Rear: FCM10G05 Ethernet Demarcation Device

Ethernet Demarcation Device

The FCM10G05 is a powerful and versatile 10Gb Ethernet Demarcation Device offering copper and fibre termination for Carrier Ethernet Service Providers.

Managed Ethernet Demarcation Device for Ethernet Services

FCM10G05: 10Gb Ethernet Service Demarcation solution
  • Up to 10Gbps with SFP+ Fibre LAN and Network Ports
  • 802.3ah & 802.1ag OAM service connectivity fault management (EFM, CFM)
  • Unique MetroSAM (Service Assurance Module) hardware for wirespeed SLA measurement & verification
  • Integrated RFC2544 and Y.1564 Circuit Activation Testing, test traffic generation, loopback and reporting, for both Layer-2 (Ethernet MAC) and Layer-3 (IP) traffic
  • Y.1731 and TWAMP (controller/sender and reflector) support for in-service L-2 (Ethernet) and L-3 (IP) traffic monitoring and alarming Latency, Jitter and Packet-Loss performance
  • Customer VLAN and Q-in-Q support for service differentiation
  • Zero Touch Provisioning fully automated discovery, installation and testing process
  • Traffic prioritisation & Rate Limiting, with Policing and Colour Marking
  • Link Loss Forwarding, L2CP tunnelling and Jumbo Frame Support (10kb)
  • Compact unit with robust metal housing and integral power supply
  • Auto-sensing power supply (100-250V AC or -48V DC versions)
  • Dual Redundant / Mixed Power Supply option
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK

FCM10G05 Overview

The FCM10G05, part of the MetroCONNECT family, is a powerful & versatile Ethernet Demarcation Device (EDD), operating at up to 10Gbps. Ethernet Demarcation Devices are deployed by Telecoms Carriers or Ethernet Service Providers, at the point of connection of Customer equipment to Ethernet Wide-Area Network (WAN) services. Ethernet Demarcation Device are used for Service configuration and Management, and also for verifcation of the performance characteristics of WAN services.

Zero Touch Provisioning

The FCM10G05 supports Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP), minimising both on-site installation time and the Engineering skills required. This auto-provisioning process reduces on-site installation to a plug and play exercise, simple enough for the end user to perform themselves, i.e. simply checking that the Ethernet LEDs indicate correct physical connectivity. The Ethernet Demarcation Device auto-discovers its management connection, IP address and TFTP server, then downloads its individual service definition parameters and management system contact details. The Ethernet Demarcation Device then measures the delay of the service to micro-second resolution to prove that the service has been provisioned appropriately for real time applications. The Ethernet Demarcation Device then auto-provisions itself and sends a service availability certificate to the NOC for inclusion into the Service Provider’s provisioning documentation. Subsequent in-service delay verification measurements then continue to check that service levels are being maintained and notify of any drop in performance below a set of programmable thresholds.

ITU-T Y.1564 & RFC-2544 Performance Testing & Benchmarking

The FCM10G05 supports 802.3ah Link OAM (EFM) and 802.1ag Service OAM (CFM) and enables Ethernet service management and monitoring right up to the customer's service delivery point. Advanced wire-speed Layer-2 and Layer-3 SLA verification and monitoring functions combine to deliver 'Performance-Assured Ethernet' Services. Comprehensive ITU-Y.1564 and RFC2544 Circuit Activation Testing and in-service monitoring are facilitated via our unique 'MetroSAM' Service Assurance Management architecture.

The FCM10G05 has a powerful ITU-T Y.1564 / RFC-2544 performance benchmark testing capability on-board, which can be scripted to match the specific installation procedures of individual Service Providers. Full CIR/CBS/ EIR/EBS testing can be performed on multiple flows simultaneously, with micro-second resolution hardware-based timestamping, for either Layer-2 or Layer-3 traffic, enabling effective utilization for both Switched and IP-Routed network infrastructures.

Network & Fault Management

The FCM10G05 has sophisticated and flexible Layer 2 Control Protocol policy management supporting either the filtering or pass-through of a wide variety of packet types including vendor proprietary L2CP frames. The FCM10G05 supports the transmission of 10k byte Jumbo frames. To ensure quick fault detection, the FCM10G05 supports Link Loss Forwarding, whereby a network fault can automatically force a link down on the user ports to indicate to the attached devices that there is a link problem.

Network Management

The FCM10G05 has options for in-band management over the network connection, or out of band via local serial terminal port or LAN Management port. Local and/or remote LAN management access is supported via Telnet or SSH for added security, in combination with a context-sensitive menu interface. Alternatively, management is available via Web Browser. TACACS+ is also supported for centralised authentication control. The FCM10G05 provides support for SNMP, with 'TRAP' alarm generation, including 'Dying Gasp' alerting in the event of power loss.

