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Product Overview

The Cisco® ME 3600X 24CX Switch is a member of the Cisco ME 3600X Series Ethernet Access Switches product series, a multiservice access platform optimized for Carrier Ethernet deployments. As Carrier Ethernet access networks converge, a versatile platform like the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX allows service providers to offer multiple services from the same access device. Built for the convergence of wireline and wireless services, the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX offers a combination of Gigabit Ethernet, 10-Gigabit Ethernet, time-division multiplexing (TDM), and timing services. Build upon an architecture that is similar to existing switches in the Cisco ME 3600X Series, the 24CX allows service providers to initiate Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) -based VPN services from within the access layer. Designed around crucial Carrier Ethernet features that simplify network operation, the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX supports premium services with enhanced service-level agreement (SLA) capabilities. An optional “pay-as-you-grow” feature and service activation model gives service providers a flexible, cost-effective solution.

The Cisco ME 3600X-24CX Switch (Figure 1) is 2-rack-unit (2RU), fixed-form-factor platform with the following interface build into the system:

24 GE ports including 8 dual-purpose ports (10/100/1000 and Small Form-Factor Pluggable [SFP]) and 16 SFP ports

4 10-Gigabit Ethernet Small Form-Factor Pluggable (XFP) ports

16 T1/E1 ports

4 OC3 ports

Figure 1. Cisco ME 3600X 24CX Switch

Benefits

Created for the delivery of today and tomorrow’s access services, the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX supports existing and next-generation features and technology while remaining operationally simple to deploy and manage. It offers the following major benefits.

Powered by the Cisco Carrier Ethernet ASIC

Powered by the Cisco Carrier Ethernet application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), designed specifically for service providers, the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX delivers essential Carrier Ethernet technologies including hierarchical quality of service (HQoS), MPLS, and Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS). This custom and advanced ASIC design provides uninterrupted line rate performance while delivering complex and taxing services such as access control list (ACL) and HQoS. The Carrier Ethernet ASIC integrates Cisco traffic management innovation to deliver intelligent packet switching and routing operations.

MPLS in the Access Layer

The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX extends MPLS into the access layer by allowing service providers to initiate MPLS-based Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services from within the access layer. The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX gives service providers the ability to expand MPLS toward their network edge to gain the advantages of a single unified MPLS control plane across their networks. The Cisco ME3600X 24CX offers full VPLS support allowing multipoint services definition. For additional flexibility, VPLS can be deployed as a full mesh or with a hierarchy (HVPLS).

Pay-as-You-Grow Investment Model

The use of licensing to activate features on the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX allows service providers to customize and schedule their investment in access features for a time when network growth and customer demand justify the investment. Unlike investments in the core and edge, where the physical location of network assets has minimal impact on their accessibility and usage, the ROI on an access element is heavily influenced by its location in the network and proximity to customers. The ability to deploy the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX and later activate features as demand and growth or service activation dictate, with little if any need for service calls, delivers highly measureable investment protection. This allows flexible timing for deploying MPLS, TDM or 10-Gigabit Ethernet services, and boosting service capacity.

Advanced Service-Level Agreements

Service-aware quality of service (QoS) allows service providers to expand and differentiate their services portfolio with highly advanced and differentiating SLAs. The HQoS capabilities of the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX scale to eight queues per service, three levels of scheduling, and buffer volumes capable of accommodating today’s most demanding wireline and wireless applications.

Mobile Timing and Synchronization Services

The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX provides the timing services required in today’s converged access network to support mobile solutions including Radio Access Network (RAN) applications, and offers integrated support for the Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS), 10 MHz, 1 Pulse Per Second (1PPS) and Time Of Day (ToD) interfaces. The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX also supports synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) with Ethernet Synchronization Messaging Channel (ESMC) and Synchronization Status Messages (SSM) to allow excellent clock source traceability. The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX hardware is ready for IEEE-1588, and can act as the source for network clocking for TDM, SDH and SONET interfaces and SyncE.

