ETX-1300 Gigabit Ethernet Aggregation Switch
ETX-1300 Gigabit Ethernet Aggregation Switch from RAD
Aggregation of 32 fiber optic or electrical Fast Ethernet interfaces into Gigabit
Link resiliency and service continuity, using Link Aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad) and
Ethernet ring protection (G.8032)
Quality of Service with queue mapping per port, P-bit, DSCP, or ToS
Ethernet bridging and switching with VLAN-aware, VLAN-unaware, and VLAN stacking
Link-level Ethernet OAM per IEEE 802.3ah for network monitoring and
The RAD ETX-1300 is a compact Ethernet aggregation switch with four Gigabit Ethernet ports and 32 Fast Ethernet ports
providing resilient network architecture with G.8032 ring support or 802.3ad linear protection. Featuring non-blocking
architecture, the device enables wire speed
data transmission for Layer-2 Ethernet connectivity.
ETX-1300 from RAD introduces a robust, carrier class design with redundant extractable power
supplies, external alarm port and clock interfaces for input or output clock synchronization.
ETHERNET OF THE ETX-1300
The ETX-1300 features the following PSN ports:
Four Gigabit Ethernet ports with SFP-UTP combo connectors
32 Fast Ethernet ports with fiber optic SFP or UTP connectors.
ETX-1300 includes an internal bridge, operating in VLAN-aware and VLANunaware modes.
VLAN stacking can be used for traffic separation between different users or services, by defining a service provider
VLAN ID per customer or service. When VLAN stacking is used, a service provider VLAN tag is added to the user traffic and
removed from network traffic. Both service provider VLAN ID and service provider VLAN priority can be defined.
Classification on the RAD ETX-1300
Policing and classification of the traffic flows are performed between any ingress
and any egress Ethernet port of the device. ETX-1300 monitors traffic with specified flow parameters, allocates
bandwidth, forwards traffic to different queues according to classification parameters etc.
OAM on the ETX-1300
RAD's ETX-1300 supports link level OAM per IEEE 802.3ah enabling link management
including OAM discovery, link monitoring, remote fault detection, and remote loopback control operations.
ETX-1300 Traffic Management User traffic can be queued and prioritized according to VLAN priority and
Ingress and egress rate can be limited per
user and network ports.
When equipped with a removable MiRICi-E3T3 module (ver. 2.5), a fiber FE port can
operate as an E3 or T3 port, forwarding LAN packets to TDM-based WAN. When operating in the T3 mode, MiRICi-E3T3
modules are fully controllable via ETX-1300 management application.
Note: ETX-1300 equipped with the AC or 48 power supply modules supports up to 16 MiRICi-E3T3
units. When equipped with two high-power ACHP or 48HP power supply modules, ETX-1300 can host up
to 32 MiRICi-E3T3 units.
RESILIENCY OF THE RAD ETX-1300
Link aggregation is performed as per 802.3ad (with or without LACP). This enables
operators to use up to four Ethernet links as a single virtual interface, sharing traffic load
and providing link resiliency.
Ethernet Ring Protection
Ethernet Ring Protection technology per G.8032 provides resilient network connection over ring architecture and
rapid service restoration.
TIMING AND SYNCHRONIZATION
ETX-1300 features a flexible clock mechanism using external and internal timing signals coming from:
Timing from GbE ports (Sync-E)
External station clock source via station clock port, providing out-of-band synchronization.
ETX-1300 MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY
The RAD ETX-1300 can be managed using different ports and applications:
Local out-of-band management via a terminal connected to the RS-232 port
Remote out-of-band management via the dedicated 10/100BaseT port
Remote inband management via the GbE or FE interface. Remote management is performed using Telnet
or RADview, RADs SNMP-based EMS.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
Software download is available via local terminal using XMODEM/YMODEM, or remotely using TFTP/FTP.
ETX-1300 uses the Syslog protocol to generate and transport event notifications over IP networks to the central Syslog
server. The Syslog operation complies with the RFC 3164 requirements.
MONITORING AND DIAGNOSTICS OF ETX-1300
Comprehensive monitoring and diagnostic capabilities include port status indication
and statistic counters for Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.
The RAD ETX-1300 includes a dry-contact connector for reporting alarms to external
equipment. The connector also has an external alarm input for monitoring external sensors.
For diagnostic purposes, ETX-1300 maintains a cyclic event log file that stores up to 2048 time-stamped events and a
real-time current alarm list.
An internal built-in test (BIT) performed after power-up checks the internal circuitry of the unit. The results of the test
are visible via the local terminal.
ETX-1300 Gigabit Ethernet Aggregation Switch product data sheet