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Cisco 7600 Series Route Switch Processor 720 Data Sheet

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Product Overview

The Cisco® 7600 Series Route Switch Processor 720 (RSP 720) is specifically designed to deliver high scalability, performance, and fast convergence required for today’s and tomorrow’s demanding voice, video, data, and mobility (quadruple-play) services. The Cisco 7600 RSP 720 offers service providers and enterprises true service convergence with the ability to manage a wide variety of applications over a range of access mediums using a single platform (Figure 1).

Figure 1.      Cisco 7600 Route Switch Processor 720

The Cisco 7600 RSP 720 uses the same high-performance 720-Gbps crossbar switch fabric as that used by the Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 and combines it with a new, revised, and application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)-based forwarding engine. This single module delivers 40 Gbps of switching fabric capacity per slot, supporting 4-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 48-port 10/100/1000 density line cards. With hardware-enabled forwarding for IPv4, IPv6 Unicast and Multicast, and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), the Cisco RSP 720 can provide high-speed central forwarding with rich packet processing features such as access control lists (ACLs), quality of service (QoS), MPLS VPNs, and more. Combining the Cisco 7600 RSP 720 with distributed forwarding cards (DFCs), the total system performance can scale up to 400 Mpps.

The Cisco 7600 RSP 720 delivers a rich set of IP features in hardware for applications such as subscriber aggregation, IP forwarding, Layer 2 and Layer 3 MPLS VPNs, and Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS) with quality of service (QoS) and security features.

The Cisco 7600 RSP 720 comes integrated with two new daughter cards:

   Policy Feature Card (PFC-3C or PFC-3CXL) - Performs Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding in hardware with constant performance, even with intensive features enabled such as ACLs, QoS, generic routing encapsulation (GRE), or Network Address Translation (NAT); the Policy Feature Card performs the following functions:

     Performs Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding

     Enforces ACL functions

     Performs QoS policing and marking

     Collects NetFlow statistics

     Offers Control Plane Policing (CoPP)

   Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC4) - Runs Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols and performs all the control-plane functions

Features and Benefits

Table 1 lists the features and benefits of the Cisco 7600 RSP 720.

Table 1.       Features and Benefits of Cisco 7600 RSP 720

Features

Benefits

Integrated 720-Gbps switch fabric

  Offers Layer 2 forwarding rates of up to 30 million packets per second (Mpps)
  Provides bandwidth capacity of 40 Gbps per slot
  Allows additional slots for increased port density

Hardware-based Cisco Express Forwarding

  Offers Layer 3 (IP and MPLS) forwarding rates of 30 Mpps

Faster CPU and added memory (over its predecessor Supervisor Engine 720)

  Performance improvements include:
   Faster protocol convergence times
   Improved Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping times
   Improved router boot-up times
   Faster rates of establishing Dynamic
   Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server, Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
   IP sessions, and traffic engineering

High-density residential subscribers aggregation

  Allows customers to support a combination of Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) and L3VPN features for use in a quadruple-play network

Hardware Enhancements over Supervisor Engine 720

Table 2 lists the hardware enhancements over the Supervisor Engine 720.

Table 2.       Hardware Enhancements

Features

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series/7600 Series Supervisor Engine 720‑3B

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series/7600 Series Supervisor Engine 720‑3BXL

Cisco 7600
RSP 720-3C

Cisco 7600
RSP 720-3CXL

CPU; speed

MIPS; 600 MHz

MIPS; 600 MHz

PowerPC; 1.2 GHz

PowerPC; 1.2 GHz

Memory (route processor/
switch processor)

512 MB/512 MB

1 GB/1 GB

1 GB/1 GB

2 GB/1 GB

Compact Flash memory

512 MB; 1 GB (post-FCS)

512 MB; 1 GB (post-FCS)

512 MB; 1 GB (post-FCS)

512 MB; 1 GB (post-FCS)

NVRAM

2 MB

2 MB

4 MB

4 MB

FAT 32 file system

Not supported

Not supported

Supported

Supported

Scalability Table

Table 3 gives scalability information for the Cisco 7600 RSP 720.

