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4-Slot Layer 3 IPv6/IPv4 Routing Chassis Switch



4-Slot Layer 3 IPv6/IPv4 Routing Chassis Switch


  • Overview
  • PLANET XGS3-42000R Core-Layer Routing Switch is specially designed for large network applications such as enterprises, campuses, communities, ISPs and data center networks where flexible configuration, large capacity, high density, high reliability and advanced traffic management are required.

    The XGS3-42000R is a High-Density Chassis Ethernet Switch built with 4 module slots and redundant power supply. It provides great porting flexibility for network deployment by offering various and combinable management modules and standard interfaces. For instance, one management module can be collaborated with three standard modules, or two management modules work with two standard modules to perform mutually system backup. Within the 6U height, single chassis, the maximum configuration can be:
    • 168-Port 10/100/1000Base-T Copper
    • 156-Port 1000Base-SX/LX SFP Fiber Slots
    • 13-Port 10G XFP Fiber Slots 

    Positioned as the core layer switch, the XGS3-42000R serves ideally for large- and medium-sized networks and IP metropolitan networks by supplying advanced intelligent and secure features and giving high performance and flexibility

    Supporting 10-Gigabit Ethernet
    10-Gigabit Ethernet which adopts full-duplex technology instead of low-speed, half-duplex CSMA/CD protocol, is a big leap in the evolution of Ethernet. 10-Gigabit Ethernet can be deployed in star or ring topology. With 10-Gigabit Ethernet technology applied, the XGS3-42000R provides broad bandwidth and powerful processing capacity. It is suitable for metropolitan networks and wide area networks. Using the XGS3-42000R, users can simplify network structures and reduce cost of network construction.

    Abundant IPv6 Support
    The XGS3-42000R Chassis Switch supports IPv6 routing in hardware for maximum performance. As more network devices are growing and the need for larger addressing and higher security becomes critical, the XGS3-42000R Chassis Switch is the right product to meet the requirement.

    Scalable Performance
    The XGS3-42000R delivers wire-speed Gigabit and 10-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in a highly flexible and resilient modular platform. With high switching capacity, the XGS3-42000R Chassis Switch supports wire-speed L2/L3 forwarding and high routing performance for IPv4 and IPv6 protocols. The scalable and flexible modular architecture supports up to 376Gps forwarding performance in a single system. The XGS3-42000R is ideal for the core layer of campuses, enterprise networks and the aggregation layer of IP metropolitan networks.

    Rich Multi-Layer and Multicast Networking Protocols
    The XGS3-42000R supports various Layer 2 and management networking protocols to meet the requirements of complex network constructions. It is compatible with 802.1d/w/s, 802.1Q, 802.1p, 802.3ad, 802.3x, GVRP, DHCP, SNTP, etc.

    The Chassis Switch also supports IPv6 / IPv4 routing protocols including Layer 3 IP Static Routing, RIPv1/v2, OSPF, and VRRP protocols. Built in with abundant multicast features, the XGS3-42000R supports rich L2 multicast features such as IGMPv1/v2/v3, snooping and L3 multicast protocols — DVMRP, PIM-DM, PIM-SM and PIM-SSM. Offering the rich application experience, the product supports multicast VLAN registration, multicast receive control and illegal multicast source detect functions. The XGS3-42000R Chassis Switch solution performs a cost-effective solution for today with the ability to expand as network demands grow.

    Enhanced Security
    PLANET XGS3-42000R offers comprehensive Layer 2 to Layer 4 Access Control List (ACL) for enforcing security to the edge. It can be used to restrict network access by denying packets based on source and destination IP address, TCP / UDP ports or defined typical network applications. Its protection mechanism also comprises 802.1x port-based and MAC-based user and device authentication. With the private VLAN function, communication between edge ports can be prevented to ensure user privacy. The XGS3-42000R Net Security also provides DHCP SnoopingIP Source Guard and Dynamic ARP Inspection functions to prevent from IP snooping attack and discard ARP packets with invalid MAC address. The network administrators can now construct highly secured corporate networks with considerably less time and effort than before.

    Enhanced Quality of Service
    The XGS3-42000R switch fully supports DiffServ module, so users can specify a queue bandwidth on each port. WRR / SP / SWRR scheduling is also provided. The XGS3-42000R supports the port security to enable trusted CoS, DSCP, IP precedence and port priority. Users can modify packets’ DSCP and COS values so that the traffic can be classified by port, VLAN, DSCP, IP precedence and ACL table. User can also modify packets’ DSCP and IP precedence values to specify different bandwidths for voice / data / video to customize different qualities of service.

