DATASHEET N-Series Platinum DFE Convergence-ready, 10GE Modular L2/L3/L4 Switch for Edge-to-Core and Data Center Multiple deployment scenarios for edge, distribution, core, and data center Distributed fault-tolerance architecture assures network reliability and business continuity Industry-leading ROI proven over more than 10 years Flow-based architecture optimized for iSCSI and Server Virtualization High-density, 10/100, 10/100/1000, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and PoE modules utilize a total switching capacity of 1.68 Terabits per second Product Overview The N-Series Platinum Distributed Forwarding Engines (DFEs) support the full range of Secure Networks features, but are primarily designed for deployment in network edge and distribution roles, with support for up to 1000 downstream users/devices on a single port (2000 per chassis) with full distributed fault-tolerance capabilities. The advanced routing license and per-port policy capacity license can be purchased to provide similar multi-user authentication and routing scalability as the Diamond DFEs. Platinum DFEs provide a broad range of Ethernet connectivity ranging from 10/100 to 10 Gigabit Ethernet, including support for Power over Ethernet (PoE). Unlike competing solutions, the N-Series implements a granular, flow-based architecture to intelligently manage individual user and applications—not just ports and VLANs. Policy rules combined with deep packet inspection can intelligently sense and automatically respond to security threats while improving reliability and Quality of Service (QoS). The N-Series features a distributed, fault-tolerant architecture with scalable capacity that does not rely on centralized processors or fabric modules. Each DFE is an integrated switching, routing, and management module that makes forwarding decisions, enforces security policies, and classifies incoming traffic. This distributed architecture has proven itself in some of the largest and most complex networks in the world. Platinum DFEs are interchangeable in any N-Series chassis, delivering leading performance, reliability, and security for today’s enterprise network. These modules intelligently integrate switching, routing, and management functions to deliver visibility and control without sacrificing performance or QoS. Benefits Business Alignment • Performance, reliability, and security embedded into the architecture enable timely and reliable delivery of missioncritical applications • Open convergence support for voice, video, and data networks enable automatic discovery, classification, and prioritization of voice solutions from ANY of the leading IP telephony vendors • Policy-based networking ensures the network can automatically adapt every time there is an add, move, or change Operational Efficiency • Policy-based approach eliminates configuration complexity and enables infrastructure independence from ACLs, VLANs, and subnets • Flexible configuration and expansion options enable quick and cost effective connectivity enhancements while scaling performance and capacity with each new blade • Automated configuration management improves serviceability Security • Only switch in the industry to provide multi-user authentication for discrete users sharing a high bandwidth link • Policy rules combined with deep packet inspection intelligently sense and automatically respond to security threats while improving reliability and quality of the user experience • Network, user, and host security protect the business against network misuse and controls access to resources and confidential information Support and Services • Industry-leading customer satisfaction and first call resolution rates • Personalized services, including site surveys, network design, installation, and training There is nothing more important than our customers. Density and Performance The N-Series provides high performance and high density: Platinum DFE N1 N3 N5 N7 Performance (Mpps) 13.5 Mpp 40.5 Mpps 67.5 Mpps 94.5 Mpps Capacity 18 Gbps 54 Gbps 90 Gbps 126 Gbps 10/100 Base-TX Ports 72 216 360 504 100 Base-FX Ports 54 162 270 378 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ports 72 216 360 504 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ports with PoE 48 144 360 336 1000 Base-X Ports 24 72 120 168 10G Base-X Ports 4 12 20 28 Performance/Capacity Switching Fabric Bandwidth 18 Gbps per DFE Switching Throughput 