The is a packet broker designed for handling copper interfaces from 10 Mbit to Gigabit. The product has a non-blocking design and offers best performance. The native copper interfaces of the EX5-2 has an advantage because the product does not require copper sfp. This reduces the price of the product and also makes it technically advanced.
Success story: STP monitoring in a fixed net operator in Europe
Challenge faced by the operator - The operator had a lot of 100 Mbit interfaces and limited budget for monitoring. There were more than 60, 100 Mbit links which needed to be tapped and aggregated to one 10 Gbit output for monitoring.
Cubro Solution - Cubro provided the operator 3 x EX5-2 and 3 Cubro Flex TAPs chassis for handling the live link. The live links are handled with the Cubro Flex TAPs. The TAPs are connected to EX5-2 two ports per link (one for east and one for west). The interconnection between the EX5-2 is done via 10 Gbit optical interface. At the end the total aggregated output is sent to the Probe to monitor this stp traffic.
!Note: The power footprint is important on 24/7 running devices