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Advanced IBM Ethernet routers for todays network infrastructure

IBM Ethernet Router m-series

IBM m-series Ethernet routers provide high port density with up to 64 10 GbE, 320 1 GbE or 128 OC-12/48 ports in a single system with either 4-, 8- or 16-slot congurations. This series of switching routers offers a rich set of high-performance IPv4, IPv6, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and multi-virtual routing and forwarding
IBM m-series Ethernet routers are designed to enable reliable infrastructures and support mission-critical applications

(VRF) capabilities as well as advanced Layer 2 switching to address the diverse needs of environments ranging from large enterprises, data centers, government networks, education and research networks, high performance computing and metro networks to ISPs. Designed to enable reliable converged infrastructures and support missioncritical applications, the m-series features an advanced N+1 redundant switch fabric architecture designed for very high availability, even in the case of a switch fabric card failure. The redundant fabric architecture is complemented by comprehensive hardware redundancy for the management modules, power supplies and cooling system.

Up to 10 Gb/second Ethernet routing and switching with a variety of capacities and interface options to meet the expanding needs of high-end enterprises and service providers Designed for low power consumption and efficient heat dissipation High port density and compact size yields signicant savings for network operators, including savings on power, cooling and rack space costs Full IPv4 and IPv6 Layer 2 and Full Layer 3 capabilities for maximum deployment performance and versatility Provides wire-speed performance for IP/MPLS routing and switching combined with advanced packet processing and traffic management capabilities

Advanced Capabilities for a Broad Range of Applications IBM m-series Ethernet routers offer an ideal suite of Layer 2 Metro Ethernet technologies for todays metropolitan service providers. The m-series also enables advanced Layer 2 Metro Ethernet services based on IEEE 802.1Q, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Metro Ring Protocol (MRP), and Virtual Switch Redundancy Protocol (VSRP). The routers offer scalability for Layer 2 metro applications with a capacity of up to 1 million MAC addresses per system. Complementing Layer 2 Metro Ethernet capabilities is a powerful suite of MPLS capabilities and services, including MPLS-TE, fast reroute (FRR), MPLS Virtual Leased Line (VLL), virtual private LAN service (VPLS) and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)/MPLS VPNs (MPLS L3VPNs). These advanced services allow operators to combine the simplicity and cost-efficiency of Layer 2 with the granular control and high availability of MPLS. In addition, this rich set of Layer 2 and MPLSbased capabilities facilitates the creation of scalable resilient services compliant with the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) specications for Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and Ethernet LAN (E-LAN).

For Internet edge/aggregation routing, IBM m-series switching routers offer operators secure and robust routing with dual stack IPv4/IPv6 wire-speed routing performance. These switching routers offer capacities up to 512,000 IPv4 routes in the hardware Forwarding Information Base (FIB), and up to 1 million BGP routes in the BGP Routing Information Base (RIB), thereby enabling high-performance, scalable and cost-effective Internet edge/ aggregation deployments. A wide variety of support for IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols including RIPv1/v2, RIPng, OSPFv2/v3, IS-IS, IS-IS for IPv6, Foundry Direct Routing (FDR), and BGP-4+ in addition to BGP-4 offers network planners a rich set of highperformance capabilities. IBM m-series switching routers are a powerful enabler of advanced converged enterprise backbones. Featuring state-of-the-art quality of service (QoS) and wire-speed unicast/multicast routing for IPv4 and IPv6, the routers enable the efficient rollout of converged backbones, providing reliable transport of Voice over IP (VoIP), video services, and mission-critical data. Support for IPv4 multicast routing protocols IGMPv1/v2/v3, PIM-DM/-SM/-SSM, MSDP, and IPv6 multicast routing protocols MLDv1/v2, PIM-SM/-SSM, and Anycast RP helps make the most efficient use of network bandwidth.

Virtual routing via Multi-VRF allows enterprises to create multiple security zones and simplied VPNs for the different applications and business units, while streamlining overall network management. Additionally, the routers intrinsic wire-speed sFlow capability provides scalable network-wide monitoring of ows for enhancing security via malicious traffic detection and intrusion detection, as well as for proactive management of network bandwidth through traffic trend analysis and capacity upgrade planning. For large-scale high-performance cluster computing, the superior 1 GbE and 10 GbE port densities of the IBM m-series switching routers are vital to cluster implementations. These clusters constitute the backbone of many cutting-edge applications such as advanced simulation, motion-picture special effects and large-scale data acquisition in physics research facilities. The state-of-the-art Clos switch fabric architecture provides ample capacity for bandwidth-intensive applications. By combining superior data capacity with ultra-low latency, IBM m-series switching routers can accelerate application performance in high performance computing clusters, thereby increasing processing power and productivity.