Operational Efficiency for Carrier Ethernet Access Deployments

The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX features major enhancements that help service providers simplify and facilitate the management of their networks, resulting in diminishing operational costs. This unique feature set allows the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX to be deployed in a variety of applications including business service with 10-Gigabit Ethernet User Network Interface (UNI) and Ethernet mobile backhaul. These features enhance performance awareness, facilitate troubleshooting, and simplify service turn-up and restoration, ultimately reducing operational costs. “Dying gasp” for power indicators and four external alarm inputs to detect changes in remote sites further help service providers manage the health of network elements.

High-Performance Hardware

Based on the Cisco Carrier Ethernet ASIC, the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX is a nonblocking switching system providing line-rate Carrier Ethernet performance. The custom Cisco Carrier Ethernet ASIC technology delivers next-generation Carrier Ethernet service integration without impacting line-rate performance. The 2RU switch holds two slots for hot-swappable and redundant power supplies. Three fans are integrated into each power supply, providing fan redundancy. High availability is also achieved on the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX through proactive diagnostic tools including Generic On-Line Diagnostics (GOLD) and Onboard Failure Logging (OBFL). These tools help service providers avoid potential problems before they occur and troubleshoot and diagnose problems once identified.

Universal Customer Premises Equipment

With all interfaces build in, this fixed-form-factor platform is versatile and can cover many deployment scenarios including Gigabit Ethernet and 10-Gigabit Ethernet along with TMD deployments. The licensing mechanism supports enabling TDM or additional 10-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces as required for a particular deployment, allowing service providers to customize the configuration of the device and pay only when their services grow. This mechanism also allows for investment protection, as one can always turn on additional services or interfaces on demand. With support for extended temperatures, the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX can be deployed in harsh environments and remote locations, allowing service providers to extend their Carrier Ethernet networks and also save money on air conditioning.

Table 1 lists the hardware parts available for the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX.

Table 1. Cisco ME 3600X 24CX Switch Hardware Options

Part Number

Product Name

ME-3600X-24CX-M

Cisco ME 3600X 24CX Switch

PWR-ME3KX-AC

Cisco ME 3800X Series field-replaceable AC power supply and fan module

PWR-ME3KX-DC

Cisco ME 3800X Series field-replaceable DC power supply and fan module

PWR-ME3KX-AC=

Cisco ME 3800X Series spare field-replaceable AC power supply and fan module

PWR-ME3KX-DC=

Cisco ME 3800X Series spare field-replaceable DC power supply and fan module

ME-FANTRAY=

Cisco ME 3800X Series spare fan tray

ME-FANTRAY-XL=

Cisco ME 3600X 24CX XL spare fan tray

RCKMNT-ME3CX-ETSI

ETSI Rack mount option for the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX

RCKMNT-ME3CX-ETSI=

Spare ETSI rack mount option for the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX

RCKMNT-ME3CX-19IN=

Spare 19-in. rack mount option for Cisco ME 3600X 24CX

ME-3600X-24CX-M=

Spare Cisco ME 3600X 24CX Switch

MEM-ME3K-2GB

Cisco ME 3600X and ME3800X SD Memory Card 2GB

MEM-ME3K-2GB=

Cisco ME 3600X and ME3800X SD Memory Card 2GB Spare

MEM-ME3K-4GB

Cisco ME 3600X and ME3800X SD Memory Card 4GB

MEM-ME3K-4GB=

Cisco ME 3600X and ME3800X SD Memory Card 4GB Spare

The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX Switch supports a wide range of SFP and XFP optic modules. Table 2 lists their part numbers.

