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What's the difference between MX204, MX204-IR and MX204-R

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‎05-15-2019 10:15 AM

Hi Folks,

 

can you tell me what's the difference betwenn these 3 models of the MX204?

MX204 JNP204/MX204 Fixed 1 RU System includes 3 Fan Trays and 2 Power Supplies
MX204-IR JNP204/MX204 Fixed 1 RU System -IR MODE includes 3 Fan Trays and 2 Power Supplies
MX204-R JNP204/MX204 Fixed 1 RU System -R MODE includes 3 Fan Trays and 2 Power Supplies

 

Can I assume that the differences for the MPCs described here also apply to the MX204/MX204-IR/MX204-R?

 

Screenshot_2019-05-15 Licenses for PTX, MX, M and T Series - TechLibrary - Juniper Networks.png

 

 

 

 

 

Also very interesting to know is if you can upgrade the base MX204 to an MX204-IR or MX204-R through a license?

Thank you for your answers!
Falco

 

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‎05-16-2019 04:26 AM

Re: What's the difference between MX204, MX204-IR and MX204-R

‎05-15-2019 12:14 PM

Hi Falco,

 

you are absolutely correct. The licensing matches the MPC scaling you are refering to.

On MX204 and MX10003 also HQoS and Jflow is included the SKU where on MX240/480/960 you need extra licenses on top.

 

You can buy the MX204 base SKU and upgrade it later to either -IR or -R via the 'S-MX104-IR' and 'S-MX104-R' licenses. Just remember to reach -R scaling, you need to purchase both licenses (but the tocal cost is the same as buying MX204-R from the start).

 

If you buy an upgrade to -IR or -R you also need seperate support SKUs on the licenses - but again the total cost is the same as buying the combined support.

 

Bonus information: The MX204 is about to be included in the Juniper Flex Program where you buy the "base/IR/R" scale via a subscription on top MX204 base hardware. I cannot find any official pages specific to MX204 but the general page for the flex program is here: https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/release-independent/licensing/topics/topic-map/juniper-f...

 

There will only be an advanced and premium SKU for MX204. Reach out to your local account manager to get more information. For now the existing -IR and -R SKUs will still be orderable for some time :-)

 

I hope this was the information you were looking for.

 

 


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Best regards,

Jonas Hauge Jensen
Systems Engineer, SEC DATACOM A/S (Denmark)
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Re: What's the difference between MX204, MX204-IR and MX204-R

‎05-16-2019 04:29 AM

Hi Jonas,


that helped me a lot.


Thank you for the answer and your time!


Cheers,

Falco

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Re: What's the difference between MX204, MX204-IR and MX204-R

a month ago

Hello,

 

I would like to know if you could advise the maximum number of routing-instances support on MX204 with base/R/IR mode?

 

Regards,

Seyma
JNCIP-ENT, SEC, SP
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Re: What's the difference between MX204, MX204-IR and MX204-R

a month ago

Hi Seyma,

 

S-MX204-A-5 - MX204 advanced subscription license for 5-year term; includes 4M FIB, 2K VRFs, 32K L2 VPN Ckts, 1M MAC, 128K LSP, and 32K queues with advanced Junos features.

S-MX204-P-5 - MX204 premium subscription license for 5-year term; includes 8M+ FIB, 4K+ VRFs, 256K+ L2 VPN Ckts, 1M+ MAC, 256K+ LSP, and 256K queues with premium Junos features.

Please check the below weblink.

https://www.juniper.net/assets/us/en/local/pdf/datasheets/1000597-en.pdf

 

Regards,

Akash

 

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Re: What's the difference between MX204, MX204-IR and MX204-R

a month ago

Hi Seyma,

 

MX204-IR has no FIB restrictions but has a 32 VRF limit.

MX204-R has no restrictions so you can go to full FIB 10M & no VRF limits either.

 

Regards,

Akash

 

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Re: What's the difference between MX204, MX204-IR and MX204-R

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a month ago

Hi Akash,

 

"MX204-R has no restrictions so you can go to full FIB 10M & no VRF limits either."

 

The "no VRF limits" here mean we can use as many as we want?

 

Regards,

Seyma
JNCIP-ENT, SEC, SP
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Re: What's the difference between MX204, MX204-IR and MX204-R

a month ago

Hi Seyma,

Yes, there has been no limit for VRF's. However, its been tested with '6050 VRF's' in scale test. If you want to know any further information, I would suggest you to get in touch with your account team, they will share the complete scale test results with you.

 

Regards,

Akash

 

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Re: What's the difference between MX204, MX204-IR and MX204-R

a month ago

Hi Akash,

 

Thanks and appreciate your suggestion.

 

Regards,

Seyma
JNCIP-ENT, SEC, SP