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RG-N18000 Switch Series

Ruijie Newton 18000 Switch Series (RG-N18000) is industry leading in supporting cloud data center with a broad spectrum of specialized campus network features. Ruijie RG-N18000 core switches achieve cloud network integration, virtualization, and flexible deployment to fulfill the evolving next-gen cloud architecture requirements.

Ruijie brings you an innovative “Network Cloud Mode” featuring strong cloud and light access: Building a strong core (unified gateway, authentication, multiservice) for light access. All service channels including the cloud data center and cloud campus network can move to the cloud, building a true channel connecting the services and end users. The feature achieves network resources pooling, requirement-based distribution and flexible expansion.   

Ruijie RG-N18000 Series deploys an advanced software architecture design and is one of the world’s leading core switches with the highest specifications. The series supports CLOS switching architecture and offers sustaining bandwidth upgrade and service support capacities. Single slot offers forwarding rates of up to 1.92Tbps and single chassis can support 96 100GE, 288 40GE or 1152 10GE full line rate interfaces.

RG-N18000 Series has 3 models - RG-N18014, RG-N18010 and RG-N18007 - to meet various port density and performance requirements. The switches deliver excellent investment protection and are suitable for deployment in a wide range of settings such as data center, MAN, campus network or integrated network of data center and campus network.

 

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Cloud Network-oriented
New-Generation Core Switch

Highest board performance and lowest latency in the world

World-leading virtualization technologies

World's first to support both cloud data center and cloud campus network

One of the first vendors in China to use the multi-process modular OS

Core Switch with the World's First-rate Configuration

Advanced CLOS multi-level multi-plane switching architecture, orthogonal design, and zero cables on the backplane, ensuring minimum transmission loss, full line-rate forwarding on all ports without blocking, and continuous broadband upgrade and service support

Super large distributed buffer design (200 ms), no packet loss upon traffic bursts

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VSD 1:16 The World's Highest Ratio

VSU 4:1 The World's Highest Ratio

All-round Virtualization for On-Demand Network Resource Allocation

The VSU3.0 technology can virtualize multiple core switches into one logical device. Combined with the VSD technology, which virtualizes one
switch into multiple logical device, VSU3.0 is used to simplify network structure dramatically, realizing network resource pooling.

The virtualization ratios of VSU and VSD are 4:1 and 1:16, which are the highest in the world and ensures on-demand network resource allocation.

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Only One Switch to be Managed on a Simplified Campus Network

Only One Switch to be Managed on a Simplified Campus Network

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TOLLY Group-International Authority for Testing and Certification

TOLLY Group
International Authority for Testing and Certification

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First-rate Configuration

RG-N18000 Series support
1GE/10GE/40GE/100GE ports,so the Serises can adapt to different bandwidth

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Orthogonal CLOS Non-Blocking Architecture

Preferred switching architecture for the top-class switches in the industry

Direct connection between switch fabric modules and switch arrays at an angle of 90° and no backplane design, reducing electromagnetic interference, protecting cables and ensuring high efficiency

Non-blocking packet forwarding within the Newton 18000 switch

 

Next-Generation Multi-Process
Modular OS

Multi-process modularization, ensuring high software stability

Support for hot patching, ensuring normal service running during software upgrade

Support for OpenFlow 1.3, enabling smooth upgrade to an SDN network

Enhanced virtualization features and correlation between VSU and VSD for infinite possibilities

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Rich Data Center Features

1 TRILL RILL is a data center layer-2 routing protocol that virtualizes the whole data center network into a layer-2 switch.

2 Automatic migration of VM security policies When VMs are migrated between different physical servers, configuration does not need to be performed on each VM, simplifying management and improving security

3 L2GRE When VMs are migrated between different physical servers, configuration does not need to be performed on each VM, simplifying management and improving security

4 VERA VM traffic is diverted to physical switches for forwarding, ensuring flow control and security control

VSU Multiple-to-One

The VSU technology virtualizes a maximum of 4 physical core switches into one logical device

Uplinks are aggregated on ports across devices, ensuring data load-balancing and improving the bandwidth utilization

The fault recovery time of switches, supervisor modules, and links is only 50 ms, ensuring high availability of services

After virtualization via the VSU, multiple devices can be managed in a unified manner, saving time for configuration management

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VSD One-to-Multiple

The VSD technology virtualizes one physical device into a maximum of 16 logical devices

One network can be used as multiple networks, improving the device utilization and enterprise ROI

Different services, user groups, and departments can be isolated at the physical layer without extra purchases or deployment

VSD isolation ensures security of key services

 

Word's Top-class All-round Virtualization

When the VSU and VSD are correlated, 4 Newton 18000 switches can be virtualized into one logical switch, and the one logical switch can further be virtualized into 16 logical switches

Network resources are fully integrated and pooled. In addition, vertical virtualization is supported, ensuring on-demand resource allocation

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100K Concurrent Online STAs

Only one switch to manage on a simplified campus network

Newton 18000 will be the unified gateway

170K ARP entries and 170K IPv4 STAs; 120K ND entries and 120K IPv6 STAs

Highest gateway capabilities globally, 10 times of the industry level, ensuring access for all kinds of STAs

 

Outstanding Authentication Experience

How can 100K STAs be authenticated and access the network more rapidly?

The supervisor module of the Newton 18000 switch supports CPUs with a maximum of 32 cores. Tens of thousands of STAs can be authenticated within one minute.
The quantity of CPU cores supported by the Newton 18000 series switchs’ supervisor module is 8 times the core quantity of high-end core switches in the industry

The authentication speed of a single card is 4 times faster than that of high-performance BRAS devices

Outstanding Authentication Experience

Only One Switch to Manage

The Newton 18000 switch serves as the unified gateway, and provides functions such as unified access authentication, unified security policies, and unified wireless control

The access or convergence switches can form a network via only the VLAN isolation function

Service cards ranging from 1GE to 100GE and multi-service cards are provided, meeting service requirements of a campus network, data center, and MAN

The simplified campus network can be managed by only managing and monitoring the core switches

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Only One Switch to Manage
Future-oriented SDN

Future-oriented SDN

Newton 18000 switches support the OpenFlow 1.3 protocol, ensuring smooth upgrade to a SDN network at any time

