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Juniper Networks MX10004
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Juniper Networks MX10004

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Increasingly sophisticated technology users are seeking highly responsive and customizable cloud-like online experiences and services that align with their unique needs and interests, creating more traffic that consumes increasing amounts of network bandwidth.

Unfortunately, traditional hardware-centric edge routers lack the programmability and scale required to allow network operators to profitably meet these market demands, limiting their competitiveness, constraining their revenue and market share growth, and increasing their CapEx, OpEx, and TCO. To overcome these challenges, service providers and cloud operators need software-centric edge solutions that address current demand while offering investment-protecting evolution to emerging technologies such as mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), and the continued growth of cloud networking.

The Juniper Networks® MX10000 line of Universal Routing Platforms includes the 7 RU, 38.4 Tbps-capable MX10004 supporting up to 9.6 Tbps per slot, the 13 RU, 76.8 Tbps-capable MX10008 supporting up to 9.6 Tbps per slot and the 21 RU, 38.4 Tbps-capable MX10016 supporting up to 2.4 Tbps per slot. They offer dense 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, and 100GbE interfaces, and the MX10004 and MX10008 add 400GbE support. This enables service providers and cloud operators to confidently build the best networks across data centers, business edge, and cloud markets. The MX10000 line shares common chassis components with equivalent Juniper Networks PTX Series Packet Transport Routers and QFX Series Switches; using specific software and line cards, the universal chassis can be successfully deployed as a core router, IP edge router, or switch, reducing the burden on network operators to qualify multiple platforms.

The MX10000 line of modular platforms is powered by the same programmable Juniper Trio chipset and the same Juniper Networks Junos® operating system that powers the rest of the Juniper Networks MX Series Universal Routing Platform portfolio, leveraging nearly two decades of Juniper R&D investments and innovations that have transformed the economics of networking. Leveraging common Packet Forwarding Engine (PFE) and software ensures complete feature consistency and a common operational and management framework. This consistency reduces the cost, risk, and complexity of network evolution, helping current MX Series customers rapidly qualify and deploy the MX10000 line of modular platforms.

Key Features

  • Up to 76.8 Tbps capacity
  • 4, 8, or 16 slots
  • Dense 100 GbE and 400 GbE
  • 800 GbE ready
  • Rich multiservice edge, timing features

Product Overview

Juniper's secure automated distributed cloud blueprint enables service providers to react quickly to changing market conditions in the cloud era, accelerating service delivery with world-class products and innovative architectural components. The MX10000 line of Universal Routing Platforms is an integral part of this solution. With its massive scale and efficiency, the MX10000 line is ideal for space- and power-constrained environments. It redefines per-slot economics, enabling customers to do more with less while simplifying network design, reducing OpEx, and enabling the profitable delivery of a broad range of business, residential, mobile, cable, data center, and cloud services-all while seamlessly supporting traditional and emerging network architectures. The MX10000 chassis shares a common set of components with other Juniper products; various line cards and software are available to satisfy specific core routing, edge routing, and switching applications.

Features and Benefits:

Feature Feature Description Benefits
System capacity The MX10004 scales to 38.4 Tbps (76.8 Tbps half-duplex) in a single chassis, breaking out into 192 1GbE, 384 10GbE, 96 40GbE, 384 100GbE, and 96 400GbE interfaces. The MX10008 scales to 76.8 Tbps (153.6 Tbps half-duplex) in a single chassis, breaking out into 384 1GbE, 768 10GbE, 192 40GbE, 768 100GbE, and 192 400GbE interfaces. The MX10016 scales to 38.4 Tbps (76.8 Tbps half-duplex) in a single chassis, breaking out into 1536 10GbE, 384 40GbE, and 384 100GbE interfaces. The MX10000 line gives cloud and service providers the performance and scalability needed to outpace increased traffic demands.
Packet performance The innovative and groundbreaking Juniper Trio silicon empowers the MX Series routers with unparalleled packet processing for both full IP and MPLS functionality, leveraging revolutionary 3D memory architecture. Exceptional packet processing capabilities alleviate the challenge of scaling the network as traffic continues to increase, while optimizing IP/MPLS transit functionality around superior performance and elegant deployability.
Full-scale IP and MPLS routing The MX10000 modular line features a rich set of IP/MPLS services, low latency, and wire-rate forwarding at scale, while providing the reliability needed to meet strict service-level agreements (SLAs). Distributed peering scale of 7 million forwarding information base (FIB) and 80 million routing information base (RIB) (also known as forwarding and routing tables, respectively) delivers the performance required to match expanding traffic demands.
Source Packet Routing in Networking (SPRING)  Junos OS supports SPRING, which provides the ability for a trusted source node to specify a forwarding path, other than the normal shortest path, that a particular packet will traverse. SPRING support provides additional flexibility per packet source. It also adds features such as network path and node protection to support fast reroute (FRR) mechanisms, enhanced network programmability, OAM functionality, simplified network signaling, load balancing, and traffic engineering functions.
High availability hardware The MX10000 modular line is designed with full hardware redundancy for cooling, power supply, REs, and switch fabric, as applicable. High availability (HA) is a critical requirement for service providers to maintain an always-on infrastructure to meet stringent SLAs.
High availability software The MX10000 modular line features a resilient operating system that supports HA features such as graceful RE switchover (GRES), nonstop active routing (NSR), and unified in-service software upgrade (unified ISSU) for high availability. The MX Series also supports game-changing 50 ms redundancy switchover under load. Junos OS supports HA features that allow software upgrades and changes without disrupting network traffic.

