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Ciena’s 8112 Coherent Aggregation Router is  purpose-built for 25GbE services and aggregation.  With dense 1/10/25GbE to 100/200/400GbE aggregation and WaveLogic™ 5 Nano (WL5n), the  8112 addresses the increasing need for medium-capacity routing and switching applications.

Why 8112?

Edge dynamics, 25GbE service delivery, and 400 Gb/s transport

As network operators get closer to their customers, the mix  of connections and services—from 1GbE to 25GbE and 1/10/25GbE to 400GbE— are creating the need for 25GbE service delivery and aggregation to 400GbE. The 8112’s high-density, 400G ports can provide significant savings in power, cooling, and transport costs. Video content and streaming giants have pushed cloud content closer to the customer, increasing the need for peering at the edge. With Adaptive IP™, network operators can easily terminate Provider Edge (PE) or route peer Provider (P) traffic for Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) and cloud providers on the 8112.

Access to the cloud

As more and more enterprise, mobility, and residential applications are generated and consumed in regional and local edge Data Centers (DCs), there is a growing need to connect to the cloud locally. Ciena’s 8112 is the perfect fit, with four ports of 400GbE—of which two can be 400GbE integrated coherent optics—to help maximize fiber capacity and Data Center Interconnect (DCI) to a local or regional DC.


No. 1

Temperature-hardened (-40°C to +65°C) for temperature-challenged or space-constrained locations

No. 2

36 x 1/10/25GbE, 4 x 100/200/400GbE fixed ports

No. 3

IP routing, SR-MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, and SRv6 ready

No. 4

Routing and switching OAM scaled to deliver 100GbE services with guaranteed SLA differentiation