IBM Ethernet Router B04M, B08M and B16M switching routers

Product characteristics Product number IBM Ethernet Router B04M (4003-M04) IBM Ethernet Router B08M (4003-M08) IBM Ethernet Router B16M (4003-M16) 2 Management modules slots on the B04M, B08M, and B16M 3 Switch Fabric module slots on the B04M and B08M 4 Switch Fabric module slots on the B16M 4 Interface module slots on the B04M 8 Interface module slots on the B08M 16 Interface module slots on the B16M 2-port 10 GbE Interface module (XFP) 4-port 10 GbE Interface module (XFP) 20-port 100/1000 MbE Interface module (SFP) 20-port 10/100/1000 MbE Interface module (RJ45) 2-port OC-12/48 POS/SDH Interface module (SFP) 4-port OC-12/48 POS/SDH Interface module (SFP) 8-port OC-12/48 POS/SDH Interface module (SFP) 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port with RJ45 connector 100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port with SFP connector 10 Gbps Ethernet port with XFP connector OC-12/48 (STM-4/STM-16) port with SFP connector Choice of SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) transceivers for 100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports with SFP connector and optical monitoring capabilities: 1000BASE-T SFP Copper, 1 Gbps up to 100 m over CAT5 or higher cabling, RJ-45 connector 1000BASE-SX 850 nm SFP optic, 1 Gbps up to 550 m over multi-mode ber, LC connector 1000BASE-LX 1310 nm SFP optic, 1 Gbps up to 10 km over single-mode ber, LC connector 1000BASE-LHA 1550 nm SFP optic, 1 Gbps up to 70 km over single-mode ber, LC connector 100BASE-FX 1310 nm SFP optic, 100 Mbps up to 2 km over multi-mode ber, LC connector Choice of XFP transceivers for 10 Gbps Ethernet ports with XFP connector and optical monitoring included: 10GBASE-SR 850 nm XFP optic, 10 Gbps up to 300 m over multi-mode ber, LC connector 10GBASE-LR 1310 nm XFP optic, 10 Gbps up to 10 km over single-mode ber, LC connector 10GBASE-ER 1550 nm XFP optic, 10 Gbps up to 40 km over single-mode ber, LC connector 10GBASE-CX4 XFP copper, 10 Gbps up to 15 m over CX4 grade copper, CX4 connector Choice of SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) transceivers for the OC-12/48 (STM-4/STM-16) ports with SFP connector: POS OC-12 (STM-4) hot-pluggable SFP optic, up to 500 m over multi-mode ber, LC connector POS-12 (STM-4) SR-1/IR-1 hot-pluggable SFP optic, up to 15 km over single-mode ber, LC connector. No attenuator need for SR-1 applications POS-12 (STM-4) LR-1 hot-pluggable SFP optic, up to 40 km over single-mode ber, LC connector POS-12 (STM-4) LR-2 hot-pluggable SFP optic, up to 80 km over single-mode ber, LC connector POS-48 (STM-16) SR-1 hot-pluggable SFP optic, up to 2 km over single-mode ber, LC connector POS-48 (STM-16) IR-1 hot-pluggable SFP optic, up to 15 km over single-mode ber, LC connector POS-48 (STM-16) LR-1 hot-pluggable SFP optic, up to 40 km over single-mode ber, LC connector POS-48 (STM-16) LR-2 hot-pluggable SFP optic, up to 80 km over single-mode ber, LC connector

Management modules Switch Fabric modules Interface modules

Interface types


IBM Ethernet Router B04M, B08M and B16M switching routers

Power supplies 3 power supply bays on B04M 4 power supply bays on B08M 8 power supply bays on B16M 1 fan assembly on the B04M and B08 M 2 fan assemblies on the B16M SFP/XFP transceivers, power supplies, fan assemblies, Switch Fabric modules, Management modules, Interface modules Non-rack installation is not supported Brocade Multi-Service IronWare R4.0.00 or greater in all m-series systems Fiber optic cables are required and are available in various lengths in single-mode and multi-mode formats Power cords are not included and must be specied at time of order One year; warranty service upgrades are available

Fans Hot-swappable components Non-rack support Operating systems supported Fiber optic cable Power cords Warranty Physical characteristics Height



Weight (fully loaded)

Maximum AC power consumption (W) [100-240 V ac] Maximum thermal output (BTU/HR)

B04M B08M B16M B04M B08M B16M B04M B04M B16M B04M B08M B16M B04M B08M B16M B04M B08M B16M

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17.68 cm (4 RU) 31.01 cm (7 RU) 62.15 cm (14 RU) 44.32 cm 44.32 cm 44.32 cm 57.15 cm 57.15 cm 64.77 cm 35 kg 60 kg 107 kg 1,289 2,560 5,191 4,399 8,737 17,717

