NTO 6212

Ixia's NTO 6212

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High Density 10GE Network Monitoring Switch for Major Data Centers

Now dynamic data centers can meet the challenges posed by soaring data and traffic on the network. Ixia's Net Tool Optimizer® (NTO) 6212 lets them ensure high availability and security while optimizing the cost-effectiveness and value of current tools.

The NTO 6212 is a 1U high-density 48 Port 10G network monitoring switch designed for large data centers. This robust and highly efficient solution enables monitoring of the rapidly expanding numbers of 1GE and 10GE ports using existing monitoring tools. Aggregating data from multiple visibility points in the network, the 6212 makes sure that critical network traffic is delivered to the ideal, appropriate monitoring tool. By enhancing the performance of their network and security monitoring tools, companies improve network performance, increase operation team productivity and reduce the risk of network outages.

The Ixia NTO 6212:

  • Provides high density with 48x10GE ports in a compact 1U form factor * Enables for Application-level filtering and intelligence via the optional Application and Threat Intelligence capability
  • Monitors virtual and private cloud infrastructures at full line rate
  • Reduces downtime and troubleshooting efforts

The NTO 6212 is an ideal solution for enterprise data centers with increased bandwidth requirements due to higher processor density, virtualization and SAN.

  • Provides dynamic, signature-based application detection and monitoring
  • Combines traditional NTO capabilities with application awareness and context
  • Allows application tracking by bandwidth, session, and geography
  • Supports generation of NetFlow v9 &10 and IPFIX data
  • Supports up to10 NetFlow collectors
  • Delivers frequent updates via ATI subscription
  • Allows hitless upgrades
  • Offers compact, high-density form factor options

Port Flexibility

  • 48 ports of 10GbE/1GbE SFP+
  • Non-blocking architecture; 480Gbps total bandwidth
  • Full line rate across all ports with filtering enabled
  • Extensive packet filtering capability


  • SNMP v1, v2, v3 support
  • Local, RADIUS, and TACACS+ support (members and groups)
  • Granular access control features
  • Event monitoring & logging
  • Syslog
  • IT Automation control with web-based API

Physical Specifications

Size and Weight

  • 1U high interface card for 19” chassis
  • Dimensions: 17.5W x 15L x 1.75H (inches)
  • Weight: 17.0lb (7.7 kg)
  • 1 RU Size and Weight

1U high 19” rack mounted interface card

  • Dimensions: 17.5W x 28.5L x 1.75H (inches)
  • Weight (chassis + ATI Proc.): 33.7lb (7.7 kg)
  • Power for NTO 6212 (AC)

Dual AC power supplies

Operating input voltage: 100 to 200 VAC

  • Nom. current: 2.5A @ 100 VAC, 1A @ 240 VAC
  • Max. operating input current: 2.5A @ 100 VAC
  • Heat/power dissipation for module at 100% traffic load: maximum 220 W / 751 BTU/hour

Operating Specifications

Operational Environment


  • Operating: 5°C to 40°C
  • Short-term*: -5°C to 55°C (*not to exceed 96 consecutive hours)
  • Short-term* with fan failure: -5°C to 40°C (*not to exceed 96 consecutive hours)


  • Operating: 5% to 85%, (non-condensing)
  • Short-term*: 5% to 90% (non-condensing, *not to exceed 96 hours)

Ixia's NTO 6212 Data Sheet

Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) 6212

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