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ZXCTN 9000-E Carrier-class

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ZXCTN 9000-E Carrier-class Multi-service Packet-based Platform Product Description

ZXCTN 9000-E Carrier-class Multi-service Packet-based


Platform Product Description
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview ............................................................................................................ 6

2
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5

Highlight Features ............................................................................................. 7


Multi-Service Integration ...................................................................................... 7
Wide-Bandwidth Access ...................................................................................... 7
Multiple Protection Technologies ......................................................................... 8
IPv6 Evolution ...................................................................................................... 8
Unified Network Management System ................................................................. 9

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3.1
3.1.1
3.1.2
3.1.3
3.1.4
3.1.5
3.2
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.3
3.3.1
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
3.3.5
3.3.6
3.3.7
3.4
3.4.1
3.4.2
3.5
3.5.1
3.5.2
3.5.3
3.5.4
3.5.5
3.5.6
3.5.7
3.5.8

Functionality ...................................................................................................... 9
Link Characteristics.............................................................................................. 9
Ethernet ............................................................................................................... 9
POS ................................................................................................................... 10
CPOS ................................................................................................................ 11
E1/CE1 .............................................................................................................. 11
Frame Relay ...................................................................................................... 12
Routing Protocols............................................................................................... 12
Unicast Routing Protocols .................................................................................. 12
Multicast Routing Protocols ................................................................................ 15
MPLS and Traffic Engineering ........................................................................... 16
MPLS Overview ................................................................................................. 16
MPLS L3 VPN .................................................................................................... 17
MPLS L2 VPN .................................................................................................... 18
TDM Emulation .................................................................................................. 19
L2/L3 VPN Bridge .............................................................................................. 20
Multicast VPN .................................................................................................... 20
Traffic Engineering ............................................................................................. 20
IP VPN ............................................................................................................... 21
GRE ................................................................................................................... 21
IPSec ................................................................................................................. 21
Network Availability ............................................................................................ 22
Graceful Restart ................................................................................................. 22
NSR ................................................................................................................... 23
VRRP................................................................................................................. 23
FRR ................................................................................................................... 24
BFD ................................................................................................................... 25
MPLS OAM ........................................................................................................ 25
Ethernet OAM .................................................................................................... 26
OAM Mapping and Interworking ......................................................................... 26

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3.6
3.6.1
3.6.2
3.6.3
3.6.4
3.6.5
3.6.6
3.6.7
3.7
3.7.1
3.7.2
3.7.3
3.7.4
3.7.5
3.8
3.8.1
3.8.2
3.8.3
3.8.4
3.9
3.9.1
3.9.2
3.9.3
3.9.4
3.9.5
3.9.6

QoS ................................................................................................................... 26
Packet classification and marking ...................................................................... 26
Traffic supervision and shaping.......................................................................... 27
Queue ................................................................................................................ 27
Congestion Management ................................................................................... 27
H-QoS................................................................................................................ 28
QPPB................................................................................................................. 28
Priority Inheritance ............................................................................................. 28
Security Features ............................................................................................... 29
Control Plane Security ....................................................................................... 29
Authentication and Authorization ........................................................................ 29
Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding ...................................................................... 30
Port Mirroring ..................................................................................................... 31
Netflow............................................................................................................... 31
Clock Synchronization ....................................................................................... 31
System Clock ..................................................................................................... 31
NTP ................................................................................................................... 32
Synchronous Ethernet ....................................................................................... 32
IEEE 1588v2 ...................................................................................................... 32
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE................................................................... 34
NetNumen Unified Network Management Platform ............................................ 34
SNMP ................................................................................................................ 36
Connection Management ................................................................................... 37
LLDP.................................................................................................................. 37
Policing and Maintenance .................................................................................. 37
Diagnosis and Scheduling.................................................................................. 39

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4.1
4.1.1
4.1.2
4.1.3
4.1.4
4.1.5
4.1.6
4.2
4.2.1
4.2.2
4.2.3
4.3

System Architecture........................................................................................ 40
Product layout .................................................................................................... 40
Layout of ZXCTN 9000-18E ............................................................................... 41
Layout of ZXCTN 9000-8E ................................................................................. 43
Layout of ZXCTN 9000-5E ................................................................................. 44
Layout of ZXCTN 9000-3E ................................................................................. 47
Layout of ZXCTN 9000-2E10 ............................................................................. 50
Layout of ZXCTN 9000-2E4 ............................................................................... 51
System Hardware Architecture........................................................................... 52
System Hardware Architecture Overview ........................................................... 52
The Working Philosophy of Hardware System ................................................... 54
Introduction to Hardware Module ....................................................................... 55
Software Architecture ......................................................................................... 58

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5.1
5.2
5.2.1
5.2.2
5.2.3

Technical Specifications ................................................................................. 61


Physical Indices ................................................................................................. 61
Board ................................................................................................................. 64
LPC.................................................................................................................... 64
LIC ..................................................................................................................... 65
MSU................................................................................................................... 67

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6.1
6.2

Typical Scene .................................................................................................. 67


IPRAN................................................................................................................ 67
FMC ................................................................................................................... 68

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FIGURES
Figure 1-1 ZXCTN 9000-18E/-8E/-5E/-3E/-2E10/-2E4 ........................................................ 6
Figure 4-1 The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-18E...............................................................41
Figure 4-2 The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-18E ....................................................42
Figure 4-3 The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-8E.................................................................43
Figure 4-4 The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-8E ......................................................44
Figure 4-5 The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-5E AC ...........................................................45
Figure 4-6 The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-5E DC...........................................................45
Figure 4-7 The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-5E AC.................................................46
Figure 4-8 The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-5E DC ................................................46
Figure 4-9 The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-3E AC ...........................................................47
Figure 4-10 The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-3E DC.........................................................48
Figure 4-11 The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-3E AC...............................................49
Figure 4-12 The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-3E DC ..............................................49
Figure 4-13 The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-2E10 ...........................................................50
Figure 4-14 The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-2E10.................................................50
Figure 4-15 The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-2E4 .............................................................51
Figure 4-16 The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-2E4 ..................................................51
Figure 4-17 ZXCTN 9000-E Hardware Architecture ...........................................................53
Figure 4-18 The Software System Architecture ..................................................................58
Figure 6-1 IPRAN network .................................................................................................68
Figure 6-2 FMC network ....................................................................................................68

TABLES
Table 5-1 9000-18E/8E/5E/3E Physical Indices....................................................................61
Table 5-2 9000-2E10/2E4 Physical Indices ..........................................................................62

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Overview
ZXCTN 9000 series are new-generation Carrier class Multi-service Packet-based
Platform (CMPP) promoted by ZTE to keep with the development trend of IP
telecommunication services. With packet as kernel, they implement multi-service bearing
and provide customers with Mobile Backhaul, Metro-E, IP-RAN and FMC end-to-end
solution. They help customers to reduce network building cost and maintenance cost,
and assist carriers to realize smooth network evolvement.
ZXCTN 9000 series devices consist of two sub-sequences, which have nine models:

ZXCTN 9008, ZXCTN 9004, ZXCTN 9002

ZXCTN 9000-18E, 9000-8E, 9000-5E, 9000-3E, 9000-2E10, and 9000-2E4

ZXCTN 9000-E series are introduced in this paper, which are shown as follows:

Figure 1-1

ZXCTN 9000-18E/-8E/-5E/-3E/-2E10/-2E4

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Highlight Features

2.1

Multi-Service Integration

Unified service platform: Integrating business private line service, WLAN, OLT,
2G/3G/LTE, saving equipment room and reduces users investment, realizing fast
service deployment and network reconfiguration, and helping the operators to build
refined network.

Various interface types: Supporting flexible sub/mother card architecture;


Supporting 100GE, 40GE, 10GE LAN/WAN, GE/FE, 40G POS, 10G POS, 2.5G
POS, 622M POS, 155M POS, Channelized 155M POS and E1/CE1 to satisfy
various network demands.

Comprehensive MPLS VPN protocols: Supporting BGP/MPLS VPN, VPWS, VPLS,


HoVPN, H-VPLS, L2/L3 VPN Bridge, TDM service emulation, E-Line, E-LAN,
E-Tree services bearing to satisfy multi-service access and transmission.

2.2

Wide-Bandwidth Access
With advanced system architecture, distributed and modular design philosophy, ZXCTN
9000 series have largest switch fabric capacity and highest performance packet
processor in industry to provide best performance and flexibility. 9000 series can
construct network platform facing future.

Providing 400Gbps high-speed forwarding capability for each slot to cater the needs
of network bandwidth increase

Adopting

high-performance

network

processor,

TCAM

(Ternary

content-addressable memory) and TM (Traffic Manager) to enhance performance


and service processing capability.

Supporting large capacity of RIB/FIB to cater the needs of large scale network
deployment.

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2.3

Multiple Protection Technologies


ZXCTN 9000 can support complete device and network level protection features:

Adopting complete distributed modular system to support switching and controlling


separation. Supporting graceful restart for various protocols, non-stop forwarding
(NSF) /NSR. Supporting In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU).

All hardware boards and equipment components support hot-swapping, switching


fabric, protocol processor, system main control system, power supply module, fan
tray redundancy configuration. System availability reaches carrier-class five-nine
criteria.

Supporting multi-link binding and load sharing. Supporting LDP FRR, IP FRR, TE
FRR, VPN FRR, TE Hot standby, static TE protection group, IGP FC and VRRP
technology to protect node, link and end to end line level failure to guarantee
network stability.

Supporting fast failure detecting BFD for everything to implement failure recovery
and binding BFD with various route protocols, VRRP, LDP and RSVP. Supporting
IGP FRR/LDP FRR/IP FRR/RSVP TE FRR and satisfying carrier-class protection
requirements for key services.

Supporting MPLS OAM and Ethernet OAM, various granularity and hierarchy,
provide refined management of fault, performance and service.

To guarantee equipment security, ZXCTN 9000 provides complete security service


technologies, such as full modular hardware architecture, MD5 authentication of
important protocols OSPF/BGP/IS-IS/RSVP/LDP, CPU protection, protocol restriction,
uRPF, ACL, packet filtering, access authentication etc, so as to avoid equipment security
risk as much as possible.

