MX10016 Switch Fabric Board
Switch Fabric Boards (SFBs) create the switch fabric for the MX10016. Each MX10016 contains six SFBs that are installed vertically, mid-chassis, between the line cards and the RCBs in the front and the fan trays in the rear. When all six SFBs are installed, the MX10016 has a net switching capacity of 96 Tbps.
MX10016 Switch Fabric Board Description
The SFBs make up the switching plane. Five SFBs are required for operation with the sixth providing n+1 redundancy. Each SFB has sixteen connectors that match and connect to a connector on one of the sixteen line cards. See Figure 1.
Table 1 shows the physical specifications of an SFB.
Table 1: Dimensions of an SFB
34.6 in. (87.88 cm)
1.8 in. (4.57 cm)
10.4 in. (26.42 cm)
35.2 lb (15.97 kg)
SFBs are hot-removable and hot-insertable field-replaceable
units (FRUs). They are not visible from the outside of the router
chassis. You must remove one of the fan trays in order to view the
SFBs. The SFBs are numbered from left to right
SFB5. See Figure 2.
Fan tray controllers
Switch Fabric Boards
Switch Fabric Board LEDs
The Switch Fabric Board (SFB) has two status LEDs at the top of each board. See Figure 3.
Table 2 describes the functions of these LEDs.
Table 2: SFB LEDs
The SFB is receiving power.
A power fault has occurred.
The SFB is either offline or not receiving power.
The SFB is online and functioning normally.
The beacon feature is enabled.
The SFB has failed.
The fan tray controller is facing a power problem.