfigure a switch.
WebView provides graphical displays of SmartSwitch
configurations, including MAC address, interface
two million SecureFast-ready ports installed,
link states, full/half duplex mode, SNMP configuration
Cabletron provides a solution that works today and
and per-port RMON statistics. Network managers
into the future, regardless of how large or fast a
can set IP addresses, activate broadcast thresholding
network grows.
and check environmental status information.
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Rochester, NH 03867
U.S.A.
(603) 332-9400
SYSTEM MONITOR
The MMAC-Plus 6 has a separate module that performs out-of-band
management/monitoring functions within the chassis. The System Monitor
Europe/Middle East/Africa
Network House
Newbury Business Park
London Road, Newbury
Berkshire, England RG14 2PZ
44-1635-580000
provides two COM ports for local (out-of-band) management, and one EPIM
Asia-Pacific
3901-3902
China Resources Building
26 Harbour Road
Wanchai
Hong Kong
852-2539-6882
provides a direct 10 Mbps connection to the SMB 10. This connection can be
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Allambie Grove Business Estate
25 Frenchs Forest Road
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
Australia
61-2-9950-5900
Latin America
Tlacoquemécatl 21
Despacho 601
Colonia del Valle
Mexico City 03100
525-629-9904
Av. Jurubatuba, 73-3º andar
CEP 04583-100
São Paulo, SP
55-11-5506-2888
Internet
http://www.cabletron.com/
MMAC-Plus, MMAC-Plus 6, SPECTRUM for
Open Systems, SPECTRUM Enterprise Manager,
SPECTRUM Element Manager, SPECTRUM
Portable Management Applications, SecureFast Virtual
Networking, SmartSwitch, Cell Transfer Matrix,
WebView and LANVIEW are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Cabletron Systems, Inc. All
other products or services mentioned are identified by
the trademarks or service marks of their respective
companies or organizations.
NOTE: Cabletron Systems, Inc. reserves the right
to change specifications without notice. Please contact
your representative to confirm current specifications.
Lit. #9010790 Rev-01 EAC
port for remote (side band) management.
The COM ports are both RJ-45 and can be configured to run SLIP, PPP, APC
UPS, or Local management via a terminal or modem connection. The EPIM
used for out-of-band graphical SNMP, or a WebView session into local management.
SYSTEM POWER
The MMAC-Plus 6 utilizes a distributed DC power system similar to those
used in super computers and telephone equipment. This system relies on a 48-volt
DC power bus running across the backplane to power all modules and subsystems.
There is also separate 5-volt power delivered to each system component, used
solely to power the diagnostic controllers present on every module.
The MMAC-Plus 6 supports one of two front-loading power supplies (9C20601). They are 1000-watt, triple output supplies, with load sharing capabilities.
SPECIFICATIONS
Physical
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26.25"H x 17"W x 16.5"D
35 lbs.
Environmental
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© Operating Humidity:
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Power Consumption
© Voltage Range:
© Frequency Range:
+5º to 40º C (41º to 104º F)
-30º to +90º C (-22º to 164º F)
5 to 95% (non-condensing)
UL1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950, IEC 950
and EN60950
100 to 125 Vac or 200 to 250 Vac
50 to 60 Hz
ORDERING INFORMATION
Part #
Description
9C106
MMAC-Plus 6 Chassis
9C206-01
MMAC-Plus 6 Power Supply (AC)
9C306
MMAC-Plus 6 System Monitor Module