Ruijie Networks provides the SDN controllers with standard RESTful interfaces

Cooperation on SDN with multiple industries such as governments, scientific researchers and educational institutions has been successfully carried out

 

Sole Provider of Overall Campus Network Solution in the Industry

Sole Provider of Overall Campus Network Solution in the Industry

The simplified network is the sole overall solution that can provide an authentication device, authentication system, and charging system

Unified brand products ensure the highest coupling and compatibility in the industry

The solution is continuously improving O&M efficiency

 

TOLLY Group
International Authority for Testing and Certification

Tolly Group, an international third-party authority for testing and certification, proves the superb performance of Newton 18000

Tolly Group, an international third-party authority for testing and certification, proves the superb performance of Newton 18000

Delivered latency as low as 0.532 μs
Provided MAC table capacity up to 512K, ARP table capacity up to 170K and 802.1x authentication cocurrent users capacity up to 100K

Supported rapid authentication at a speed up to 1,200 STAs per second

Supported VSU and VSD

Supported N+1 redundancy , and hot patchin

Supported OpenFlow 1.3 features with the SDN controlle

 

Only One Switch to Manage

Comparison of Port Bandwidths

Ruijie RG-N18010 Switch Layer 2 40GbE RFC2544 Throughput
192 40GbE ports in a Snake Configuration across 8 Line Cards
(as reported by Spirent TestCenter v4.33)

Frame Size (bytes)

Note: Eight M18000-24QXS-DB line cards with four M18010-FE-DIII fabric modules were used on one Ruijie RG-N18010 switch. 100% line-rate Layer 2 throughput with 192 40GbE ports were verified for all tested frame sizes with zero frame loss. Aggregated throughput is 7.68Tbps. All traffic passed across line cards instead of passing to ports on the same line card.

Source: Tolly, May 2014 Figure 1

Line-Rate Small Packet Forwarding AcrossHigh-Density 10G and 40G Line Cards

As shown in the test results, the RG-N18000 switch outfitted with 24-port 40GE modules delivered 100% line-rate layer-2 throughput with 192*40GE ports in snake topology for 64- to 9216-byte frames without frame loss.

Latency Comparison

Ruijie RG-N18010 Switch Layer 2 40GbE RFC2544 Average Latency
Two 40GbE Ports in Port-to-Port Traffic Configuration
(as reported by Spirent TestCenter v4.33)

Frame Size64-byte128-byte512-byte1518-byte4096-byte9216-byte
Cut-Through Latency (μs)0.5320.5450.5880.5860.5860.586
Store -and-Forward LIFO Latency (μs)0.6500.6510.6660.6650.6650.665
Frame SizeCut-Through Latency (μs)Store -and-Forward LIFO Latency (μs)
64-byte0.5320.650
128-byte0.5450.651
512-byte0.5880.666
1518-byte0.5860.665
4096-byte0.5860.665
9216-byte0.5860.665

Note: Port 1 and Port 2 on one M18000-24QXS-DB line card was used for the test. For cut through mode, FIFO latency was captured in the Spirent RFC2544 latency test. For store and forward mode, LIFO latency was captured in the Spirent RFC2544 latency test suite. Thus, store-and-forward results do not include the time required to store the frame.

Source: Tolly, May 2014 Table 1

0.532μs—Lowest Forwarding Latency in the Industry

As shown in the test results, the forwarding latency of 40GE ports on the RG-N18000 switch was lower than 1 μs in both Cut-Through and Store-and-Forward modes. The lowest latency was 0.532 μs, which is the lowest in the industry.

Port Buffer Comparison

Ruijie RG-N18000 Series Switch Capacity
(as reported by Spirent TestCenter v4.33)

Port Buffer -
10GbE port2
MAC Table
Capacity3
ARP Table
Capacity3
FIB Table
Capacity4
IPv6 Neighbor
Cache Table
Capacity3
802.1x
Authentication
Capacity5
802.1x
Authentication
Performance
DHCP Server
Performance 5
318.98MB, 268.16ms for 9216-byte frames512,000170,000512,000 IPv4 or 512,000 IPv6128,000100,000 concurrent users1,200 requests per second2,700 users per second
Port Buffer -
10GbE port2
318.98MB, 268.16ms for 9216-byte frames
MAC Table
Capacity3
512,000
ARP Table
Capacity3
170,000
FIB Table
Capacity4
512,000 IPv4 or 512,000 IPv6
IPv6 Neighbor
Cache Table
Capacity3
128,000
802.1x
Authentication
Capacity5
100,000 concurrent users
802.1x
Authentication
Performance
1,200 requests per second
DHCP Server
Performance5
2,700 users per second

Note: 1. Capacity varies for different line cards and switch mode. The capacities shown here may not be reached at the same time.
2. Buffer of one 10GbE port on the M18000-40XS-CB line card was evaluated.
3. One M18000-08XS-ED line card was tested.
4. One M18000-44SFP4XS-EF line card was tested.
5. One M18010-CMII control module was tested.

Source: Tolly, May 2014 Table 2

Large port buffer, Burst traffic can be supported

As shown in the test results, the port buffer for a 10GE port was 318.98 MB , that is, 268.16 ms for 9216-byte frames.

Entry Comparison

Ruijie RG-N18000 Series Switch Capacity
(as reported by Spirent TestCenter v4.33)

Port Buffer -
10GbE port2
MAC Table
Capacity3
ARP Table
Capacity3
FIB Table
Capacity4
IPv6 Neighbor
Cache Table
Capacity3
802.1x
Authentication
Capacity5
802.1x
Authentication
Performance
DHCP Server
Performance 5
318.98MB, 268.16ms for 9216-byte frames512,000170,000512,000 IPv4 or 512,000 IPv6128,000100,000 concurrent users1,200 requests per second2,700 users per second
Port Buffer -
10GbE port2
318.98MB, 268.16ms for 9216-byte frames
MAC Table
Capacity3
512,000
ARP Table
Capacity3
170,000
FIB Table
Capacity4
512,000 IPv4 or 512,000 IPv6
IPv6 Neighbor
Cache Table
Capacity3
28,000
802.1x
Authentication
Capacity5
100,000 concurrent users
802.1x
Authentication
Performance
1,200 requests per second
DHCP Server
Performance 5
2,700 users per second

Note: 1. Capacity varies for different line cards and switch mode. The capacities shown here may not be reached at the same time.
2. Buffer of one 10GbE port on the M18000-40XS-CB line card was evaluated.
3. One M18000-08XS-ED line card was tested.
4. One M18000-44SFP4XS-EF line card was tested.
5. One M18010-CMII control module was tested.