Table 2. SFP and XFP Modules Supported with Cisco ME 3600X 24CX

Part number

SFP

SFP-GE-L, SFP-GE-S, SFP-GE-Z, GLC-LH-SM, GLC-SX-MM, GLC-SX-MMD, GLC-LH-SMD, GLC-T, SFP-GE-T, GLC-FE-100FX-RGD, GLC-FE-100LX-RGD, GLC-LX-SM-RGD, GLC-SX-MM-RGD, GLC-ZX-SM-RGD, GLC-BX-U (CPN 10-2094-02), GLC-BX-D (CPN 10-2093-02), GLC-EX-SMD, GLC-ZX-SM, GLC-FE-100FX, GLC-FE-100EX, GLC-FE-100ZX, GLC-FE-100LX, GLC-FE-100BX-U, GLC-FE-100BX-D, CWDM-SFP-1470, CWDM-SFP-1490, CWDM-SFP-1510, CWDM-SFP-1530, CWDM-SFP-1550, CWDM-SFP-1570, CWDM-SFP-1590, CWDM-SFP-1610, DWDM-SFP-6061, DWDM-SFP-5979, DWDM-SFP-5898, DWDM-SFP-5817, DWDM-SFP-5736, DWDM-SFP-5655, DWDM-SFP-5575, DWDM-SFP-5413, DWDM-SFP-5494, DWDM-SFP-5332, DWDM-SFP-5252, DWDM-SFP-5172, DWDM-SFP-5092, DWDM-SFP-5012, DWDM-SFP-4931, DWDM-SFP-4851, DWDM-SFP-4772, DWDM-SFP-4692, DWDM-SFP-4612, DWDM-SFP-4532, DWDM-SFP-4453, DWDM-SFP-4373, DWDM-SFP-4294, DWDM-SFP-4214, DWDM-SFP-4134, DWDM-SFP-4056, DWDM-SFP-3977, DWDM-SFP-3898, DWDM-SFP-3819, DWDM-SFP-3739, DWDM-SFP-3661, DWDM-SFP-3582, DWDM-SFP-3504, DWDM-SFP-3425, DWDM-SFP-3346, DWDM-SFP-3268, DWDM-SFP-3190, DWDM-SFP-3112, DWDM-SFP-3033, DWDM-SFP-6141

XFP

XFP-10G-MM-SR, XFP10GLR192SR-RGD, XFP10GER192IR-RGD, XFP10GZR192LR-RGD, XFP10GLR-192SR-L, XFP10GER-192IR-L, XFP-10GZR-OC192LR, and DWDM-XFP-C

Flexible Software Options

The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX supports the Cisco IOS® Software activation feature. With this feature, Cisco IOS Software feature sets can be activated by Cisco software licenses. This flexibility allows service providers to invest in software resources only when their businesses need it. The Cisco ME 3600X 24 CX offers two different Cisco IOS Software licenses:

The Metro IP Access license offers advanced QoS, Carrier Ethernet Layer 2 features, Ethernet operations, administration, and maintenance (OAM), Layer 3 features for advanced IP routing protocols, multi-VPN routing, and Forwarding Customer Edge (multi-VRF CE) capabilities.

The Advanced Metro IP Access license adds the following capabilities to the Metro IP Access image: MPLS, Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS) pseudowires, VPLS, MPLS traffic engineering (TE), Fast Reroute (FRR), and MPLS VPN support.

In addition, the following feature license is available:

The IEEE 1588-2008 Boundary Clock license provides support for 1588-2008 Boundary Clock functionality.

Table 3 lists the main features in the Cisco IOS Software licenses for the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX Switch.

Table 3. Feature Sets in Cisco ME 3600X 24CX Licenses

Metro IP Access

Advanced Metro IP Access

IEEE 1588-2008 BC

Layer 2: Ethernet virtual circuit (EVC) and 802.1Q

All features in Metro IP Access

IEEE 1588-2008 Boundary Clock

IP routing: Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced IGRP (EIGRP), Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), and Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)

MPLS

MPLS TE and FRR

PIM (SM, DM, and SSM), SSM mapping

MPLS OAM

Ethernet OAM (802.1ag, 802.3ah, E-LMI, 1731 FM and PM)

MPLS VPN (MVPN

MST, REP, Flexlink, G.8032

EoMPLS

SyncE, ESMC, SSM, T1/E1 line timing, BITS and IEEE 1588v2

Pseudowire redundancy

Switch Database Management (SDM) templates

VPLS and HVPLS

Multi-VRF CE (VRF-lite) with service awareness :Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), ping, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), syslog, traceroute, FTP, and Trivial FTP (TFTP)

MPLS Transport (TP)

TDM pseudowire

With all interfaces build in the chassis, service providers can enable TDM and additional 10-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces only when needed using the interfaces license. The Cisco ME 3600X 24CX supports the following interface licenses.

