ACX7100 Cloud Metro Routers Datasheet

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Product Overview

Emerging 5G, IoT, and low latency services present a unique opportunity for network operators to transform their networks for new and increasingly complex services and applications. The ACX7100 brings new benchmarks of capacity, density, agility, and low latency to the ACX7000 Family of multiservice routers. Designed to address the accelerating requirements of traffic growth, latency-dependent applications, and cloud-inspired port rates, the ACX7100 platforms are powered by Junos OS Evolved and Juniper Paragon Automation. They deliver the service-aware features, precision-timing support, and capabilities required to facilitate improved business outcomes in a single, converged, multiservice network.

 

Front with top view of ACX Series 7100-48L Router

Product Description

Juniper Networks® ACX7100 Cloud Metro Routers are designed to help operators achieve their capital, operational, and differentiated user experience goals. Part of the Juniper Networks ACX7000 Family of routers, the ACX7100 delivers exceptional TCO and investment protection. It supports Juniper® Cloud Metro solutions for 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud applications, making it ideal for service provider, enterprise, data center, and residential use cases requiring high-density, power-efficient platforms.

 

ACX7000 Family Overview

The ACX7000 Family of routers, purposely built for the IP-service fabric underlay of a Juniper® Cloud Metro, leverages the industry’s fastest chipset, provides a unique balance of system design, and delivers the most sustainable high-performance portfolio available in the market. Managed by Junos® OS Evolved and Juniper Paragon Automation, ACX7000 routers are embedded with Paragon Active Assurance and Zero Trust security, enabling operators to deliver highly differentiated customer experiences. Available in hardened, fixed, fixed-plus-modular, and modular designs, these energy and footprint efficient, multiservice routers support high-precision timing technologies and are engineered for service provider, enterprise (including PON with the Juniper Unified PON Solution), IoT, and 4G/5G mobile applications.

ACX Series 7000 Router Family Figure

Figure 1. Juniper Networks ACX7000 Family—engineered for the IP service fabric of a Juniper Cloud Metro

The ACX7100 platforms offer groundbreaking performance and power efficiency in a compact 1 U footprint. They deliver 4.8 Tbps of forwarding capacity and cloud-inspired native port speeds that include 400GbE interfaces. The integrated low-speed and high-speed port variety, density, and flexibility provide scale for long-term network transformation. The ACX7100 routers come with redundant, field replaceable 6x fans and 2x AC or DC power supply options. A cost-effective and efficient thermal design enables unrestricted high-power ZR/ZR+ transceiver use across all supporting ports. The ACX7100 routers come in two models—ACX7100-32C and ACX7100-48L—each equipped to address the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow. 

ACX7100-32C: The ACX7100-32C delivers high-end multiservices in a 1 U fixed, compact (60 cm deep), and power-efficient footprint. It provides 4.8 Tbps forwarding capacity, supports 32 ports of 40GbE/100GbE and 4 ports of 400GbE, making it ideal for applications that require a dense fan-out option. This platform supports full line-rate Media Access Control Security (MACsec) encryption on all ports and provides efficient cooling with front-to-back airflow design. 

ACX7100-48L: The ACX7100-48L provides 4.8 Tbps throughput for high-end multiservices in a 1 U fixed and power-efficient footprint. It is designed for applications that require dense port distribution in a small (60 cm deep) footprint. It supports cloud-inspired service rates and port-by-port configuration of native 10GbE, 25GbE, and 50GbE on all 48 ports, including 6 ports of 400GbE enabling operators to perform today’s most common upgrades on a port-by-port basis. The 100GbE port speed is supported through breakout connectivity on 4 x 400GbE ports. The dual front-to-back and back-to-front airflow design makes this platform ideal for data center use cases. 

The ACX7100 platforms support 5G and Juniper Cloud Metro solutions, and they are designed for service provider, enterprise, wholesale, and data center use cases.

 

Features and Benefits

The ACX7100 routers are engineered for sustainability to address the challenges of evolving service requirements and relentless traffic growth imposed by 5G, IoT, and the cloud era. With the ACX7100, providers are primed and ready to thrive in today’s competitive marketplace.

