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RG-N18000-X DataCenter Core Switches

Ruijie Newton 18000-X Switch Series (RG-N18000-X) is the next-generation high-performance core switches designed for cloud network, which tops the class with its zero-backplane design on the 100T switching platform. The RG-N18000-X Switch Series offers high-efficiency and high-stability switching services, and guarantees ten-year smooth network upgrades. 

The RG-N18000-X Series deploys an advanced hardware architecture design and is one of the world’s leading core switches with the highest specifications. The series adopts the CLOS orthogonal switching architecture and offers a maximum switching capacity of up to 461T per chassis. The RG-N18000-X Series offers forwarding rates of up to 5400Mbps per slot and supports 576 100GE, 576 40GE, 2304 10GE full line rate ports by one  chassis.

The RG-N18000-X Series adopts front-to-rear airflow design for heat dissipation which features a much higher heat dissipation efficiency with a much lower revolving speed, lower quantity of fans as well as lower noise level. The RG-N18000-X also makes use of energy-saving technology to minimize power consumption of the chassis.

The RG-N18000-X Series provides 2 models, RG-N18010-X and RG-N18018-X, to meet deployment needs of Internet data center and campus network data center.

Feature Highlights:

  • Ideal for ultra-large campus and data center networks
  • Ideal for high-performance computing with ultra-low latency
  • CLOS non-blocking architecture with up to 461T bandwidth per chassis
  • Scalable capacity for future expansion: up to 576 100GE, 576 40GE, 2304 10GE ports
  • Ready for future: support 100G Ethernet 
 
 

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Zero Backplane New Architecture

Core switches with most powerful performance in the world,
dramatically increasing the data center capacity

First ever platform with a 100 Tbps switching capacity and zero backplane,
upgrading the core engine of the data center to a new level

Innovative energy-saving design for guaranteed quality

All-round virtualization ensuring on-demand network resource allocationork
resource allocation

Core Switch with the Most Powerful
Performance in the World Dramatically Improving Data Center Capacity

The switch provides a maximum 178 Tbps overall switching capacity.

The 10.8 Tbps bandwidth of a single slot can be smoothly upgraded to 21.6 Tbps.

Rich interface types are provided to meet requirements of various access modes.

Line-rate line cards at the highest density in the industry are supported.

The port density is 20% higher than that of similar products in the industry.

A single card provides a 24 GB buffer for storing burst traffic of data centers,
which is 33% higher than that of similar products in the industry.

The CLOS multi-level multi-plane switching architecture ensures data forwarding
without blocking and provides continuous bandwidth upgrade and service support.

First ever platform with a 100 Tbps switching capacity and zero backplane,
upgrading the core engine of the data center to a new level

Service line cards are directly connected to switch fabric modules,
so that data can be directly transmitted the switch fabric modules,
which dramatically reduces the transmission loss.
The switch transmission efficiency and device performance are improved,
supporting smooth upgrade in the coming 10 years.

Innovative Energy-Saving Design Ensuring Quality

  • Direct air vent for higher cooling efficiency

  • 30° internal bend for each service line card and 106%porosity of relative vertical plane for improved air intake volume

  • Counter rotary fans for improved heat dissipation efficiency and reduced noise

  • Top-level power supplies in the industry for 96% power conversion rate

  • No PHY chip on service line cards for board power consumption reduced by 5.63%

VSU Multiple-to-One

The VSU technology virtualizes a maximum of four physical core switches into one logical device.
Uplinks are aggregated over ports across devices, ensuring 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 using the VSU, multiple devices can be managed in a unified manner, saving time on configuration management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optimal Performance

Rich interface types to meet requirements of various access modes.
A single line card supports up to 36 100GE ports, 36 40GE ports, 144 10GE ports.
Line-rate line cards at the highest density in the industry.
The whole device supports a maximum of 576 100GE, 576 40GE, and 2304 10GE line-rate ports.
The port density is increased by 20% compared with that of similar products in the industry.

Graphics card-grade GDDR5 SDRAM with capacity improved by 33% compared with other products in the industry,
ensuring 24 GB buffer of a single line card to store burst traffic of data centers.

Cell-based CLOS Architecture,
Ensuring Data Forwarding Without Blocking

The CLOS multi-level multi-plane switching architecture ensures complete separation of the forwarding and
control planes and independent configuration of switch fabric modules and supervisor modules.

The cell-based switching architecture ensures data forwarding without blocking and
provides continuous bandwidth upgrade and service support.

