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Cisco ASR 900 Series Aggregation Services Routers Data Sheet

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Cisco® ASR 900 Series Aggregation Services Routers are full-featured, modular aggregation platforms. They’re designed for the cost-effective delivery of converged mobile, residential, and business services. You get redundancy, a shallow depth, low power consumption, and high service scale in routers packed with useful features and optimized for small aggregation and remote point-of-presence (POP) applications.

The Cisco ASR 902 Router, Cisco ASR 903 Router (Figure 1) and Cisco ASR 907 Router provide a comprehensive and scalable feature set, supporting Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services
in compact designs.

Figure 1.      Cisco ASR 903 Router and ASR 902 Router

Major Applications

Broadband Aggregation

The modular Cisco ASR 900 Series router supports broadband aggregation for delivering “any-play” services (voice, video, data, and mobility). Designed to support thousands of subscribers, the ASR 900 Series includes quality of service (QoS) features that allow the routers to scale to a large number of queues per device. Combined with a highly granular, three-level hierarchical QoS algorithm, a large number of queues can result in a greatly enhanced broadband user experience. This full-featured Layer 2 and Layer 3 router supports a variety of broadband applications, including IPTV and video on demand (VoD), enhancing and extending the Cisco Evolved Programmable Network architecture.

Pre-aggregation for Mobile Applications

Deployed as a pre-aggregation platform for mobile backhaul, the ASR 900 Series router can aggregate cell sites and use Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) as a transport for Radio Access Network (RAN) backhaul traffic. It also provides the timing services required in today’s converged access networks by offering integrated support for the Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS), 10 MHz, 1 Pulse Per Second (1PPS), and Time Of Day (TOD) interfaces. The router also supports synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) and IEEE-1588, and it can act as the source for network clocking for time-division multiplexing (TDM), Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH), Synchronous Optical Network (SONET), Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE), and Global Positioning System (GPS) interfaces. In addition, the ASR 900 Series router can be deployed in small and rugged environments, due to its shallow depth and qualification for extended temperature ranges.

Metro Ethernet Aggregation

The ASR 900 Series router is built to meet service provider requirements for Carrier Ethernet aggregation. It is optimized for remote central office and smaller aggregation sites where a full-featured, modular, small-footprint, and fully redundant aggregation platform is needed. This router offers service flexibility and delivers Layer 2, IP, and MPLS transport for advanced L2VPN, L3VPN, and multicast services.

Major Differentiators

The ASR 900 Series router helps service providers deliver advanced services for residential broadband, mobile, and Metro Ethernet applications. This allows an operator to provide differentiated and cost-effective services to end users.

Flexible Deployment Options

The ASR 900 Series router is designed with a compact form factor to accommodate deployment in small spaces. Available with a range of mounting options, the router can be deployed in space-constrained locations such as ETSI 300-mm deep cabinets. The side-to-side airflow design allows two Cisco ASR 900 Series routers to be mounted back-to-back in a 600-mm cabinet, while the extended temperature range supported by the router allows it to be deployed in locations with minimum environmental control. Small footprint and extended temperature range support allow service providers to extend the reach of their Carrier Ethernet networks to more challenging and remote locations, yet save money on air conditioning.

High Availability and Modularity

The ASR 900 Series router is a modular platform. Cisco offers a choice of multiple distinct route switch processors (RSPs), AC and DC power supplies, a fan tray, and a wide range of interface modules. The Ethernet interfaces are available in copper and fiber, with speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps. The legacy interfaces are available in speeds ranging from nxDS0 to OC-12/STM-4 for Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (PDH), SDH, and SONET. The interface modules, power supplies, and fan tray are all field replaceable.

The design of the Cisco ASR 907 and ASR 903 routers delivers in-box hardware redundancy and supports software redundancy with in-service software upgrade (ISSU) support when a pair of route switch processors is inserted in the chassis.

Operational Efficiency

The ASR 900 Series router features essential capabilities that help service providers simplify and automate the management of their networks, promoting efficiency gains in the deployment and operation of the networks. The router provides proactive diagnostic tools including Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD) which help service providers avoid potential problems before they occur, troubleshoot any problems, and implement solutions when problems are diagnosed.

