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Ethernet Services Plus Line Cards on Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches Data Sheet

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Product Overview

The Ethernet Services Plus (ES+) line cards use an extensible design that allows service prioritization for voice, video, and data services. Service providers and enterprises can benefit from the improved economics, density, advanced quality-of-service (QoS) features, and high performance of these fixed-configuration line cards. With the same basic architecture and features, Ethernet Services Plus Extended Transport (ES+XT) line cards support G.709 framing and Forward Error Correction (FEC) across dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) networks, enabling optical links to span greater distances.

The ES Plus cards’ programmable interface processors protect network investments and reduce total cost of ownership. The design increases connectivity options and offers superior service intelligence through programmable interface processors operating at line rate. This data sheet contains the specifications for the ES Plus (ES+ and ES+XT) line cards (Figure 1) as supported on the Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series Switches. This is a subset of the hardware and features supported on the Cisco® 7600 Series Routers. For more information about Cisco 7600 Series support, please visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps368/products_data_sheets_list.html.

Figure 1. ES Plus (ES+ and ES+XT) line cards supported on Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series: 4-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Designed for interface flexibility and IP-over-DWDM integration in IP and Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) provider edge, WAN and metropolitan area network (MAN) applications, and data center interconnects (DCI), Ethernet Services Plus line cards support up to 40 Gbps of bandwidth with four ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, or 20 Gbps with two ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The cards offer hierarchical QoS (H-QoS), Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), Advanced VPLS (A-VPLS) Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS), MPLS Layer 3 VPNs (L3VPNs), and full Layer 3 IP/MPLS routing.

The innovative architecture of these industry-leading, premium line cards is designed to deliver cost-effective, high-touch features, combining both application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and network processor technologies for an optimal combination of performance and flexibility. The ES Plus line cards provide distributed forwarding with proven ASIC technology in the forwarding path (routing, switching, NetFlow, and access control lists [ACLs]). Additionally, four (for the ES+40 line cards) or two (for the ES+20 line cards) programmable network processors are included in the forwarding plane to enable queuing, shaping, and special packet-processing functions. This technology combination offers customers the necessary flexibility for future service deployments and allows them to scale the system capacity as required.

Main Features and Benefits

Table 1 lists the features and benefits of the ES Plus line cards.

Table 1. Features and Benefits of ES Plus Line Cards

Feature

ES Plus Line Card

Benefit

Line-card form factor

4- and 2-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Offers economical, high-density, high-performance WAN services with excellent scalability

Performance

Line rate with services enabled

Provides line-rate forwarding performance on 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces with services enabled

Packet memory

512 MB

Provides Up to 200 milliseconds (ms) of combined bidirectional buffering (100ms at ingress and 100 ms egress) at 10 Gbps

Switch-fabric connectivity

Two 20-Gbps fabric channels

Offers 40-Gbps fabric connectivity

Online insertion and removal (OIR)

Supports OIR for the line cards

Provides hitless OIR to reduce the negative effects of addition, change, and remove operations

Product Specifications

Tables 2 and 3 list the specifications of the ES Plus line cards, and Tables 4, 5, and 6 list features supported.

Table 2. Product Specifications

Description

Specification

Chassis compatibility

Cisco Catalyst 6503-E Switch
Cisco Catalyst 6504 and 6504-E Switches
Cisco Catalyst 6506 and 6506-E Switches
Cisco Catalyst 6509, 6509-E, and 6509-V-E Switches
Cisco Catalyst 6513 and 6513-E Switches

Central-forwarding-engine compatibility

The line cards are compatible with the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3B/3BXL and Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine VS-S720-3C/3CXL
The ES Plus line cards require dual-channel switch-fabric connectivity; therefore, these line cards are not supported with the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 32 or in slots 1 through 8 of the Cisco 6513/6513-E chassis.