Table 3.       Scalability Information for Cisco 7600 RSP 720

Name

RSP 720-3C

RSP 720-3CXL

IPv4 routing

In hardware

Up to 400 Mpps*

In hardware

Up to 400 Mpps*

IPv6 routing

In hardware

Up to 200 Mpps*

In hardware

Up to 200 Mpps*

Layer 2 bridging

In hardware

Up to 400 Mpps*

In hardware

Up to 400 Mpps*

MPLS

MPLS in hardware to enable use of Layer 3 VPNs and EoMPLS tunneling; up to 1024 Virtual Route Forwarding (VRF), with a total of up to 256,000 routes per system

MPLS in hardware to enable use of Layer 3 VPNs and EoMPLS tunneling; up to 1024 VRFs, with a total of up to 1M routes per system

GRE

In hardware

In hardware

NAT

Hardware assisted

Hardware assisted

Routes

256,000 (IPv4); 128,000 (IPv6)

1M (IPv4); 512K (IPv6)

NetFlow entries

128,000

256,000

Features

Table 4 lists QoS features, Table 5 lists security features, Table 6 lists MPLS features, and Table 7 lists specifications of the Cisco 7600 RSP 720.

Table 4.       QoS Features of Cisco 7600 RSP 720

Feature

RSP 720-3C

RSP 720-3CXL

Aggregate rate-limiting location

Ingress port or VLAN and egress VLAN or Layer 3 port

Ingress port or VLAN and egress VLAN or Layer 3 port

Rate-limiting level types:

Committed information rate (CIR) and peak information rate (PIR)

CIR and PIR

CIR and PIR

Flow-based rate-limiting method; number of rates

Per source address, destination address, or full flow; 64 rates

Per source address, destination address, or full flow; 64 rates

MAC ACLs featuring per-port and per-VLAN granularity

Yes

Yes

Table 5.       Security Features of Cisco 7600 RSP 720

Feature

RSP 720-3C

RSP 720-3CXL

Application-control-engine (ACE) counters

Yes

Yes

Port security

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.1x and 802.1x extensions

Yes

Yes

VLAN and router ACLs and port ACLs

Yes

Yes

Reflexive ACLs

128,000

256,000

Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF) check in hardware

Up to 6 paths

Up to 6 paths

CPU rate limiters (denial-of-service [DoS] protection)

10 special-case rate limiters plus CoPP

10 special-case rate limiters plus CoPP

Private VLANs

Yes

Yes

MAC ACLs on IP

Yes

Yes

TCP intercept hardware acceleration

Yes

Yes

Table 6.       MPLS Features

Feature

RSP 720- 3C

RSP 720-3CXL

Interface support

LAN and WAN interface modules as applicable

LAN and WAN interface modules as applicable

Label imposition and disposition (MPLS-Provider Edge) and swapping (MPLS-Provider Core)

Yes

Yes

Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)

Yes

Yes

Tag Distribution Protocol (TDP) support

Yes

Yes

MPLS VPN

Yes

Yes

VRF Lite

Yes

Yes

QoS mechanisms using experimental (EXP) bits

Yes

Yes

MPLS with Resource Reservation Protocol Traffic Engineering (MPLS-RSVP-TE)

Yes

Yes

MPLS Differentiated Services (DiffServ)-Aware Traffic Engineering (MPLS-DS-TE)

Yes

Yes

MPLS traceroute

Yes, refer to release notes for details

Yes, refer to release notes for details

EoMPLS

Yes

Yes

Table 7.       Product Specifications

Description

Specification

Supported chassis and line cards

  Cisco 7604, 7606, 7606-S, 7609, 7609-S, and 7613
  SPA interface processors (SIPs) and shared port adapters (SPAs):
   Cisco 7600 Series SPA Interface Processor-600 (Cisco 7600 SIP 600)
   Cisco 7600 SIP 400
   Cisco 7600 SIP 200
  Cisco 7600 Series/Catalyst 6500 Series Enhanced FlexWAN Module
  Ethernet services modules (part numbers):
   7600-ES20-GE3C
   7600-ES20-GE3CXL
   7600-ES20-10G3C
   7600-ES20-10G3CXL
   All 7600-ES+ Variants since SRD
   All 76-ES+XT variants since SRE
   All 76-ES+XC variants since SRE
   All 76-ES+T variants since SRD4
  Distributed Forwarding Cards (part numbers):
   DFC3C
   DFC3CXL
   DFC3B
   DFC3BXL
  High-Density Ethernet cards (part numbers):
   WS-X6700
   WS-6500
   WS-X6400
   WS-X6100

Slot requirements

Occupies the switch fabric slots in the chassis:

  4-slot chassis: slots 1 and 2
  6-slot chassis: slots 5 and 6
  9-slot chassis: slots 5 and 6
  13-slot chassis: slots 7 and 8

