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Cisco ASR 9000 Series Route Switch Processor 440 Data Sheet

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Product Overview

The Cisco® ASR 9000 Series Route Switch Processor 440 (RSP 440) is a main system processor for Cisco ASR 9000 Series. It supports scalable, low-power, next-generation platforms, as well as required by today’s service provider networks.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers offer one of the industry’s highest-capacity edge platforms, optimized for aggregation of dense 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections.

In addition to a higher capacity and scale, the Cisco ASR 9000 Series offers:

   Distributed forwarding and control planes for higher performance

   Network virtualization technology to provide excellent resilience and capacity expansion

   Modularized system components in both hardware and software, isolating failure and faults to subsystems and components

   Hardware-based signaling for the fabric, providing industry-leading resilience with zero packet loss on switchover

   Built-in redundancy in hardware components such as the route switch processor (RSP), switch fabric, control-plane chassis control bus, and power supplies, thereby avoiding a single point of failure

   Advanced network timing technologies support for precise frequency and time distribution throughout the network

   Extensive selection of time-division multiplexing (TDM) and Ethernet interfaces for flexible deployment in multiservice edge (MSE) and RAN aggregation environments with packet- and circuit-based transport

The Cisco ASR 9000 Series operates in a fully distributed fashion, meaning that all packet-forwarding decisions and actions take place on each individual line card. Cisco ASR 9000 Series line cards provide a flexible programming infrastructure with high-density hierarchical quality-of-service (H-QoS) services, security, and integrated Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE). The distributed nature of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series also presents itself in the control plane. The distributed control plane facilitates scale in features such as Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) and Ethernet operations, administration, and management (EOAM), which improve resilience and provide comprehensive instrumentation.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers bring the time-tested and robust carrier-class capabilities of Cisco IOS® XR Software to the Carrier Ethernet edge. The operating system supports true software process modularity. The capabilities of Cisco IOS XR Software allow each process to run in separate protected memory, including each routing protocol along with multiple instances of control, data, and management planes supported. The software also supports distributed route processing.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Route Switch Processor 440 Features and Benefits

The Cisco ASR 9000 Series RSP 440 is designed to deliver the high scalability, performance, and fast convergence required for today’s and tomorrow’s demanding video, cloud, and mobile services. It provides a superior set of features that deliver unprecedented scale, service flexibility, and high availability:

   Switch fabric architecture:

     Active-active switch fabric architecture that provides scalability and high availability

     Multistage low-latency nonblocking architecture

     Service intelligence and traffic prioritization

   Superior network timing capabilities with support for:

     Centralized Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS) and DOCSIS® Timing Interface (DTI) timing reference systems

     Precision Time Protocol (PTP), or IEEE 1588-2008, through dedicated 10/100-Mbps Ethernet port

     Bidirectional time of day (ToD) with 10-MHz and 1-pps interfaces

Route Switch Processor Types

The Cisco ASR 9000 Route Switch Processor 440 is available in service-edge-optimized and packet-transport-optimized models. The service-edge-optimized version offers a higher amount of memory, which is essential for large-scale comprehensive service deployment. Both versions of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series RSP 440 support service-optimized as well as transport-optimized line cards. Different line cards can be mixed on the same chassis, providing maximum design flexibility.

Primary features and benefits of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series RSP 440 are listed in Table 1.

Table 1.       Features and Benefits of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series RSP 440

Feature

Benefit

Highly scalable fabric

  Designed to support high 1-, 10-, and 100-Gbps port densities
  Provides built-in scalability for investment protection

Dual RSP to provide an active-active switch fabric

  Offers traffic load balancing simultaneously across both fabrics
  Offers highly available system where loss of one RSP allows for unimpeded performance per slot

Distributed forwarding plane architecture

  Allows line cards to support independent forwarding for enhanced performance and scale

Control plane extension ports

  Allows the redundant pair of chassis to be combined into a single logical entity to provide advantages in management, scalability, and high availability

Memoryless switch fabric

  Provides transparent nonblocking low-latency packet forwarding

Virtual output queuing and arbitration

  Offers service intelligence with prioritization of traffic (unicast and multicast)
  Provides efficient congestion management mechanism and avoids problems related to head-of-line blocking

Centralized arbiter

  Uses an efficient credit mechanism to help ensure transparent switchover with zero packet loss

IEEE 1588 support

  Delivers timing services over the packet network efficiently and reliably

Two independent clock source connections: BITS and Synchronization Supply Unit (SSU) DTI

  Offers redundant, centralized network synchronization support

Two 16-GB solid state drives (SSDs)

  Allows storing of core dumps and helps reduce the system mean time to repair (MTTR)

Embedded Universal Series Bus (eUSB) memory port

  Provides access to USB flash memory devices for software image loading and recovery

Front-panel LEDs

  Provides visual indication of RSP status (active or standby), power management, and activity on compact flash and hard disk drive (HDD)

Management ports

  Provides easy access to system console

Table 2 lists all the hardware that ships with the Cisco ASR 9000 Series RSP 440.

