ACX7509 Cloud Metro Router Datasheet

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Product Overview

Network operators are finding incredible opportunities with 5G, IoT, and cloud, along with daunting challenges to support increasingly complex services and applications. The ACX7509 provides eight usable slots of high-density, low-speed fan-out, 1GbE to 400GbE port flexibility and scale in a reliable and compact 5 U, 60 cm deep footprint. Operational simplicity and an innovative fabric-less, centralized chassis architecture use fewer components, no fabric cards, and silicon-free line cards. This produces standout power efficiency, extended MTBF, and exceptional value for service provider, enterprise, wholesale, data center, residential, IoT, and 4G/5G use cases.

 

Front with top view of ACX Series 7509 Router

Product Description

The Juniper Networks® ACX7509 multiservice router is designed to help operators achieve their capital, operational, and differentiated user experience goals. Part of the Juniper Networks ACX7000 Family of routers, the ACX7509 delivers exceptional TCO, investment protection, and support for Juniper® Cloud Metro and 5G solutions, IoT, and cloud applications, making it ideal for service provider, large enterprise, data center, and residential deployments that require extremely power-efficient, high-density, and high availability (HA) 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, residential (including PON with the Juniper® Unified PON Solution), IoT, and 4G/5G mobile applications.

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

ACX7509 is an 8-slot, 4.8 Tbps, modular, high-density multiservice router engineered to offer best-in-class performance, footprint, power efficiency, and scale. The innovative design approach includes centralized architecture for operational simplification and bandwidth flexibility, opening new possibilities for network transformation. The ASIC-free interface modules provide 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, 100GbE, 200GbE, and 400GbE build-as-you grow port speed flexibility—ideal for high fan-out aggregation services and legacy network support use cases. 

Its breakthrough compact design with fabric-less architecture and fewer components, ICs, and ASICs sets new benchmarks for extremely low power consumption and TCO savings. Efficient cooling advances enable unrestricted use of high-power dense ZR/ZR+ transceivers on all supported ports in this fully redundant and high availability (HA) platform. Operators gain extended mean time between failures (MTBF) on an exceptionally small footprint consuming only 5 U and 60 cm deep of rack space, and a comparably simpler and less costly migration path to next-generation ASICs. ACX7905 platforms can realize a path to higher density, higher scale, higher port speeds, multiples of throughput, and future capabilities without a forklift or needing to change line cards, power supplies, and fans—as is necessary in competitive distributed chassis architectures. These improvements facilitate operational efficiency, investment protection, and radical capital and operational savings. ACX7509 capabilities also include Media Access Control Security (MACsec) on all ports, and the ability to seamlessly integrate with emerging distributed edge compute architectures.

ACX7509 supports three types of field replaceable FPCs for packet forwarding. These are installed vertically in the front slots of chassis and function as port extenders. 

  • ACX7509-FPC20Y, a 500 Gbps throughput FPC that provides 20 ports of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, and 50GbE 
  • ACX7509-FPC-16C, a 1.6 Tbps throughput FPC that provides 16 ports of 40GbE and 100GbE
  • ACX7509-FPC-4CD, a 1.6 Tbps throughput FPC that provides 4 ports of 200GbE and 400GbE

Each FPC supports a variety of Ethernet port rates with different optics types. The ASIC-free port extenders deliver standout power efficiency and high value with port variety to meet growing network demands.

Designed for service providers, wholesale, large enterprise, and data center use cases, the ACX7509 is also a foundational building block of an IP services fabric in a Juniper® Cloud Metro solution. 

 

Features and Benefits

The ACX7509 is engineered for sustainability that changes the challenges of evolving service requirements and relentless traffic growth imposed by the 5G, IoT, and cloud era into opportunities for providers to thrive.