2.4

IPv6 Evolution
Based on the requirement of IPv6 evolution, ZXCTN 9000 supports:

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Supporting IPv4/IPv6 dual stack.

Supporting 4in6 tunnel, 6to4 tunnel, 6over4 tunnel, 6PE and 6vPE to cater the
needs of IPv6 services.

According to the high performance service cards, provide NAT444, DS-Lite, 6rd and
NAT64&DNS64.

2.5

Unified Network Management System


ZXCTN 9000 supports graphical network management system NetNumen, together with
other bear network products, to realize unified management, and reduce network
building cost and maintenance cost:

Supporting graphic user interface (GUI) supports hierarchical password setting to


protect router operation. Providing multiple management interfaces such as
Console and Ethernet, supporting in-band and out-band NM information channel.

Providing complete and easy VPN service management system, graphical service
wizard, simple fool configuration, featured large customer self-management,
which brings great convenience for users VPN service development.

Complete QoS master, supporting QoS traffic analysis during planning,


configuration

and

deployment

during

implementation,

and

QoS

policy

implementation result analysis. Flexible deployment and modular configuration can


easily and quickly implement QoS deployment in the whole network.

Functionality

3.1

Link Characteristics

3.1.1

Ethernet
ZXCTN 9000-E Ethernet links support the following basic features:

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Supporting Ethernet interface MTU

Supporting Jumbo frame

Supporting loopback

Supporting TPID modification

10GE interface support LAN/WAN mode

Supporting VLAN, QinQ and SuperVlan

Supporting VLAN range

Supporting smartgroup SG port aggregation

Each SG interface supports up to 32 Ethernet interfaces.

SG interface supports aggregation of Ethernet interfaces across boards or


inter-chassis

3.1.2

SG interface supports aggregation of different speeds

SG interface supports ECMP and load sharing

Supporting synchronization Ethernet and 1588v2

Supporting universal logical Ethernet interface ULEI

Supporting Ethernet interface damping

Supporting static MAC

POS
Packet Over SONET (POS) is a high speed, advanced WAN connection technology. It
uses

high

speed

transmission

channel

provided

by

Synchronous

Optical

Network/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SONET/SDH) to directly transmit IP packets.


The network is structured by high-end router and high-speed optical fiber. POS uses
SONET/SDH as physical layer protocol, encapsulates packets in High-level Data Link
Control (HDLC) frame and uses PPP as link control in link layer. IP packet service runs
on network layer.

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Supporting POS interface MTU and IP MTU

Supporting PPP,HDLC and FR encapsulation

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3.1.3

Supporting interface clock internal and line mode

Supporting interface delay up/down

Supporting BCP

Supporting multilink

Supporting physical layer alarm

CPOS
The Channelized POS (CPOS) interface can precisely divide the bandwidth by fully
utilizing the SDH features,

3.1.4

Supporting SDH and SONET encapsulation

Supporting interface inner or outer loopback

Supporting interface clock internal and line mode

Supporting interface damping

Supporting SAToP and CESoPSN

E1/CE1
Time-division multiplexing (TDM) is a type of digital (or rarely analog) multiplexing in
which two or more bit streams or signals are transferred appearing simultaneously as
sub-channels in one communication channel, but are physically taking turns on the
channel.

Supporting PPP and FR encapsulation

Supporting interface inner or outer loopback

Supporting interface clock internal and line mode

Supporting interface damping

Supporting framed and unframed channel

Supporting MPPP and load sharing

Supporting SAToP and CESoPSN

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3.1.5

Frame Relay
Frame Relay (FR) is a high-performance WAN protocol. It runs on both the physical layer
and the data link layer of the Open System Interconnection (OSI) reference module. The
FR only implements the functions of the physical layer and the data link layer of the OSI
reference module. The traffic control and error correction functions are implemented by
intelligent terminals. Using this method, the processing duration of the devices is reduces,
the network throughput is increased, and the communication delay is reduced.

Supporting DTE and DCE

Supporting P2P and P2MP transport

Supporting LMI type: ANSI, Cisco and Q933A

Supporting DLCI

Supporting address mapping

Supporting FR PVC

3.2

Routing Protocols

3.2.1

Unicast Routing Protocols


ZXCTN 9000-E fully supports all types of unicast routing protocol. Its main features
include:

Supporting static routing: manual configuration handled by administrator simplifies


network configuration and enhances network performance.

Supporting IPv4 dynamic routing protocol: BGP4, OSPF, IS-IS and RIP.

BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) is an inter-Autonomous System (AS) dynamic


routing protocol. It is used to exchange routing information among different AS.
BGP uses TCP as transmission protocol, and its port number is 179.
Functions of BGP are:

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Basic and enhanced BGP protocol functions, including route damping, route
reflector, confederation, and extended community, etc;

Graceful Restart function of BGP;

MP-BGP;

VPN access;

Basic MIB function of BGP;

Binding with BFD;

BGP FRR.

OSPF routing protocol exchanges routing information among all the routers within
one AS. It is an interior gateway protocol (IGP) based upon link status. OSPF
creates link status database by announcing network interface status among routers,
and generates the shortest path tree. Then each OSPF router uses these shortest
paths to create routing table.
OSPF routing protocol supports the following functions:

Basic OSPF protocol functions, including virtual link, STUB area;

Graceful Restart function of OSPF;

NSSA;

Demand Circuit function;

VPN access and sham-link;

MIB function of OSPF;

Binding with BFD;

OSPF-TE;

OSPF FRR.

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Defined by International Organization for Standards (ISO), IS-IS routing protocol is


used to support Connectionless Network Service (CLNS) routing protocol. IS-IS, a
hierarchical link-status routing protocol, uses a transmission protocol to send link
information. Similar to IETF-defined OSPF routing protocol, it is also a link
status-based interior gateway protocol.
ISIS routing protocol supports the following functions:

Basic IS-IS functions;

Graceful Restart function of ISIS;

Extending capability of IS-IS, e.g. hostname and overload-bit;

IS-IS VPN access;

MIB function of ISIS;

Binding with BFD;

IS-IS-TE;

IS-IS FRR.

RIP protocol is a dynamic routing protocol running on UDP protocol module. As the
earliest and simplest routing protocol promoted by IPv4 network, it is implemented
based upon distance vector algorithm of local network. RIP broadcasts route by
sending routing information (routing table). In every 30 seconds, it broadcasts
routing table, and maintains neighbor status. At the same time, it calculates its own
routing table as per the received routing information. As RIP runs easily, it is
suitable for small-size network.
RIP routing protocol supports the following functions:

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Basic functions of RIPv2/v1 protocol;

RIP VPN access;

MIB function of RIP.

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Supporting IPv6 routing protocols: BGP4+, OSPFv3, ISISv6 and RIPng.

Supporting ISIS/OSPF multi-process


Multi-process is to point to in a three layer device which allows multiple processes
of the same routing protocol, such as on the device running multiple independent
dynamic routing protocols, each process calculating and maintaining its own
optimized route entries, and jointly maintain a global routing table. If multiple
processes are calculated by the same route, optimizing the routing protocol high a
priority, the default routing protocol of the same priority, will compare their cost
value, the smaller values of the cost of the routing will be preferred, if cost values
are the same, will form the equivalent routing.

Supporting RIP/ISIS/OSPF/BGP multi-instance


Routing protocol multi-instance is a different process and different VPN instance
binding, only to maintain its own VPN routing table of each process, so as to realize
on the same device between the public and different VPN routing isolation.

3.2.2

Multicast Routing Protocols


ZXCTN 9000-E supports all types of intra-domain, inter-domain and client multicast
routing protocol of IPv4 and IPv6. It supports controllable multicast and provides QoS
guarantee.
The main features of ZXCTN 9000-E are:

Supporting IPv4 client multicast routing protocols, IGMPv1, IGMPv2 and IGMPv3.

Supporting IPv6 client multicast routing protocols, MLDv1 and MLDv2;

SupportingIPv4 multicast routing protocols, PIM-DM and PIM-SM;

Supporting PIM-SSM. When multicast source has not been confirmed, it can
directly join in multicast source without registering to Rendezvous Point (RP).

Supporting IPv6 inter-domain multicast routing protocols, PIM-SMv6 and


PIM-SSMv6;

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Supporting Embedded-RP. For the groups with Embedded-RP, multicast routing


table can be formed without a designated RP;

Supporting Anycast RP. Multiple RPs exists in a multicast domain. MSDP peers are
set among RPs. Multicast source can choose the nearest RP for registration;
receiver can add the nearest RP to its sharing tree. Hence, RP load sharing can be
implemented. When one RP is invalid, another nearest RP will substitute it to realize
RP redundant backup;

Supporting static multicast. The static multicast can implement active/standby


switchover in the course of non-stop traffic;

Supporting multicast VPN, P network and C network can be in PIM-SM or PIM-SSM


mode.

Supporting inter-domain multicast routing protocols, MSDP and MBGP;

Supporting controllable multicast. Multicast sources and clients can be controlled by


multicast routing policy;

Supporting multicast routing incremental synchronization;

Supporting multicast distributed processing. The generation of multicast routing,


switchover between SPT and RPT, and the processing of multicast protocol
message can be implemented on line card, and then be synchronized to main
processor card.

3.3
3.3.1

Supporting multicast load sharing;

Supporting IGMP snooping and PIM snooping

Support multicast PING and multicast TRACE.

