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IXIa NTO 5263 ControlTower Member

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Ixia's ControlTower™ architecture solves some of the biggest challenges facing network administrators, namely the need for visibility, rapid scalability, flexible deployments, and network-wide application and security monitoring. The products included within the ControlTower architecture are the ControlTower Supervisor (NTO 5260) and ControlTower Members (NTO 5263 and/or NTO 5268) with functions centrally managed by the Supervisor.

The Ixia ControlTower Member NTO 5263 is a high-density, NEBS Level 3-compliant 40GE/10GE/1GE network monitoring switch designed for large, complex central offices and data centers. It helps monitor the rapidly growing number of 1GE, 10GE, and 40GE network segments using existing monitoring tools. The NTO’s ControlTower Supervisor keeps the management of multiple NTO’s simple. NTO 5263 is supported by the NVOS 4.1 and later software.

New features such as the NEBS Level 3 certification, RESTful API, and IPv6 (supported by NVOS 4.1 and later versions) make ControlTower the ideal solution for service providers. These features deliver a robust feature set for current needs, while preparing SPs for future needs such as extended addressing and central office automation initiatives.

  • Ability to perform advanced, granular filtering capability including: Packet De-Duplication, Packet Trimming, MPLS Stripping, GTP Stripping, and ExtendedBurst Protection
  • NEBS Level 3 certification with redundant power supplies
  • RESTful web API promotes automation initiatives
  • External alarm connections available for integration to central office alarms
  • IPv6 provides extended IP addressing support
  • Optional Advanced Packet Processing available for packet de-duplication,extended burst protection, MPLS stripping, and packet / payload trimming(AFM16)
High-Availability Features
  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supply/fan modules
  • -48V DC or 120-240VAC power input
  • Front to back air flow
  • Redundant management ports
  • Craft interface for out-of-band
  • 1GE/10GE/40GE support
  • Non-blocking architecture; 640Gbps total bandwidth
  • Full line-rate across all ports with filtering enabled
  • Port reconfiguration with no performance impact
Port Flexibility
  • Up to 64 ports available
  • Up to 64 1GE Copper (SFP)
  • Up to 64 1GE (SFP)
  • Up to 64 10GE (SFP+)
  • Up to 16 40GE (QSFP+)
  • Ingress/egress port programmability
  • Software port licensing
  • Port tagging
  • Monitoring tool port load balancing (up to 32 ports)
  • Time stamping
  • Burst protection
  • SNMP v1, v2, v3 support
  • Local, RADIUS, and TACACS+ support (members and groups)
  • Granular access control
  • Event logging
  • Syslog
  • IT automation control
  • Dual IP-based management ports (RJ45 ‚Äì 10/100/1000)
  • Centralized filter templates
  • Overlapping filter engine
  • Filter parameters (Layer 2-4)
  • MAC source/destination address
  • VLAN and Ethertypes
  • IP protocol and DSCP/TOS Source/destination IP (IPv4/6)
  • UDP, TCP ports
  • Packet de-duplication/trimming
  • Protocol Stripping (GTP, MPLS, VLAN VNtag)
Physical Specifications
Size and Weight
  • 2U high rack mountable enclosure
  • Dimensions: 17.5W x 19.125L x 3.5H (inches)
  • Weight: 35.0 lbs (16 kg)
AC Power
  • Input AC Voltage: 90-240 VAC RMS auto-switching
  • Frequency: 50-60Hz
  • Nominal power requirement: 2.36A @ 110 VAC, 260W
  • Maximum power requirement: 5A @ 110 VAC, 550W
  • Heat/power dissipation for system with all 64 ports on the front panel at 100% traffic load: nominally 260W/887 BTU/hour
DC Power
  • Operating input voltage: 36 to 75 VDC
  • Nominal current: 5.41A @ 48 VDC, 260W
  • Maximum operating input current: 11.46A @ 48 VDC, 550W
  • Heat/power dissipation for system with all 64 ports on the front panel at 100% traffic load: nominally 260W/887 BTU/hour
Environment Operating Specifications
  • Operating: 5C to 40C
  • Short-term: -5C to 55C (not to exceed 96 consecutive hours)
  • Short-term with fan failure: -5C to 40C (not to exceed 96 hours)
  • Operating: 5% to 85%, (non-condensing)
  • Short-term: 5% to 90% (non-condensing, not to exceed 96 hours)
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) Prediction
  • 125,000 hours
North American Safety
  • UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, 2nd Edition
  • GR-1089-CORE, Issue 6, May 2011
European Safety
  • EN60950-1
International Safety
  • CB Scheme: IEC 60950-1:2nd Edition
RoHS Compliant
North American EMC
  • FCC part 15, Class A (USA)
  • ICES-003 Issue 4, Class A (Canada)
  • GR-1089-CORE, Issue 6, May 2011
European EMC
  • EN 55022:2006 +A1:2007 (Emissions)
  • EN 55024:1998 +A1:2001 +A2:2003 (Immunity)
  • EN 61000-3-2:2006 +A2:2009 (Harmonics)
  • EN 61000-3-3:2008 (Flicker)
  • ETSI EN 300 386:2005-4
IEC/International EMC
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-2:2009 Electrostatic Discharge Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-3:2006 +A1:2008 +A2:2010 Radiated Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-4:2004 +A1:2010 Transient/Burst Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-5:2006 Surge Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-6:2009 Conducted Radio Frequency Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-8:2010 Magnetic Field Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-11:2004 Voltage Dips, Interruptions and Variations

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