 

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, Resilient, and Efficient Design Multiservice, high-density, HA, 8-slot access and aggregation router delivers uninterrupted services and operational efficiencies through power supply, fan, and Routing Engine (RE) and Packet Forwarding Engine (PFE) redundancy. The innovative centralized design with fewer components allows less power draw and unrestricted high-power dense ZR/ZR+ transceiver use across all supporting ports.
Build-As-You-Grow Operational Simplicity Cloud-inspired 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, 100GbE, 200GbE, and 400GbE build-as-you-grow ports scale to accommodate service growth and delivery. The dense fan-out ports offer a mix of low-speed and high-speed ports for high-end aggregation services and legacy network support. 
Next-Gen Capabilities Leading protocols are supported, including segment routing, SRv6, MPLS, Ethernet VPN-Virtual Extensible LAN (EVPN-VXLAN), advanced programmability, telemetry, leading network slicing 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 Deep buffering for end-to-end service delivery assurance and precision-timing capabilities include Synchronous Ethernet, Precision Time Protocol (PTP), and advanced Class C timing for latency-optimized 5G service experiences. 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 7509 Router image

Figure 2. Juniper ACX7509—engineered for the IP service fabric of a Juniper Cloud Metro

Table 1. Maximum Port Count per Speed
FPC Model  1GbE  10GbE  25GbE 40GbE  50GbE  100GbE  200GbE  400GbE 
ACX7509-FPC-20Y  120  160  160    100       
ACX7509-FPC-16C    2561  2561  127    79     
ACX7509-FPC-4CD          641  32

1With breakout: FPC Slot 7, one port cannot be used for 40GbE/100GbE due to PTP functionality.

Table 2. FPC Optical Module Technology Support
FPC Model  SFP  SFP+  SFP28  QSFP+  SFP56  QSFP56-DD  QSFP28  QSFP28-DD QSFP56 
ACX7509-FPC-20Y  Yes  Yes  Yes    Yes         
ACX7509-FPC-16C        Yes      Yes     
ACX7509-FPC-4CD            Yes   Yes Yes Yes 

Note: All ports on ACX7509 platforms support breakout options.

Table 3. ACX7509 Platform Feature Matrix
Feature2 ACX7509 
System 
Throughput  4.8 Tbps 
Forwarding capacity  2 billion packets per second  
Layer 2 Bridging  
IEEE 802.1ad (Q-in-Q)    Yes 
Integrated routing and bridging (IRB)    Yes 
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN encapsulation    Yes 
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): IEEE 802.3ad    Yes 
Static Media Access Control (MAC)  Yes 
Jumbo frames  Yes 
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)  Yes 
Layer 2 ingress access control list (ACL)  Yes 
MPLS 
LDP  Yes 
LDP: Tunneling (LDP over RSVP)  Yes 
RSVP  Yes 
IP 
IPv4/IPv6  Yes 
Unicast reverse-path forwarding (unicast RPF)    Yes 
128-way equal-cost multipath (ECMP)  Yes 
RIP/RIPng  Yes 
OSPF v2/v3  Yes 
IS-IS  Yes 
BGP  Yes 
Layer 3 ingress and egress ACL  Yes 
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)  Yes 
Basic segment routing  Yes 
Path Computation Element Protocol (PCEP)  Yes  
MPLS Service (Layer 2 and Layer 3) 
L2VPN  Yes 
L3VPN   Yes 
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)  Yes 
Timing and Synchronization 
PTP transparent clock  Yes 
PTP master/client capabilities  Yes 
IEEE 1588v2 boundary clock  Yes 
Synchronous Ethernet Enhanced (G.8262.1)  Yes 
G.8275.1 and G.8275.2 along with G.8273.2 (Class C)   Yes 
Operation, Administration, and Maintenance  
Connectivity fault management (CFM)   Yes 
Link fault management (LFM)  Yes 
Security 
MACsec  Yes (all ports) 
Secure boot  Yes 
SSH  Yes 
Authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA)  Yes 
Quality of Service  
Behavior aggregate (BA) classification  Yes 
Rewrite  Yes 
Multifield classification   Yes  
8 queues for traffic   Yes 
Ingress policer  Yes 
Automation 
Zero-touch provisioning (ZTP)  Yes 
Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF)  Yes 
Yet Another Next Generation (YANG)  Yes 
OpenConfig  Yes 
Python scripts   Yes 

2Note: Features listed here are part of consecutive software releases following first release shipping.

