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MX150 Router Overview

The MX150 Universal Routing Platform is a compact, high-performance edge router that is ideally suited for lower bandwidth service provider applications and distributed service architectures, and for enterprise WAN use-cases. The MX150 supports advanced technologies like telemetry that simplify your operations environment, and maximize network uptime.

The MX150 is 1 rack unit (U) tall. The MX150 can be mounted on a desk or any other level surface, on two posts in a Rack, and on four pots in a rack or Cabinet. The MX150 conserves space and contains costs associated with power and cooling.

Benefits of MX150 Router

  • System Capacity—MX150 provides 20 Gbps of throughput and supports 1-Gigabit Ethernet and 10-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.

  • The Programmable Chipset—The chipset implemented in the MX Series routers has a programmable forwarding data structure that allows fast microcode changes in the hardware itself, and a programmable lookup engine that allows inline service processing. the chip’s programmable QoS engine supports coarse and fine-grained queuing to address the requirements of core, edge, and aggregation use cases.

  • Always-on infrastructure base—MX Series routers ensure network and service availability with a broad set of multilayered physical, logical, and protocol-level resiliency aspects. Junos OS Virtual Chassis technology on MX Series routers supports chassis-level redundancy and enables you to manage two routers as a single element. Multichassis link aggregation group (MC-LAG) implementation supports stateful chassis, card, and port redundancy.

  • Application-Aware Networking—On MX Series routers you can use deep packet inspection to detect applications, and by using the user-defined policies, you can determine traffic treatment for each application. This feature enables highly customized and differentiated services at scale.

  • Junos Continuity and Unified In-Service Software Upgrade (Unified ISSU)—With the Junos continuity plug-in package, you can perform a smooth upgrade when new hardware is installed in your MX Series router.

    Unified in-service software upgrade (unified ISSU) enables software upgrades and changes without disrupting network traffic.

  • Junos Telemetry Interface—Using the Junos telemetry interface data, you can stream component-level data to monitor, analyze, and enhance the performance of the network. Analytics derived from this streaming telemetry can identify current and trending congestion, resource utilization, traffic volume, and buffer occupancy.

  • Integrated Hardware-Based Timing— You do not need to use external clocks because MX Series routers support highly scalable and reliable hardware-based timing, including Synchronous Ethernet for frequency, and the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) for frequency and phase synchronization. Synchronous Ethernet and PTP can be combined in a hybrid mode to achieve a high level of frequency (10 ppb) and phase (<1.5 uS) accuracy.

MX150 Hardware

The MX150 provide carrier-grade level of a rich set of Layer 2 and Layer 3 features. The MX150 has eight 1-Gigabit Ethernet network ports, two 1-Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports that can be used as either access ports or as uplink ports, two SFP ports, two SFP+ ports, and one management port. The MX150 has a 1 U form factor and is shipped with built-in fans and power supply.

Figure 1: MX150 Port PanelMX150 Port Panel

The MX150 can be used as:

  • An integrated branch router.

  • A secure router for distributed enterprises.

System Software

The MX150 use the Junos OS CLI. You can manage the device by using the Junos CLI, accessible through the console on the device.