PRODUCTS

Aurora 630
  • • Intel Atom C2558 CPU
  • • ONIE Pre-loaded
  • • Broadcom Tomahawk
  • • 16 ✕ 100G + 48 ✕ 25G
  • • ONL ready

Datasheet.

The Aurora 630 is a 25GbE switch suited for Top-of-Rack/Spine Datacenter, Enterprise, and Cloud Service Provider network deployments, where line-rate L2/ L3 (3.2 Tbps) switching performance of StrataXGS Tomahawk is paired with low-latency of true PHY-less design in a compact 1RU form factor.

It has a unique port combination of 48 x 25GbE SFP28 and 16 x 100GbE QSFP28 interfaces, which is optimal for the top of rack switch with non-blocking throughput between rack and aggregation layer, and four additional 100G ports are available for the high-performance connectivity.

With 25/100G bi-directional performance on each port, sub-500ns port-to-port latency, support for high-performance storage/RDMA protocols, comprehensive overlay and tunneling support including VXLAN, NVGRE, MPLS, SPB, the Aurora 630 is ideal for small high performance computing clusters and high-frequency trading applications as well as highly virtualized cloud environments and network provider companies.

Performance is backed by quad-core Intel Atom processor, up to 16GB DDR3 memory and 64GB SSD drive for application deployment. RAS features include a redundant hot-swappable power supply (1+1) and fans (N+1). x86-based control plane provides access to an ecosystem of the same Linux applications that are deployed on servers.

Available in Back to Front (BtoF) and Front to Back (FtoB) airflow configurations.

This cost-effective design replaces outdated 10/40G switch technology.

Leaf-Spine architecture
  • With new networking paradigm in modern DC, Aurora 630 is great for ToR/Leaf tier; you can achieve number of advantages over traditional Core/Aggregation/Access approach:
  • Two-tier fabric with undersubscription ratio
  • Easy scale to hundreds of nodes
  • Energy Efficient
  • Lower latency
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
  • The StrataXGS Tomahawk switch series includes BroadView™ instrumentation, which provides operators the telemetry to troubleshoot large-scale networks, apply controls for optimal performance, respond to potential problems before they happen, and drive down OPEX. This includes extensive application flow and debug statistics, link health and utilization monitors, streaming network congestion detection and packet tracing capabilities.
Performance
  • 48 x 10/25GbE SFP28 ports
    16 x 100/40GbE QSFP28
  • 3.2 Tbps Broadcom Tomahawk BCM56960
  • 4400 million packets per second
  • Intel Atom 2558 quad core processor for application deployment
  • Up to 16GB of DDR3 memory (8GB default)
  • Configurable pipeline latency enabling sub-400 ns port-to-port operation
  • Supports high-performance storage/RDMA protocols including RoCE and RoCEv2
Reliable hardware platform
  • Redundant 650W 1+1 power
  • Redundant N+1 cooling
Network OS (NOS) options
  • Broadcom ICOS - Web-scale NOS with traditional L2/L3 functions and management, with an API structure for third-party apps and integration with provisioning and orchestration systems.

    Latest ICOS release runs in OS-as-a-service mode and supports the use of Linux shell tools for management, provisioning, application deployment and orchestration enabling customer a seamless path to network modernization for network virtualization, SDN, SDDC, and NFV.
  • Open Network Linux is a Linux distribution for "bare metal" switches, that is, network forwarding devices built from commodity components. ONL uses ONIE to install onto on-board flash memory. Open Network Linux is a part of the Open Compute Project and is a component in a growing collection of open source and commercial projects.

    OpenNSL and OF-DPA 3.0 are available on request.
  • OpenSwitch - an open source, Linux-based network operating system (NOS) designed to power enterprise-grade switches from multiple hardware vendors that will enable organizations to rapidly build data center networks that are customized for unique business needs.