Specifications

This section lists basic specifications for the ACX7509 router. For further detail, please refer to the hardware installation manuals at www.juniper.net/techpubs.

 

Hardware

Table 4. ACX7509 System Specifications
Specification   ACX7509 
Dimensions (W x H x D)  Metal-to-metal: 19.0 x 10.5 x 23.6 in. (48.2 x 26.7 x 60.0 cm)  
Including cabling: 19.0 x 10.5 x 31.5 in. (48.2 x 26.7 x 80.0 cm) 
Weight (lb/kg) fully configured   150 lb (68 kg)  
Operating system  Junos OS Evolved  
CPU  Intel Hewitt Lake, 64 GB DDRAM 
Power (DC)  -48 VDC through -60 VDC 
Power (AC)  240 VAC 
Mounting   Rack and cabinet mounting options 
Interfaces 

The following line cards support MACsec on all ports:   

  • 20 x 1GbE/10GbE/25GbE/50GbE  
  • 4 x 200GbE/400GbE   
  • 16 x 40GbE/100GbE 
Synchronization interfaces 
  • 1x RJ45 Management 
  • 1x RJ-45 Console + time of day (TOD) 
  • 1PPS and 10 MHz input and output     
  • 1x RJ45 BITs interface
Cooling 
  • Two hot-swappable fan trays with four counter rotating fans in each fan tray; N+1 fan rotor redundancy at chassis level 
  • Front to back air cooling
PSU redundancy 
  • Premium bundle—4 power supply units (2+2) 
  • Base bundle—2 power supply units (1+1)  
Recommended software version   Junos OS Evolved 21.4R1 or later  

 

Table 5. ACX7509 Environmental Ranges
Parameters   ACX7509 
Operating temperature  32° to 104°F (0-40° C), short term 32° to 131° F (0-55° C) GR-63 NEBS-LE 
Storage temperature   -40° through 158° F (-40° to 70° C) 
Operating altitude   Up to 6000 feet (1828.8 meters) 
Relative humidity operating  5% to 90% (noncondensing)  

 

Table 6. ACX7509 Typical and Maximum Thermal Output
Parameters   ACX7509 Heat Dissipation
Redundant System: Typical power (without optics)3  1605 W 5476.48 BTU/hour
Redundant System: Maximum power (without optics)4 2180 W 7438.46 BTU/hour
Non-Redundant System: Typical power (without optics) 1193 W 4070.51 BTU/hour
Non-Redundant System: Maximum power (without optics)4 1626 W 5548.13 BTU/hour

3Typical power consumption measured at 25° C ambient with 50% load on all ports (Internet Mix traffic)

4Maximum power consumption measured at 40° C ambient with 100% load on all ports (Internet Mix traffic)


Approvals

  ACX7509 
Safety Approvals  
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Information Technology Equipment—Safety  Yes 
UL 60950-1 (2nd Edition) Information Technology Equipment—Safety  Yes 
EN 60950-1: 2006/A2:2013 Information Technology Equipment—Safety   Yes 
IEC 60950-1: 2005/A2:2013 Information Technology Equipment—Safety (All country deviations): CB Scheme  Yes 
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 62368-1-14 Information Technology Equipment—Safety  Yes 
UL 62368-1 Information Technology Equipment—Safety  Yes 
EN 62368-1: 2014 Information Technology Equipment—Safety  Yes 
IEC 62368-1: 2014 2nd Edition Information Technology Equipment—Safety (All country deviations): CB Scheme  Yes 
EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products—Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements  Yes 
Electromagnetic Capability (EMC) 
EN 300 386 V1.6.1 Class A Telecom Network Equipment—EMC requirements   Yes 
EN 300 386 V2.1.1 Class A Telecom Network Equipment—EMC requirements  Yes 
FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A USA Radiated and Conducted Emissions  Yes 
EN 55032 Class A European Radiated and Conducted Emissions  Yes 
AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class A Australia/New Zealand Radiated and Conducted Emissions  Yes 
ICES-003 Class A Canada Radiated and Conducted Emissions  Yes 
VCCI- CISPR 32 Class A Japanese Radiated and Conducted Emissions  Yes 
BSMI CNS 13438 and NCC C6357 Taiwan Radiated and Conducted Emissions (at 10 meters)  Yes 
KN32 Korea Radiated and Conducted Emission (at 10 meters)  Yes 
TEC/EMI/TEL-001/FEB-09  Yes 
TEC-SD-DD-EMC-221-05-OCT-16  Yes 
Network Equipment Building Systems (NEBS) 
SR-3580 NEBS Criteria Levels (Level 3 Compliance)  Yes 
GR-63-CORE: NEBS, Physical Protection  Yes 
GR-1089-CORE: EMC and Electrical Safety for Network Telecommunications Equipment  Yes 
Data Center DC 3160  Yes 
Immunity 
EN 300 386 V1.6.1 Class A Telecom Network Equipment—Immunity requirements  Yes 
EN 300 386 V2.1.1 Class A Telecom Network Equipment—Immunity requirements  Yes 
EN 55024 (CISPR 24)  Yes 
IEC/EN 61000-4-X (-2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -11)  Yes 
KN35 Korea Immunity  Yes 
KN61000-4-X (-2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -11) Korea Immunity  Yes 
TEC/EMI/TEL-001/FEB-09 India Immunity  Yes 
TEC-SD-DD-EMC-221-05-OCT-16  Yes 
IG Surge  Yes 
EN 55035 (CISPR 35:2016) Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment  Yes 

