Advanced IBM Ethernet routers for today’s network infrastructure

IBM Ethernet Router m-series

IBM® m-series Ethernet routers provide high port density with up to 64 10 GbE, 320 1 GbE or 128 OC-12/48 ports in a single system with either 4-, 8- or 16-slot configurations. This series of switching routers offers a rich set of high-performance IPv4, IPv6, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and multi-virtual routing and forwarding
IBM m-series Ethernet routers are designed to enable reliable infrastructures and support mission-critical applications

(VRF) capabilities as well as advanced Layer 2 switching to address the diverse needs of environments ranging from large enterprises, data centers, government networks, education and research networks, high performance computing and metro networks to ISPs. Designed to enable reliable converged infrastructures and support missioncritical applications, the m-series features an advanced N+1 redundant switch fabric architecture designed for very high availability, even in the case of a switch fabric card failure. The redundant fabric architecture is complemented by comprehensive hardware redundancy for the management modules, power supplies and cooling system.

Highlights
■ Up to 10 Gb/second Ethernet routing and switching with a variety of capacities and interface options to meet the expanding needs of high-end enterprises and service providers ■ ■ Designed for low power consumption and efficient heat dissipation High port density and compact size yields significant savings for network operators, including savings on power, cooling and rack space costs ■ Full IPv4 and IPv6 Layer 2 and Full Layer 3 capabilities for maximum deployment performance and versatility ■ Provides wire-speed performance for IP/MPLS routing and switching combined with advanced packet processing and traffic management capabilities

providing reliable transport of Voice over IP (VoIP). IBM m-series switching routers can accelerate application performance in high performance computing clusters.Advanced Capabilities for a Broad Range of Applications IBM m-series Ethernet routers offer an ideal suite of Layer 2 Metro Ethernet technologies for today’s metropolitan service providers. IBM m-series switching routers offer operators secure and robust routing with dual stack IPv4/IPv6 wire-speed routing performance. In addition. These advanced services allow operators to combine the simplicity and cost-efficiency of Layer 2 with the granular control and high availability of MPLS. and Virtual Switch Redundancy Protocol (VSRP). the routers’ intrinsic wire-speed sFlow capability provides scalable network-wide monitoring of flows for enhancing security via malicious traffic detection and intrusion detection. the routers enable the efficient rollout of converged backbones. fast reroute (FRR). IS-IS. IS-IS for IPv6. video services. For large-scale high-performance cluster computing. Additionally. The state-of-the-art Clos switch fabric architecture provides ample capacity for bandwidth-intensive applications. and BGP-4+ in addition to BGP-4 offers network planners a rich set of highperformance capabilities. and IPv6 multicast routing protocols MLDv1/v2.1Q. Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP). while streamlining overall network management. and up to 1 million BGP routes in the BGP Routing Information Base (RIB). MSDP. Foundry Direct Routing (FDR). OSPFv2/v3. A wide variety of support for IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols including RIPv1/v2. PIM-SM/-SSM. MPLS Virtual Leased Line (VLL). Metro Ring Protocol (MRP). as well as for proactive management of network bandwidth through traffic trend analysis and capacity upgrade planning. Virtual routing via Multi-VRF allows enterprises to create multiple security zones and simplified VPNs for the different applications and business units. the superior 1 GbE and 10 GbE port densities of the IBM m-series switching routers are vital to cluster implementations. IBM m-series switching routers are a powerful enabler of advanced converged enterprise backbones. By combining superior data capacity with ultra-low latency.000 IPv4 routes in the hardware Forwarding Information Base (FIB). thereby enabling high-performance. and mission-critical data. including MPLS-TE. Complementing Layer 2 Metro Ethernet capabilities is a powerful suite of MPLS capabilities and services. this rich set of Layer 2 and MPLSbased capabilities facilitates the creation of scalable resilient services compliant with the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) specifications for Ethernet Private Line (EPL). . Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and Ethernet LAN (E-LAN). thereby increasing processing power and productivity. motion-picture special effects and large-scale data acquisition in physics research facilities. virtual private LAN service (VPLS) and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)/MPLS VPNs (MPLS L3VPNs). The routers offer scalability for Layer 2 metro applications with a capacity of up to 1 million MAC addresses per system. scalable and cost-effective Internet edge/ aggregation deployments. These switching routers offer capacities up to 512. PIM-DM/-SM/-SSM. RIPng. and Anycast RP helps make the most efficient use of network bandwidth. Support for IPv4 multicast routing protocols IGMPv1/v2/v3. Featuring state-of-the-art quality of service (QoS) and wire-speed unicast/multicast routing for IPv4 and IPv6. For Internet edge/aggregation routing. These clusters constitute the backbone of many cutting-edge applications such as advanced simulation. The m-series also enables advanced Layer 2 Metro Ethernet services based on IEEE 802.