Table 2.       Hardware Available for Cisco ASR 9000 Series Route Switch Processor

Product Number

Product Description

A9K-RSP440-TR and A9K-RSP440-SE

Route switch processor, bidirectional nonblocking fabric, controller, two 16-GB SSDs; includes the following:

  Switch fabric
   High-capacity full-duplex integrated dual-switch fabric
   220 Gbps/slot with single RSP
   440 Gbps/slot with dual RSP
  Memory internal
   6-GB Error-Correcting Code (ECC)-protected DRAM for A9K-RSP440-TR
   12-GB ECC-protected DRAM for A9K-RSP440-SE
   Solid state disk: two 16-GB SSDs
   8-GB embedded USB
  Memory external
   USB 2.0 Type A receptacle
  Timing system
   Timing: Two independent clock source connections
   IEEE 1588 support: Copper 10/100-Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet port
   GPS
   ToD (RS422 and RS232)
   1-pps RS422 or 1.0/2.3 50-ohm RF connector
   10MHz in/out 1.0/2.3 50-ohm RF connector
  Management
   Two 100/1000 BASE-T (RJ-45) LAN management ports
   One console port
   One auxiliary port
   Two 10-GE Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) virtualization cluster ports
  Alarms
   Alarm outputs: Critical alarm (CR), major alarm (MJ), and minor alarm (MN)
  LEDs
   Amber alarm cut-off (ACO) and lamp test
   System synchronization alarm (SYNC)
   Compact Flash activity (CF)
   Solid State Drive (SSD)
   Fan tray visual indicator (UFAN/LFAN)

A9K-RSP440-LT

Route switch processor, bidirectional nonblocking fabric, controller, one 16-GB SSD, includes the following:

  Switch fabric
   High-capacity full-duplex integrated dual-switch fabric
   90 Gbps/slot with single RSP license upgradeable to 220 Gbps/slot
   180 Gbps/slot with dual RSP license upgradeable to 440 Gbps/slot
  Memory internal
   8 GB ECC-Protected DRAM
   Solid state disk: one 16-GB SSDs
   8-GB embedded USB
  Memory external
   USB 2.0 Type A receptacle
  Timing system
   Timing: Two independent clock source connections
   IEEE 1588 support: Copper 10/100-Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet port
   GPS
   ToD (RS422 and RS232)
   1-pps RS422 or 1.0/2.3 50-ohm RF connector
   10-MHz in/out 1.0/2.3 50-ohm RF connector
  Management
   Two 100/1000 BASE-T (RJ-45) LAN management ports
   One console port
   One auxiliary port
   Two 10-GE Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) virtualization cluster ports
  Alarms
   Alarm outputs: Critical alarm (CR), major alarm (MJ), and minor alarm (MN)
  LEDs
   Amber alarm cut-off (ACO) and lamp test
   System synchronization alarm (SYNC)
   Compact Flash activity (CF)
   Solid State Drive (SSD)
   Fan tray visual indicator (UFAN/LFAN)

Software

The Cisco ASR 9000 Series delivers superior scale, service flexibility, and high availability into access and aggregation networks. It is powered by Cisco IOS XR Software, an innovative self-healing, distributed operating system designed for always-on operation.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Carrier Ethernet applications include business services such as Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) and L3VPN, Internet Protocol television (IPTV), content delivery networks (CDNs), and mobile backhaul transport networks. Features supported include Ethernet Services; L2VPN; IPv4, IPv6, and L3VPN; Layer 2 and Layer 3 Multicast; IP over dense wavelength-division multiplexing (IPoDWDM); SyncE; EOAM and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) OAM; Layer 2 and Layer 3 access control lists (ACLs); H-QoS; MPLS Traffic Engineering Fast Reroute (MPLS TE-FRR); Multichassis Link Aggregation (MC-LAG); Integrated Routing and Bridging (IRB); Cisco Nonstop Forwarding (NSF) and Nonstop Routing (NSR); Point-to-Multipoint Traffic Engineering (P2MP-TE); Lawful Intercept; Smart Call Home (SCH); and Multi Gigabit Service Control (MGSCP).

