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Understanding Junos Fusion Provider Edge Software and Hardware Requirements

This topic describes the software and hardware requirements for a Junos Fusion Provider Edge.

It covers:

Aggregation Devices

This section details the hardware and software requirements for an aggregation device in a Junos Fusion Provider Edge.

It includes the following sections.

Aggregation Device Hardware Models

Table 1 lists the hardware platforms that are supported as aggregation devices, and the Junos OS release that introduced aggregation device support to Junos Fusion Provider Edge for the hardware.

Table 1: Supported Aggregation Device Hardware and Initial Junos OS Release

Hardware

Initial Junos OS Release

MX5 Universal Routing Platform

14.2R6

MX10 Universal Routing Platform

14.2R6

MX40 Universal Routing Platform

14.2R6

MX80 Universal Routing Platform

14.2R6

MX104 Universal Routing Platform

14.2R6

MX204 Universal Routing Platform

17.4R1

MX240 Universal Routing Platform

14.2R3

MX480 Universal Routing Platform

14.2R3

MX960 Universal Routing Platform

14.2R3

MX2010 Universal Routing Platform

14.2R3

MX2020 Universal Routing Platform

14.2R3

MX10003 Universal Routing Platform

17.3R1

MX10008 Universal Routing Platform

20.1R1

MX10016 Universal Routing Platform

20.1R1

Best Practice:

We recommend installing a 64-bit version of Junos OS on the aggregation devices in a Junos Fusion, particularly in topologies that support a large number of satellite devices.

Support for Junos Node Slicing

Starting in Junos OS Release 18.1R1, you can configure an aggregation device on a guest network function (GNF) on an MX480, MX960, MX2010, and MX2020 series router. Using Junos Node Slicing, you can create multiple partitions on a single MX router. These partitions are referred to as a guest network functions (GNFs). Each MX series router supports a maximum of 10 GNFs with each GNF supporting a separate aggregation device. The aggregation device on each GNF supports a maximum of 10 satellite devices.

For more information on Junos Node Slicing, see Junos Node Slicing Overview.

Note:

In a Junos Fusion Provider Edge topology that has a GNF configured as the aggregation device, only EX4300 and QFX 5110 switches are supported as satellite devices.

Note:

In the GNF, you should use the following line cards to support the cascade port on the aggregation device:

  • MPC7

  • MPC8

  • MPC9

Maximum Number of Aggregation Devices

A Junos Fusion supports one aggregation device.

Cascade Ports

A cascade port is a port on an aggregation device that sends and receives control and network traffic from an attached satellite device.

Table 2 provides a list of line cards on an MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform that have interfaces that can be converted into cascade ports, and the initial Junos OS release when cascade port support was introduced for interfaces on the line card.

Best Practice:

A cascade port is typically a 10-Gbps SFP+ interface or a 40-Gbps QSFP+ interface, but any interface on the aggregation device that connects to the satellite device can be converted into a cascade port.

Table 2: MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform Line Card Cascade Port Support

Hardware

Initial Junos OS Release

16x10GE MPC

14.2R3

MPC1 Q

14.2R3

MPC1E Q

14.2R3

MPC2 Q

14.2R3

MPC2E Q

14.2R3

MPC2 EQ

14.2R3

MPC2E EQ

14.2R3

MPC2E NG

14.2R6

MPC2E NG Q

14.2R6

MPC3E

14.2R3

MPC3E NG

14.2R6

MPC3E NG Q

14.2R6

MPC4E

14.2R3

MPC5E

14.2R3

MPC5EQ

14.2R3

MPC6E

Note:

MPC6E is supported with the 10-Gigabit Ethernet MIC with SFP+ (24 Ports) only

14.2R3

MPC7E-10G

16.1R1

MPC7E-MRATE

Note:

You can configure the 10-Gigabit Ethernet, 40-Gigabit Ethernet, or the 100-Gigabit Ethernet ports on the MPC7E-MRATE as cascade ports.

16.1R1

MPC8E

16.1R1

MPC9E

16.1R1

Satellite Devices

This section details the hardware and software requirements for a satellite device in a Junos Fusion Provider Edge.

It includes the following sections:

Satellite Device Hardware Models

Table 3 lists the hardware platforms that are supported as satellite devices, as well as the minimum Junos OS release that must be running on the satellite device before it can be converted from a standalone switch to a satellite device. A minimum version of Junos OS software is only required before a switch is converted into a satellite device. A satellite device in Junos Fusion Provider Edge runs satellite software after it is converted into a satellite device.

When you upgrade the satellite software version to a release later than the recommend versions listed in the Junos Fusion Hardware and Software Compatibility Matrices, your Junos Fusion system will only benefit from the satellite software fixes. To acquire the full benefits of a satellite software release, including satellite software fixes and new features, we recommend you upgrade both the aggregation device software and its compatible satellite device software for a complete upgrade.

Table 3: Supported Satellite Device Hardware and Initial Junos OS Release

Hardware

Initial Junos OS Release —Satellite Device

Initial Junos OS Release—Aggregation Device

Minimum Satellite Software Version

QFX5100-24Q

14.1X53-D16

14.2R3

1.0R1

QFX5100-48S

14.1X53-D16

14.2R3

1.0R1

QFX5100-48T

14.1X53-D16

14.2R3

1.0R1

QFX5100-96S

14.1X53-D16

14.2R3

1.0R1

QFX5110-48S

18.1R1

18.1R1

3.4R1

QFX5200-32C

18.1R1

18.1R1

3.4R1

EX4300-24P

14.1X53-D16

14.2R3

1.0R1

EX4300-24T

14.1X53-D16

14.2R3

1.0R1

EX4300-32F

14.1X53-D30

14.2R5

1.0R2.2

EX4300-32F-DC

14.1X53-D30

14.2R5

1.0R2.2

EX4300-48P

14.1X53-D16

14.2R3

1.0R1

EX4300-48T

14.1X53-D16

14.2R3

1.0R1

EX4300-48T-DC

14.1X53-D26

14.2R3

1.0R1

Note:

The QFX5110-48S does not support channelized ports in a Junos Fusion environment.

Power over Ethernet Requirements for a Satellite Device

A satellite device that supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) must be running the minimum PoE controller software version. The EX4300 series switches must be running PoE controller software version 2.6.3.9.2.1 or higher.

To check the PoE controller software version, enter the show chassis firmware detail command and view the PoE firmware output.

For information on checking and upgrading the PoE controller software, see Upgrading the PoE Controller Software.

Maximum Number of Satellite Devices

Junos Fusion Provider Edge supports up to eighteen satellite devices on the MX5, MX10, MX40, MX80, and MX104 Universal Routing Platform. For all other MX Series routers, Junos Fusion Provider Edge supports up to sixty-four satellite devices.

Release History Table
Release
Description
18.1R1
Starting in Junos OS Release 18.1R1, you can configure an aggregation device on a guest network function (GNF) on an MX480, MX960, MX2010, and MX2020 series router.