Software compatibility

Cisco 7600 Series

  RSP 720 is introduced on Cisco IOS ® Software Release 12.2.33SRB train

Protocols

  Layer 3 routing protocols, Border Gateway Protocol version 4 (BGPv4), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Distributed Forwarding Information Base (FIB) switching, Cisco Discovery Protocol, and Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
  Multicast forwarding, Protocol independent Multicast (PIM) (both sparse and dense mode), (S, G), ( *, G), and Bidirectional PIM in hardware
  Comprehensive MPLS support
  Cisco Group Management Protocol and Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping

Reliability and availability

  Fast software upgrade (FSU)
  Route Processor Redundancy+ (RPR+)
  Stateful Switchover + Nonstop Forwarding (SSO + NSF)
  Online insertion and removal (OIR) hot-swap

MIBs

  MPLS LDP MIB, MPLS Label Switch Router (LSR) MIB, MPLS-TE MIB, and MPLS VPN MIB; refer to software release notes for additional information
  Check the following MIB finder for more information:
http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml.

Network management

  Cisco Works

Physical specifications

  (H x W x D): 1.6 x 15.3 x 16.3 in. (4.0 x 37.9 x 40.3 cm)
  Weight: 11.5 lb

Power consumption

   310W

Environmental conditions

  Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
  Storage temperature: -40 to 167°F (-40 to 75°C)
  Relative humidity: 10 to 90%, noncondensing
  Regulatory compliance

Compliance

CE Markings

  Safety
   UL 60950
   EN 60950
   CSA-C22.2 No. 60950
   IEC 60950
   AS/NZS 3260
   IEC 60825-1, -2
   EN 60825 -1, -2
   21CFR1040-10
   TS001
  EMC
   FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
   ICES-003 Class A
   EN 55022 Class A
   CISPR 22 Class A
   AS/NZS 3548 Class A
   VCCI Class A
   EN55024
   ETS300 386
   EN50082-1
   EN61000-6-1
  Emission
   47 CFR Part 15: 2005
   CISPR22: 2005
   EN300386: V1.3.3 : 2005
   EN55022: 1994 [+ amd 1 & 2]
   EN55022: 1998
   EN61000-3-2: 2000
   EN61000-3-3: 1995 [+ amd 1: 2001]
   ICES-003 Issue 4 : 2004
   KN 22: 2005
   VCCI: V-3/2006.04
  Immunity
   CISPR24: 1997 [+ amd 1 & 2]
   EN300386: V1.3.3 : 2005
   EN50082-1: 1992
   EN50082-1: 1997
   EN55024: 1998 [+ amd 1 & 2]
   EN61000-6-1: 2001
** Check software release for availability

Ordering Information

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page and refer to Table 8.

Table 8.       Ordering Information for Cisco 7600 RSP 720

Product Number

Description

RSP720-3C-GE(=)

RSP 720 with PFC-3C includes:

  Two Gigabit Ethernet ports (port 1 supports 1-Gbps Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) module; port 2 is configurable for either SFP or 10/100/1000BASE-TX through a RJ-45 connector
  Integrated 720-Gbps switch fabric
  PFC-3C and MSFC4
  Route processor: 1- to 4-GB DRAM (1-GB default)
  Switch processor: 1- to 2-GB DRAM (1-GB default)
  Two external Compact Flash Type II slots
  4-MB nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM)
  512-MB internal boot memory (Compact Flash)

RSP720-3CXL-GE(=)

RSP 720 with PFC-3CXL includes:

  Two Gigabit Ethernet ports (port 1 supports 1-Gbps SFP module; port 2 is configurable for either SFP module or 10/100/1000BASE-TX through a RJ-45 connector
  Integrated 720-Gbps switch fabric
  PFC-3CXL (high capacity) and MSFC4
  Route processor: 1- to 4-GB DRAM (2-GB default)
  Switch processor: 1- to 2-GB DRAM (1-GB default)
  Two external Compact Flash Type II slots
  4-MB NVRAM
  512-MB internal boot memory (Compact Flash)

MEM-RSP720-2G

MEM-RSP720-2G

RSP 720 2-GB memory upgrade

MEM-RSP720-4G

MEM-RSP720-4G=

RSP 720 4-GB memory upgrade

MEM-RS720-CF1G

1-GB Compact Flash memory

MEM-RS720-CF512M

512-MB Compact Flash memory

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For More Information

For more information about the Cisco 7600 Series and the Cisco 7600 RSP 720, visit: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps368/index.html.