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MЕ Series routers are multifunctional devices with a high port density intended for use in provider networks as aggregation router and IP/MPLS network transport border routers. These routers are cost-effective, compact and high-performance solution which can be used to organize operator’s points of presence when providing data services for large customers with high reliability requirements. Fault tolerance of devices is ensured by redundant power supplies (1+1) and by replaceable fan modules. All redundant units are hot-swappable.

In addition to traffic routing and switching, the main functionality of the device includes wide support for MPLS switching mechanisms, such as MPLS Layer3 VPN, VPLS (Kompella/Martini), VPWS with pseudowire backup capabilities, Multicast routing with support for PIM-SM/PIM- SSM/MSDP/Anycast PIM, as well as rich QoS capabilities. This set of functions allows to use devices as full-featured provider edge (PE) routers.

ME5000 is a high performance modular router that has hardware architecture that provides flexible scaling and the ability of hardware configuration for various requirements both in terms of bandwidth and types of network interfaces. ME5000 router modules are installed in the chassis - standard 19" euroconstructive 15U. The chassis has two slots for installing FMC (fabric and management card) modules and 12 slots for installing LC (linecard) modules.


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    • System throughput - Up to 2.8 Tbps with two FMC16 modules
    • Maximum bandwidth per SLOT:
      • Up to 138 Gbps with one FMC16 module
      • Up to 276 Gbps with two FMC16 modules
      • LC modules provide data processing at wire speed with 256-byte packets
    • Routing and management modules - Up to 2 FMC modules per chassis
    • LC MODULES - Up to 12 LC modules per chassis
    • Module orientation - Vertical
    • Redundancy and reliability:
      • Routing and management modules redundancy
      • Software redundancy
      • Per-slot distributed power design, two power inputs
      • Fan modules redundancy


    • Queues - Up to 96K/line module
    • FIB:
      • Up to 1M routes IPv4/512K IPv6 per LC18XGE
      • Up to 4M routes IPv4/2.7M IPv6 per LC20XGE/LC8XLGE; FIB capacity depends on the prefix length
    • MAC table:
      Resource shared with MPLS switching tables and elements of single-hop BFD sessions.
      • Up to 250K per LC18XGE
      • Up to 750K per LC20XGE/LC8XLGE
    • RIB - Defined by free RAM capacity
    • Logical interfaces:
      • Up to 16K per device
      • Up to 4K per LC18XGE
      • Up to 8К per LC20XGE/LC8XLGE
    • MPLS PW:
      • Up to 12K per LC18XGE
      • Up to 16K per LC8XGE/LC20XGE - software limit
    • ARP table
      • Up to 20K per LC18XGE
      • Up to 57K per LC8XGE/LC20XGE
    • VRF (MPLS L3VPN) - Up to 1000 (up to 128 with BGP process instances launched in every VRF)

    Routing and management modules


    • Ports
      • 2 management ports of 1GbE (RJ-45)
      • RS-232 console port (RJ-45)
    • Performance - 1.4Tbps

    LC modules


    • Ports - 18x10Gbps (SFP+)
    • Performance - 180Gbps 350Mpps


    • Ports - 20x10Gbps (SFP+)
    • Performance - 200Gbps 720Mpps


    • Ports - 4x40GE (QSFP) + 4x100GE/40GE (QSFP28)
    • Performance - 560Gbps 720Mpps

    Physical parameters

    • Air flow
      • Front-to-back air flow.
      • Two hot-swappable fan modules.
    • Power sources - Two input power lines: 36..72V DC
    • Maximum power consumption - 4200 W
    • Operating temperature - from 0 to 450C
    • Weight:
      • Chassis without LC/FMC - 46.7 kg
      • FMC16 - 3.4 kg
      • LC18XGE - 3.6 kg
      • LC20XGE - 3.7 kg
      • LC8XLGE - 3.9 kg
    • Dimensions (WхHхD) - 487 x 661 x 495 mm

    Interfaces functions

    • Link aggregation groups: static LAG and LACP
    • Equal load balancing in group
    • Multi-chassis LAG
    • BFD (Bidirectional Frowarding Detection) over LAG, single connec- tion failure detection (RFC 7130)
    • Traffic mirroring - SPAN, RSPAN

    L2 functions

    • Providing Ethernet switching through the bridge domains and cross-connects
    • IEEE bridging (IEEE 802.1d)
    • VLAN (IEEE 802.1q)
    • Q-in-Q (IEEE 802.1ad) with push/pop/swap/replace tag operations
    • SpanningTree protocols (STP, RSTP, MSTP)
    • LLDP

    L3 protocols and functions

    • Static IPv4, IPv6 Unicast Routing
    • IS-IS
    • OSPFv2, OSPFv3
    • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
    • BGP Route Reflector, BDP Additional Path
    • Route filtering (routemap, prefix-list)
    • BFD protocol for routing protocols and static routes
    • IP FastReroute/Loop Free Alternate for OSPF/IS-IS
    • VRRP (version 2), DHCP relay agent
    • IPv4 ACL (access control lists) for transit traffic
    • ECMP load balancing

    Multicast management

    • PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, Anycast RP
    • IGMP v2/v3, SSM mapping
    • MSDP
    • IPv6 MLDv1, v2
    • Multiprotocol extensions for BGP-4
    • Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
    • MPLS pseudowire with PW backup functionality
      • L2VPN
      • VPWS
      • VPLS LDP signalling (draft-martini)
      • VPLS BGP signalling (draft-kompella)
    • L3VPN
      • L3VPN for AFI/SAFI vpnv4 unicast and vpnv6 unicast
      • L3VPN inter-AS option A

    Quality of Service (QoS)

    • Ingress policing, ingress/egress shaping
    • SP and DeficitWRR queuing algorithms
    • Rate limiting, Storm Control
    • Up to 8 queues per logical interface, up to 32K queues per physical interface

    Reliability functions

    • Management modules redundancy; module fault detection time is 300 ms max
    • Synchronization of FIB/ARP tables between management modules
    • Graceful Restart for routing protocols
    • Non-stop forwarding
    • In-service Software Upgrade
    • Active and backup firmware images
    • Ability to restore the previous firmware version during update

    Management and monitoring

    • Command Line Interface (CLI), SSH, Telnet for remote manage- ment
    • SNMPv1, v2c for monitoring the device status
    • NETCONF protocol
    • Statistic data export (Netflow V9)
    • Configuration backup and restore (local, FTP, SFTP, TFTP)
    • RADIUS, TACACS+ authentication and authorization, accounting via TACACS+
    • Remote software retrofit
    • System parameters and resources monitoring
    • Syslog
    • Time synchronization, NTP, SNTP
    • Control-plane protection and rate-limiting
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