    Efficient and Secure Management
    For efficient management, the XGS3-42000R Chassis Switch is equipped with console, WEB and SNMP management interfaces. With the built-in Web-based management interface, the XGS3-42000R offers an easy-to-use, platform-independent management and configuration facility. The XGS3-42000R supports standard Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and can be managed via any standard-based management software. For text-based management, the XGS3-42000R can be accessed via Telnet and the console port. Moreover, the XGS3-42000R offers secure remote management by supporting SSHSSL andSNMPv3 connection which encrypt the packet content at each session.

  • Applications
  • Reliable, High Performance, High-Density Enterprise Backbone Switch
    10-Gigabit Ethernet supported equipment has become the fundamental unit of enterprises and network servers.. PLANET XGS3-42000R is the cost-effective, high-density and high-bandwidth Chassis Switch, which meet today’s market requirements. Dedicated chassis architecture features built into the XGS3-42000R make all modules in the platform operate together as one much larger switch providing multiple high-performance 10-Gigabit Ethernet network for backbone of enterprises, campuses or telecoms. The redundant management modules and dual power supplies provide the XGS3-42000R with nonstop network service ability. Moreover, all modules are hot swappable.. They can be added or exchanged without interrupting the whole system operation. The XGS3-42000R Chassis Switch is ideal to be used as a server farm switch connecting servers and perfectly suited to networking environments requiring constant access to critical business applications.
    Carrier Class Backbone Switch for Campus and Community
    For small area network communications on the campus and community, PLANET XGS3-42000R Chassis Switch enables an affordable and scalable network deployment. It offers a high capacity chassis platform with high quality and reliability in 10/100/1000Base-T, 1000Base-SX/LX and 10GBase-SR/LR scalable solutions that integrate easily into any large network. The XGS3-42000R provides up to 188 high-density Gigabit Ethernet ports, in which up to 156 mini-GBIC / SFP ports are available for remote uplink connectivity in a single system and provide the uplink to the edge network through 1000Base-SX/LX SFP modules. The XGS3-42000R offers a comprehensive set of modules for complex network and gives network manager the flexibility to expand large area network when needed.
  • Key Features
  • Hardware and Performance

    • 4 open module slots design
      • 2 management modules with 2 standard modules
      • 1 management module with 3 standard modules
    • Up to 168-port Gigabit copper / 156-port Gigabit SFP / 13-port 10G XFP
    • Hot-swappable switching modules
    • Non-blocking wire-speed Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching
    • 1 RJ-45 serial console interface on management module for switch basic management and setup

    Redundant Power System

    • 100~240V AC dual power redundant
      • 1 default AC power supply
      • 1 additional open slot for optional power supply
    • Active redundant power failure protection
    • Backup of catastrophic power failure on one supply

    IP Stacking

    • IP stacking technology, connects with stack member via any Gigabit or 10G interface
    • Single IP address management, supports up to 24 units stacked together

    IP Routing Features

    • IP Routing protocol supports RIP v1/v2, OSPF v2, BGP4
    • Routing interface provides VLAN routing mode
    • Policy based routing(PBR) for IPv4 and IPv6
    • VRRP protocol for redundant routing deployment
    • Supports route redistribution

    Multicast Routing Features

    • Supports Multicast Routing Protocols:
      • PIM-DM (Protocol Independent Multicast – dense mode)
      • PIM-SM (Protocol Independent Multicast – sparse mode)
      • PIM-SSM (Protocol Independent Multicast – source-specific multicast mode)
      • DVMRP (Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol)
    • Supports IGMP v1/v2/v3

    Layer 2 Features

    • Supports auto-negotiation, auto-MDI/MDI-x and half-duplex / full-duplex modes for all 1000Base-T ports.
    • Prevents packet loss with back pressure (half-duplex) and IEEE 802.3x PAUSE frame flow control (full-du
    • Supports VLAN
      • IEEE 802.1Q Tagged VLAN
      • Up to 4K VLANs groups, out of 4041 VLAN IDs
      • Provider bridging (VLAN Q-in-Q) support (IEEE 802.1ad)
      • GVRP protocol for VLAN management
      • Private VLAN Edge (PVE)
    • Supports Spanning Tree Protocol
    • STP, IEEE 802.1D (Spanning Tree Protocol)
      • RSTP, IEEE 802.1w (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol)
      • MSTP, IEEE 802.1s (Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol, spanning tree by VLAN)
    • Supports Link Aggregation
      • 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
      • Cisco ether-channel (Static Trunk)
      • Maximum 128 trunk groups per module, up to 8 ports per trunk group
      • Up to 16Gbps bandwidth (duplex mode)
    • Provide port mirror (many-to-1)
    • Port mirroring to monitor the incoming or outgoing traffic on a particular port