 

Table 1: Features and Benefits
Feature Benefits
Junos OS Evolved and Embedded Active Assurance Managed by Junos OS Evolved, Juniper Paragon Active Assurance test agents are embedded into all ACX7000 platforms, enabling automated monitoring, diagnosis, remediation, and optimization of service delivery, service performance, and user experience.
Rugged and Efficient Design Compact footprint is suitable for environments with limited space, and the efficient thermal design allows use of unrestricted ZR/ZR+ transceivers across all supporting ports. 
Build-As-You-Grow Operational Simplicity The ACX7100 platforms are engineered to establish new benchmarks for what can be achieved on a 1 U platform. They deliver multispeed 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, 100GbE, and 400GbE ports distribution—ideal for an aggregation use case—and allow the flexibility to manage and scale the network with growing network requirements. 
Next-Gen Capabilities Leading protocols are supported, including segment routing, SRv6, MPLS, Ethernet VPN-Virtual Extensible LAN (EVPN-VXLAN), advanced programmability, leading network slicing, telemetry, and support for any overlay, underlay, or service. 
Zero-Trust Security Enhanced security capabilities include MACsec encryption, secure boot, integrated tamper-proof design, and trust anchor with DevID, enabling device attestation and enhanced security through a unique cryptographic digital identity.
Cloud Metro-Ready With deep buffering for end-to-end service delivery assurance, precision-timing capabilities include Synchronous Ethernet, Precision Time Protocol (PTP), and advanced Class C timing for latency-optimized 5G service experiences, as well as Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)/GPS (grand master clock support via external GNSS receiver) network synchronization. ACX7100 platforms are an ideal choice for service provider, enterprise, and residential use cases, including support for Juniper Unified PON, IoT, and 4G/5G mobile applications.
ACX Series 7100-32C Router figure

Figure 2. Juniper ACX7100-32C—engineered for the IP service fabric of a Juniper Cloud Metro

ACX Series 7100-48L Router figure

Figure 3. Juniper ACX7100-48L—engineered for the IP service fabric of a Juniper Cloud Metro

Table 1. Built-In Interface Options for ACX7100 Models
Model 10GbE/25GbE/
50GbE SFP-56
100GbE
QSFP28/ QSFP-DD
400GbE QSFP56-DD
ACX7100-32C 0 32 4
ACX7100-48L 481 0 6

1 One of these ports supports 10GbE/25GbE only.

 

Table 2. ACX7100 Platforms Port Breakout Options
Model 4X 25GbE 4X 10GbE 4X 100GbE 2X 100GbE 2X 50GbE 8X 50GbE
ACX7100-32C: Port 0-31 Y Y N N Y N
ACX7100-32C: Port 32-35 Y Y Y Y Y Y
ACX7100-48L: Port 0-47 N N N N N N
ACX7100-48L: Port 48-53 Y Y Y Y Y Y

 

Table 3. Maximum Port Capacity Supported Per Port Speed
Port Speed ACX7100-32C ACX7100-48L
400GbE 4 6
100GbE 48 24
50GbE 96 952
40GbE 36 6
25GbE 801 721
10GbE 801 721

1 4x 25GbE and 4x 10GbE breakout options are supported on any 2 ports of 4x 100GbE port group. 1GbE optics will be supported on ACX7100-32C only for PTP grandmaster clocks using QSA adaptor on port #31.

2 One port supports 10GbE/25GbE only

 

Table 4: ACX7100 Router Platform Feature Matrix
Feature ACX7100-32C ACX7100-48L
System
ASIC throughput 4.8 Tbps 4.8 Tbps
Chassis type Fixed Fixed
Cooling 6x fans, front-to-back 6x fans, front-to-back/back-to-front
Layer 2 Bridging
IEEE 802.1ad (Q-in-Q) Yes Yes
Integrated routing and bridging (IRB) Yes Yes
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN encapsulation Yes Yes
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): IEEE 802.3ad Yes Yes
Static Media Access Control (MAC) Yes Yes
Jumbo frames Yes Yes
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) Yes Yes
Layer 2 ingress access control List (ACL) Yes Yes
MPLS
LDP Yes Yes
LDP tunneling (LDP over RSVP) Yes Yes
RSVP Yes Yes
IP
IPv4/IPv6 Yes Yes
Unicast reverse-path forwarding (unicast RPF) Yes Yes
128-way equal-cost multipath (ECMP) Yes Yes
RIP/RIPng Yes Yes
OSPF v2/v3 Yes Yes
IS-IS Yes Yes
BGP Yes Yes
Layer 3 ingress and egress ACL Yes Yes
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) Yes Yes
Basic segment routing  Yes Yes
PCEP Yes Yes
MPLS Service (Layer 2 and Layer 3)
L2VPN Yes Yes
L3VPN Yes Yes
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS) Yes Yes
EVPN, EVPN-VPWS (virtual private wire service) Yes Yes
Timing and Synchronization
PTP transparent clock Yes Yes
PTP master/client capability Yes Yes
IEEE 1588v2 boundary clock Yes Yes
Synchronous Ethernet Enhanced (G.8262.1) Yes Yes
Class C Yes Yes
Operation, Administration, and Maintenance
Connectivity fault management (CFM)  Yes Yes
Link fault management (LFM) Yes Yes
Security
MACsec Yes (all ports) No
Secure boot Yes Yes
Secure Shell (SSH) Yes Yes
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) Yes Yes
Multicast
Physical Interface Module (PIM)-source-specific multicast (SSM)  Yes Yes
Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD), MLD-V2, Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP-V2 and IGMP-V3) Yes Yes
NG-VPN Yes Yes
Quality of Service
Behavior aggregate (BA) classification Yes Yes
Rewrite Yes Yes
Multifield classification Yes Yes
8 queues for traffic Yes Yes
Ingress policer Yes Yes
Hierarchical quality of service (HQoS) Yes Yes
Automation
Zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) Yes Yes
Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) Yes Yes
Yet Another Next Generation (YANG) Yes Yes
Openconfig Yes Yes
Python scripts Yes Yes

