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MX-SPC3 Services Card Overview and Support on MX240, MX480, and MX960 Routers

 

The MX-SPC3 Services Card is a Services Processing Card (SPC) that provides additional processing power to run Next Gen Services. The MX-SPC3 contains two Services Processing Units (SPUs) with 128 GB of memory per SPU. Line cards such as DPCs, MPCs, and MICs, intelligently distribute all traffic traversing the router to the SPUs to have services processing applied to it.

Next Gen Services provide the best of both routing and security features on MX Series routers MX240, MX480, and MX960. All Next Gen Services are provided by the MX-SPC3 Services Card. Next Gen Services provide capabilities for manipulating traffic before it’s delivered to its destination.

Note

The only services card that supports Next Gen Services is the MX-SPC3.

Table 1 shows the SPC and its first supported Junos OS release on MX240, MX480, and MX960, routers.

Table 1: MX-SPC3 Supported by MX240, MX480, and MX960 Routers

SPC Name

SPC Model Number

First Junos OS Release on MX240, MX480, and MX960 Routers

MX-SPC3 Services Card

JNP-SPC3

19.3R2



The MX-SPC3 services card is compatible end-to-end with the MX Series Switch Fabrics, Routing Engines and MPC line cards for MX240, MX480, and MX960 routers. See Table 2

Table 2: MX-SPC3 Services Card Compatibility with MX Series Switch Fabrics, Routing Engines and MPC Line Cards

Switch Fabric

Route Engine

MPC Line Cards

SCBE

RE-S-1800X4-16G-UPG-BB

RE-S-1800X4-32G-UB

MPC2E-3D

MPC2-3D-NG

MPC3E and MPC3E-3D-NG

MPC4E-3D

MPC-3D-16XGE

 

SCBE2

RE-S-1800X4-16G-UPG-BB

RE-S-1800X4-32G-UB

RE-S-X6-64G-UB

MPC2E-3D

MPC2-3D-NG

MPC3E and MPC3E-3D-NG

MPC4E-3D

MPC5E and MPC5EQ

MPC7E, MPC7EQ, and MPC-3D-16XGE

MPC-3D-16XGE