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High-density, highly available aggregation and intelligent distributed network services at the edge for service providers and enterprises.

Figure 1. Cisco 7500 Series Router

The Cisco ® 7500 Series router is the premier Cisco distributed services, multiprotocol platform, now with twice the performance and enhanced high-availability (HA) features. The Cisco 7500 Series combines proven Cisco software technology with exceptional reliability, availability, serviceability, and performance features to meet the requirements of today's most mission-critical networks. The Cisco 7500 Series router provides service provider and enterprise networks with the flexibility they need to meet the constantly changing requirements of their networks. The three models of the Cisco 7500 Series allow users to choose the exact configuration needed to optimize installations and network designs for cost and functionality.

KEY FEATURES

High-performance distributed switching - This feature delivers high performance for mission-critical applications by supporting high-speed media and high-density configurations. Using the processing capabilities of the Versatile Interface Processors (VIP) and distributed Cisco Express Forwarding (dCEF), the Cisco 7500 Series router system capacity can exceed two million packets per second (pps).

Full support for Cisco IOS® Software and enhancements for high-performance, feature-rich IP network services - The Cisco 7500 Series router performs network services such as quality of service (QoS) at high speed. VIP technology extends the performance of these features through distributed IP services.

High port density and unmatched interface flexibility - The Cisco 7500 Series router provides high port density and an extensive range of LAN and WAN interfaces (port adapters). These features dramatically reduce the cost per port and allow for a flexible configuration.

High availability - Enhanced features and capabilities include redundant route processors and power supplies, software fault isolation, and failover capabilities.

Table 1. Feature and Benefits Overview

Features

Benefits

Chart_subhead Style Sheetc

Scales the performance linearly with a number of VIPs

Doubled switching and forwarding performance

Provides high-performance switching up to 2.2 Mpps

LAN/WAN interfaces

Lowers cost of ownership by consolidating interfaces in one platform

Most complete port adapter family

Increases customer's flexibility for various media access

Common port adapters with Cisco 7200 Router, Cisco 7400 Router, and FlexWAN

Protects customer's investment

High port density (two port adapters per VIP)

Reduces the cost per port and allows flexible configuration

Enhanced high-availability features

Reduces customer's downtime and increases customer loyalty

Advanced IP network services

Brings customer new revenue stream by value-added services

Broad customer base

Provides market-proven performance, stability, reliability, and serviceability

APPLICATIONS

• Content networking-Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR) and QoS services, such as Distributed Weighted Random Early Detection (dWRED), Distributed Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (dCBWFQ), and distributed traffic shaping (dTS)

• Multiservice-Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP) header compression, Multilink PPP (MLPPP) with link fragmentation and interleaving (LFI), Frame Relay Forum (FRF) 11 and 12 support for optimal digital voice transmission

• DS0 to DS1, DS3 and STM-1 WAN aggregation

• IBM mainframe connectivity

Table 2. Maximum Physical Ports/Slots

 

Cisco 7505

Cisco 7507

Cisco 7513

Configurable interface slots

4

5

11

Ethernet (10BASE-T) ports

64

80

176

Ethernet (10BASE-FL) ports

40

50

110

Fast Ethernet (TX) ports

16

20

44

Fast Ethernet (FX) ports

16

20

44

Gigabit Ethernet ports

1

2

2

FDDI (FDX, HDX) ports

8

10

22

ATM ports

8

10

22

Packet over SONET OC3

8

10

22

Token Ring (FDX, HDX) ports

32

40

88

Synchronous serial ports

64

80

176

ISDN PRI, multichannel T1/E1 ports

64

80

176

Multichannel T3 ports

16

20

44

HSSI ports

8

10

22

IBM channel interface ports

8

10

22

Table 3. Chassis, Route Switch Processors (RSPs), and VIPs

Feature

Cisco 7505

Cisco 7507

Cisco 7513

Chassis/rack

5

3

2

IP/VIP slots

4

5

11

Bandwidth

1 Gbps

2 Gbps

2 Gbps

Maximum RSPs

1

2

2

Maximum power supplies

1

2

2

Table 4. Route Switch Processor (RSP) Specifications

Product

Cisco Express Forwarding Switching (pps)

Packet Memory (SRAM)

Program Memory (DRAM)

Boot Flash

PCMCIA Flash Card

Flash Disk Support

Support for Error Correction Code (ECC)

RSP16

530k

8 MB

128 MB (default)

256 MB

512 MB

1 GB (post FCS)

16 MB

N/A

48 MB (default)

64 MB

128 MB

Yes

RSP8

470+ k

8 MB

64 MB (default)

128 MB

256 MB

16 MB

16 MB

20 MB (default)

32 MB

48 MB

64 MB

128 MB

Yes

RSP4+

345k

2 MB

64 MB (default)

128 MB

256 MB

8 MB

16 MB (default)

20 MB

32 MB

64 MB

128 MB

Yes

RSP4

345k

2 MB

64 MB (default)

128 MB

256 MB

8 MB

16 MB (default)

32 MB

20 MB

No

No

RSP2

220k

2 MB

32 MB (default)

64 MB

128 MB

8 MB

16 MB (default)

20 MB

32 MB

No

No

Table 5. Versatile Interface Processor (VIP) Specifications

Product

Packet Forwarding (pps)

Bandwidth

Packet Memory

Program Memory

VIP6-80

140,000 to 220,000

750+ MB

64 MB (default)

64 MB (default)

128 MB

256 MB

VIP4-80

140,000 to 220,000

750+ MB

64 MB (default)

64 MB (default)

128 MB

256 MB

VIP4-50

90,000 to 140,000

750+ MB

64 MB (default)

64 MB (default)

128 MB

256 MB

VIP2-50

90,000 to 140,000

400 MB

4 MB (default)

8 MB

32 MB (default)

64 MB

128 MB

VIP2-40

60,000 to 95,000

400 MB

2 MB (default)

32 MB (default)

64 MB

*Values in bold are options
With support for up to two port adapters, the VIP supports the following:

High port density - Provides a high level of network consolidation; reduces overall inventory, logistics, and maintenance costs.

Mixed media - Allows users to obtain better utilization of the slots available in the Cisco 7500. Mixed-media boards (for example, Fast Ethernet and serial) enable users to tailor the VIPs to specific media and density requirements.

Packet memory - Each VIP ships with onboard packet memory, augmenting the total available system memory. This is particularly useful for applications where a large amount of buffering is required, such as in the presence of bursty traffic conditions, long round-trip propagation delays, or where there might be many high-bandwidth media vying for access to a smaller number of slower media.

Offload processing - By operating a subset of the Cisco IOS Software, a VIP in a Cisco 7500 can offload some of the interface-specific functions that run in the central processor. This feature increases overall system performance.

Distributed switching - Routing information is distributed from the RSP in the Cisco 7500 to one or more interfaces, enabling the VIP to make its own multilayer switching decisions. This feature enables an architecture that can gracefully scale to meet increasingly higher levels of system performance.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Interfaces

The Cisco 7500 Series offers scalable density with a wide range of interfaces. These interfaces include:

• Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet

• Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI), Token Ring

• ISDN Primary Rate Interface (PRI)

• High-Speed Serial Interface (HSSI)

• Packet over T3/E3

• Multichannel T1/E1/T3

• ATM

• Packet over SONET (POS)

• Spatial Reuse Protocol (SRP) [also known as Dynamic Packet Transport (DPT)]

• IBM

• Voice

High-Availability Features

High System Availability - The RSP supports the HSA feature, which allows two RSPs to be used simultaneously with the HSA feature enabled and configured. With the HSA feature, one RSP operates as the active processor and the other RSP operates as the standby processor, which takes over and reboots the system if the active RSP fails. In addition, the Cisco 7500 supports redundancy of power supplies.

Cisco 7500 Single Line Card Reload - The Single Line Card Reload (SLCR) feature isolates a fault in one VIP from the rest of the system. It allows the system to reload only the line card that has failed, without affecting the work of the other line cards. This feature dramatically reduces total outage time and impact.

