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Aricents ISS is a comprehensive software framework providing Layer 2 switching, IPv4/v6 routing, QoS, security, and management capabilities for a variety of networking equipment that needs managed Ethernet switching and IP routing. Deployed globally, ISS is an integral part of over 100 products from leading networking and telecom equipment manufacturers. ISS is available in four packagesWorkgroup, Enterprise, Metro, and Data Center delivered via Source or Object code licensing options, with elaborate documentation on porting and usage.

Target applications
ISS, with its comprehensive feature set, is well suited for a range of applications, including: > Carrier Ethernet and Metro Ethernet devices > Data Center switching applications > Cellular/wireless backhaul, cell site routers > LTE infrastructure > IP-DSLAMs, blade servers > > > > Industrial Ethernet switches Managed Ethernet switches MSAN MTU or MDU premises switches > WLAN and optical switches

ISS Functional Modules

Chassis Management, Stacking, Redundancy User Application

Key benefits
> Modular Extensible Architecture: ISS is built on a highly modular architecture that enables efficient customization for a range of specific applications and devices, including Enterprise, Workgroup, Metro, Carrier Ethernet, Data Center, Industrial, and Smart Grid markets. Management - CLI (Console/ Telnet/ SSH), Web UI (HTTP/ SSL), SNMPv3, Radius, Tacacs+ > Portable Design: ISS is hardware- and operating system-agnostic, and can be easily ported to virtually any platform. Furthermore, Aricent has developed reference architectures with leading silicon suppliers, which provide a high degree of integration and simplify the product development of todays complex switching solutions. > Comprehensive Feature Set: ISS supports a wide range of standards for advanced routing, switching, and management features, including MPLS/VPLS and High Availability, which are required by the most demanding customers. > Proven Scalability and Reliability: Proven in dozens of commercial products, ISS offers high-quality software and documentation, protocol component validation, system validation, stress testing, and scalability testing, all of which accelerate product development and test cycles while reducing overall risk. > Availability of Reference Platforms: The software offers reference implementations on specific platforms to help telecom equipment manufacturers accelerate their time to market and improve the return on their investment. These include OS: VxWorks, Linux (Denx, Montavista, Windriver, others); CPU: ARM, MIPS, Pentium, PowerPC; and Silicon: Broadcom StrataXGS, Fulcrum, Marvell (Linkstreet, Prestera, xCAT, Lion).


ACL, QOS, Flow Control, Priority Flow Control, Rate Control, Storm Control, Enhanced Transmission Selectio n

OS Abstraction Layer

Operating System

IP Security IKE, IPSec, Intrusion Detection, Stateful Firewall, NAT Layer 3 Suite IPv4 & IPv6, RIP, RIPv6, OSPF, OSPFv3, BGP4, IGMP, MLD, PIM, DVMRP Advanced Layer 2 Suite Provider Bridging (802.1ad), Multiple Switch Contexts, ECFM, ELMI, PBB, PBB-TE, Protection Switching (IInear G.8031, ring-G.8032) Layer 2 Suite VLAN, RSTP/MSTP, GVRP/ MVRP, GMRP/MMRP, LA, LACP, IGMP/ MLD Snooping, EOAM, LLDP Hardware Abstraction Layer

Silicon Device Driver


(W) Workgroup (E) Enterprise (M) Metro

MANAGEMENT SNMP (v1, v2c, v3) agent and MIB support; configuration save/restore CLI (Console, Telnet, SSH), pre-defined CLI commands WebUI (HTTP and HTTPS/SSL), pre-defined Web pages Software and configuration upgrade through TFTP or SFTP Syslog client (with reliable syslog delivery) and relay TCP/IP stack for IPv4 and IPv6 (including ARP, ICMP, ND, UDP) DHCP (client, server, relay) for IPv4 Stateless DHCP service for IPv6 for specific options assignment RADIUS client TACACS+ client RMONv1, RMONv2, DSMON IP-authorized managers Ethernet port control and management Traffic mirroring SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol) client System resource monitoring Multi-board system management Switch stacking

DATA CENTER BRIDGING Priority flow control Enhanced transmission selection Congestion notification Data Center Bridging Exchange protocol (DCBX)

ROUTING IPv4 unicast static routing, RIP v1/v2, OSPFv2, IS-IS, BGP4 IPv4 multicast IGMP (v1/v2/v3) router, PIM-SM/DM, DVMRP, MSDP IPv4 NAT (Network Address Translation) unicast and multicast IPv6 unicast static routing, RIP v6, OSPFv3, IS-IS, BGP4+ IPv6 multicast MLD (v1/v2), PIMv6 Route redistribution between IPv4 routing protocols and static routes Route maps for filtering route advertisements and route redistributiont IPv4 and IPv6 IPv6 tunneling over IPv4t IPv4 and IPv6 Graceful restart for BGP, BGP4+, IS-IS, OSPFv2, OSPFv3 Hot standby redundancy for OSPFv2, OSPFv3, PIM for IPv4/v6 Virtual routing with IPv4/v6 static routing, OSPFv2/v3, IS-IS for IPv4, RIPv2

BASIC LAYER 2 SWITCHING Transparent bridging VLAN aware bridging Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol Per VLAN Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (enhanced) or PVRST+ IGMP snooping IGMP filtering IGMP proxy MLD snooping Link aggregation with LACP 802.1x authentication Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) Ethernet OAM 802.3ah GARP (Generic Attribute Registration Protocol), GMRP, GVRP MRP (Multiple Registration Protocol) PTP (Precision Time Protocol)t IEEE 1588 implementation

VRRP for router redundancy

IP SECURITY IKE (v1, v2) IPSec Intrusion detection (signature based) Stateful firewall

ADVANCED LAYER 2 SWITCHING, MPLS/VPLS, AND HIGH AVAILABILITY Q-in-Q VLAN tunneling and provider bridging MPLSt static LSPs, LDP, RSVP-TE, PWE3 VCs for L2 VPNs MPLS-TPt OAM BFD MPLS-TPt OAM VCCV MPLS-TPt OAM LSP-Ping MPLS-TPt resiliency, protection switching Multiple instances of VLAN, RSTP and MSTP, IGS, MLDS, ECFM and PBB for VPN services Redundancy manager Redundancy support for Ethernet switching and management plane Ethernet CFMt 802.1ag, Y.1731 Layer 2 Gateway Port (L2GP) Ethernet automatic protection switching (linear) G.8031 Ethernet Link Management Interface (ELMI)t MEF 16 Ethernet automatic protection switching (ring)t G.8032 Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB)t 802.1ah Provider Backbone Bridget Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE)t 802.1Qay

QoS (DEPENDENT ON SILICON SUPPORT) ACLs (Access Control Lists) for traffic filtering 802.1p, DiffServ, traffic prioritization queuing, policing, shaping Rate limiting and storm control Flow control

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