Next-Generation Multi-Process
Modular OS Ensures High Stability

The multi-process modularization design ensures high stability.
The hot patching ensures normal service running during software upgrade.
The OpenFlow 1.3 protocol is supported, ensuring smooth upgrade to a SDN network.
Enhanced virtualization features are supported, VSU offers more reliability.

Zero Backplane for Large-scale Smooth Upgrade

The switch can be upgraded during operation by directly replacing line cards and switch fabric modules with higher specifications.
Sole switch in the industry capable of accomplishing 50G/400G large-scale smooth upgrade in the coming 10 years.

The current switch supports 178 Tbps switching capability, 16 slots, and 100G interfaces, and the forwarding
bandwidth of each slot is 3.6 Tbps. The switch can be expended to 346 Tbps switching capacity,
16 slots, and 400G interfaces, and the forwarding bandwidth of each slot is 9.6 Tbps.

Orthogonal Connection Between Service Cards and Switch Fabric Modules, Reducing Signal Transmission Interference by 8%

Fixed in relative to the backplane and non-replaceable,
with switching capacity restricted by backplane or
connector rate, and loss greater than 5%
Direct connection, with large-scale upgrade
via line card and switch fabric module
replacement and interference reduced by 8%

Strongest Chassis Structure Design Requiring Zero Backplane

The backplane of a previous switch provides support. After the backplane is removed, Ruijie uses a keel,
stiffener on chassis sides, and reinforced spacer plate inside the chassis.

To realize a hard chassis structure that can resist a magnitude 9 earthquake.

Accurate Interconnection Between Line
Cards and Switch Fabric Modules with
Zero Backplane

The patented design of 5-level accurate guiding ensures accurate
interconnection between line cards and switch fabric modules.

Line cards are positioned via the limit post and inserted into the chassis via rails.

The positioning pin of the keel corrects the line card direction.

and the line card direction is further corrected using the connector cover and pin,
thereby achieving accurate guiding.

Zero Backplane Technology

Most Space-saving Core Switches in the Industry.

Air vents sharing by fabric modules and line cards,
dramatically saving space.

Advanced Zero-Backplane Design 

The RG-N18000-X Series firstly adopts the zero-backplane design for switches with 100T switching capacity, which supports a direct connection between line cards and fabric engines without any backplane connections. The cross-module data traffic is transmitted to the fabric engines directly with minimized transmission loss. It can also improve internal transmission efficiency of service data traffic, maximizing the performance and switching capacity of the switches. Therefore, users are not required to replace the chassis for future upgrades, bringing a utilization lifespan of more than 10 years to the data center users.

Direct connection between line cards and fabric engines

Cell-based CLOS Non-Blocking Architecture

Ruijie RG-N18000-X Series deploys the advanced CLOS multi-plane, multi-stage switching architecture, which achieves complete separation of the forwarding and control planes. With independent fabric engines and control engines, the cell-based switching architecture 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

World’s Leading Data Center Core Switch

The Ruijie RG-N18000-X Series supports bandwidth of 11.1Tbps per slot with the zero-backplane design and it is scalable to 21.6Tbps. The series also supports abundant network interfaces to meet the evolving requirements of a wide variety of scenarios, offering 36 100GE ports, 36 40GE ports and 144 10GE ports per line card.

Featuring the world’s lowest height of 21U for 18-slot chassis, the RG-N18018-X supports 461T switching capacity at maximum per chassis. The 21U-height switch supports a maximum of 576 100GE, 576 40GE or 2304 10GE line rate ports, with the port density increasing by 20% compared with other similar products in the market.

The RG-N18010-X offers a height of 12U for 10 slots, and provides 89T switching capacity at maximum per chassis. The 12U switch supports up to 288 100GE, 288 40GE, 1152 10GE line rate ports, with port density of 20% higher compared with other similar products in the market. The RG-N18000-X Series, as the network gateway of the large Layer 2 network, can support over 500 thousand virtual machines. Equipped with the latest graphic-card-class GDDR5 SDRAM, the switch can achieve a maximum cache capacity of up to 24 GB per module, and support the distributive cache technology, which increases the cache capacity by 33%. The RG-N18000-X Series supports high-efficiency caching of surge traffic from the large-scale virtual machines of the data center, significantly reducing the packet loss ratio and improving the processing performance of the data center services. 

 
Uplift performance with exceptional design 
 
On-Demand Resource Allocation Enabled by Data Center Virtualization
 
Virtual Switch Unit 3.0 (VSU) 
 
The series supports the industry-leading 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 reduces administrator workload. Superior 50~200ms link failover ensures smooth and uninterrupted transmission of key services. The RG-N18000-X Series supports cross-device link aggregation, providing active/active uplink to server or switch. The network can hence offer effective connectivity and amplify the bandwidth.         
 
