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  • 1.  MS-MIC vs. MS-MPC

    Posted 05-07-2020 20:09

    Hi 

    I 'm wondered what's difference between MS-MIC and MS-MPC? If I would like to use IPsec feature on Hardware Accelerate Encryption Module, which one need to be use for this case.

     

    Refer https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/junos/topics/concept/ms-mic-and-mpc-overview.html

    It looks like I must start on MX240 or higher. Please suggest



  • 2.  RE: MS-MIC vs. MS-MPC

    Posted 05-07-2020 20:27

    Hi Halo,

     

    Multiservices Modular Interfaces Card (MS-MIC) and the Multiservices Modular PIC Concentrator (MS-MPC) are components used to provide improved scaling and high performance of our devices.

     

    Below link gives you a detailed idea about what protocols and applications are supported on MS-MPC and MS-MIC:

    https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/release-independent/junos/topics/reference/general/mpc-mx-series-ms-features.html

     

    MS-MPCs are full slot modules that supply hardware acceleration for an array of packet processing-intensive services for the MX2020, MX2010, MX960, MX480, and MX240 3D Universal Edge Routers. The MS-MIC is based on Juniper’s MIC card hardware form and can be inserted in the MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 3D Universal Edge Routers, as well as the MPC1, MPC2, and MPC3 cards.

     

    If you are considering MS-MPCs, yes you will have to start on MX240 or higher.

     

    Hope this helps. 🙂

     

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  • 3.  RE: MS-MIC vs. MS-MPC

    Posted 05-07-2020 20:39

    May I ask stupid question? 

    What's meaning of hardware accereration? I think. Every packets would be processed for incoming or outgoing traffic. 

     

    If I use MS-MIC, Only the packet pass on this card would be process? Am I correct?

     



  • 4.  RE: MS-MIC vs. MS-MPC
    Best Answer

    Posted 05-07-2020 21:02

    Hi Halo,

     

    As per my understanding, hardware acceleration would be faster processing of packets ( as the line says, for an
    array of packet processing-intensive services). It is just a way of performing packet processing with improved performance. 

     

    Pasting below detailed specification with a reference link that might help you in choosing a suitable card:

    MS-MPC:  MS-MPC with 128 GB of memory (32 GB per NPU) occupies a single slot in MX2020, MX2010, MX960, MX480, and MX240 3D Universal Edge Routers.

    https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/release-independent/junos/topics/reference/general/mpc-mx-series-ms.html

     

    MS-MIC-16G: MS-MIC with 16 GB of memory, occupies single MIC slot on MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 3D Universal Edge Routers, as well as on the MPC1, MPC2, and MPC3 cards for the MX2020, MX2010, MX960, MX480,  and MX240 3D Universal Edge Router. 

    https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/release-independent/junos/topics/reference/general/mic-mx-series-ms.html

     

    Hope this helps 🙂

     

    Please mark this "Accepted Solution" if this addresses your concerns.

    Kudos would be much appreciated too 🙂