1 Gbps up to 550 m over multi-mode fiber. No attenuator need for SR-1 applications ● POS-12 (STM-4) LR-1 hot-pluggable SFP optic. LC connector ● 100BASE-FX 1310 nm SFP optic. 100 Mbps up to 2 km over multi-mode fiber. 10 Gbps up to 40 km over single-mode fiber. LC connector ● POS-48 (STM-16) IR-1 hot-pluggable SFP optic. up to 15 km over single-mode fiber. LC connector. 1 Gbps up to 70 km over single-mode fiber. CX4 connector Choice of SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) transceivers for the OC-12/48 (STM-4/STM-16) ports with SFP connector: ● POS OC-12 (STM-4) hot-pluggable SFP optic. LC connector ● 10GBASE-ER 1550 nm XFP optic. LC connector ● POS-48 (STM-16) SR-1 hot-pluggable SFP optic. up to 80 km over single-mode fiber. LC connector ● 10GBASE-CX4 XFP copper. LC connector ● 1000BASE-LHA 1550 nm SFP optic. 1 Gbps up to 100 m over CAT5 or higher cabling. 1 Gbps up to 10 km over single-mode fiber. 10 Gbps up to 300 m over multi-mode fiber. LC connector ● 1000BASE-LX 1310 nm SFP optic.IBM Ethernet Router B04M. LC connector Choice of XFP transceivers for 10 Gbps Ethernet ports with XFP connector and optical monitoring included: ● 10GBASE-SR 850 nm XFP optic. B08M. up to 15 km over single-mode fiber. up to 40 km over single-mode fiber. up to 500 m over multi-mode fiber. LC connector Management modules Switch Fabric modules Interface modules Interface types Transceivers . up to 80 km over single-mode fiber. 10 Gbps up to 15 m over CX4 grade copper. up to 40 km over single-mode fiber. LC connector ● POS-48 (STM-16) LR-2 hot-pluggable SFP optic. LC connector ● POS-48 (STM-16) LR-1 hot-pluggable SFP optic. and B16M 3 Switch Fabric module slots on the B04M and B08M 4 Switch Fabric module slots on the B16M 4 Interface module slots on the B04M 8 Interface module slots on the B08M 16 Interface module slots on the B16M ● 2-port 10 GbE Interface module (XFP) ● 4-port 10 GbE Interface module (XFP) ● 20-port 100/1000 MbE Interface module (SFP) ● 20-port 10/100/1000 MbE Interface module (RJ45) ● 2-port OC-12/48 POS/SDH Interface module (SFP) ● 4-port OC-12/48 POS/SDH Interface module (SFP) ● 8-port OC-12/48 POS/SDH Interface module (SFP) ● 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port with RJ45 connector ● 100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port with SFP connector ● 10 Gbps Ethernet port with XFP connector ● OC-12/48 (STM-4/STM-16) port with SFP connector Choice of SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) transceivers for 100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports with SFP connector and optical monitoring capabilities: ● 1000BASE-T SFP Copper. B08M and B16M switching routers Product characteristics Product number IBM Ethernet Router B04M (4003-M04) IBM Ethernet Router B08M (4003-M08) IBM Ethernet Router B16M (4003-M16) 2 Management modules slots on the B04M. RJ-45 connector ● 1000BASE-SX 850 nm SFP optic. up to 2 km over single-mode fiber. LC connector ● POS-12 (STM-4) LR-2 hot-pluggable SFP optic. 10 Gbps up to 10 km over single-mode fiber. LC connector ● 10GBASE-LR 1310 nm XFP optic. LC connector ● POS-12 (STM-4) SR-1/IR-1 hot-pluggable SFP optic.