MPLS and Traffic Engineering


MPLS Overview
MPLS is a multi-layer switching technology. It combines L2 switching technology and L3
routing technology together, using label to aggregate forwarding information. It is

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implemented in hierarchical route architecture, supporting multiple upper protocols and


can be implemented on multiple physical platforms.
ZXCTN 9000-E supports MPLS technology. Its features are:

Supporting LDP and static LSP

Supporting LDP multiple instance

Supporting DoD (Downstream on Demand) and DU (Downstream Unsolicited) label


distribution modes

3.3.2

Supporting ordered label control mode and independent label control mode

Supporting liberal and conservative label retention modes

Supporting MPLS Ping/Tracert

Supporting LDP IGP synchronization

Supporting load sharing

Supporting 5 stages label stack

Supporting LSP loop detection mechanism

Supporting MPLS QoS

Supporting mLDP

Supporting LDP over GRE and LDP over RSVP TE

Supporting LDP graceful restart and NSR

Supporting LDP FRR

MPLS L3 VPN
MPLS L3 VPN is a kind of IP VPN based on MPLS technology. It is also called L3VPN,
which applies MPLS technology to routers and switches. MPLS VPN simplifies the route
selection mode of core routers, and it realizes IP virtual private network by means of the
label switching of conventional routing technology.
MPLS VPN can be used to construct broadband Intranet and Extranet, which can satisfy
the requirements of many services cleverly. MPLS VPN can utilize the powerful

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transmission capability of a public backbone network to reduce the construction costs of


the Intranet, and greatly improve the operation and management flexibility of user
networks. Meanwhile, it meets the user requirements for data transmission security, real
time and broad band, convenience.

Work as P, PE or CE.

Supporting dynamic (BGP, RIP, OSPF, and IS-IS) and static (static route) VPN
access.

3.3.3

Supporting policy control such as RT rewriting and Site of Origin (SOO).

Supporting multiple Inter-AS VPN solutions.

Support Carrier of Carrier.

Supporting VRF route restriction.

Supporting L3VPN FRR

Supporting Graceful Restart.

Supporting HoVPN

Supporting 6PE and 6vPE

MPLS L2 VPN
There are several types of MPLS based L2 VPN services: VPWS (Virtual Private Wire
Service), VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service), MS-PW (Multi-Segmented PW) and VLSS
(Virtual Local Switch Service).

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Supporting Martini LDP VPLS and Kompella BGP VPLS;

Supporting VPLS BGP AD;

Supporting MEF E-line, E-Tree and E-Lan

Supporting Inter-AS L2VPN;

Supporting H-VPLS;

Supporting VPWS raw and tagged mode;

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3.3.4

Supporting MAC address learning qualified and unqualified modes;

Supporting heterogeneous VPWS;

Supporting MS-PW;

Supporting VPLS load sharing;

Supporting MC-ELAM

Supporting L2 VPN FRR;

Supporting MAC address filtering and restriction.

Supporting control package filtering in VPLS ;

Supporting L2 VPN access by physical interface, VLAN, QinQ, SG and SG sub-if;

Supporting L2 VPN STP/RSTP/MSTP

Supporting ZESS and ZESR

TDM Emulation
TDMoE refers to circuit emulation on Ethernet which realizes the delivery of TDM service.
With the help of a tunnel built on the Ethernet, TDM traffic slots which is changed into
packets are transparently transferred via PW built by PWE3 (Pseudo Wire Emulation
Edge-to-Edge) technology to the destination. The traffic packets will be resumed to the
original TDM traffic after it arrives at the destination. TDM equipment at both ends of the
network does not care about its connecting networks.
TDM over Ethernet and MPLS network are a kind of transparent transmission to TDM
service, so it is well compatible with traditional telecomm network. In other words, all the
traditional protocols, signaling, data , voice and video service can use this new
technology; in addition, without changing any existing network, carriers can make full use
of the existing resource to implement tradition TDM service on Ethernet or MPLS
network.

Supporting CESoPSN and SAToP

Support setting packing period

Supporting setting jitter delay

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3.3.5

L2/L3 VPN Bridge


L2/L3 VPN bridge node creates local entry list between VFIs (instances of L2VPN) and
VRFs (instances of L3VPN). Service flows are forwarded/routed by matching such entry
list only once, which simplifies data process and improves forwarding efficiency.
ZXCTN 9000-E supports bridge between VPWS/VPLS and L3VPN.

3.3.6

Multicast VPN
Multicast VPN is a technology that supports multicast services on the base of BGP/MPLS
IP VPN. This technology accomplishes the multicast data transport between private
networks by encapsulating private network multicast packets and transmitting them on
the multicast tunnels established between sites.

3.3.7

Supporting MD multicast VPN

Support P2MP multicast VPN

Traffic Engineering
Network congestion is a main problem influencing backbone network performance. The
reason of local congestion may be inadequate network resource or unbalanced network
resource load. TE (Traffic Engineering) resolves congestion caused by unbalanced load.
MPLS TE is a technology combining TE and MPLS. By MPLS TE, service provider can
accurately control the path traffic goes through so as to avoid the nodes with congestion
and solve the problem of part of path being overloaded while the other part of path being
idle; so that fully utilize the current bandwidth resource. Meanwhile, MPLS TE can
reserve resource during the process of LSP tunnel establishment in order to ensure QoS.
MPLS TE use CSPF (Constrained Shortest Path First) algorithm to calculate the shortest
path to certain node.
ZXCTN 9000-E supports MPLS TE technology providing the following features:

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CSPF (Constrained Shortest Path First) algorithm

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RSVP

RSVP-TE and RSVP-TE-FRR link protection and node protection

DS-TE functions including uni-CT and multi-CT DS-TE tunnel; and MAM, RDM
bandwidth models.

RSVP-TE Graceful Restart and NSR

RSVP-TE MIB

RSVP-TE extension function.


RSVP-TE MBB (Make-Before-Break), re-optimization, priority preemption, abstract
update, automatic route, FA, hot-standby, SRLG and secondary backup tunnel etc.

Inter-area and Inter-AS MPLS-TE

3.4

IP VPN

3.4.1

GRE
GRE is a widely used technology that encapsulates PDUs of a network layer protocol in
PDUs of any other network layer protocol. It is usually used to establish a GRE tunnel to
pass through different Layer 3 networks. GRE supports to encapsulate messages of a
protocol in messages of another protocol and transmit the messages on networks. It can
encapsulate the packets of some network layer protocols (such as IP and IPX), so that
the encapsulated packets can be transmitted through another network layer protocol
(such as IP).

3.4.2

Supporting GRE over IPv4

Supporting GRE over IPv6

IPSec
Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) is a protocol suite for securing Internet Protocol (IP)
communications by authenticating and encrypting each IP packet of a communication

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session. IPSec includes protocols for establishing mutual authentication between agents
at the beginning of the session and negotiation of cryptographic keys to be used during
the session. IPSec can be used in protecting data flows between a pair of hosts
(host-to-host), between a pair of security gateways (network-to-network), or between a
security gateway and a host (network-to-host).

Supporting IPSec access VRF

Supporting IPSec segment and assemble

Supporting GRE over IPSec

Supporting dynamic and static SA

Supporting IPSec multiple Peer

Supporting tunnel mode and transport mode

3.5

Network Availability

3.5.1

Graceful Restart
Graceful Restart (GR) is a mechanism aiming at minimizing the impact of routing protocol
restart. It tries to reduce route jitter caused by router restart as much as possible and
diminish the influence of routing protocol restart. When routing protocol restarts, the
restarting router implements its routing information synchronization with the neighbor
router as soon as possible. Then it updates local routing information without redoing
controlling layer. The routing protocols with GR capability are as follows. Although each
protocol implements uniquely, they have similar basic principle.
GR supported by ZXCTN 9000-E includes:

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BGP GR

IGP GR

LDP GR

RSVP GR

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3.5.2

PIM GR

L3/L2 VPN GR

NSR
NSR (Nonstop routing) ensures that the route between the forwarding plane and the
control plane is not interrupted after the switchover between the active/standby control
planes. With this function, the device faults almost have no influence on the whole
network.
The device with the NSR function synchronizes the information in real time between the
processing units of the active/standby control planes, which ensures that the statuses
and processing logics of the processing units of the active/standby control planes are the
same. When the processing unit of the active control plane is faulty, the active/standby
switchover happens. The processing unit of the standby control plane immediately
becomes active. In this case, the services of both the forwarding plane and the control
plane are not interrupted, and extra protocol recovery procedures with its neighbors are
not required.

3.5.3

OSPF NSR

ISIS NSR

BGP NSR

LDP NSR

RSVP NSR

BFD NSR

PIM NSR

VRRP
VRRP protocol implements gateway backup function in the multiple-access LAN (such
as Ethernet) by providing a set of checking and election mechanism. VRRP maintains
uninterruptible service of network system for accessed host equipment by backup of

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gateway equipment in LAN. That is to say, VRRP backups route next-hop equipment of
accessed host equipment.
VRRP protocols supported by ZXCTN 9000-E have the following features:

Supporting VRRP and BFD check and binding.

Supporting VRRP and PING check and binding.

Supporting VRRP checking designated port status.

Supporting VRRP checking key routing information.

Supporting VRRP heartbeat implementing protocol packets forwarded by


designated L3 interface.

Supporting VRRP group management implementing integrated receiving and


sending protocol packets of multiple VRRP groups.

3.5.4

FRR
FRR make secondary path before break. So router who detects link or node fault can
switch traffic to backup path immediately.

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Supporting IP FRR

Supporting LDP FRR

Supporting TE FRR detour mode and bypass mode

Supporting TE hot-standby

Supporting 1+1 and 1:1 static TE tunnel group

Supporting 1+1 and 1:1 PW APS

Supporting L3VPN FRR

Supporting L2VPN FRR

Supporting Multicast-only FRR

Supporting nested FRR

Supporting DNI-PW

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3.5.5

BFD
One important performance of network equipment is to quickly detect the fault between
adjacent systems, and to create other path as soon as possible. BFD (Bidirectional
Forwarding Detection) just perfectly fulfill this aim. The main function of BFD is to provide
a light-loaded fast failure detection mechanism for neighboring forwarding engine.
Millisecond-level link detection and route switching function can be realized by combining
BFD and FRR.
BFD supported by ZXCTN 9000-E has the following features:

3.5.6

Supporting version 0, version 1 BFD detection function.

Supporting BFD for BGP detection.

Supporting BFD for OSPF detection.

Supporting BFD for ISIS detection

Supporting BFD for LSP detection.

Supporting BFD for TE tunnel detection.

Supporting BFD for static routing detection.

Supporting BFD for VRRP detection.

Supporting BFD for PIM detection

Supporting BFD for IPv6 detection

MPLS OAM
MPLS Operation, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) technology provides a set of
mechanisms for failure detection on MPLS network.

