Ixia NTO 7300

Ixia NTO 7300

Enable control of network monitoring in a single unit

The Ixia NTO 7300 (and NEBS 3 Certified 7303) chassis enables centralised control of your network monitoring system in a single, simple, rack-mountable unit. It combines disparate solutions into a smaller data centre footprint, saving power and rack space while improving ROI. Designed for large enterprises and service providers, the NTO 7300 meets the provider need for monitoring and network security tools to achieve end-to-end network visibility across both physical and virtual networks. This unprecedented visibility protects tool investments and scales with the network as monitoring needs grow, new applications debut, and security threats emerge.

The NTO 7300 fills a critical visibility gap in today’s organisations, helping them leverage existing tool investments and achieve total application and network visibility. This new platform allows network teams to deliver on their service level agreements (SLAs), meet their key performance indicators (KPIs), and provide best-in-class end-user service.

The NTO 7300 modules support the same drag-and-drop control panel that is used by the entire family of Ixia’s 5200 Series. This resource accommodates complete system configuration. Changes in monitoring requirements are handled easily and do not require network change board approval because no additional physical connections are required. Software updates and licensing are performed quickly and efficiently through the same control panel.

100% network visibility needs 100% packet processing


Network Packet Brokers (NPBs), also known as monitoring switches, improve performance and ROI by delivering complete visibility into physical and virtual networks. Ixia Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) NPBs add intelligence and advanced features that help optimise application performance and security resilience along with existing investments in monitoring tools.

Customers repeatedly choose NTO for its industry-best ease of use and unrivaled graphical user interface (GUI). Easy drag-and-drop operation and management saves valuable IT time and allows proof of concept (PoC) demonstrations to be conducted quickly to speed both purchasing and deployment cycles.

Highlights include:

  • Patented Automated Filtering Engine vastly simplifies definition and management of traffic filters and rules saving time and money
  • Industry-leading density (NTO 7300) with advanced processing
  • Quick and Easy Management that includes intuitive drag and drop technology to facilitate management and upgrades
  • Application-awareness and filtering capability with automatic recognition and filtering of 200+ applications through Ixia’s Application & Threat Intelligence Processor (ATIP)
  • End-to-end management of global visibility architecture with no CLI required
  • Wide range of deployment options


  • High Density – up to 384 ports of 10GE, 96 ports of 40GE, or 12 ports or 100GE in 7U, including up to 192 ports of 10GE or 48 ports of 40GE AFM (Advanced Functionality)
  • High Performance – Over 3.8Tb of backplane capacity for wire-speed performance in any configuration
  • Scalable, modular architecture grows with your needs and maximize tool investments
  • High availability with redundant power supplies, fans, line modules, and supervisors, or available in single supervisor version


High-Availability Features

  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supply, fan, and line modules
  • 48V DC or Optional 120-240VAC power input
  • Front to back air flow
  • Redundant management ports
  • Craft interface for out-of-band


  • 1GE/10GE/40GE support
  • Non-blocking architecture; 3.84Tbps total bandwidth
  • Full line-rate across all ports with filtering enabled
  • Port reconfiguration with no performance impact

Port Flexibility & Features

  • Up to 384 10G ports available
  • Up to 288 1GE Copper (6×48 port SFP cards)
  • Up to 288 1GE (6×48 Port SFP cards)
  • Up to 288 10GE (6×48 Port SFP+ cards)
  • Up to 96 40GE (6×16 port QSFP cards)
  • Up to 384 10GE (6×16 port QSFP cards + Breakout Cables)
  • Ingress/egress port programmability
  • Software port licensing
  • Port tagging
  • Monitoring tool port load balancing (up to 32 ports)
  • PTP 1588 Time Stamping
  • Burst protection*
  • Double-Your-Ports for Advanced Ports

* Requires optional Advanced Features ModuleRegulatory/Safety


  • SNMP v1, v2, v3 support
  • Local, RADIUS, and TACACS+ support (members and groups)
  • Granular access control
  • Event monitoring & logging
  • Syslog
  • IT automation control
  • Dual IP-based management ports (RJ45 – 10/100/1000)


  • Centralized filter templates
  • Overlapping filter engine
  • Filter parameters (Layer 2-4)
  • MAC source/destination address
  • VLAN and Ether types
  • IP protocol and DSCP/TOS Source/destination IP (IPv4/6)
  • UDP, TCP ports
  • Packet de-duplication/trimming*
  • Protocol Stripping (GTP, MPLS, VxLAN, VLAN VNtag)*

Physical Specifications

Size and Weight

  • 7U high rack mountable enclosure
  • Dimensions: 12.25”Hx19”Wx28”D (inches)
  • Weight: 200.0 lbs (91 kg)


Power AC (Optional 1U Shelf)

  • Input AC Voltage: 90-240 VAC RMS auto-switching removable modules up to four per shelf and up to two shelves.
  • Frequency: 50-60Hz
  • Nominal power requirement: 6A @ 110 VAC, 600W each x 4
  • Maximum power requirement: 11A @ 110 VAC, 1200W
  • Heat/power dissipation for system with all 288 ports on the front panel at 100% traffic load: nominally 2500W/9000 BTU/hour

Power DC (Standard)

  • Operating input voltage: -40 to -60 VDC
  • Nominal current: 40A @ -56 VDC, 2200W
  • Maximum operating input current: 100A @ 40 VDC, 4000W
  • Heat/power dissipation for system with all 288 ports on the front panel at 100% traffic load: nominally 2200W/9000 BTU/hour – maximum 4000W/ 17000BTU/hour

Environment Operating Specifications


  • Operating: 5°C to 40°C
  • Short-term: -5°C to 55°C (not to exceed 96 consecutive hours)
  • Short-term with fan failure: -5°C to 40°C (not to exceed 96 hours)


  • Operating: 5% to 85%, (non-condensing)
  • Short-term: 5% to 90% (non-condensing, not to exceed 96 hours)

Eliminating Visibility And Security Blind Spots


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