High Scale and Density

Meet demanding cloud- and service-provider requirements with platforms that deliver 9.6 Tbps capacity per slot (MX10004 and MX10008) or 2.4 Tbps capacity per slot (MX10016) and support up to 96 x 10 GbE, 24 x 40 GbE, 24 x 100 GbE, or 24 x 400 GbE (MX10004 and MX10008) interfaces per slot.

Investment Protection

Protect your investment over the long term with a cloud-grade, future-ready platform that can scale with your business as traffic and services grow with fully backward compatible silicon and hardware and the consistency of Junos.

Rich MultiService Edge Features

Supports diverse service provider, enterprise, network security, and data center requirements for today, and prepares for those of the future, with an innovative universal chassis design. This includes IP Transport, BNG, business edge, consumer edge, peering, SDN gateway, data center gateway, cloud edge, and metro aggregation use cases.

Power Efficient

Control operational costs (OpEx) and meet high energy efficiency standards with a suite of advanced power-saving features in a small form factor

Carrier Grade Platform

Combine support for the carrier-grade Junos OS with a fully redundant architecture to maintain nonstop service availability under any network conditions.


Integrates seamlessly with standards-based SDN controllers such as Paragon Automation platform, making the MX10000 an ideal anchor point for service chains that include physical and virtual elements.


  MX10004 MX10008 MX10016
* These numbers are power supply ratings. Actual power usage is much lower.
Physical dimensions (W x H x D) 17.4 x 12.2 x 35 in (44.2 x 33 x 88.9 cm); 42.2 in (107.7 cm) depth with electromagnetic interference (EMI) door 17.4 x 22.55 x 32 in (44.2 x 57.76 x 81.28 cm); 39.37 in (100 cm) depth with electromagnetic interference (EMI) door 17.4 x 36.65 x 35 in (44.2 x 93.09 x 88.90 cm); 42.40 in (107.7 cm) depth with EMI door
Maximum weight 272 lb (123 kg) (excluding line cards) 330 lb (150 kg) (excluding line cards) 604 lb (274 kg) (excluding line cards)
Mounting 4 post rack 4 post rack 4 post rack
Power system rating* 200-240 VAC/50-60 GHz -48 VDC @ 60 A 200-240 VAC/50-60 GHz -48 VDC @ 60 A 200-240 VAC/50-60 GHz  -48 VDC @ 60 A
Typical power consumption 7.5 kW, fully loaded 12 kW, fully loaded 23 kW, fully loaded
Operating temperature 32° to 115° F (0° to 46° C) at sea level 32° to 115° F (0° to 46° C) at sea level 32° to 115° F (0° to 46° C) at sea level

Line Cards

The line cards for the MX10000 line of modular platforms are based on highly scalable, custom Juniper Trio silicon, making it the industry's leading router for data center edge, core, peering, and aggregation applications. Each slot on the MX10004 and MX10008 supports 9.6 Tbps, and each slot on MX10016 supports 2.4 Tbps (4.8 Tbps half-duplex), while the line cards support multi-rate 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, 100GbE, and 400GbE (MX10004 and MX10008 only) interfaces.

The modular design of the MX10004, MX10008, and MX10016 routers provides investment protection by allowing future upgrades. The LC480 and LC2101 line cards leverage Trio 4 chips to achieve 480 Gbps and 2.4 Tbps total throughput respectively. The LC9600 line card (supported in the MX10004 and MX10008) leverages Trio 6 chips to achieve 9.6 Tbps total throughput.

The PFEs provide ingress queuing with loopback stream optimization to avoid reading and writing packet tails when packets are sent to and received back from a loopback stream. The line cards also provide Operation, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) support with per-port Ethernet OAM counters, as well as packet memory, which uses Hybrid Memory Cube DRAM technology to reduce power usage, increase speed, and improve system density.

Routing Engine Processor

The MX10004, MX10008 and MX10016 RE features a 10-core 2.2 GHz Intel processor with 64/128 GB memory and 2x200 GB solid-state drive (SSD) storage.


The MX10004 contains three power supply slots and the MX10008 contains six power supply slots while the MX10016 contains ten power supply slots to provide complete flexibility for provisioning and redundancy. Each power supply has its own internal fan for cooling. The MX10000 modular line supports both AC and DC power supplies; however, AC and DC supplies cannot be mixed in the same chassis.

The first generation of AC power supplies on the MX10008 and MX10016 accept 200 to 240 volts alternating current (VAC) input, delivering 2700 watts of power to the chassis. The DC power supplies accept -40 to -72 volts direct current (VDC) input, delivering 2500 watts of power to the chassis. Each AC and DC power supply has two inputs for feed redundancy.

The second generation of AC/DC power supplies on the MX10004, MX10008 and MX10016 delivers up to 5500 W per unit to the chassis, enabling dense 400GbE with optional lower-power settings.


The MX10000 line of modular chassis supports front-to-back cooling with air drawn in through perforations on the REs and the line cards in the front of the platform, while hot air exits through the rear of the chassis. The modular fan trays are accessible from the rear of the chassis.

Chassis Management

The MX10000 modular line delivers powerful Junos OS chassis management that allows environmental monitoring and field-replaceable unit (FRU) control. Chassis management provides a faster primary switchover, enhanced power budgeting with modular power management, reduced power consumption for partially populated systems, granular control over FRU power-on, single zone cooling with better fan speed control for reduced noise, and CPU leveling during monitoring intervals.

Simplified Management

The MX10000 modular line simplifies management based on the elegance and simplicity of Junos OS. Management applications can receive streaming telemetry data to provide robust protocol analytics for an SDN environment. Junos OS also supports OpenConfig, which today is a YANG-based data model that supports a variety of operator use cases.


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