Ixia ControlTower™ Member NTO 5263

Ixia ControlTower Member NTO 5263

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ControlTower Member Brings Monitoring Visibility, Scalability to Carrier Deployments

Ixia's ControlTower™ architecture solves some of the biggest challenges facing network administrators – rapidly increasing scale, flexible deployments, and the need for application and security monitoring spanning the entire network. The products included within the ControlTower architecture are the ControlTower Supervisor (NTO 5260) and ControlTower Members (NTO 5263 and/or NTO 5268) with functions centrally managed by the Supervisor.

The Ixia ControlTower Member NTO 5263 is a high-density, NEBS Level 3 compliant, 40GE/10GE/1GE network monitoring switch designed for large and complex central offices and data centers. It helps you monitor your rapidly growing number of 1GE, 10GE, and 40GE network segments with existing monitoring tools, while keeping the management of multiple NTO’s simple via the ControlTower Supervisor. The NTO 5263 is supported by the NVOS 4.1 and later software.

New features such as a NEBS Level 3 certification, RESTful API, and IPv6 (supported with NVOS 4.1 and later versions) make ControlTower the perfect solution for service providers. These features provide a robust feature set for the current needs of service providers while also preparing service providers for future needs like extended addressing and central office automation initiatives.

Ixia’s ControlTower Member NTO 5263 has the following key features:

  • Ability to perform advanced, granular filtering capability including: Packet De-Duplication, Packet Trimming, MPLS Stripping, GTP Stripping and Extended Burst Protection
  • NEBS Level 3 certification with redundant power supplies
  • RESTfulwebAPI allows the NTO to be incorporated as part of your central office automation initiatives like consolidated management, centralized provisioning and service orchestration
  • External alarm connections available for integration to your central office alarms
  • IPv6 provides extended IP addressing support
  • Optional Advanced Packet Processing available for packet de-duplication, extended burst protection, MPLS stripping, and packet / payload trimming (AFM16)

General Specifications

High-Availability Features
  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supply/fan modules
  • -48V DC or 120-240VAC power input
  • Front to back air flow
  • Redundant management ports
  • Craft interface for out-of-band
  • 1GE/10GE/40GE support
  • Non-blocking architecture; 640Gbps total bandwidth
  • Full line-rate across all ports with filtering enabled
  • Port reconfiguration with no performance impact

Port Flexibility

  • Up to 64 ports available
  • Up to 64 1GE Copper (SFP)
  • Up to 64 1GE (SFP)
  • Up to 64 10GE (SFP+)
  • Up to 16 40GE (QSFP+)
  • Ingress/egress port programmability
  • Software port licensing
  • Port tagging
  • Monitoring tool port load balancing (up to 32 ports)
  • Time stamping*
  • Burst protection*
  • SNMP v1, v2, v3 support
  • Local, RADIUS, and TACACS+ support (members and groups)
  • Granular access control
  • Event logging
  • Syslog
  • IT automation control
  • Dual IP-based management ports (RJ45 – 10/100/1000)
  • Centralized filter templates
  • Overlapping filter engine
  • Filter parameters (Layer 2-4)
  • MAC source/destination address
  • VLAN and Ethertypes
  • IP protocol and DSCP/TOS Source/destination IP (IPv4/6)
  • UDP, TCP ports
  • Packet de-duplication/trimming*
  • Protocol Stripping (GTP, MPLS, VLAN VNtag)*

Physical Specifications

Size and Weight
  • 2U high rack mountable enclosure
  • Dimensions: 17.5W x 19.125L x 3.5H (inches)
  • Weight: 35.0 lbs (16 kg)
AC Power
  • 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
DC Power
  • Operating input voltage: 36 to 75 VDC
  • Nominal current: 5.41A @ 48 VDC, 260W
  • Maximum operating input current: 11.46A @ 48 VDC, 550W
  • Heat/power dissipation for system with all 64 ports on the front panel at 100% traffic load: nominally 260W/887 BTU/hour

Environment Operating Specifications

  • 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 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

RoHS Compliant

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

* Requires optional Advanced Features Module

Data Sheet

Ixia Net Tool Optimizer 5263 data sheet NTO 5263

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