The HP MSR4000 router series is a second generation HP Multi-Service Router (MSR G2) that supports HP FlexBranch solution as part HP's overall comprehensive HP FlexNetwork architecture. It features a modular design that delivers unmatched application services for extra large branch offices, headquarters and campus, while reducing complexity, simplifying configuration, deployment and management.

The MSR4000 router series provides a full-featured, resilient routing platform, including IPv6 and MPLS, up to 20 Mpps forwarding capacity and 8 Gbps of IPsec VPN encrypted throughput. The MSR4000 router series leverages separated data and control planes, dual MPUs (Main Processing Units) and support for up to four power supplies ensuring the highest performance and reliability.        



Excellent forwarding performance: provides forwarding performance up to 20 Mpps (13.4 Gbps); meets the bandwidth-intensive application demands of enterprise businesses
Powerful security capacity: includes an embedded hardware encryption accelerator to improve encryption performance; IPSec encryption throughtput can be up to 8 Gbps with a maximum of 8,000 IPSec VPN tunnels

Product architecture

Ideal multi-service platform: provides WAN router, Ethernet switch, firewall, VPN, and SIP/voice gateway all in one device
Advanced hardware architecture: provides multi-core processors, gigabit switching, and PCIE bus; dual Main Processing Units, four internal power supplies (N+1 configuration), and internal and external CF cards are offered; new high-performance MIM modules (HMIM) supported
New operation system version: ships with new Comware v7 operating system delivering the latest in virtualization and routing
Open Application Platform architecture: provides unmatched application and services flexibility, with the potential to deliver the functionality of multiple devices, creating capital and operational expense savings and lasting investment protection
Distributed architecture with separation of data and control planes: delivers enhanced fault tolerance and facilitates continuous operation and zero service disruption during planned or unplanned control-plane events; Service Processing Units (SPU) perform data forwarding, encryption/decryption, and analyzing/filtering of data packets; Main Processing Units do route calculation, forwarding table maintenance, configuring and monitoring the SPU


Powerful aggregation capacity: supports integrated 10GbE LAN, and up to 64 E1 or eight E3/T3 ports
High-density port connectivity: provides up to eight interface module slots and up to 4 on-board Gigabit Ethernet and 1 10GbE ports
Multiple WAN interfaces: provides traditional links with E1, T1, Serial, and ISDN; high-density Ethernet access with WAN Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet; and high-speed E3/T3, 155Mbps OC3 access options
Packet storm protection: protects against broadcast, multicast, or unicast storms with user-defined thresholds
Loopback: supports internal loopback testing for maintenance purposes and an increase in availability; loopback detection protects against incorrect cabling or network configurations and can be enabled on a per-port or per-VLAN basis for added flexibility

Layer 2 switching

Spanning Tree Protocol (STP): supports standard IEEE 802.1D STP, IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) for faster convergence, and IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP)
Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) and Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) protocol snooping: controls and manages the flooding of multicast packets in a Layer 2 network
Port mirroring: duplicates port traffic (ingress and egress) to a local or remote monitoring port
VLANs: supports up to 4,094 VLANS or IEEE 802.1Q-based VLANs
sFlow: allows traffic sampling
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