Something we have been playing with at STH has been the MikroTik RB5009UPr+S+IN. This is a low-power RouterOS router from MikroTik. As a low-power platform and something that is also very easy to install since the OS is loaded, we figured this might be something fun for Easter that our readers would be interested in seeing.
MikroTik RB5009UPr+S+IN Hardware Overview
Note, we have a quick 1-minute short video for this one as well:
Here is the “business end” of the switch. There is a single SFP+ 10GbE port. There are then eight RJ45 ports. Seven of these RJ45 ports are 1GbE, but there is one 2.5GbE port.
There is also a USB port. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the unit is the power situation. One can power the switch via a barrel jack power input. One can power it via a DC terminal on the side. Or all eight RJ45 ports have PoE-In capabilities. Getting redundant power on this unit should be very easy.
On the sides of the unit, we have mostly space for mounting.
The unit itself is passively cooled making this a low-noise or no-noise option.
Here is the bottom of the unit. We can see there are only a few screws to get inside.
Here is inside the router. We can see RB5009 on the main PCB.
As an extra photo, we had one of the DC terminal block here.
This is another one of MikroTik’s Marvell-powered units. There is a Marvell 88F7040 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 1GB of storage, and a Marvell 88E6393 switch chip.
Next, let us get to the block diagram to see how this all works.