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Core to Edge Networks

The FCM10G05 can be deployed wherever managed service ethernet demarcation is required at the customer site. The FCM10G05 supports standards compliant OAM functions, test traffic generation and wire speed loop-back with layer-2 and layer-3 address swapping, so that end-to-end service performance measurements can be initiated from within or across the core network. A number of physical connections are offered for both user and network ports including both copper and fibre (SFP) ports.

Site to Site & Meshed Networks

The FCM10G05 can be used for service ethernet demarcation for a wide variety of Carrier Ethernet services, including E-Line, E-Tree and E-LAN. Multiple traffic types and flows can be supported, with VLANs configurable for service separation and prioritisation used to ensure that mixed traffic flows are handled appropriately. Support for multi-level tag processing also eases core network configuration issues. The sophisticatedperformance measurement functions offered by the MetroSAM service assurance management hardware means that full service level parameterisation can be performed on installation and SLA verification and reporting offered to the customer.

Wholesale Infrastructure & Multi-Carrier Deployments

The majority of Ethernet Service Providers today are in fact 'Aggregators', offering end-to-end connections supplied on a wholesale basis, potentially sourced from a number of different Infrastructure Carriers. Whilst those Carriers may offer discrete Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for their portions of the network, the Aggregator must assure their service from end-to-end, right into the customer premises. In these deployments the FCM10G05 is flexible enough to offer true Service Level Agreement network performance measurements which will include the entire multiple Carrier infrastructure, even if the third party service specifically filters out OAM packets.

Utilising Zero Touch Provisioning, the FCM10G05 minimises both on-site installation time and the Engineering skills required making the whole process 'Plug & Play'.

The FCM10G05 has sophisticated and flexible Layer 2 Control Protocol policy management supporting either the filtering or pass-through of a wide variety of packet types including vendor proprietary L2CP frames. The FCM10G05 supports auto MDI/MDIX cross-over switching on the copper interfaces, auto-negotiation and the transmission of 10k byte Jumbo frames. To ensure quick fault detection, the FCM10G05 supports Link Loss Forwarding, whereby a network fault can automatically force a link down on the user ports to indicate to the attached devices that there is a link problem.

Network Interfaces
IEEE802.3ae 10GBaseSR, 10GBaseLR, 10GBaseER2
VLAN Support
4096 VLANs
IEEE 802.1Q customer-tagged
Stacked VLANs (Q-in-Q service provider-tagged)
IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridging (s-tag)
16 EVCs supported
Push/pop tag management for c-tag &/or s-tag
Traffic Management & Service Classification
"Inherited" DSCP QOS
Per flow policing and colour marking against:
Committed Information Rate (CIR)
Constant Bit Rate (CBS)
Excess Information Rate (EIR)
Excess Burst Size (EBS)
Ethernet OAM
IEEE 802.3ah Link OAM (EFM)
IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
Service Level Agreement Measurement and Verification
TWAMP in-service monitoring
Sophisticated SLA test generator
Analyser accurate to micro-second resolution
ITU-T Y.1564
RFC2544 commissioning testing
Port & service-level loop back with Layer-2 and Layer-3 address swapping
Link Loss Forwarding to signal network path failures
Fault & Performance Monitoring
Frame loss, delay & delay variation monitoring, via Y.1731 and TWAMP
Statistics gathered on a per-port & per-service basis
Support for MEF SOAM-FM and SOAM-PM MIB objects for to Performance Assured Ethernet
SFP DDM support for fibre optic monitoring including OTDR
Automated Configuration & Provisioning
Zero Touch Provisioning from centralized or remote infrastructure
Management connection and layer-3 discovery process
EDD downloads individually tailored service definitions
User defined test scripts control SLA verification
Birth certificate evidence sent to NOC automatically
Self-provisioning by EDD once tests complete
Automated configuration of in-service measurements against programmable thresholds
Local Management
Local craft port (9-way D) which can be disabled
Local LAN port (RJ45) using CLI, SNMP & Web GUI interfaces
Remote Management
Maintains in-band VLAN & MAC-based management tunnels
Telnet, SSH (v2), TACACS+, SNMP, Web Browser
System Administration
Configuration database backup & restore
System software upgrade via TFTP
Layer 2 Control Protocol policy management
Per-flow filtering or tunnelling of L2CP and other protocols, e.g. RSTP
Alarms & Resilience
SNMP Trap notification of EDD status including service availability, LAN disconnect warning & user-defined SLA thresholds exceeded
Dying Gasp OAM message and SNMP Trap in response to power loss
Regulatory & Standards Compliance
IEEE 802.1Q (VLAN)
802.1p (Priority, 4 queues)
802.3ah (EFM)
802.1ag (CFM)
ITU-T Y.1731
Safety EN60950
EMC EN55032, EN55024
Physical & Environmental
Dimensions (w x d x h)435 x 213 x 44mm
Operating temperature0 to +50°C
Storage temperature-40 to +70°C
HumidityUp to 95% non-condensing
Maximum power consumption30 Watts
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FCM10G05 *80-70-951
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