High-Density Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) and Copper (RJ-45) Gigabit Ethernet (GE) connectivity for the Cisco 4400 Series Integrated Services Router (ISR).
Cisco SM-X-6X1G Gigabit Ethernet Service Module brings high density Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) and copper (RJ-45) Gigabit Ethernet (GE) connectivity to the Cisco 4400 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs). It accelerates applications such as Ethernet WAN access, inter-VLAN routing, and high-speed connectivity to LAN switches and servers and provides maximum flexibility.
The ports on the Cisco SM-X-6X1G Service Module work as routed Layer 3 ports. Layer 2 switching between local ports on the module or between ports on the module and other ports within the router system is not possible. The port terminates Layer 2 trunks from externally connected switches, and Layer 2 trunk and VLAN information is not switched onto other ports in the system. The host router routes all traffic entering the Cisco SM-X-6X1G.
Figure 1 shows the Cisco SM-X-6X1G Service Module faceplate.
Figure 1. Cisco SM-X-6X1G Service Module Faceplate
You can install service modules and network modules either before or after mounting the router. The Cisco SM-X-6X1G supports hard online insertion and removal (OIR). You can insert it into the router while the router is working.
Warning: To comply with the Telcordia GR-1089 Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) for electromagnetic compatibility and safety, connect the Gigabit Ethernet ports only to intra-building or unexposed wiring or cable. The intra-building cable must be shielded and the shield must be grounded at both ends. The intra-building port(s) of the equipment or subassembly must not be metallically connected to interfaces that connect to the outside plant (OSP) or its wiring. These interfaces are designed for use as intra-building interfaces only Type 2 or Type 4 ports as described in
Telcordia GR-1089-CORE and they require isolation from the exposed OSP cabling. The addition of primary protectors is not sufficient protection to connect these interfaces metallically to OSP wiring.
As previously mentioned, Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11S or later is required to operate the Cisco SM-X-6X1G.
For configuration instructions, refer to the "Configuring Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, or Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces" chapter of "Configuring LAN Interfaces". The guidelines in this chapter apply to all Cisco modular access routers.
For more configuration instructions and other related documents, refer to the "Related Documents and Links" section on page 6 of that document.
Note: Use the show diag command to check the hardware information of the Cisco SM-X-6X1G Module.
EN LED Indicators
The Cisco SM-X-6X1G Service Module has several EN LEDs located on the right side of the SFP ports. The LEDs indicate that the module has passed its self-test and is available to the router. Table 1 lists the EN LED colors and their meanings.
Table 1. EN LED Colors and Their Meanings
EN LED Colors and What They Indicate
Default is Off when module is powered on for the first time. It is persistent until changed by the host software.
The module is powered on and is functioning correctly.
The module has some failure.
The Cisco SM-X-6X1G Service Module increases the SFP port density in the Cisco 4451-X ISRs. The maximum number of Cisco SM-X-6X1G Modules supported on Cisco 4451-X ISRs is 2 per chassis. Cisco IOS
® XE Software Release 3.11S or later is required. Refer to the Software Advisor (available to registered customers only) to choose the appropriate software for your Cisco product.
Cisco Intelligent WAN
Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) solution enables customers to deploy new services faster regardless of transport model, whether it is a private WAN using a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) offering, a common Internet connection, or hybrid WAN access consisting of both models. The Cisco IWAN solution furthermore allows organizations to realize significant cost benefits from using the common Internet as the underlying WAN infrastructure. Using the Cisco Integrated Services Router with
Application Experience (ISR-AX) services, based on application, endpoint, and network conditions, you can dynamically route traffic over multiple WAN connections in order to deliver the best-quality experience.
Figure 2 demonstrates the use of the Cisco SM-X-6X1G as part of the Cisco IWAN solution. At the regional office, the Cisco SM-X-6X1G aggregates the sub-rate/gigabit WAN connections from different Internet service providers (ISPs). The remote branch-office routers connect to either one, or in some cases both, of those ISPs.
Figure 2. Cisco SM-X-6X1G Service Module as Part of Cisco IWAN Solution
Fiber and Copper Aggregation within Building and Intra-Campus
Figure 3 demonstrates the use of the Cisco SM-X-6X1G in a campus LAN environment with the mix of copper and fiber cabling options. The Cisco SM-X-6X1G provides great flexibility, eliminates the need for a separate switch, and increases network reliability. The combination of two Cisco SM-X-6X1G modules plus the 4 onboard ports can support up to 16 routed fiber ports in a single Cisco 4451-X chassis, adding superior scalability to intra-campus networking connections.
Figure 3. Cisco SM-X-6X1G Service Module for the Campus Network
Aggregation for Mobile Service Provider Picocell/Femtocell Network Deployment
Figure 4 demonstrates the use of the Cisco SM-X-6X1G in a typical mobile service provider's (MSP's) Picocell/Femtocell deployment. The Cisco SM-X-6X1G provides fiber aggregation to links from multiple intermediate distribution frames (IDFs), again eliminating the need for a separate switch and reducing the number of devices to provision and manage.
Figure 4. Cisco SM-X-6X1G Service Module for Aggregation in Picocell and Femtocell deployments
The Cisco SM-X-6X1G Gigabit Ethernet Service Module is based on the technology of the onboard Gigabit Ethernet and SFP ports on the Cisco 4400 Series Integrated Services Router (ISR). Feature support is therefore identical to that of the onboard ports.
• Single-wide service module, no slot restrictions
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.55 x 7.10 x 7.2 in. (3.9 x 18.0 x 18.3 cm)
• Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 4 0°C)
• Storage temperature: -38 to 150°F (-40 to 70°C)
• Relative humidity: 5 to 95% relative humidity
• Operating humidity: 5 to 85% relative humidity
References related to hardware installation, software configuration, and regulatory compliance information can be found using the following resources: