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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
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12
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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SNMP-REARCH MIB
IANA-ADDRESS-FAMILY-NUMBERS MIB
IEEE 802.1PAE MIB
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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