System Design

The ASR 900 Series routers are built as fully modular systems with a future-ready design. The router chassis supports online field replacement and upgrades of all components. The Cisco ASR 907 Router is designed to contain one fan tray, three power supplies, two route switch processor (RSP) cards, and up to 16 interface module cards. The Cisco ASR 903 Router is designed to contain one fan tray, two power supplies, two RSP cards, and up to six interface module cards. The ASR 902 Router uses the same design as the ASR 903 Router, but due to its smaller size, it has four interface module cards and one RSP card. All components support online replacement and field upgrades, with the exception of the RSP card, which requires the system to be brought down for a replacement or upgrade.

Fan Tray

ASR 900 Series routers have a single fan tray slot, which must be populated for the system to operate. The fan tray contains an optional field-serviceable dust filter and redundant fans. The systems continue to operate on a single fan failure. The systems have been designed to remain operational during the replacement of the fan tray.
In addition to cooling the chassis, the fan tray also contains a connector for dry-contact inputs and several system-level alarm LEDs.

Power Supply

Both an AC and a DC power supply are available for ASR 900 Series routers. The system supports operation on a single power supply, while two power supplies will both function in a load-share configuration. Mixing of AC and DC power supplies in a single operational chassis is supported.

Route Switch Processor

The Cisco ASR 900 Route Switch Processor (RSP) is the centralized card in the system performing the data-plane, network-timing, and control-plane functions for the system.

The RSP engine form factor of the Cisco ASR 902 and ASR 903 routers is identical and can be moved between these two chassis types. However, the form factor of the Cisco ASR 907 RSP engine is different and can currently not be shared across different chassis types.

One RSP slot is provided in the ASR 902 Router, while the ASR 907 and Cisco 903 routers have two RSP slots. The Cisco ASR 900 RSP is a field replaceable unit (FRU).

Interface Modules

Cisco ASR 900 Series routers have interface module slots. The Cisco ASR 902 Router contains four slots
(slots 0 to 3). The Cisco ASR 903 Router contains six slots (slots 0 to 5), and the Cisco ASR 907 Router contains sixteen slots (slots 0 to 15). These interface module slots support all the available interface modules. The supported combination of interface modules depends on the RSP used in the system as well as the chassis being used.

Software

ASR 900 Series routers are supported in Cisco IOS® XE S Software, which is a modular operating system. This software is designed to provide modular packaging, feature velocity, and powerful resiliency. For more information on the supported features and software capabilities, see the Cisco IOS XE Software for Cisco ASR 900 Series Aggregation Services Router data sheet.

Network Management

Cisco ASR 900 Series routers are supported in Cisco Prime for Evolved Programmable Network architectures. Cisco Prime for Evolved Programmable Networks is an end-to-end network management solution that drastically simplifies the design, provisioning, and management of carrier-grade networks. It is a comprehensive solution that centralizes and automates service design, fulfillment, assurance, and performance analysis to help service providers and enterprises lower their costs while meeting high customer expectations.

Table 1 lists the hardware parts available for Cisco ASR 900 Series routers.