The 2 Ports 10GE Upgrade license enables the third and fourth 10-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The first two interfaces are enabled by default and do not require licenses. Table 4 shows the modes of operation supported with their respective interface configurations. To provide more flexibility, the mode of operation is software-selectable by the user.

The 4 Ports T1/E1 license enables four T1/E1 interfaces.

The 16 Ports T1/E1 license enables all 16 T1/E1 interfaces.

Table 4. Cisco ME 3600X 24CX Switch Modes of Operation

Mode of Operation 1:
24GE + 2 10GE Interfaces

Mode of Operation 2:
8GE + 4 10GE Interfaces

Mode of Operation 3:
16GE + 3 10GE Interfaces

2 port 10GE Upgrade license

Not required

Required

Required

GE Interfaces

24

8

16

10GE Interfaces

2

4

3

T1/E1 Interfaces

Supported;
Require T1/E1 license

Supported;
Require T1/E1 license

Supported;
Require T1/E1 license

OC3 / STM1 Interfaces

Not supported currently

Not Supported currently

Not Supported currently

Table 5 lists all the feature and interface licenses options available.

Table 5. Cisco ME 3600X 24CX Switch Software Options

Part Number

Product Name

License Options

ME3600X-I

Cisco ME 3600X Series Metro IP Access Software Paper License

ME3600X-A

Cisco ME 3600X Series Advanced Metro IP Access Software Paper License

ME3600X-2X10G-CX

2 Ports 10G License PAK for ME 3600X 24CX Switch

ME3600X-4T1E1

4 Port T1/E1 License Paper PAK for ME 3600 24CX Series

ME3600X-16T1E1

16 Port T1/E1 License E-Delivery PAK for ME 3600 24CX Series

ME3600X-1588BC

IEEE 1588-2008 BC License PAK for ME3600 24CX Series

Product Activation Keys

ME3600X-LIC=

Product activation key for ME 3600X Series (Paper Delivery)

L-ME3600X-LIC=

Product activation key for ME 3600X Series (E-Delivery)

License Upgrade Options

L-ME3600X-A

Cisco ME 3600X Series Advanced Metro IP Access Software E-License

L-ME3600X-2X10G-CX

2 Ports 10G License E-delivery PAK for ME 3600X 24CX Switch

L-ME3600X-4T1E1

4 Port T1/E1 License Paper PAK for ME 3600X Series

L-ME3600X-16T1E1

16 Port T1/E1 License E-Delivery PAK for ME 3600X Series

L-ME3600X-1588BC

IEEE 1588-2008 BC License E-Delivery PAK for ME3600 24CX Series

Software Options

S360XTVT-15202S

Cisco ME 3600 24CX IOS Universal Without Crypto TAR, Release 15.2(2)S

S360XTVT-15204S

Cisco ME 3600 24CX IOS Universal Without Crypto TAR, Release 15.2(4)S

S360XTVK9T-15202S

Cisco ME 3600 24CX IOS Universal TAR, Release 15.2(2)S

S360XTVK9T-15204S

Cisco ME 3600 24CX IOS Universal TAR, Release 15.2(4)S

S360XTVT-15301S

Cisco ME 360X 24CX SERIES IOS UNIVERSAL W/O CRYPTO TAR –Release 15.3(1)S

S360XTVK9T-15301S

Cisco ME 360X 24CX SERIES IOS UNIVERSAL TAR –Release 15.3(1)S

S360XTVT-15302S

Cisco ME 360X 24CX SERIES IOS UNIVERSAL W/O CRYPTO TAR –Release 15.3(2)S

S360XTVK9T-15302S

Cisco ME 360X 24CX SERIES IOS UNIVERSAL TAR –Release 15.3(2)S

Main Features

Table 6 lists the features of the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX Switch.

