Ixia NTO 5273

Ixia NTO 5273 1/10GE Carrier

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High-Performance Carrier-Class Networking Switch

Telecommunication and cable service providers face many challenges in monitoring and managing today’s operational networks, as well as scaling to meet future needs. Ixia's Net Tool Optimizer® (NTO) 5273 is a carrier class, high-availability network monitoring switch and certified NEBS Level 3 solution that helps providers achieve optimal network performance while meeting the increased bandwidth demands of growing mobile and video content.

The NTO 5273 aggregates data from multiple network access points, replicates, and filters network traffic securely and efficiently. It ensures the delivery of critical network traffic to essential monitoring tools for complete network visibility. By enhancing the power of the existing network monitoring tools, network performance improves, team productivity increases and potential risk of network outages decreases.

This proven solution provides complete network visibility, helping customers to optimize current resources and upgrade smoothly. The Ixia NTO 5273 incorporates:

  • Powerful management tools
  • Flexible upgrade options
  • Intuitive drag-and-drop control panel

The Ixia NTO 5273 features two module slots on the rear of the unit where up to four 10Gbps ports can be added that are available as expansion modules. The expansion modules are available to support CX4, XFP, and SFP+ interfaces. An optional remote power supply can serve as an additional redundant power source for the most rigorous high-availability configurations.

Key Features

  • NEBS Level 3 Certified Product (without exceptions)
  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supply / fan modules
  • -48V DC or 12-240VAC power input
  • Front-to-back air flow
  • Local and remote alarm relay support
  • Redundant management ports
  • Craft interface for emergency out-of-band reset
  • Optional Advanced Packet Processing available for packet de-duplication, extended burst protection, MPLS stripping, and packet / payload trimming (AFM2)
  • 10MB to 10GE Ethernet support
  • Non-blocking architecture; 244Gbps total bandwidth
  • Full line rate across all ports with filtering enabled
  • Port reconfiguration with no performance impact

General Specifications

Port Flexibility
  • Up to 28 ports available
  • Ports 1-20: 1GE (SFP) or 10GE (SFP+)
  • Ports 21-24: Up to 1GE copper (RJ45)
  • Modular Ports 1-4: 1GE SFP+, 10GE CX-4, 10GE XFP or 10GE SFP+
  • Ingress/Egress port programmability
  • Software port licensing
  • Timestamping (local and NTP)*
  • Burst Protection*
  • Port tagging
  • Monitoring tool port load balancing
  • SNMP v1, v2, v3 support
  • TACACS+, RADIUS, and local support (members and groups)
  • Granular access control features
  • Event logging
  • Syslog
  • IT Automation control (RESTful API)
  • Dual IP based management ports (RJ45 10/100/1000)
    • Centralized filter templates
    • Custom dynamic filtering
    • Overlapping filter engine
    • Filter parameters (Layer 24)
    • MAC Source/Destination addresses
    • VLAN and Ethertypes
    • IP protocol and DSCP/TOS
    • Source/Destination IP (IPv4/IPv6)
    • UDP, TCP ports
    • Protocol stripping (GTP, MPLS, VLAN, VNTAG)*

* Requires optional Advanced Features Module

Physical Specifications

Size and Weight
  • 2U high rack mountable enclosure
  • Dimensions: 17.3W x 18.3L x 3.35H (inches)
  • Weight: 19.0lb (8.6 kg)
Power AC
  • Input AC Voltage: 85240 VAC RMS auto-switching
  • Frequency: 5060Hz
  • Nominal power requirement: 2A @ 120 VAC, 230W
  • Maximum power requirement: 5A @ 85 VAC, 432W
  • Heat/Power Dissipation: 786 BTU/hr (typical) 1475 BTU/hr (max)
Power DC
  • Operating input voltage: 36 to 75 VDC
  • Maximum operating input current: 13A @ 36 VDC, 397W
  • Nominal current: 3.6A @ 48V, 174W
  • Heat/Power Dissipation: 594BTU/hr (typical), 1356 BTU/hr (max)

Operational Environment

  • Operating temperature: 0 to 30 C
  • Operating humidity: 10 to 85%, noncondensing
  • Fans: Automatic temperature-controlled DC fans (right to left airflow)
  • Operating: 5% to 85%, (non-condensing)
  • Short-term*: 5% to 90% (non-condensing, *not to exceed 96 hours)

Mean Time Between Failures
(MTBF) prediction

  • 106,256 hours


North American Safety
  • UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, 2nd Edition
  • GR-1089-CORE, Issue 5, August 2009


North American EMC
  • FCC part 15, Class A (USA)
  • ICES-003 Issue 4, Class A (Canada)
  • GR-1089-CORE, Issue 5, August 2009

Additional Specifications

  • EN 300 019-2-3 (Operational Tests, Class T3.2)
  • EN 300 019-2-2 (Transportation Tests, Class T2.3)
  • EN 300 019-2-1 (Storage Tests, Class T1.2)
  • GR-63-CORE, Issue 3, March 2006
  • RoHS compliant
 Included Accessories
  • AC power cord
  • USB flash drive with activation license key
  • Rack mount kit

Data Sheet

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