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Brocade MLX Series

Brocade MLX Series core routers deliver unprecedented scale and performance, high reliability, and operational efficiency for the most demanding service provider and enterprise networks. Built on a programmable architecture with high-density 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 40 GbE, and 10 GbE routing, these routers meet massive bandwidth demands, while maximizing ROI. Leading OpenFlow 1.3 scale in hybrid port mode provides a seamless transition to SDN for increased network agility and programmatic control.

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IEEE Compliance

  • 802.3 CSMA/CD Access Method and Physical Layer Specifications
  • 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
  • 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 802.3u 100BASE-TX, 100BASE-T4, 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet at 100 Mbps with Auto-Negotiation
  • 802.3x Flow Control
  • 802.3z 1000BASE-X Gigabit Ethernet over fiber optic at 1 Gbps
  • 802.3ad Link Aggregation
  • 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile
  • 802.1Q Virtual Bridged LANs
  • 802.1D MAC Bridges
  • 802.1w Rapid STP
  • 802.1s Multiple Spanning Trees
  • 802.1ad Provider Bridges; partial support: port-based and S-tagged service interface
  • 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
  • 802.3ba 100 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  • 802.1ah Provider Backbone Bridging
  • 802.1ae MAC Security standard

ITU compliance

  • Y.1731 OAM functions and mechanisms for Ethernet-based networks
  • G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection (ERP version 1 and 2)

RFC Compliance - BGPv4

  • RFC 4271 BGPv4
  • RFC 1745 OSPF Interactions
  • RFC 1997 Communities & Attributes
  • RFC 2439 Route Flap Dampening
  • RFC 2796 Route Reflection
  • RFC 1965 BGP4 Confederations
  • RFC 2842 Capability Advertisement
  • RFC 2918 Route Refresh Capability
  • RFC 1269 Managed Objects for BGP
  • RFC 2385 BGP Session Protection via TCP MD5
  • RFC 3682 Generalized TTL Security Mechanism, for eBGP Session Protection
  • RFC 4273 BGP-4 MIB
  • RFC 4893 BGP Support for Four-octet AS Number Space
  • RFC 4724 Graceful Restart Mechanism for BGP

RFC Compliance - OSPF

  • RFC 2328 OSPF v2
  • RFC 3101 OSPF NSSA
  • RFC 1745 OSPF Interactions
  • RFC 1765 OSPF Database Overflow
  • RFC 1850 OSPF Traps
  • RFC 2328 OSPF v2
  • RFC 1850 OSPF v2 MIB
  • RFC 2370 OSPF Opaque LSA Option
  • RFC 3630 TE Extensions to OSPF v2
  • RFC 3623 Graceful OSPF Restart

RFC Compliance - IS-IS

  • RFC 1195 Routing in TCP/IP and Dual Environments
  • RFC 1142 OSI IS-IS Intra-domain Routing Protocol
  • RFC 2763 Dynamic Host Name Exchange
  • RFC 2966 Domain-wide Prefix Distribution
  • RFC 5120 IS-IS Multi-Topology Support
  • RFC 5306 Restart Signaling for IS-IS

RFC Compliance - RIP

  • RFC 1058 RIP v1
  • RFC 2453 RIP v2
  • RFC 1812 RIP Requirements

RFC Compliance - IPv4 Multicast

  • RFC 1122 Host Extensions
  • RFC 1112 IGMP
  • RFC 2236 IGMP v2
  • RFC 3376 IGMP v3
  • RFC 3973 PIM-DM
  • RFC 4601 PIM-SM
  • RFC 2858 BGP-MP
  • RFC 3618 MSDP
  • RFC 3446 Anycast RP

RFC Compliance - General Protocols

  • RFC 791 IP
  • RFC 792 ICMP
  • RFC 793 TCP
  • RFC 1350 TFTP
  • RFC 826 ARP
  • RFC 768 UDP
  • RFC 894 IP over Ethernet
  • RFC 903 RARP
  • RFC 906 TFTP Bootstrap
  • RFC 1027 Proxy ARP
  • RFC 951 BootP
  • RFC 1122 Host Extensions for IP Multicasting
  • RFC 1256 IRDP
  • RFC 1519 CIDR
  • RFC 1542 BootP Extensions
  • RFC 1812 Requirements for IPv4 Routers
  • RFC 1541 and 1542 DHCP
  • RFC 2131 BootP/DHCP Helper
  • RFC 2338 VRRP
  • RFC 854 TELNET
  • RFC 1591 DNS (client)
  • RFC 5905 Network Time Protocol

RFC Compliance - QoS

  • RFC 2475 An Architecture for Differentiated Services
  • RFC 3246 An Expedited Forwarding PHB
  • RFC 2597 Assured Forwarding PHB Group
  • RFC 2698 A Two Rate Three Color Marker

