® 6500 Series Services SPA Carrier-600 helps enable high-performance IP Security (IPsec) VPN services for secure transport of mission-critical data across the network. It provides enterprises and service providers tremendous flexibility and density as they scale their network infrastructure and expand secure, remote services to branch offices and offsite users.
Figure 1. Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600 with Two Cisco VPN Services Port Adapters
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches offer innovative, next-generation converged services for enterprises and service providers. The Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series VPN Services Port Adapter (VSPA) form the cornerstone of the IPsec VPN technology, and they help enable tremendous cost savings and new revenue streams.
Features and Benefits
Table 1 gives the primary features of the Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600.
Table 1. Features and Benefits of Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600
Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600
Up to 2 Cisco VSPAs per Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600
Creates investment protection and offers flexibility for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches
Up to 10 Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600 modules and 10 Cisco VSPAs in a Cisco Catalyst 6500 chassis
Offers high-density, high-performance IPSec VPN services while maintaining attractive footprint and tremendous scalability
Switch fabric connectivity
Enables the use of 720-Gbps switch fabric modules for data forwarding
Online insertion and removal (OIR)
Supports OIR of both the Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600 and the Cisco VSPA
Increases high availability and provides operational ease of use
Table 2 gives specifications of the Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600.
Table 2. Product Specifications
Compatibility Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 32, 720 Series, or VSS-10G
Minimum software compatibility
Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2 SXI or later native or modular Cisco IOS Software releases
2 double-height Cisco VSPA bays per Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600
Features and benefits
• High performance: 8 Gbps full duplex for each full-height, singlewide slot provides capacity for high-density aggregation
• Switch fabric connectivity: Allows system scalability up to 720 Gbps by offering switch fabric connectivity
• 32 MB egress packet buffer
• OIR of the Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600 and the Cisco VSPAs
• Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
• Storage temperature: -40 to 167°F (-20 to 70°C)
• Relative humidity: 10 to 90%, noncondensing
• Operating altitude: -60 to 2000m
Reliability and availability
OIR of the Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600 and the Cisco VSPAs
Supported with CiscoWorks and CiscoView and CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials (RME)
• Occupies one slot in a Cisco Catalyst
• Requires Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 32, or 720 Series
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.75 x 15.375 x 16 in.
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 4.45 x 39.05 x 40.64 cm
150W power consumption per Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600
300W maximum power consumption with Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600 and two Cisco VSPAs
Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600 status: green (operational); orange (faulty)
Tables 3 and 4 give regulatory compliance for the Cisco Services SPA Carrier-600.
Table 3. Regulatory Standards Compliance: Safety and EMC
Products should comply with CE Markings per directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
• UL 60950
• CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950
• EN 60950
• IEC 60950
• AS/NZS 60950
• 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
• AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
• CISPR2 2 Class A
• EN55022 Class A
• ICES003 Class A
• VCCI Class A
• KN22 Class A
• CNS13438 Class A
• KN immunity series
Table 4. NEBS Compliance and ETSI 300-019 Environmental Requirements
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