Source: Tolly, May 2014 Table 2

100,000—Maximum Number of Concurrent Online Users in the Industry

The test results show that:

Up to 512K MAC entries

ARP table capacity up to 170K

IPv4/IPv6 routing table capacity up to 512K

802.1x authentication concurrent users capacity up to 100K

Authentication speed up to 1,200 STAs per second

DHCP server performance up to 2,700 users per second

Port Buffer Comparison

Ruijie RG-N18000 Series Switch Capacity
(as reported by Spirent TestCenter v4.33)

Port Buffer -
10GbE port2
MAC Table
Capacity3
ARP Table
Capacity3
FIB Table
Capacity4
IPv6 Neighbor
Cache Table
Capacity3
802.1x
Authentication
Capacity5
802.1x
Authentication
Performance
DHCP Server
Performance 5
318.98MB, 268.16ms for 9216-byte frames512,000170,000512,000 IPv4 or 512,000 IPv6128,000100,000 concurrent users1,200 requests per second2,700 users per second
Port Buffer -
10GbE port2
318.98MB, 268.16ms for 9216-byte frames
MAC Table
Capacity3
512,000
ARP Table
Capacity3
170,000
FIB Table
Capacity4
512,000 IPv4 or 512,000 IPv6
IPv6 Neighbor
Cache Table
Capacity3
128,000
802.1x
Authentication
Capacity5
100,000 concurrent users
802.1x
Authentication
Performance
1,200 requests per second
DHCP Server
Performance5
2,700 users per second

Note: 1. Capacity varies for different line cards and switch mode. The capacities shown here may not be reached at the same time.
2. Buffer of one 10GbE port on the M18000-40XS-CB line card was evaluated.
3. One M18000-08XS-ED line card was tested.
4. One M18000-44SFP4XS-EF line card was tested.
5. One M18010-CMII control module was tested.

Source: Tolly, May 2014 Table 2

Large port buffer, Burst traffic can be supported

As shown in the test results, the port buffer for a 10GE port was 318.98 MB , that is, 268.16 ms for 9216-byte frames.

Entry Comparison

Ruijie RG-N18000 Series Switch Capacity
(as reported by Spirent TestCenter v4.33)

Port Buffer -
10GbE port2
MAC Table
Capacity3
ARP Table
Capacity3
FIB Table
Capacity4
IPv6 Neighbor
Cache Table
Capacity3
802.1x
Authentication
Capacity5
802.1x
Authentication
Performance
DHCP Server
Performance 5
318.98MB, 268.16ms for 9216-byte frames512,000170,000512,000 IPv4 or 512,000 IPv6128,000100,000 concurrent users1,200 requests per second2,700 users per second
Port Buffer -
10GbE port2
318.98MB, 268.16ms for 9216-byte frames
MAC Table
Capacity3
512,000
ARP Table
Capacity3
170,000
FIB Table
Capacity4
512,000 IPv4 or 512,000 IPv6
IPv6 Neighbor
Cache Table
Capacity3
28,000
802.1x
Authentication
Capacity5
100,000 concurrent users
802.1x
Authentication
Performance
1,200 requests per second
DHCP Server
Performance 5
2,700 users per second

Note: 1. Capacity varies for different line cards and switch mode. The capacities shown here may not be reached at the same time.
2. Buffer of one 10GbE port on the M18000-40XS-CB line card was evaluated.
3. One M18000-08XS-ED line card was tested.
4. One M18000-44SFP4XS-EF line card was tested.
5. One M18010-CMII control module was tested.

Source: Tolly, May 2014 Table 2

100,000—Maximum Number of Concurrent Online Users in the Industry

The test results show that:

Up to 512K MAC entries

ARP table capacity up to 170K

IPv4/IPv6 routing table capacity up to 512K

802.1x authentication concurrent users capacity up to 100K

Authentication speed up to 1,200 STAs per second

DHCP server performance up to 2,700 users per second

 

Fault Recovery Time Comparison

Ruijie RG-N18000 Series Switch VSU Convergence Performance
(as reported by Spirent TestCenter v4.33)

 Uplink FailureMain and Backup
control modules switch
over (Main control module failure)
Backup control module failureMain switch failureBackup switch failure
Average Convergence Time30ms0011ms11ms
 Average Convergence Time
Uplink Failure30ms
Main and Backup
control modules switch
over (Main control module failure)
0
Backup control module failure0
Main switch failure11ms
Backup switch failure11ms

Note: Convergence time here considered load balancing. In the uplink failure, main switch failure and backup switch failure tests, due to load balancing, half traffic streams were affected by the failure while half were not. The convergence time for the affected streams is reported here. See the test methodology section for detail.

Source: Tolly, May 2014 Table 3

Smooth Development of Key Services

In the VSU test, the fault recovery time of the RG-N18000 series was as follows:

Uplink failover: 35 ms

Failover between the active and standby supervisor modules: 0 ms

Failover between the standby and slave supervisor modules: 0 ms

Failover between the active and standby switches: 11 ms

Failover between the standby and slave switches: 11 ms

Redundant Design of Key Components, Improving Overall Reliability and Availability

The test results show that:

The RG-N18000 switch fabric modules can work in N+1 redundancy mode. When the switch was outfitted with 192 40GE ports , only three switch fabric modules were required to deliver the layer-2 traffic at 100% line rate across the backplane .

The switch outfitted with 192 40GE ports delivered the layer-2 traffic at 100% line rate with zero frame loss when any line card was removed. N18000 delivered stable data forwarding in N+1 redundancy mode.

At the software layer, the RGOS 11.X modular OS of Ruijie Networks supports ISSU, stateless process restart, and hot patching. This ensured software upgrade during device operation without affecting other service.