    Now integrated with OF-DPA 3.0 and OVS for a seamless OpenFlow support.
Specification
MSRP US$7000 for Aurora 630 bare metal switch preloaded with ONIE

US$11000 for Aurora 630 switch preloaded with ICOS
Ports 48x 10/25GbE SFP28 + 16x 100/40GbE QSFP28 ports in 1 RU
Up to 112 x 25/10G SFP28 ports via break-out cables
1x RJ-45 out-of-band (10/100/1000) management
1x RJ-45 console (RS232)
1x USB
Front IO Fan LED
System status LED
PSU1 status LED
PSU2 status LED
Reset button
Performance Switching silicon: 1.8Tbps Broadcom Tomahawk BCM56963
Forwarding rate: 4400Mpps
Latency: <500 нс (PHY-less)
Layer 2: 136K MAC addresses, 4K Vlans
Layer 3: 128K IPv4 host routes, 72K IPv4/36K IPv6 routes, 64K IPv4/32K IPv6 Mroutes
Redundancy: 256 x 802.3ad groups; 32-way ECMP
Packet Buffer: 16MB
Intel® Atom™ Processor 2558
8GB DDR3 ECC (up to 16GB)
64GB SSD
Power Up to 300 W (full load)
650W 1+1 RPSU 80+ Platinum
100V~240V AC / 50~60Hz
190-310V DC
Cooling 5 N+1 redundant fans
Front-to-Back/Back-to-Front airflow
Dimensions (DxWxH) 1U, 520 x 440 x 44 mm
Rackmount kit (option)
Environment Operating temperature: 0~45°C
Operating humidity: 20-95% maximum relative humidity (non-condensing)
Warranty 3 year
EMC and safety FCC, CE
Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) 6
Compatible NOS Open Network Linux
with Open Network Switch Library (OpenNSL) and OF-DPA 3.0
Broadcom ICOS
OpenSwitch
Broadcom ICOS ICOS 3.2 software stack implementation. To be updated along with the development.
Check the intro here.

NOTE: The limitation with current HW is that you can do L3 routing, or you have hardware terminate VXLAN tunnels, but not both at the same time.

Layer 2 features

L2 MAC address table: 288K

Link aggregation:
* 802.3ad with LACP
* Cisco EtherChannel
* Max number of group: 8
* Unicast/Multicast traffic balance
* Virtual Port Channel (MLAG)

VLAN:
* IEEE 802.1Q
* Port-Based
* Private VLAN
* Voice VLAN

Spanning Tree:
* IEEE 802.1D
* IEEE 802.1w
* IEEE 802.1s
* Spanning Tree Fast Forwarding
* Edge port (same as Fast Forwarding)
* Auto Edge
* BPDU Filter/Guard
* Loop Guard
* TCN Guard
* Root Guard

Storm Control:
* Broadcast
* Unknown Multicast
* DLF (Unknown Unicast)

IGMP Snooping:
* IGMP Snooping v1/v2/v3
* IGMP v1/v2 querier support
* IGMP Immediate Leave
* MLD Snooping
* Jumbo frame
* IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
* Q-in-Q

IPv6
* V4/V6 dual stack
* ICMPv6
* ICMPv6 redirect
* IPv6 Path MTU Discovery
* IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
* Stateless Autoconfiguration
* Manual Configuration
* DHCPv6
* SNMP over IPv6
* HTTP over IPv6
* SSH over IPv6
* IPv6 Telnet support
* IPv6 DNS resolver
* IPv6 RADIUS support
* IPv6 TACACS+ support
* IPv6 Syslog support
* IPv6 SNTP support
* IPv6 TFTP support
* Remote IPv6 ping

QoS features
* Number of priority queue: 8
* Scheduling:
** WRR
** Strict priority
** Hybrid (WRR+Strict priority)
* CoS:
** 802.1p-based CoS
** IP TOS Precedence based CoS
** IP DSCP based CoS
* DiffServ:
** 32 classes
** 13 rules per class
** No. class in policy: 64
** No. policy in class: 28
* Auto VoIP

Layer 3 Features
* Number of IP interfaces: 128
* Multinetting/CIDR
* /31 subnet support
* IP ARP
* Proxy ARP
* Local proxy ARP
* IRDP
* Static route
* ECMP
* OSFP v2/v3
* BGP v4/v6
** RFC4893
* Virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) awareness in BGP:
** BGP extended communities
** BGP route leaking
** BGP dynamic neighbors
* Multicast:
** Multicast groups
** IGMP v1/v2/v3
** MLD v1/v2
** DVMRP
** PIM-DM v4/v6
** PIM-SM v4/v6
** IGMP proxy
* VRRP
* Loopback
* Routes:
** IPv4
** IPv6
** ARP entry
** ND entries
** IP IGMP/MLD
** PIM-SM/DM v4/v6
** DVMRP
* Source IP configuration
* Policy-based routing (PBR)
* IPv6 Tunneling
* IPv6 Loopback
* DHCPv6 relay
* DHCPv6 server

