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MPC7E-10G on MX Series Routers Overview


Starting with Junos OS Release 15.1F5, MX2020, MX2010, MX960, MX480, and MX240 routers support the Modular Port Concentrator (MPC) MPC7E-10G. This is a fixed-configuration MPC with forty 10-Gbps Ethernet ports. To use the MPC7E-10G MPC on Junos OS Release 15.1F5, you must download and install the Junos Continuity software package for Junos OS Release 15.1F5.


  • On MX2000 line of routers, MPC7E-10G is plugged into an adapter card. Therefore, to use the MPC7E-10G MPC on MX2000 line of routers, the adapter card must be installed on the routers.

  • To operate MPC7E-10G on MX240, MX480, and MX960 routers, the routers must be equipped with high-capacity power supplies, high-capacity fan trays, and SCBE2 or SCBE3 switch control boards.

The main features of the MPC7E-10G are the following:

  • Line-rate throughput of up to 400 Gbps on MX240, MX480, MX960, MX2010, and MX2020 routers.

  • Forty 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports. The ports support small-form factor pluggable plus (SFP+) transceivers.

  • Support maximum transmission units (MTUs) from 256 bytes through 16,000 bytes.

  • Supports Hyper mode to speed up packet processing.

  • Supports Flexible queuing using an add-on license to support 32,000 queues per line card, including queues on both ingress and egress interfaces. You can use an additional license to support up to 512,000 queues..


On MX240, MX480, and MX960 routers, MPC7E-10G powers on only if the network-services mode on the router is configured as either enhanced-ip or enhanced-ethernet. On MX2000 routers, no additional configuration is required because by default the router operates in enhanced-ip mode.

For information about the supported and unsupported Junos OS features for this MPC, see Protocols and Applications Supported by the MPC7E for MX Series Routers in the MX Series Line Card Guide.