Edgecore 64x25G SFP28, 8x100G QSFP28 and 2x100G QSFP-DD (High-Power) Aggregation ONIE Router, Empowered by IP Infusion OcNOS Service Providers (SP IPBASE, SP IPMPLS, SP IPADV or SP PLUS)
The Edgecore AGR420 (AS7946-74XKS) Aggregation Router is a powerhouse of network connectivity, specially designed to meet the needs of modern mobile networks and communication service providers. This robust, high-performance 25G solution is the cornerstone for both Carrier Access switch and Edge Router roles, providing a vital, multi-functional platform for your network.
At the heart of the AGR420 lies the potent combination of Qumran family merchant silicon and an Intel Xeon x86 processor with hyper-threading technology. This potent duo ensures optimized performance for service provider access and aggregation networks, offering a smooth, seamless experience.
The AGR420 is a 2RU device, offering a compact footprint without compromising on capabilities. It is designed with high availability in mind, capable of providing a full range of interface speeds from 10/25Gbps to 50/100Gbps.
This router’s hardware is engineered to ensure reliability and ease of maintenance. With hot swappable, redundant power modules and a 4+1 high-efficiency modular fan design, the AGR420 ensures high availability, making it an ideal choice for mission-critical applications in current LTE and emerging 5G mobile network solutions.
The AGR420 also features an external BCM16K Lookup Engine, providing high-speed operations on large-rule databases for a wide range of telecommunications applications. This advanced feature provides real-time modifications and updates to routing configurations, making it ideal for packet classification, policy enforcement, and forwarding.
In addition, the AGR420 is equipped with the latest Broadcom StrataDNX™ Qumran2C silicon, providing an external lookup engine that targets use cases including OpenBNG, 25G pre-aggregation router, PE router or data center TOR switch/router.
OcNOS (Open Compute Network Operating System) is an industry-leading Network Operating System (NOS) providing the most complete carrier-grade disaggregated solution for service providers.
OcNOS-based solutions have been widely deployed in access, aggregation, transport and data center use cases for simplified operations and automation. It provides extensive programmability for end-to-end network management and orchestration. OcNOS features a single software image that runs across the entire portfolio of Open Compute platforms from leading vendors. This guarantees consistent operations, workflow automation and high availability, while significantly reducing operational expenses.
Below is a summary of the different Open Compute Network Operating System (OCNOS) images available for various Service Provider applications:
- OCNOS-SP-IPBASE: A base image for service providers that includes L2 switching, L3 Routing v4/v6, VxLAN-EVPN, IETF OAM, and NETCONF.
- OCNOS-SP-IPMPLS: Designed for MPLS support, this image features L2 switching, L3 Routing v4/v6, MPLS, SR-MPLS, VxLAN/MPLS-EVPN, Ring/Linear Protection Switching, CE 3.0, and ITU/IETF/IEEE OAM.
- OCNOS-SP-IPADV-CE-AGGR: Focused on Carrier Ethernet aggregation, this image supports L2 switching, L3 Routing v4/v6, SRv6, Ring/Linear Protection Switching, CE 3.0, and ITU/IETF/IEEE OAM.
- OCNOS-SP-PLUS: A comprehensive image that includes L2 switching, L3 Routing v4/v6, MPLS, SR-MPLS, SRv6, VxLAN-MPLS-EVPN, Openconfig/NETCONF, CE 3.0, 1588v2/SynchE, Ring/Linear Protection Switching, and ITU/IETF/IEEE OAM.
All OCNOS SP images come with a perpetual use license for one device. Please refer to the respective Data Sheets for detailed feature set descriptions.
Key Features and Benefits
- High performance, multi-role capable; 2RU design: form factor router with line-rate L2 and L3 switching across 64 x 10G/25G SFP28, 8 x 100G QSFP28, 2 x 100G QSFP-DD (supporting high power optics, compatible with QSFP28 as well), perfect for telecommunications and data center applications.
