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NFX150 System Overview

 

Overview

The Juniper Networks NFX150 Network Services Platform is a secure, automated, software-driven customer premises equipment (CPE) platform that delivers virtualized network and security services on demand. NFX150 is part of the Juniper Cloud CPE solution, which leverages Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). It enables service providers to deploy and chain multiple, secure, high-performance virtualized network functions (VNFs) on a single device.

The NFX150 architecture integrates routing, switching, and security functions on a single platform that optimizes the usage of system resources. The architecture enables unified management of all the components through a single CLI. Key components in the NFX150 software include the Junos Control Plane (JCP), Juniper Device Manager (JDM), Layer 2 dataplane, Layer 3 dataplane, and Virtual Network Functions (VNFs).

The NFX150 is suited for small to medium-sized enterprises. With key security features and NFV, the NFX150 can be used in secure SD-WAN and secure router deployments.

The NFX150 portfolio consists of a compact desktop model and a rack-mount model. Both the models are available with or without LTE support. Figure 1 shows the compact model without LTE support and Figure 2 shows the rack-mount model.

Figure 1: NFX150 Compact Model (Without LTE Support)
NFX150
Compact Model (Without LTE Support)
Figure 2: NFX150 Rack-Mount Model
NFX150 Rack-Mount
Model

For details on the various models, see NFX150 Models.

NFX150 Models

The NFX150 is available in seven models. Table 1 lists the NFX150-C models and Table 2 lists the NFX150-S1 models.

Table 1: NFX150-C (Compact Models)

 

NFX150-C-S1

NFX150-C-S1-AE

NFX150-C-S1-AA

NFX150-C-S1E-AE

 NFX150-C-S1E-AA

CPU

2.2-GHz 4-core Intel CPU

2.2-GHz 4-core Intel CPU

2.2-GHz 4-core Intel CPU

2.2-GHz 4-core Intel CPU

2.2-GHz 4-core Intel CPU

RAM

8 GB

8 GB

8 GB

16 GB

16 GB

Storage

100 GB SSD

100 GB SSD

100 GB SSD

100 GB SSD

100 GB SSD

Form Factor

Desktop

Desktop

Desktop

Desktop

Desktop

Ports

Four 10/100/ 1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports which can be used as either access ports or uplinks

Four 10/100/ 1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports which can be used as either access ports or uplinks

Four 10/100/ 1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports which can be used as either access ports or uplinks

Four 10/100/ 1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports which can be used as either access ports or uplinks

Four 10/100/ 1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports which can be used as either access ports or uplinks

Two 1-Gigabit Ethernet /10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports

Two 1-Gigabit Ethernet /10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports

Two 1-Gigabit Ethernet /10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports

Two 1-Gigabit Ethernet /10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports

Two 1-Gigabit Ethernet /10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports

One 10/100/ 1000BASE-T RJ-45 management port

One 10/100/ 1000BASE-T RJ-45 management port

One 10/100/ 1000BASE-T RJ-45 management port

One 10/100/ 1000BASE-T RJ-45 management port

One 10/100/ 1000BASE-T RJ-45 management port

Console ports (RJ-45 and mini-USB)

Console ports (RJ-45 and mini-USB)

Console ports (RJ-45 and mini-USB)

Console ports (RJ-45 and mini-USB)

Console ports (RJ-45 and mini-USB)

One USB 3.0 port

One USB 3.0 port

One USB 3.0 port

One USB 3.0 port

One USB 3.0 port

Expansion module support

No

No

No

No

No

LTE support

No

Yes (integrated LTE modem for Europe and North America)

Yes (integrated LTE modem for Asia, Australia, and New Zealand)

Yes (integrated LTE modem for Europe and North America)

Yes (integrated LTE modem for Asia, Australia, and New Zealand)

Table 2: NFX150-S1 Models

 

NFX150-S1

NFX150-S1E

CPU

2.2 GHz 8-core Intel CPU

2.2 GHz 8-core Intel CPU

RAM

16 GB

32 GB

Storage

200 GB SSD

200 GB SSD

Form Factor

1 RU

1 RU

Ports

Four 10/100/ 1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports which can be used as either access ports or uplinks

Four 10/100/ 1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports which can be used as either access ports or uplinks

Two 1-Gigabit Ethernet/10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports

Two 1-Gigabit Ethernet/10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports

One 10/100/ 1000BASE-T RJ-45 management port

One 10/100/ 1000BASE-T RJ-45 management port

Console ports (RJ-45 and mini-USB)

Console ports (RJ-45 and mini-USB)

One USB 3.0 port

One USB 3.0 port

LTE support

Yes (LTE expansion module)

Yes (LTE expansion module)

Expansion module support

Yes

Yes

Supported expansion modules

Note: You can install only one expansion module on the NFX150-S1 devices. The expansion module must be installed in the first slot, which is next to the chassis LEDs.

  • NFX-EM-6T2SFP— Expansion module with six 1-Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports and two 1-Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports

  • NFX-LTE-AE—Expansion module with a LTE modem supporting the frequency bands in Europe and North America.

  • NFX-LTE-AA—Expansion module with a LTE modem supporting the frequency bands in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

  • NFX-EM-6T2SFP— Expansion module with six 1-Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports and two 1-Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports

  • NFX-LTE-AE—Expansion module with a LTE modem supporting the frequency bands in Europe and North America.

  • NFX-LTE-AA—Expansion module with a LTE modem supporting the frequency bands in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

For more information on the NFX150 models and the expansion modules, see the NFX150 Hardware Guide.

Benefits and Uses of NFX150

The NFX150 Network Services Platform provides these benefits:

  • Highly scalable, supporting multiple Juniper and third-party VNFs on a single device. The modular software architecture provides high performance and scalability for routing, switching, and security enhanced by carrier-class reliability.

  • Integrated security, routing, and switching functionality in a single control plane simplifies management and deployment.

  • Supports a variety of flexible deployments. A distributed services deployment model ensures high availability, performance, and compliance. The NFX150 provides an open framework that supports industry standards, protocols, and seamless API integration.

  • In addition to Ethernet connections, Wireless WAN support through the LTE module provides more flexibility in deployments.

  • Supports advanced security features such as IPsec connectivity, applications detection, and filtering for malicious traffic.

  • The Secure Boot feature safeguards device credentials, automatically authenticates system integrity, verifies system configuration, and enhances overall platform security.

  • Automated configuration eliminates complex device setup and delivers a plug-and-play experience.

  • Support of Open vSwitch (OVS) integrated with Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) on NFX150 device offers better network packet throughput and lower latencies.

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