Cisco 7500 Route Processor Redundancy+ - The RPR+ feature is an enhancement to the RPR feature. RPR+ further accelerates RSP switchover (down to only 30-40 seconds) compared to RPR. Also, it keeps the line cards from being reset and reloaded when an RSP switchover occurs.

Cisco 7500 Fast Software Upgrade - The Fast Software Upgrade (FSU) feature reduces planned downtime; this feature is based on the same mechanism as RPR. It allows users to configure the system to switch over to a standby RSP, which is preloaded with a different image from that running on the active RSP.

Cisco 7500 stateful switchover - This feature, which is based on RPR+, allows the active RSP to pass the necessary state information of key routing and interface protocols to the standby RSP upon switchover, thereby reducing the time for the standby RSP to learn and converge routes.

Cisco 7500 Non-stop forwarding - Also based on RPR+, Non-Stop Forwarding allows routers with redundant RSPs to continue forwarding data to the standby RSP during a switchover. This feature uses the Forwarding Information Base (FIB) that was current at the time of the switchover. Once the routing protocols have converged, the FIB table is updated and stale route entries are deleted. This feature eliminates downtime during the switchover.

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Table 6. Environmental Conditions

 

Cisco 7505

Cisco 7507

Cisco 7513

Operating temperature

32° to 104°F

(0° to 40°C)

32° to 104°F

(0° to 40°C)

32° to 104°F

(0° to 40°C)

Storage temperature

-4° to 149°F

(-20° to 65°C)

-4° to 149°F

(-20° to 65°C)

-4° to 149°F

(-20° to 65°C)

Operating humidity

10 to 90% (noncondensing)

10 to 90% (noncondensing)

10 to 90% (noncondensing)

Table 7. Physical Specifications

 

Cisco 7505

Cisco 7507

Cisco 7513

Height

10.5 in (26.67 cm)

19.3 in. (48.9 cm)

33.75 in. (85.73 cm)

Width

17.5 in. (44.45 cm)

17.5 in. (44.6 cm)

17.5 in. (44.45 cm)

Depth

17.0 in (43.18 cm)

25.1 in. (63.8 cm)

22.0 in. (55.88 cm)

Weight (max)

70 lb (31.75 kg)

145 lb (65.90 kg)

160 lb (72.58 kg)

Weight (installation/minimum)

46 lb (20.87 kg)

76 lb (34.60 kg)

62 lb (28.13 kg)

Table 8. Power

Cisco 7505

Cisco 7507

Cisco 7513

Input VA Output watts Output watts

780 max

600 max

540 typical

945 max

700 max

650 typical

1600 max

1200 max

1050 typical

Heat dissipation

780W (2661 Btus/hr)

945W (3224 Btus/hr)

1600W (5461 Btus/hr)

AC input voltage

100 to 240 VAC

100 to 240 VAC

100 to 240 VAC

Frequency

50-60 Hz

50-60 Hz

50-60 Hz

AC input current

9A max @ 100 VAC

4A max @ 240 VAC

12A max @ 100 VAC

6A max @ 240 VAC

16A max @ 100 VAC

7A max @ 240 VAC

DC input voltage

-48 to -60 VDC

-48 to -60 VDC

-48 to -60 VDC

DC input current

20A max @ -48 VDC

16A max @ -60 VDC

 

35A max @ -48 VDC

28A max @ -60 VDC

Protocols

The Cisco 7500 Series supports the following standard Internet protocols:

Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols - ARP, IPCP, IP forwarding, IP host, IP multicast, PPP-over-ATM, TCP, Telnet, TFTP, UDP, HDLC, frame relay, IPX, AppleTalk, DecNet, transparent bridging, VLAN, MPLS, and IPv6

Layer 3 routing protocols - EIGRP, IGRP, IS-IS, OSPF, BGP, PIM, and RIP

Network management and security - AAA, CHAP, FTP, RADIUS, SNMP, PAP, and TACACS

• RFC 1483: Multiprotocol Encapsulation over ATM AAL 5

• RFC 1577: Classical IP and ARP over ATM AAL 5

Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) - Determines the destination MAC address of a host using its known IP address

BOOTP - Uses connectionless transport layer User Datagram Protocol (UDP); allows the switch (BOOTP client) to get its IP address from a BOOTP server

Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) - Allows hosts to send error or control messages to other hosts; is a required part of IP; for example, the ping command uses ICMP echo requests to test if a destination is alive and reachable

IP or IP over ATM - Suite used to send IP datagram packets between nodes on the Internet

TCP - A reliable, full-duplex, connection-oriented end-to-end transport protocol running on top of IP; for example, the Telnet protocol uses the TCP/IP protocol suite

Packet Internet groper (ping) - Tests the accessibility of a remote site by sending it an ICMP echo request and waiting for a reply

Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) - Downloads network software updates and configuration files (Flashcode) to workgroup switch products

Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP) - Determines an IP address knowing only a MAC address; for example, BOOTP and RARP broadcast requests are used to get IP addresses from a BOOTP or RARPD server

Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) - A version of IP that runs over serial links, allowing IP communications over the administrative interface

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) - Provides host-to-network and switch-to-switch connections over synchronous and asynchronous circuits

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) - Agents that process requests for network management stations and report exception conditions when they occur; requires access to information stored in a MIB

Telnet - A terminal emulation protocol that allows remote access to the administrative interface of a switch over the network (in-band)

User Datagram Protocol (UDP) - Enables an application (such as an SNMP agent) on one system to send a datagram to an application (a network management station using SNMP) on another system; uses IP to deliver datagrams; TFTP uses UDP/IP protocol suites

Dynamic Host Connection Protocol (DHCP) - Lets a host automatically obtain their IP address, subnet mask, and default route from a pre-configured DHCP server on the network

PRODUCT REGULATORY APPROVALS AND COMPLIANCE

The Cisco 7500 Series router conforms to a number of different safety, EMI, immunity, and network homologation standards. Details of the regulatory specifications are available at: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/core/cis7505/4194pc75.htm

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

The minimum supported Cisco IOS Software release(s) by train for all Cisco 7500 Series router products can be found by using the Hardware/Software Compatibility Matrix available at: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/front.x/Support/HWSWmatrix/hwswmatrix.cgi
Please visit: http://www.cisco.com/public/ordering_info.shtml to place an order.

Product Part Numbers

Table 9. Cisco 7500 Series Router Port Adapters, Interface Processors, and Service Adapters

Part Number

Description

LAN Port Adapters

PA-4E

Four-port Ethernet 10BASE-T port adapter

PA-8E

Eight-port Ethernet 10BASE-T port adapter

PA-FE-FX

One-port Fast Ethernet 100BASE-FX port adapter

PA-FE-TX

One-port Fast Ethernet 100BASE-TX port adapter

PA-2FE-TX

Two-port Fast Ethernet 100BASE-FX port adapter

PA-2FE-FX

Two-port Fast Ethernet 100BASE-TX port adapter

PA-5EFL

Five-port Ethernet 10BASE-FL port adapter

PA-4R-DTR

Four-port dedicated Token Ring, 4/16 Mbps, HDX/FDX port adapter

PA-F/FD-MM

One-port FDDI full-duplex multimode port adapter

PA-F/FD-SM

One-port FDDI full-duplex single-mode port adapter

Serial Port Adapters

PA-4T+

Four-port serial port adapter, enhanced

PA-8T-V35

Eight-port serial, V.35 port adapter

PA-8T-232

Eight-port serial, 232 port adapter

PA-8T-X21

Eight-port serial, X.21 port adapter

PA-4E1G/75

Four-port E1 G.703 serial port adapter (75ohm/unbalanced)

PA-4E1G/120

Four-port E1 G.703 serial port adapter (120ohm/balanced)

