Name: MPAC-IP Iguana

Text: MPAC-IP ‘IGUANA’

The MPAC-IP ‘IGUANA’ SDH/SONET Packet Monitoring Card
provides line-rate packet processing acceleration and
monitoring access on up to 4x 10Gb/s packet/Ethernet
over SDH and SONET optical interfaces.

4x 10Gb/s SDH/SONET
Packet Monitoring Card
KEY FEATURES

OVERVIEW

• Up to 4x SFP+ monitoring inputs
– SDH – STM-1, STM-4, STM-16, STM-64
– SONET – OC-3, OC-12, OC-48, OC-192
•P
acket/Ethernet over SDH/SONET (PoS/EoS)
monitoring
• VCAT/LCAS support
•A
utomatic PoS/EoS protocol detection
– PPP, HDLC, cHDLC, GFP, ATM AAL2/AAL5

10Gb/s
Ethernet
outputs

•3
2,000 dynamically reconfigurable packet filters
• Data tunnel awareness (GTP, L2TP, etc.)
• Packet processing acceleration

SDH – STM-1c/4c/16c/64c input
SONET – OC-3c/12c/48c/192c input

•4
ns precision time stamp, synchronized through
external connector or host software

• XMC Form Factor on full height PCIe carrier

The MPAC-IP IGUANA 4x 10Gb/s card enables packet monitoring on Packet over SDH/SONET
and ATM networks. The card incorporates up to 4x 10Gb/s SDH/SONET optical monitoring ports
(STM-1/4/16/64 [OC-3/12/48/192]), capturing IP traffic from Packet/Ethernet over SDH/SONET
(PoS/EoS) structured transport interfaces.

KEY BENEFITS

MPAC-IP ‘IGUANA’

packet processor:

Filtering
Packet Header
N-tuple
Keyword with flow delivery

• 100% IP packet capture on non-Ethernet
optical interfaces

• E nsure no CPU resource is used inspecting
irrelevant packets. Onboard packet filters
prefilter monitored data at line-rate
• S ynchronize packets monitored at different
network nodes with 4ns precision
• Intercept known packet flows at zero CPU
processing cost, by combining filters with
Ethernet egress option
• Capture tunnelled data packets
•O
ffload CPU processing overhead from DPI
applications. Packet processing acceleration features
extract key data and generate additional information
to support packet processing applications

APPLICATIONS

Ethernet
Monitoring
Inputs

optical
transport
decoder:
Ethernet

• C onnect to networks where packet over SDH/
SONET framing protocol is unknown, using
automatic PoS protocol detection





• STM-1
• STM-4
• STM-16
• STM-64
• OC3
• OC12
• OC48
• OC192

L2 frame decoder:

• ATM (ATM, AAL5, AAL2)
• HDLC
• GFP
• PPP

Metadata generation
timestamp
protocol classification
N-tuple hash
PHY port source ID






PCIe

• Up to 2x 10Gb/s SFP+ Ethernet egress option

accelerated
IP/ATM
packet
delivery

Packet parsing
protocol keyword
user defined keyword




Gbe delivery
raw Ethernet (RTP encapsulation)
UDP encapsulation
IP encapsulation
10Gbe encapsulation
metadata header







10GbE

• 8-lane PCIe bus connection to host

IP/ATM
10Gbe
Monitoring
Egress

PCIe delivery
acceleration metadata
TPAF API




Dynamically reconfigurable on-board packet filters ensure that the host application need only process
packets which are of potential interest. The IGUANA card provides packet filtering and delivery based
on packet headers – IP, GTP, MPLS labels, or other user-defined fields. It also identifies keywords deep in
packet payloads, and delivers the subsequent packet flow. These feature realtime capture of all critical
communication data, including those transported through network tunnels.

PoS/EoS network monitoring:
• Test and measurement
• Quality of service monitoring
• Cyber security
• Network Intrusion Detection (IDS)
• Lawful intercept

The packet processing offload features pre-process captured packets – grouping communication flows,
classifying and mapping protocol layers, parsing text protocol headers, and adding 4ns resolution
timestamp – freeing the host CPU to run high-level realtime packet processing applications.
The IGUANA card will either copy the captured, filtered, and pre-processed packets directly to host memory
via 8-lane gen2 PCIe, or forward them to a remote server via the optional dual on-board 10 Gigabit
Ethernet egress ports.

MPAC-IP ‘IGUANA’
4x 10Gb/s SDH/SONET
Packet Monitoring Card
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Monitoring interfaces:
• Up to four optical monitoring inputs – SFP+
• SDH – STM-1, STM-4, STM-16, STM-64
• SONET – OC-3, OC-12, OC-48, OC-192
Timing synchronization:
• 4ns resolution timestamp
• MMCX socket for 1PPS GPS timing reference (SMA adaptor supplied)
• Precision Time Protocol (PTP) support
Packet egress interfaces:
• Up to 2x 10 Gigabit Ethernet egress to user network
• 8-lane PCIe gen2 bus interface to host server (40Gb/s bandwidth)
• Can combine with Telesoft’s JACKAL PCIe carrier for enhanced processing
Monitoring interface transport structure support:
• Automatic transport structure discovery
• VCAT and LCAS monitoring
• Packet/Ethernet over SDH/SONET
• RFC 2615 compliant PPP based PoS
• Monitoring of HDLC based PoS
• Monitoring of GFP
• ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) support
• Monitoring and delivery of raw ATM cells
• Onboard AAL2/AAL5 packet reassembly
Configurable channel access:
• Configure specific SDH/SONET containers to monitor
• Configure full monitoring of all containers

Frame sizes:
• 64 bytes to 16,000 bytes
Up to 32,000 realtime configurable packet filters:
• N-tuple based filters, including:
• IP address
• TCP/UDP ports
• Protocol type field
• GTP headers
• MPLS labels
• Custom header filtering options
• String keyword matching filters
• Protocol filters (e.g. SIP, html, SMTP)
• Delivery of entire flow on string or protocol keyword match
Packet processing offload:
• 32-bit N-tuple hash to group communication flows (for load balancing, etc.)
• Protocol layer mapping and classification – layers 2-4
• Protocol keyword parsing
• Packet slicing
Physical characteristics:
• Half-length, full-height PCIe
• 10 watt power consumption
• Operating temperature: 0° to 55°C (storage: -20° to 70°C)
• Operating humidity: 8% to 90%
Operating system support:
• Linux

Options for delivery of monitored data:
1 – IP monitored on PoS delivered over PCIe bus
2 – IP monitored on PoS delivered in an RTP stream over Gigabit Ethernet
3 – Raw ATM cells delivered over PCIe bus
4 – Raw ATM cells delivered as RTP stream over Gigabit Ethernet
5 – Reassembled IP from monitored ATM AAL2/5 delivered over PCIe bus
6 – Reassembled IP from monitored ATM AAL2/5 delivered over
Gigabit Ethernet
7 – Raw Ethernet frames extracted from PoS, and delivered intact

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