Aurora 621
  • • Broadcom Trident3-X5
  • • 6 ✕ 100G + 48 ✕ 25G
  • • Intel Atom C3508 CPU
  • • BMC-enabled
  • • SONiC-ready

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The Netberg Aurora 621 is a 25GbE multi-role switch suited for Top-of-Rack/Spine Datacenter, Enterprise, and CSP network deployments. It has 48 x 25GbE SFP28 and 6 x 100GbE QSFP28 interfaces and supports up to 64 interfaces using DAC break-out cables.

The system uses Broadcom Trident3-X5 silicon that introduces data plane programmability. The programmable pipeline allows new features to be added after deployment using in-field upgrade, providing capex investment protection for operators.

Support for new overlays and tunneling such as GENEVE, NSH, VXLAN, GPE, MPLS, MPLS over GRE/UDP, GUE, ILA, and PPPoE, new instrumental features bring intelligence to the network and push service capacity to the next level.

Performance is backed by quad-core Intel Atom C3508 processor, up to 16GB DDR4 memory and 32GB SSD drive for application deployment. RAS features include a redundant hot-swappable power supply (1+1) and fans (N+1) for lower maintenance costs. The switch has a BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) onboard to provide server-like monitoring and power control function through a shared Ethernet interface.

The system supports Netberg SONiC as the complete switching package, Ubuntu Linux and OpenBCM Broadcom Core Switch Software Development Kit (SDK) allow custom application development, and InfiniCore Visibility Studio for network visibility and management solutions.

Simplified deployment
  • With full Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) support, network operators can install the target Network Operating Systems (NOS) as part of data center provisioning in the fashion that servers are provisioned.
Network monitoring
  • Programmable support for enhanced network telemetry, including per-packet timestamping, Flow Tracker, microburst detection, latency/drop monitor, Active-probe-based in-band network telemetry, and in-band OAM processing; integrated with open-source BroadView v2 telemetry agent and analytics software
  • 48 x 10/25GbE SFP28 ports
    6 x 100/40GbE QSFP28
  • 2.0Tbps Broadcom Trident3-X5 BCM56770
  • Intel Atom C3508 quad core processor for application deployment
  • Up to 16GB of DDR4 memory (8GB default)
Reliable hardware platform
  • Redundant 400W 1+1 power
  • Redundant N+1 cooling
Network OS (NOS) options
  • Ubuntu Linux with open Broadcom SDK for application development.
  • 9
Ports 48x 10/25GbE SFP28 + 6x 100/40GbE QSFP28 ports in 1 RU
Up to 64 x 10/25G SFP28 ports via break-out cables
1x RJ-45 out-of-band (10/100/1000) management
1x mini-USB console (RS232)
1x USB
Front IO Fan LED
System status LED
PSU1 status LED
PSU2 status LED
Reset button
Performance Switching silicon: 2.0Tbps Broadcom Trident3-X5 BCM56770
Latency: <800 ns (PHY-less)
Packet Buffer: 32MB
Intel® Atom™ Processor C3508
8GB DDR4 ECC (up to 16GB)
Management ASPEED AST2620 BMC
IPMI 2.0, shared Ethernet port
Power 400W 1+1 RPSU 80+ Platinum:
100V~240V AC / 50~60Hz
Cooling 5 N+1 redundant fans
Front-to-Back/Back-to-Front airflow
Dimensions (DxWxH) 1U, 410 x 440 x 44 mm
Rackmount kit9
Environment Operating temperature: 0~45°C
Operating humidity: 20-95% maximum relative humidity (non-condensing)
Warranty 3 year
EMC and safety CE Declaration of Conformity
Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) 6
Compatible NOS ONIE bootloader
Ubuntu 20.04 and a set of developer tools
SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud)
InfiniCORE Network Visibility Studio
Netberg SONiC SONiC.202111

Layer 2:
Link aggregation:
* LAG 802.3ad with LACP
* LACP Fallback
* IEEE 802.1Q
* Port-based
* Vlan Trunk

Layer 3:
* FRR as default routing stack
** BGP Graceful restart helper
** BGP/Neighbor-down fib-accelerate
** IPv6 Link Local and BGP Unnumbered
** Consistent ECMP (fine grain ECMP)
* Proxy ARP
* Mgmt VRF
* L3 RIF counter support
* SONiC for MPLS Dataplane

* QoS - ECN
* QoS - RDMA

* Standard Linux shell tools
* Linux application integration
* Industry standard CLI
* CLI filtering
* Telnet/SSH
* Warm Reboot
* Incremental Config (IP, LAG, Port shut/unshut)
* CoPP Config/Management
* Streaming telemetry
* sFlow
* Syslog
* Sysdump
* DHCP Relay Agent
* Fast Reload
* Critical Resource Monitoring
* MAC Aging
* gRPC
* Sensor transceiver monitoring
* Routing Stack Graceful Restart
* Port breakout
* Port Mirroring
* Everflow V2 - IPV4/IPv6 Portion 2.0
* Sub-port support
* Configurable drop counters
* HW resource monitor
* LLDP extended MIB
* SONiC to SONiC upgrade
* One Image
* MAC Aging
* MTU Setting

* ACL permit/deny
* IPv6 ACL
* Dynamic ACL Upgrade
* Egress mirroring and ACL action support
* Egress shaping (port, queue)

Data Center:
* Priority Flow Control
** Asymmetric PFC
** PFC Watermark
* Tunnel Decap
* BGP-EVPN support(type 5)
* Dynamic headroom calculation (RoCEv2)
* Dynamic policy based hashing for NVGRE/VxLAN packets
* PINS (P4 Integrated Network Stack)