Stability

Ruijie RG-N18000 Series Switch Features

Tolly Certified Features
 4 Mem mber Virtual Switch Unit (VSU) with RG-N18010
Virtual Switch Dev vice (VSD) - virtualize one RG-N18010 into12 virtual switch devices
OpenFlow 1.3 Main Feature
Modular System(ISSU) for Control Modules
Stateless Process Restart
Hot Process Patching
N+1 Fabric Module Redundancy
Hot Swappable Fabric Module

Source: Tolly, May 2014 Table 4

Power Consumption Analysis

Ruijie RG-N18010 Switch Power Consumption with 192 40GbE ports
(as reported by Fluke 317 Clamp Meter and Fluke 15B Digital Multimeter)

 Without Any
Line Card
Load All
Modules - 0%
Traffic
Load All
Modules - 30%
Traffic
Load All
Modules - 100%
Traffic
Difference
between 100%
traffic and without
any line card
Average Apparent
Power per line
card with 100%
traffic
Average Apparent
Power per 40GbE
port with 100%
traffic
Apparent Power1.456VA2.573VA2.742VA3.108VA1.652VA206.5VA8.6VA
 Apparent Power
Without Any
Line Card
1.456VA
Load All
Modules - 0%
Traffic
2.573VA
Load All
Modules - 30%
Traffic
2.742VA
Load All
Modules - 100%
Traffic
3.108VA
Difference
between 100%
traffic and without
any line car
1.652VA
Average Apparent
Power per line
card with 100%
traffic
206.5VA
Average Apparent
Power per 40GbE
port with 100%
traffic
8.6VA

Note: 1. Apparent power = Current * Voltage. Real power = Apparent power * power factor. Power factor <=1 . So the real power in Watts, which is what the utility company charges the customers, is less than the apparent power reported here.
2. Results in white cells were measured. Results in green cells were calculated from the measured results.
3. One Ruijie RG-N18010 switch was fully loaded with two M18010-CM control modules, four M18010-FE-D III fabric modules, eight power supplies, four fan modules and eight M18000-24QXS-DB line cards. Each line card has 24 40GbE ports.
4. iMIX 4-point traffic in Spirent TestCenter was used as the test traffic.
5. The per 40GbE port’s power consumption does not count the base power consumption of the switch chassis (apparent power without any line card). See Test Methodology section for all calculations.

Source: Tolly, May 2014 Table 5

Green and Energy-Saving Design, Reducing Operating Power Consumption

As shown in the test results, the power of each M18000-24QXS-DB line card of the RG-N18000 switch in full load was 206.5 W. The power of each fully loaded 40GE port was only 8.6 W. In the TLC test by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the power of a single 10GE port was only 1.76 W, which is the lowest in the industry.

Ultra-Simplified Solution for Campus and Data Center Networks
To meet new challenges from evolving application environments, the market-leading Ruijie RG-N18000 Series delivers an innovative heterogeneous solution to power both campus and data center networks.
The RG-N18000 Series operates as the core of unified authentication and gateway in the ultra-simplified network solution. The switch achieves centralized authentication of wired and wireless networks on the core device via the built-in/external 802.1X/Portal authentication system. It can eliminate all the differences between access layer device performance and access mode. The RG-N18000 Series supports ≥170K ARP capacity, concurrent ≥60K IPv4/IPv6 dual stack devices with centralized authentication and authentication speed of 1000 devices per second. The web noise reduction feature can prevent illegal authentication packets to protect users’ Internet authentication experience. With Ruijie SAM, the RG-N18000 Series can also achieve refined management such as traffic billing and traffic control.
Feature highlights supported by the respective sub-solution are illustrated in the figure below and described in the following sections.

Ruijie RG-N18000 Series can act as the core of unified authentication and gateway of the campus network to offer simplified network experience for users. As the centralized authentication gateway, the core device can achieve unified assignment of security policies. The access layer and aggregation layer is only responsible for Layer 2 forwarding. As the device maintenance is simpler, the performance capacity is no longer a bottleneck. The core layer device provides rich features, high performance and high reliability. The centralized management of network management policies facilitates security monitoring, network expansion and new service development. The Ruijie RG-N18000 Series supports multiple authentication modes such as Portal/ 802.1X. MAC. Different management modes and technologies will be deployed in different scenarios according to different user requirements of the campus network so as to provide targeted and high-availability technologies and solutions.

Cloud Data Center Network
Ruijie RG-N18000 Series can also act as the core of the Cloud Data Center Network Solution, and provide a robust and comprehensive set of features that meets the demanding requirements of virtualization and automation in present and future data center environments. A variety of features are embedded in the Ruijie RG-N18000 Series such as Layer 2 Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) and Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator (VEPA).

World’s Leading Cloud Network Core
CLOS Non-blocking Architecture
Ruijie RG-N18000 Series deploys the advanced CLOS multi-plane, multi-stage architecture, which achieves complete separation of the forwarding and control planes. With independent fabric engines and control engines, it ensures all ports are running at full line rate in a non-blocking manner. The solution continues to strengthen bandwidth upgrade and business supporting capacities.      

Advanced CLOS Architecture

Using an orthogonal design for service modules and fabric engines, the cross-board traffic is transmitted to the fabric engines through the orthogonal connector. Ruijie RG-N18000 Series achieves zero wiring for backplane with minimized transmission loss and signal degradation. It can also improve internal transmission efficiency of the switch.
Scalable Performance for Future Development
Ruijie RG-N18000 Series single slot supports bandwidth of 2Tbps and it is scalable to 4Tbps. The series also supports high-density 40GE and 100GE Ethernet ports to meet the evolving requirements of cloud computing data center in the coming decade.
The RG-N18000 Series is market leading in supporting line-rate packet forwarding. All boards including the one with the highest density support 64-byte packet forwarding at line rate. The switches thereby ensure high-speed forwarding with zero packet loss in large-scale data center.
The RG-N18000 Switches offer ultra-low latency up to 0.5μs to support high-speed transmission.
The series sustains a huge distributed cache design to achieve 200ms caching capacity. This feature fulfills spontaneous traffic requirements for data centers, high-performance network and so on.

