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High-Performance Ethernet Switching with Carrier-Grade Features and Reliability

Carrier-grade Ethernet means standardized services, scalability, service management, assured quality-of-service and the ultimate in reliability. You get all of that with the NetIron CES 2000 Series switch family, plus full support for software-defined networking (SDN). And it’s all driven by the same operating system that powers our core routers.

The CES 2000 Series is a family of compact 1U, multiservice edge/aggregation switches that combine powerful capabilities with high performance and availability. The switches provide a broad set of advanced Layer 2, IPv4, IPv6, MPLS, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) capabilities in the same device. As a result, they support a diverse set of applications in metro edge, service provider, mobile backhaul wholesale, data center, and large enterprise networks.

Carrier-grade Ethernet services

  • IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridges, IEEE 802.1ah Provider Backbone Bridges, IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management
  • Ability to reuse VLAN-ID on each port using the Extreme Ethernet Service Instance (ESI) framework
  • MPLS services: IP over MPLS, Virtual Leased Line (VLL), and Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)
  • Comprehensive set of Layer 2 control protocol

Innovative OpenFlow support

  • OpenFlow 1.3: QoS (for metering and enqueue), Group Table (select and fast failover), Q-in-Q (TAG type auto-recognition), Active-Standby Controller, IPv6, Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 (controller interface)
  • OpenFlow hybrid switch mode for OpenFlow capabilities on the same system as traditional routing or switching features
  • Supports up to 4,000 OpenFlow flows 

Advanced QoS

  • Inbound and outbound two-rate, three-color traffic policers with accounting
  • Eight queues per port, each with a distinct priority level
  • Multiple queue servicing disciplines: Strict Priority, Weighted Fair Queuing, and hybrid  

Maintain Customer Satisfaction through Rapid Service Deployment

Your business depends on quickly accommodating growing and changing customer needs. The CES 2000 Series has the capacity to spare, plus an innovative framework that takes advantage of virtualization to help you quickly and flexibly deploy expanded services.

Easily Integrate Software-Defined Networking

The CES 2000 Series makes transitioning legacy infrastructures to a software-defined network easy, with an OpenFlow hybrid mode that supports SDN and traditional networking flows on the same infrastructure.

Big Carrier-Grade Capabilities in a Small Package

Deploy carrier-grade Ethernet at your network edge or aggregation layer even if space is limited. The NetIron CES 2000 Series gives you comprehensive capabilities, high performance, and high availability in a compact form factor.

CES 2000 Physical Specifications
CES 2024C with 4×10 GbE uplink installed17.4 in. W × 1.7 in. H × 17.6 in. D (44.3 cm × 4.4 cm × 44.8 cm)
CES 2024F with 4×10 GbE uplink installed17.4 in. W × 1.7 in. H × 17.6 in. D (44.3 cm × 4.4 cm × 44.8 cm)
CES 2048FX17.4 in. W × 1.7 in. H × 17.3 in. D (44.3 cm × 4.4 cm × 43.9 cm)
CES 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
CES 2000 ITU Compliance
ITU Y.1731 OAM functions and mechanisms for Ethernet based networks
ITU T G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection (ERP version 1 and 2)
CES 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
CES 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 1965 BGP4 Confederations
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 BGGP (helper mode)
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 (helper mode)
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 4664 Service Requirements for Layer 2 Provider-Provisioned Virtual Private Networks
RFC 4762 VPLS using LDP Signaling
Draft-ietf-pwe3 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
RFC 4382 MPLS/BgP Layer 3 VPN MIB
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 iSiS (helper mode)
RIPRFC 1058 RIP v1
RFC 2453 RIP v2
RFC 1812 RIP Requirements
IPv4 MulticastRFC 1122 IGMP v1
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 Routers (6PE)
RFC 4659 Transporting IPv6 Layer 3 VRFs across IPv4/MPLS Backbones (6VPE)
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 and 1542 DHCP
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 Notification
CES 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)
CES 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
CES 2000 Environmental
Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Relative humidity: 5% to 90%, at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing
Operating altitude: 10,000 ft (3048 m)
Storage temperature: –25°C to 70°C (–13°F to 158°F)
Storage humidity: 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
Storage altitude: 15,000 ft (4500 m) maximum
CES 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
CES 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)
CES 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
CES 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)
CES 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
CES 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
CES 2000 Environmental Regulatory Compliance
EU 2002 95 EC RoHS
EU 2002 96 EC WEEE
CES 2000 Ordering Information
BR-CES-2024C-4X-ACCES 2024C-4X includes 24 RJ45 ports of 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet with four combination RJ45/SFP
Gigabit Ethernet, four fixed ports of 10 GbE SFP+, 500 W AC power supply (RPS9), and base software. Needs XNI-CE-
BR-CES-2024C-4X-DCe CES 2024C-4X includes 24 RJ45 ports of 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet with four combination RJ45/SFP
Gigabit Ethernet, four fixed ports of 10 GbE SFP+, 500 W DC power supply (RPS9DC), and base software. Needs XNICE-2000-FAN.
BR-CES-2024F-4X-AC CES 2024F-4X includes 24 SFP ports of 100/1000 Mbps Ethernet with four combination RJ45/SFP Gigabit
Ethernet, four fixed ports of 10 GbE SFP+, 500 W AC power supply (RPS9), and base software. Needs XNI-CE-2000-
BR-CES-2024F-4X-DC CES 2024F-4X includes 24 SFP ports of 100/1000 Mbps Ethernet with four combination RJ45/SFP Gigabit
Ethernet, four fixed ports of 10 GbE SFP+, 500 W DC power supply (RPS9DC), and base software. Needs XNI-CE-
NI-CES-2024C-ACe CES 2024C, 24×1 GbE copper (RJ45) configuration with four combination 100/1000 SFP ports, one optional
slot, and one 500 W AC power supply
NI-CES-2024F-ACCES 2024F, 24×1 GbE Hybrid Fiber (HF) SFP configuration with four combination 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports,
one optional slot, and one 500 W AC power supply
NI-CES-2024-2x10G CES 2000 Series 2×10 GbE XFP uplink for 24-port CES 2000 Series Switches (both AC and DC
NI-CES-2048CX-ACCES 2048CX, 48×1 GbE copper (RJ45) with 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks configuration and one 500 W AC power
NI-CES-2048FX-AC CES 2048FX, 48×1 GbE Hybrid Fiber (HF) with one 500 W AC power supply and 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks
NI-CES-2048FX-DCCES 2048FX, 48×1 GbE Hybrid Fiber (HF) with one 500 W DC power supply and 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks
NI-CES-2024-MEUMetro Edge Premium upgrade for CES 2000 Series 24-port models
NI-CES-2024-L3ULayer 3 Premium upgrade for CES 2000 Series 24-port models
NI-CES-2048-MEUMetro Edge Premium upgrade for CES 2000 Series 48-port models
NI-CES-2048-L3ULayer 3 Premium upgrade for CES 2000 Series 48-port models
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