13.5 Mpps (Measured in 64-byte packets) Routing Throughput 13.5 Mpps (Measured in 64-byte packets) Address Table Size 65,536 MAC Addresses Classification Rules 57,344/chassis VLANs Supported 4094 Memory Main Memory: 256 MB Flash Memory: 32 MB Transmit Queues 4/12 Standards and Protocols Switching/VLAN Services • Generic VLAN Registration Protocol (GVRP) • 802.3u Fast Ethernet • 802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet (Copper) • 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet (Fiber) • 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet (Fiber) • 802.1Q VLANs • 802.1D MAC Bridges • 802.1w Rapid-reconvergence of Spanning Tree • 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree • 802.3ad Link Aggregation • 802.3ae Gigabit Ethernet • 802.3x Flow Control • IP Multicast (IGMP Support v1, v2, per-VLAN Querier Offload) • Jumbo Packet with MTU Discovery Support for Gigabit • Link Flap Detection • Dynamic Egress (Automated VLAN Port Configuration) IP Routing • RFC 1812 General Routing • RFC 792 ICMP • RFC 1256 ICMP Router Discovery Protocol • RFC 826 ARP • RFC 1027 Proxy ARP • Static Routes • RFC 1058 RIPv1 • RFC 1723 RIPv2 with Equal Cost Multipath Load Balancing • RFC 1812 RIP Requirements • RFC 1519 CIDR • RFC 2338 Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) • Standard ACLs • DHCP Server RFC 1541/ Relay RFC 2131 Extended IP Routing Software upgrade package N-EOS-L3, licensed on a per-chassis basis. • RFC 1583/RFC 2328 OSPFv2 • RFC 1587 OSPFv2 NSSA • RFC 1745 OSPF Interactions • RFC 1746 OSPF Interactions • RFC 1765 OSPF Database Overflow • RFC 2154 OSPF with Digital Signatures (Password & MD5) • OSPF with Multipath Support • OSPF Passive Interfaces • RFC 2391 Load Sharing Using Network Address Translation • Extended ACLs • Policy-based Routing • RFC 1112 IGMP • RFC 2236 IGMPv2 • DVMRP v3-10 • RFC 2361 Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode Network Security and Policy Management • 802.1X Port-based Authentication • Web-based Authentication • MAC-based Authentication • Convergence Endpoint Discovery with Dynamic Policy Mapping (Siemens HFA, Cisco VoIP, H.323 and SIP) • Multiple Authentication Types per Port Simultaneously Page 2 Standards and Protocols • Multiple Authenticated Users per Port with Unique Policies per User/End System (VLAN Association Independent) •RFC 3580 IEEE 802.1 RADIUS Usage Guidelines, with VLAN to Policy Mapping • Worm Prevention (Flow Set-Up Throttling) • Broadcast Suppression • ARP Storm Prevention • MAC-to-Port Locking • Span Guard (Spanning Tree Protection) •Stateful Intrusion Detection System Load Balancing • Stateful Intrusion Prevention System and Firewall Load Balancing • Behavioral Anomaly Detection/Flow Collector (Non-sampled Netflow) • Static Multicast Group Provisioning • Multicast Group, Sender, and Receiver Policy Control Class of Service • Strict Priority Queuing • Weighted Fair Queuing with Shaping • 16 Transmit Queues per Port (1000BaseX SFP and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Modules) • 4 Transmit Queues per Port (10/100BaseTX, 100BaseFX and 1000BaseT Modules) • Up to 1024 Rate Limiters per DFE • Packet Count or Bandwidth-based Rate Limiters; Bandwidth Thresholds between 64 Kbps and 4 Gbps • IP ToS/DSCP Marking/Remarking • 802.1D Priority-to-Transmit Queue Mapping Network Management • NMS Console • NMS Policy Manager • NMS Inventory Manager • NMS Automated Security Manager Management, Control, and Analysis • SNMP v1/v2c/v3 • Web-based Management Interface • Industry Common Command Line Interface • Multiple Software Image Support with Revision Roll Back • Multi-configuration File Support • Editable Text-based Configuration File • COM Port Boot Prom and Image Download via ZMODEM • Telnet Server and Client • Secure Shell (SSHv2) Server and Client • • • • • • • • • • • Cabletron Discovery Protocol Cisco Discovery Protocol v1/v2 Syslog FTP Client Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) Netflow Version 5 RFC 2865 RADIUS RFC 2866 RADIUS Accounting TACACS+ for Management Access Control Management VLAN 16 Many to-One-port, One-to-Many Ports, VLAN Mirror Sessions (64 when DFE deployed with an N1 Chassis) IETF and IEEE MIB Support • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • RFC 1156/1213 & RFC 2011 IP-MIB RFC 1493 Bridge MIB RFC 1659 RS-232 MIB RFC 1724 RIPv2 MIB RFC 1850 OSPF MIB RFC 2578 SNMPv2 SMI RFC 2579 SNMPv2-TC RFC 3417 