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EXA48200

Advanced Network Packet Broker

The Advanced Packetmaster EXA48200 combines a high-performance switch engine with an extremely powerful ARM CPU into a single cabinet. This approach offers customers a greater choice and more functionality as well as flexibility and makes the unit ideal for advanced visibility and security applications. Multi-layer filtering, tunnel removal, load-balancing paired with higher layer functions such as deduplication and regex filtering allows to master any monitoring/visibility challenge. A flexible port license model allows customers to target a given application with minimum costs.

Main Features of EXA48200

All-in-one visibility solution by combining highest throughput with advanced functions and features.

• Up to 48 x 1/10 Gbps (SFP/ SFP+) and 2 x 40/100 Gbps (QSFP/ QSFP28) ports

• Aggregation, Filtering and Load-Balancing

• Tunnel removal and inside tunnel filtering

• Deduplication, Regex filtering, Data masking and Packet Slicing

• Netflow generation

• Flexible port licensing model (12, 24, 36 or 48 ports enabled)

• Open for 3rd party transceivers

• 2-year base warranty period

Functions & Benefits of EXA48200

  • Easy to configure via secure Web GUI and REST API
  • Filtering on Layer 2 to Layer 5 packet headers
  • Hash-based, session aware load balancing to keep up&down stream information together
  • Regex filtering to search for complex ASCII strings or Hex patterns anywhere in packets
  • Deduplication function
  • Data masking
  • Tunnel termination and inner tunnel filtering (VXLAN, GTP, ERSPAN, MPLS, MPLSoGRE, GRE, CFP)
  • Active GRE endpoint function
  • SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 support
  • Straight and easy development of filtering strings using MS Excel with download function
  • Cost efficient due to flexible port licensing model
Number of Ports48 x SFP/SFP+ 1/10 Gbps; 2 x QSFP/QSFP28 40/100 Gbps; QSFP/QSFP28 ports can be used in break-out mode supporting 4 x 10/25 Gbps
Link/Port Aggregation1:1; 1:n; n:1; n:n – at all port/link speeds
Traffic distribution/load balancingTraffic can be easily distributed to single ports, parallel ports or load-balancing groups
FilteringUp to OSI Layer 4 including MAC, VLAN, Ethertype, VXLAN VNI, IPv4/IPv6, DSCP, Protocol type, Layer 4 Port Numbers Multiple stage filtering (ingress, egress and loopback ports) Regex filtering to search for ASCII strings and/or Hex pattern in complete packets
Tunnel Termination and inner tunnel filteringMPLS, MPLS over UDP, GRE, GTP, ERSPAN, VXLAN, CFP Generic pattern removal via offset and length
Packet SlicingSupported at all ports and port speeds for any user selectable packet size
DeduplicationSupported at all ports and port speeds
Data maskingOverwrite any part of a packet to comply with GDPR regulations
Netflow generationv5 and v9 supported
Throughput / LatencyNon-blocking architecture with 1360 Gbps throughput
Latency< 700ns
Buffer24 Mbyte with intelligent buffer management to avoid congestion due to micro-bursts
Supervision/LoggingSNMPv2c and SNMPv3; Syslog and Activity Log function
Unit ControlWebUI via https and RestAPI via 10/100/1000B-T management interface
MTBF178213 hours
Electrical PowerDual 100-240V AC or 36-72V DC available

Inputs

  • 48 x 1 Gbps / 10 Gbps full duplex SFP Ports for any kind of SFP/SFP+
  • 2 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/ QSFP28 ports support breakout cables to 4x10G or 4x25G interfaces

Outputs

  • 48 x 1 Gbps / 10 Gbps full duplex SFP Ports for any kind of SFP/SFP+
  • 2 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/ QSFP28 ports support breakout cables to 4x10G or 4x25G interfaces

Performance

  • Performance up to 1,36 Tbps
  • Non-blocking design
  • Boot time from power on to working 180 sec

Management

  • Management Port: (1) RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbit Configuration

Operating specifications

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

Mechanical specifications

  • Dimension (WxDxH): 444 x 565 x 44 mm
  • Weight: 12,1 kg
  • Airflow: Front-back

Electrical specifications

  • Input Power: 100-240V
  • Maximum Power Consumption: 220W
  • Power Supply Module: 2 (redundant & hot- swappable)