The Cisco ASR 9000 Series multiservice edge (MSE) and Ethernet MSE (E-MSE) capabilities allow enterprises to offer powerful business VPN services with strong service-level agreement (SLA) enforcement. Such services typically require simultaneous scale increases across multiple dimensions, for example, the number of virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) interfaces, IPv4 and IPv6 route scaling, BFD sessions, and instances of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Cisco NSR interfaces. A Cisco ASR 9000 Series system configuration requiring high multiple dimensional scale requires the service-edge optimized Cisco ASR 9000 Series RSP model (product number: A9K-RSP440-SE) to support the increased system scale.

Timing synchronization is an integral part of traditional circuit-based networks, so the availability of equivalent functionality in next-generation Ethernet-based architectures has quickly become a critical requirement. The advanced integrated timing options of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series provide a flexible solution for converging TDM and SDH with next-generation Ethernet-based networks in a single platform. Cisco ASR 9000 Series timing synchronization capabilities and a wide range of transport options provide mobile operators with a simple and cost-effective migration path from second-generation (2G) technologies and TDM transport, to fourth-generation (4G) services and Ethernet-based transport architectures.

The Cisco ASR 9000 Series has standard-compliant PTPv2, GPS, DTI, and BITS connections on the Cisco ASR 9000 Series RSP 440, as well as SyncE native support on the line cards, giving mobile providers options for time and frequency synchronization. Additionally, the Cisco ASR 9000 Series RSP supplies centralized clocking functions throughout the system, providing consolidated timing distribution and recovery to and from the line cards.

Product Specifications

Table 3 provides details about chassis variants of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series, the Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router and Cisco ASR 9904 Router. All systems are designed to the same high standards of performance and reliability, feature the same power and thermal innovations, and can share RSPs, line cards, power entry modules (PEMs), and power supplies, for maximum flexibility in your network planning.

Table 3.       Cisco ASR 9010 and Cisco ASR 9006 Router Product Specifications

Category

Part Number or Specification

Chassis

  ASR 9904 Chassis
  ASR 9006 Chassis
  ASR 9010 Chassis

Line cards

  A9K-40GE-SE
  A9K-40GE-TR
  A9K-4T16GE-SE
  A9K-4T16GE-TR
  A9K-40GE-L
  A9K-40GE-B
  A9K-40GE-E
  A9K-8T/4-L
  A9K-8T/4-B
  A9K-8T/4-E
  A9K-4T-L
  A9K-4T-B A9K-4T-E
  A9K-2T20GE-L
  A9K-2T20GE-B
  A9K-2T20GE-E
  A9K-8T-L
  A9K-8T-B
  A9K-8T-E
  A9K-16T/8-B
  A9K-SIP-700
  A9K-2X100GE-TR
  A9K-2X100GE-SE
  A9K-24X10GE-TR
  A9K-24X10GE-SE
  A9K-36X10GE-TR
  A9K-36X10GE-SE
  A9K-MOD80-SE
  A9K-MOD80-TR
  A9K-MOD160-SE
  A9K-MOD160-TR

Redundancy

  No single point of failure
  Fabric redundancy
  Power supply redundancy
  RSP redundancy
  Software redundancy

Power supply

  A9K-3KW-AC
  A9K-2KW-DC
  A9K-1.5KW-DC
  PWR-3KW-AC-V2
  PWR-2KW-DC-V2

Physical specifications

  Occupies one slot; dual redundant RSPs in two slots in Cisco ASR 9010 and ASR 9006 chassis
  Height: 1.65 inches (4.2 cm)
  Width: 16 inches (40.6 cm)
  Depth: 26.53 inches (67.4 cm)
  Weight: 20 lb (9 kg)

Power input

  Worldwide ranging AC (200-240V; 50-60 Hz; 16A nominal)
  Worldwide ranging DC (-48V to -60V; -54V; 50A nominal)

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

Power consumption

  Typical: 170 W
  Maximum: 450 W

Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature (nominal)

41 to 104ºF (5 to 40ºC)

Operating temperature (short-term)

23 to 131ºF (-5 to 55ºC)

Note: Short-term refers to a period of not more than 96 consecutive hours and a total of not more than 15 days in 1 year (a total of 360 hours in any given year, but no more than 15 occurrences during that 1-year period).