SNMPv2-TM RFC 3418 SNMPv2 MIB RFC 2012 TCP MIB RFC 2013 UDP MIB RFC 2096 IP Forwarding Table MIB RFC 3411 SNMP Framework MIB RFC 3412 SNMP-MPD MIB RFC 3413 SNMPv3 Applications RFC 3414 SNMP User-based SM MIB RFC 2276 SNMP-Community MIB RFC 2613 SMON MIB RFC 2674 802.1p/Q MIB RFC 2737 Entity MIB RFC 2787 VRRP MIB RFC 2819 RMON MIB (Groups 1-9) RFC 3273 HC RMON MIB RFC 2863 IF MIB RFC 2864 IF Inverted Stack MIB RFC 2922 Physical Topology MIB RFC 3291 INET Address MIB RFC 3621 Power Ethernet MIB RFC 3415 SNMP View-based ACM MIB RFC 3635 EtherLike MIB RFC 3636 MAU MIB IEEE 8023 LAG MIB RSTP MIB USM Target Tag MIB U Bridge MIB Draft-ietf-idmr-dvmrp-v3-10 MIB • • • • Draft-ietf-pim-sm-v2-new-09 MIB SNMP-REARCH MIB IANA-ADDRESS-FAMILY-NUMBERS MIB IEEE 802.1PAE MIB Private MIBs • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Ct-broadcast MIB Ctron-CDP MIB Ctron-Chassis MIB Ctron-igmp MIB Ctron-q-bridge-mib-ext MIB Ctron-rate-policying MIB Ctron-tx-queue-arbitration MIB Ctron-alias MIB Cisco-TC MIB Cisco-CDP MIB Cisco-netflow MIB Enterasys-configuration-management MIB Enterasys-MAC-locking MIB Enterasys-convergence-endpoint MIB Enterasys-notification-authorization MIB Enterasys-netfow MIB Enterasys-license-key MIB Enterasys-aaa-policy MIB Enterasys-class-of-service MIB Enterasys-multi-auth MIB Enterasys-mac-authentication MIB Enterasys-pwa MIB Enterasys-upn-tc MIB Enterasys-policy-profile MIB Refer to DFE release notes for a complete list of supported MIBs Page 3 Specifications Physical Specifications • Dimensions (H x W x D): 46.43 cm x 6.05 cm x 29.51 cm (18.28” x 2.38” x 11.62”) • Net weight: 4.1 kg (9 lbs) Environmental Specifications • Operating Temperature: +5° C to +40° C (41° F to 104° F) • Storage Temperature: -30° C to +73° C (-22° F to 164° F) • Operating Humidity: 5% to 90% relative humidity, non-condensing • Power Consumption: 100 to 125 VAC or 200 to 250 VAC; 50 to 60 Hz Agency and Standards Specifications • Safety: UL 60950, CSA 60950, EN 60950, EN 60825, and IEC 60950 • Electromagnetic compatibility: 47 CFR Parts 2 and 15, CSA C108.8, EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, AS/NZS CISPR 22, and VCCI V-3 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Specifications • IEEE 802.3af • Total PoE Power: 4,800 W per chassis • Supports Class 1 (4 W), Class 2 (7.5 W), and Class 3 (15.4 W) PoE devices • A fully populated chassis can power Class 2 PoE device on all ports simultaneously • Automated or manual PoE power distribution • Per-port enable/disable, power level, priority safety, overload, and short-circuit protection • System power monitor Ordering Information Part Number Description Platinum Distributed Forwarding Engines 7K4297-04 Platinum DFE with 4 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10GBase XFP optics slots 7K4297-02 Platinum DFE with 2 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10GBase XFP optics slots 7K4290-02 Platinum DFE with 2 10-Gigabit Ethernet 10GBase XenPak optics slot 7G4205-72 Platinum DFE with 72 10/100/1000 ports via RJ45 connectors. Supports Power over Ethernet 7G4202-72 Platinum DFE with 72 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports via RJ45 connectors 7G4202-60 Platinum DFE with 60 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports via RJ45 connectors 7G4285-49 Platinum DFE with 48 10/100/1000 ports via RJ45 connectors. Supports Power over Ethernet and NEM 7G4282-49 Platinum DFE with 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports via RJ45 connectors. Supports Network Expansion Module 7G4282-41 Platinum DFE with 40 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports via RJ45 with one expansion module slot 7G4202-30 Platinum DFE with 30 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports via RJ45 connectors 7G4280-19 Platinum DFE with 18 1000 Base-X ports via mini-GBIC connectors and one expansion module slot 7G4270-12 Platinum DFE with 12 1000 Base-X ports via mini-GBIC connectors 7G4270-10 Platinum DFE with 10 1000 Base-X ports via mini-GBIC connectors 7H4385-49 Platinum DFE with 48 10/100 Ethernet ports via RJ45 connectors. Supports Power over Ethernet and NEM 7H4202-72 Platinum DFE with 72 10/100 Ethernet ports via RJ45 connectors 7H4203-72 Platinum DFE with 72 10/100 Ethernet ports via RJ21 connectors 7H4382-49 Platinum DFE with 48 10/100 Ethernet ports via RJ45 connectors. Supports E7 backplane connectivity and NEM 7H4383-49 Platinum