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Ultra5™ ZX2000

Network edge systems, cloud environments, and mobile command and control platforms require high density, high performance technologies in a compact form factor. ZNYX has developed a robust foundation for demanding applications that require mission critical performance and reliability.

The Ultra5™ ZX2000 blade server platform from ZNYX introduces a breakthrough technology with 50% more payload slots in a 5U chassis.

The ZX2000 delivers a highly integrated platform infrastructure by concentrating dual switch/shelf managers in the space typically used for the shelfmanager alone.

The ZX2000 is a mid-size platform that pre-integrates all of the infrastructure components of an AdvancedTCA® (ATCA) chassis. With six payload slots for 40G, 10G or 1G ATCA 3.1 blades, the ZX2000 enables the highest revenue-generating blade capacity of any 5U chassis available. This high density ZNYX mid-size platform is ideal for enterprises requiring more capacity than a standard 5U system, but not as much as 14U systems that demand more space and power.

Designed with cloud computing and massive virtual machine (VM) environments in mind, this revolutionary design delivers a mid-size ATCA server at a price point per slot competitive in enterprise environments.


  • 50% more payload slots in a 5U chassis
  • Highest density VM in a 5U form factor
  • Unprecedented level of platform integration
  • Mission critical performance and reliability
  • Lower cost per slot
  • Balanced uplink and backplane capacity


  • Six payload slots for 40G, 10G or 1G ATCA 3.1 blades
  • Redundant and highly available sub-systems
  • OpenArchitect™ management sodware
  • Packet vectoring for line rate packet distribution to compute blades and VMs
  • Power and cooling >300W/slot
  • Integrated management and switching
  • Supports 40G, 10G or 1G networking


  • Cloud computing
  • Military command & control
  • Security appliance
  • Data center server platform
  • LTE Core servers

PICMG 3.0 INTERFACES (1) 10/100/1000Base-T to each payload slot
(1) 10 GigE to Update Channel - ZX2010
(1) 40 GigE to Update Channel - ZX2040
(2) 10/100Base-T to shelf manager (ECN.001)
PICMG 3.1 INTERFACES (1) Option 1 (1G) or Option 9 (10G) to each payload slot - ZX2010
(1) Option 9 (10G) or Option 9a (40G) to each payload slot - ZX2040
ZX2010 (12) 1G/10G egress (SFP+)
(2) 10/100Base-T Switch OOB (RJ45)
(2) RS-232 Switch Console (RJ45)
(2) 10/100Base-T Shelf Manager OOB (RJ45)
(2) RS-232 Shelf Manager Console (RJ45)
ZX2040 (8) 40G QSFP or (32) 10G via breakout cable
(2) 10/100/1000Base-T Switch OOB (RJ45)
(2) RS-232 Switch Console (RJ45)
(2) 10/100/1000Base-T Shelf Manager OOB (RJ45)
(2) RS-232 Shelf Manager Console (RJ45)
LAYER 2 / 3 SWITCH / ROUTING FEATURES IEEE 802.1Q VLANs with Double Tagging
IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
IEEE 802.1D-2004 Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP)
IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation (static)
IEEE 802.3x Full Duplex Flow Control
Jumbo Frames Support (9kB, L2, non-host)
On-Chip MAC table (16k addresses)
Port Mirroring in hardware
Per-port traffic shaping, policies, broadcast control
Line-Rate Layer 3 Forwarding (8k IP addresses)
MANAGEMENT FEATURES Command Line Interface (CLI)
IPMI v1.5 client SNMP v1, v2, v3 with extensive MIB support
RMON counters
ADVANCEDTCA FEATURES PICMG 3.0 compliant hot-swap power management controller
PICMG 3.0 status indicators
PICMG 3.0 FRUID support
PICMG 3.0 compliant IPMI controller (IPMC)
Compliant with PICMG 3.0 ECN.001 for shelf manager cross-connect
Power plane sensors
Temperature sensor
NETWORK SERVICES FTP / TFTP servers for remote file transfer
HTTP server for Web-based access
DHCP server / client / relay
NFS client for remote remote systems
NTP client for network-based time service
SSH / Telnet server for remote session access
QOS AND PRIORITY QUEUES IEEE 802.1p Class of Service (CoS) with 8 priority queues per VLAN
Supports IETF DiffServ DSCP marking
Supports IETF Type-of-Service (TOS)
Supports IETF Common Open Policy Services (COPS) architecture
SHELF MANAGER Pigeon Point ShMM-700R and built-in shelf manager with ZX2040 switch
Pigeon Point ShMM-500R and built-in shelf manager with ZX2010 switch
Bussed IPMB
POWER Up to 400W in an individual payload slot
Total payload power budget of 1970W
COOLING Side-to-side airflow with up to 60 CFM per slot (CP-TA Category >B4)
Vertical mounting kit available for front-to-back cooling
Hot-swappable push-pull fan system
Dual hot-swappable AC (6U) or DC Power Entry Modules (PEMs)
BACKPLANE Operates at 40Gbps, 10Gbps, and 1Gbps
Dual Star
6 dedicated payload slots
HIGH AVAILABILITY High availability
Power-on diagnostics
Switch, port and VLAN failover (policy-based)
Shelf Manager failover
Automatic switch reconfiguration ader hot-swap
(All subsystems can be hot-swapped.)
SOFTWARE ZNYX® OpenArchitect® switch management
oa/HA Network High Availability
oa/PV Packet Vectoring 2.0
Pigeon Point Shelf systems manager firmware