Distributed forwarding card (DFC)

Choice of Cisco DFC 3C or 3CXL (DFC-3C or DFC-3CXL, respectively)
Line-rate distributed forwarding with services enabled; up to approximately 48 million packets per second (mpps) per line card
DFC 3C:
Allows up to 256,000 hardware-based forwarding entries
Allows up to 128,000 NetFlow entries
DFC 3CXL:
Optimized for the IP/MPLS provider edge, offering multiple IP services such as Layer 3 VPNs, IPv6, and triple-play services (data, voice, and video)
Up to 1 million hardware-based forwarding entries
Up to 256,000 NetFlow entries

Minimum software

Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXJ1 or later

Packet memory

512 MB for 200 ms of combined input and output buffering at 10 Gbps (100 ms ingress and 100 ms egress)

Link encapsulations

Ethernet II and IEEE 802.1q encapsulations

Hardware queues

ES+ and ES+XT 40-Gbps line cards:
128,000 ingress queues
128,000 egress queues
ES+ and ES+XT 20G line cards:
64,000 ingress queues
64,000 egress queues

MAC addresses

Up to 96,000 MAC addresses per ES Plus line card
Hardware-based MAC learning at wire rate

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 percent, noncondensing
Operating altitude: -60 to 2000m

MIBs

Cisco Optical Transport Network MIB (CISCO-OTN-MIB)
Cisco Entity MIB (CISCO-ENTITY-MIB)
Cisco Entity Asset MIB
Cisco Entity Field-Replaceable Unit (FRU) Control MIB
Cisco Entity Alarm MIB
Interface IF MIB (RFC 2233)
Definitions of Managed Objects for Bridges (RFC 1493)
Evolution of Interfaces Group of MIB-II (RFC 1573)
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) MIB II (RFC 1213)
Remote Monitoring (RMON) MIB (RFC 1757)
Switch Monitoring (SMON) MIB
Check the following MIB finder for more information: http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml

Network management

CiscoWorks, CiscoView and CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials (RME)

Physical specifications

Occupies 1 slot in a Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch
Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.75 x 15.375 x 16 in (4.445 X 39.053 X 40.64 cms)
Weight
2-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet line card (7600-ES+2TG/76-ES+XT-2TG): 11.5 lb
4-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet line card (7600-ES+4TG/76-ES+XT-4TG): 12.4 lb

Maximum power consumption (watts)

Ethernet Services cards
7600-ES+2TG3C: 269
7600-ES+2TG3CXL: 297
7600-ES+4TG3C: 371
7600-ES+4TG3CXL: 399
Ethernet Services with Extended Transport cards
76-ES+XT-2TG3C: 273W
76-ES+XT-2TG3CXL: 301W
76-ES+XT-4TG3C: 378W
76-ES+XT-4TG3CXL: 406W

Indicators

Status: green (operational); red (faulty)

Regulatory compliance

CE Marking

Safety

UL 60950
CSA C22.2 No. 60950
EN60950
TS001
IEC 60950
AS/NZS3260

Electromagnetic compatibility

FCC Part 15 Class A
ICES-003 Class A
VCCI Class A
EN55022 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
AS/NZS3548 Class A
EN61000-3-2
EN61000-3-3
EN61000-3-1
EN55024
EN50082-1
EN300 386
AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A
EN61000-6-1

Telecommunications standards

ITU-T G.691
ITU-T G.707
ITU-T G.709 (OTN)
ITU-T G.783 Sections 9-10
ITU-T G.784
ITU-T G.803
ITU-T G.825
ITU-T G.826
ITU-T G.841
ITU-T G.957 Table 3
ITU-T G.958FCC Part 15 Class A

Table 3. DWDM Line Interface Specifications

Description

Specification

Bit rate

9.953280 Gbps +/- 4.6 ppm
10.3125 Gbps +/- 4.6 ppm
11.049 Gbps +/- 4.6 ppm
11.0957 Gbps +/- 4.6 ppm

Spectral width at 20 dB (lambda delta 20)

≤ 30 GHz

Optical Transmitter

Type

Lithium niobate external modulator

Output power (PTmin to PTmax)

-1 dBm, + 3 dBm

Required optical return loss, minimum (ORLmin)

27 dB

Extinction ratio, minimum (reminx)

> 9 dB

Laser safety class

1

Optical Receiver

Type

Avalanche photo diode (APD)

Chromatic dispersion tolerance (DLRmax)

Up to 1600 ps/nm

Minimum BER (BERmin)

FEC off

FEC on

E-FEC on

10E-12
10E-15
10E-15

Reflectance between far-end Tx and near-end Rx (maximum)

-27 dB

Input wavelength bandwidth (lambdac_rx)

1260 to 1607 nm

Connector type (Tx/Rx)

LC, duplex

Table 4. Feature Support

Description

Specification

IP/MPLS network protocols

IPv4 unicast and multicast
IPv6 unicast and multicast
MPLS Provider Edge Layer 2 and 3 VPNs
MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE)
MPLS Fast Reroute (FRR)
Differentiated Services (DiffServ)-aware MPLS-TE
Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) and IP-in-IP tunneling
VPLSoGRE
A-VPLSoGRE
Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS)
VPLS