RFC Compliance - Other

  • RFC 1354 IP Forwarding MIB
  • RFC 2665 Ethernet Interface MIB
  • RFC 1757 RMON Groups 1, 2, 3, 9
  • RFC 2068 HTTP
  • RFC 2043 SNTP
  • RFC 2138 RADIUS
  • RFC 3176 sFlow
  • RFC 2863 Interfaces Group MIB
  • Draft-ietf-tcpm-tcpsecure TCP Security
  • RFC 3074 Ingress Filtering for Multihomed Networks (uRPF)
  • RFC 2784 Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)
  • draft-ietf-bfd-base Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
  • draft-ietf-bfd-v4v6-1hop BFD for IPv4 and IPv6 (Single Hop); for OSPFv2, OSPFv3, IS-IS
  • RFC 4741 NETCONF (partial)
  • RFC 4087 IP Tunnel MIB
  • RFC 4133 Entity MIB
  • RFC 5676 Definitions of Managed Objects for Mapping SYSLOG Messages to SNMP Notifications

RFC Compliance - IPv6 Core

  • RFC 2460 IPv6 Specification
  • RFC 2461 IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
  • RFC 2462 IPv6 Stateless Address Auto-Configuration
  • RFC 2463 ICMPv6
  • RFC 4291 IPv6 Addressing Architecture
  • RFC 3587 IPv6 Global Unicast Address Format
  • RFC 2375 IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments
  • RFC 2464 Transmission of IPv6 over Ethernet Networks
  • RFC 2711 IPv6 Router Alert Option
  • RFC 3596 DNS support
  • RFC 3315 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for IPv6

RFC Compliance - IPv6 Routing

  • RFC 2080 RIPng for IPv6
  • RFC 2740 OSPFv3 for IPv6
  • draft-ietf-isis-ipv6 Routing IPv6 with IS-IS
  • RFC 2545 Use of BGP-MP for IPv6
  • RFC 6106 IPv6 Router Advertisement Options for DNS Configuration
  • RFC 4659 BGP-MPLS IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) Extension for IPv6 VPN
  • RFC 6164 Using 127-Bit IPv6 Prefixes on Inter-Router Links

RFC Compliance - IPv6 Multicast

  • RFC 2710 Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6
  • RFC 3810 Multicast Listener Discovery Version 2 for IPv6
  • RFC 4604 IGMPv3 & MLDv2 for SSM
  • RFC 4607 Source-Specific Multicast for IP
  • RFC 4601 PIM-SM

RFC Compliance - IPv6 Transitioning

  • RFC 2893 Transition Mechanisms for IPv6 Hosts and Routers
  • RFC 3056 Connection of IPv6 Domains via IPv4 Clouds
  • RFC 4659 Transporting IPv6 Layer 3 VRFs across IPv4/MPLS Backbones (6VPE)
  • RFC 4798 Connecting IPv6 Islands over IPv4 MPLS Using IPv6 Provider Edge

RFC Compliance - MPLS

  • RFC 3031 MPLS Architecture
  • RFC 3032 MPLS Label Stack Encoding
  • RFC 3036 LDP Specification
  • RFC 2205 RSVP v1 Functional Specification
  • RFC 2209 RSVP v1 Message Processing Rules
  • RFC 3209 RSVP-TE
  • RFC 3270 MPLS Support of Differentiated Services
  • RFC 4090 Fast Reroute Extensions to RSVP-TE for LSP Tunnels
  • RFC 3812 MPLS TE MIB
  • RFC 4875 Extensions to RSVP-TE for P2MP TE LSPs
  • RFC 5443 LDP IGP Synchronization
  • RFC 5712 MPLS Traffic Engineering Soft Preemption

RFC Compliance - L3VPN

  • RFC 2858 Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP-4
  • RFC 3107 Carrying Label Information in BGP-4
  • RFC 4364 BGP/MPLS IP VPNs
  • draft-ietf-idr-bgp-ext-communities BGP Extended Communities Attribute
  • RFC 4576 Using LSA Options Bit to Prevent Looping in BGP/MPLS IP VPNs (DN Bit)
  • RFC 4577 OSPF as the PE/CE Protocol in BGP/MPLS IP VPNs
  • draft-ietf-idr-route-filter Cooperative Route Filtering Capability for BGP-4
  • RFC 4382 MPLS/BGP Layer 3 VPN MIB

RFC Compliance - Layer 2 VPN and PWE3

  • RFC 4664 Framework for Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks
  • RFC 4665 Service Requirements for Layer 2 Provider - Provisioned Virtual Private Networks
  • RFC 4762 VPLS Using LDP Signaling
  • draft-ietf-pwe3-arch PWE3 Architecture
  • RFC 4447 Pseudowire Setup and Maintenance using LDP
  • RFC 4448 Encapsulation Methods for Transport of Ethernet over MPLS Networks
  • RFC 5542 Definitions of Textual Conventions for Pseudowire (PW) Management
  • RFC 5601 Pseudowire (PW) Management Information Base