fan assemblies. B08M and B16M switching routers Power supplies 3 power supply bays on B04M 4 power supply bays on B08M 8 power supply bays on B16M 1 fan assembly on the B04M and B08 M 2 fan assemblies on the B16M SFP/XFP transceivers.32 cm 44.IBM Ethernet Router B04M.399 8.77 cm 35 kg 60 kg 107 kg 1. power supplies.01 cm (7 RU) 62.32 cm 57. Management modules.32 cm 44.0.00 or greater in all m-series systems Fiber optic cables are required and are available in various lengths in single-mode and multi-mode formats Power cords are not included and must be specified at time of order One year.68 cm (4 RU) 31.717 .289 2. warranty service upgrades are available Fans Hot-swappable components Non-rack support Operating systems supported Fiber optic cable Power cords Warranty Physical characteristics Height Width Depth Weight (fully loaded) Maximum AC power consumption (W) [100-240 V ac] Maximum thermal output (BTU/HR) B04M B08M B16M B04M B08M B16M B04M B04M B16M B04M B08M B16M B04M B08M B16M B04M B08M B16M = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = 17. Switch Fabric modules.560 5. Interface modules Non-rack installation is not supported Brocade® Multi-Service IronWare® R4.191 4.15 cm (14 RU) 44.15 cm 64.15 cm 57.737 17.

3ab 1000BASE-T ● 802.1s Multiple Spanning Trees ● 802.3-2005 CSMA/CD Access Method and Physical Layer Specifications ● 802.1w Rapid STP ● 802.6 Tb/sec ● 802.1Q Virtual Bridged LANs ● 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) Data Rate Data Forwarding Capacity Standards compliance . partial support: port-based and S-tagged service interface ● 802.IBM Ethernet Router B04M.92 Tb/sec B16M = 3. B08M and B16M switching routers Technical specifications Packet Routing Performance Packet Routing Performance (Full Duplex): B04M = 240 million pps B08M = 480 million pps B16M ~ 1 billion pps Packet Routing Performance (Total): B04M = 480 million pps B08M = 960 million pps B16M ~ 2 billion pps Switch Fabric Capacity: B04M = 960 Gb/sec B08M = 1.3ad Link Aggregation ● 802.3ae 10 GbE ● 802.1ad Provider Bridges.1D MAC Bridges ● 802.84 Tb/sec Data Forwarding Capacity: B04M = 400 Gb/sec B08M = 800 Gb/sec B16M = 1.3x Flow Control ● 802.

