ZPE Nodegrid Services Router

ZPE Nodegrid Services Router 

The ONLY x86 Open Framework Modular Services Router with Multiple Interfaces and Support for Guest OS and Network Function Virtualisation

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Nodegrid Services Router is a modular open platform appliance designed for software-defined networking (SDN), out of band (OOB) management, DevOps, SD-WAN, remote/branch offices, retail locations, and network function virtualization (NFV) capabilities. Nodegrid Services Router is optimized to perform various network functions including switching, routing, security, WAN acceleration, provide secure OOB remote access, run Docker and Kubernetes applications and control IT devices at the edge of the network, and within converged infrastructure (CI) environments.

Nodegrid Services Router has modular service cards for networking, OOB serial & USB, cellular, Wi-Fi, compute and storage. Nodegrid Services Router has the latest generation of networking switch silicon backplane for SDN, a variety of modular service cards, a multi-core Intel CPU for concurrent NFVs and Nodegrid 64-bit Linux OS – a combination that enables flexible interfaces, dependable non-blocking network capabilities, an ever-evolving open platform and lightning-fast response times. Future proof your investment as your business evolves.

  • 5 Multi-service card slots for Modular Expansion Cards
  • Onboard latest generation of network switch chip for non-blocking communication
  • Multi-core Intel CPU with Nodegrid 64-bit Linux OS
  • NFV technology such as virtual routers, firewalls, WAN accelerators from best-of-breed vendors
  • Embedded layer 2 switching, layer 3 routing, BGP, OSPF, RIP, QoS, MPLS, VPN, IPSEC
  • OOB Serial & USB console, OOB Management PDU & IPMI, Monitoring and Alerting
  • Zero-Touch Provisioning for easy configuration and automation over IPv4/IPv6
  • Cellular network failover with dual SIM and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Nodegrid Manager software for 360 view, natural search and clustering
  • Chassis: 2x SFP+, 2x GE, 2x USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Console, HDMI, Dual AC PSU, Dual hot-swappable fans


Nodegrid Services Router goes beyond the network switch by utilizing Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technology. Integrate Virtual Network Functions throughout your environment for unmatched network agility and scalability. Nodegrid Services Router’s modular cards allow you to scale your physical network exactly how you need it. Nodegrid Services Router’s modularity in combination with NFV capabilities mean you can rid your infrastructure of single purpose appliances and optimize the stack.

  • Modularity – x86 open platform appliance with SDN and NFV capabilities, a variety of interface cards
  • NFV – Virtual router, firewall, security, WAN accelerators from best-of-breed vendors
  • SD-WAN – Architecture that overcomes the traditional WAN drawbacks
  • SDN – Separation of control plane and data plane
  • Switching – Layer 2 switching, QoS, MPLS, client/server VPN, multi-sites IPSEC
  • Vendor-neutral OOB – Serial & USB consoles, IPMI, power management
  • DevOps – Automaton scripts via ZTP, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenFlow, RESTful, Puppet, Chef, Ansible
  • Routing – Layer 3 routing, BGP, OSPF, RIP Routing support
  • Failover – 4G/LTE cellular modem with dual SIM for failover/on-demand, Wi-Fi AP (hotspot or client)
  • Collaboration – Compute server module for virtualization and containers
  • Security – Fine Grain Security, Policy-based via AD/LDAP, Firewall – IP packet and security filtering
  • Auditing – Data logging (sessions), Environment monitoring, Event notification and Alarms
  • Management – Nodegrid Manager software for 360 view, natural search, clustering


Compatibility Chart 



Best Suited For

Banking, Financial and Insurance

Nuclear Power

Data Centre/Colocation/Hosting

Oil and Gas


Power Generation


Power/Gas Transmission & Distribution


Retail & Wholesale



Military, Defence, Aerospace & Missile




Hardware Specifications
CPU Intel x86_64 Multi-Core
Memory & Storage
8 GB of DDR4 DRAM, 32 GB mSATA SSD (Upgradeable)
Interfaces 2 SFP+ Ethernet
2 Gigabit Ethernet
1 Console on RJ45
1 USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
Warranty 2 Years
Software Specifications
Port Access Direct 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 Management Extensible 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 Protocols HTTPS, SSHv2; optional HTTP, Telnet and SSHv1
Device View Options Tree, Table, Geo Map, Node and WEB with NodeIQ™ search
Managed Power Devices Vendor Neutral PDU support
Managed IPMI Devices OpenBMC
Dell iDRAC
Redfish API
Supermicro/Quanta IPMI
Oracle ILOM
EMC/NetApp Storage IPMI
Security X.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 System Built-in 64-bit Linux
Infrastructure Specifications
Power Dual AC 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 90W typical
Physical Front-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)
Environmental Operation: 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.


Ordering Information

Nodegrid Services Router (Chassis)

SKU Description
NSR-TOP1-DAC NSR Chassis, Dual AC, Multi-Core Intel CPU, On-board Switch, 5 Slots support, 8GB DDR4, 32GB MSATA, Hot-Swappatble Fans
NSR-BASE-DAC NSR Chassis, Dual AC, Multi-Core Intel CPU, On-board Switch, 3 Slots support, 8GB DDR4, 32GB MSATA, Hot-Swappatble Fans
NSR-TOP1-SAC NSR Chassis, Single AC, Multi-Core Intel CPU, On-board Switch, 5 Slots support, 8GB DDR4, 32GB MSATA, Hot-Swappatble Fans
NSR-BASE-SAC NSR Chassis, Single AC, Multi-Core Intel CPU, On-board Switch, 3 Slots support, 8GB DDR4, 32GB MSATA, Hot-Swappatble Fans
NSR-TOP1-SAC-POE NSR Chassis, Single AC & POE, Multi-Core Intel CPU, On-board Switch, 5 Slots support, 8GB DDR4, 32GB MSATA, Hot-Swappatble Fans
NSR-BASE-SAC-POE NSR 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

SKU Description
NSR-16ETH-EXPN NSR 16-Port 1GbE – Ethernet Expansion Card
NSR-8ETH-POE-EXPN NSR 8-Port 1GbE Ethernet with POE+ Expansion Card
NSR-16SRL-EXPN NSR 16-Port RJ45 Serial Rolled Expansion Card
NSR-16USB-EXPN NSR 16-Port USB Type A Expansion Card
NSR-8SFP-EXPN NSR 8-Port 10GbE SFP Expansion Card
NSR-16SFP-EXPN NSR 16-Port 1GbE SFP Expansion Card
NSR-DISK-EXPN NSR Storage Expansion Card
NSR-COMP-EXPN NSR Compute 4-core, 8GB DDR4, 32GB SATA Expension Card
NSR-M2-EXPN NSR M.2 / Sata Expansion Card
NSR-FAN-OUT NSR Replacement Fan – Exhaust (air out)
NSR-FAN-IN NSR Replacement Fan – Intake (air in)
M2-WIFI M.2 Wi-Fi
M2-CELL M.2 Cellular – Dual SIM
M2-S064 M.2 SATA 64 GB
M2-S128 M.2 SATA 128 GB