Supporting VCCV

Supporting LSP PING and LSP TRACE

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3.5.7

Ethernet OAM
Ethernet OAM helps to install, monitor and troubleshoot Ethernet network.

3.5.8

Supporting 802.3ah EFM

Supporting 802.1ag CFM fault management and performance management

Supporting Y.1731 fault management and performance management

OAM Mapping and Interworking


OAM mapping and interworking is an interactive process between various OAM
mechanisms or OAM entities.

Supporting OAM mapping between AC and PW

Supporting OAM mapping between segments of MS-PW

Supporting OAM mapping between TE tunnel and PW

Supporting OAM mapping between LSP tunnel and PW

3.6

QoS

3.6.1

Packet classification and marking


The packet classification tool can classify network service flows into several priorities or
service classes. Common packet classification basis include physical interface,
sub-interface, Medium Access Control (MAC) address, 802.1Q/p CoS, Multi Protocol
Label Switching (MPLS) EXP, DSCP, IP precedence (IPP), IP quintuple group, packet
header, and ACL, VRF instance, VFI instance ,tunnel, IP unicast, IP multicast, etc.
The marking tool is normally used to create the trust boundary relied on by other QoS
tools. Users can make different marks for different service classes in accordance with
user policies. A mark of a packet can be the criteria for the next classification, and the
mark also can be carried to other devices by the packet. In The marking tool is normally
used to create the trust boundary relied on by other QoS tools. Users can make different
marks for different service classes in accordance with user policies. A mark of a packet

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can be the criteria for the next classification, and the mark also can be carried to other
devices by the packet.

3.6.2

Traffic supervision and shaping


The traffic supervision is used to check traffic rate in real time and take corresponding
actions when the traffic exceeds the committed rate. Traffic supervision can fix whether
the traffic on the ingress exceeds the committed rate. It will re-mark or drop the traffic that
exceeds the committed rate. The traffic shaping is a traffic smoothing tool that operates
together with the queuing mechanism. The traffic shaping function is used to ensure that
the traffic is smoothly sent at a specified rate. If the incoming traffic exceeds the
designated rate temporarily, the traffic that exceeds the committed rate will be stored in a
buffer and transmitted with delay.

3.6.3

Supporting srTCM

Supporting trTCM

Supporting GTS

Queue
Basic queue scheduling algorithms supported by ZXCTN 9000-E include:

3.6.4

FIFOFirst In First Out

PQPriority Queue

WFQWeighted Fair Queue

CBWFQClass-Based Weighted Fair Queue

Congestion Management
Random Early Detection (RED) can be adopted as an avoiding mechanism preventing
congestion problem at bandwidth bottleneck. WRED (Weighted Random Early Detection)
combines IP priority level determined by weighted calculation and RED algorithm. WRED
provides a statistics tool to maintain effective link utilization.
Congestion management algorithms that ZXCTN 9000-E supports are:

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3.6.5

RED (Random Early Detection)

WRED (Weighted Random Early Detection)

H-QoS
Hierarchical QoS specifies QoS behavior at multiple policy levels, which provides a high
degree of granularity in traffic management.

3.6.6

Supporting 5 stages scheduling

Supporting L2/L3VPN and TE H-QoS

Supporting switch fabric H-QoS

QPPB
QoS Policy Propagation through the Border Gateway Protocol (QPPB) technology is a
QoS technology deployed through Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing policies. On
the base of BGP routes (such as community, AS paths list, and prefix list), QPPB
classifies routes and applies different QoS policies for different classes.
With QPPB technology, routes can be classified in advance by setting BGP routes on
BGP route senders. This simplifies route modification on route receivers.

3.6.7

Priority Inheritance
Priority inheritance is used to accomplish priority inheritance among different types of
packets (including common IP packets, VLAN packets and MPLS packets), that is, the
conversion among IP-Precedence, VLAN-802.1p, and MPLS-EXP.

Supporting mapping priority field from Layer 2 to Layer 3

Supporting mapping from MPLS-EXP field to IP-Precedence field by Uniform, Pipe


or Short-pipe modes

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3.7

Security Features

3.7.1

Control Plane Security


Control plane security ensures that CPU is in normal operation while high-priority packet
is processed in priority. When CPU needs to process so many packets that normal
operation of the equipment is affected, some security measures should be taken to limit
the traffic sent to CPU and process a high-priority packet in priority. In addition, control
plane security also includes the security in route information protection and route
notification control.

3.7.2

Supporting control plane packet identification and classification

Supporting multi-level scheduling

Supporting policy profile and on-line modification

Supporting traffic suppression and attack source trace

Supporting Generalized TTL Security Mechanism (GTSM)

Authentication and Authorization


ZXCTN 9000-E implements complete security functions for administrator authentication
policy. Administrator can configure different access authentication policy based on
different access authentication needs to selectively implement different authentication
and authorization.

Local authentication

RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service)

TACACS+ (Terminal Access Controller Access Control System)

ZXCTN 9000-E implements complete protocol security authentication for protocols such
as SSH, PPP, routing protocols and SNMP based on different requirements of protocol
security authentication.

SSH protocol security authentication:

Support MD5-based cipher text authentication.

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Support SHA1-based cipher text authentication

PPP access security authentication:

Support PAP-based authentication

Support CHAP-based authentication

Routing protocol security authentication:

RIP v2, OSPF, and IS-IS support plaintext packet authentication.

RIP v2, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP support MD5-based cipher text authentication.

RIPng, OSPFv3, and BGP-4 support MD5-based cipher text IPSec AH


authentication.

RIPng, OSPFv3, and BGP-4 support SHA1-based cipher text IPSec AH


authentication.

3.7.3

SNMPv3 encryption and authentication.

Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding


ZXCTN 9000-E supports uRPF (Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding), preventing network
attacks based on source address spoofing. Among common DoS attacks there is a kind
of source address spoofing with which the attacker spoofs a source address (usually a
legal network address) to access to the attacked equipment so as to prevent it from
providing normal services. URPF can effectively defend against this attack.
ZXCTN 9000-E supports the following uRPF features:

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Loose RPF checking

Loose RPF checking ignoring default route

uRPF with ACL checking

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3.7.4

Support uRPF for IPv4 and IPv6

Port Mirroring
With the port mirroring function, partial or all traffic of the source ports can be copied to a
specified mirroring port or a destination port. When the normal throughput of the source
ports is not affected seriously, the mirroring port is used to monitor the traffic of the
network.

3.7.5

Supporting local mirroring and remote mirroring

Supporting port mirroring and flow mirroring

Supporting ingress, egress and bidirectional mirroring

Netflow
ZXCTN 9000-E supports netflow, which is a kind of technology based on sampling and
designed to monitor the network. Main features of netflow are:

Supporting Netflow v5, v8, v9 and IPFIX.

Sampling rate up to 1:1

Supporting key-word based sampling

Supporting IPv4, IPv6 and MPLS

Supporting Top N statistics flow analysis.

3.8

Clock Synchronization

3.8.1

System Clock
Clock synchronization module serves to precisely transmit synchronization timing signals
from a reference clock to each clock node in a communication network. In this way,
clocks at various nodes are adjusted to maintain clock synchronization, so as to meet the

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requirements on the performance of the communication network in transmitting or


exchanging communication service information.

Supporting manual mode and anomatical mode

Supporting 2Mbit and 2MHz input

Supporting synchronization from BITS, POS, Ethernet, GPS, 1PPS+TOD and IEEE
1588

3.8.2

Supporting SSMSynchronization Status Message

Supporting ACR and DCR clocl recovery

NTP
Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a time synchronization protocol applied to different
network members. The NTP devices synchronize their clock by exchanging NTP packets,
thus to keep their clocks consistent.

3.8.3

Supporting NTPv4 and NTPv6

Supporting NTP server and client

Supporting NTP protocol authentication

Synchronous Ethernet
ZXCTN 9000-E supports synchronous Ethernet technology.
To generate high-precision system clock, Synchronous Ethernet adopts an external
high-precision clock (2MBits, 2MHz) for reference, and the generated system clock is
distributed to all line cards. Furthermore, GPS can be used for clock reference.

3.8.4

IEEE 1588v2
ZXCTN 9000-E supports IEEE 1588v2 protocol. 1588v2 protocol provides a set of
precise time synchronization program -PTP (Precision Time Protocol), which supports
time and frequency synchronization, providing sub-microsecond time synchronization
accuracy. In 1588v2 protocol, PTP packets can have a variety of packages, such as UDP

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(IPV4, IPV6), Ethernet and so on. At the same time, PTP packets can be transmitted by
multicast mode or unicast mode.
To the communication, clock can be divided into the master clock and the slave clock. In
theory, any clock can serve as the master clock and slave clock, but a PTP
communication subnet can have only one master clock. Optimal clock throughout the
system clock is the GMC (Grandmaster Clock), which is the best stability, accuracy,
reliability and so on. According to the precision and level of the clock on each node, and
traceability of UTC (Universal Time Clock), the best master clock algorithm automatically
selects the subnet master clock; in only one subnet system, the master clock is the GMC.
Each system has only one GMC, and each subnet has only one master clock, slave clock
should keep pace with the master clock.

Supporting OC,BC,P2P TC,E2E TC,P2P TC/OC and E2E TC/OC

Supporting BMC

Supporting one-step and two-step clock mode

Supporting unicast and multicast transport

Supporting Ethernet, IPv4 and IPv6 encapsulation

Supporting Delay and Peer Delay request interval setting

Supporting Slave-only mode

Supporting PTP packet filtering

Supporting packet priority setting

Supporting Synchrinization Etherent and PTP interworking

Supporting delay compensation

Supporting UTC Auto Trace

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3.9

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

3.9.1

NetNumen Unified Network Management Platform


NetNumen network management system is an integrated management system designed
by ZTE for its router, switch and CE. It covers network element management, network
management and service management. NetNumen network management system
provides the following services:

Failure management makes sure steady network operation.


