Physical Specifications

Size and Weight

  • 1U high 19 rack mountable enclosure
  • Dimensions: 17.5W x 19L x 1.75H (inches)
  • Weight: 15.5lb (7 kg)

Power AC

  • Input AC Voltage: 90-240 VAC RMS auto-switching
  • Frequency: 50-60Hz
  • Nominal power requirement: 1.27A @ 110 VAC, 140W
  • Maximum power requirement: 3.2A @ 110 VAC, 353W
  • Heat/Power Dissipation: nominally 140Watts /478 BTU/hour

Power DC

  • Input DC Voltage: 12V DC
  • Nominal power requirement: 10A @ 12 VDC, 120W
  • Maximum power requirement: 25A @ 12 VDC, 300W

Operating Specifications


  • Operating temperature: 0 to 30 C
  • Operating humidity: 10 to 85%, noncondensing
  • Fans: Automatic temperature-controlled DC fans (right to left airflow)


North American Safety

  • UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, 2nd Edition EMI/EMC

North American EMC

  • FCC part 15, Class A (USA)
  • ICES-003 Issue 4, Class A (Canada)

European EMC

  • EN55022 2003 Class A (Emissions)
  • EN55024 1998 w/A2 (Immunity)
  • EN61000-3-2:2006 (Harmonics)
  • EN61000-3-3 1995 w/A2 (Flicker)

IEC/International EMC

  • IEC/EN 61000-4-2:2001 Electrostatic Discharge Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-3:2002 Radiated Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-4:2001 Transient/Burst Immunity
  • EN61000-3-3 1995 w/A2 (Flicker)
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-5:2001 Surge Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-6:2001 Conducted Radio Frequency Immunity
  • IEC/EN 61000-4-11:2004 Voltage Dips, Interruptions and Variations

RoHS Compliant

Included Accessories

  • AC power cord
  • USB flash drive with activation license key
  • Rack mount kit
Key Features
  • Delivers 1/10GE optical interface support
  • Supports ZERO-loss packet processing
  • Includes extensive features such as deduplication, packet trimming, protocol stripping, burst protection, and time-stamping
  • Offers up to 24 small form-factor pluggable (SFP)/SFP+ and four 10/100/1000 copper Ethernet ports with port reconfiguration with no performance impact
  • Industry’s most advanced easy-to-use drag-and-drop control panel

High-Performance Packet Processing for Fiber Networks


Problem: Need to filter traffic to overburdened network and security tools

Enabling efficient and timely security and network monitoring is critical for any fiber network. It is the only way for enterprises, government agencies, and service providers to know what is happening on their network and who is accessing it. But the exploding volume of traffic on most networks today— combined with the need to optimize major investments in numerous monitoring devices and security tools—requires efficiency measures: filtering the right traffic to the right tool, and ensuring there are no network “blind spots” that could contribute to oversight of security threats or prolonged trouble isolation.

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Solution: Flexible support for complete visibility

Ixia’s Vision 5236 is the perfect solution for achieving high-density visibility in all parts of a fiber network. The Vision 5236 network packet broker (NPB) can accommodate expanding networks with its modular design. Two slots allow the addition of up to four additional 10GE ports using the 5200 Series expansion modules. And Vision 5236’s ability to support 10Mbps 10GE Ethernet makes it a flexible option.

Vision 5236's features an easy-to-use drag-and-drop control panel accommodates complete system re-configurations and aggregates and filters traffic as needed to critical monitoring tools, increasing efficiency and keeping expenses low. With Ixia NPBs, you can easily modify your configuration and filters as needed without altering physical connections or conducting detailed research to ensure that your changes will not adversely affect other tools or impede network traffic. And for even greater convenience, you can quickly and efficiently update software and licensing through the same control panel. 


Visibility Intelligence

Stack up Ixia’s leading visibility intelligence features to optimize your traffic analysis and security tool performance. Used with a network packet broker, virtual or cloud platform, the extensive set of intelligent features allows you to modify, mold and transport traffic specific to tool needs. Each feature is executed with a purpose-built design to ensure you get the best performance whether in a physical data-center or in the cloud. To learn more, click on each stack.


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Robust filtering, aggregation, replication, and more - the Ixia gold standard baseline for visibility

  • Three Stages of Filtering (ingress, dynamic and egress)
  • Dynamic Filter Compiler
  • Source Port Labeling (VLAN Tagging & Untagging)
  • Aggregation & Replication
  • Load Balancing
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Intelligent packet filtering, manipulation and transport

  • Deduplication
  • Header (protocol) Stripping & Packet Trimming
  • Timestamping
  • Data Masking
  • Burst Protection (Deep Packet Buffering)

SecureStack capabilities are not available for this network packet broker or this platform at this time — visit the page to learn more.


Optimized handling for secure traffic

  • Active SSL
  • Passive SSL decryption
  • Threat insights
  • Data masking +

AppStack capabilities are not available for this network packet broker or this platform at this time — visit the page to learn more.


Context-aware, signature-based application layer filtering

  • Application identification
  • Geolocation & tagging
  • Optional RegEx filtering
  • IxFlow (NetFlow + metadata)
  • Packet capture
  • ATI subscription
  • Real-time dashboard



MobileStack capabilities are not available for this network packet broker or this platform at this time — visit the page to learn more.


Visibility intelligence tailored for the mobile carrier evolved packet core

  • GTP & SIP correlation
  • GTP & SIP load balancing
  • Subscriber filtering
  • Subscriber sampling
  • Subscriber whitelisting
  • Packet core filtering
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TradeStack capabilities are not available for this network packet broker or this platform at this time — visit the page to learn more.


Marked data feed monitoring

  • Gap detection
  • Feed and channel health
  • High-resolution traffic statistics
  • Microburst detection
  • Subscription for feed updates
  • Simplified feed management