* Note: Features listed here are part of consecutive software releases following FRS.

 

Specifications

This section lists basic specifications for the ACX7100 routers.  For further detail, please refer to the hardware installation manuals at www.juniper.net/techpubs

Specification ACX7100-32C ACX7100-48L
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.36 x 1.75 x 23.42 in.
(44.09 x 4.45 x 59.49 cm)
17.36 x 1.75 x 23.42 in.
(44.09 x 4.45 x 59.49 cm)
Weight (lb/kg) fully configured 28.0 lb/12.7 kg 26.9 lb/12.2 kg
Power (DC) -48 VDC through -60 VDC -48 VDC through
-60 VDC
Power (AC) 115 VAC/240 VAC 115 VAC/240 VAC
Typical power draw (without optics) * 570 W 270 W
Maximum power draw (without optics) * 960 W 620 W
Operating temperature Operating (0-40 C), short term (0-55 C) GR-63 NEBS-L3 Operating (0-40C), short term (0-55 C) GR-63 NEBS-L3
Humidity 5% through 90% noncondensing 5% through 90% noncondensing
Interfaces 32 x 100GbE QSFP28/ QSFP-DD
4 x 400GbE QSFP56-DD
48 x 10GbE/25GbE/50GbE SFP56
6 x 400GbE QSFP56-DD
Synchronization interfaces
  • 1x RJ-45 port + time of day (TOD)
  • 1 M/10 M PPS input and output
  • 1x RJ-45 port + TOD
  • 1 M/10 M PPS input and output

*Typical power consumption measured at 77º F (25º C) ambient with 50% load on all ports.

 

Approvals

  ACX7100-32C ACX7100-48L
Safety Approvals
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Information Technology Equipment—Safety
Yes Yes
  • UL 60950-1 (2nd Edition) Information Technology Equipment—Safety 
Yes Yes
  • EN 60950-1: 2006/A2:2013 Information Technology Equipment—Safety 
Yes Yes
  • IEC 60950-1: 2005/A2:2013 Information Technology Equipment—Safety (All country deviations): CB Scheme
Yes Yes
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 62368-1-14 Information Technology Equipment—Safety 
Yes Yes
  • UL 62368-1 Information Technology Equipment—Safety 
Yes Yes
  • EN 62368-1: 2014 Information Technology Equipment—Safety
Yes Yes
  • IEC 62368-1: 2014 2nd Edition Information Technology Equipment—Safety (All country deviations): CB Scheme 
Yes Yes
  • EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products—Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements 
Yes Yes
Electromagnetic Capability (EMC)
  • EN 300 386 V1.6.1 Class A Telecom Network Equipment—EMC requirements
Yes Yes
  • EN 300 386 V2.1.1 Class A Telecom Network Equipment—EMC requirements
Yes Yes
  • FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A USA Radiated and Conducted Emissions
Yes Yes
  • EN 55032 Class A European Radiated and Conducted Emissions
Yes Yes
  • AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class A Australia/New Zealand Radiated and Conducted Emissions
Yes Yes
  • ICES-003 Class A Canada Radiated and Conducted Emissions
Yes Yes
  • VCCI- CISPR 32 Class A Japanese Radiated and Conducted Emissions
Yes Yes
  • BSMI CNS 13438 and NCC C6357 Taiwan Radiated and Conducted Emissions (at 10 meter)
Yes Yes
  • KN32 Korea Radiated and Conducted Emission (at 10 meter)
Yes Yes
  • TEC/EMI/TEL-001/FEB-09
Yes Yes
  • TEC-SD-DD-EMC-221-05-OCT-16
Yes Yes
Network Equipment Building System (NEBS)
  • SR-3580 NEBS Criteria Levels (Level 3 Compliance)
Yes Yes
  • GR-63-CORE: NEBS, Physical Protection
Yes Yes
  • GR-1089-CORE: EMC and Electrical Safety for Network Telecommunications Equipment
Yes Yes
  • Data Center DC 3160
Yes Yes
Immunity
  • EN 300 386 V1.6.1 Class A Telecom Network Equipment—Immunity requirements
Yes Yes
  • EN 300 386 V2.1.1 Class A Telecom Network Equipment—Immunity requirements
Yes Yes
  • EN 55024 (CISPR 24)
Yes Yes
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-X (-2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -11)
Yes Yes
  • KN35 Korea Immunity
Yes Yes
  • KN61000-4-X (-2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -11) Korea Immunity
Yes Yes
  • TEC/EMI/TEL-001/FEB-09 India Immunity
Yes Yes
  • TEC-SD-DD-EMC-221-05-OCT-16
Yes Yes
  • IG Surge
Yes Yes
  • EN 55035 (CISPR 35:2016) Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment
Yes Yes