Table 1.       Hardware Components for Cisco ASR 900 Series Routers

Part Number

Description

ASR 902 System Components

ASR-902

ASR 902 Router Chassis

ASR-902=

ASR 902 Router Chassis, Spare

A902-FAN-E

ASR 902 Enhanced FAN Tray with FAN Filter Slot

A902-FAN-E=

ASR 902 Enhanced FAN Tray with FAN Filter Slot, Spare

A902-FAN-F

ASR 902 FAN Tray Filter

A902-FAN-F=

ASR 902 FAN Tray Filter, Spare

A902-FAN-F-B=

ASR 902 FAN Tray Filter Blank Panel, Spare

A902-CAB-BRACKET=

ASR 902 Cable Guide Bracket, Spare

A902-RCKMNT-ETSI=

ETSI Rack Mount Option for the Cisco ASR 902, Spare

A902-RCKMNT-19IN=

EIA 19in Rack Mount Option for the Cisco ASR 902, Spare

ASR 903 System Components

ASR-903

ASR 903 Router Chassis

ASR-903=

ASR 903 Router Chassis, Spare

A903-FAN

ASR 903 FAN Tray

A903-FAN=

ASR 903 FAN Tray, Spare

A903-FAN-E

ASR 903 Enhanced FAN Tray with FAN Filter Slot

A903-FAN-E=

ASR 903 Enhanced FAN Tray with FAN Filter Slot, Spare

A903-FAN-F

ASR 903 FAN Tray Filter

A903-FAN-F=

ASR 903 FAN Tray Filter, Spare

A903-FAN-F-B=

ASR 903 FAN Tray Filter Blank Panel, Spare

A903-RCKMNT-ETSI=

ETSI Rack Mount Option for the Cisco ASR 903, Spare

A903-RCKMNT-19IN=

EIA 19in Rack Mount Option for the Cisco ASR 903, Spare

A903-CAB-BRACKET=

ASR 903 Cable Guide Bracket, Spare

ASR 907 System Components

ASR-907

ASR 907 Router Chassis

ASR-907=

ASR 907 Router Chassis, Spare

A907-FAN-E

ASR 907 Enhanced FAN Tray with FAN Filter Slot

A907-FAN-E=

ASR 907 Enhanced FAN Tray with FAN Filter Slot, Spare

A907-FAN-F=

ASR 907 FAN Tray Filter, Spare

A907-FAN-F-B=

ASR 907 FAN Tray Filter Blank Panel, Spare

A907-RCKMNT-ETSI=

ETSI Rack Mount Option for the Cisco ASR 907, Spare

A907-RCKMNT-19IN=

EIA 19in Rack Mount Option for the Cisco ASR 907, Spare

A907-CAB-BRACKET=

ASR 907 Cable Guide Bracket, Spare

ASR 900 Common Equipment

A900-PWR550-A

ASR 900 550W AC Power Supply

A900-PWR550-A=

ASR 900 550W AC Power Supply, Spare

A900-PWR550-D

ASR 900 550W DC Power Supply

A900-PWR550-D=

ASR 900 550W DC Power Supply, Spare

A900-PWR550-D-E

ASR 900 550W DC Power Supply With Enhanced Power Connector

A900-PWR550-D-E=

ASR 900 550W DC Power Supply With Enhanced Power Connector, Spare

A900-PWR1200-A

ASR 900 1200W AC Power Supply

A900-PWR1200-A=

ASR 900 1200W AC Power Supply, Spare

A900-PWR1200-D

ASR 900 1200W DC Power Supply

A900-PWR1200-D=

ASR 900 1200W DC Power Supply, Spare

A900-PWR-BLANK=

ASR 900 Power Supply Blank Cover, Spare

A900-RSPA-BLANK=

ASR 900 Route Switch Processor Type-A Blank Cover, Spare

A900-IMA-BLANK=

ASR 900 Interface Module Type-A Blank Cover, Spare

A900-PWR-BLANK=

ASR 900 Power Supply Blank Cover, Spare

Product Specifications

Tables 2 through 4 list the product, power, and environmental specifications for the Cisco ASR 900 Series routers. Tables 5 and 6 provide safety, compliance, and certification information.

Table 2.       Cisco ASR 900 Series Router System Specifications

Description

Cisco ASR 902 Router

Cisco ASR 903 Router

Cisco ASR 907 Router

Physical specifications1

Height: 3.56 in. (90.424 mm) - 2RU

Width: 17.44 in. (443 mm)

Depth: 9.22 in. (234.2 mm)

Weight:

  24.04 lb (10.9 kg) with one RSP, two DC power supplies, and loaded with a typical combination of interface module cards
  9.48 lb (4.3 kg) for an empty chassis

Height: 5.22 in. (132.6 mm) - 3RU

Width: 17.44 in. (443 mm)

Depth: 9.22 in. (234.2 mm)

Weight:

  34.17 lb (15.5 kg) with two RSPs, two DC power supplies, and loaded with a typical combination of interface module cards
  11.2 lb (5.1 kg) for an empty chassis