Next-Gen Cloud Infrastructure
Delivering high-quality cloud-based experiences to clients efficiently requires an intelligent next-generation cloud infrastructure that Ruijie offers. Ruijie RG-N18000 Cloud Network Core Switch Series can operate as the core of the Cloud Data Center Network, and provide a robust and comprehensive set of features that meets the demanding requirements of virtualization and automation in present and future data center environments. A variety of features are embedded in the Ruijie RG-N18000 Series such as Layer 2 Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) and Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator (VEPA). Full details will be discussed in the coming sections.

Virtual Switch Unit 3.0 (VSU)

The series supports the Virtual Switch Unit 3.0 (VSU). The technology can virtualize multiple physical devices into one logical unit, which largely minimizes the number of network nodes and reduce administrator workload. Superior 50~200ms link failover ensures smooth and uninterrupted transmission of key services. The RG-N18000 Series supports cross-device link aggregation for easy double uplink to server/switch. The network can effectively maximize bandwidth investment return.

Virtual Switch Device (VSD)
Ruijie RG-N18000 Series delivers industry’s first 1:12 virtualization. One device can be virtualized into multiple virtual units. Hence, every virtual unit has a unique configuration management interface, independent hardware allocation (e.g. storage, TCAM and hardware forwarding table). All the features support restart with no effects on other virtual machines. Users can realize network resources allocation based on different needs. Resources of the core switch can hence be shared with other domains and users.

Benefits of 1-to-12 Virtualization

Layer 2 Generic Routing Encapsulation (L2-GRE)
With the international L2-GRE standard, the RG-N18000 switches break the geographical boundaries to achieve data center L2 communication. Data center resources at different locations can be centrally managed and allocated.
Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator (VEPA)
The Ruijie RG-N18000 Series supports Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator (VEPA) of the IEEE802.1qbg standard. Data traffic from the server VM can be diverted to the physical network devices for “hard-switching”. This completely eliminates problems such as uncontrollable monitoring of VM traffic, incapability of unified policy deployment and server resources occupation caused by traditional “soft-switching”. All the features together optimize the next-gen data center network solution to fit into the virtual computing environment.
Virtual Machine Perception and Policy Auto-migration
The VM perception and automatic migration of policies features enable centralized deployment of VM traffic security policy in a large-scale server virtualization environment. Married with data center network management platform, data center switches, and VM management platform, it realizes simultaneous policy migration as virtual host can migrate smoothly within the network. It totally gets rid of security loopholes and hence lessens network maintenance workload.
Software-Defined Network (SDN) & OpenFlow
Software Defined Networking is an emerging network architecture where network control is decoupled from forwarding and is directly programmable.
Core Concepts
●Decoupling of control plane and forwarding plane → hardware / network unified abstraction & virtualization, ease of independent development
●Centralized control & distributed forwarding → convert the distributed protocol problem into algorithm problem
●Open programming interface → softwarization of hardware, programmable devices, scalable network features & higher flexibility
Solution Components
●Hardware Switching Devices:
Ruijie Newton 18000 and S6000 series platforms will fully support OpenFlow modular hardware switching
●SDN Controller RG-IONC
Ruijie Intelligent OpenFlow Network System is a X86 hardware platform, which fully supports OpenFlow and SNMP2.0, providing the SDN control service modules below:
○Switch/host/topology management, L2/L3 communication
○Traffic editing/path calculation/static routing/DHCP
○MPLS L3 VPN service
○Virtual tenant network service

RG-N18000 Series Offers a Comprehensive SDN Solution

High Reliability & Energy-saving Design
Redundant design of the RG-N18000 Series key components delivers excellent protection: control engine 1+1 redundancy, fabric engine N+1 redundancy, fan N+M redundancy and power module N+M redundancy. All redundant components are hot-swappable to enhance the reliability and availability of the device to the maximum extent. Hot patch is also supported to enable online upgrade of devices.
Support GR for OSPF/IS-IS/BGP and BFD for VRRP/OSPF/BGP4/ISIS/ISISv6/MPLS/static routing to enable the fast fault detection mechanism of different protocols, which minimized the fault detection time to less than 50ms.
The RG-N18000 Series adopts 40nm chip technology, more energy efficient than the traditional 90nm and 65nm. Multi-core CPU supports dynamic power management with all fiber ports adopting non-PHY design to reduce power consumption. All Ethernet ports support the Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard to save power under light load.
The internal system is designed for low voltage power supply with high-efficiency modular power to form a more efficient power supply system. The smart fan supports 256 speed modulations with precise temperature control, energy saving and noise control. The device can function at high temperature for a long period of time or in harsh environment for significant savings on energy consumption by air conditioning.

Abundant Energy Conservation Features

Multi-processing Modular Operating System
Since 1998, Ruijie has been investing on the R&D of modular operating system. The RG-N18000 software platform is designed based on the next-generation RGOS 11.X multi-processing modular operating system to integrate the service features such as loosely coupled firewall, wireless, IPFIX and authentication into a unified cloud network operating system. The RG-N18000 software platform also supports full virtualization and offers rich data center and campus network features. The key availability indicators such as multi-processing modules, process backup and hot patch have reached the industry-leading level.

Architecture and Benefits of Multi-process Modular Operating System

 

Model

RG-N18007

RG-N18010

RG-N18014

Module Slots

7 (2 for control engines)

14 (2 for control engines)

18 (2 for control engines)

Modular Power Slots

6 (4 for system power; 2 for PoE power)

10 (8 for system power; 2 for PoE power)

8 (all for system power)

Fan Slots

1

4

5

Control Engine Slots

2

2

2

Service Module Slots

5

8

12

Fabric Engine Slots

N/A

4

4

Backplane Bandwidth (per slot)

Up to 320Gbps (bidirectional)

Up to 1.92Tbps (bidirectional)

Up to 1.92Tbps (bidirectional)

Switching Capacity

50Tbps/208.5Tbps

80Tbps/333.6Tbps

120Tbps/500.4Tbps

Packet Forwarding Rate

900Mpps

11,520Mpps

17,280Mpps

Max. Number of 10GE Ports

Up to 240

Up to 768

Up to 1,152

Max. Number of 40GE Ports

Up to 60

Up to 192

Up to 288

PoE

Support

Support

N/A

Port Buffer

Up to 16MB

Up to 24GB

Up to 24GB

ARP Table

Up to 170K

MAC Address

Up to 512K

Routing Entries

Up to 384K

Routing Table Size
(IPv4/IPv6)