 

Ordering Information

Product   Description  
Hardware  
ACX7509-BASE   ACX7509 Base chassis bundle 
ACX7509-PREMIUM   ACX7509 Premium chassis bundle 
ACX7509-FPC-20Y   ACX7509 20 x 1GbE/10GbE/25GbE/50GbE line card   
ACX7509-FPC-4CD   ACX7509 4 x 400GbE/200GbE line card 
ACX7509-FPC-16C   ACX7509 16 x 100GbE/40GbE line card 
Spare SKUs 
ACX7509-FEB  ACX7509 Forwarding Engine, with 4.8 Tbps, forwarding with 2x Q2C, spare 
ACX7509-RCB  ACX7509 Routing Engine, Intel X86 base CPU, 64 GB DDR4, 55 W CPU, spare 
ACX7509-RCB-LT ACX7509 Routing Engine, Intel X86 base CPU, 64 GB DDR4, 55 W CPU with limited encryption version, spare
JNP5700-CHAS  JNP5700 chassis for ACX7509, spare 
ACX7509-EMI  ACX7509 EMI door with air filter and cable manager, spare 
ACX7509-FLTR  ACX7509 air filter, spare 
JNP5700-FAN  JNP5700 fan tray, spare 
JNP-3000W-DC-AFO  Juniper DC power supply, 3000 W, front-to-back airflow, spare 
JNP-3000W-AC-AFO  Juniper AC power supply, 3000 W, front-to-back airflow, spare 
High Availability and MACsec License 
S-EACX-7500-HA-P  SW, EACX, Redundancy System license, without customer support, must purchase customer support separately, perpetual  
S-ACXEVO100GMSEC-P  SW, ACXEVO, 100GbE, MACsec license, without customer support, must purchase customer support separately, perpetual    
S-ACXEVO400GMSEC-P  SW, ACXEVO, 400GbE, MACsec license, without customer support, must purchase customer support 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
Software  
S-EACX-100G-A-1   SW, EACX, per 100GbE capacity, supports IP/MPLS, timing, class of service (CoS), Ethernet OAM (EOAM), telemetry, RFC2544, with up to 256,000 forwarding information base (FIB), up to 1000 L2/L3 VPN, Advanced Care, with SVC customer support, 1 year  
S-EACX-100G-A-3   SW, EACX, per 100GbE capacity, supports IP/MPLS, timing, CoS, EOAM, telemetry, RFC2544, with up to 256,000 FIB, up to 1000 L2/L3 VPN, Advanced Care, with SVC customer support, 3 years  
S-EACX-100G-A-5   SW, EACX, per 100GbE capacity, supports IP/MPLS, timing, CoS, EOAM, telemetry, RFC2544, with up to 256,000 FIB, up to 1000 L2/L3 VPN, Advanced Care, with SVC customer support, 5 years  
S-EACX-100G-A1-P   SW, EACX, per 100GbE capacity, supports IP/MPLS, timing, CoS, EOAM, telemetry, RFC2544, with 256,000 FIB, up to 1000 L2/L3 VPN, Advanced   1, without customer support, must purchase CS SKU separately, perpetual  
S-EACX-100G-P-1   SW, EACX, per 100GbE capacity, includes ADV SW subscription license with full platform scale, Premium Care, with SVC customer support, 1 year  
S-EACX-100G-P-3   SW, EACX, per 100GbE capacity, includes ADV SW subscription license with full platform scale, Premium Care, with SVC customer support, 3 years  