Height: 12.22 in. (310.38 mm) - 7RU

Width: 17.44 in. (443 mm)

Depth: 9.22 in. (234.2 mm)

Weight:

  69.32 lb (31.4 kg) with two RSPs, two DC power supplies, and loaded with a typical combination of interface module cards
  34.9 lb (15.9 kg) for an empty chassis

Rack mounts

ETSI rack mount kit

19 in. rack mount kit

Interface modules

4 interface module slots

6 interface module slots

16 interface module slots

Route switch processors

1 RSP slot

2 RSP slots

2 RSP slots

Fan tray

1 fan tray with fan redundancy

2 dry contact input alarms on the fan tray

1 fan tray with fan redundancy

4 dry contact input alarms on the fan tray

Air flow

Side-to-side airflow; inlet on the right side, outlet on the left side when looking from the front

Power supplies

Up to 2 power supplies (AC or DC)

Modules operate in load-share mode

System can operate on a single power supply and supports mixing of one AC and one DC power supplies in a single chassis.

Up to 3 power supplies (AC or DC)

Modules operate in load share mode

System can operate on a single power supply and supports mixing of AC and DC power supplies in a single chassis.

Chassis MTBF at 40ºC operating temperature

900,000 hours

900,000 hours

1,585,000 hours

Fan Tray MTBF at 40ºC operating temperature

600,000 hours

600,000 hours

1,329,000 hours

1.Measured from the front of the chassis (excluding handles from the power supply, fan tray, and interface modules installed
in the chassis)

Table 3.       Power Specifications

Description

Cisco ASR 900 Series Router

 

Power consumption

Maximum input power 1200W (including loss). This is equivalent to 4300 BTU per hr.

Typical input power depends on the actual configuration and can be checked using the Cisco power calculator tool at http://tools.cisco.com/cpc/

AC input voltage and frequency

Voltage range: 85 to 264 VAC, nominal 115 to 230 VAC

Frequency Range: 47 to 63 Hz, nominal 60 to 50 Hz

 

AC Power Supply MTBF at 40ºC operating temperature

300,000 hours

 

DC input voltage

For 550W DC power supply, voltage range: -19.2 to -72V DC, nominal -24 to -48V DC. For 1200W DC power supply, voltage range: -40V to -72V DC, nominal -48 to -60V DC

 

DC Power Supply MTBF at 40ºC operating temperature

300,000 hours

 

Table 4.       Environmental Specifications

Description

Cisco ASR 900 Series Router

Operating environment and altitude1

-40 to 65ºC operating temperature (DC operation), up to 45ºC IM on ASR 903 Router and 55ºC on ASR 907 Router with 1x100G

-5 to 55ºC operating temperature (AC operation)2

0 to 40ºC operating temperature (AC operation)

-60 to 1800m operating altitude (for full operating temperature range)

Up to 4000m operating altitude (at up to 40ºC temperature)

Outside plant

For an outside plant installation, it is required that the router be protected against airborne contaminants, dust, moisture, insects, pests, corrosive gases, polluted air, or other reactive elements present in the outside air. To achieve this level of protection, it is recommended that the unit be installed in a fully sealed enclosure. Examples of such cabinets include IP65 cabinets with heat exchanger complying with Telecordia GR487.

Relative humidity

5 to 95%, noncondensing

Acoustic noise3

Acoustic noise peak operation maximum 55 dBA sound pressure level, bystander position for rack mount products at 20ºC operation as measured by ISO 7779 NAIS noise measurement test standard.

Acoustic noise peak operation complies with Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) GR-63-Core Issue 3 sound power level of 78 dB at 27ºC operation as measured by the ANSI S12.10/ISO 7779 NAIS noise measurement test standard.

Storage environment

Temperature: -40 to 85ºC altitude: 15,000 ft (4570m)

Seismic

Zone 4

Hazardous substances

Reduction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) 6

1 Optics used may limit the temperature range.
2Not more than the following in a one-year period: 96 consecutive hours, or 360 hours total, or 15 occurrences.
3 The above are for normal (nonfailure) operation. When operating with a fan failure, the above may be exceeded.