- Incorporates Broadcom StrataDNX™ Qumran2C silicon.
- Integrated BCM16K External Lookup Table for expansion.
- Support Synchronous Ethernet, and IEEE 1588v2 PTP.
- Hot-swappable, load sharing, redundant AC or -48 VDC PSUs.
- Hot swappable 4+1 redundant fan modules.
- Energy Efficiency: designed for eco-friendly operations without compromising on performance.
- Open Network Install Environment (ONIE): pre-loaded hardware switch for seamless integration of open-source and commercial NOS offerings.
- Empowered by IP Infusion OcNOS: Comprehensive suite of control plane features for building both Layer-3 and Layer-2 smart converged integrated access platform to deliver next-level business and entertainment experiences.
- Focused on Carrier Ethernet aggregation.
- L2/L3 switching and routing (OSPF, IS-IS, BGP).
- Support for various standards and protocols such as VxLAN-EVPN, MPLS, SR-MPLS, SRv6, IP/MPLS, ITU/IETF/IEEE OAM & Timing standards, 1588v2/SynchE.
- Ring/Linear Protection Switching.
- CE 3.0 Compliance.
- OCNOS-SP-IPBASE: Provides network virtualization and scalability with VxLAN-EVPN.
- OCNOS-SP-IPMPLS: Enables traffic engineering and optimization with MPLS and SR-MPLS support.
- OCNOS-SP-IPADV-CE-AGGR: Simplifies network architecture and improves scalability with SRv6 support.
- OCNOS-SP-PLUS: Comprehensive feature set for advanced traffic engineering, network simplification, and scalability
- Ensures accurate time synchronization with 1588v2/SynchE support.
- Cost-effective Solution: save up to 50% compared to traditional Tier-1 vendors, with no compromise on quality.
- Faster Roll-out of New Services: hardware independence enables quicker deployment and shorter time-to-market.
- Simplified Operations: streamline your network management to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
- Break Vendor Lock-in: benefit from fully validated and hardened carrier-grade solutions with a broad ecosystem of technology and integration partners.
- World-Class Support: access 24/7/365 support to ensure smooth operations and fast issue resolution
- L2 switching and L3 Routing v4/v6 (OSPF, IS-IS, BGP) enhance network performance, efficiency, and interoperability.
- ITU/IETF/IEEE OAM support for enhanced interoperability and network troubleshooting.
- Openconfig/NETCONF support facilitates network automation and programmability.
- Suitable for a range of port speeds, allowing for scalability and flexibility in network design.
- OCNOS-SP-IPBASE: Enhances network scalability and virtualization with VxLAN-EVPN
- OCNOS-SP-IPMPLS: Enables traffic engineering and optimization with MPLS and SR-MPLS support. Provides network virtualization and scalability through VxLAN/MPLS-EVPN. Ensures carrier-grade performance with CE 3.0 compliance.
- OCNOS-SP-IPADV-CE-AGGR: Simplifies network architecture and improves scalability with SRv6 support. Compliant with CE 3.0 for carrier-grade services.
- OCNOS-SP-PLUS: Comprehensive feature set for advanced traffic engineering, network simplification, and scalability. Supports network virtualization through VxLAN/MPLS-EVPN. Ensures accurate time synchronization with 1588v2/SynchE support.
OcNOS SP exemplary Use Cases are listed below:
- Service providers seeking to enhance network performance, efficiency, and interoperability with L2 switching and L3 Routing v4/v6 (OSPF, IS-IS, BGP).
- Networks requiring ITU/IETF/IEEE OAM support for enhanced interoperability and network troubleshooting.
- Networks that aim for automation and programmability through Openconfig/NETCONF.
- Networks of various sizes due to a range of port speed suitability, allowing for scalability and flexibility in network design.
- Service providers offering carrier aggregation switching platforms for efficient network management.
- Data center operators implementing VxLAN-EVPN for network virtualization and scalability.
