EtherHaul™ 8010FX R10.2 & AES – Webinar
EtherHaul™ 8010FX R10.2 software and the AES model deliver an impressive and important set of new features. These features make the migration to 10Gbps very simple by increasing where and how the leading 10Gbps mmW links can be deployed while enhancing the robustness of your network.
GA Announcement: EtherHaul™ 8010FX R10.2 & AES – Advanced Features
Watch the following webinar to learn how Siklu’s EH-8010FX latest advanced features can benefit your deployment:
- Support for 2Gbps, 5Gbps or 10Gbps capacities, enables purchase of an initial small capacity and pay as you grow to the higher capacity when traffic demands
- Flexible channel sizes from 250MHz up to 2000MHz allow more choices in frequency planning and addresses those countries that charge by the MHz
- “QoS awareness” ensures that important traffic will be given priority treatment through the radio link
- AES encryption adds a layer of protection to the inherently secure mmW link for those critical locations and applications
You must watch this webinar if you are an existing EH-8010FX user or a company who considers migration to a 10Gbps Full Duplex mmWave solution. You can also read the Q&A section below the webinar or download the presentation by clicking here.
The EH-8010FX - Q&A:
The link capacity is not directly affected by encryption, as the radio is not aware of the encryption. However, any form of encryption adds some overhead to the Ethernet frame payload, which will reduce the effective traffic throughput. Siklu implemented a standard AES encryption, which adds 24 bytes of overhead to every Ethernet frame, long or short.
Note that the QOS priorities are respected when the encryption is active. This means that in case priority traffic will always go forward, even in cases where the incoming traffic with added encryption would exceed the link capacity.
Encryption on the 8010FX at 10Gbps full-duplex is standard based, AES128, which can only be realized in HW. This is why we have a separate HW model for encryption, identified with a different part number containing the letter -A- (A for AES). The model with encryption is otherwise similar to the non-encryption model, as it relates to the choice of antennas, the performance and the feature set, the ports & the interfaces.
Yes, the EH-8010FX system gain at 10Gbps is lower than the system gain at 2Gbps. This could still have no effect at all, depending on the link distance; or it could result in reduced availability of the full 10Gbps capacity. Best is to evaluate the practical situation with the help of Siklu Link Budget Calculator www.siklu.com/lbc.
There are 2 power options for the EH-8010FX:
- Nominal 48VDC input via the dedicated power terminal;
- PoE-In via ETH1, the 1Gbps port.
The power draw is about 50W.
It is possible to provide power over the 2 ports, and the radio will select the port with the higher potential as current source. The radio will switch automatically to the second port if the power would fail on the first one, ensuring higher availability of the radio link.
The maximum distance to establish a full 10Gbps capacity link is in excess of 10Km. This does not consider the effect of rain on the availability of the link or its capacity. Highest availability of the full 10Gbps capacity can be achieved up to 2Km with 1ft antennas, and up to 3Km with 2ft antennas. We recommend to evaluate the practical situation with the help of Siklu Link Budget Calculator www.siklu.com/lbc
DTPC feature maintains full capacity of the short links at the highest availability. DTPC has no effect on medium to long links.
DTPC should be used when the link distance combined with the choice of antenna is such that Tx power out must be reduced to avoid overload of the remote side. However, this could result in reduced availability of the higher capacity, for example when rain density is high. DTPC will recognize that the far end signal is about to degrade due to the rain attenuation, and will boost up the Tx power to enhance the signal quality and maintain full capacity. If rain density continues to climb, affecting again the signal quality at the far end, then the modulation will be lowered to maintain link up.
In summary, DTPC acts first to maintain link performance, and then modulation is lowered as a further step to maintain link availability, with reduced capacity.
Yes, EH-8010FX is GA since June 2018. A lot of the documentation is available in Spanish, starting with our web-site. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.
Yes. We view the EH-2500FX as closer to the network edge, while the EH-8010FX is more relevant for the core and the aggregation. This has resulted in different port configurations and different feature sets for the 2 products.