In the maintenance of network management, the administrator urgently needs to
know the network operating status to make sure steady network operation. The
failure management of NetNumen is responsible for receiving real-time equipment
warning and network events from all NE, so that it can give audible and visible
information to maintenance staffs; after being confirmed by maintenance staffs, the
collected warning report will be saved for future statistics and search. Failure
management is the most important and common used method in users network
operating maintenance. Via failure management, user can arrange information
search, real-time monitoring, failure filtering, failure location, failure confirmation,
failure deletion, and failure analysis for ZXCTN 9000-E series device. Besides,
NetNumen system also provides voice prompt, graphic warning display, and
informs user the failure by sending Email and messages via warning system, Email
system, SMS system, which simplifies users daily maintenance.

Performance management enables complete understanding of network services


The traffic direction, traffic load and network load are the key issues in network
management. The performance management module of NetNumen is mainly
responsible for the performance monitoring and analysis of data network and its
equipments. The performance data collected by network element will generate
performance report after a certain processing, so that maintenance and
management departments can get information to guide network engineering, plan,
network scheduling and improve network operating quality. Via performance
management, user can implement load, traffic direction and interface load collection,

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get timely service quality report and give prompt evaluations and adjustment on
entire network resource configuration.

Resource management makes reasonable use of network resource


The resource management system realizes the management of physical resource
and logical resource, so it is an inevitable basic system in carriers service progress.
Also it is the critical precondition for realizing automatic service initiation and service
guarantee. Via resource management, user via the resource management system
not only can get information of the management of the equipment, module, interface
and link in the network, but also can know the operating status of the logical
resources, such as, VLAN resource, L2/L3 VPN resource, and MAC addresses.

Graphic management makes network operation clear


Graphic management provides unified network topology and multi-graph
management, which enables the user to be aware of the network topology and
equipment operating status in the entire network. At the same time, it provides
maintenance interfaces for network and equipment. User utilizes graphic
management to know the operating status and warning status of the equipment. At
the same time, it supports fast navigation to other management systems.

Configuration management, fast service deployment


The configuration management implements the configuration of ZXCTN 9000-E
series, including equipment management, interface management, L2 attribute
management, MPLS management, routing protocol management, software
upgrade management, and configuration file management; also it supports many
customer-friendly configuration modes, such as end-to-end configuration, in-batch
configuration, guiding configuration. Besides, it offers default configuration models
to corresponding management.

Security management protects network


The security management is mainly responsible for users legal network operation.
It realizes the management of user, user group and role. By arranging correct
relationships between user, user group and role, it provides administrators with
security control mechanism. Via login authentication, it prevents illegal users from

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accessing the system. By authorized operation, it offers security mechanism to


administrators secure operation.

Northbound interface gives conveniences to integration


Due to the fast development of telecom industry, one carrier nowadays should
manage multiple different network element equipment or professional network
management system. The drawbacks for instance non-interaction among different
professional network management systems, complicated management content,
and multiple operating interfaces become more and more obvious. To enhance the
integrated network management level and effect of telecom enterprise, one network
management station can be used to implement all sorts of management and control
to the interconnected networks, so that, the integrated entire network management
comes true.
The integrated network management connects with professional network
management via interface. So the professional network management should
provide standard open northbound interface to the integrated network management
system, so that, it can integrate with the integrated network management system
rapidly and reliably. NetNumen supports many types of northbound interface, e.g.
CORBA, SNMP, TL1, XML and FTP.

3.9.2

SNMP
Administrators use SNMP as a main way to operate, control and maintain the router. In
order to perform network management, users use NMS software to send and receive
SNMP packets between the managed network elements and the management station.

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Supporting SNMP V1, V2c and V3

Supporting community string

Supporting SNMP authentication

Supporting SNMP Trap

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3.9.3

Connection Management
ZXCTN 9000-E series equipment provides multiple equipment login and management
configuration modes, which enables user to choose the optimal way to configuring its
connections. It makes the equipment maintenance easier.

Serial interface connection configuration: Serial interface connection configuration


uses VT100 terminal mode.

Telnet connection configuration

SSH (Secure Shell) protocol connection configuration

NETCONF: NETCONF is a kind of xml-based network management protocol; it


provides a simple mechanism for network equipment configuration and
management.

Download/upload router configuration files, and update router configurations via


FTP, TFTP and SFTP

3.9.4

DCN plug and play

LLDP
Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) is a protocol defined by IEEE 802.1AB. Network
management systems can know the topology and changes of L2 networks through LLDP.
LLDP organizes local device information into Type/Length/Value (TLV) and encapsulates
it in a Link Layer Discovery Protocol Data Unit (LLDPDU) to send it to the
direct-connected neighbor. At the same time, LLDP saves the LLDPPDU sent by
neighbors in the standard MIB, so that network management systems can query and
determine the communication states of links.

3.9.5

Policing and Maintenance


ZXCTN 9000-E series is capable of multiple ways of equipment policing, management
and maintenance, which enables the equipment to process all sorts of abnormity
correctly, and provide users with all types of parameter in the course of equipment
operation.

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Equipment Policing:

There are indicators on power supply module, fan, MPU and all LICs. They show
the operating status of these components;

Fan monitoring is done by special fan module which can test the operation and
status. Besides, it is also capable of intelligent fan speed adjustment.

Power supply module provides operation, status, power consumption, current,


voltage and AC/DC situation;

When the fan, power supply or temperature goes working, the voice awarding and
software warning will be generated;

Distributed temperature collection and temperature monitoring;

The MPU switchover and hot swappable records are kept for reference;

Automatic check for matching of version in the course of system operation

The system monitors the operating status of the software, when abnormity happens,
the LIC will be restarted and MPU switchover will be implemented as well;

Equipment management and maintenance

The command line provides flexible online help;

Provide hierarchical user authority management and hierarchical commands;

Provide multi-level user authority management, automatic record of user operation


log;

Support information center, provide unified management of log, alarm and


scheduling information;

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Via CLI, user can check the basic information of all MPU, LIC, and optical modules;

User can decide if console login require user name and password or not;

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Provide multiple sorts of information query, including version, component status,


temperature, CPU and memory availability;

Common users password support text and Cipher text modes;

Provide hierarchical equipment alarming management, alarm classification, and


alarm filtering, which can send the alarm to remote server.

3.9.6

Supporting Active/Standby forced switch-over and graceful switch-over

Supporting ISSU and hot-patch

Supporting RMON

Supporting SYSLOG

Diagnosis and Scheduling


ZXCTN 9000-E series provides multiple sorts of diagnosis and scheduling methods,
enabling user to have multiple ways to adjust equipment and get more scheduling
information. Support dedicated diagnosis test command mode, complete equipment
diagnosis and test, which enables equipment test to be carried out at any time. And when
the equipment breaks down, it can be inspected remotely.

Test of equipment operation status

Provide CPU availability, peak value of CPU availability and memory


availability of all modules

Provide record on traffic speed and peak traffic of all interfaces

Support the calculation of the packet processing carried out by internal


processor of line card and switching fabric

Test of Equipment Failure Status

Support the display of status of internal register of line card and memory
address

Support the display of the memory of service table

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Support the external operation internal function

Support the display of internal communications status of line card

Ping and Trace Route: by inspecting if the network connection is reachable, the
transport path of the online record packet acts as the reference;

Debug: rich debug commands are provided to each of software. Every debug
command supports multiple debugging parameters, so it can be controlled flexibly.
Via debug command, specific information on the progress, message processing
and tolerance inspection of the service in the course of operation can be displayed;

Mirroring image service: it supports interface-based mirroring image, via which the
incoming, outgoing or bidirectional messages are replicated to the observed
interface.

System Architecture

4.1

Product layout
ZXCTN 9000 series product uses chassis-based architecture that is popular in the
industry. Adopting all-in-one chassis and modular architecture, ZXCTN 9000 can provide
flexible scalability.
The entire equipment is mainly composed by chassis, fan tray, air intake plane,
backplane, power supply module, management processor unit, switch fabric unit and
service line cards.
The chassis is made by sheet metal. It is an entire architecture composed by two-side
boards, soleplate, top plate, and structure tracks. The module insert and cabling can be
done in the front of chassis. The power supply module and fan tray are designed in
modular architecture. The entire device is 19 inch which totally goes in line with the
industry standard; as a result, it can be put in IEC 297 or ETSI standard racks.

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4.1.1

Layout of ZXCTN 9000-18E


The appearance and architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-18E are as shown as follows:

Figure 4-1

The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-18E

1. Power Supply module

5. Dust screen

9. Power Supply Terminals

2. Cable tray and baffle

6. Air inlet

10. Fan module of Service Board Area

3. Ant-dust Panel

7. Dust screen

11. Fan module of Switch Board Area

4. Service Board area

8. Switch Board area

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Figure 4-2

The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-18E

Power supply modules

Upward cable tray

LPC+LIC
PFU+PIU

LPC+LIC
PFU+PIU

PFU+PIU
LPC+LIC

PFU+PIU
LPC+LIC

MPU
MC

PFU+PIU
LPC+LIC

LPC+LIC
SFU

LPC+LIC
SFU

LPC+LIC
SFU

SFU
LPC+LIC

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Air filter
Air inlet

PFU+PIU
SC
PFU+PIU
SC
PFU+PIU
SC
PFU+PIU
SC
PFU+PIU
SC
PFU+PIU
SC
PFU+PIU
SC
PFU+PIU
SC

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Air inlet
Air filter

PFU+PIU
LPC+LIC

PFU+PIU
LPC+LIC

LPC+LIC
PFU+PIU

LPC+LIC
PFU+PIU

PFU+PIU
LPC+LIC

MPU
MC

PFU+PIU
LPC+LIC

LPC+LIC
PFU+PIU

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

LPC+LIC
PFU+PIU

PFU+PIU
LPC+LIC

27

Downward cable tray

The chassis of ZR10 9000-18E is 41U (1U=44.45mm) high and its entire size goes like
442mm*634mm*1819.6mm (W*D*H). With vertical slots, ZXCTN 9000-18E is designed
with 28 slots including 18 service line card slots, 2 MC (Main Control unit) and 8 SC
(switch unit). The MC is designed in 1:1 redundant backup and SC is in 6+2 redundant
backup.
The power supply module is designed to work in N+1 or N+N mode to enhance the
reliability of the entire power supply system. In N+1 DC mode, the system supports a
maximum of 12 (11+1) power supply modules. In N+N mode, the system supports a
maximum of 16 power supply modules (8+8).
The ZXCTN 9000-18E has 12 fan modules, including 10 for LPC boards and two for MC
boards. These modules are installed at the air outlet of the system, and dissipate heat by
air exhaust. The cool air enters the chassis from the middle lateral sides of the chassis

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and passes by the boards, and then the fans blow the hot air out of the chassis from the
rear top, bottom, and left side of the chassis.

