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Multiservices MIC

Figure 1: MS-MIC-16G

Supported Junos OS Release

  • Junos OS Release 13.2 and later

  • Model number: MS-MIC-16G

  • Name in the CLI: MS-MIC-16G


The Multiservices Modular Interfaces Card (MS-MIC) provides improved scaling and high performance for MX series routers. The MS-MIC has enhanced memory (16 GB) and enhanced processing capabilities.

Software Features

  • Active flow monitoring and export of flow monitoring version 9 records based on RFC 3954

  • IP Security (IPsec) encryption

  • Network Address Translation (NAT) for IP addresses

    Note: The Multiservices MIC does not support Network Address Translation-Traversal (NAT-T) until Junos OS Release 17.4R1.

  • Port Address Translation (PAT) for port numbers

  • Traffic sampling

  • Stateful firewall with packet inspection—detects SYN attacks, ICMP and UDP floods, and ping-of-death attacks

  • Network Attack Protection (NAP)

  • Support for up to 6000 service sets

  • Support for MTUs up to 9192 bytes.

  • Multiple services can be supported. See Junos OS Services Interfaces Library for Routing Devices for more information.

  • See Protocols and Applications Supported by the MS-MIC and MS-MPC for information about the protocols and applications that this MIC supports.

Hardware Features and Requirements

  • MICs are hot-removable and hot-insertable

  • MS-MIC CPU Clock Cycle – 800MHz

  • Works with SBCs and SBCEs

  • Interoperable with MS-DPCs. Both MS-MPCs and MS-DPCs can co-exist in the same chassis

  • Chassis requires enhanced fan trays and high-capacity DC or AC power supplies

Note: Only one Multiservices MIC is supported in each MPC.

Note: Starting in Junos OS Release 13.3R3, 14.1R2, and 14.2R1, MX104 routers support only two Multiservices MICs.

Input/Output Power Requirements

MS-MIC—6.67 amps @ 9V (60W)

Weight and Dimensions

Weight: 2 lbs (.91 kg); Height: 0.9 in. (2.26 cm); Width: 6 in. (15.24 cm); Depth: 7 in. (17.78 cm)


Application activity tricolor LED, labeled APP STATUS:

  • Off—Application is not running.

  • Red—Application has failed.

  • Yellow—Application is reconfiguring.

  • Green—Application is running.

MIC activity tricolor LED, labeled MIC STATUS:

  • Off—MIC has failed.

  • Red—MIC has an error or failure.

  • Yellow—MIC is transitioning online or offline.

  • Green—MIC is functioning normally.