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.
 
Innovative Technology & Energy-saving Design
 
The RG-N18000-X Switch Series adopts zero-backplane design for heat dissipation straight-through airflow feature, that perfectly complies with the airflow direction in the data center rooms, contributing to unobstructed air flow across the front-to-rear module with a high speed of up to 15m/s (equivalent to the 7th level of wind power). This design has significantly improved the heat dissipation efficiency, allowing much cold air pouring in the chassis for heat dissipation. It effectively reduces device temperature and supports surge protection. The 30°degree inward bending front panel increases the vent ratio by 106% compared with the vertical panel, efficiently elevating the air intake amount. 
 
The RG-N18000-X Switch Series uses the smart counter rotating fans that consists of two different fan blades to satisfy the needs on airflow amount and air pressure. The different quantities of fan blades enable the staggering frequencies in terms of vibration and noise to avoid the problem resonance. Compared with the traditional concatenation of axial fans, the counter rotating fans have more advantages on the amount of wind flow, and also supports the speed adjustment in different zones to reduce the power consumption. 
 
The RG-N18000-X Switch Series adopts the industry-leading titanium-level power supply, offering a power supply switching efficiency of up to 96%. The 100G line card adopts the non-PHY chip design, reducing power consumption per module by more than 5.63%. The low-impedance copper bar design ensures a power loss during power configuration by less than 0.3%. 
 

 

 

Model

RG-N18018-X

RG-N18010-X

Module Slots

18 (2 for control engines)

10 (2 for control engines)

Modular Power Slots

16

8

Control Engine Slots

2

2

Service Module Slots

16

8

Fabric Engine Slots

6

6

Switching Capacity

461Tbps/1032Tbps

230Tbps/516Tbps

Packet Forwarding Rate

86400Mpps

43200Mpps

Airflow Design

Front-to-rear airflow

Device Virtualization

VSU3.0 (Virtual Switch Unit)

Network Virtualization

VXLAN network bridge, VXLAN network gateway

VXLAN

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

L2 Features

Jumbo Frame, 802.1Q, STP, RSTP, MSTP, Super VLAN, GVRP, QinQ or flexible QinQ, LLDP

IPv4 Features

Static routing, RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP4, VRRP, equal cost routing, strategic routing and GRE tunnel

IPv6 Features

Static routing, OSPFv3, BGP4+, IS-ISv6, MLDv1/v2, VRRPv3, equal-cost routing, strategic routing, manual tunnel, GRE tunnel

ACL

Standard/Extended/Expert ACL, IPv6 ACL

QoS

802.1p, Queue scheduling mechanisms (SP, WRR, DRR, SP+WRR, SP+DRR), RED/WRED, Input/output port-based speed limit, HQoS

Reliability

Independent fabric engine and independent control engine design to achieve the compete separation of forwarding and control panel

Control engine 1+1 redundancy; fabric engine N+1 redundancy, power supply and fan N+M redundancy; zero-backplane design to avoid single point of failure; Hot-swappable components; Hot patch and online patch upgrade; ISSU; NSR; GR for OSPF/IS-IS/BGP, BFD for VRRP/OSPF/BGP4/ISIS/ISISv6/static routing

Security

NFPP (Network Foundation Protection Policy), CPP (CPU Protection), DAI, Port Security, IP Source Guard, uRPF, Portal authentication, user login authentication, 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, SFTP file upload/download management; SNMP V1/V2c/V3; Netconf, RMON; NTP clock; Fault alarm and auto-recovery; System log; Flow Analysis; Automated Configuration

Dimensions
(W x D x H)  (mm)

442*1017*934(21U)

442*1017*534(12U)

Power Supply

RG-PA2700I:

100-120VAC 1350W

200-240VAC 2700W

MTBF

>=200K hours

Safety Standards

IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1

Emission Standards

EN 300 386, EN 55032, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 55024, EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11

Temperature

Operating temperature: 0ºC to 45ºC

Storage temperature: -40ºC to 70ºC

Humidity

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

Storage humidity: 5% to 95% RH

Operating Altitude

-500m to 5,000m

 

Data Center Network Core 

Ruijie Newton 18000-X Switch Series (RG-N18000-X) is the next-generation high-performance core switches designed for cloud network, which tops the class with its zero-backplane design on the 100T switching platform.RG-N18000-X Series data center products mainly focus on large data center scenarios with application of the VXLAN technology.It is mainly used in the core equipment of data center.

