Guest

Cisco 7200 Series Routers

Cisco 7200VXR Series NPE-G2 Network Processing Engine

  • Viewing Options

  • PDF (60.9 KB)
  • Feedback
Product Bulletin No. 3226

Increasingly, business applications and services affect aggregation requirements and router-integrated services across the WAN and metropolitan-area network (MAN), at both, the branch office and headquarter.

Consequently, to continue to meet the increasing need for performance for router-integrated services at the branch office and headquarters and to maintain exceptional value and flexibility, Cisco Systems ® introduces the newest processor for the Cisco ® 7200VXR Series-the Cisco 7200VXR NPE-G2 Network Processing Engine (Figure 1). The Cisco NPE-G2 addresses the demand for performance and flexibility by further increasing its processing capacity and helping enable the latest Cisco IOS ® Software features. Table 1 lists its features.

Figure 1. Cisco 7200VXR Series NPE-G2

Table 1. Features of Cisco NPE-G2

Feature

Description

Performance of up to 2 Million Packets per Second (pps) in Cisco Express Forwarding Switching
• Doubles the performance compared to Cisco NPE-G1
• Dramatically increases the performance and scalability of the Cisco 7200VXR Series in WAN and MAN applications for both enterprises and service providers
Modularity
• Helps enable maximum investment protection through the ability to upgrade processors incrementally
Backward Compatibility with Existing Port Adapters (with a few exceptions)
• Provides investment protection through backward compatibility
Note: The following end-of-sale port adapters are not supported:
· Cisco Fibre Channel over IP Port Adapter (PA-FC-1G; this port adapter is end-of-sale status as of December 3, 2004)
· Cisco 1-Port OC-12, Dual-Width DPT Port Adapter (PA-SRP-OC12; this port adapter is end-of-sale status as of July 15, 2005)
· Cisco VPN Acceleration Module (SA-VAM; this service adapter is end-of-sale status as of April 28, 2006)
· Cisco VPN Acceleration Module 2 (SA-VAM2; this service adapter is end-of-sale status as of April 28, 2006)
Three Fixed Gigabit Ethernet Ports (10/100/1000-Mbps Copper or Small Form-Factor Pluggable Optics [SFP])
• Maximizes LAN connectivity and performance without taking up bandwidth points or midplane capacity
Built-in I/O Function (Compact Flash Memory, Console Port, Auxiliary Port, and Bootflash Memory)
• Reduces costs (Note: An I/O controller can still be used. The Cisco NPE-G2 is supported with the Cisco 7200VXR Series I/O controllers with the following part numbers: C7200-I/O, C7200-I/O-2FE, and C7200-I/O-GE+E.)
Support for Third Peripheral-Component-Interconnect (PCI) Bus to the I/O Controller Slot
• Frees the current I/O controller ports from bandwidth allocation, allowing two PCI buses to be dedicated to the port adapter slots
• Provides cost-effective way for a slot expansion by using port adapter jacket card
• Provides a dedicated slot for the high-performance VPN services adapter
Double the Speed of the PCI Bus on the I/O slot
• Dramatically increases the performance of Cisco 7200VXR Series VPN Services Adapter (VSA)
1 GB of DRAM Default Memory

Delivers the most amount of memory by default compared to existing Cisco 7200VXR Series network processing engines, offering the following benefits:

• Supports more routes and routing tables
• Supports more Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) virtual routing and forwarding instances (VRFs)
• Supports more sessions for broadband aggregation
• Helps enable higher scalability on features such as NetFlow, Network Address Translation (NAT), access control lists (ACLs), and more
• Offers post-first customer shipment (FCS) support for optional upgrade to 2 GB DRAM
Cisco IOS Software
• Supports a wide range of IP and non-IP network services, including quality of service (QoS), MPLS, broadband aggregation, integrated security, encryption, voice, and more
Dedicated Management for 10/100-Mbps Ethernet
• Reduces costs and protects port density of the chassis
Two USB Ports
• Provides a large, removable storage for files
• Stores security e-tokens for VPN applications
Digital Diagnostics on SFP Interfaces
• Provides a powerful tool that monitors many manageable parameters, including optical transmit and receive power, voltage and temperature measurement, and factory parameters
Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) on Copper Interfaces
• Provides an effective method of isolating fault at the remote end of the copper wire by monitoring reflected pulsed signals

