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6500 T-Series

6500 Packet-Optical Platform

6500 T-Series

With the ability to scale to Terabit/s switching per slot and efficiently switch >500G wavelengths, Ciena’s 6500 T-Series Packet-Optical Platform leverages the latest technology innovation to address the growing need to maintain profitable delivery of multi-layer services on demand, for a superior customer experience.

Features

No. 1

Addresses ultra-high capacity requirements using less hardware via multi-layer capabilities and programmability in a single platform

No. 2

Provides significant power and space savings with support of 12 Tb/s of capacity in less than half a rack and 24 Tb/s per rack

No. 3

Leverages fully non-blocking ODU0 granular switching, with ODUFlex capabilities, to quickly respond to on-demand bandwidth needs with the most efficient use of network resources

No. 4

Enables a wide breadth of SLA offerings with intelligent OTN control plane

No. 5

Offers industry-leading coherent technology with programmability required to build on-demand, programmable networks

No. 6

Delivers support for IP VPN and MPLS L2 VPN services, including VPWS and VPLS

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Specs

  • +6500 T-Series Shelf
    • 6500-T12
    • 6500-T24
  • +Physical Dimensions
    • 6500-T12
      • 17U 754 mm (H) x 498 mm (W) x 433 mm (D)
      • 17U 29.7 in (H) x 19.6 in (W) x 17.0 in (D)
    • 6500-T24
      • 36U 1590 mm (H) x 498 mm (W) x 433 mm (D)
      • 36U 62.6 in (H) x 19.6 in (W) x 17.0 in (D)
      • Shelf in 44RU EIA Rack :
        • 2134 mm (H) x 660 mm (W) x 457 mm (D)
        • 84.0 in (H) x 26.0 in (W) x 18.0 in (D)
  • +Mounting Options
    • 6500-T12
      • ETSI, EIA 23 in.
    • 6500-T24
      • Pre-mounted in EIA 23 in. rack
  • +Cooling
    • Energy-efficient, variable speed, redundant, and field-replaceable shelf fan modules
  • +Power
    • Redundant, field-replaceable power input modules
    • Operational input voltage: -40V to -75Vdc
  • +Control and Timing Module
    • Redundancy supported
  • +Switch Modules
    • 1 Tb/s switching per slot, up to 12 Tb/s per T12 shelf and up to 24 Tb/s per T24 shelf
    • 500 Gb/s switching per slot, up to 6 Tb/s per T12 shelf and up to 12 Tb/s per T24 shelf
    • Agnostic for both OTN and packet switching
    • Non-blocking OTN switching, ODU0 granularity – ODU0 to ODU4, including ODUFlex
    • Quality of Service (QoS)-aware packet switching with 8 Classes of Service (CoS)
    • Redundant equipment protection: 3:1 for the T12 and 8:1 for the T24
  • +Service Interfaces
    • 1Tb 3x Universal Sub-Slot (USS) packet/OTN Interface
    • 500G 2xUniversal Sub-Slot (USS)/2xQSFP28 packet/OTN Interface
    • Universal Sub-Slot (USS) Modules
      • 800G WaveLogic 5e USS Module: coherent tunability from 200G to 800G in 50G increments
      • 2 x CFP2-DCO USS Module: including coherent 100G/200G WaveLogic 5 Nano variants
      • 400G WaveLogic Ai USS Module: coherent tunability from 100G to 400G in 50G increments
      • 12x SFP+ USS Module - 10GbE, OTU2, OTU2e, OC192, STM64
      • 5x QSFP28/QSFP+ USS Module - 40GbE, OTU3 (4x 10GbE, 4x OTU2e, 4x OTU2, 4x OC192, 4x STM64), 100GbE, OTU4
    • 40 x 10G SFP+ packet/OTN Module – 10GbE, OC-192, STM-64, OTU2, OTU2e
    • 5 x 100G / 12 x 40G QSFP28/QSFP+ packet/OTN Module – 10GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE, OTU3,OTU4
    • 5 x 100G WaveLogic 3 Nano CFP2 coherent DWDM packet/OTN Module – OTU4
  • +Networking Protocols
    • BGP Prefix Independent Convergence draft-ietfrtgwg-bgp-12
    • RFC 792 Internet Control Message Protocol
    • RFC 826 An Ethernet Address Resolution Protocol
    • RFC 2205 RSVP
    • RFC 2439 BGP Route Flap Damping
    • RFC 2474 Definition of the Differentiated Services Field (DS Field) in the IPv4 and IPv6 Headers
    • RFC 2961 RSVP Refresh Overhead Reduction Extensions
    • RFC 2918 Route Refresh Capability for BGP-4
