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Software release

  • Junos OS Release 15.1F5 with Junos Continuity

  • Junos OS release 16.1R1 and later


  • Weight: 31.4 lb (14.24 kg) (net weight without blank panels)

  • Model number: MX2K-MPC9E

  • Name in the CLI: MPC9E 3D

Hardware features

  • Line-rate throughput of up to 1600 Gbps (1.6 Tbps) on MX2000 routers.

  • Four Packet Forwarding Engines, each providing a maximum bandwidth of 400 Gbps.

  • Supports two MICs. For information about which MICs are supported on this MPC, see MIC/MPC Compatibility.

  • Junos Trio chipsets for increased scaling for bandwidth, subscribers, and services

  • Supports the Switch Fabric Boards SFB and SFB2. When MPC9E is used with SFB, the line-rate throughput is limited to 800 Gbps.

  • Supports maximum transmission units (MTUs) from 256 bytes through 16,000 bytes for transit traffic, and from 256 bytes through 9,500 bytes for host bound packets.

Software features

For more information about features supported on MPC9E, see Protocols and Applications Supported by the MPC8E and MPC9E on the MX2010 and MX2020 Routers.

Power requirements

(without MICs)

  • Typical: 838 W

  • At different temperatures:

    55° C: 1018 W

    40° C: 870 W

    25° C: 840 W


OK/FAIL LED, one bicolor:

  • Steady green—MPC is functioning normally.

  • Yellow—MPC has failed.