Security
* Static/Dynamic Port Security (MAC-based)
* 802.1x:
** Port based
** MAC based
** VLAN assignment
** Guest VLAN
** Unauthenticated VLAN
** QoS assignment
* ACL:
** L2: MAC SA/DA, CoS, EtherType
** L3: IPv4 SA/DA, subnet based
** L3: IPv6 SA/DA, flow-label, DSCP
** L4: TCP/UDP port
** Time-based ACL
** ACL counters
* RADIUS:
** Authentication
** Accounting
* TACACS+:
** Authentication
* HTTPS & SSL
* SSH 1.5/2.0
* User authentication:
** Local
** RADIUS/TACACS+
** AAA
* DoS control
* MAC filter
* IP Source Guard
* Dynamic ARP inspection
* DHCP snooping
* Control Plane Policy (CoPP)

Management
* Standard Linux shell tools
* Linux application integration
* Industry standard CLI
* CLI filtering
* Telnet/SSH
* Software/configuration upload/download using TFTP/XMODEM/HTTP/FTP/SCP/SFTP
* SNMP v1/v2c/v3
* RMON 1,2,3,9 groups
* BOOTP client/relay
* DHCP:
** Client
** Server
** Relay
** L2 option 82 relay
** L3 option 82 relay
* Event log
* DNS Client
* Utility: remote ping, traceroute
* SNTP v4
* LLDP: 802.1AB, 802.MED
* CDP
* UDLD
* Port mirroring:
** SPAN: one-to-one, many-to-one
** SPAN with ACL filter
** SPAN with VLAN
** RSPAN
* sFlow v5
* Cable test
* Email alerting
* Auto install
* RESTCONF interface
* NetSNMP

Data Center
* ONIE enabled boot loader
* FIP snooping
* Congestion Notification (CN)
* ETS
* PFC
* DCBX for PFC (CEE v1.0)
* DCBX for ETS (CEE v1.0)
* OpenFlow 1.3
* Open Ethernet Networking (OpEN) API
* Puppet/Chef support
* VXLAN
* NVGRE
OpenSwitch OpenSwitch Release 2.0.0

Layer 2 features

*L2 MAC address table
** 40K(*)
** Aging support
** Static MAC
* Reserved MAC pass through
* Link Aggregation
** 802.3ad with LACP
** Max number of group: 64
** Max member per group: 48
** Unicast/Multicast traffic balance
** LACP fallback
* VLAN
** IEEE 802.1Q
** Port-Based
* Spanning Tree
** IEEE 802.1S
** Edge port (same as fast forwarding)
** BPDU Filter/Guard
** Loop Guard
* Storm Control
** Broadcast
** Unknown Multicast
** DLF (unknown unicast)
* Error Disable / Recovery
** MAC flapping
** Link flapping
** Storm control
** BPDU
** UDLD
* LLDP
* UDLD
* 802.3x Flow control
* Jumbo Frame
* FEC

Layer 3 Features
* L3 LAG
* L3 loopback
* L3 sub-interface
* IP ARP
** Aging support
** Retry count
* Proxy ARP / Local proxy ARP
* Static route
* 48-way ECMP
* BGP v4/v6
* VRRP v2
* OSPF v2
* BFD
* Source IP Configuration
* Policy-based Routing (PBR)
* IP Prefix List
* IP Community List
* Route map

Security
* Ingress ACL
* RADIUS
* TACACS+
* User authentication
** Local
** RADIUS/TACACS+
** AAA

QoS
* 8 cosq per port
* DWRR and Strict scheduling
* WRED-ECN
* Traffic shape

Management
* Industrial standard CLI
* CLI filtering, pagination and interface range
* Text-based configuration
* SSH
* SFTP/SCP
* Dual Image
* Incremental software update
* SNMP v2c/v3
* TFTP Server
* DHCP Client/Server/Relay
* Syslog
* Event log
* Audit Logs
* Utility: Remote ping, traceroute
* Diagnostic dump
* Supportability
* Core dump
* NTP Client
* sFlow
* SPAN / ERSPAN
* Zero Touch Provisioning
* Ansible Support
* Restful API
* Fast/Warm reboot

Data Center & SDN
* PFC
* DCBX(**)
* VxLAN/HW-VTEP
* OpenFlow 1.3.4


*: table size is depended on hardware platform
**: It is supported in the feature firmware upgrade