Table 5.       Safety and Compliance

Type

Standards

Safety

  UL 60950-1, 2nd edition
  CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 2nd edition
  IEC 60950-1, 2nd edition
  EN 60950-1, 2nd edition
  AS/NZS 60950.1:2003

Electromagnetic

  FCC CFR47 Part 15 Class A

Emissions compliance

  EN55022, class A
  CISPR22, class A
  ICES-003, class A
  EN 300 386, class A
  VCCI, class A
  KN22, class A
  EN61000-3-2 to EN61000-3-3

Immunity compliance

  EN 300 386
  EN 61000-6-1
  EN 50082-1
  CISPR24
  EN 55024
  KN 24
  EN 50121-4
  EN/KN 61000-4-2 to EN/KN 61000-4-6
  EN/KN 61000-4-8
  EN/KN 61000-4-11

Power substation system compliance

  IEC-61850-3 (2002)
  IEEE1613 (2009)
  IEC 60870-2-2 Am Class (Cisco ASR 907) and IEC 60870-2-2 Bm Class (Cisco ASR 902/Cisco ASR 903)

NEBS1

  GR-63-CORE Issue 3
  GR-1089-CORE Issue 5
  SR-3580 NEBS Level 3

ETSI

  ETS/EN 300 119 Part 4
  ETS/EN 300 019 - Storage: Class 1.2, Transportation: Class 2.3, In-Use/Operational: Class 3.2
  ETS/EN 300 753

Network synchronization

  ANSI T1.101
  GR-1244-CORE
  GR-253-CORE
  ITU-T G.703 clause 5
  ITU-T G.703 clause 9
  ITU-T G.781
  ITU-T G.813
  ITU-T G.823
  ITU-T G.824
  ITU-T G.8261/Y.1361
  ITU-T G.8262
  ITU-T G.8264
  IEEE1588-2008
1 Notable exception: All cabling is provided through the front panel.

Table 6.       Certifications

Description

Cisco ASR 900 Series Router

Common Criteria

Cisco Aggregation Service Router (ASR) 900 Series (902, 903, and 920) running IOS-XE 3.13.(1)S

MEF

Carrier Ethernet (CE) 1.0 and CE 2.0. MEF 9 and MEF 14.

IEEE 1588-2008

1588TM SLAVE (IEEE CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM)

  IEEE 1588TM Conformity Test Suite for Frequency Synchronization in Telecommunications Networks - Packet Slave Clock
  IEEE Std 1588TM-2008 and Recommendation ITU-T G.8265.1 (10/2010) with Amendments 1 (04/2011) and 2 (10/2012)

Warranty Information

Warranty information is available on Cisco.com at the Product Warranties page.

Service and Support

Cisco offers a wide range of services programs to help accelerate customer success. These innovative services programs are delivered through a unique combination of people, processes, tools, and partners, promoting 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.

Cisco is committed to reducing your total cost of ownership. Cisco offers a portfolio of technical support services to help ensure that Cisco products operate efficiently, remain highly available, and benefit from the most up-to-date system software. The services and support programs described in Table 7 are available as part of the Cisco Carrier Ethernet Switching Service and Support solution and are available directly from Cisco and through resellers.

Table 7.       Service and Support

Advanced Services

Features

Benefits

Cisco Total Implementation Solutions (TIS), available directly from Cisco

Cisco Packaged TIS, available through resellers

  Project management
  Site survey, configuration, and deployment
  Installation, text, and cutover
  Training
  Major moves, adds, and changes
  Design review and product staging
  Supplement existing staff
  Help ensure functions meet needs
  Mitigate risk

Cisco SP Base Support and Service Provider-Based Onsite Support, available directly from Cisco

Cisco Packaged Service Provider- Based Support, available through resellers

  24-hour access to software updates
  Web access to technical repositories
  Telephone support through the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC)
  Advance replacement of hardware parts
  Facilitate proactive or expedited problem resolution
  Lower total cost of ownership by taking advantage of Cisco expertise and knowledge
  Reduce network downtime