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Compact Multi-Service Carrier Ethernet Router Series

Service providers, more than ever, are looking for ways to reduce network operational costs while increasing new revenue streams through over-the- top services. CER 2000 Series Routers are purpose-built to help these providers save on space, power, and cooling while extending wire-speed IP and Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) services to the network edge without compromising performance.

The CER 2000 is available in 24- and 48-port 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) copper and hybrid fiber configurations with four or two optional 10 GbE uplink ports. To help ensure high performance, all the ports are capable of forwarding IP and MPLS packets at wire speed without oversubscription. With less than 5 watts/Gbps of power consumption, service providers can push up to 136 Gbps of business or residential Carrier Ethernet services through the CER 2000 while reducing their carbon footprint.

A broad set of highly scalable IP unicast and multicast routing features, combined with a low total cost of ownership, makes the CER 2000 an ideal choice for service providers that want to deliver Layer 2 and Layer 3 business services through a single, easy-to-manage platform.

Internet-Grade Routing and Peering

  • Hardened routing code
  • Can scale up to 1.5 million IPv4 routes
  • Shares the same software with the rest of the NetIron family

Field-Proven OS

  • Multi-Service NetIron OS
  • Supports the same set of open networking protocols as the MLXe
  • Highly scalable BGP functionality: Supports up to 256 BGP peers

Advanced Carrier Ethernet Services

  • Up to 128,000 MAC addresses
  • Video delivered at wire speed
  • Deep egress buffering for transient network-traffic bursts

High Performance, Ensured

Need carrier Ethernet and Internet-level peering in a data center? Or on an enterprise border? The NetIron CER 2000 is built to help organizations save on space, power, and cooling expenses while delivering full Internet-grade performance.

Flexible to Meet Your Needs

Every port can deliver at wire speed. The CER is available in multiple 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) copper and hybrid fiber configurations to meet every type of network situation.

OpenFlow: Easy to Manage, Easy to Deploy

Bring software-defined networking (SDN) into your environment. The CER supports OpenFlow 1.3 in hybrid mode, so you can perform both traditional and OpenFlow forwarding from one system.