 

 

Model

Description

XG-SFP-SR-MM850

10G SR Fiber Module for SFP+ ports, 300m

XG-SFP-LR-SM1310

10G LR Fiber Module for SFP+ ports, 10km

XG-SFP-ER-SM1550

10G ER Fiber Module for SFP+ ports, 40km

XG-SFP-ZR-SM1550

10G ZR Fiber Module for SFP+ ports, 80km

40G-QSFP-SR-MM850

40GBASE-SR, QSFP+ transceiver (8/12-core, 850nm, 100m with OM3 fiber, 150m with OM4 fiber, MPO)

40G-QSFP-LR4-SM1310

40G LR single-mode fiber module, QSFP+ transceiver, 10km (LC, dual-core, 1310nm)

100G-QSFP-SR-MM850

100GBASE-SR, QSFP28 transceiver (850nm, 100m with OM4 fiber)

100G-QSFP-LR4-SM1310

100G LR single-mode fiber module, QSFP28 transceiver, 10km (LC, dual-core, 1310nm)

100G-QSFP-iLR4-SM1310

100G iLR fiber module, QSFP28 transceiver, 2km (LC, dual-core, 1310nm)

40G-AOC-5M

40G QSFP+ Optical Stack Cable (included both side transceivers), 5 Meters

100G-AOC-5M

100G QSFP28 Optical Stack Cable (included both side transceivers), 5 Meters


1、Main Chassis & Engine Management

Select the main chassis and control engine in accordance with specific product models.

Model

Description

RG-N18000-X Series Main Chassis & Control Engine

RG-N18018-X

18-slot chassis with fan (without power supply)

RG-N18010-X

10-slot chassis with fan (without power supply)

M18000X-CM II

N18000-X 2nd generation control engine

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-PA2700I

N18000-X power module (support redundancy, AC, 2700W, 16A)

3、Fabric Engine

Please select at least 1 fabric engine. It is recommended to select at least 2 to ensure fabric engine redundancy.

Model

Description

M18018X-FE-C II

N18018-X fabric engine II

M18010X-FE-C I

N18010-X fabric engine I

4、Line Card & Service Module

Select the host line cards and service modules according to your application scenario.

Model

Description

M18000X-6QXS6CQ-CB

6 40GBASE-X ports(QSFP+,MPO),6 100GBASE-X ports (QSFP28, MPO)

M18000X-36CQ-CB

36 100GBASE-X ports (QSFP28, MPO)

M18000X-12QXS12CQ-CB

12 40GBASE-X ports(QSFP+,MPO),12 100GBASE-X ports (QSFP28, MPO)

M18000X-48XS2CQ-CB

48 10GBASE-X ports (SFP+, LC), 2 100GBASE-X ports (QSFP28, MPO)

M18000X-18QXS18CQ-CB

18 40GBASE-X ports(QSFP+,MPO),18 100GBASE-X ports (QSFP28, MPO)

M18000X-48XT2CQ-CB

48 10GBASE-T ports (RJ45),2 100GBASE-X ports (QSFP28, MPO)


5、Transceiver & Accessories

Model

Description

XG-SFP-SR-MM850

10G SR Fiber Module for SFP+ ports, 300m

XG-SFP-LR-SM1310

10G LR Fiber Module for SFP+ ports, 10km

XG-SFP-ER-SM1550

10G ER Fiber Module for SFP+ ports, 40km

XG-SFP-ZR-SM1550

10G ZR Fiber Module for SFP+ ports, 80km

40G-QSFP-SR-MM850

40GBASE-SR, QSFP+ transceiver (8/12-core, 850nm, 100m with OM3 fiber, 150m with OM4 fiber, MPO)

40G-QSFP-LR4-SM1310

40G LR single-mode fiber module, QSFP+ transceiver, 10km (LC, dual-core, 1310nm)

100G-QSFP-SR-MM850

100GBASE-SR, QSFP28 transceiver (850nm, 100m with OM4 fiber)

100G-QSFP-LR4-SM1310

100G LR single-mode fiber module, QSFP28 transceiver, 10km (LC, dual-core, 1310nm)

100G-QSFP-iLR4-SM1310

100G iLR fiber module, QSFP28 transceiver, 2km (LC, dual-core, 1310nm)

40G-AOC-5M

40G QSFP+ Optical Stack Cable (included both side transceivers), 5 Meters

100G-AOC-5M

100G QSFP28 Optical Stack Cable (included both side transceivers), 5 Meters