    Quality of Service

    • 8 priority queues on all switch ports
    • Supports strict priority and weighted round robin (WRR) CoS policies
    • Ingress shaper and egress rate limit per port bandwidth control
    • Traffic-policing policies based on application


    • Supports IGMP snooping v1, v2 and v3
    • Querier mode support


    • IEEE 802.1x Port-based network access authentication
    • MAC-based network access authentication
    • IP-based Access Control List (ACL)
    • MAC-based Access Control List
    • Static MAC


    • IPv4 / IPv6 Switch Management Interfaces
      • Console / Telnet Command Line Interface
      • Web switch management
      • SNMP v1, v2c, and v3 switch management
      • SSH (Secure Shell) / SSL secure access
    • Four RMON groups (history, statistics, alarms, and events)
    • IPv6 IP Address / NTP / DNS management
    • Built-in Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) client
    • BOOTP and DHCP for IP address assignment
    • DHCP / BootP Relay and Relay Option 82
    • DHCP Server
    • DNS-Proxy
    • Firmware upload/download via FTP / TFTP
    • SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol)
    • LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol)
    • User Privilege levels control
  • Specifications
  • Chassis Slots
    Total Number of Slots 4 ( 2 management modules + 2 standard modules
    or 1 managed module + 3 standard modules)
    Max. Management Module 2 (slot 1, slot 2)
    Max. Standard Module 3 (slot 2,3,4)
    Management Module Redundancy Yes
    Number of Power Supply Bays 2
    Number of Fan Trays 1, hot-pluggable
    Total Port Capacity
    Max. 10G XFP Slot 13
    Max. 10/100/1000Base-T 168
    Max. 1000Base-SX/LX SFP Slot 156
    XGS3-M24GX Management module / 24 10/100/1000Base-T with 12 shared SFP slots + 1 10G XFP slot
    XGS3-S24G Standard module / 24 10/100/1000Base-T with 12 shared SFP slots
    XGS3-S48G Standard module / 48 10/100/1000Base-T
    XGS3-S48GF Standard module / 48 1000Base-SX/SL SFP slots
    XGS3-S4XG Standard module / 4 10GBase-SR/LR XFP slots
    Switch Processing Scheme Store-and-Forward
    Backplane Bandwidth 1.2Tbps
    Switching Capacity 336Gbps
    Full-Mesh Switching Capacity 160Gbps
    Forwarding Rate 264Mpps@64bytes, line speed
    MAC Table 64K
    VLAN Table 4K
    ACL Table 16K max.
    Routing Table IPv4 protocol: 128K max.
    IPv6 protocol: 64K max.
    Layer 3 Interface 500 max.
    Port Queues 8
    Flow Control IEEE 802.3x pause frame for full-duplex
    Back pressure for half-duplex
    Jumbo Frame 9Kbytes
    Hardware Specification
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 445 x 421 x 266 mm
    Relative Humidity 10~90%, non-condensing
    Operating Temperature 0 ~ 50 degrees C
    Power Input AC: Input 100~240V, 50~60 Hz
    Power Consumption ≤400W
    IPv4 Layer 3 Functions
    IP Routing Protocol Static Route, RIPv1/v2, OSPFv2, BGP4
    Policy-based Routing (PBR)
    LPM Routing (MD5 authentication)
    Multicast Routing Protocol IGMP v1 / 2 / 3, DVMRP, PIM-DM/SM, PIM-SSM
    IPv4 Layer 3 Protocol VRRP, ARP, ARP proxy
    Routing Interface Per VLAN
    IPv6 Layer 3 Functions
    IP Routing Protocol RIPng, OSPFv3, BGP4+
    Multicast Routing Protocol PIM-SM/DM for IPv6
    MLD for IPv6
    MLD snooping, 6 to 4 tunnels
    Multicast receive control
    Illegal multicast source detect
    IPv6 Layer 3 Protocol Configured tunnels , ISATAP, CIDR
    Layer 2 Functions
    Port Configuration Port disable/enable
    Auto-negotiation 10/100/1000Mbps full and half duplex mode selection
    Bandwidth control on each port
    Port Loopback detect
    VLAN 802.1Q tagged based VLAN ,up to 4K VLAN groups
    Private VLAN
    Spanning Tree Protocol STP, IEEE 802.1D (Spanning Tree Protocol)
    RSTP, IEEE 802.1w (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol)
    MSTP, IEEE 802.1s (Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol, Spanning Tree by VLAN)
    Root Guard
    BPDU Guard
    Link Aggregation Static trunk
    IEEE 802.3ad LACP
    128 groups of 8-port trunk support
    QoS Traffic classification based, strict priority and WRR
    8-level priority for switching
    – Port number
    – 802.1p priority
    – DSCP / TOS field in IP Packet
    Policy-based DiffServ
    Multicast IGMP v1 / v2 / v3 Snooping
    IGMP Proxy
    IGMP querier mode support
    MLDv1 / v2, MLD v1/v2 snooping
    Access Control List Supports standard and expanded ACL
    IP-based ACL / MAC-based ACL
    Time-based ACL
    ACL pool can be used for QoS classification
    Up to 1K entries
    Security Supports MAC+ port binding
    IPv4 / IPv6 + MAC+ port binding
    IPv4 / IPv6 + port binding
    Supports MAC filter
    ARP spoofing prevention
    ARP scanning prevention
    IP source guard
    Authentication IEEE 802.1x Port-based network access control
    AAA Authentication: IPv4 / IPv6 over RADIUS
    RFC-1493 Bridge MIB
    RFC-1643 Ethernet MIB
    RFC-2863 Interface MIB
    RFC-2665 Ether-Like MIB
    RFC-2674 Extended Bridge MIB
    RFC-2819 RMON MIB (Group 1, 2, 3 and 9)
    RFC-2737 Entity MIB
    RFC-2618 RADIUS Client MIB
    RFC3411 SNMP-Frameworks-MIB
    IEEE802.1X PAE
    Management Functions
    System Configuration Console, Telnet, SSH, Web Browser, SSL, SNMPv1, v2c and v3
    Management Interface IPv4 / IPv6 HTTP, SSL, SNMP, FTP/TFTP, NTP, SSH
    Telnet, CLI
    RMOM 1,2,3,9 for group
    SNMP MTB and trap
    Standards Conformance
    Regulation Compliance FCC Part 15 Class A, CE
    Standards Compliance IEEE 802.3 10Base-T
    IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX
    IEEE 802.3z 1000Base-SX/LX
    IEEE 802.3ab Gigabit 1000T
    IEEE 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet
    IEEE 802.3x Flow Control and Back pressure
    IEEE 802.3ad Port Trunk with LACP
    IEEE 802.1d Spanning Tree protocol
    IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
    IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
    IEEE 802.1p Class of service
    IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
    IEEE 802.1x Port Authentication Network Control
    IEEE 802.1ab LLDP
    Operating Temperature: 0 ~ 50 degrees C
    Relative Humidity: 10 ~ 90% (non-condensing)
    Storage Temperature: -10 ~ 70 degres C
    Relative Humidity: 5 ~ 90% (non-condensing)
  • Downloads
  • Datasheet