No. 5

SZTP for rapid, secure, and error-free turn-up of services

No. 6

Advanced synchronization, including built-in GNSS receiver

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  • +Interfaces
    • Fixed Ethernet Ports
      • 36 x 1/10/25GbE SFP28+ ports
      • 2 x 100/200/400GbE QSFP-DD (grey)
      • 2 x 100/200/400GbE QSFP-DD (grey
        or coherent)
  • + Other
    • 1 x USB-C Off-switch memory
    • 1 x USB-C Console
    • 1 x RJ45 Time-of-Day (ToD + 1PPS in/out)
    • 1 x SMB Phase input (1 pps or 10MHz in/out)
    • 1 x SMB GNSS antenna
    • 1 x RJ45 Management (MGMT)
  • +Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.1D MAC Bridges
    • IEEE 802.1p Class of Service (CoS) prioritization
    • IEEE 802.1Q VLANs
    • IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridging (Q-in-Q) VLAN full S-VLAN range
    • VLAN tunneling (Q-in-Q) for Transparent LAN Services (TLS)
    • Layer 2 Control Frame Tunneling
    • IEEE 802.1ax Link Aggregation (LAG): Active/Active; Active/ Standby
    • IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
    • Jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes
    • IEEE 802.3-2018 IEEE Standard for Ethernet and supporting following rates
      • IEEE 802.3z-1998 Gigabit Ethernet
      • IEEE 802.3ab-1999 1000Base-T via copper SFP
      • IEEE 802.3ae-2002 10Gb/s
      • IEEE 802.3ba-2010 100Gb/s
      • IEEE 802.3by-2016 25Gb/s
      • IEEE 802.3bs-2017 200Gb/s
  • + Carrier Ethernet OAM
    • EVC Ping (IPv4)
    • IEEE 802.1ab-2006 Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
    • IEEE 802.1ag-2007 Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
    • IEEE 802.3ah-2004 EFM Link-fault OAM ITU-T Y.1564 Ethernet Service Activation Test Methodology
    • ITU-T Y.1731 Performance Monitoring
    • RFC 2544 Benchmarking Methodology for Network Interconnect Devices Generation and Reflection at 25GbE
  • + Synchronization
    • External Timing Interfaces
    • ITU-T G.703 Frequency in or out (10MHz)
    • ITU-T G.703 1pps and ToD in or out
    • Integrated GNSS receiver
    • ITU-T G.8262/G.8264 EEC option1 and option2
    • ITU-T G.8275.1 full timing support T-BC, T-GM, and T-TSC
    • G.8273.2 clock, Class C
    • G.8275.2 T-BC, T-GM, and T-TSC
    • Stratum 3E oscillator
  • +Networking Protocols
    • ISO10598 IS-IS intra-domain routing protocol
    • OSFP Segment Routing extension
    • OSFP TI-LFA Topology Independent Fast
    • Reroute using Segment Routing
    • RFC 1195 Use of OSI Is-Is for Routing in TCP/ IP and Dual Environments
    • RFC 1997 BGP Community Attribute
    • RFC 2328 OSPF Version 2
    • RFC 3630 Traffic Engineering (TE) extensions to OSPF Version 2
    • RFC 4577 OSPF as the Provider/Customer Edge Protocol for BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Networks
    • BGP Prefix Independent Convergence
    • EVPN FXC draft-ietf-bess-evpn-vpwsfxc-03.txt
    • RFC 2698 A Two Rate Three Color Marker
    • RFC 2865 Remote Authentication Dial in User Service (RADIUS)
    • RFC 3031 Multiprotocol Label Switching Architecture
    • RFC 3032 MPLS label stack encoding
    • RFC 6478 Pseudowire Status for Static Pseudowires
    • RFC 7769 Media Access Control (MAC) Address Withdrawal over Static Pseudowire
    • RFC 4762 Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) Using Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) Signaling
    • Hierarchical VPLS (H-VPLS)
    • RFC 6073 Segmented Pseudowire
    • RFC 4664 Framework of L2VPN (VPLS/VPWS)
    • RFC 5654 MPLS-Transport Profile (TP)
    • RFC 3107 Support BGP carry Label for MPLS
    • RFC 4271 A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4)
    • RFC 4360 BGP Extended Communities Attribute
    • RFC 4364 BGP/MPLS IP Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
    • RFC 4456 BGP Route Reflection: An Alternative to Full Mesh Internal BGP (IBGP)
    • RFC 4632 Classless Inter-domain Routing (CIDR): The Internet Address Assignment and Aggregation Plan
    • RFC 4760 Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP-4
    • RFC 4762 Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) Using Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) Signaling (HVPLS)
    • RFC 5004 Avoid BGP Best Path Transitions from One External to Another
    • RFC 5036 LDP Specification
    • RFC 5037 Experience with the LDP protocol
    • RFC 5301 Dynamic Hostname Exchange Mechanism for IS-IS
    • RFC 5302 Domain-Wide Prefix Distribution with Two-Level IS-IS
    • RFC 5303 Three-Way Handshake for IS-IS Point-to-Point Adjacencies