Up to 12K/6K

Up to 384K/128K

Up to 384K/128K

Multicast Entries
(IPv4/IPv6)

Up to 16K/8K

ACL Entries

Up to 8K

VLAN

4K

QinQ

Basic QinQ, Flexible QinQ

Link Aggregation

AP, LACP

Port Mirroring

Many-to-one mirroring, One-to-many mirroring, Flow-based mirroring, Over devices mirroring, VLAN-based mirroring, VLAN-filtering mirroring, AP-port mirroring, RSPAN

Spanning Tree Protocols

STP, RSTP and MSTP

DHCP

Support DHCP relay, DHCP snooping, DHCP server, DHCP client

Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) Instances

64 (not include default 0)

Maximum Aggregation Port (AP)

Up to 256

Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) Instances

Up to 2K

Data Center Unified Network Features

L2 GRE, Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator (VEPA)

VXLAN

VXLAN Layer 2 Bridge, VXLAN Layer 3 Bridge, EVPN VXLAN

SDN

OpenFlow

VSU (Virtual Switch Unit)

Up to 2 stack members

VSD (Virtual Switch Device)

Up to 12 VSD units

L2 Features

Jumbo Frame, 802.1Q, STP, RSTP, MSTP, Port-based VLAN, Super VLAN, Private VLAN, Protocol-based VLAN, IP subnet-based VLAN, GVRP, QinQ, Flexible QinQ, LLDP, ERPS (G.8032)

Layer 2 Protocols 

IEEE802.1d (STP), IEEE802.1w (RSTP), IEEE802.1s (MSTP), IGMP Snooping, Jumbo Frame (9Kbytes), IEEE802.1ad (QinQ and flexible QinQ), GVRP

Layer 3 Features

ARP, IPv4/v6, PBR v4/v6

Layer 3 Protocols (IPv4) 

Ping, Traceroute, Equal-Cost Multi-Path Routing (ECMP), URPF, GRE Tunnel(4 over 6), GRE Tunnel(6 over 4), IPv4 VRF

Centralized Authentication (With RG-SAM+ Integration)

60K IPv4 and IPv6 dual-stack concurrent users; 1,000 devices per second authentication speed; Authentication modes including 802.1x/ Portal/Mac/IPoE; Portal authentication, RADIUS and TACACS+ user authentication; Layer 2 portal, Layer 3 portal authentication; Traffic billing, traffic control, refined management; Gateway authentication

IPv4 Features

Static routing, RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP4, VRRP, Equal-cost routing, Policy-based routing, GRE tunnel

IPv6 Features

Static routing OSPFv3, BGP4+, IS-ISv6, MLDv1/v2, VRRPv3, Equal-cost routing, Policy-based routing, Manual tunnel, Auto tunnel, ISATAP tunnel, GRE tunnel

Basic IPv6 Protocols

DHCP Relay v6, DHCP Server v6, Telnet v6, TFTP Client v6, FTP v6, NTP client v6, NTP server v6

IPv6 Routing Protocols

RIP, RIPng, OSPFv2/v3, BGP4, BGP4+, IS-ISv4/v6, Routing Policy

IPv6 Tunnel Features

6over4 Manual Tunnel, 6to4 Auto Tunnel, Manual Tunnel, Auto Tunnel, ISATAP Tunnel, IPv4 over IPv6 Tunnel, IPv6 over IPv6 Tunnel, GRE Tunnel(4 over 6), GRE Tunnel(6 over 6)

Multicast

IGMP v1/v2/v3, IGMP proxy, Multicast routing protocols (PIM-DM, PIM-SM, PIM-SSM), MLD, Multicast static routing

MPLS

MPLS forwarding, MPLS VPN, VPLS/VPWS , LDP, LSP

G.8032

Support

ACE Capacity

Up to 8K

ACL

Standard/Extended/Expert ACL; ACL 80; IPv6 ACL

QoS

802.1p, Queue scheduling mechanisms (SP, WRR, DRR, WFQ, SP+WFQ, SP+WRR, SP+DRR, and 8 hardware queues at egress ports ), RED/WRED, Input/output port-based speed limit

IPv6 ACL

Support

Reliability

Control engine 1+1 redundancy; power supply 1+1 redundancy; Hot-swappable components; Hot patch and online patch upgrade; GR for OSPF/IS-IS/BGP; BFD for VRRP/OSPF/BGP4/ISIS/ISISv6/static routing

EEE Format

Support EEE (802.3az)

Security

NFPP (Network Foundation Protection Policy), CPP (CPU Protection), DAI, ARP Check, Port Security, IP Source Guard, 802.1x, Portal authentication, RADIUS and TACACS+ user login authentication, uRPF, Account privileges and password security policy, Unknown multicasts are not delivered to CPU and support unknown unicasts suppression, Support SSHv2 to provide a secure and encrypted channel for user login

Manageability

Console/AUX Modem/Telnet/SSH2.0 command line configuration; FTP, TFTP, Xmodem file upload/download management; SNMP V1/V2c/V3; RMON; NTP clock; Fault alarm and self-recovery; System log; sFlow

Hot Patch

Support

CWMP

Support

Smart Temperature Control

Fan speed auto-adjustment; Fan malfunction alerts; Fan status check

Smart Power Supply

Support power control and management

Other Protocols

DHCP client, DHCP relay, DHCP server, ARP proxy, Syslog

Dimensions
(W x D x H) (mm)

442 x 598 x 352.8

442 x 836 x 797.3

442 x 814 x 886.2

Rack Height

8RU

18RU

20RU

Weight

30.2kg
(total weight of empty chassis and fans)

103.32kg
(total weight of empty chassis and fans)

107.55kg
(total weight of empty chassis and fans)