Certifications

  • Compliance and Safety: EN 61000-3-2:2019; EN 61000-3-3:2013/A1:2019;
  • EN 62368-1:2014; EN 55035/2017/A11:2020;
  • EN 55032:2015/A1:2020
  • EU Directives compliance:2014/35/EU and 2014/30/EU
  • RoHs Compliance: RoHS 6

Aggregation

The EXA48200 is able to receive traffic from a single or multiple 1/10/40 or 100 Gbps link(s) via the monitoring ports of an inline tapping device. The incoming traffic can be further aggregated to a single or multiple outputs to connect analyzers and monitoring tools as required. The example below shows how EXA48200 aggregates upstream and downstream traffic of a 100 Gbit link to a single output port for more economical usage of connected traffic probes/analytics systems.

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By utilizing the various filtering capabilities of the EXA48200 the user is able to further reduce traffic volume that needs to be processed, thus enabling quicker and more accurate analysis and troubleshooting.

Superior filtering capabilities

The advanced Packetmaster EXA48200 supports up to 16000 parallel running filters. These filters can be used to redirect a selected part of the incoming traffic to a low bandwidth monitoring tool.

Filtering parameters includes:

Layer 2Layer 3Layer 4
MAC Src / DstMPLS LabelPort Src / Dst
VLAN tagIPv4 Src / DstTCP Flag
EthertypeIPv6 Src / Dst 
VXLAN VNIDSCP 
 Fragmentation 
 Protocol 

Besides standard OSI L2 to L4, the EXA48200 also supports filtering inside tunnels like GTP, VXLAN or GRE. By default, filtering is done at ingress but can be easily extended to egress as well as loopback ports allowing maximum flexibility to forward the right traffic to the right probing/analyzer system.

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

The EXA48200 supports the termination of various tunnels such as:

  • ERSPAN II and III
  • GRE
  • MPLS over UDP
  • GTP
  • VXLAN
  • CFP
VXLAN tunnel functionality with a Cubro Network packet Broker

Every port of the EXA48200 supports an independent MAC and IP setup. Thus, the EXA48200 can be used as an active tunnel end-point. Besides tunnel termination, it also allows filtering inside tunnels. This superior functionality makes the EXA48200 perfectly suited for any modern overlay network.

GRE encapsulation function

To transport filtered packets from site A to site B over a routed Layer 3 network, the EXA48200 supports a GRE encapsulation function.

Session-aware load-balancing

The Cubro EXA48200 supports Session-aware load-balancing that allows every packet belonging to the same conversation/flow to be sent to the same physical output port within a load-balancing group.

Deduplication

The Cubro EXA48200 offers a Deduplication function to eliminate duplicated packets and protect monitoring equipment from getting overloaded.

Regex Filtering

The Regex filter function of the EXA48200 is the perfect solution to find packets that can not be found by using usual L2 to L4 packet parameters like IP Address, Protocol or UDP/TCP port number.

IP Reassembly function

IP fragmentation breaks packets into smaller pieces (fragments), therefore, the resulting pieces can pass through a link with a smaller maximum transmission unit (MTU) than the original packet size. The fragments are reassembled by the receiving host. Fragmentation might cause troubles for monitoring tools or will need additional processing resources of the tool to reassemble the fragments. The EXA48200 keeps monitoring tools clear by providing an easy-to-use reassembly function.

The EXA48200 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.

Filters can also be created using Microsoft® Excel and uploaded to the EXA48200.

Product Components

  • Cubro EXA48200
  • AC or DC power supply modules
  • Power cord
  • Transceivers not included
Part NumberDescription
CUB.APM-EXA48200-12Advanced Packetmaster EXA48200, 12x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual AC powered
CUB.APM-EXA48200-24Advanced Packetmaster EXA48200, 24x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual AC powered
CUB.APM-EXA48200-36Advanced Packetmaster EXA48200, 36x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual AC powered
CUB.APM-EXA48200-48Advanced Packetmaster EXA48200,48x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual AC powered
CUB.APM-EXA48200-12-DCAdvanced Packetmaster EXA48200,12x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual DC powered
CUB.APM-EXA48200-24-DCAdvanced Packetmaster EXA48200, 24x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual DC powered
CUB.APM-EXA48200-36-DCAdvanced Packetmaster EXA48200, 36x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual DC powered
CUB.APM-EXA48200-48-DCAdvanced Packetmaster EXA48200, 48x1G/10G and 2x40G/100G, Dual DC powered

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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