DFE with 48 10/100 Ethernet ports via RJ21 connectors. Supports E7 backplane connectivity and NEM 7H4382-25 Platinum DFE with 24 10/100 Ethernet ports via RJ45 connectors. Supports E6 / E7 backplane connectivity and NEM 7H4284-49 Platinum DFE with 48 100Base-FX ports via MTRJ connectors Network Expansion Modules and Network Security Modules 7G-6MGBIC-A A Network Expansion Module with 6 1000Base-X ports via mini-GBIC connectors 7G-6MGBIC-B NEM with 6 1000Base-X ports via MGBIC w/100FX MGBIC support 7K-2XFP-6MGBIC NEM with 2 ports 10 Gb Ethernet via XPF, 6 1000Base-X ports via MGBIC w/100 FX MGBIC support 7S-DSNA7-01 N-Series Security Module for Intrusion Detection 7S-NSTAG-01 N-Series Security Module for Network Access Control WS-C20N-32 N-Series Wireless Controller Module Continued Page 4 Mini-GBIC Modules MGBIC-LC01 Mini-GBIC with 1000Base-SX port via LC connector MGBIC-LC03 Mini-GBIC with 1000Base-LX/LH over multimedia fiber port via LC connector (2 km Long Haul) MGBIC-N-LC04 100BaseFX Mini GBIC w/LC connector for use with 7K-2XFP-6MGBIC and 7G-6MGBIC-B only MGBIC-LC09 Mini-GBIC with 1000Base-LX port via LC connector MGBIC-MT01 Mini-GBIC with 1000Base-SX port via MTRJ connector MGBIC-02 Mini-GBIC with 1000Base-TX port via RJ45 connector MGBIC-08 Mini-GBIC with 1000Base-LX/LH SMF port via LC connector (70 km Long Haul) Software N-EOS-L3 Enterasys Operating System (EOS) Layer 3 routing upgrade for N-Series N-EOS-PPC Enterasys Operating System (EOS) Platinum DFE port capacity increase key N-EOS-PUC Enterasys Operating System (EOS) Platinum DFE extra user capacity activation key 10 Gigabit Ethernet XENPACs 10GBASE-ER 10 Gigabit interface, 1550 nm, 9 micron single-mode fiber via SC connector (40 km) 10GBASE-LR 10 Gigabit interface, 1310 nm, serial optic single-mode fiber via SC connector (2-10 km) 10GBASE-LX4 10 Gigabit interface, 1310 nm, 62.5 and 50 micron multi-mode fiber via SC connector (33 m and 66 m) 10GBASE-SR 10 Gigabit interface, 850 nm, 62.5 and 50 micron multi-mode fiber via SC connector (33 m and 66 m) 10 Gigabit Ethernet XFPs 10GBASE-ER-XFP 10 Gigabit interface, 1550 nm, 9 micron single-mode fiber via XFP connector (40 km) 10GBASE-LR-XFP 10 Gigabit interface, 1310 nm, serial optic single-mode fiber via XFP connector (2-10 km) 10GBASE-SR-XFP 10 Gigabit interface, 850 nm, 62.5 and 50 micron multi-mode fiber via XFP connector (33 m and 82 m) 10GBASE-CX4-XFP 10 Gigabit interface, Twin Axial, Copper SFF-8470 via XFP connector (15 m) Other Options DFE-256MB-UGK 256 MB DIMM memory module Notes 1. Platinum DFEs can be installed in any slot of a N7, N5, N3, N1 or E7 chassis 2. N7 and E7 chassis support up to 7 DFE modules with the 1,600 W AC power supply (p/n 6C207-3) 3. N5 chassis supports up to 5 DFE modules with the 1,200 W power AC supply (p/n 7C205-1) 4. N3 chassis supports up to 3 DFE modules with the 863 W power AC supply (p/n 7C203-1) 5. DFE p/n 7H4382-25, 7H4382-49, and 7H4383-49 can be used either to bridge the FTM1 and FTM2 backplanes in the E7 chassis, or to support the Network Expansion Module (NEM) 6. The 256 MB memory upgrade (DFE-256MB-UGK) is required for PIM-SM and LS-NAT Service and Support Warranty As a customer-centric company, Enterasys is committed to providing quality products and solutions. In the event that one of our products fails due to a defect, we have developed a comprehensive warranty that protects you and provides a simple way to get your products repaired or media replaced as soon as possible. The Enterasys N-Series comes with a one year hardware warranty. For full warranty terms and conditions please go to http://www.enterasys. com/support/warranty.aspx. Enterasys Networks provides comprehensive service offerings that range from Professional Services to design, deploy and optimize customer networks, customized technical training, to service and support tailored to individual customer needs. Please contact your Enterasys account executive for more information about Enterasys Service and Support. Contact Us For more information, call Enterasys Networks toll free at 1-877-801-7082, or +1-978-684-1000 and visit us on the Web at enterasys.com Patented Innovation © 2009 Enterasys Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Enterasys Networks reserves the right to change specifications without notice. Please contact your representative to confirm current specifications. 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