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Xena Product Names

Meet Valkyrie & Vulcan, Odin, Thor and Loki.

Xena recently changed the names of its hardware and software solutions. The Layer 2-3 products are now called Valkyrie, and the Layer 4-7 are known as Vulcan.
Below you can see an overview of the new names, plus read the framework for Xena’s new naming protocol.

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VALKYRIE LAYER 2-3 - CHASSIS
Old name New name Comments
XenaBay ValkyrieBay  
XenaCompact ValkyrieCompact  
     
VALKYRIE LAYER 2-3 - TEST MODULES
M6SFP Odin-1G-3S-6P  
M6SFP-E Odin-1G-3S-6P-E  
M2SFPT Odin-1G-2S-2P-T Available on request
M2SFP+4SFP Odin-10G-2S-2P-Combi Only available in ValkyrieCompact
M2SFP+ Odin-10G-1S-2P  
M2SFP+T Odin-10G-1S-2P-T Available on request
M6SFP+ Odin-10G-1S-6P  
M2XFP Odin-10G-1S-2P-X* End of life
M6RJ45 Odin-5G-4S-6P-CU  
M2RJ45+* Odin-10G-3S-2P-CU* End of life
M6RJ45+ Odin-10G-3S-6P-CU  
M6RJ45N Odin-10G-5S-6P-CU  
M12QSFP10 Odin-10G-1S-12P  
M6SFP28 Loki-25G-2S-6P  
M2QSFP+ Odin-40G-2S-2P  
M2CFP40* Odin-40G-2S-2P-B* End of life
M1CFP100* Odin-100G-3S-1P* End of life
M1QSFP28CXP Loki-100G-3S-1P  
M1CFP4QSFP28CXP Loki-100G-3S-1P-B  
M1QSFP28SFP28 Loki-100G-5S-1P  
M1QSFPDDQSFP56-VII Thor-400G-7S-1P  
     
VALKYRIE LAYER 2-3 - SOFTWARE
XenaManager-2G ValkyrieManager  
Xena2544 Valkyrie2544  
Xena2889 Valkyrie2889  
Xena1564 Valkyrie1564  
Xena3918 Valkyrie3918  
Xena TimeSynch ValkyrieTimeSynch  
XenaScripting ValkyrieCLI  
     
VULCAN LAYER 4-7 - CHASSIS
XenaScale VulcanBay  
XenaAppliance   End of life
  VulcanCompact pending release
VULCAN LAYER 4-7 - SOFTWARE
XenaConnect VulcanManager  
XenaAppMix VulcanAppMix  

EXPLANATION

Previously we focused on form factor and interfaces – now we decided to use:

(Group Name) – Top test speed (G) – number of speeds (S) – number of ports (P)

Odin, Loki and Thor were chosen as distinctive 4-letter group names from mythology to represent the SerDes form used for each test module:

Odin is for 1GE & 10GE test modules that use 1GE SerDes
Loki is for 40 & 100GE test modules that use 10 & 25GE SerDes
Thor is for the newest 100, 200 and 400GE test modules that use 56GE PAM4 SerDes

For example:

The entry level M6SFP uses 1GE SerDes – so it part of the Odin family. It can test two speeds – 1GE and 100/1000Mb – so 2S. And it has 6 ports (6P). The result is the new name: Odin-1G-2S-6P.