QoS

Modular QoS CLI (MQC)
Policing granularity down to 64 kbps and supported on both ingress and egress
Access control lists (ACLs)
Classification, marking, policing, and queuing
Differentiated services code point (DSCP)
Complex remarking of Ethernet and IP/MPLS headers

Congestion avoidance

Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED) based on IP precedence and DSCP

Queuing and shaping

Enhanced Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (CBWFQ)
Egress Low-Latency Queuing (LLQ)
Ingress and egress shaping

Traffic classification and bandwidth policing

Classification based on:

Extended ACL
IP precedence and IP DSCP
MPLS Experimental Bits (EXP)
VLAN
Input VLAN
Class of service (CoS): Inner and outer
Policer: One-rate two-color and two-rate three-color policers on both ingress and egress

ACLs and security

Up to 32,000 ACL entries with no forwarding degradation
Hardware counters for ACL hits

Layer 2 and 3 VPNs

Layer 2 VPNs
EoMPLS
VPLS
MPLS L3 VPN (RFC 2547-bis)
Inter-Autonomous Systems (AS) and Carrier-Supporting-Carrier
Multicast VPN (mVPN)
mVPN Extranet

Protection and bundling

MPLS FRR

Table 5. Optical Transport Network (OTN) Feature Support

Description

Specification

Protocol support

OTN G.709 compliant; selectable
Mapping of IEEE 802.3ae 10GBASE-R signal into an overclocked
OPU1e running at 11.0491 Gbps
OPU2e running at 11.0975 Gbps
Internal (system) and line (network) loopback
Local (internal) or loop (recovered from network) timing
±100 parts per million (ppm) local clock accuracy over operating temperature

Alarms and performance monitoring

Alarm reporting
Loss of signal (LOS)
Loss of OTN frame (LOF)
Loss of OTN multiframe (LOM)
OTU alarm indication signal (OTU-AIS)
OTU backward defect indication (OTU-BDI)
ODU alarm indication signal (ODU-AIS)
ODU open connection indication (ODU-OCI)
ODU locked (ODU-LCK)
ODU backward defect indication (ODU-BDI)
ODU payload type identifier mismatch (ODU-PTIM)
OTU incoming alignment (OTU-IAE)
OTU_SF_BER and OTU_SD_BER alarms based on the monitoring of OTU BIP errors with a user-settable threshold
Error counts: OTU BIP, OTU BEI, ODU BIP, and ODU BEI
Threshold crossing alerts (TCAs) for OTU BIP errors (SM-TCA) and ODU BIP errors (PM-TCA) with user-settable threshold

FEC features

No FEC: ability to turn off error correction for use with non-FEC supporting interfaces
GFEC: standard G.709
EFEC: standard G.975.I.4
FEC statistics for corrected errors (EC), last-second corrected errors (EC), and uncorrected words (UC)

Table 6. SONET/SDH WAN PHY Feature Support

SONET/SDH Features and Functions

Ethernet WAN Interface

Comments

Synchronization

Supported

Ethernet WAN interface cannot be used in SONET/SDH rings

Section, line, and path BIP8

Supported

Errors are detected and counted

Section trace

Supported

Pointer operation and action

Supported

H1 and H2 are used to get the location of SPE

Defects or anomalies: LOS, SEF, LOF, S-BIP, L-BIP, AIS- L, RDI-L, AIS-P, LOP-P, P-BIP, and PLM-P

Supported

Counters for section, line, and path BIP errors

Interface Module Support

Table 7 lists the interface modules supported.

Table 7. ES Plus Line Card XFP and SFP Modules Supported

Part Number for ES Plus Line Cards 10-GbpsSmall Form-Factor Pluggable (XFP)

Wavelength

Mode

Distance

XFP-10GZR-OC192LR, LAN-PHY

1550 nm

Single mode (SM)

49.7 mi (80 km)

XFP-10GER-OC192IR+, LAN-PHY

1550 nm

SM

24.8 mi (40 km)

XFP-10GLR-OC192SR, LAN-PHY

1310 nm

SM

6.2 mi (10 km)

Ordering Information

Tables 8 and 9 provide ordering information for the modules and line cards.

Table 8. Ordering Information for Cisco ES Plus Line Cards: 10 Gigabit Ethernet DWDMXFPModules
Note: The DWDM XFP products in Table 8 can be ordered as spares only.