MTBF

>200K hours

Power Supply

RG-PA1600I: 90-180V~ 1200W; 180-264V~ 1600W

RG-PA600I: 90-180V~ 600W; 180-264V~ 600W

RG-PD1600I: -40.5VDC-75VDC ~1600W

RG-PD600I: -40.5VDC-75VDC ~600W

RG-PA1600I-PL: 90-180V~1000W; 180-264V~1600W

RG-PA3000I-PL: 90-180V~ 1200W; 210-264V~ 3000W

RG-PA1600I: 90-180V~ 1200W; 180-264V~ 1600W, 16A

RG-PA600I: 90-180V~ 600W; 180-264V~ 600W, 10A

RG-PD1600I: -40.5VDC-75VDC ~1400W

RG-PD600I: -40.5VDC-75VDC ~600W

RG-PA1600I-PL: 90-180V~1000W;

180-264V~1600W (PoE)

RG-PA3000I-PL:  90-180 V~1200W;

210-264V~3000W (PoE)

RG-PA1600I: 90-180V~ 1200W; 180-264V~ 1600W, 16A

RG-PA600I: 90-180V~ 600W; 180-264V~ 600W, 10A

RG-PD1600I: -40.5VDC-75VDC ~1400W

RG-PD600I: -40.5VDC-75VDC ~600W

Power Consumption 

<432W

<730W

<860W

PoE Power

<6,000W

<6,000W

N/A

Temperature

Operating temperature: 0ºC to 50ºC

Storage temperature: -40ºC to 70ºC

Humidity

Operating humidity: 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)

Storage humidity: 5% to 95% RH

Operating Altitude

-500m to 4,000m


 

Weight and Typical Power

Below table lists the weight and maximum power consumption of the Newton 18000 switch platform.

Component

Weight

Maximum Power

Main Chassis

  • Ruijie RG-N18007 chassis with fan

30.2kg

432W

  • Ruijie RG-N18010 chassis with fan

103.32kg

730W

  • Ruijie RG-N18014 chassis with fan

107.55kg

860W

Control Engine

  • M18007-CM

1.68 kg

40W

  • M18007-CM II

2.0kg

102W

  • M18007-CM II Lite

2.0kg

102W

  • M18010-CM

1.68kg

40W

  • M18010-CM II

2.04kg

95W

  • M18014-CM

3.22kg

40W

  • M18014-CM II

3.58kg

100W

Fabric Engine

  • M18010-FE-C I

2.72kg

90W

  • M18010-FE-D I

2.8kg

107W

  • M18010-FE-D III

3.36kg

313W

  • M18014-FE-D I

3.76kg

158W

  • M18014-FE-D III

4.56kg

425W

Power Supply

  • RG-PA1600I

2.04kg

N/A

  • RG-PA600I

1.64kg

  • RG-PA1600I-P

1.6kg

  • RG-PA1600I-PL

1.6kg

  • RG-PA3000I-PL

1.6kg

  • RG-PD1600I

1.6kg

  • RG-PD600I

1.3kg

Line Card & Service Module

  • M18000-44SFP4XS-ED

3.76kg

135W

  • M18000-44SFP4XS-EF

3.86kg

175W

  • M18000-44SFP4XS-CB

5.06kg

267W

  • M18000-48GT-ED

3.7kg

95W

  • M18000-48GT-EF

3.8kg

175W

  • M18000-48GT-P-ED

4.04kg

95W

  • M18000-24GT20SFP4XS-ED

3.76kg

100W

  • M18000-08XS-ED

3.42kg

85W

  • M18000-08XS-EF

3.52kg

120W

  • M18000-16XS-CB

4.20kg

156W

  • M18000-16XT-CB

4.50kg

250W

  • M18000-40XS-CB

5.20kg

296W

  • M18000-48XS-DC

4.25kg

232W

  • M18000-24XS4QXS-DC

4.0kg

208W

  • M18000-12QXS-DC

3.92kg

200W

  • M18000-24QXS-DB

4.95kg

374W

Multiservice Module

  • M18000-MSC-ED

4.58kg

190W

 

 

The Ruijie Newton 18000 platform is applicable to a wide range of deployment scenarios. The series can act as the core for large campus network, data center network, integrated network of data center and campus network, and large MAN. Respective illustrations are shown below.
Large Campus Network Core

Large MAN Core

 

1. Main Chassis & Engine Management
Select the main chassis and control engine according to specific product model.

Model

Description

RG-N18000 Series Main Chassis & Control Engine

RG-N18014

14-slot Chassis with fan (without power supply)

RG-N18010

10-slot Chassis with fan (without power supply)

RG-N18007

7-slot Chassis with fan (without power supply)

M18014-CM II

N18014 2nd Generation Control Engine

M18014-CM

N18014 Control Engine

M18010-CM II

N18010 2nd Generation Control Engine

M18010-CM

N18010 Control Engine

M18007-CM

N18007 1st Generation Control Engine

M18007-CM II

N18007 2nd Generation Control Engine

M18007-CM II Lite

N18007 2nd Generation Lite Control Engine

M18000-MSC-ED

Service module with Gateway authentication and accounting function, integrated with high-level core switches RG-N18000 series, to support authentication, throughput based accounting, URL audit and flow control function.

2. Power Supply
Please select at least 1 power module or up to N+M redundancy according to the power supply requirement of the device.

Model

Description

RG-PA600I

N18000 Power Module (support redundancy, AC, 600W, 10A)

RG-PD600I

N18000 Power Module (support redundancy, DC, 600W)

RG-PA1600I

N18000 Power Module (support redundancy, AC, 1600W, 16A)

RG-PD1600I

N18000 Power Module (support redundancy, DC, 1400W)

RG-PA1600I-PL

N18000 PoE Power Module (support redundancy, AC, 1600W, 16A)

RG-PA3000I-PL

N18000 PoE Power Module (support redundancy, AC, 3000W, 16A)

3. Fabric Engine
Please select at least 1 or up to 4 fabric engines. It is recommended to select at least 2 to ensure fabric engine redundancy.