CER 2000 IEEE Compliance
IEEE 802.3 10Base-T
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX, 100Base-FX, 100Base-LX
IEEE 802.3z 1000Base-SX/LX
IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T
802.3 CSMA/CD Access Method and Physical Layer Specifications
802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet
802.3x Flow Control
802.3ad Link Aggregation
802.1Q Virtual Bridged LANs
802.1D MAC Bridges
802.1w Rapid STP
802.1s Multiple Spanning Trees
802.1x Port-based Network Access Control
802.1ad Provider Bridges
802.1ah Provider Backbone Bridges
802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol
802.1ah Provider Backbone Bridging
CER 2000 ITU Compliance
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CER 2000 MEF Specifications
MEF 2 Requirements and Framework for Ethernet Service Protection
MEF 4 Metro Ethernet Network Architecture Framework Part 1: Generic Framework
MEF 6.1 Metro Ethernet Services Definitions Phase 2
MEF 9 Abstract Test Suite for Ethernet Services at the UNI
MEF 10.1 Ethernet Services Attributes Phase 2
MEF 11 User Network Interface (UNI) Requirements and Framework
MEF 12 Metro Ethernet Network Architecture Framework Part 2: Ethernet Services Layer
MEF 13 User Network Interface (UNI) Type 1 Implementation Agreement
MEF 14 Abstract Test Suite for Traffic Management Phase 1
MEF 15 Requirements for Management of Metro Ethernet Phase 1 Network Elements
MEF 17 Service OAM Framework and Requirements (partial)
MEF 19 Abstract Test Suite for UNI Type 1
MEF 21 Abstract Test Suite for UNI Type 2 Part 1 Link OAM
CER 2000 RFC Compliance
BGPv4RFC 4271 BGPv4
RFC 1745 OSPF Interactions
RFC 1997 Communities and attributes
RFC 2439 Route Flap Dampening
RFC 2796 Route Reflection
RFC 2842 Capability Advertisement
RFC 2918 Route Refresh Capability
RFC 1269 Managed Objects for BGP
RFC 2385 BGP Session Protection via TCP MD5
RFC 3682 Generalized TTL Security Mechanism, for eBGP Session Protection
RFC 4273 BGP-4 MIB
RFC 4893 BGP Support for Four-octet aS Number Space
RFC 5396 Textual Representation of Autonomous System (AS) Numbers
RFC 4724 graceful Restart Mechanism for BGP
RFC 1745 OSPF Interactions
RFC 1765 OSPF Database Overflow
RFC 1850 OSPF v2 MIB
RFC 2370 OSPF Opaque LSA Option
RFC 3630 TE Extensions to OSPF v2
RFC 3623 Graceful OSPF Restart
IS-ISRFC 1195 Routing in TCP/IP and Dual environments
RFC 1142 OSI IS-IS Intra-domain Routing Protocol
RFC 2763 Dynamic Host Name Exchange
RFC 2966 Domain-wide Prefix Distribution
RFC 5120 IS-IS Multi-Topology Support
RFC 5306 Restart Signaling for IS-IS
RFC 5303 three-Way handshake for IS-IS Point-to-Point
RFC 5304 IS-IS Cryptographic authentication(MD-5)
RFC 5306 Restart Signaling for iSiS (helper mode)
RIPRFC 1058 RIP v1
RFC 2453 RIP v2
RFC 1812 RIP Requirements
IPv4 MulticastRFC 1122 Host Extensions
RFC 2236 IGMP v2
RFC 3376 IGMP v3
RFC 4610 Anycast RP using PIM
IPv6 CoreRFC 2460 IPv6 Specification
RFC 2461 IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
RFC 2462 IPv6 Stateless address - Auto-Configuration
RFC 4443 ICMPv6
RFC 4291 IPv6 Addressing Architecture
RFC 3587 IPv6 Global Unicast - Address Format
RFC 2375 IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments
RFC 2464 Transmission of IPv6 over Ethernet Networks
RFC 2711 IPv6 Router alert Option
RFC 3315 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for IPv6
IPv6 RoutingRFC 2080 RIPng for IPv6
RFC 2740 OSPFv3 for IPv6
draft-ietf-isis-ipv6 Routing IPv6 with IS-IS
RFC 2545 Use of BGP-MP for IPv6
RFC 6106 Support for IPv6 Router advertisements with DNS attributes
RFC 4659 BGP- MPLS IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) Extension for IPv6
RFC 6164 Using 127-Bit IPv6 Prefixes on inter-Router Links
IPv6 TransitioningRFC 4798 Connecting IPv6 islands over IPv4 MPLS Using IPv6 Provider Edge
RFC 4659 Transporting IPv6 Layer 3 VRFs across IPv4/ MPLS backbones (6VPE)
MPLSRFC 3031 MPLS architecture
RFC 3032 MPLS Label Stack Encoding
RFC 3036 LDP Specification
RFC 2205 RSVP v1 Functional Specification
RFC 2209 RSVP v1 Message Processing Rules
RFC 3270 MPLS Support of Differentiated Services
RFC 4090 Fast Reroute extensions to RSVP-TE for LSP tunnels; partial support
RFC 4875 extensions to RSVP-TE for P2MP TELSPs
RFC 5443 LDP IGP Synchronization
RFC 5712 MPLS Traffic Engineering Soft Preemption
Layer 2 VPN and PWE3RFC 4664 Framework for Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks
RFC 4665 Service Requirements for Layer 2 Provider-Provisioned Virtual Private Networks
RFC 4762 VPLS using LDP Signaling
draft-ietf-pwe3-arch PWE3 Architecture
RFC 4447 Pseudowire Setup and Maintenance using LDP
RFC 4448 Encapsulation Methods for Transport of Ethernet over MPLS Networks
RFC 5542 Definitions of Textual Conventions for Pseudowire (PW) Management
RFC 5601 Pseudowire (PW) Management Information Base
Layer 3 VPNRFC 2858 Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP-4
RFC 3107 Carrying Label Information in BGP-4
draft-ietf-idr-bgp-ext-communities BGP Extended Communities Attribute
RFC 4576 Using LSA Options Bit to Prevent Looping in BGP/MPLS IP VPNs (DN Bit)
RFC 4577 OSPF as the PE/CE Protocol in BGP/MPLS IP VPNs
draft-ietf-idr-route-filter Cooperative Route Filtering Capability for BGP-4
General ProtocolsRFC 791 IP
RFC 894 IP over Ethernet
RFC 906 TFTP Bootstrap
RFC 1027 Proxy ARP