Product Number

Description

ITU Channel

DWDM-XFP-60.61=

10GBASE-DWDM 1560.61 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

21

DWDM-XFP-59.79=

10GBASE-DWDM 1559.79 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

22

DWDM-XFP-58.98=

10GBASE-DWDM 1558.98 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

23

DWDM-XFP-58.17=

10GBASE-DWDM 1558.17 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

24

DWDM-XFP-56.55=

10GBASE-DWDM 1556.55 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

26

DWDM-XFP-55.75=

10GBASE-DWDM 1555.75 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

27

DWDM-XFP-54.94=

10GBASE-DWDM 1554.94 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

28

DWDM-XFP-54.13=

10GBASE-DWDM 1554.13 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

29

DWDM-XFP-52.52=

10GBASE-DWDM 1552.52 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

31

DWDM-XFP-51.72=

10GBASE-DWDM 1551.72 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

32

DWDM-XFP-50.92=

10GBASE-DWDM 1550.92 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

33

DWDM-XFP-50.12=

10GBASE-DWDM 1550.12 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

34

DWDM-XFP-48.51=

10GBASE-DWDM 1548.51 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

36

DWDM-XFP-47.72=

10GBASE-DWDM 1547.72 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

37

DWDM-XFP-46.92=

10GBASE-DWDM 1546.92 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

38

DWDM-XFP-46.12=

10GBASE-DWDM 1546.12 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

39

DWDM-XFP-44.53=

10GBASE-DWDM 1544.53 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

41

DWDM-XFP-43.73=

10GBASE-DWDM 1543.73 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

42

DWDM-XFP-42.94=

10GBASE-DWDM 1542.94 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

43

DWDM-XFP-42.14=

10GBASE-DWDM 1542.14 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

44

DWDM-XFP-40.56=

10GBASE-DWDM 1540.56 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

46

DWDM-XFP-39.77=

10GBASE-DWDM 1539.77 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

47

DWDM-XFP-38.98=

10GBASE-DWDM 1538.98 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

48

DWDM-XFP-38.19=

10GBASE-DWDM 1538.19 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

49

DWDM-XFP-36.61=

10GBASE-DWDM 1536.61 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

51

DWDM-XFP-35.82=

10GBASE-DWDM 1535.82 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

52

DWDM-XFP-35.04=

10GBASE-DWDM 1535.04 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

53

DWDM-XFP-34.25=

10GBASE-DWDM 1534.25 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

54

DWDM-XFP-32.68=

10GBASE-DWDM 1532.68 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

56

DWDM-XFP-31.90=

10GBASE-DWDM 1531.90 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

57

DWDM-XFP-31.12=

10GBASE-DWDM 1531.12 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

58

DWDM-XFP-30.33=

10GBASE-DWDM 1530.33 nm XFP (100-GHz ITU grid)

59

Table 9. Ordering Information for Ethernet Services Plus Line Cards

Product Name

Part Number

Cisco 7600 Series Ethernet Services Plus 20G Line Card, 2-port 10 GE XFP and DFC-3C

7600-ES+2TG3C

Cisco 7600 Series Ethernet Services Plus 20G Line Card, 2-port 10 GE XFP and DFC-3CXL

7600-ES+2TG3CXL

Cisco 7600 Series Ethernet Services Plus 40G Line Card, 4-port 10 GE XFP and DFC-3C

7600-ES+4TG3C

Cisco 7600 Series Ethernet Services Plus 40G Line Card, 4-port 10 GE XFP and DFC-3CXL

7600-ES+4TG3CXL

Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus XT, LAN/WAN PHY, OTN/G.709, 2x10GE, XFP, DFC3C

76-ES+XT-2TG3C

Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus XT, LAN/WAN PHY, OTN/G.709, 2x10GE, XFP, DFC3CXL

76-ES+XT-2TG3CXL

Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus XT, LAN/WAN PHY, OTN/G.709, 4x10GE, XFP, DFC3C

76-ES+XT-4TG3C

Cisco 7600 Series ES Plus XT, LAN/WAN PHY, OTN/G.709, 4x10GE, XFP, DFC3CXL

76-ES+XT-4TG3CXL

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For More Information

For more information about the Ethernet Services Plus and Ethernet Services Plus Extended Transport 20- and 40‑Gbps line cards, visit http://www.cisco.com/ or contact your local Cisco account representative.