S-EACX-100G-P-5   SW, EACX, per 100GbE capacity, includes ADV SW subscription license with full platform scale, Premium Care, with SVC customer support, 5 years  
S-EACX-100G-P1-P   SW, EACX, per 100GbE capacity, includes ADV SW subscription license with full platform scale, Premium 1   , without customer support, must purchase CS SKU separately, perpetual  
S-EACX-400G-A-1   SW, EACX, per 400GbE capacity, supports IP/MPLS, timing, CoS, EOAM, telemetry, RFC2544, with up to 256,000 FIB, up to 1000 L2/L3 VPN, Advanced Care, with SVC customer support, 1 year  
S-EACX-400G-A-3   SW, EACX, per 400GbE capacity, supports IP/MPLS, timing, CoS, EOAM, telemetry, RFC2544, with up to 256,000 FIB, up to 1000 L2/L3 VPN, Advanced Care, with SVC customer support, 3 years  
S-EACX-400G-A-5   SW, EACX, per 400GbE capacity, supports IP/MPLS, timing, CoS, EOAM, telemetry, RFC2544, with up to 256,000 FIB, up to 1000 L2/L3 VPN, Advanced Care, with SVC customer support, 5 years  
S-EACX-400G-A1-P   SW, EACX, per 400GbE capacity, supports IP/MPLS, timing, CoS, EOAM, telemetry, RFC2544, with 256,000 FIB, up to 1000 L2/L3 VPN, Advanced 1   , without customer support, must purchase CS SKU separately, perpetual  
S-EACX-400G-P-1   SW, EACX, per 400GbE capacity, includes ADV SW Subscription license with full platform scale, Premium Care, with SVC customer support, 1 year  
S-EACX-400G-P-3   SW, EACX, per 400GbE capacity, includes ADV SW  Subscription license with full platform scale, Premium Care, with SVC customer support, 3 years  
S-EACX-400G-P-5   SW, EACX, per 400GbE capacity, includes ADV SW Subscription license with full platform scale, Premium Care, with SVC customer support, 5 years  
S-EACX-400G-P1-P   SW, EACX, per 400GbE capacity, includes ADV SW Subscription license with full platform scale, Premium 1   , without customer support, must purchase CS SKU separately, perpetual  
Power Cables  
CBL-JNP-SDG4-JPL  Cable Specific, Japan 
CBL-JNP-SDG4-TW  Cable Specific, Taiwan 
CBL-JNP-SDG4-US-L6  Cable Specific, US/North America, L6 
CBL-JNP-PWR-EU  Cable Specific, EU, Africa, China 
CBL-JNP-SDG4-US-L7  Cable Specific, US/North America, L7 
CBL-JNP-SDG4-IN  Cable Specific, India 
CBL-JNP-SDG4-SK  Cable Specific, South Korea 
Additional SKUs 
JNP5K-FEB-BLNK  Blank cover for empty Forwarding Engine Board (FEB) slot 
JNP5K-FPC-BLNK  Blank cover for empty FPC (line card) slot 
JNP5K-RCB-BLNK  Blank cover for empty Routing and Control Board (RCB) slot 
JNP5K-RMK-4POST  Rack mount kit 
ACX7509-EMI  ACX7509 electromagnetic interference (EMI) door with air filter and cable manager, spare 

 

Optics and Transceivers

ACX7509 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

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About Juniper Networks

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