- Campus and enterprise networks requiring Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing capabilities.
- Cloud service providers seeking enhanced network performance and integration.
- Service providers deploying white box switching platforms for cost-effective network solutions.
- MPLS-based VPN services for enterprise customers.
- Traffic engineering and optimization in large-scale networks.
- Metro Ethernet networks requiring Carrier Ethernet 3.0 compliance.
- Carrier Ethernet aggregation in metro and access networks.
- Service providers offering MPLS-based VPN services with SRv6 capabilities.
- Mission-critical networks requiring ring/linear protection switching for high availability.
- Enterprise and campus networks seeking advanced Layer 3 routing and Carrier Ethernet 3.0 compliance.
- High-density carrier aggregation switching platforms in large-scale networks.
- Service providers seeking advanced traffic engineering and network simplification with SR-MPLS and SRv6.
- Data center interconnect (DCI) deployments requiring VxLAN-MPLS-EVPN for network virtualization.
- Telecommunications companies implementing accurate time synchronization with 1588v2/SynchE support.
Disaggregated Cell Site Gateways transform 5G networks by expanding mobile bandwidth capacity without losing compatibility with legacy networks. Such solutions allow for seamless migration while controlling costs. IP Infusion’s OcNOS CSR is a complete carrier class, Cell Site Router (CSR) solution, aligning with the Telecom Infra Project’s (TIP) Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway technical specification.
The technical specification provides detailed requirements for CSR devices that operators can deploy in current and future generations of wireless transport networks. The TIP DCSG specification falls under the TIP Open Optical & Packet Transport project.
IP Infusion provides comprehensive carrier-grade capabilities to enable broadband aggregation and edge routing through its OcNOS Network Operating System (NOS). The solution combines traffic interfaces to provide higher aggregated capacities required for next-generation networks. IP Infusion software helps manage high volumes of traffic for applications such as mobility, cloud networking, video and gaming.
The exponential growth in network traffic due to digital collaboration offerings for remote work applications has increased the need for managing data and performance efficiently. Evolving dataintensive customer applications requires service providers to deliver on-demand high-performance services in a reliable, efficient and secure manner. IP Infusion’s deployment-ready software solution for aggregation routing has been extensively validated for the following network scenarios.
The OcNOS SP solution is a smart converged integrated access platform which enables Service Providers to deliver next-level business and entertainment experiences.
Software type - feature chart comparison
Below is a table summarizing the differences between the various OCNOS Service Providers licenses:
MPLS & SR-MPLS
*Note: All licenses include support for L2 Switching, L3 Routing V4/V6 (OSPF, IS-IS, BGP), ITU/IETF/IEEE OAM and Openconfig/NETCONF.
SHORT SUMMARY OF THE DIFFERENT OCNOS IMAGES OF SP APPLICATIONS
OCNOS-SP-IPBASE: A base image for service providers that includes L2 switching, L3 Routing v4/v6, VxLAN-EVPN, IETF OAM, and NETCONF.
OCNOS-SP-IPMPLS: Designed for MPLS support, this image features L2 switching, L3 Routing v4/v6, MPLS, SR-MPLS, VxLAN/MPLS-EVPN, Ring/Linear Protection Switching, CE 3.0, and ITU/IETF/IEEE OAM.
OCNOS-SP-IPADV-CE-AGGR: Focused on Carrier Ethernet aggregation, this image supports L2 switching, L3 Routing v4/v6, SRv6, Ring/Linear Protection Switching, CE 3.0, and ITU/IETF/IEEE OAM.
OCNOS-SP-PLUS: A comprehensive image that includes L2 switching, L3 Routing v4/v6, MPLS, SR-MPLS, SRv6, VxLAN-MPLS-EVPN, Openconfig/NETCONF, CE 3.0, 1588v2/SynchE, Ring/Linear Protection Switching, and ITU/IETF/IEEE OAM.
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