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by Juniper
Product Line: Juniper MX Series Series
Product Type: Chassis
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Product Description

The MX5-T-AC Juniper features a 2U AC chassis with 20x 1 Gigabit Ethernet SFP network ports and 4x 10 Gigabit Ethernet XFP uplink ports, supporting a system throughput of 40 Gbps and a maximum system capacity of 80 Gbps. It is equipped with 1x RJ-45 Serial Console, 1x RJ-45 AUX, 1x RJ-45 Ethernet, and 1x USB (Type A) management ports, alongside 2x Clock Ports, and offers flexibility with front or center mounting options. The hardware includes 2x AC, 500 W Power Supplies, operates within a temperature range of 32°-104°F (0°- 40°C), and supports up to 24 systems per rack, ensuring efficient space utilization and scalability within data centers.

FAQs for the MX5-T-AC

  • What types of network ports are available on the AC chassis?
    The AC chassis features 20x 1 Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports, with one MIC-3D-20GE-SFP installed.
  • How many uplink ports does the AC chassis include, and what type are they?
    It includes 4x 10 Gigabit Ethernet XFP uplink ports that are built into the MIC.
  • What are the management port options for the AC chassis?
    Management ports include 1x RJ-45 Serial Console, 1x RJ-45 AUX, 1x RJ-45 Ethernet, and 1x USB (Type A); there are also 2x Clock Ports.
  • Can the AC chassis be mounted in a rack, and if so, what size rack does it fit?
    Yes, the chassis comes with rack mounts included and fits in a 2U rack space.
  • What is the system throughput capability of the AC chassis?
    The system throughput of the AC chassis is 40 Gbps.
  • How many systems can be mounted per rack?
    Up to 24 systems can be mounted per rack.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the fully loaded AC chassis?
    The dimensions are 17.5 x 3.5 x 23.46 inches, and the weight fully loaded is 30 lb/13.7 kg.
  • What is the default memory configuration for the AC chassis?
    The default memory includes 8 MB boot flash, 4 GB on NAND flash storage, and 2 GB of DDR2 RAM.
  • What power supplies are included with the AC chassis?
    It includes 2x AC, 500 W Power Supply - PWR-MX80-AC.
  • What are the operating temperature and humidity ranges for the AC chassis?
    The operating temperature range is 32°-104°F (0°- 40°C), and the operating humidity range is 5% to 90%.

Product Review

The Juniper MX5-T-AC offers a solid balance of port density and throughput capacity, with 20x 1 Gigabit Ethernet SFP and 4x 10 Gigabit Ethernet XFP ports, supporting a system throughput of 40 Gbps and a maximum system capacity of 80 Gbps. However, its limitation to 1GbE ports may restrict its applicability in environments demanding higher-speed interfaces. Additionally, the dual AC power supplies and comprehensive management port options enhance its reliability and ease of management, but the side-to-side air flow design requires careful consideration in rack placement to ensure efficient cooling.


The Juniper MX5-T-AC is a high-performance, flexible, and scalable router designed to cater to the demanding needs of enterprise and service provider networks. This model is equipped with an array of features aimed at delivering efficient and reliable connectivity solutions. At its core, the MX5-T-AC chassis supports a broad spectrum of networking capabilities, facilitated by its diverse array of ports. It offers 20 1 Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports through the installation of a MIC-3D-20GE-SFP module, ensuring ample connectivity options for various network requirements. Additionally, the device is equipped with 4 built-in 10 Gigabit Ethernet XFP uplink ports, enhancing its capability to handle higher throughput demands and ensure faster data transmission rates across the network. Management of the MX5-T-AC is streamlined through its assortment of management ports, which include 1 RJ-45 Serial Console, 1 RJ-45 AUX, 1 RJ-45 Ethernet, and 1 USB (Type A) port, along with 2 Clock Ports. These interfaces provide comprehensive control and monitoring capabilities, facilitating easier management of the network infrastructure. The hardware specifications of the MX5-T-AC are designed to offer high levels of performance and scalability. It includes: - 3 MIC slots with a per-slot capacity of 20 Gbps, allowing for modular expansion and customization of the networking services. - A system throughput of 40 Gbps and a system capacity of 80 Gbps, ensuring efficient handling of high volumes of data traffic. - Support for up to 20 1GbE ports, providing flexibility in connecting various network devices. This router is designed for easy integration into network racks, with included rack mounts for a 2U space and the ability to fit 24 systems per rack. Its dimensions are 17.5 x 3.5 x 23.46 inches, and when fully loaded, it weighs 30 lb/13.7 kg, making it a compact yet powerful solution for network infrastructure. Power efficiency is also a key feature of the MX5-T-AC, with two 500 W AC power supplies included, supporting a typical power draw of 365 W. This ensures that the router delivers optimal performance without excessive power consumption. Other notable specifications include:
  • Default memory configuration comprising 8 MB boot flash, 4 GB on NAND flash storage, and 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, facilitating efficient processing and storage capabilities.
  • Designed for reliability, with components such as power supplies and fans, and an operating environment specified at 32°-104°F (0°- 40°C) temperature, 5% to 90% humidity, and up to 10,000 ft altitude.
  • Airflow from side to side, ensuring the unit remains cool during operation, thereby maintaining performance and extending the lifespan of the hardware.
In summary, the Juniper MX5-T-AC stands out as a versatile and reliable routing solution, offering high levels of performance, flexibility, and scalability, making it an ideal choice for enterprise and service provider networks seeking to enhance their connectivity infrastructure.


Item NumberJuniper MX5-T-AC
Chassis TypeAC
Ethernet Interfaces20x 1GbE SFP Slots (1x MIC-3D-20GE-SFP included)
High-Speed Interfaces4x 10GbE XFP Ports (Integrated MIC)
Administrative Interfaces1x Serial RJ-45, 1x AUX RJ-45, 1x Ethernet RJ-45, 1x USB Type A; 2x Reference Clock Interfaces
Rack Mounting KitProvided (2U Size)
Maximum Units per Rack24
MIC Slots Available3
Bandwidth per Slot20 Gbps
Total System Throughput40 Gbps
Max 1GbE Ports Supported20
Total System Bandwidth80 Gbps
Installation OptionsFront or Center Mounting
Size (W x H x D)17.5 x 3.5 x 23.46 inches (44.5 x 8.9 x 59.6 cm)
Operational Weight30 pounds (13.7 kg)
Initial Memory Allocation8 MB Boot Flash; 4 GB NAND Flash; 2 GB DDR2 RAM
Included HardwarePower Supplies, Cooling Fans
AC Power Requirements100 to 240 V AC
Average Power Consumption (AC)365 W
Power Units2x 500W AC Power Supplies - PWR-MX80-AC
Cooling MethodLateral Airflow
Temperature Range for Operation32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Humidity Range for Operation5% to 90% Non-Condensing
Maximum Operational Altitude10,000 feet (3048 meters)

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