PA-T3

One-port T3 serial port adapter with T3 DSUs

PA-T3+

One-port T3 serial port adapter enhanced

PA-2T3

Two-port T3 serial port adapter with T3 DSUs

PA-2T3+

Two-port T3 serial port adapter enhanced

PA-E3

One-port E3 serial port adapter with E3 DSU

PA-2E3

Two-port E3 serial port adapter with E3 DSUs

HSSI Port Adapters

PA-H

One-port HSSI port adapter

PA-2H

Two-port HSSI port adapter

Multichannel and ISDN Port Adapters

PA-MC-2T1

Two-port multichannel T1 port adapter with integrated CSU/DSUs

PA-MC-4T1

Four-port multichannel T1 port adapter with integrated CSU/DSUs

PA-MC-8T1

Eight-port multichannel T1 port adapter with integrated CSU/DSUs

PA-MC-2E1/120

Two-port multichannel E1 port adapter with G.703 120ohm interface

PA-MC-8E1/120

Eight-port multichannel E1 port adapter with G.703 120ohm interface

PA-MC-8TE1+

Eight-port multichannel T1/E1 8PRI port adapter

PA-MC-STM-1SMI

One-port multichannel STM-1 single-mode port adapter

PA-MC-STM-1MM

One-port multichannel STM-1 multimode port adapter

PA-MC-T3

One-port multichannel T3 port adapter

PA-MC-2T3+

Two-port multichannel T3 port adapter, enhanced

PA-MC-E3

One-port multichannel E3 port adapter

ATM Port Adapters

PA-A3-8E1IMA

Eight-port ATM inverse multiplexer E1 (120 ohm) port adapter

PA-A3-8T1IMA

Eight-port ATM inverse multiplexer T1 port adapter

PA-A3-E3

One-port ATM enhanced E3 port adapter

PA-A3-T3

One-port ATM enhanced DS3 port adapter

PA-A3-OC3MM

One-port ATM enhanced OC-3c/STM1 multimode port adapter

PA-A3-OC3SMI

One-port ATM enhanced OC-3c/STM1 single-mode (IR) port adapter

PA-A3-OC3SML

One-port ATM enhanced OC-3c/STM1 single-mode (LR) port adapter

PA-A3-OC12MM

One-port ATM enhanced OC12/STM4 multimode

PA-A3-OC12SMI

One-port ATM enhanced OC12/STM4 single-mode intermediate reach

SONET Port Adapters

PA-POS-OC3MM

One-port Packet/SONET OC-3c/STM1 multimode port adapter

PA-POS-OC3SMI

One-port Packet/SONET OC-3c/STM1 single-mode (IR) port adapter

PA-POS-OC3SML

One-port Packet/SONET OC-3c/STM1 single-mode (LR) port adapter

Digital Voice Trunk Port Adapters

PA-VXB-2TE1+

Two-port T1/E1 moderate capacity enhanced voice port adapter

PA-VXC-2TE1+

Two-port T1/E1 high-capacity enhanced voice port adapter

PA-VXA-1TE1-30+

One-port T1/E1 Digital Voice Port Adapter with 30 channels

PA-VXA-1TE1-24+

One-port T1/E1 Digital Voice Port Adapter with 24 channels

DPT Interface Processors

SRPIP-OC12MM

Dynamic Packet Transport Interface Processor, multimode

SRPIP-OC12SMI

Dynamic Packet Transport Interface Processor, single-mode, intermediate reach

SRPIP-OC12SML

Dynamic Packet Transport Interface Processor, single-mode, long reach

SRPIP-OC12SMX

Dynamic Packet Transport Interface Processor, single-mode, extended reach

GEIP Interface Processor

GEIP

Gigabit Ethernet Interface Processor

GEIP+

Gigabit Ethernet Interface Processor, enhanced

Service Adapter

SA-ENCRYPT

Encryption Service Adapter

IBM Interface Processors

CX-CIP2-ECA1

Channel IP2 with single ESCON channel interface

CX-CIP2-ECA2

Channel IP2 with dual ESCON channel interface

Migration Program

A Technology Migration Plan has been established for this product.
The Technology Migration Plan is an innovative, industry first, sales program that allows customers to trade in Cisco products to receive a trade-in credit towards the purchase of any new Cisco product. The program underscores Cisco's commitment to its customers for end-to-end product solutions and emphasizes Cisco's commitment to provide effective migration options in the face of ever-changing network requirements.
More specifics about this program are available at: http://www.cisco.com/offer/tic/TMP_PA.html

SERVICE AND SUPPORT

Cisco Systems ® offers a wide range of service and support options for its customers. More information on Cisco service and support programs and benefits is available at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/support/