Save space in your server room by adding a real CCR2004.. within the server itself! This unique product combines a simple 2x 25 Gigabit PCIe Ethernet adapter with the impressive capabilities of a fully-fledged router.
By default, the PCIe interface will show up as four virtual Ethernet interfaces. Two interfaces in passthrough mode to the 25G SFP28 cages. The remaining two virtual Ethernet-PCIe interfaces are bridged with the Gigabit Ethernet port for management access. The user can configure all interfaces and settings freely since we are running fully functional RouterOS here.
A new Passthrough mode was implemented to get this CCR device to work as a NIC. Basically, a FastForward FastPath mode that can also pass hardware link statuses.
This NIC can reach wire-speed (100Gbps) with Jumbo frames. It ensures that this CCR network card will not be the bottleneck in most server setups.
With 4 GB of RAM, 128 MB of NAND storage, and a powerful quad-core ARMv8 64-bit CPU, this device can handle a lot: firewalls, user management and access control for home media and file servers, and even some traffic control in data centers – without the need for a stand-alone router.
This form-factor does come with certain limitations that you should keep in mind. The CCR NIC card needs some time to boot up compared to ASIC-based setups. If the host system is up before the CCR card, it will not appear among the available devices. You should add a PCIe device initialization delay after power-up in the BIOS. Or you will need to re-initialize the PCIe devices from the HOST system.
We are looking forward to seeing your unique use-cases for this unconventional device: a simple high-speed networking card combined with a powerful Cloud Core Router.
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Ethernet test results
AL52400 PCIe card port test
none (fast path)
25 bridge filter rules
none (fast path)
25 simple queues
25 ip filter rules
All tests are done with Xena Networks specialized test equipment (XenaBay),and done according to RFC2544 (Xena2544)
Max throughput is determined with 30+ second attempts with 0,1% packet loss tolerance in 64, 512, 1518 byte packet sizes
Test results show device maximum performance, and are reached using mentioned hardware and software configuration, different configurations most likely will result in lower results
The device has an operating system preinstalled and licensed. No separate purchase is necessary and the product is ready to use. The device includes free software updates for the life of the product or a minimum of 5 years starting from date of purchase..