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Multiservices MIC

Figure 1: MS-MIC-16GMS-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


    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


Only one Multiservices MIC is supported in each MPC.


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.