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Product Overview

The Cisco® 7600 Series Route Switch Processor 720 with 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks (RSP720-10GE) is designed to deliver the high scalability, performance, and fast convergence required for today and tomorrow's demanding voice, video, data, and mobility (quadruple-play) services. The Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE (Figure 1) offers Carrier Ethernet service providers tremendous flexibility, scalability, and performance at the access or aggregation edge while deploying advanced IP video and triple-play (voice, video, and data) system applications in both the residential and business services markets. In essence, it gives service providers and enterprises true service convergence with the ability to manage a wide variety of applications over a range of access media using a single platform, the Cisco 7600 Series Routers.

Figure 1. The Cisco 7600 Route Switch Processor 720 with 10 Gigabit Ethernet Uplinks

The Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE includes the following:

Two X2-based 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports (with line rate forwarding)

Two Gigabit Ethernet Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports and one 10/100/1000 gigabit port for additional flexibility: This port-level flexibility allows you to position the Cisco 7600 Series at the access edge connecting with a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port uplink and a Gigabit Ethernet port uplink. The two 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports help save a slot that you can use for an additional high-density Ethernet module, shared port adapter (SPA), or SPA interface processor (SIP).

Crossbar switch fabric: The Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE has a new and enhanced 720-Gbps crossbar switch fabric and the same new application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)-based forwarding engine that is used by the Cisco RSP720. 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.

Standby as an independent forwarding line card: In a redundant configuration, the Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE introduces the unique capability of the standby processor being able to operate as an independent distributed forwarding line card.

With hardware-enabled forwarding for IPv4, IPv6 Unicast and Multicast, and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), the Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE 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. The Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE 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 QoS and security features.

The Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE comes integrated with two new daughter cards:

Cisco 7600 Policy Feature Card (PFC-3C or PFC-3CXL): Performs Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding inhardware with consistent performance, even with intensive features enabled such as ACLs, QoS, genericrouting encapsulation (GRE), or Network Address Translation (NAT). The card executes the followingfunctions:

Performs Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding

Enforces ACL functions

Performs QoS policing and marking

Collects NetFlow statistics

Offers Control Plane Policing (CoPP)

Cisco 7600 Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC4): Runs Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols and performs all the control-plane functions.

High-Level Hardware and Software Support Specifications

Table 1. Support Specifications

Description

Specification

Software compatibility

The Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE is generally available from the Cisco IOS ® Software 12.2(33)SRE release train.
Support for the RSP720-10GE is only available on a limited basis for Cisco IOS Software 12.2(33)SRC, 12.2(33)SRD release trains.

Supported chassis and line cards

Cisco 7603-S, 7604, 7606-S, 7609, 7609-S, and 7613* models

* The Cisco 7613 is only supported from Software Release 12.2(33)SRE2 onwards. The RSP720-10GE will not support 7613 chassis with earlier IOS release.

The Cisco 7606 is not supported in any version with the RSP720-10GE

All of the Ethernet Services Plus modules (Cisco 7600 Series ES+) are supported

SIPs and SPAs:

Cisco 7600 Series SPA Interface Processor-600 (Cisco 7600 SIP 600)
Cisco 7600 Series SPA Interface Processor-400 (Cisco 7600 SIP 400)
Cisco 7600 Series SPA Interface Processor-200 (Cisco 7600 SIP 200)

Cisco 7600 Series/Catalyst® 6500 Series Enhanced FlexWAN Module

All of the Cisco 7600 Series Ethernet services modules are supported

High-density Ethernet cards (part numbers):

WS-X67xx (WS-X6704-10GE and WS-X6708-10GE are both supported)
WS-X65xx
WS-X64xx
WS-X61xx

Distributed forwarding cards (part numbers)*:

DFC3C
DFC3CXL
DFC3B
DFC3BXL

** Note that the rule of the least common denominator applies in a Cisco 7600 Series chassis and the lowest level of PFC or DFC dictates at which level the entire chassis operates. A DFC3B forces the Cisco 7600 Series configuration to run in 3B mode, regardless of the PFC-3C (or -3CXL) of the RSP720-10GE.

Optics support

10 Gigabit Ethernet:

X2-10GB-SR=
X2-10GB-CX4=
X2-10GB-LX4=
X2-10GB-LR=
X2-10GB-ER=
X2-10GB-LRM= (12.2(33)SRE and later)
X2 10GB-ZR= (12.2(33)SRE and later)
X2-DWDM (12.2(33)SRE and later)

Gigabit Ethernet:

GLC-T=
GLC-SX-MM=
GLC-LH-SM=
GLC-ZX-SM=
GLC-BX-D=
GLC-BX-U=
SFP-GE-T=
SFP-GE-S=
SFP-GE-L=

Features and Benefits

Table 2 lists the features and benefits of the Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE.

