Cisco 7600 Series Ethernet Services Plus XT 20 G and 40 G Line Cards for Carrier Ethernet
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Updated:Jul 12, 2009
® 7600 Series Ethernet Services Plus Extended Transport (ES Plus XT) line cards allow service prioritization for voice, video, data, and wireless mobility services and can connect to LAN, WAN, and Optical Transport Network Physical Layer (OTN PHY) interfaces. Service providers and enterprises benefit from the efficiency gains in power consumption, improved economics from higher density, as well as advanced Carrier Ethernet features, which can be transported using G.709 and Forward Error Correction (FEC) across dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) networks, enabling optical links to span greater distances.
The ES Plus XT cards use an architecture first developed for the Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus card family, with programmable interface processors that protect network investments and reduce total cost of ownership. The extensible design maximizes connectivity options and offers superior service intelligence through programmable interface processors operating at line rate. This data sheet contains the specifications for the Cisco 7600 ES+ Series line cards as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus XT line cards: 4-Port 10 GE and 2-Port 10 GE
Designed for interface flexibility and IP-over-DWDM integration in Carrier Ethernet, IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) provider edge, and WAN/MAN applications, the Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus XT line cards support up to 40 Gbps of bandwidth with four ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, or 20 Gbps with two ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The cards feature hierarchical quality of service (QoS), locally significant VLANs, and up to 16,000 VLAN IDs per line card for rich services at scale. The cards provide the unique ability to combine both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services on the same line card. The combination of native Ethernet Layer 2 switching, bridging, Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS), Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS), and Layer 3 IP/MPLS routing distinguishes this line card among other products on the market, particularly in Carrier Ethernet applications.
Additionally, the line cards have integrated G.709 Generic Forward Error Correction (available with the purchase of the 76-ES+OTN/G.709 license) to span regional distances with integration directly into OTN devices such as the Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) or core routers such as the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System. The ability to span even greater distances between Cisco 7600 Series Routers is supported with Enhanced Forward Error Correction (EFEC) in the ES Plus XT cards (back-to-back ES Plus XT connections). Operations, administration, and maintenance (OA&M) capabilities are supported in both OTN and WAN PHY interface controller modes, providing insight into link quality and data transmission health.
The ES Plus line cards also include synchronization circuitry enabling them to provide standards-based functions for delivering and deriving transport-class network timing, enabling support of network-synchronized services and applications such as mobile backhaul and time-division multiplexing (TDM) migration.
Recognizing that real-time media dominate next-generation services, Cisco has integrated video monitoring technology into the ES Plus line cards. This multimedia technology enables real-time monitoring and statistics collection for video flows, enabling proactive maintenance and management of today's media-rich services - without the use of additional service modules or external probes. To see a video demonstration of inline video monitoring from Cisco in action, visit
The innovative architecture of these industry-leading, premium Ethernet services line cards is designed to deliver cost-effective high-touch features, combining both application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and network processor technology for optimal performance and flexibility. The Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus XT line cards provide distributed forwarding with proven ASIC technology in the forwarding path (routing, switching, NetFlow, access control lists [ACLs]), and queuing and shaping functions to optimize the performance of these foundational features. Additionally, four (for the ES Plus XT 40G line cards) or two (for the ES Plus XT 20G line cards) programmable network processors are included in the forwarding plane to facilitate flexibility and feature growth. This ideal technology combination provides customers with the necessary flexibility for future service deployments and allows them to scale the system capacity as required.
Key Features and Benefits
Table 1. Key Features and Benefits of the Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus XT line cards
Table 9. ES Plus Line Card XFP and SFP Modules Supported
Part Number for ES Plus line cards 10-Gbps Small Form-Factor Pluggable (XFP)
Single mode (SM)
49.7 miles (80 km)
24.8 miles (40 km)
6.2 miles (10 km)
Table 10. Ordering Information for Cisco ES Plus line cards 10 GE Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (DWDM) XFP Modules Note: The following DWDM XFP products are orderable as spares only.
10GBASE-DWDM 1560.61 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1559.79 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1558.98 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1558.17 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1556.55 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1555.75 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1554.94 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1554.13 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1552.52 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1551.72 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1550.92 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1550.12 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1548.51 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1547.72 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1546.92 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1546.12 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1544.53 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1543.73 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1542.94 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1542.14 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1540.56 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1539.77 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1538.98 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1538.19 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1536.61 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1535.82 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1535.04 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1534.25 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1532.68 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1531.90 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1531.12 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
10GBASE-DWDM 1530.33 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)
Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus Basic IP License
The ES Plus line cards have two feature license options, with the following part numbers: 76-ES+BASIC-LIC (Basic license, including IPv6) and 76-ES+ADVIP-LIC (Advanced IP license).
The Basic license entitles you to use the Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2SR or Release 15S functions on the Cisco 7600 ES Plus line cards with the following exceptions:
• Multicast VPN (MVPN)
• Layer 3 IP/MPLS VPN/6VPE
• Cisco Intelligent Services Gateway (ISG)
• Optical Transport Network (OTN) - IPoDWDM
• Inline Video Monitoring (Vidmon)
Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus Advanced IP License
The Advanced IP license entitles you to use Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2SR or Release 15S on the Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus line cards with the following functions in addition to the Basic license:
• Layer 3 IP/MPLS VPN
• One Advanced IP license is needed for each of the ES Plus line cards in the system where these features are enabled.
The Advanced IP license does not entitle you to use features contained in the Optical Transport Network, Intelligent Services Gateway, or Video Services Licenses on the Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus line cards.
Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus Optical Transport Network License
The Optical Transport Network license (part number 76-ES+OTN-LIC) is available for purchase when the OTN capability (G.709/FEC/EFEC) is to be used, and is required on each line card where OTN will be enabled.
Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus Intelligent Services Gateway License
The Intelligent Services Gateway license (part number 76-ES+ISG-LIC) entitles use of the BNG features of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2SR or Release 15S on the Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus line cards.
• The 76-ES+ISG-LIC is purchased per chassis in increments of 8000 subscribers requiring BNG features with 8 MPLS VPNs per license.
Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus Video Monitoring License
• The ES Plus Video Monitoring license (part number 76-ES+VIDEO-LIC) is available for purchase when the Video Monitoring capability is to be used, and is required on each chassis where Video Monitoring will be performed.
Table 11. Ordering Information
Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus XT, LAN/WAN PHY, OTN/G.709, 2x10GE, XFP, DFC3C
Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus XT, LAN/WAN PHY, OTN/G.709, 2x10GE, XFP, DFC3CXL
Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus XT, LAN/WAN PHY, OTN/G.709, 4x10GE, XFP, DFC3C
Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus XT, LAN/WAN PHY, OTN/G.709, 4x10GE, XFP, DFC3CXL
Cisco 7600 Series Ethernet Services Plus Basic License
Cisco 7600 Series Ethernet Services Plus Advanced License
Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus OTN PHY (G.709/FEC/EFEC) License
Cisco 7600 Series Ethernet Services Plus Intelligent Services Gateway License
Cisco 7600 Series Ethernet Services Plus Video Monitoring License
To Download the Software
Cisco Software Center to download Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(33)SRD1 (or later) for use with the Cisco 7600 Series Supervisor Engine 720 or Route Switch Processor 720.
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For More Information
For more information about the Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus XT 20G and 40G line cards, visit
http://www.cisco.com/ or contact your local account representative.