4.1.2

Layout of ZXCTN 9000-8E


The appearance and architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-8E are as shown as follows:

Figure 4-3

The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-8E

1. Lateral air inlet


2. Sub-rack mounting flange
3. Handle
4. Cable tray and baffle
5. Board area
6. Dust screen

7. Air inlet

1. Air inlet
2. Fan module
3. Power Supply module

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Figure 4-4

The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-8E

Cable bracket

LP PF CU + LIC
PIU

LP PF CU + LIC
PIU

LP PF CU + LIC
PIU

MS SF CU

1110

77

LP PF CU + LIC
PIU

LP PF CU + LIC
PIU

LP PF CU + LIC
PIU

10

LP PF CU + LIC
PIU

LP PF CU + LIC
PIU

MS SF CU

S CF

00

SC

FAN

Transversal dust screen

Air inlets

The chassis of ZR10 9000-8E is 14U (1U=44.45mm) high and its entire size goes like
441mm*619.5mm*749.4mm (W*H*D). With vertical slots, ZXCTN 9000-8E is designed
with 12 slots including 8 service line card slots, 2 MSC (main switch & control unit) and 2
SC (switch fabric unit). The MC is designed in 1:1 redundant backup and SC is in 3+1
redundant backup.
The power supply module is designed in online backup mode. It is capable of providing
-48V DC modes. DC power supply mode is in 2+2 design to enhance the reliability of the
entire power supply system.
There are five groups of fans trays on the top-back part of the chassis respectively. So,
the air enters the device from the front bottom and lateral bottoms, and leaves the device
from the back top.
One set of cable brackets on the top part of the line card, which gives conveniences for
cabling.

4.1.3

Layout of ZXCTN 9000-5E


The appearance and architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-5E AC and DC are shown as
follows:

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Figure 4-5

The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-5E AC

1. Sub-rack mounting flange


2. Handle
3. Cable tray
4. Board area
5. AC power supply module

1. Dust screen
2. Lateral air inlet
3. Fan module
4. Air outlet

Figure 4-6

The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-5E DC

1. Sub-rack mounting flange


2. Handle
3. Cable tray
4. Board area

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1. Dust screen
2. Air inlet
3. Fan module
4. Power supply module

Figure 4-7

The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-5E AC

LPC+LIC

LPC+LIC

LPC+LIC

MSC

MSC

LPC+LIC

LPC+LIC
AC Power Supply

Figure 4-8

AC Power Supply

The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-5E DC

LPC+LIC

LPC+LIC

LPC+LIC

MSC

MSC

LPC+LIC

LPC+LIC

The chassis of ZXCTN 9000-5E AC is 8U (1U=44.45mm) high and its entire size goes
like 442mm*352.8mm*740mm (W*H*D). And the chassis of ZXCTN 9000-5E DC is 7U
high and its entire size goes like 442mm*308.3mm*740mm (W*H*D).

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With horizontal slots, ZXCTN 9000-5E is designed with7 slots including 5 service line
cards and 2 MSCT. The MSC is designed in 1:1 redundant backup and Switch Fabric
Unit is in 1+1 redundant backup.
The power supply module is designed in hot backup mode. It is capable of providing -48V
DC or 110/220V AC modes. DC power supply mode is in 1+1 design, which enables 2
groups of -48V DC offer electricity at the same time. AC power supply mode uses 1+1
backup to enhance the reliability of the entire power supply system.
Air filter prevents dusts from falling down to the chassis. The air enters the device from
the right side, and the air leaves the device from the back.
Two sets of cable brackets on the both sides, which give conveniences for cabling.

4.1.4

Layout of ZXCTN 9000-3E


The appearance and architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-3E AC and DC are shown as
follows:

Figure 4-9

The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-3E AC

1. Sub-rack mounting flange


2. Handle
3. Cable tray
4. Board area
5. AC power supply module

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1. Dust screen
2. Lateral air inlet
3. Fan module
4. Air outlet

Figure 4-10

The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-3E DC

1. Sub-rack mounting flange


2. Handle
3. Cable tray
4. Board area

1. Dust screen
2. Air inlet
3. Fan module
4. Power supply module

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Figure 4-11

The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-3E AC

LPC+LIC

LPC+LIC

LPC+LIC

MC

AC Power Supply

Figure 4-12

AC Power Supply

The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-3E DC

LPC+LIC

LPC+LIC

LPC+LIC

MC

MC

MC

The chassis of ZXCTN 9000-3E AC is 5U (1U=44.45mm) high and its entire size goes
like 442mm*219.4mm*738mm (W*H*D). And the chassis of ZXCTN 9000-3E DC is 4U
high and its entire size goes like 442mm*175mm*738mm (W*H*D). With horizontal slots,
ZXCTN 9000-3E is designed with 5 slots including 3 service line cards and 2 MC. The
MC is designed in 1:1 redundant backup.
The power supply module is designed in hot backup mode. It is capable of providing -48V
DC or 110/220V AC modes. DC power supply mode is in 1+1 design, which enables 2
groups of -48V DC offer electricity at the same time. AC power supply mode uses 1+1
backup to enhance the reliability of the entire power supply system.
Air filter prevents dusts from falling down to the chassis. There are two groups of fans
trays on the back part of the chassis. The air enters the device from the right side, and
the air leaves the device from the back.
Two sets of cable brackets on the both sides, which give conveniences for cabling.

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4.1.5

Layout of ZXCTN 9000-2E10


The appearance and architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-2E10 are as shown as follows:

Figure 4-13

The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-2E10

1. Sub-rack mounting flange

3. Cable tray

2. Handle

4. Board area

Figure 4-14

F
A
N

5. power supply module

The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-2E10

LIC

PFU+PIU
6

LIC

LIC

PFU+PIU
4

LIC

PFU+PIU
LPC

11

PFU+PIU
LPC

10

LIC

PFU+PIU
2

LIC

LIC

PFU+PIU
0

LIC

MC

PFU+PIU
8

MC

POWER1 PFU+PIU

POWER2

The chassis of ZR10 9000-2E10 is 5U (1U=44.45mm) high and its entire size goes like
219.4mm*442mm*220mm (H*W*D). With horizontal slots, ZXCTN 9000-2E10 is
designed with 12 slots including 2 service line card slots, 2 MC (Main Control unit) and 8
interface card slots. The MC is designed in 1:1 redundant backup.
ZXCTN 9000-2E10 supports 1+1 redundancy for power supply modules. The DC power
supply modules are installed on the front side of the chassis.

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ZXCTN 9000-2E10 chassis has one fan module installed at the air outlet of the system,
which dissipates heat by air exhaust. The cool air enters the chassis from the right side of
the chassis and passes by the boards and power supply modules, and then the fans blow
the hot air out of the chassis from the left side of the chassis.

4.1.6

Layout of ZXCTN 9000-2E4


The appearance and architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-2E4 are as shown as follows:

Figure 4-15

The appearance of ZXCTN 9000-2E4

1. Service Processor borad area

3. Interface card area

2. Main control board area

4. Power supply module

Figure 4-16

F
A
N

The architecture layout of ZXCTN 9000-2E4


PFU+PIU
LPC

PFU+PIU
LPC

LIC

PFU+PIU
0

LIC

MC

PFU+PIU
2

MC

POWER1 PFU+PIU

POWER2

The chassis of ZR10 9000-2E4 is 3U (1U=44.45mm) high and its entire size goes like
130.5mm*442mm*220mm (H*W*D). With horizontal slots, ZXCTN 9000-2E4 is designed
with 6 slots including 2 service line card slots, 2 MC (Main Control unit) and 2 interface
card slots. The MC is designed in 1:1 redundant backup.

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ZXCTN 9000-2E10 supports 1+1 redundancy for power supply modules. The DC power
supply modules are installed on the front side of the chassis.
ZXCTN 9000-2E4 chassis has one fan module installed at the air outlet of the system,
which dissipates heat by air exhaust. The cool air enters the chassis from the right side of
the chassis and passes by the boards and power supply modules, and then the fans blow
the hot air out of the chassis from the left side of the chassis.

4.2
4.2.1

System Hardware Architecture


System Hardware Architecture Overview
The hardware of ZXCTN 9000-E uses many key technologies, such as distributed
parallel processing, Cross-bar space division switching, fast route search, multi-level
traffic management, etc. All its components are designed with redundant backup
protection, featuring carrier-class reliability. Based upon the hardware of high-end router
thats now popular in the industry, ZXCTN 9000-E creates brand-new switching
architecture to enable easier system capacity extension. With distributed protocol
processing, it greatly enhances the processing performance and flexibility of all sorts of
protocols.
With rack-based design, ZXCTN 9000-E series product is mainly composed by the
following subunit: physical line interface subunit, packet forward subunit, and service
processor subunit, switch fabric subunit, management process subunit, and backplane
subunit, power supply subunit, monitoring alarming subunit and diagnosis and debugging
subunit. All the subunits interconnect with each other via large-capacity serial bus or
Ethernet bus. The general hardware architectures of ZXCTN 9000-E are as shown in the
following figures respectively.