IBM Ethernet Router B04M. B08M and B16M switching routers RFC compliance BGPv4 RFC 4271 BGPv4 ● RFC 1745 OSPF Interactions ● RFC 1997 Communities and Attributes ● RFC 2439 Route Flap Dampening ● RFC 2796 Route Reflection ● RFC 1965 BGP4 Confederations ● RFC 2842 Capability Advertisement ● RFC 2918 Route Refresh Capability ● RFC 1269 Managed Objects for BGP ● RFC 2385 BGP Session Protection via TCP MD5 ● RFC 3682 Generalized TTL Security Mechanism. for eBGP Session Protection ● RFC 4273 BGP-4 MIB ● draft-ietf-idr-restart Graceful Restart Mechanism for BGP OSPF ● RFC 2328 OSPF v2 ● RFC 3101 OSPF NSSA ● RFC 1745 OSPF Interactions ● RFC 1765 OSPF Database Overflow ● RFC 1850 OSPF v2 MIB ● RFC 2370 OSPF Opaque LSA Option ● RFC 3630 TE Extensions to OSPF v2 ● RFC 3623 Graceful OSPF Restart IS-IS ● RFC 1195 Routing in TCP/IP and Dual Environments ● RFC 1142 OSI IS-IS Intra-domain Routing Protocol ● RFC 2763 Dynamic Host Name Exchange ● RFC 2966 Domain-wide Prefix Distribution RIP ● RFC 1058 RIP v1 ● RFC 1723 RIP v2 ● RFC 1812 RIP Requirements IPv4 multicast ● RFC 1122 Host Extensions ● RFC 1112 IGMP ● RFC 2236 IGMP v2 ● RFC 3376 IGMP v3 ● RFC 3973 PIM-DM ● RFC 2362 PIM-SM ● RFC 2858 BGP-MP ● RFC 3618 MSDP ● RFC 3446 Anycast RP ● .

2. OSPFv3.IBM Ethernet Router B04M. IS-IS IPv6 Core ● RFC 2460 IPv6 Specification ● RFC 2461 IPv6 Neighbor Discovery ● RFC 2462 IPv6 Stateless Address Auto-Configuration ● RFC 4443 ICMPv6 ● RFC 4291 IPv6 Addressing Architecture ● RFC 3587 IPv6 Global Unicast Address Format ● RFC 2375 IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments ● RFC 2464 Transmission of IPv6 over Ethernet Networks ● RFC 2711 IPv6 Router Alert Option ● RFC 3596 DNS support ● . B08M and B16M switching routers RFC compliance General protocols RFC 791 IP ● RFC 792 ICMP ● RFC 793 TCP ● RFC 783 TFTP ● RFC 826 ARP ● RFC 768 UDP ● RFC 894 IP over Ethernet ● RFC 903 RARP ● RFC 906 TFTP Bootstrap ● RFC 1027 Proxy ARP ● RFC 951 BootP ● RFC 1122 Host Extensions for IP Multicasting ● RFC 1256 IRDP ● RFC 1519 CIDR ● RFC 1542 BootP Extensions ● RFC 1812 Requirements for IPv4 Routers ● RFC 1541 and 1542 DHCP ● RFC 2131 BootP/DHCP Helper ● RFC 3768 VRRP ● RFC 854 TELNET ● RFC 1591 DNS (client) QoS ● RFC 2475 An Architecture for Differentiated Services ● RFC 3246 An Expedited Forwarding PHB ● RFC 2597 Assured Forwarding PHB Group ● RFC 2698 A Two Rate Three Color Marker Other ● RFC 1354 IP Forwarding MIB ● RFC 2665 Ethernet Interface MIB ● RFC 1757 RMON Groups 1.9 ● RFC 2068 HTTP ● RFC 2030 SNTP ● RFC 2865 RADIUS ● RFC 3176 sFlow ● RFC 2863 Interfaces Group MIB ● Draft-ietf-tcpm-tcpsecure TCP Security ● RFC 3704 Ingress Filtering for Multihomed Networks (uRPF) ● RFC 2784 Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) ● draft-ietf-bfd-base Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) ● draft-ietf-bfd-v4v6-1hop BFD for IPv4 and IPv6 (Single Hop). for OSPFv2.3.