Table 6. Cisco ME 3600X 24CX Features

Features

Specification

Ethernet Services

EVCs for:
QinQ
Selective QinQ
Inner and outer VLAN classification
EVC Push and Pop rewrite
EVC local connect
Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling (L2PT)
HVPLS, VPLS, VPLS with Border Gateway protocol [BGP] signaling,
Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWS), EoMPLS, pseudowire redundancy
Ethernet Data Plane loopback (Terminal and Facility)

Layer 3 Services

Layer 3 routing
IPv4 and IPv6 dual stack
IPv4 routing: BGP, IS-IS, OSPF
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
IPv6 routing: BGP, IS-IS, OSPF
IPv6 Provider Edge (6PE)
IPv6 VPN over MPLS (6VPE)
MPLS
Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
Targeted LDP (TLDP)
Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
Differentiated Services (DiffServ)-aware traffic engineering
MPLS L3VPN
MPLS Traffic Engineering (including TE-FRR)
Carrier Supporting Carrier (CsC) with BGP as CE-PE routing protocol
BGP with label distribution (RFC 3107)
Routed pseudowire
Integrated Routing and Bridging (IRB)
Policy Based Routing (PBR)
IP Fast Reroute (IP FRR)
Remote Loop Free Alternate (LFA)

TDM Pseudowire

Support for MPLS
Pseudowire setup and maintenance using LDP: RFC 4447
Structure-Agnostic TDM over Packet (SAToP): RFC 4553
Circuit Emulation Service over Packet Switched Network (CESoPSN): RFC 5086

QoS

Up to 4000 egress queues per system
Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (CBWFQ)
Priority queuing
2-rate 3-color (2R3C) ingress policing, egress policing (1R2C) for low latency queuing (LLQ)
Ingress and egress marking class of service (CoS), differentiated services code point (DSCP), and MPLS experimental bits
Egress shaping per port and per queue
Modular QoS CLI (MQC)
3-level HQoS
Classification based on inner and outer CoS or VLAN ID
Copy inner to outer CoS
Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED)
IPV6 QoS

Multicast

IPv4 multicast
Protocol Independent Multicast sparse mode (PIM-SM), PIM Source-Specific Multicast (PIM SSM), and PIM SSM mapping
Internet Group Management Protocol Versions 1, 2, and 3 (IGMPv1, v2, and v3)
IGMPv1, v2, and v3 snooping on switchport, EVC interfaces, and pseudowires.
PIMs snooping
IPv4 multicast per VRF Lite
Multicast VPN (MVPN)

Security

Authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA); TACACS+; Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol; MAC limiting per Ethernet flow point (EFP) or bridge domain; and unicast, multicast, and broadcast storm control blocking on any interface or port
Layer 2 ACLs
Layer 3 ACLs
ACL on switchport, EVC, and routed interfaces
Mac limit per bridge domain or VPLS instance
Control plane policing
DHCP snooping with option 82
Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI)
SPAN
802.1x Authenticator

Availability

Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP)
ITU-T G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching
IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MST)
Per-VLAN Rapid Spanning Tree (PVRST+)
MPLS TE FRR
Flexlink
BFD for Static, ISIS, OSPF, and BGP
BFD over Switched Virtual Interface (SVI)
BFD triggered FRR
802.3ad link aggregation bundles
MPLS IGP-LDP synchronization
LACP 1-1 redundancy with Fast Switchover
EoMPLS Link Path Through

Operations, Administration, and Maintenance

CFM (802.1ag)
Link OAM (802.3ah)
MPLS OAM
E-LMI (CE and PE)
ITU-T Y.1731 FM and PM (ETH-DM and ETH-SLM) with concurrent and on demand operations

Management

SNMP
RMON
MIBs
Embedded Event Manager (EEM 4.0)
Switch Database Management (SDM)
60 days build-in evaluation licenses
External SD Flash Cards support

Timing

ITU-T Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) with Ethernet Synchronization Messaging Channel (ESMC) and Synchronization Status Messages (SSM)
T1/E1 line timing
BITS
10MHz
IEEE 1588v2 Ordinary Clock (OC), Boundary Clock (BC), Transparent Clock (TC)
IEEE 1588v2 over MPLS interfaces

Product Specifications

Tables 7 through 9 list product, power, and environmental specifications for the Cisco ME 3600X 24CX Switch. Table 10 lists standards and protocols, and Table 11 gives safety and compliance information.

