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Cisco 7606 Chassis

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Extending Performance, Versatility, and Reliability at the Provider Edge

Cisco 7606 Router

The Cisco ® 7606 Router is a compact, high-performance router designed in a 6-slot form factor for deployment at the network edge, where robust performance and IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) services are necessary to meet the requirements of both enterprises and service providers. It enables Carrier Ethernet service providers to deploy an advanced network infrastructure that supports a range of IP video and triple-play (voice, video, and data) system applications in both the residential and business services markets. The Cisco 7606 also delivers WAN and metropolitan-area network (MAN) networking solutions at the enterprise edge.
With a powerful combination of speed and services in a compact form factor, the Cisco 7606 is an outstanding choice for multiple applications. Whether deployed as a high-speed WAN aggregator, as a device for peering, as a residential broadband services aggregator, or as a device for Metro Ethernet aggregation and uplink, the Cisco 7606 meets requirements for redundancy, high availability, and rack density. In the point-of-presence (POP) enterprise edge or the metropolitan network edge, the Cisco 7606 sets new standards as part of the industry-leading Cisco 7600 Series Routers (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Cisco 7606 Chassis

With a forwarding rate of up to 240-Mpps distributed and 480-Gbps total throughput, the Cisco 7606 provides performance and reliability with options for redundant route processors and power supplies. The inclusion of two Gigabit Ethernet ports on the Cisco Catalyst ® 6500 Supervisor Engine 720 with the Multilayer Switch Feature Card 3 (MSFC-3) or the new Cisco Route Switch Processor 720 (RSP 720) with the MSFC-4 used in the Cisco 7606 eliminates the need for a line-card slot for uplink ports. The result of this design is more efficient use of available line-card slots and increased deployment flexibility. Four Gigabit Ethernet ports are available for use in dual-route processor configurations.
Shared port adaptors (SPAs) on the SPA interface processors (SIPs) are available on the Cisco 7600 Series with interface speeds ranging from OC-3 to OC-192 and from Fast Ethernet to 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco 7600 Series can also use the Cisco 7600 Series/Catalyst 6500 Series Enhanced FlexWAN Module to take advantage of most Cisco 7200 and 7500 Port Adapters for terminating DS-0 to OC-3 speeds. By using the Cisco Catalyst 6000 Series of Ethernet line cards in conjunction with the SIP-based SPAs and the enhanced FlexWAN module, the Cisco 7600 provides a multitude of options to scale WAN connectivity from DS-0 to OC-192 and LAN connectivity from 10-Mbps Ethernet through 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
The Cisco 7606 chassis accommodates a broad selection of line cards supporting numerous applications, including:

SPAs and SIPs (Cisco 7600 Series SPA Interface Processor-200 [SIP-200], SIP-400, and SIP-600):

– Channelized T1/E1, Channelized T3, and Channelized OC-3/STM-1

– OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, OC-48/STM-16 Packet over SONET/SDH (PoS), and OC-192/STM-64 PoS

– OC-3/STM-1 ATM, OC-12/STM-4 ATM, and OC-48/STM-16 ATM

– Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Enhanced FlexWAN module - Supporting Cisco 7200 and 7500 WAN Port Adapters from DS-0 to OC-3 for channelized and ATM interfaces and also Fast Ethernet port adapters

High-density Ethernet services modules - 10/100 Mbps, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Services modules - IP Security (IPsec), firewall, distributed denial of service, intrusion detection systems, network analysis, and content switching commonly used, for example, in the Cisco Mobile Exchange solution

Supervisor support - Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 (WS-SUP32-GE-3B and WS-SUP32-10GE-3B), Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 720 (WS-SUP720-3B and WS-SUP720-3BXL), and the new Cisco Route Switch Processor 720 (RSP720-3C and RSP720-3CXL)

Understanding the need to use rack space efficiently, Cisco designed this router to be a compact 12.25 inches tall (7 rack units [RUs]), with single-side connection management for both interface and power terminations. This setup allows placement of up to six Cisco 7606 units per standard 7-foot rack.


The flexible Cisco 7606 Router is ideal for addressing high-performance applications such as:

• High-end customer premises equipment (CPE)

• Leased line

• IP/MPLS provider edge

• Metro Ethernet access

• Enterprise WAN aggregation

• Mobile Radio Access Network (RAN) aggregation

• Residential subscriber aggregation

Feature Summary

Cisco 7606 Chassis Features

• Seven-RU (12.25-in.) compact chassis, up to 6 chassis per 7-foot rack

• Two interface slots plus 2 supervisor-mounted Gigabit Ethernet ports (gigabit interface controllers [GBICs])

• Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) Level 3 compliance

• Route processor protection capability: 1 + 1

• Power supply protection option, AC or DC: 1 + 1

• Single-side connection management for both interface and power terminations

• Side-to-side airflow

Cisco 7606 System Features

• Up to 240-Mpps distributed forwarding rate (requires distributed forwarding cards [DFCs])

• Total throughput: 480 Gbps

Technical Specifications

• Seven-RU (12.25-in. [31.11-cm]) chassis

• Six-slot chassis

• Dimensions (H x W x D): 12.20 x 17.25 x 21.50 in. (30.98 x 43.81 x 54.61 cm)

• Chassis weight: 37.2 lb (16.88 kg)

• Power-supply weight: 11 lb (4.99 kg)

• Power entry module (PEM) weight: 2 lb (0.91 kg)

• Power requirements: 208 to 240 VAC recommended or -48 to -60 VDC

• Mean time between failure (MTBF): seven years for system configuration

• Environmental conditions:

– Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

– Storage temperature: -4 to 149°F (-20 to 65°C)

– Relative humidity, operating: 10 to 85%, noncondensing

– Relative humidity, storage: 5 to 95%, noncondensing

– Operating altitude: -500 to 10,000 ft

Table 1 gives ordering information for the Cisco 7606.

Table 1. Cisco 7606 Chassis Ordering Information

Part Number


Spare Units

Note that "=" denotes a spare order


Cisco 7606 chassis, mounting kit, and cable guide



1900W AC power supply for CISCO7606

AC power entry module for CISCO7606



1900W DC power supply for CISCO7606

DC power entry module for CISCO7606


2700W AC power supply for CISCO7606


2700W DC power supply for CISCO7606




AC power cord (United States) with NEMAL6-20 Plug

AC power cord (Europe)

AC power cord (International)


Fan module for CISCO7606


High Speed Fan Module for CISCO7606 Chassis (Required with SUP720)


Mounting kit and cable guide for CISCO7606


Clock card for CISCO7606

Regulatory Compliance


• FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A

• ICES-003 Class A

• EN55022 Class A

• CISPR22 Class A

• AS/NZS 3548 Class A

• VCCI Class A

• EN55024

• ETS300 386

• EN50082-1

• EN61000-3-2

• EN61000-3-3

Regulatory Compliance

• UL 60950

• IEC 60825-1, -2

• IEC 60950

• EN 60950

• EN 60825-1, -2

• CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-00

• AS/NZS 3260-1993

• 21CFR1040

Safety and Environmental Standard Compliance

• GR-63-Core NEBS Level 3

• GR-1089-Core NEBS Level 3

• ETSI 300 019 Storage Class 1.1

• ETSI 300 019 Transportation Class 2.3

• ETSI 300 019 Stationary Use Class 3.1

Minimum Software Release

• Cisco IOS 12.1(10)E