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New and Changed Features

This section describes the new features and enhancements to existing features in Junos OS Release 15.1F4 for the PTX Series.

Hardware

  • New Routing Engine RE-PTX-X8-64G (PTX5000)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F4, the Routing Engine RE-PTX-X8-64G is supported on PTX5000 routers. This Routing Engine has an increased computing capability and scalability to support the rapid rise in the data plane capacity. The Routing Engine is based on a modular virtualized architecture and leverages the hardware-assisted virtualization capabilities.

    The Routing Engine has a 64-bit CPU and supports a 64-bit kernel and 64-bit applications. With its multicore capabilities, the Routing Engine supports symmetric multiprocessing in the Junos OS kernel and hosted applications.

    Note: The Routing Engine RE-PTX-X8-64G is supported only on the new Control Board CB2-PTX.

  • New Control Board support (PTX5000)—Starting with Release 15.1F4, Junos OS supports the Routing Engine RE-PTX-X8-64G with an enhanced Control Board (CB) on PTX5000 routers. The CB supports chassis management and 16 additional 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports with small form-factor pluggable plus transceivers (SFP+) on the front panel of the router to support multichassis applications.

    The enhanced CB consists of the following components:

    • Ethernet switch used for intermodule communication
    • PCI Express bus to connect to the Routing Engine
    • PCI Express switch to connect to the SIBs
    • Switch Processor Mezzanine Board (SPMB)
  • High capacity single-phase AC PDU (PTX5000)—In Junos OS Release 15.1F3, a single-phase AC power distribution unit (PDU)—PDU2-PTX-AC-SP—is introduced to provide power to the PTX5000 chassis. The PDU provides a single-phase AC input connection from the customer’s AC source, an I/O interface to the power supply modules (PSMs), and a DC power connection to the system midplane. The PDU is powered by either eight 30-A or eight 20-A single-phase sources. Each of the eight PSMs connected to the AC PDU receives single-phase input.

  • New horizontal fan tray FAN3-PTX-H (PTX5000)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F3, the FAN3-PTX-H horizontal fan tray is supported on PTX5000 routers.

  • New FPCs FPC3-PTX-U1-L, FPC3-PTX-U1-R, FPC3-PTX-U2-L, FPC3-PTX-U2-R, FPC3-PTX-U3-L, and FPC3-PTX-U3-R (PTX5000)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F3, the FPC3-PTX-U1-L, FPC3-PTX-U1-R, FPC3-PTX-U2-L, FPC3-PTX-U2-R, FPC3-PTX-U3-L, and FPC3-PTX-U3-R FPCs are supported on PTX5000 routers. The FPCs provide the following throughput:

    • FPC3-PTX-U1-L and FPC3-PTX-U1-R—1.0 Tbps
    • FPC3-PTX-U2-L and FPC3-PTX-U2-R—2.0 Tbps
    • FPC3-PTX-U3-L and FPC3-PTX-U3-R—3.0 Tbps

    When installing these third-generation FPCs on the PTX5000 chassis, you must also install the following hardware:

    • New SIB SIB3-PTX5K
    • New horizontal fan tray FAN3-PTX-H

    Some new features provided by these third-generation FPCs can be accessed only when the enhanced-mode statement is configured at the [edit chassis network-services] hierarchy level.
    Some of the new features include the following:

    • Filter-based generic routing encapsulation (GRE) for IPV4 and IPV6 tunneling uses firewall filters to provide decapsulation of GRE traffic. The filter-based GRE decapsulation will also support routing-instance as an action.
    • promote gre-key statement for configuring gre-key as one of the matches in a filter.
    • gtp-tunnel-endpoint-identifier statement for including hash calculation for IPv4 or IPv6 packets in the GPRS tunneling protocol–tunnel endpoint identifier (GTP-TEID) field hash calculations.
    • Longer configuration ranges for Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) protocol intervals.
    • Enhanced support for up to two million routes per chassis.
  • New SIB SIB3-PTX5K (PTX5000)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F3, the SIB3-PTX5K SIB is supported on PTX5000 routers.