RFC 951 BootP
RFC 1122 host extensions for IP Multicasting
RFC 1542 BootP extensions
RFC 1812 Requirements for IPv4 Routers
RFC 1541 BootP Extensions
RFC 2131 BootP/DHCP helper
RFC 1591 DNS (client)
QoSRFC 2475 An Architecture for Differentiated Services
RFC 3246 An Expedited Forwarding PHB
RFC 2597 Assured Forwarding PHB Group
RFC 2698 A Two-Rate Three-Color Marker
OtherRFC 1354 IP Forwarding MIB
RFC 2665 Ethernet interface MIB
RFC 1757 RMON Groups 1,2,3,9
RFC 3176 sFlow
RFC 2863 Interfaces Group MIB
Draft-ietf-tcpm-tcpsecure TCP Security
draft-ietf-bfd-base Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
RFC 2784 Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)
RFC 4741 NETCONF (Partial)
RFC 4087 IP Tunnel MIB
RFC 4133 Entity MIB
RFC 5676 Definitions of Managed Objects for Mapping SYSLOG Messages to SNMP Notifications
CER 2000 Network Management
Network Advisor Web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Integrated industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
sFlow (RFC 3176)
SNMP v1, v2c, v3
Entity MIB (Version 3)
CER 2000 Element Security Options
Secure Shell (SSH v2)
Secure Copy (SCP v2)
Username/Password (Challenge and Response)
Bi-level Access Mode (Standard and EXEC Level)
Protection against Denial of Service attacks, such as TCP SYN or Smurf Attacks
CER 2000 Environmental
Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Non-operating: –25°C to 70°C (–13°F to 1 5 8° F )
HumidityRelative: 5% to 90% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing
Non-operating: 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
AltitudeOperating: 10,000 ft (3048 m)
Non-operating: 15,000 ft (4500 m) maximum
CER 2000 Safety Agency Approvals
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-03
UL 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
EN 60950-1 Safety of Information Technology Equipment
EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products—Part 1: Equipment
Classification, Requirements and User’s Guide
EN 60825-2 Safety of Laser Products—Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre
Communication Systems
CER 2000 Electromagnetic Emission
ICES-003 Electromagnetic Emission
FCC Class A
EN 55022/CISPR-22 Class A/VCCI Class A
AS/NZS 55022
EN 61000-3-2 Power Line Harmonics
EN 61000-3-3 Voltage Fluctuation & Flicker
EN 61000-6-3 Emission Standard (Supersedes: EN 50081-1)
CER 2000 Immunity
EN 61000-6-1 Generic Immunity and Susceptibility; this supersedes EN 50082-1
EN 55024 Immunity Characteristics. This supersedes:
-EN 61000-4-2 ESD
- EN 61000-4-3 Radiated, radio frequency, electromagnetic field
- EN 61000-4-4 Electrical fast transient
- EN 61000-4-5 Surge
- EN 61000-4-6 Conducted disturbances induced by radiofrequency fields
- EN 61000-4-8 Power frequency magnetic field
- EN 61000-4-11 Voltage dips and sags
CER 2000 Telco NEBS/ETSI
Telcordia GR-63-CORE NEBS Requirements: Physical Protection
Telcordia GR-1089-CORE EMC and Electrical Safety
Telcordia SR-3580 Level 3
ETSI ETS 300-019 Physical Protection:
•Part 1-1, Class 1.1, Partly Temperature Controlled Storage Locations
•Part 1-2, Class 2.3, Public Transportation
•Part 1-3, Class 3.1, Temperature Controlled Locations (Operational)
CER 2000 Power and Grounding
ETS 300 132-1 Equipment Requirements for AC Powered Equipment Derived from DC Sources
ETS 300 132-2 Equipment Requirements for DC Powered Equipment
ETS 300 253 Facility Requirements
CER 2000 Physical Design and Mounting
Rack mount 19-inch rack mount supporting racks
compliant with:
• ANSI/EIA-310-D
• ETS 300 119
• GR-63-CORE Seismic Zone 4
CER 2000 Environmental Regulatory Compliance
EU 2002 95 EC RoHS
EU 2002 96 EC WEEE
CER 2000 Ordering Information
BR-CER-2024C-4X-RT-AC24×1 GbE copper (RJ45) with four combination RJ45/SFP ports, 4×10 GbE, one 500 W AC power supply, and base software license with enhanced routing scalability
BR-CER-2024C-4X-RT-DC24×1 GbE copper with four combination RJ45/SFP ports, 4×10 GbE, one 500 W DC power supply, and base software license with enhanced routing scalability
BR-CER-2024F-4X-RT-AC24×1 GbE Hybrid Fiber SFP with four combination 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, 4×10 GbE, one 500 W AC power supply, and base software license
BR-CER-2024F-4X-RT-DC24×1 GbE Hybrid Fiber SFP with four combination 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, 4×10 GbE, one 500 W DC power supply, and base software license
NI-CER-2048C-RT-AC48×1 GbE copper (RJ45) with four combination 100/1000 SFP ports, one 500 W AC power supply, and base software license
NI-CER-2048FX-RT-AC48×1 GbE Hybrid Fiber (HF) with 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks, one 500 W AC power supply, and base software license
NI-CER-2048FX-RT-DC48×1 GbE Hybrid Fiber (HF) with 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks, one 500 W DC power supply, and base software license
NI-CER-2024-2X10GCER 2×10 GbE XFP uplink for 24-port models
NI-CER-2024-RT-2X10GCER 2×10 GbE XFP uplink for 24-port models
NI-CER-2024-ADVU-SWAdvanced Services Premium software upgrade for CER 2000 24-port routers (CER 2024C, CER 2024F)
NI-CER-2048-ADVU-SWAdvanced Services Premium software upgrade for CER 2000 48-port routers (CER 2048C, CER 2048F, CER 2048CX, CER 2048FX) Ordering Information
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