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Get network management & infrastructure that adjust to you

No matter what challenges you’re facing at your data center and branch locations, the Nodegrid Services Router (NSR) gives you complete control of your network.

It’s the only modular solution that adjusts to your business’ needs, so your network can become a powerful value creator.

  • Free your resources with the industry’s most in-depth out-of-band management
  • Provide secure & flexible network access via Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
  • Get uncompromising control on a granular scale with SD-Branch capabilities

Why Nodegrid Services Router?

The Nodegrid Services Router makes it easy to optimize your stack. Using virtualized network functions (VNFs), the NSR goes beyond the network switch to bring you a virtual environment that scales to your needs. Use VNFs alongside the NSR’s modular expansion cards for faster deployments, hardened security, & added savings.

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Deploy Fast

  • Replace up to six devices with a single NSR
  • Virtualize more systems to drastically downsize your stack
  • Set up zero touch provisioning for plug-n-play deployments
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Boost Security

  • Get total peace of mind with enterprise-grade security
  • Protect your data using encrypted SSL and IPSec technologies
  • Isolate & eliminate threats thanks to control/data plane separation
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Save Across the Board

  • Cut CAPEX with VNFs, 3rd-party app hosting, & add-on modules
  • Prevent outages using alerts & automation that self-heal issues
  • Save on OPEX thanks to remote out-of-band & cellular backup

Find solutions using the infrastructure multi-tool

Solve issues you didn’t know were holding you back. The Nodegrid Services Router is your infrastructure multi-tool, capable of routing, switching, application hosting, and much more. Get the NSR to multiply your capabilities, from advanced out-of-band to streamlined DevOps and better edge networking.

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Out of Band Management

Get secure channels to manage devices from afar. View and control serial, USB, PDU, IPMI, and other infrastructure components regardless of vendor, all using one interface with normalized commands.

Networking

The NSR is built upon a multi-core Intel CPU for lightning-fast non-blocking networking right out of the box. Deploy it for powerful routing & switching capabilities, with expansion modules for additional networking, Wi-Fi, cellular, serial ports, & more.

Guest OS & VNF's
The NSR’s on-board Nodegrid OS allows you to use guest OS & VNF functionalities. No matter where you deploy the NSR, you can tailor your virtualized environment with third-party applications that suit you.
DevOps & Converged Infrastructure

Collaborating with DevOps has never been easier. The NSR supports automation & scripting tools, and gives you in-depth monitoring of important metrics. Manage your converged solutions & respond to business needs.

Edge Networking
For remote and branch locations, the NSR is your all-in-one solution for edge networking. Provide a capable platform for all your edge VNFs, and get reliable out-of-band access via 4G cellular.
Docker & Kubernetes
The NSR supports Docker & Kubernetes containers, so you can keep operations running with efficiency. Use optimized containers to get the most from your processing power, without the hassle of platform incompatibilities.

Expansion Modules

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16-Port GbE Ethernet
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Storage
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16-Port Serial
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16-Port USB Serial
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Compute
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8-Port POE+
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M.2 Cellular / Wi-Fi / SATA
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16-Port GbE Ethernet SFP
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8-Port Ethernet SFP+

What makes NSR the leading services router?

Power

The NSR is the most powerful solution thanks to its multi-core, Intel-based processor. Where competing devices limit you to few VNFs, the NSR handles every network function without breaking a sweat.

Freedom to scale

With up to nine field-upgradable expansion modules, the NSR is the only solution to offer true freedom to scale. You no longer need to compromise, because the NSR gives you every capability you need.

Streamlined networking

You don’t have to put up with cumbersome stacks any longer. The NSR tightens up networking using a single device for virtualization, third-party app hosting, Docker containers, & automation.

Intuitive management

Integration with Nodegrid Manager gives you unified control, regardless of which vendor solutions you use. Simply connect the NSR for in-depth, 360-degree management – all on one interface.

Pre-Validated Virtualized Network Functions ready to deploy on Nodegrid

Deploy Nodegrid SR devices and get seamless customization with these pre-validated apps. Virtualize for what you need, from efficient SD-WAN & firewall applications, to right-fit guest OS & management solutions.

We’re always adding more, so take your pick and let Nodegrid do the rest.

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Network down?

Nodegrid’s cellular failover has you covered

The Nodegrid SR family’s advanced cellular module delivers backup connectivity that’s reliable, fast, & automatic.

  • Get global coverage via 4G LTE & 3G fallback
  • Make business unstoppable with blazing Cat-12 speeds
  • Save your peace of mind thanks to 4x carrier redundancy

Lay the foundation for open networking that adapts to you

Whether you need to run custom security applications at your largest data center, or SD-Branch capabilities for a faraway office, the Nodegrid Services Router is your open platform solution. It’s the only modular services router that lets you bolt on more functionality and address your business’ changing needs.