 

Ordering Information

Product Number Description
Hardware
ACX7100-48L-AC-AI ACX7100 chassis with 48 SFP56/6 QSFP56-DD multi-rate ports, AC PSU, airflow in (AFI)
ACX7100-48L-AC-AO ACX7100 chassis with 48 SFP56/6 QSFP56-DD multi-rate ports, AC PSU, airflow out (AFO)
ACX7100-48L-DC-AI ACX7100 chassis with 48 SFP56/6 QSFP56-DD multi-rate ports, DC PSU, AFI
ACX7100-48L-DC-AO ACX7100 chassis with 48 SFP56/6 QSFP56-DD multi-rate ports, DC PSU, AFO
ACX7100-32C-AC-AO ACX7100 chassis with 32 QSFP28/4 QSFP56-DD multi-rate ports, AC PSU, AFO
ACX7100-32C-DC-AO ACX7100 chassis with 32 QSFP28/4 QSFP56-DD multi-rate ports, DC PSU, AFO
Spares
JNP7100-32C-CHAS JNP7100 chassis with 32 QSFP28/4 QSFP56-DD multi-rate ports
JNP7100-48L-CHAS JNP7100 chassis with 48 SFP56/6 QSFP56-DD multi-rate ports.
JNP7100-FAN1RU-AO 7100 front-to-back fan tray, 1 U
JNP7100-FAN1RU-AI 7100 back-to-front fan tray, 1 U
JPSU-1600W-1UACAFO QFX5220-32CD 1600 W 1 U AC PSU AFO
JPSU-1600W-1UDCAFO QFX5220-32CD 1600 W 1 U DC PSU AFO
JPSU-1600W-1UACAFI QFX5220-32CD 1600 W 1 U AC PSU AFI
JPSU-1600W-1UDCAFI QFX5220-32CD 1600 W 1 U DC PSU AFI
Software
S-EACX-100G-A-1 SW, EACX Software 1-year Subscription Advance license; per 100GbE capacity, with software support
S-EACX-100G-A-3 SW, EACX Software 3-year Subscription Advance license; per 100GbE capacity, with software support
S-EACX-100G-A-5 SW, EACX Software 5-year Subscription Advance license; per 100GbE capacity, with software support
S-EACX-100G-A1-P SW, EACX Software Perpetual Advanced 1 license; per 100GbE capacity, without software support
S-EACX-100G-P-1 SW, EACX Software 1-year Subscription Premium license; per 100GbE capacity, includes ADV SW Subscription license, with software support
S-EACX-100G-P-3 SW, EACX Software 3-year Subscription Premium license; per 100GbE capacity, includes ADV SW Subscription license, with software support
S-EACX-100G-P-5 SW, EACX Software 5-year Subscription Premium license; per 100GbE capacity, includes ADV SW Subscription license, with software support
S-EACX-100G-P1-P SW, EACX Software Perpetual Premium 1 license; per 100GbE capacity, includes ADV SW Subscription license, without software support
S-EACX-400G-A-1 SW, EACX Software 1-year Subscription Advance license; per 400GbE capacity, with software support
S-EACX-400G-A-3 SW, EACX Software 3-year Subscription Advance license; per 400GbE capacity, with software support
S-EACX-400G-A-5 SW, EACX Software 5-year Subscription Advance license; per 400GbE capacity, with software support
S-EACX-400G-A1-P SW, EACX Software Perpetual Advanced 1 license; per 400GbE capacity, without software support
S-EACX-400G-P-1 SW, EACX Software 1-year Subscription Premium license; per 400GbE capacity, includes ADV SW Subscription license, with software support
S-EACX-400G-P-3 SW, EACX Software 3-year Subscription Premium license; per 400GbE capacity, includes ADV SW Subscription license, with software support
S-EACX-400G-P-5 SW, EACX Software 5-year Subscription Premium license; per 400GbE capacity, includes ADV SW Subscription license, with software support
S-EACX-400G-P1-P SW, EACX Software Perpetual Premium 1 license; per 400GbE capacity, includes ADV SW Subscription license, without software support
MACsec License
S-ACXEVO100GMSEC-P SW, ACXEVO, 100GbE, MACsec license, without customer support, must purchase CS separately, Perpetual
