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Software release

  • MX240, MX480, and MX960 routers : Junos OS Release 12.1 and later

  • MX2010 and MX2020 router: Junos OS Release 12.3 and later

For information on which MICs are supported on this MPC, MIC/MPC Compatibility.


  • Power requirement: 10.83 A @ 48 V (440 W; plus 40 W for each of the two MICs)

  • Requires high-capacity fan trays

  • Weight: 14.94 lb (6.78 kg)

  • Model number: MX-MPC3E-3D

  • Name in the CLI: MPCE Type 3 3D

Hardware features

  • Two slots for MICs

  • Chipset for increased scaling for bandwidth, subscribers, and services

  • Supports maximum transmission unit (MTU) size of 9,192 bytes for host bound packets. For Junos OS 16.1R1 and later releases, the MTU size supported is 9,500 bytes.

Note: To support fabric redundancy, the MPC3E requires the Enhanced MX Switch Control Board (SCBE).

Software features


OK/FAIL LED, one bicolor:

  • Steady green—MPC is functioning normally.

  • Blinking green—MPC is transitioning online or offline.

  • Red—MPC has failed.