  • New PIC P3-24-U-QSFP28 (PTX5000)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F3, the PIC P3-24-U-QSFP28 is supported on PTX5000 routers. The P3-24-U-QSFP28 PIC has 24 ports configurable as either 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports or 40-Gigabit Ethernet ports.

    Note: This PIC does not support 100-Gigabit Ethernet ports.

    To install the P3-24-U-QSFP28 PIC, you must have a third-generation FPC installed on your system.

General Routing

  • Support for virtualization on RE-PTX-X8-64G (PTX5000)—Starting with Junos OS Release 15.1F3, the Routing Engine RE-PTX-X8-64G for PTX5000 supports virtualization.

    Virtualization enables the router to support multiple instances of Junos OS and other operating systems on the same Routing Engine. However, for Junos OS Release 15.1F3, one instance of Junos OS, which runs as a guest operating system, is launched by default. The user needs to log in to this instance for operations and management.

    With virtualization of the Routing Engine, Junos OS supports new request and show commands associated with host and hypervisor processes. The commands are related to:

    • Reboot, halt, and power management for the host
    • Software upgrade for the host
    • Disk snapshot for the host

Interfaces and Chassis

  • Support for including LOCAL-FAULT and REMOTE-FAULT information (PTX Series)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F3, PTX Series routers add the ability to display LOCAL-FAULT and REMOTE-FAULT information in the output of the show interfaces et-fpc/pic/port command.
  • Support for configuring chassis temperature thresholds (PTX Series)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F3, the chassis [fpc|sib|cb] statement is supported to define the thresholds at which the fans change speeds, the system is shut down, or an alarm is sent. The chassis [fpc|sib|cb] threshold action to take configuration statement is configured at the [edit] hierarchy level.

  • Support for configuring the port speed (PTX5000)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F3, the port speed configuration statement is used to configure the port speed on interface modules that support multiple port speeds. The port-speed 10G | 40G | 100G configuration statement is configured at the [edit chassis fpc slot-number pic pic-number port port-number] hierarchy level.

  • Support for configuring interface loopback (PTX5000)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F3, the loopback (local | remote) configuration statement is used to specify whether local or remote loopback is enabled. This allows you to test the transceiver cable connection from the far end to the retimer interface without changing the cable. The loopback (local | remote) configuration statement is configured at the [edit interfaces interface-name gigether-options] hierarchy level.

  • Support for configuring the LED on a port to flash (PTX5000)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F3, the led-beacon command causes the LED for the specified port to flash green. This enables you to physically locate a specific optic port on the PIC. The led-beacon configuration statement is configured at the [edit interfaces interface-name (with port number)] hierarchy level.

Management

  • Router telemetry data for hardware and software (PTX Series)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F3, you can configure PTX Series routers to export telemetry data from supported interface hardware. Line card sensor data such as interface RSVP TE LSP events are sent directly to configured collection points without involving polling. All parameters are configured at the [edit services analytics] hierarchy level. You can configure the exact interfaces and LSPs for export statistics using regular expression resource filter matches. Supported FPC hardware on PTX Series routers is limited to FPC3. The PTX Series FPC2 hardware is not supported.

MPLS


  • Egress peer engineering of service labels (BGP, MPLS) and egress peer protection for BGP-LU (PTX Series)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F4, you can enable traffic engineering of service traffic, such as MPLS LSP traffic between autonomous systems (ASs), using BGP labeled unicast for optimum utilization of the advertised egress routes. You can specify one or more backup devices for the primary egress AS boundary router, Junos OS installs the backup path in addition to the primary path in the MPLS forwarding table, which enables MPLS fast reroute (FRR) when the primary link fails. It provides support for FRR protection backup scheme to do an IP lookup to determine a new egress interface.