S-ACXEVO400GMSEC-P SW, ACXEVO, 400GbE, MACsec License, without customer support, must purchase CS separately, Perpetual
S-ACXEVO100GMSEC-1 SW, ACXEVO, 100GbE, MACsec License, 1 Year Subscription, with Software Support
S-ACXEVO100GMSEC-3 SW, ACXEVO, 100GbE, MACsec License, 3 Year Subscription, with Software Support
S-ACXEVO100GMSEC-5 SW, ACXEVO, 100GbE, MACsec License, 5 Year Subscription, with Software Support
S-ACXEVO400GMSEC-1 SW, ACXEVO, 400GbE, MACsec License, 1 Year Subscription, with Software Support
S-ACXEVO400GMSEC-3 SW, ACXEVO, 400GbE, MACsec License, 3 Year Subscription, with Software Support
S-ACXEVO400GMSEC-5 SW, ACXEVO, 400GbE, MACsec License, 5 Year Subscription, with Software Support
Data Center Software
S-ACXCLDDC48L-A1-3 SW, ACX7100-48L, Cloud Data Center (CLLDC), Advanced 1, with SVC customer support, 3 years
S-ACXCLDDC48L-A1-5 SW, ACX7100-48L, Cloud Data Center (CLLDC), Advanced 1, with SVC customer support, 5 years
S-ACXCLDDC48L-A1-P SW, ACX7100-48L, Cloud Data Center (CLLDC), Advanced 1, without customer support, must purchase CS SKU separately, Perpetual
S-ACXCLDDC48L-A2-3 SW, ACX7100-48L, Cloud Data Center (CLLDC), Advanced 2, with SVC customer support, 3 years
S-ACXCLDDC48L-A2-5 SW, ACX7100-48L, Cloud Data Center (CLLDC), Advanced 2, with SVC customer support, 5 years
S-ACXCLDDC48L-A2-P SW, ACX7100-48L, Cloud Data Center (CLLDC), Advanced 2, without customer support, must purchase CS SKU separately, Perpetual
S-ACXCLDDC32C-A1-3 SW, ACX7100-32C, Cloud Data Center (CLLDC), Advanced 1, with SVC Customer Support, 3 years
S-ACXCLDDC32C-A1-5 SW, ACX7100-32C, Cloud Data Center (CLLDC), Advanced 1, with SVC Customer Support, 5 years
S-ACXCLDDC32C-A1-P SW, ACX7100-32C, Cloud Data Center (CLLDC), Advanced 1, without Customer Support, must purchase CS SKU separately, Perpetual
S-ACXCLDDC32C-A2-3 SW, ACX7100-32C, Cloud Data Center (CLLDC), Advanced 2, with SVC Customer Support, 3 years
S-ACXCLDDC32C-A2-5 SW, ACX7100-32C, Cloud Data Center (CLLDC), Advanced 2, with SVC Customer Support, 5 years
S-ACXCLDDC32C-A2-P SW, ACX7100-32C, Cloud Data Center (CLLDC), Advanced 2, without Customer Support, must purchase CS SKU separately, Perpetual

 

Optics and Transceivers

ACX7100 supports varying port speeds with different transceiver options of direct attach copper (DAC), active optical cable (AOC), and breakout cable (BO). The most recent information on supported optics can be found at https://apps.juniper.net.

 

Juniper Networks Service and Support

Juniper Networks is the leader in performance-enabling services that are designed to accelerate, extend, and optimize your high-performance network. Our services allow you to maximize operational efficiency while reducing costs and minimizing risk, achieving a faster time to value for your network. Juniper Networks ensures operational excellence by optimizing the network to maintain required levels of performance, reliability, and availability. For more details, please visit https://www.juniper.net/us/en/products.html.

 

About Juniper Networks

At Juniper Networks, we are dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. Our solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security, and AI to drive real business results. We believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the world’s greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability, and equality. 

 

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