RFC Compliance - Encryption

  • RFC5996 Internet Key Exchange Protocol Version 2 (IKEv2)
  • RFC 4303 IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
  • RFC 6379 Suite B Cryptographic Suites for IPsec
  • RFC 5903 Elliptic Curve Groups modulo a Prime (ECP Groups) for IKE and IKEv2
  • RFC 4868 Using HMAC-SHA-256, HMAC-SHA-384, and HMAC-SHA-512 with IPsec
  • RFC 4754 IKE and IKEv2 Authentication Using the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm(ECDSA)
  • RFC 4106 The Use of Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) in IPsec Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
  • RFC 3602 AES with 128-bit keys in CBC mode
  • RFC 4806 Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) Extensions to IKEv2
  • FIPS PUB 186-3 Digital Signature Standard (DSS)
  • SP800-56A Recommendation for Pair-Wise Key Establishment Schemes Using Discrete Logarithm Cryptography

MEF Certification

  • MEF 9 Certified - Abstract Test Suite for Ethernet Services at the UNI
  • MEF 14 Certified - Abstract Test Suite for Traffic Management Phase 1

Network Management

  • Brocade Network Advisor Web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Integrated industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • sFlow (RFC 3176)
  • Telnet
  • SNMP v1, v2c, v3
  • SNMP MIB II
  • RMON
  • Support for automated configuration management using NETCONF
  • Entity MIB (Version 3)

Element Security Options

  • AAA
  • RADIUS
  • Secure Shell (SSH v2)
  • Secure Copy (SCP v2)
  • HTTPs
  • TACACS/TACACS+
  • Username/Password (Challenge and Response)
  • Bi-level Access Mode (Standard and EXEC Level)
  • Protection against Denial of Service attacks, such as TCP SYN or Smurf Attacks

Environmental

  • Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
  • Relative Humidity: 5% to 90%, @40 °C (104 °F), non-condensing
  • Operating Altitude: 6,600 ft (2,012 m)
  • Storage Temperature: -25 °C to 70 °C (-13 °F to 158 °F)
  • Storage Humidity: 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Storage Altitude: 15,000 ft (4,500 m) maximum

Safety Agency Approvals

  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-3
  • UL 60950-1
  • IEC 60950-1
  • EN 60950-1 Safety of Information Technology Equipment
  • EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products - Part 1: Equipment Classification, Requirements and User's Guide
  • EN 60825-2 Safety of Laser Products - Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communication Systems

Electromagnetic Emission

  • ICES-003 Electromagnetic Emission
  • FCC Class A
  • EN 55022/CISPR-22 Class A/VCCI Class A
  • AS/NZS 55022
  • EN 61000-3-2 Power Line Harmonics
  • EN 61000-3-3 Voltage Fluctuation & Flicker
  • EN 61000-6-3 Emission Standard (Supersedes: EN 50081-1)

Immunity

  • EN 61000-6-1 Generic Immunity and Susceptibility (Supersedes: EN 50082-1)
  • EN 55024 Immunity Characteristics ( Supersedes:
  • EN 61000-4-2 ESD
  • EN 61000-4-3 Radiated, radio frequency, electromagnetic field
  • EN 61000-4-4 Electrical fast transient
  • EN 61000-4-5 Surge
  • EN 61000-4-6 Conducted disturbances induced by radio-frequency fields
  • EN 61000-4-8 Power frequency magnetic field
  • EN 61000-4-11 Voltage dips and sags)

Telco NEBS/ETSI

  • Designed to meet the following specifications (formal testing under way):
  • Telcordia GR-63-CORE NEBS Requirements: Physical Protection
  • Telcordia GR-1089-CORE EMC and Electrical Safety
  • Telcordia SR-3580 Level 3
  • ETSI ETS 300-019 Physical Protection
  • Part 1-1, Class 1.1, Partly Temperature Controlled Storage Locations
  • Part 1-2, Class 2.3, Public Transportation
  • Part 1-3, Class 3.1, Temperature Controlled Locations (Operational)
  • ETSI ETS 300-386 EMI/EMC

Power and Grounding

  • ETS 300 132-1 Equipment Requirements for AC Power Equipment Derived from DC Sources
  • ETS 300 132-2 Equipment Requirements for DC Powered Equipment
  • ETS 300 253 Facility Requirements

Physical Design and Mounting

  • 19-Inch rack mount supporting racks compliant with
  • ANSI/EIA-310-D
  • ETS 300 119
  • GR-63-CORE Seismic Zone 4
  • Tabletop

Environmental Regulatory Compliance

  • EU 2002/95/EC RoHS (with lead exemption)
  • EU 2002/96/EC WEEE

Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS)

  • GR-1089-CORE NEBS EMC and Safety
  • GR-63 CORE: NEBS Physical Protection
  • SR-3580: NEBS Criteria Levels (Level 3)

ANATEL Approval Numbers*

  • BI-RX-04 1785-09-5661
  • BI-RX-08 1786-09-5661
  • BI-RX-16 1784-09-5661
  • BI-RX-32 1787-09-5661
  • NI-XMR-32 1787-09-5661

*Note: All certificates can be found at the Anatel Web site. For regulatory purposes, the Brocade MLX-4 and NetIron XMR 4000 are identified by model number BI-RX-4; the Brocade MLX-8 and NetIron XMR 8000 are identified by model number BI-RX-8; the Brocade MLX-16 and NetIron XMR 16000 are identified by model number BI-RX-16; and the Brocade MLX-32 and NetIron XMR 32000 are identified by model number BI-RX-32.

MLX Series Resources

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