Routing Policy and Firewall Filters

  • Support for firewall feature matching on gre-key (PTX Series)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F3, the promote gre-key statement is supported to configure gre-key as one of the matches in a filter. When promote gre-key is configured and gre-key is used in any of the terms in a filter, the entire filter is compiled in a way that optimizes its performance for gre-key matching. The promote gre-key configuration statement is configured at the [edit firewall family family-name filter filter-name] hierarchy level.

  • Support for configuring the GTP-TEID field for GTP traffic (PTX Series)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F3, the gtp-tunnel-endpoint-identifier statement is supported to configure the hash calculation of IPv4 or IPv6 packets that are included in the GPRS tunneling protocol–tunnel endpoint identifier (GTP-TEID) field hash calculations. The gtp-tunnel-endpoint-identifier configuration statement is configured at the [edit forwarding-options hash-key family inet layer-4] or [edit forwarding-options hash-key family inet6 layer-4] hierarchy level.

Routing Protocols

  • IS-IS purge originator identification TLV (PTX Series)—Beginning with Release 15.1F4, Junos OS supports RFC 6232, Purge Originator Identification TLV for IS-IS, which defines a type, length, and value (TLV) for identifying the origin of a purge initiated by the IS-IS protocol. You can configure this feature to add this TLV to a purge along with the system ID of the Intermediate System (IS) that has initiated the purge. This makes it easier to locate the origin of the purge and its cause.

Services Applications

  • Support for inline-jflow (PTX with third-generation FPCs)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F4, you can use inline-jflow’s export capabilities with IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) to define a flow record template suitable for IPv4 or IPv6 traffic.

Software-Defined Networking

  • Dynamic acquisition of network topology (PTX Series)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F4, the network topology abstraction daemon (ntad) provides the functionality to dynamically acquire the network topology. The NorthStar Controller runs Junos OS in a virtual machine (VM) that uses BGP-LS (the preferred protocol) or OSPF/IS-IS to learn the network topology. In Junos OS, BGP-LS or IGP publishes the acquired topology it learns into the traffic engineering database, which provides an in-memory representation of the network topology. The network topology abstraction daemon produces a copy of the traffic engineering database that the topology server uses.
  • Standby and secondary LSPs (PTX Series)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F4, standby and secondary LSPs provide an alternate route in the event the primary route fails. The tunnel ID, from node, to node, and IP address of a secondary or standby LSP are identical to that of the primary LSP. However, secondary and standby LSPs have the following differences:
    • A secondary LSP is not signaled until the primary LSP fails.
    • A standby LSP is signaled regardless of the status of the primary LSP.
  • PCC multiple template support (PTX Series)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F4, you can create LSP templates to define a set of LSP attributes to apply to all PCE-initiated LSPs that provide a name match with the regular expression (regex) name specified in the template. By associating LSPs (through regex name matching) with an LSP template, you can automatically enable or disable LSP attributes across any LSPs that provide a name match with the regex name.
  • IGP-based topology discovery (PTX Series)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F4, the NorthStar Controller supports dynamic topology acquisition by using routing protocols (IS-IS, OSPF, and BGP LS) to obtain real-time topology updates.
  • PCC delegation of auto-bandwidth and TE++ (PTX Series)—Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1F4, a TE++ LSP includes a set of paths that are configured as a specific container statement and individual LSP statements, called sub-LSPs, which all have equal bandwidth. For TE++ LSPs, a normalization process resizes the LSP when either of the following two triggers occurs:
    • A periodic timer occurs.
    • Bandwidth thresholds are met.

    These triggers elicit one of the following responses:

    • No change is required.
    • LSP splitting—add another LSP and distribute bandwidth across all the LSPs.
    • LSP merging—delete an LSP and distribute bandwidth across all the LSPs.

    For a TE++ LSP, the NorthStar Controller displays a single LSP with a set of paths. The LSP name is based on the matching prefix name of all members. The correlation between TE LSPs is based on association, and the LSP is deleted when there are no remaining TE LSPs.

Related Documentation

Modified: 2016-04-20