  • Get a multi-core Intel CPU & Linux OS for strong, versatile networking.
  • Deploy your custom environment using guest OS & your choice of applications
  • Boost your flexibility with add-ons for compute power, interfaces, Wi-Fi & More

Don’t let rigid systems hold you back

Why do some of the world’s top brands trust the Nodegrid Services Router? Because it delivers more usability than any other 1U box on the market. Not only can you do away with many single-purpose appliances, but you can also customise your environment to suit you.

  • Deploying custom solutions? Run up to six guest Ones to host all your applications
  • Looking for better orchestration? Add interface modules for more streamlined virtualizations
  • Need vendor freedom? Get a single extensible box to bridge feature gaps & provide right fit solutions.
Features
Specifications
Compatibility Chart
Applications
Ordering Info

The Nodegrid Services Router is the most versatile device on the market. With a fast x86 Intel CPU, Linux-based Nodegrid OS, and available add-on modules, the NSR delivers flexible networking in any environment. Here are some key features:

  • Multi-core Intel CPU for more power and blazing-fast UI
  • 64-bit, Linux-based Nodegrid OS for vendor-neutral networking
  • Guest OS, app hosting, & VNFs for a fully customized environment
  • 5 slots for add-on modules to boost compute power, connectivity, & more
  • PDU & IPMI management that give you control at every level
  • IPv4 & IPv6 compatibility to support legacy & modern solutions
Hardware Specifications
CPUIntel x86_64 Multi-Core
Memory & Storage
8 GB of DDR4 DRAM, 32 GB mSATA SSD (Upgradeable)
Interfaces2 SFP+ Ethernet
2 Gigabit Ethernet
1 Console on RJ45
1 USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 HDMI
Warranty2 Years
Software Specifications
Port AccessDirect access by port name, TCP port, device name and IPv4/IPv6
High performance port login: <1 sec on SSH, <3 sec on Telnet
1,000 simultaneous sessions
Port sharing, port custom field support, port icon configuration, port search
Device clustering across multiple Nodegrid units
DeviceURL™ bookmarks, FireTrail™ secure tunnels
Break-over SSH support
Power Management Integration within user’s session
HTML5 viewer (No Java) for IPMI SoL and KVM, WEB, Console
Virtual media support
System ManagementExtensible automated control based on actionable real-time data
Web GUI management portal, command line interface (CLI), Linux root shell,SNMP
Zero Touch Provisioning for configuration and firmware updates
Multiple and customizable user levels of access
Auto-discovery via network scan & hostname of attached serial port
NTP support, global time zone support
Network Failover to 4G/LTE or Wi-Fi
Orchestration – Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Nodegrid Manager, OpenFlow, RESTful
Access ProtocolsHTTPS, SSHv2; optional HTTP, Telnet and SSHv1
Device View OptionsTree, Table, Geo Map, Node and WEB with NodeIQ™ search
Managed Power DevicesVendor Neutral PDU support
Managed IPMI DevicesOpenBMC
HP iLO
Dell iDRAC
Redfish API
Supermicro/Quanta IPMI
Cisco CIMC/UCS
IBMIMM
Oracle ILOM
EMC/NetApp Storage IPMI
SecurityX.509 SSH certificate support, 4096-bit encryption keys
Selectable cryptographic protocols for SSH and HTTPS (TLSv1.2, TLSv1.1, TLSv1)
Selectable cypher suite levels: high, medium, low, custom
Local, AD/LDAP, RADIUS, TACACS+, Kerberos authentication
Local, backup-user authentication support
User-access lists per port
Group/role-based authorization: AD/LDAP, RADIUS, TACACS+
Fine Grain port access, power access, appliance privilege
IP packet and security filtering, IP forwarding support
SSL VPN (Client and Server), IPsec, Firewall
MD5/SHA System configuration checksum, System event syslog
System event syslog
Custom security with secure default settings
Strong password enforcement
Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
Operating SystemBuilt-in 64-bit Linux
Infrastructure Specifications
PowerDual AC 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 2.0 A
Dual DC: 36-75 VDC, 7.3-3.5A
Power Consumption 150W typical
PhysicalFront-Rear mounting brackets
Size (L x W x H): 438 x 332 x 43mm (17.2 x 13.1 x 1.7 in), 1U
Weight: 4.9 kg (10.8 lb), depending on options
Air Exhaust or Air Intake Fans (Swappable)
EnvironmentalOperation: 0 to 45° C (32 to 113° F), 5-95% RH, non-cond.
Storage: -20 to 67° C (-4 to 153° F), 10-90% RH, non-cond.
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Not all Nodegrid Services Router Expansion Card Slots are interchangeable. Please refer to the chart for Expansion Card Slot Compatibility.

