Ixia NTO 5293

Ixia NTO 5293

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  • Features

  • Specifications

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Robust Switching and End-to-End Visibility for Carrier-Grade Networks

Ixia's Net Tool Optimizer® (NTO) 5293 helps telecommunications providers connect multiple network monitoring tools efficiently to a large number of 100G, 40G, 10G, and 1G interfaces. This carrier grade, high-density network monitoring switch delivers end-to-end visibility into the packet network. The Ixia NTO 5293 is reliable and easy to use for access to intelligence in highly complex, mission-critical networks, including the 4G LTE packet core. Preserving original encapsulation, the 5293 filters traffic to the monitoring tools based on tunneled traffic.

The versatile 5293 switch has a 640G, non-blocking backplane for up to 4 100G ports, 16 40G ports or up to 64 10G ports in a space-efficient 2-rack unit chassis. Certified for NEBS Level 3, the switch delivers uninterrupted access to network traffic for monitoring tools in telecommunications environments. To meet the need for high availability, the 5293 features redundant management ports, power supplies and fan trays.

As telecommunications and mobile carrier networks evolve and become more complex, so too have the systems and processes that monitor them. Monitoring is vital to quality of service and customer support; today’s challenge is to reduce network monitoring complexity and streamline access to all network monitoring technologies. The NTO 5293 fills the need for a carrier-grade, high-density network monitoring switch that helps mobile carrier network engineers efficiently connect multiple network monitoring tools to large numbers of 100GE, 40GE, 10GE, and 1GE interfaces, achieving end-to-end visibility into the packet network.

High Availability

  • NEBS Level 3 Certified Product
  • Redundant, Hot-Swappable Power Supply / Fan Modules
  • -48V DC or 120-240VAC 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 (AFM16)
  • 100GE, 40GE, 10GE, 1GE Ethernet support
  • Non-blocking architecture
  • 640Gbps total bandwidth
  • Full line-rate across all ports with filtering enabled
  • Port reconfiguration with no performance impact

General Specifications

Port Flexibility

  • Up to 64 ports available o Up to 64 1GE Copper (SFP)
  • Up to 64 1GE (SFP)
  • Up to 64 10GE (SFP+)
  • Up to 16 40GE (QSFP+)
  • Up to 4 100GE (CFP)
  • Ingress/egress port programmability
  • Software port licensing
  • Timestamping (local, NTP, GPS)*
  • Burst Protection*
  • Port tagging
  • Monitoring tool port load balancing (up to 32 ports)
  • SNMP v1, v2, v3 support
  • Supports IPv4 or IPv6
  • Local, RADIUS, and TACACS+ support (members and groups)
  • Granular access control features
  • Event logging
  • Syslog
  • SSL Encryption
  • 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 2-4) o MAC source/destination addresses
  • VLAN and Ethertypes
  • IP protocol and DSCP/TOS
  • GTP and MPLS
  • Source/destination IP (IPv4/IPv6)
  • UDP, TCP ports
  • Protocol stripping (GTP, MPLS, VLAN, VNTAG)*
  • Packet trimming*
  • Packet deduplication*

* Requires optional Advanced Features Module

Physical Specifications

Size and Weight
  • 2U high rack mountable enclosure
  • Dimensions: 17.5W x 19.125L x 3.5H (inches)
  • Weight: 35.0 lb (16 kg)
Power AC
  • Input AC voltage: 90-240 VAC RMS auto-switching
  • Frequency: 50-60Hz
  • Nominal power requirement: 2.36A @ 110 VAC, 260W
  • Maximum power requirement: 5A @ 110 VAC, 550W
  • Heat/power dissipation for system with all 64 ports on the front panel at 100% traffic load: nominally 260W/887 BTU/hour
Power DC
  • Operating input voltage: 36 to 75 VDC
  • Maximum operating input current: 11.46A @ 48 VDC, 550W
  • Nominal current: 5.41A @ 48 VDC, 260W
  • Heat/power dissipation for system with all 64 ports on the front panel at 100% traffic load: Nominally 260W/887 BTU/hour

Operational Environment

  • Operating: 5°C to 40°C
  • Short-term*: -5°C to 55°C (*not to exceed 96 consecutive hours)
  • Short-term* with fan failure: -5°C to 40°C (*not to exceed 96 consecutive hours)
  • Operating: 5% to 85%, (non-condensing)
  • Short-term*: 5% to 90% (non-condensing, *not to exceed 96 hours)

Mean Time Between Failures
(MTBF) Prediction

  • 125,000 hours


North American Safety
  • UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, 2nd Edition
  • GR-1089-CORE, Issue 6, May 2011


North American EMC
  • FCC part 15, Class A (USA)
  • ICES-003 Issue 4, Class A (Canada)
  • GR-1089-CORE, Issue 6, May 2011

RoHS Compliant

Included Accessories
  • USB flash drive with activation license key
  • Rack mount kit