    Date Version Description Download
    2010-06-11 1.0 XGS3-42000R

    Quick Guide

    Date Version Description Download
    2010-05-01 1.0 Initial release for AC Power Supply
    2010-05-01 1.0 Initial release for Modules
    2010-04-23 1.0 Initial release

    User’s Manual

    Date Version Description Download
    2010-06-09 1.0 400watt AC power supply for XGS3-42000R
    2010-05-14 1.1 Initial release for Command Guide.
    2010-05-14 1.0 Initial release for Configuration Guide.

    EC Declaration

    Date Version Description Download
    2010-05-08 1.0 Initial release
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    Ordering Information
    XGS3-42000R 4-Slot Layer 3 IPv6/IPv4 Routing Chassis Switch ( with one AC power supply)
    XGS3-M24GX Management Module for XGS3-42000R with 24-Port Gigabit (12-Port Combo) + 1-Port 10G XFP
    XGS3-S24G Standard Module for XGS3-42000R with 24-Port Gigabit (12-Port Combo)
    XGS3-S48G Standard Module for XGS3-42000R with 48-Port Gigabit copper
    XGS3-S48GF Standard Module for XGS3-42000R with 48-Port Gigabit SFP
    XGS3-S4XG Standard Module for XGS3-42000R with 4-Port 10G XFP
    XGS3-PWR-AC 400watt AC power supply for XGS3-42000R
    MTB-XLR XFP Port 10GBase-LR Fiber Optic Module (Single mode / 1310nm / max. 10km)
    MTB-XSR XFP Port 10GBase-SR Fiber Optic Module (Multi-mode / 850nm / max. 300m)