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Advanced Network Packet Broker

The EXA32100A is a high-performance advanced network packet broker that aggregates, filters, duplicates, and load balances network traffic to security, monitoring and management tools. The advanced network packet broker EXA32100A is the updated version of our 32x100G solution. With the new hardware design, the unit is capable of more features and packet performance than before.

The unit features 32 x 40/100G QSFP & 2 x 10/25G SFP+ interfaces. The Advanced G5+ Packetmaster supports breakout cables on the QSFP ports to individual 4 x 10/25G and also 2 x 25G  providing an extensive and flexible level of connectivity. It is based on an advanced multi-core, industry-leading programmable switch chip architecture. This platform allows all filtering features to be implemented at the hardware level for unmatched throughput and performance.

The EXA32100A enables high-performance deep protocol identification and processing, and data message pre-processing at the chip forwarding logic level. The various possibilities to remove tunnel encapsulations from packets plus the possibility of inner tunnel filtering makes the EXA32100A ideal for any modern overlay network. The multi-layer filtering capabilities of the advanced NPB is a powerful feature that enables enhanced network visibility and better network performance.

Main Features of EXA32100A

  • Filters and load-balances traffic from 10, 25, 40 or 100 Gbps links to multiple monitoring tools
  • Aggregates multiple 10 Gbps links to 25, 40, or 100 Gbps monitoring tools
  • 32 x 40/100 Gbps (QSFP/QSFP28)
  • QSFP28 ports support breakout to 4 x 10/25G
  • Supports data burst buffering
  • Packet slicing support (any configurable packet size)
  • IPv6 support
  • Tunnel header stripping
  • No additional port licensing fees or software feature licensing. All features and applications included in the unit price.
  • 2-year base warranty period

Functions & Benefits of EXA32100A

  • Easy to configure: secure Web GUI / ReST API
  • Load balancing: hash-based, session aware load balancing on either outer or inner tunnel headers
  • Ultra high port density: supports up to 32 x 40/100 Gbps or 128 x 25/10 Gbps ports and two dedicated SFP+/SFP28 ports for 10G or 25Gbps
  • Tunnel termination and filtering on multiple parameters including inner tunnel (VXLAN, GTP, ERSPAN, CFP, MPLS, etc)
  • Up to 115688 simultaneously filtering rules without performance restrictions to see the traffic that is really needed
  • ASCII string filtering inside the payload
  • SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 support
  • Straight and easy development of filtering strings using MS Excel with download function.
Link/Port AggregationAggregation many to any, and any to many at all link speeds
100G distribution/load balancingTraffic can be easily distributed across 10G, 25G, and 40G links to monitor highly loaded 100 Gbps links.
Jumbo Frame SupportThe EXA32100A supports jumbo Ethernet frames with a size of up to 9192 bytes.
Support of IPv4 and IPv6Yes
Ports32 x QSFP 40 Gbps or QSFP28 100 Gbps with break-out possibility to 10Gbps or 25Gbps 2 x SFP+ 10Gbps or SFP28 25Gbps 1 x 10/100/1000 Base-T (Management) 1 x RS232 Console
Configuration / CommunicationWeb GUI, REST API
Performance6,4 Tbps backplane 100 % throughput without any packet loss 2,4 Billion PPS
Aggregation latencyAverage < 700 ns for 64-byte frames
MTBF200.742 hours
Packet Buffer22 MB
Different Power VersionsDual 100-240V AC or 36-72V DC available


  • 32 x 40 Gbps / 100 Gbps full duplex Ports for any kind of QSFP/QSFP28
  • * Each port can be input and / or output depending on the application and configuration
  • *All QSFP/ QSFP 28 ports support breakout cables to 4x10G or 4x25G interfaces


  • 32 x 40 Gbps / 100 Gbps full duplex Ports for any kind of QSFP/QSFP+
  • *Each port can be input and / or output depending on the application and configuration
  • *All QSFP/ QSFP 28 ports support breakout cables to 4x10G or 4x25G interfaces


  • Performance up to 6,4 Tbps
  • 2,4 Billion PPS
  • Non-blocking design
  • Boot time from power on to working 180 sec


  • Management Port: (1) RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbit Configuration
  • Easy to use Web UI

Operating specifications

  • Operating Temperature: 0ºC to 40ºC
  • Storage Temperature: -10ºC to 70ºC
  • Relative Humidity: 10% min, 95% max (non-condensing)

Mechanical specifications

  • Dimension (WxDxH): 442 x 580 x 44 mm
  • Weight: 11,8 kg
  • Airflow: Front-back

Electrical specifications

  • Input Power: 100-240V AC or 36-72V DC
  • Maximum Power Consumption: 540W


  • Fully RoHS compliant
  • CE compliant
  • Safety – UL 60950-1 / CSA C22.2 60950-1-07 / IEC 62368-1: 2014 EN 62368-1: 2014

Deduplication by filtering in VXLAN overlay networks (VXLAN VNI and IP filtering)

Usually, the duplicate traffic is caused by picking up the same traffic more than once due multiple tapping and/or aggregation devices.

Traffic between IP X and IP Y passes the tapping two times and thus the same packets are visible twice at the tapping output. From user perspective every packet is received twice. The EXA32100A offers an easy and straight-forward way to eliminate the duplicates by allowing filtering VXLAN VNI and inner IP simultaneously.

State-of-the-art tunnel removal and inside tunnel filtering

The EXA48200 supports the termination of various tunnels such as:

  • GRE
  • MPLS over UDP and MPLS over GRE
  • GTP
  • IPinIP
  • CFP

GRE encapsulation function

To transport filtered packets from site A to site B over a routed Layer 3 network, the EXA32100A supports a GRE encapsulation function.

GTP user-plane load-balancing

The Cubro EXA32100A distributes the packets based on a hash-key. The best choice for mobile user-data is that this hash-key is based on the inner IP address (=user IP) of the arriving packets. The EXA32100A handles inner IP loadbalancing in hardware and supports Tbit/s of processing power.

Web User Interface

The EXA32100A features an extremely easy to use graphical way of operation.
The innovative and logical WebUI allows the user to create a backup, setup new users, check port link status/statistics or define a powerful filtering scenario which will help to do the job quickly.

Product Components

  • Cubro EXA32100A
  • AC/DC power supply
  • European power cord
  • Transceivers not included
Part NumberDescription
CUB.SM-EXA32100AEXA32100A Advanced Network Packet Broker, 32×40/100G, AC power supply
CUB.SM-EXA32100A-DCEXA32100A Advanced Network Packet Broker, 32×40/100G, DC power supply

Spare parts

Part NumberDescription
CUB.PM-AC-EAC Power supply module for CUBRO EX32100A/EX48600/OMNIA120/EX48200 series
CUB.PM-DC-EDC Power supply module for CUBRO EXA32100A/EX48600/OMNIA120/EX48200 series

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