As a follow-on to our fellow blogger Bill's Christmas list
, we wanted to provide some additional details on the hardware improvements driven by the new routing-engine (RE-1800) and the new Switch Control Board Enhanced (SCBE) for the SRX5k series with our latest release 12.1X47-D15.
First off lets start with where to get the release notes and code.
12.1X47-D15 Release Notes
Software for 5k (Select 12.1X47 off to the right side):
SRX5k Software Download
Key Highlights for the Routing Engine Refresh on the SRX5k series, Old vs New
Key Highlights for Switch Control Board Refresh on SRX5k Series (SCBE):
- Up to 120G per slot throughput (Raw fabric bandwidth up to 160G)
- Intra and Inter chassis switch fabric redundancy
Intra Chassis Switch Fabric Redundancy Explained on the SRX5800 with the new SCBE.
On the SRX5800:
On the SRX5600:
Redundant planes illustrated in blue providing intra-chassis switch fabric redundancy. Intra-chassis fabrc redundacy offers an additional level of hardware redundacy within a single chassis and also reduces the number of node failovers due to SCB failures.
The SRX5400 only supports 1 SCB/RE thus it does not support the SCB redundancy we discussed above.