Expansion CardSlot 1Slot 2Slot 3Slot 4Slot 5
16-Port GbE Ethernet
Secure Isolated ModeSecure Isolated Mode
16-Port Serial
16-Port GbE Ethernet SFP
Secure Isolated ModeSecure Isolated Mode
16-Port USB
M.2 Cellular / Wi-Fi
8-Port SFP+Secure Isolated ModeSecure Isolated Mode
8-Port POE+
Compute
Storage
M.2 SATA

 

Guest OS & VNF's
The NSR’s on-board Nodegrid OS allows you to use guest OS & VNF functionalities. No matter where you deploy the NSR, you can tailor your virtualized environment with third-party applications that suit you.
Out of Band Management

Get secure channels to manage devices from afar. View and control serial, USB, PDU, IPMI, and other infrastructure components regardless of vendor, all using one interface with normalized commands.

Networking

The NSR is built upon a multi-core Intel CPU for lightning-fast non-blocking networking right out of the box. Deploy it for powerful routing & switching capabilities, with expansion modules for additional networking, Wi-Fi, cellular, serial ports, & more.

DevOps & Converged Infrastructure

Collaborating with DevOps has never been easier. The NSR supports automation & scripting tools, and gives you in-depth monitoring of important metrics. Manage your converged solutions & respond to business needs.

Edge Networking
For remote and branch locations, the NSR is your all-in-one solution for edge networking. Provide a capable platform for all your edge VNFs, and get reliable out-of-band access via 4G cellular.
Docker & Kubernetes
The NSR supports Docker & Kubernetes containers, so you can keep operations running with efficiency. Use optimized containers to get the most from your processing power, without the hassle of platform incompatibilities.
SKUDescription
NSR-TOP1-DACNSR Chassis, Dual AC, Multi-Core Intel CPU, On-board Switch, 5 Slots support, 8GB DDR4, 32GB MSATA, Hot-Swappatble Fans
NSR-BASE-DACNSR Chassis, Dual AC, Multi-Core Intel CPU, On-board Switch, 3 Slots support, 8GB DDR4, 32GB MSATA, Hot-Swappatble Fans
NSR-TOP1-SACNSR Chassis, Single AC, Multi-Core Intel CPU, On-board Switch, 5 Slots support, 8GB DDR4, 32GB MSATA, Hot-Swappatble Fans
NSR-BASE-SACNSR Chassis, Single AC, Multi-Core Intel CPU, On-board Switch, 3 Slots support, 8GB DDR4, 32GB MSATA, Hot-Swappatble Fans
NSR-TOP1-SAC-POENSR Chassis, Single AC & POE, Multi-Core Intel CPU, On-board Switch, 5 Slots support, 8GB DDR4, 32GB MSATA, Hot-Swappatble Fans
NSR-BASE-SAC-POENSR Chassis, Single AC & POE, Multi-Core Intel CPU, On-board Switch, 3 Slots support, 8GB DDR4, 32GB MSATA, Hot-Swappatble Fans

Expansion Cards and Accessories

SKUDescription
NSR-16ETH-EXPNNSR 16-Port 1GbE – Ethernet Expansion Card
NSR-8ETH-POE-EXPNNSR 8-Port 1GbE Ethernet with POE+ Expansion Card
NSR-16SRL-EXPNNSR 16-Port RJ45 Serial Rolled Expansion Card
NSR-16USB-EXPNNSR 16-Port USB Type A Expansion Card
NSR-8SFP-EXPNNSR 8-Port 10GbE SFP Expansion Card
NSR-16SFP-EXPNNSR 16-Port 1GbE SFP Expansion Card
NSR-DISK-EXPNNSR Storage Expansion Card
NSR-COMP-EXPNNSR Compute 4-core, 8GB DDR4, 32GB SATA Expension Card
NSR-M2-EXPNNSR M.2 / Sata Expansion Card
NSR-COVERNSR Cover Plate
NSR-UPG-DDR4NSR DDR4 UPGRADE – 16GB
NSR-UPG-MSATANSR MSATA UPGRADE – 64GB
NSR-FAN-OUTNSR Replacement Fan – Exhaust (air out)
NSR-FAN-INNSR Replacement Fan – Intake (air in)
M2-WIFIM.2 Wi-Fi
M2-CELLM.2 Cellular – Dual SIM
M2-S064M.2 SATA 64 GB
M2-S128M.2 SATA 128 GB