    • RFC 3031 MPLS architecture
    • RFC 3107 Support BGP carry Label for MPLS
    • RFC 3209 RSVP-TE: Extensions to RSVP for LSP
    • RFC 3392 Capabilities Advertisement with BGP-4
    • RFC 3784 ISIS TE support
    • RFC 3942 Reclassifying Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 4 (DHCPv4) Options
    • RFC 3985 Pseudo Wire Emulation Edge-to-Edge (PWE3) Architecture
    • RFC 4090 Fast Reroute Extensions to RSVP-TE for LSP tunnels
    • RFC 4124 Protocol Extensions for Support of Diffserv-aware MPLS Traffic Engineering
    • RFC 4206 Label Switched Paths (LSP) Hierarchy with Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Traffic Engineering
    • RFC 4271 A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4)
    • RFC 4272 BGP Security Vulnerabilities Analysis
    • RFC 4360 BGP Extended Communities Attribute
    • RFC 4364 BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
    • RFC 4385 Pseudowire Emulation Edge-to-Edge (PWE3) Control Word for Use over an MPLS PSN”
    • RFC 4447 Pseudowire Setup & Maintenance using Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
    • RFC 4448 Encapsulation Methods for Transport of Ethernet over MPLS Networks (PW over MPLS)
    • RFC 4456 BGP Route Reflections: An Alternative to Full Mesh Internal BGP (IBGP)
    • RFC 4664 Framework of L2VPN (VPLS/VPWS)
    • RFC 4665 Service Requirement of L2 VPN
    • RFC 4724 Graceful Restart Mechanism for BGP
    • RFC 4762 VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) and Hierarchical VPLS (H-VPLS)
    • RFC 4893 BGP Support for Four-octet AS Number Space
    • RFC 4906 Transport of Layer 2 Frames Over MPLS
    • RFC 5036 LDP Specification
    • RFC 5085 Pseudowire Virtual Circuit Connectivity Verification (VCCV): A Control Channel for Pseudowires
    • RFC 5287 Control Protocol Extensions for the Setup of Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM) Pseudowires in MPLS Networks
    • RFC 5291 Outbound Route Filtering Capability for BGP-4
    • RFC 5292 Address-Prefix-Based Outbound Route Filter for BGP-4
    • RFC 5301 Dynamic Hostname Exchange Mechanism for IS-IS
    • RFC 5303 Three-Way Handshake for IS-IS Point-to-Point Adjacencies
    • RFC 5305 IS-IS Extensions for Traffic Engineering
    • RFC 5493 BGP capabilities advertisement
    • RFC 5586 Generic Associated Channel Label
    • RFC 5654 MPLS-Transport Profile (TP)
    • RFC 5880 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
    • RFC 5884 LSP Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) via GAL/G-Ach channels
    • RFC 6215 MPLS Transport Profile User-to-Network and Network-to-Network Interfaces
    • RFC 6391 Flow-Aware Transport of Pseudowires over an MPLS Packet Switched Network
    • RFC 6426 MPLS On-demand Connectivity Verification and Route Tracing
    • RFC 6428 LSP and PW Connectivity Verification and Trace Route
    • RFC 7130 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) on Link Aggregation Group (LAF) Interfaces
    • RFC 7311 The Accumulated IGP Metric Attribute for BGP
    • RFC 7490 Remote Loop-Free Alternate (LFA) Fast Reroute (FRR)
    • RFC 7911 Advertisement of Multiple Paths in BGP
    • RFC 8102 Remote-LFA Node Protection and Manageability
    • RFC 8214 Virtual Private Wire Service Support in Ethernet VPN
    • RFC 8333 Micro-Loop Prevention by introducing a Local Convergence Delay
    • RFC 8402 Segment Routing Architecture
    • RFC 8660 Segment Routing with MPLS Data Plane
    • RFC 8667 IS-IS Extensions for Segment Routing
    • Segment Routing Policy Architecture draft-ietf-springsegment-routing-policy-08
  • +Environment Characteristics
    • Normal Operating Temperature
      • +5°C to +40°C (+41° F to + 104° F)
    • Short Term Operating Temperature
      • -5° C to +50° C (+23° F to +122° F)
    • Normal Operating Humidity
      • 5% to 85% RH
    • Earthquake/seismic
      • Zone 4

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