Operating humidity (nominal) (relative humidity)

10 to 85%

Operating humidity (short-term)

5 to 90%
Note: Not to exceed 0.024 kg water or dry air

Storage temperature

-40 to 158ºF (-40 to 70ºC)

Storage (relative humidity)

5 to 95%
Note: Not to exceed 0.024 kg water or dry air

Operating altitude

-60 to 4000m (up to 2000m conforms to IEC/EN/UL/CSA 60950 requirements)

Compliance

Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS)

Cisco ASR 9000 is designed to meet:

  SR-3580: NEBS Criteria Levels (Level 3)
  GR-1089-CORE: NEBS Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Safety
  GR-63-CORE: NEBS Physical Protection
  VZ.TPR.9205: Verizon TEEER

ETSI standards

Cisco ASR 9000 is designed to meet (qualification in progress):

  EN300 386: Telecommunications Network Equipment (EMC)
  ETSI 300 019 Storage Class 1.1
  ETSI 300 019 Transportation Class 2.3
  ETSI 300 019 Stationary Use Class 3.1
  EN55022: Information Technology Equipment (Emissions)
  EN55024: Information Technology Equipment (Immunity)
  EN50082-1/EN-61000-6-1: Generic Immunity Standard

EMC standards

Cisco ASR 9010 is designed to meet:

  FCC Class A
  ICES 003 Class A
  AS/NZS 3548 Class A
  CISPR 22 (EN55022) Class A
  VCCI Class A
  BSMI Class A
  IEC/EN 61000-3-2: Power Line Harmonics
  IEC/EN 61000-3-3: Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker
  EN 50121-4: Railway EMC

Immunity

Cisco ASR 9010 is designed to meet:

  IEC/EN-61000-4-2: Electrostatic Discharge Immunity (8kV Contact, 15kV Air)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-3: Radiated Immunity (10V/m)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-4: Electrical Fast Transient Immunity (2kV Power, 1kV Signal)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-5: Surge AC Port (4kV CM, 2kV DM)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-5: Signal Ports (1kV)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-5: Surge DC Port (1kV)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-6: Immunity to Conducted Disturbances (10Vrms)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-8: Power Frequency Magnetic Field Immunity (30A/m)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-11: Voltage DIPS, Short Interruptions, and Voltage Variations
  EN 50121-4: Railway EMC

Safety

Cisco ASR 9010 is designed to meet:

  UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1
  IEC/EN 60825 Laser Safety
  ACA TS001
  AS/NZS 60950
  FDA: Code of Federal Regulations Laser Safety

Cisco Services for Cisco ASR 9000 Series

Through a lifecycle services approach, Cisco delivers comprehensive support to service providers to help them successfully deploy, operate, and optimize their IP Next-Generation Networks (IP NGNs). Cisco Services for Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers provide the services and proven methodologies that help assure service deployment with substantial return on investment, operational excellence, optimal performance, and high availability. These services are delivered using leading practices, tools, processes, and lab environments developed specifically for Cisco ASR 9000 Series deployments and post-implementation support. The Cisco Services team addresses your specific requirements, mitigates risk to existing revenue-generating services, and helps accelerate time to market for new network services.

For more information about Cisco Services, contact your local Cisco account representative or visit http://www.cisco.com/go/spservices.

Ordering Information

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page and refer to Table 4. Table 4 provides ordering information for the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Route Switch Processor.            

Table 4.       Ordering Information

Product Description

Supported Software Release

Part Number

Route Switch Processor optimized for packet transport

Cisco IOS XR Software Release 4.2.0 onwards

A9K-RSP440-TR

Route Switch Processor optimized for packet transport, spare

Cisco IOS XR Software Release 4.2.0 onwards

A9K-RSP440-TR=

Route Switch Processor optimized for service edge

Cisco IOS XR Software Release 4.2.0 onwards

A9K-RSP440-SE

Route Switch Processor optimized for service edge, spare

Cisco IOS-XR Software Release 4.2.0 onwards

A9K-RSP440-SE=

Route Switch Processor with 180 G/slot upgradeable to 440G/slot Fabric

Cisco IOS-XR Software Release 5.3.0 onwards

A9K-RSP440-LT

Route Switch Processor with 180 G/slot upgradeable to 440G/slot Fabric, spare

Cisco IOS-XR Software Release 5.3.0 onwards

A9K-RSP440-LT=

A9K-RSP440-LTUpgrade License to activate 440Gbps/slot

Cisco IOS-XR Software Release 5.3.0 onwards

A9K-RSP440L-ALIC

A9K-RSP440-LT Upgrade License to activate 440Gbps/slot, spare

Cisco IOS-XR Software Release 5.3.0 onwards

A9K-RSP440L-ALIC=

A9K-RSP440-LT Upgrade Smart License to activate 440Gbps/slot

Cisco IOS-XR Software Release 5.3.0 onwards

S-A9K-RSP440LALIC

A9K-RSP440-LT Upgrade Smart License to activate 440Gbps/slot, spare

Cisco IOS-XR Software Release 5.3.0 onwards

L-SA9K-RSP440LLIC=

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9853/index.html or contact your local account representative.