Port Configurations

VLANs

MSK-IX operates an Ethernet network supporting VLAN tagging in accordance with IEEE 802.1Q standard. In each location (city of presence), the following types of VLANs are supported:

  • Common (peering) VLAN is used for establishing peering sessions between participants via a Route Server or on bilateral basis. A most common service for new participants.
  • Private VLAN (Layer 2 VPN) is used for isolating traffic between ports allocated to one or more participants.
  • Multicast VLAN is used for data transmission via multicast protocols.
  • Quarantine VLAN is used for testing and configuration debugging purposes when connecting to MSK-IX.

Ports

MSK-IX supports the following port configurations:

  • Untagged port. Default configuration for accessing one VLAN via one physical interface.
  • Trunk port. Access to multiple VLANs via one physical interface.
  • Q-in-Q tunneling. Allows a Layer 2 Ethernet connection between two customer interfaces on MSK-IX network by encapsulating one 802.1Q trunk inside another.
  • LACP Etherchannel. Allows multiple physical interfaces to combine into one logical channel.
Restrictions:
  1. Trunk ports in Moscow and in St. Petersburg can only be used to simultaneously access Common (peering) VLANs in the two cities with the MIX service.
  2. Q-in-Q is only allowed on untagged ports configured into private VLANs.

Interfaces

MSK-IX supports the following types of interfaces:

  1 Gbps 1 Gbps 1 Gbps 10 Gbps 10 Gbps 100 Gbps
Connector RJ-45 LC/UPC LC/UPC LC/UPC LC/UPC LC/UPC
Interface 1000 Base-T 1000 Base-LX 1000 BASE-BX (W35/W53)
Single strand
10G BASE-LR 10G BASE-LR (W37/W73)
Single strand
100G BASE-LR4
Cable copper, UTP5e/UTP6, < 100 m SM optics, < 20 km SM optics, < 20 km SM optics, < 10 km SM optics, < 20 km SM optics, < 10 km
Customer-side switch port switch port,
optical module
switch port,
optical module
switch port,
optical module
switch port,
optical module
switch port,
optical module
Wavelengths, Tx/Rx, nm -- 1310/1310 1310/1550
1550/1310
1310/1310 1270/1330
1330/1270
1310/1310

Please note:
  1. If you wish to use interfaces other that listed above, please consult with MSK-IX technical representatives.
  2. Сustomer equipment connected to MSK-IX must have FAC certification in Russian Federation.