Table 2. Features and Benefits of Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE

Feature

Benefits

Integrated 720-Gbps switch fabric

Offers Layer 2 forwarding rates of up to 30 million packets per second (Mpps)
(Centralized Forwarding)
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 (Centralized Forwarding)

10 Gigabit Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet port options

Offers two 10 Gigabit Ethernet and three Gigabit Ethernet port options
(including one 10/100/1000 RJ-45 port) on the RSP

Faster CPU and added memory

Performance improvements, including:

Faster protocol convergence times

Improved Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping times

Improved router bootup times

Faster rates of establishing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server and 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 Features of the Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE

Table 3. Hardware Features of Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE

Features

RSP720-3C-10GE

RSP720-3CXL-10GE

Memory (route processor/switch processor)

Up to 4 GB/Up to 2 GB

Up to 4 GB/Up to 2 GB

Compact Flash memory

512 MB/1 GB

512 MB/1 GB

Nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM)

4 MB

4 MB

File Allocation Table (FAT) 32 file system

Supported

Supported

Scalability

Table 4. Scalability for Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE

Part Number

RSP720-3C-10GE

RSP720-3CXL-10GE

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 VRF with a total of up to 1,000,000 routes per system

Generic routing encapsulation (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

* With distributed forwarding cards (DFCs)

QoS Features

Table 5. QoS Features of Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE

Feature

RSP720-3C-10GE

RSP720-3CXL-10GE

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

Security Features

Table 6. Security Features of Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE

Feature

RSP720-3C-10GE

RSP720-3CXL-10GE

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

MPLS Features

Table 7. MPLS Features

Feature

RSP720-3C-10GE

RSP720-3CXL-10GE

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

Routing and MIB Support

Table 8. Routing and MIB Feature Support

Description

Specification

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
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)

Multicast Forwarding

Protocol independent Multicast (PIM; both sparse and dense modes)
(S,G)
( *,G)
Bidirectional PIM in hardware

Comprehensive MPLS support

Cisco Group Management Protocol (GMP) and IGMP snooping

MIBs

MPLS LDP MIB

MPLS Label Switch Router (LSR) MIB
MPLS-TE MIB
MPLS VPN MIB

Please refer to software release notes and check the following MIB finder for more information: http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml.

Network management

CiscoWorks

Product Specifications and Compliance

Table 9. Product Specifications and Compliance

Description

Specification

Physical specifications

(H x W x D): 1.57 x 15.35 x 17.05 in. (4 x 39 x 43.3 cm)

Weight: 11.7 lb (5.336 kg)

Power consumption

RSP720-3CXL-10GE: 375W

RSP720-3C-10GE: 355W

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%, non-condensing

Regulatory compliance

Predicted mean time between failure (MTBF)

80,000 hr

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

Ordering Information

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page and refer to Table 10.

The Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE is generally available from the Cisco IOS Software 12.2(33)SRE release train.

RSP720-10GE system bundles are available starting from the 12.2(33)SRE release train.

Support for the RSP720-10GE is only available on a limited basis for 12.2(33)SRC and 12.2(33)SRD release trains.

Please contact your Cisco sales representative for any further questions.

Table 10. Ordering Information for Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE

Product Number

Description

RSP720-3C-10GE(=)

Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE with PFC-3C includes:

Two X2-based 10 GE ports
Two GE SFP ports and one 10/100/1000 gigabit port for additional flexibility
Integrated 720-Gbps switch fabric
PFC-3C and Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC4)
Route processor: 1- to 4-GB DRAM (1-GB default)
Switch processor: 1- to 2-GB DRAM (1-GB default)
One external Compact Flash Type II slot
4-MB nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM)
512-MB internal boot memory (Compact Flash)

RSP720-3CXL-10GE(=)

Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE with PFC-3CXL includes:

Two X2-based 10 GE ports
Two GE SFP ports and one 10/100/1000 gigabit port for additional flexibility
Integrated 720-Gbps switch fabric
PFC-3CXL (high capacity) and Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC4)
Route processor: 1- to 4-GB DRAM (2-GB default)
Switch processor: 1- to 2-GB DRAM (1-GB default)
One external Compact Flash Type II slot
4-MB NVRAM
512-MB internal boot memory (Compact Flash)

MEM-RSP720-2G(=)

This memory option upgrades RSP720-10GE RP memory from 1G to 2G

MEM-RSP720-4G(=)

This memory option upgrades RSP720-10GE RP memory from 2G to 4G

MEM-RSP720-SP2G

This memory option upgrades RSP720-10GE SP memory from the default 1G to 2G

Service and Support

Cisco offers a wide range of services programs to accelerate customer success. These innovative services programs are delivered through a unique combination of people, processes, tools, and partners, resulting in high levels of customer satisfaction. Cisco services help you protect your network investment, optimize network operations, and prepare your network for new applications to extend network intelligence and the power of your business. For more information about Cisco Services, refer to Cisco Technical Support Services or Cisco Advanced Services.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco 7600 Series Routers and the Cisco 7600 Series RSP720-10GE, visit: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps368/index.html.