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Software release

  • Junos OS releases 14.1R4, 14.2R3 and Junos Continuity, Junos OS release 15.1 and later.

  • Refer to MIC/MPC Compatibility for information about which MICs are supported on this MPC.

  • Refer to the JTAC Knowledgebase article for recommended software releases.


  • 80 Gbps capacity with hierarchical quality of service (HQoS)

  • Requires high-capacity fan trays and high capacity filter trays

  • Weight: 15.96 lb (7.26 kg)

  • Model number: MPC2E-3D-NG-Q

  • Name in the CLI: MPC2E NG HQoS


MPC2E-3D-NG-Q is not compatible with SCB, you must use either SCBE-MX or SCBE2-MX for the switch fabric interface.

Hardware features

  • Line-rate throughput of up to 80 Gbps

  • Supports up to 512,000 queues per slot

  • Supports WAN-PHY mode at 9.95 Gbps and LAN-PHY mode at 10.31 Gbps

  • Two slots for MICs

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


The MPC2E-3D-NG-Q has only one lookup chip (LU).


MPC2E-3D-NG-Q does not support MIC3-3D-10XGE-SFPP, MIC3-3D-1X100GE-CFP, MIC3-3D-1X100GE-CXP, and MIC3-3D-2X40GE-QSFPP.

Software features

  • Chained composite next hops

  • Layer 3 VPN localization

  • Detection of Layer 2 loops

  • Entropy label support in mixed mode

  • SNMP and CLI support for Routing Engine memory monitoring

  • BFD support for inline MLPPP/MLFR

  • Mixed Mode LAG support on core interfaces

  • Dynamic power management for MICs

  • See Protocols and Applications Supported by the MX240, MX480, MX960, MX2010, and MX2020 MPC2E for information about the protocols and applications that this MPC supports.

Power requirement

Maximum with highest-power MICs at 55° C: 11.02 A @ 48 V (529 W)

At different temperatures:

  • 55° C: 529 W

  • 40° C: 460 W

  • 25° C: 438 W


OK/FAIL LED, one bicolor:

  • Steady green—MPC is functioning normally.

  • Blinking green—MPC is transitioning online or offline.

  • Red—MPC has failed.