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Figure 4-17

ZXCTN 9000-E Hardware Architecture

The corresponding interface buses connecting to the backplane of ZXCTN 9000-E


consist of: switching fabric interface fast Serdes bus for service transmission, switching
management interface for the transmission of management data, 1000M Ethernet
Serdes bus for intercommunications among all hardware modules, system clock bus
provided by the clock subcard on MC, and intelligent platform management bus and
monitoring bus for managing hardware system. In addition, MC also provides the bus
and I/O interface for the management of system power supply. All management modules,
switching modules, power supply module, data switching Serdes, communication Serdes,
and management bus are in redundant design.
ZXCTN 9000-E hardware system has the following features:

Totally independent data forwarding platform, local control platform, remote control
plane enable isolated physical tunnels for delivering control plane message and
control plane configuration information. This method ensures the independent
operation of data plane and control platform.

Advanced switching fabric architecture via VOQ (Virtual Output Queue) technology
realizes multiple virtual output queues in one physical tunnel, which realizes
end-to-end traffic control and QoS in switching plane. It realizes real non-blocking
service.

The hardware architecture takes full consideration of future smooth upgrade.

Line Process Card (LPC) uses high-performance network processor, together with
traffic management chip and large-capacity TCAM to realize processing over
high-speed interface. The adequate flexible management hardware queue can

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support multi-level HQOS scheduling, which matches precise users demands for
multi-service and QoS management.

LPC also supports local FLASH to save image file, which greatly shortens the
version download in the course of system initiation.

Line Interface Card (LIC) flexible subcard enables the PFU to support hybrid
interface cards with different speed and types. It gives conveniences to flexible
networking.

High-speed system management bus. Protocol message uses 3-level TM traffic


management, which effectively makes sure the fast responding of system
management and protocol message processing, and it avoids the influence to
protocol processing and system management caused by fast data processing.

Automatic power consumption adjustment, intelligent fan reduces system power


consumption and decreases noises.

4.2.2

The Working Philosophy of Hardware System


ZXCTN 9000-E adopts distributed switching architecture. Messages are primarily
processed by the chip in interface physical layer, then they will experience frame
resolution, traffic classification and queue management in packet processing unit. After
that, the messages will be forwarded. Working together with TM chip, Fabric Queue
interface, the network processor in packet processing unit provides system-class ingress
and egress traffic management. The messages then are made adaptive to backplane
fast Serdes interface, and then switched to destination port via switching fabric. Data
switching is done in the control of management CPU module, the corresponding protocol
packets and management information realizes inner board communication via fast
switching. Via 1000M Ethernet switch, inter-slot communication is implemented. All
routing calculation and management control are done by the management module.

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4.2.3

Introduction to Hardware Module

4.2.3.1

Main Control Unit (MC)


As core control node of the product, management process unit of ZXCTN 9000 is
responsible for:

Management and maintenance of the whole router; ensuring that all line interface
boards function properly, so that IP packets can be successfully routed and
forwarded.

Processing of dynamic routing protocols, maintenance of global routing tables;


ensuring the consistency between local routing tables and global routing tables of
various line interface boards.

All-round support of the TCP/IP protocol stack.

Providing the reset function for the MSCT (Switch Fabric Unit), LPC (Packet
Forwarding Unit), ESU (Ethernet Switch Unit), and interface boards of the router.

Providing the operation and management interface for the router system; router
maintenance, configuration and management are implemented at the interface.

Providing the 1588 clock function. (There are two kinds of MCT. One supports 1588;
the other one doesnt support 1588.)

Providing the system environment monitor function, including the monitoring of


fan/power status.

Providing the rack cascade connection function.

The active and standby MCT communicate with each other via special internal
communication tunnel. A dedicated circuit on MCT monitors the operation status of CPU
in real time, so when serious fault like storage ECC verifying error and the breakdown of
Ethernet switching chip, the hardware will implement the switchover of main and standby
MPUs.

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4.2.3.2

Switch Card Unit (SC)


The switch fabric unit of ZXCTN 9000 is the core of data switching plane, taking care of
the unblocked switching. By using high-performance switching fabric, MSCT integrates
creative capacity extension solution, implements multicast tunnel management,
intelligent monitoring and entire queue management.
ZXCTN 9000 switch fabric unit has the following features:

Adopt switching fabric oriented to high-speed implementation.

To ensure the reliability and redundancy of the switching system, ZXCTN 9000 uses
N+1 load sharing and redundant design, plus all SFUs working at the same time.
When 1 MSCT breaks down, the rest still can provide adequate switching capacity
for entire system switching process.

High-performance control processor is built-in MSCT. 1000M Ethernet link is used


as information interactive tunnel between MSCT and MFU, meeting the requirement
of the bandwidth and processing capability for information interaction.

Monitoring and test bus independent from service has independent power supply,
providing the monitoring information on the power, voltage, current, temperature of
MSCT, the control of hot swappable module, reset and boot-up, etc.

4.2.3.3

Main Switch & Control Unit (MSC)


MSCT consists of an MCT and an MSCT. The MCT is responsible for the system
management and routing. The MSCT is responsible for the high-speed switching of
packets in the system.
MSCT board provides the following functions.

Management and maintenance of the whole router; ensuring that all line interface
boards function properly, so that IP packets can be successfully routed and
forwarded.

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Processing of dynamic routing protocols, maintenance of global routing tables;


ensuring the consistency between local routing tables and global routing tables of
various line interface boards.

All-round support of the TCP/IP protocol stack.

Providing the reset function for the MSCT (Switch Fabric Unit), LPC (Packet
Forwarding Unit), ESU (Ethernet Switch Unit), and interface boards of the router.

Providing the operation and management interface for the router system; router
maintenance, configuration and management are implemented at the interface.

Providing the 1588 clock function. (There are two kinds of MCT. One supports 1588;
the other one doesnt support 1588.)

Providing the system environment monitor function, including the monitoring of


fan/power status.

4.2.3.4

Providing the rack cascade connection function.

Line Process Card (LPC) and Line Interface Unit (LIC)


The line card of ZXCTN 9000 is composed by LPC and LIC. There are following logical
subunit: physical line interface unit, forwarding unit, traffic management unit, switching
fabric interface unit and CPU control unit.
Line Process Card (LPC) implements fast processing and forwarding, takes care of the
maintenance and management of link protocol and service forwarding tables.
Line interface unit (LIC) realizes accesses of different rates and types of interface
services. Each board provides one or more high-speed network interfaces.

4.2.3.5

Multi-Service Unit (MSU)


General Service Unit of ZXCTN 9000 is responsible for processing all sorts of
complicated services and protocols.

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Working together with different service licenses, ZXCTN 9000 can offer services
like CGN (Carrier Grade NAT), Netflow, L2TP, and so on.

4.3

Multiple services can be loaded on the same service processing unit card.

Software Architecture
Based upon ZTEs self-researched route operation system ZXROSng, ZXCTN 9000-E
can be adaptive to all kinds of network in any high-performance and complicated
commercial environment. This software has the most integrated network features built
based upon international standard. The entire software architecture is as shown as
following:

Figure 4-18

The Software System Architecture

IP Routing Subsystem
L2 Protocol Subsystem

Network Management
Subsystem

Multicast Routing
Protocol
Subsystem

SNMP Subsystem

Unicast Routing
Protocol Subsystem

Statistical Alarm
Subsystem

Support Protocol
Subsystem

The Security
Subsystem

MPLS Protocol
Subsystem

The Security
Subsystem

User Management Service Control Subsystem

Distributed Operation System Support Platform


Hardware & Driver

The sub-system functions of ZXCTN 9000 software system list below:

Hardware & Drive Subsystem: Provide drives for the software of MCT, line card,
backplane, fan and power supply module;

Distributed Operation System Support Platform: As the core of ZXCTN 9000 series
software system, it provides real-time operation system. Downstream, it is
responsible for the entire hardware system of the routing switch, and upstream it
offers a unified operating platform to the operating program of the entire software
system. It features high reliability, real-time service, self-healing, maintainability,
and encapsulation;

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L2 Protocol Subsystem: Implement the drive program of switching chip, L2link


control and management protocol.

IP Routing Subsystem: it is the core of router software system architecture. Support


IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols like RIP, OSPF, IS-IS and BGP, also multicast
routing protocol. This system is mainly responsible for the maintenance of routing
table.

Unicast Routing Protocol Subsystem: it forms unicast forwarding routing table for
lower layers to forward unicast packet.

Multicast Routing Protocol Subsystem: it forms multicast forwarding routing table for
lower layers to forward multicast packet.

Underlay Protocol Subsystem: It implements IP data processing, ICMP protocol


processing, ARP protocol processing, TCP protocol processing, UDP protocol
processing, Telnet guard process and client program, FTP and TFTP protocol
processing. The underlay subsystem provides services for route subsystem and
management subsystem.

The Security Subsystem: Realize multiple security protection modes; provide


message filtering, encryption password, authentication, authorization, various VPN
technologies, NAT, administrator authentication and statistical information provision,
etc.

MPLS Protocol Subsystem: implement LDP, RSVP-TE, and L2/L3 VPN. Provide
basic MPLS services and label forwarding service.

Statistical Alarm Subsystem: maintain all sorts of statistical alarm and configuration
information, store all kinds of statistical information, and provide query interface

System

Management

subsystem:

provide

file

management,

equipment

management, monitoring maintenance and diagnosis debugging service

SNMP Subsystem: implement SNMP AGENT service; support all the protocol
operations of SNMP agent made in SNMP V1 /V2/V3

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Network Management Subsystem: Provide equipment configuration management,


failure management, performance management and security management.

User Management Service Control Subsystem: implement user access and


management features, user service configuration, AAA. User management service
consists of PPP user management, IP user management, VPLS service
management, VPDN user management and multicast user management, etc.

ZXROSNG is a modularized multitask-based distributed real-time network operating


system, providing unified IP protocol support for all devices from ZTE Corporation.
ZXROSNG in terms of users service demands considers more about users OPEX and
CAPEX.

Encapsulation

Support multiple operating systems and the smooth upgrade of the operating
system.

Adopt unified product configuration style and give conveniences to user


operation and maintenance.

Monitoring

Monitor processes and memory abnormities.

Monitor the working status of power supply module, fan, voltage, current, and
working temperature.

Provide fast failure location to guarantee high reliability of the product version.

Modular Components

All software services based upon ZXROS can be extended or uninstalled


easily; new services can be developed based upon the original architecture.

Based upon customers requirements, provide flexible on-demand service and


rapid response.