IBM Ethernet Router B04M, B08M and B16M switching routers

Technical specications Packet Routing Performance Packet Routing Performance (Full Duplex): B04M = 240 million pps B08M = 480 million pps B16M ~ 1 billion pps Packet Routing Performance (Total): B04M = 480 million pps B08M = 960 million pps B16M ~ 2 billion pps Switch Fabric Capacity: B04M = 960 Gb/sec B08M = 1.92 Tb/sec B16M = 3.84 Tb/sec Data Forwarding Capacity: B04M = 400 Gb/sec B08M = 800 Gb/sec B16M = 1.6 Tb/sec 802.3-2005 CSMA/CD Access Method and Physical Layer Specications 802.3ab 1000BASE-T 802.3ae 10 GbE 802.3x Flow Control 802.3ad Link Aggregation 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)

Data Rate

Data Forwarding Capacity

Standards compliance

IBM Ethernet Router B04M, B08M and B16M switching routers

RFC compliance BGPv4 RFC 4271 BGPv4 RFC 1745 OSPF Interactions RFC 1997 Communities and Attributes RFC 2439 Route Flap Dampening RFC 2796 Route Reection 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 draft-ietf-idr-restart Graceful Restart Mechanism for BGP OSPF RFC 2328 OSPF v2 RFC 3101 OSPF NSSA RFC 1745 OSPF Interactions RFC 1765 OSPF Database Overow RFC 1850 OSPF v2 MIB RFC 2370 OSPF Opaque LSA Option RFC 3630 TE Extensions to OSPF v2 RFC 3623 Graceful OSPF Restart 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 Prex Distribution RIP RFC 1058 RIP v1 RFC 1723 RIP v2 RFC 1812 RIP Requirements IPv4 multicast RFC 1122 Host Extensions RFC 1112 IGMP RFC 2236 IGMP v2 RFC 3376 IGMP v3 RFC 3973 PIM-DM RFC 2362 PIM-SM RFC 2858 BGP-MP RFC 3618 MSDP RFC 3446 Anycast RP

IBM Ethernet Router B04M, B08M and B16M switching routers

RFC compliance General protocols RFC 791 IP RFC 792 ICMP RFC 793 TCP RFC 783 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 3768 VRRP RFC 854 TELNET RFC 1591 DNS (client) 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 Other RFC 1354 IP Forwarding MIB RFC 2665 Ethernet Interface MIB RFC 1757 RMON Groups 1,2,3,9 RFC 2068 HTTP RFC 2030 SNTP RFC 2865 RADIUS RFC 3176 sFlow RFC 2863 Interfaces Group MIB Draft-ietf-tcpm-tcpsecure TCP Security RFC 3704 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 IPv6 Core RFC 2460 IPv6 Specication RFC 2461 IPv6 Neighbor Discovery RFC 2462 IPv6 Stateless Address Auto-Conguration RFC 4443 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

IBM Ethernet Router B04M, B08M and B16M switching routers

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 IPv6 Multicast RFC 2710 Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6 RFC 3810 Multicast Listener Discovery Version 2 for IPv6 RFC 4604 IGMPv3 and MLDv2 for SSM draft-ietf-ssm-arch SSM for IP RFC 2362 PIM-SM draft-ietf-pim-sm-v2-new; partial support: SSM mode of operation IPv6 transitioning RFC 2893 Transition Mechanisms for IPv6 Hosts and Routers RFC 3056 Connection of IPv6 Domains via IPv4 Clouds MPLS RFC 3031 MPLS Architecture RFC 3032 MPLS Label Stack Encoding RFC 3036 LDP Specication RFC 2205 RSVP v1 Functional Specication 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; partial support: detour style RFC 3812 MPLS TE MIB draft-ietf-bfd-mpls BFD for MPLS LSPs (RSVP-TE) 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-lter Cooperative Route Filtering Capability for BGP-4 RFC 4382 MPLS/BGP Layer 3 VPN MIB L2VPN and PWE3 draft-ietf-l2vpn-l2-framework Framework for Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks draft-ietf-l2vpn-requirements 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 draft-ietf-pwe3-pw-tc-mib Denitions for Textual Conventions and OBJECT-IDENTITIES for PseudoWires Management draft-ietf-pwe3-pw-mib Pseudo Wire (PW) Management Information Base

IBM Ethernet Router B04M, B08M and B16M switching routers

Packet Over Sonet/SDH

RFC 1661 The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) RFC 1662 PPP in HDLC-like Framing RFC 2615 PPP over SONET/SDH RFC 1332 Internet Protocol Control Protocol (IPCP) RFC 1377 The PPP OSI Network Layer Control Protocol (OSINLCP) RFC 2472 IPv6 over PPP RFC 3592 SONET/SDH Objects GR-253-CORE SONET Transport Systems: Common Generic Criteria G.707/Y.1322 Network Node Interface for SDH MEF 9 CertiedAbstract Test Suite for Ethernet Services at the UNI MEF 14 CertiedAbstract Test Suite for Traffic Management Phase 1 IronView Network Manager (INM) Web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) Embedded Web Management GUI Industry Standard Command Line Interface (CLI) SNMP v1, v2c, v3 RMON IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus 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

MEF Certication

System Management

Element Security Options

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