NEW FEATURES

With the introduction of the Cisco NPE-G2, the following is offered (refer to Table 1 for details):

• Provides double the performance compared to the Cisco 7200VXR NPE-G1-up to 2 million pps in Cisco Express Forwarding

• Offers three 10/100/1000-Mbps copper Ethernet ports and optical ports that do not consume any bandwidth points

• Provides one dedicated 10/100-Mbps copper Ethernet port for management

• Provides two USB ports for general storage and security token storage

• Offers 1 GB of DRAM memory by default; post-FCS: Optional upgrade to 2 GB DRAM

• Eliminates the requirement for an I/O controller

• Extends the use of the available I/O slot for a single port adapter or a Cisco 7200VXR VPN Service Adapter (part number C7200-VSA) (when available)

• Offers greatly improved price/performance ratio

UPGRADE PATHS

The Cisco NPE-G2 is part of the Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP). Customers are encouraged to review their networking requirements and to use the TMP to upgrade from previous generations of Cisco 7200VXR Series network processing engines to the Cisco NPE-G2. Refer to http://www.cisco.com/go/TMP and contact your local Cisco account representative related to the TMP.

AVAILABILITY

The Cisco 7200VXR Series NPE-G2 is available and supported as of Cisco IOS Software Special Release 12.4(4)XD. The Cisco NPE-G2 will also be supported in Release 12.4T (as of fifth release of 12.4T) as well as-in the future-on Release 12.5 Mainline and Release 12.2SB.
The Cisco NPE-G2 is supported in the Cisco 7204VXR and Cisco 7206VXR chassis.

ORDERING INFORMATION

Table 2 gives ordering information for the Cisco NPE-G2.

Table 2. Ordering Information for Cisco NPE-G2

Part Number

Description

NPE-G2

Cisco NPE-G2, including 1-GB default DRAM and 256-MB default flash memory

NPE-G2=

Cisco NPE-G2, including 1-GB default DRAM and 256-MB default flash memory, spare

MEM-NPE-G2-1GB

One 1-GB memory module for the Cisco NPE-G2

MEM-NPE-G2-1GB=

One 1-GB memory module for the Cisco NPE-G2, spare

MEM-NPE-G2-FLD256

256-MB Compact Flash disk for the Cisco NPE-G2

MEM-NPE-G2-FLD256=

256-MB Compact Flash disk for the Cisco NPE-G2, spare

IO-CONTROLR-BLANK=

I/O controller slot blank, spare

MEMUSB-64FT

64-MB USB flash token for Cisco 1800, 2800, 3800, and 7200 series

MEMUSB-64FT=

64-MB USB flash token for Cisco 1800, 2800, 3800, and 7200 series, spare

MEMUSB-128FT

128-MB USB flash token for Cisco 1800, 2800, 3800, and 7200 series

MEMUSB-128FT=

128-MB USB flash token for Cisco 1800, 2800, 3800, and 7200 series, spare

MEMUSB-256FT

256-MB USB flash token for Cisco 1800, 2800, 3800, and 7200 series

MEMUSB-256FT=

256-MB USB flash token for Cisco 1800, 2800, 3800, and 7200 series, spare

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco NPE-G2, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/7200 or contact your local Cisco account representative.