Model

Description

M18014-FE-D III

N18014 D Series 3rd Generation Fabric Engine (For ED and DB series Line Card and Service Module)

M18014-FE-D I

N18014 D Series 1st Generation Fabric Engine (For ED and DB series Line Card and Service Module)

M18010-FE-D III

N18010 D Series 3rd Generation Fabric Engine (For ED and DB series Line Card and Service Module)

M18010-FE-D I

N18010 D Series 1st Generation Fabric Engine (For ED and DB series Line Card and Service Module)

M18010-FE-C I

N18010 C Series 1st Generation Fabric Engine (For CB series Line Card and Service Module)

4. Line Card & Service Module
Select the host line cards according to your application scenario.

Model

Description

M18000-44SFP4XS-ED

44 Gigabit Ethernet fiber ports (SFP, LC), 4-port 10GE Ethernet optical interface board (SFP+, LC)

M18000-44SFP4XS-EF

44 Gigabit Ethernet fiber ports (SFP, LC), 4-port 10GE Ethernet optical interface board (SFP+, LC)

M18000-44SFP4XS-CB

44 Gigabit Ethernet fiber ports (SFP, LC), 4-port 10GE Ethernet optical interface board (SFP+, LC)

M18000-48GT-ED

48-port Gigabit Ethernet electrical interface board (RJ45)

M18000-48GT-EF

48-port Gigabit Ethernet electrical interface board (RJ45)

M18000-48GT-P-ED

48-port Gigabit PoE Ethernet electrical interface board (RJ45)

M18000-24GT20SFP4XS-ED

24-port Gigabit Ethernet electrical interface board (RJ45), 20 Gigabit Ethernet fiber ports (SFP, LC), 4 10GE Ethernet fiber ports (SFP+, LC)

M18000-08XS-ED

8 10GE fiber ports (SFP+, LC)

M18000-08XS-EF

8 10GE fiber ports (SFP+, LC)

M18000-16XS-CB

16 10GE fiber ports (SFP+, LC)

M18000-16XT-CB

16 10GE copper ports (RJ45)

M18000-40XS-CB

40 10GE fiber ports (SFP+, LC)

M18000-48XS-DC

48 10GE fiber ports (SFP+, LC), support VXLAN

M18000-24XS4QXS-DC

24 10GE fiber ports (SFP+, LC) + 4-port 40GE optical interface module (QSFP+, MPO), support VXLAN

M18000-12QXS-DC

12 40GE fiber ports (QSFP+, MPO), support VXLAN

M18000-24QXS-DB

24 40GE fiber ports (QSFP+, MPO)

5. Transceiver and Cable

Model

Description

Mini-GBIC-SX-MM850

1000BASE-SX mini GBIC Transceiver (850nm)

Mini-GBIC-LX-SM1310

1000BASE-LX mini GBIC Transceiver (1310nm)

Mini-GBIC-GT

1000BASE-TX, SFP Transceiver (100m)

Mini-GBIC-LH40-SM1310

1000BASE-LH mini GBIC Transceiver, SM (1310nm, 40km)

Mini-GBIC-ZX50-SM1550

1000BASE-ZX mini GBIC Transceiver (1550nm, 50km)

Mini-GBIC-ZX80-SM1550

1000BASE-ZX mini GBIC Transceiver (1550nm, 80km)

Mini-GBIC-ZX100-SM1550

1000BASE-ZX mini GBIC Transceiver (1550nm, 100km)

XG-SFP-AOC1M

10GBASE SFP+ Optical Stack Cable (included both side transceivers) , 1 Meter

XG-SFP-AOC3M

10GBASE SFP+ Optical Stack Cable (included both side transceivers), 3 Meter

XG-SFP-AOC5M

10GBASE SFP+ Optical Stack Cable (included both side transceivers), 5 Meter

XG-SFP-SR-MM850

10GBASE-SR, SFP+ Transceiver, MM (850nm, 300m, LC)

XG-SFP-LR-SM1310

10GBASE-LR, SFP+ Transceiver, SM (1310nm, 10km, LC)

XG-SFP-ER-SM1550

10GBASE-ER, SFP+ Transceiver, SM (1550nm, 40km, LC)

XG-SFP-ZR-SM1550

10GBASE-LC, SFP+ Transceiver, SM (1550nm, 80km, LC)

40G-AOC-5M

40G Cable for QSFP+, 5M

40G-AOC-10M

40G Cable for QSFP+, 10M

40G-QSFP-SR-MM850

40GBASE-SR, QSFP+ Transceiver, MM (850nm, 100m with OM3 fiber, 150m with OM4 fiber, MPO)

40G-QSFP-LSR-MM850

40GBASE-SR, QSFP+ Transceiver, MM (850nm, 300m with OM4 fiber, 400m with OM4 fiber, MPO)

40G-QSFP-LR4-SM1310

40G LR Single-mode Fiber Module, QSFP+ Transceiver, LC, 10km (1310nm)

40G-QSFP-LR4-PSM-SM1310

40G LR Single-mode 1-to-4 Fiber Module, QSFP+ Transceiver, LC, 10km (1310nm)

QSFP-MPO8-4LC-SM-1M

40G Single-mode 1-to-4 Fiber Jumper, MPO/APC-4*LC/PC, 8 cores, 1m, for 40G-QSFP-LR4-PSM-SM1310

QSFP-MPO8-4LC-MM-1M

40G Single-mode 1-to-4 Fiber Jumper, MPO/APC-4*LC/PC, 8 cores, 1m, for 40G-QSFP-SR-MM850 and 40G-QSFP-LSR-MM850

100G-QSFP-LR4-SM1310

100G LR Fiber Module, QSFP28 Transceiver, LC, 10km (1310nm)

FE-SFP-LX-MM1310

100BASE-LX, SFP Transceiver, MM (1310nm, 2km, LC).

FE-SFP-LH15-SM1310

100BASE-LH, SFP Transceiver, SM (1310nm, 15km, LC).

GE-SFP-LX20-SM1310-BIDI

1000BASE-LX, SFP Transceiver, BIDI-TX1310/RX1550, 20km, LC

GE-SFP-LX20-SM1550-BIDI

1000BASE-LX, SFP Transceiver, BIDI-TX1550/RX1310, 20km, LC

GE-SFP-LH40-SM1310-BIDI

1000BASE-LH, SFP Transceiver, BIDI-TX1310/RX1550, 40km, LC

GE-SFP-LH40-SM1550-BIDI

1000BASE-LH, SFP Transceiver, BIDI-TX1550/RX1310, 40km, LC

CON-DB9/RJ45-2M

Ruijie Console Cable RJ45-to-DB9 (2m)

 

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