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The Extension of Carrier-Class Ethernet New Services Based Upon Unified


Platform

Implement E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree multiple connection modes. Realize the safe
and flexible deployment of hierarchical network.

Support L2/L3 VPN, support multicast VPN service and realize rapid VPN
deployment via unified network management system.

5
5.1

Support IEEE 1588v2 and synchronized Ethernet clock.

Technical Specifications
Physical Indices
Table 5-1 9000-18E/8E/5E/3E Physical Indices
Item
Dimensio

Input

Power

9000-5E

442*619.5*74

442*308.3*7

442*1819.6*

9.4

40

634

442*797.3*74

442*352.8*7

442*219.4*7

9.4

40

38

AC
DC

Power

9000-8E

DC

n(W*H*D
mm)

9000-18E

442*175*738

-72V-38V
90V286V

100V127V AC/200V240V

4566Hz

4367Hz

HVDC

192V380V

216V312V

DC

2407.5W

2650W

AC

2675W

AC

9000-3E

Module
Output

220V AC/1337.5W 110V AC

DC:
Power Module
Redundancy

DC: 2+2

DC: 1+1

DC: 1+1

AC: 3+3 | 2+2

AC: 1+1

AC: 1+1

<9300W

<4000W

<2500W

<1600W

<250kg

<95kg

<55kg

<35kg

11+1 | 8+8
AC: 8+8

Typical Power
Consumption
Weight

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Item

9000-18E

9000-8E

9000-5E

9000-3E

Total

28

12

Service

18

Slot
MPU Redundancy

1:1

Fabric Redundancy

6+2

3+1

1+1

Full-meshed

Switching Capacity

28Tbps

12.4Tbps

5.8Tbps

2.32Tbps

Backplane Capacity

57.6Tbps

25.6Tbps

8Tbps

2.4Tbps

Hot Swapping

All boards support hot swapping.

MTBF

>400,000 hr

MTTR

<0.5 hr

Reliability

>99.999%
Fan Tray

12

Fan

34

10

Redundancy

1+1

1+1

1+1

1+1

Heat

Fan Speed

Linear

Linear

Linear

Linear

Dissipatio

Control

Regulation

Regulation

Regulation

Regulation

DC:

DC:

9084BTU/hr

5908BTU/hr

AC:

AC:

9650BTU/hr

6311BTU/hr

n
Heat
Dissipation

73733BTU/hr

Operating

Temperature

-545

Condition

Humidity

5%~90%

Altitude

5000m

Storage

Temperature

-4070

Condition

Humidity

0%~95%

Altitude

5000m

14633BTU/hr

Table 5-2 9000-2E10/2E4 Physical Indices


Item

62

9000-2E10

9000-2E4

Dimension (W*H*D mm)

442*219.4*220

442*131.5*220

Power Input

-72V-38V DC

-72V-38V DC

Power Module Output

1300W

1300W

Power Module Redundancy

1+1

1+1

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Item

9000-2E10

Weight

9000-2E4

<21kg

<14kg

Total

12

MPU

1: 1

1: 1

PFU

1+1

1+1

PIU

Switching Capacity

320Gbps

240Gbps

Backplane Capacity

1.6Tbps

800Gbps

Hot Swapping

All boards support hot swapping.

MTBF

>200,000 hr

>200,000 hr

MTTR

<0.5 hr

<0.5 hr

Reliability

>99.999%

>99.999%

Fan Tray

Fan

5+1

3+1

Linear Regulation

Linear Regulation

4098BTU/hr

2117.5BTU/hr

-10~45

-40~65

Humidity

5%~95%

5%~95%

Altitude

5000m

5000m

-45~70

-45~70

Humidity

5%~100%

5%~100%

Altitude

5000m

5000m

Slot

Redundan
Heat Dissipation

cy
Fan Speed
Control
Heat
Dissipation
Temperatu
re

Operating Conditions

Temperatu
re
Storage Conditions

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5.2

Board

5.2.1

LPC

Table 5-1

LPC Models of 9000-18E/8E/5E/3E

Code

Notes

P90E-LPC1001

LPC1001Line Process Card

4 1/4 sub-slots

P90E-LPC4001

LPC4001 Line Process Card

2 1/2 sub-slots

P90E-LPC2008

LPC2008 Line Process Card

2 1/2 sub-slots

P90E-LPC4008

LPC4008 Line Process Card

2 1/2 sub-slots

P90E-LPC10008

LPC10008 Line Process Card

2 1/2 sub-slots

P90E-LPC1108

LPC1108 Line Process Card

4 1/4 sub-slots

P90E-LPC5208

LPC5208 Line Process Card

4 1/4 sub-slots

P90E-LPC5108

LPC5108 Line Process Card

P90E-LPC10108

LPC10108 Line Process Card

P90E-LPC20108

LPC20108 Line Process Card

Table 5-2

sub-slots or 1 full-height
sub-slots
2 1/2 sub-slots or 1 full-height
sub-slots
2 1/2 sub-slots or 1 full-height
sub-slots

LPC Models of 9000-2E10/2E4

Code

64

Description

Description

Notes

P90E-LPCA-4XG

LPCA Line

Suitable for 9000-2E10. 4-ports

T-SFP+

Process Card

10GE(SFP+)

P90E-LPCB-4XG

LPCB Line

Suitable for 9000-2E4. 4-ports

16GT-SFP+

Process Card

10GE(SFP+) and 16-ports GE(SFP)

P90E-LPCC-4XG

LPCC Line

16GT-SFP+RJ

Process Card

Suitable for 9000-2E4. 4-ports


10GE(SFP+)and 16-ports
GE(8*SFP+8*RJ45)

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5.2.2

LIC

Table 5-3

LIC list of 9000-18E/8E/5E/3E


Code of LIC

LPC

P90E-8GET-SFP
P90E-8GET-RJ
P90E-4OC48-SFP
P90E-8OC3/OC12-SFP

P90E-LPC1001

P90E-4OC3/OC12-SFP
P90E-4COC3-SFP
P90E-24CE1-DB50
P90E-8OC3/2OC12-SFP
P90E-4OC3/1OC12-SFP
P90E-8COC3A-SFP
P90E-8COC3-SFP
P90E-4COC3A-SFP
P90E-4COC3-SFP-A

P90E-LPC1108
P90E-LPC5208

P90E-24CE1A-DB50-120
P90E-24CE1-DB50-120
P90E-24CE1A-DB50-75
P90E-24CE1-DB50-75
P90E-1XGET-SFP+

P90E-LPC2008

P90E-12GET-SFP

P90E-LPC4008

P90ES-2XGET-SFP+
P90ES-1XGET-SFP+
P90ES-20GET-SFP
P90ES-12GET-SFPRJ
P90ES-2OC192-XFP-O

P90E-LPC4001

P90ES-1OC192-XFP-O
P90ES-8OC48-SFP
P90ES-4OC48A-SFP
P90E-2XGET-SFP+
P90E-24GET-SFP
P90E-20GET-SFP

P90E-LPC4008

P90E-20GET-RJ
P90E-4XGET-SFP+
P90E-2XGET-SFP+-B
P90E-5XGET-XFP-B
P90E-4XGET-XFP

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P90E-LPC5108
P90E-LPC10108
P90E-LPC20108

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Code of LIC

LPC

P90E-2XGET-XFP-B
P90E-1XGET-XFP-B
P90E-2XGE10GET-SFP+
P90E-24GET-SFP-B
P90E-20GET-SFP-B
P90E-12GET-SFP-B
P90E-2XGE16GET-SFP+RJ
P90E-16GET-RJ
P90E-2XGET-SFP+-C
P90E-8GET-SFP-B

P90E-LPC5208

P90E-8GET-RJ-B
P90E-1CGET-CFP-A
P90E-1XLGET-CFP-A
P90E-5XGET-XFP
P90E-5XGET-SFP+
P90E-1OC768-PIN300

P90E-LPC10008

P90E-4OC192-XFP
P90E-2OC192-XFP-O
P90E-1OC192-XFP-O
P90E-1XLGET-CFP
P90E-6XGET-SFP+
P90E-6XGET-XFP
P90E-4XGE20GET-SFP+

P90E-LPC10108/
P90E-LPC20108

P90E-4XGE16GET-SFP+RJ
P90E-1CGET-CFP
P90E-3XLGET-QSFP+
P90E-12XGET-SFP+

P90E-LPC20108

P90E-10XGET-SFP+
P90E-8XGE16GET-SFP+

5-4

LIC list of 9000-2E10/2E4


Code of LIC

LPC

P90EN-2XGET-SFP+
P90EN-8GET-SFP
P90EN-8GET-RJ
P90EN-4A3-SFP
P90EN-8OC3/2OC12-SFP

P90E-LPCA-4XGT-SFP+
P90E-LPCB-4XG16GT-SFP+
P90E-LPCC-4XG16GT-SFP+RJ

P90EN-4OC3/1OC12-SFP

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Code of LIC

LPC

P90EN-8COC3A-SFP
P90EN-4COC3A-SFP
P90EN-8COC3-SFP
P90EN-4COC3-SFP
P90EN-24CE1A-DB50-120
P90EN-24CE1-DB50-120
P90EN-24CE1A-DB50-75
P90EN-24CE1-DB50-75

5.2.3

MSU
Description

Code
P90E-MSU01

Notes

Multi-service Unit 01

With two subslots, adapt to


MIU01-I

P90E-MIU01-I

Multi-service interface

Unit

1/2 size.

01-I

Typical Scene

6.1

IPRAN
In IPRAN network, ZXCTN 9000-E provides various high speed physical interfaces and
line process cards, supports high availability and fast recovery mechanisms.

End-to-end OAM and protection to reduce OPEX.

Scalable technical platform and agile software to adapt to standard development.

Packet switched core,

multi-service support and highly efficient transport to

accommodate Backhaul bearer requirements.

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Figure 6-1

IPRAN network

TDM E1

BTS

NMS
BSC/RNC

MSC

IMA E1/FE

NodeB

SGSN

IMA E1/FE

AGW

MGW

NodeB
GE

eNB

6.2

FMC
Figure 6-2

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