MARKETING CONTACTS

Young Bae, ybae@cisco.com, +1(408) 853-3012
Text Box:  Corporate HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-4000	800 553-NETS (6387)Fax:	408 526-4100	European HeadquartersCisco Systems International BVHaarlerbergparkHaarlerbergweg 13-191101 CH AmsterdamThe Netherlandswww-europe.cisco.comTel:	31 0 20 357 1000Fax:	31 0 20 357 1100	Americas HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-7660Fax:	408 527-0883	Asia Pacific HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.168 Robinson Road#28-01 Capital TowerSingapore 068912www.cisco.comTel: +65 6317 7777Fax: +65 6317 7799Cisco Systems has more than 200 offices in the following countries and regions. Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed onthe Cisco Website at www.cisco.com/go/offices.Argentina · Australia · Austria · Belgium · Brazil · Bulgaria · Canada · Chile · China PRC · Colombia · Costa Rica · Croatia · Cyprus Czech Republic · Denmark · Dubai, UAE · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Hong Kong SAR · Hungary · India · Indonesia · Ireland · Israel Italy · Japan · Korea · Luxembourg · Malaysia · Mexico · The Netherlands · New Zealand · Norway · Peru · Philippines · Poland · Portugal Puerto Rico · Romania · Russia · Saudi Arabia · Scotland · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · South Africa · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Taiwan Thailand · Turkey · Ukraine · United Kingdom · United States · Venezuela · Vietnam · ZimbabweCopyright  2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. CCSP, CCVP, the Cisco Square Bridge logo, Follow Me Browsing, and StackWise are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn, and iQuick Study are service marks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Access Registrar, Aironet, BPX, Catalyst, CCDA, CCDP, CCIE, CCIP, CCNA, CCNP, Cisco, the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert logo, Cisco IOS, Cisco Press, Cisco Systems, Cisco Systems Capital, the Cisco Systems logo, Cisco Unity, Enterprise/Solver, EtherChannel, EtherFast, EtherSwitch, Fast Step, FormShare, GigaDrive, GigaStack, HomeLink, Internet Quotient, IOS, IP/TV, iQ Expertise, the iQ logo, iQ Net Readiness Scorecard, LightStream, Linksys, MeetingPlace, MGX, the Networkers logo, Networking Academy, Network Registrar, Packet, PIX, Post-Routing, Pre-Routing, ProConnect, RateMUX, ScriptShare, SlideCast, SMARTnet, The Fastest Way to Increase Your Internet Quotient, and TransPath are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Website are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0601R)Printed in the USA	C25-341485-00   03/06 Text Box:  Corporate HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-4000	800 553-NETS (6387)Fax:	408 526-4100	European HeadquartersCisco Systems International BVHaarlerbergparkHaarlerbergweg 13-191101 CH AmsterdamThe Netherlandswww-europe.cisco.comTel:	31 0 20 357 1000Fax:	31 0 20 357 1100	Americas HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-7660Fax:	408 527-0883	Asia Pacific HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.168 Robinson Road#28-01 Capital TowerSingapore 068912www.cisco.comTel: +65 6317 7777Fax: +65 6317 7799Cisco Systems has more than 200 offices in the following countries and regions. Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed onthe Cisco Website at www.cisco.com/go/offices.Argentina · Australia · Austria · Belgium · Brazil · Bulgaria · Canada · Chile · China PRC · Colombia · Costa Rica · Croatia · Cyprus Czech Republic · Denmark · Dubai, UAE · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Hong Kong SAR · Hungary · India · Indonesia · Ireland · Israel Italy · Japan · Korea · Luxembourg · Malaysia · Mexico · The Netherlands · New Zealand · Norway · Peru · Philippines · Poland · Portugal Puerto Rico · Romania · Russia · Saudi Arabia · Scotland · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · South Africa · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Taiwan Thailand · Turkey · Ukraine · United Kingdom · United States · Venezuela · Vietnam · ZimbabweCopyright  2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. CCSP, CCVP, the Cisco Square Bridge logo, Follow Me Browsing, and StackWise are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn, and iQuick Study are service marks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Access Registrar, Aironet, BPX, Catalyst, CCDA, CCDP, CCIE, CCIP, CCNA, CCNP, Cisco, the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert logo, Cisco IOS, Cisco Press, Cisco Systems, Cisco Systems Capital, the Cisco Systems logo, Cisco Unity, Enterprise/Solver, EtherChannel, EtherFast, EtherSwitch, Fast Step, FormShare, GigaDrive, GigaStack, HomeLink, Internet Quotient, IOS, IP/TV, iQ Expertise, the iQ logo, iQ Net Readiness Scorecard, LightStream, Linksys, MeetingPlace, MGX, the Networkers logo, Networking Academy, Network Registrar, Packet, PIX, Post-Routing, Pre-Routing, ProConnect, RateMUX, ScriptShare, SlideCast, SMARTnet, The Fastest Way to Increase Your Internet Quotient, and TransPath are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Website are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0601R)Printed in the USA	C25-341485-00   03/06