B08M and B16M switching routers RFC compliance IPv6 routing RFC 2080 RIPng for IPv6 ● RFC 2740 OSPFv3 for IPv6 ● draft-ietf-isis-ipv6 Routing IPv6 with IS-IS ● RFC 2545 Use of BGP-MP for IPv6 IPv6 Multicast ● RFC 2710 Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6 ● RFC 3810 Multicast Listener Discovery Version 2 for IPv6 ● RFC 4604 IGMPv3 and MLDv2 for SSM ● draft-ietf-ssm-arch SSM for IP ● RFC 2362 PIM-SM ● draft-ietf-pim-sm-v2-new. partial support: detour style ● RFC 3812 MPLS TE MIB ● draft-ietf-bfd-mpls BFD for MPLS LSPs (RSVP-TE) L3VPN ● RFC 2858 Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP-4 ● RFC 3107 Carrying Label Information in BGP-4 ● RFC 4364 BGP/MPLS IP VPNs ● draft-ietf-idr-bgp-ext-communities BGP Extended Communities Attribute ● RFC 4576 Using LSA Options Bit to Prevent Looping in BGP/MPLS IP VPNs (DN Bit) ● RFC 4577 OSPF as the PE/CE Protocol in BGP/MPLS IP VPNs ● draft-ietf-idr-route-filter Cooperative Route Filtering Capability for BGP-4 ● RFC 4382 MPLS/BGP Layer 3 VPN MIB L2VPN and PWE3 ● draft-ietf-l2vpn-l2-framework Framework for Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks ● draft-ietf-l2vpn-requirements Service Requirements for Layer 2 Provider Provisioned Virtual Private Networks ● RFC 4762 VPLS Using LDP Signaling ● draft-ietf-pwe3-arch PWE3 Architecture ● RFC 4447 Pseudowire Setup and Maintenance using LDP ● RFC 4448 Encapsulation Methods for Transport of Ethernet over MPLS Networks ● draft-ietf-pwe3-pw-tc-mib Definitions for Textual Conventions and OBJECT-IDENTITIES for PseudoWires Management ● draft-ietf-pwe3-pw-mib Pseudo Wire (PW) Management Information Base ● .IBM Ethernet Router B04M. partial support: SSM mode of operation IPv6 transitioning ● RFC 2893 Transition Mechanisms for IPv6 Hosts and Routers ● RFC 3056 Connection of IPv6 Domains via IPv4 Clouds MPLS ● RFC 3031 MPLS Architecture ● RFC 3032 MPLS Label Stack Encoding ● RFC 3036 LDP Specification ● RFC 2205 RSVP v1 Functional Specification ● RFC 2209 RSVP v1 Message Processing Rules ● RFC 3209 RSVP-TE ● RFC 3270 MPLS Support of Differentiated Services ● RFC 4090 Fast Reroute Extensions to RSVP-TE for LSP Tunnels.

IBM Ethernet Router B04M.707/Y. v3 RMON IBM Tivoli® Netcool®/OMNIbus AAA RADIUS Secure Shell (SSH v2) Secure Copy (SCP v2) HTTPs TACACS/TACACS+ Username/Password (Challenge and Response) Bi-level Access Mode (Standard and EXEC Level) Protection against Denial of Service attacks. such as TCP SYN or Smurf Attacks MEF Certification ● ● System Management ● ● ● ● ● ● Element Security Options ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● .1322 Network Node Interface for SDH MEF 9 Certified—Abstract Test Suite for Ethernet Services at the UNI MEF 14 Certified—Abstract Test Suite for Traffic Management Phase 1 IronView® Network Manager (INM) Web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) Embedded Web Management GUI Industry Standard Command Line Interface (CLI) SNMP v1. v2c. B08M and B16M switching routers Packet Over Sonet/SDH ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● RFC 1661 The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) RFC 1662 PPP in HDLC-like Framing RFC 2615 PPP over SONET/SDH RFC 1332 Internet Protocol Control Protocol (IPCP) RFC 1377 The PPP OSI Network Layer Control Protocol (OSINLCP) RFC 2472 IPv6 over PPP RFC 3592 SONET/SDH Objects GR-253-CORE SONET Transport Systems: Common Generic Criteria G.

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