    • RFC 5309 Point-to-Point Operation over LAN in Link State Routing Protocols
    • RFC 5396 Textual Representation of Autonomous System (AS) Numbers
    • RFC 5398 Autonomous System (AS) Number Reservation for Documentation Use
    • RFC 5492 Capabilities Advertise with BGP-4
    • RFC 5561 LDP Capabilities
    • RFC 5668 4-Octet AS Specific BGP Extended Community
    • RFC 6241 Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF)
    • RFC 6310 Pseudowire (PW) Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) Message Mapping
    • RFC 6793 BGP Support for Four-Octet Autonomous System (AS) Number Space
    • RFC 7737 Label Switched Route (LSP) Ping and Traceroute Reply Mode Simplification
    • RFC 4448 Encapsulation Methods for Transport of Ethernet over MPLS Networks (PW over MPLS)
    • RFC 4665 Service Requirement of L2 VPN
    • RFC 4762 VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) and Hierarchical VPLS (H-VPLS)
    • RFC 6391 Flow-Aware Transport of Pseudowires over an MPLS Packet Switched Network
    • RFC 8469 Ethernet Control Word
    • RFC 8029: Detecting Multiprotocol Label Switched (MPLS) Data-Plane Failures
    • RFC 8287: Label Switched Path (LSP) Ping/Traceroute for Segment Routing (SR)
    • RFC 6426: MPLS On-Demand Connectivity Verification and Route Tracing
    • RFC 7911 Advertisement of Multiple Paths in BGP
    • RFC 8214 Virtual Private Wire Service Support in Ethernet VPN
    • SR-MPLS TI-LFA Topology Independent Fast Reroute using Segment Routing draft-ietfrtgwg-segment-routing-ti-lfa-03
    • RFC 5880 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
    • RFC 5881 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for IPv4 and IPv6 (Single Hop)
    • RFC 5883 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for Multihop Paths
    • RFC 5654 MPLS-Transport Profile (TP)
    • RFC 5884 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for MPLS Label Switched Paths (LSPs)
  • + Network Management
    • Alarm Management and Monitoring Configuration
    • Event and Alarm Notification/Generation Comprehensive Management
    • Via CLI Management
    • Via Netconf/YANG Models
    • gRPC-based Streaming telemetry
    • IPv4 and IPv6 Management Support
    • IPv4 Management ACL (in-band)
    • IPv6 Management ACL (in-band)
    • RFC 2131 DHCP Client
    • RFC 3315 DHCPv6 Client
    • RFC 6614 RadSec Client
    • RFC 5425 Syslog over TLS
    • SNMPv2 Trap
    • SNMPv2 GET
    • RFC 3046 DHCP Relay
    • RFC 5905 NTP Client
    • Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
    • Secure Shell (SSHv2)
    • RFC 8572 Secure Zero-Touch Provisioning (SZTP)
    • Software upgrade via FTP, SFTP
    • Syslog Accounting
    • TACACS + AAA
    • Web GUI
  • + Physical Characteristics
    • Dimensions
      • 17.36" (W) x 11.8" (D) x 1.73" (H)
      • 441mm (W) x 300mm (D) x 43.9mm (H)
    • Weight
      • AC variant: 22.1 lbs; 10.02 kg
      • DC variant: 21.8 lbs; 9.89 kg
    • Power
      • AC input: 100Vac, 240 Vac (nominal)
      • DC input: -48 Vdc (nominal)
      • ETSI EN 300 132-2 V1.1.1 (2002-1) AC
      • ETSI EN 300 132-3 V2.1.1 (2003-01) DC
  • + Standards Compliance
    • Emissions and Immunity (EMC)
      • CISPR 24
      • CISPR 32 Class A
      • CISPR 35
      • ETSI EN 300 386
      • ETSI EN 55032
      • FCC Part 15 Subpart B, Class A
      • GR-1089 Issue 6
      • Industry Canada ICES-003 Class A
      • VCCI Class A
    • NEBS (Network Equipment-Building System)
      • LEVEL 3 compliant
      • GR-63 Issue 5
    • Safety
      • ANSI/UL 60950-1 2nd edition / ETSI EN 60950-1, AI:2011 and A2:2014
      • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-2, Amd 1:2011, Amd 2:2014
      • ETSI EN 62368-1:2014+A11:2017 and CSA/UL 62368-1:2014
      • IEC 60825-1
      • IEC 60825-2
    • Environmental
      • ETSI EN 300-019-2-1
      • ETSI EN 300-019-2-2
      • ETIS EN 300-119-3
      • GR-3108 Class 2 / ETSI EN 300-019-3-3 Class 3.2
      • NEBS Level 3 CO (GR-63 Core)
      • RoHS2 Directive (2011/65/EU)
      • WEEE 2002/96/EU
    • Operating Temperature
      • -40°F to +149°F (-40°C to +65°C)
    • Storage Temperature
      • -40°F to +158°F (-40°C to +70°C)
    • Humidity
      • Non-condensing 5% to 90%
    • Altitude
      • 1800m (operating temperature range)
        * 4000m (12,000 ft) at reduced temperature
    • Service Security
      • Broadcast Containment Egress Port Restriction
      • Hardware-based DOS Attack Prevention Layer 2, 3, 4 Protocol Filtering
      • User Access Rights Local user authorization

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