Table 7. Product Specifications

Description

Cisco ME 3600X-24CX Switch Specifications

Performance

Forwarding bandwidth: Cisco ME 3600X 24CX AC or DC: 48 Gbps

Forwarding rate: Cisco ME 3600X 24CX AC or DC: 65 Mpps

Configurable maximum transmission unit (MTU) of up to 9800 bytes, for bridging on Gigabit and 10 Gigabit

Memory

DRAM: 2 GB

Flash: 128 MB

Packet buffer: 44 MB

External SD Flash: 2GB and 4GB SD Flash cards (optional)

Connectors and cabling

10/100/1000 Ports: RJ-45 connectors, 4-pair category 5 UTP cabling

SFP ports:

100BASE-FX and -LX: duplex LC receptacle fiber connectors (multimode and single-mode)
1000BASE-BX: single-fiber LC receptacle connector (single-mode fiber)
1000BASE-SX, -LX, -EX, and -ZX: duplex LC receptacle fiber connectors (multimode and single-mode fiber)

XFP ports:

10000BASE-SR, -LR, -ER, and -ZR:
Duplex LC receptacle fiber connectors (multimode and single-mode fiber)

T1/E1 ports: RJ-45 connectors

OC3 and STM1 ports: duplex LC receptacle fiber connectors (multimode and single-mode fiber). Currently not supported as software support not yet available.

Management console port: RJ-45-to-DB9 cable for PC connections

Management 10/100/1000 Ethernet: RJ-45 connector

BITS and alarm ports: RJ-45 connector

1PPS input: mini-coax connector port

1PPS output: mini-coax connector port

2.048/10MHz input: mini-coax connector port

2.048/10MHz output: mini-coax connector port

1PPS input or output and ToD input or output: RJ45 connector port

Indicators

Per-port status LEDs: link integrity, port disabled, and activity indications

Power input/output status LED

Alarm status LED

SyncE status LED

System status LED

Dimensions

Height: 3.5-in (88.9 mm) – 2RU

Width: 17.5-in (444.5 mm)

Depth: 15.5-in (393.7 mm)

Weight

ME-3600X-24CX-M with FANTRAY-XL and two PWR-ME3KX-AC: 25.5 lb (11.6 kg)

ME-3600X-24CX-M 17.6 lb (8.0 kg)

PWR-ME3KX-AC 2.86 lb (1.3 kg)

PWR-ME3KX-DC 3.10 lb (1.40 kg)

ME-FANTRAY 1.65 lb (0.74 kg)

ME-FANTRAY-XL 2.42 lb (1.1 kg)

Mean time between failure (MTBF)

ME3600X-24CX-M: 227,840 hours

PWR-ME3KX-DC: 319,000 hours (48V input at 40ºC)

PWR-ME3KX-AC: 328,000 hours (120V at 40ºC)

342,000 hours (230V at 40ºC)

ME-FANTRAY: 2,177,000 hours (12V input at 40ºC)

ME-FANTRAY-XL: 2,298,000 hours (12V input at 40ºC)

Table 8. Power Specifications

Description

Cisco ME 3600X-24CX Switch Specifications

Power consumption

Cisco ME 3600X-24CX, one AC and one fan tray: 176W (typical), 278W (maximum), 600 BTUs per hour (typical), 949 BTUs per hour (maximum)

Cisco ME 3600X-24CX, two AC: 287W (maximum), 980 BTUs per hour (maximum)

Cisco ME 3600X-24CX, one DC and one FT: 334W (maximum), 1140 BTUs per hour (maximum)

Cisco ME 3600X-24CX, two DC: 343W (maximum), 1171 BTUs per hour (maximum)

AC input voltage and frequency

100–240VAC, 50–60Hz

DC input voltages

18V to 32VDC, 36V to 72VDC

Table 9. Environmental Specifications

Description

Cisco ME 3600X-24CX Switch Specifications

Operating environment and altitude1

Normal operating temperature and altitudes:

–40 to +65ºC, up to 6000 feet (1800m)
–40 to +55ºC, up to 13,000 feet (4000m)
–40 to +65C with single fan failure, operational for up to 4 hours

Relative humidity2

5% to 85%, noncondensing

Acoustic noise3

Maximum: 78 dBA Lwad at 27ºC

Typical: 55 dBA Lwad

Storage environment:

Temperature: –40 to +70ºC altitude: 15,000 ft

1. For extended temperature support, use only ruggedized SFP and XFPs.

2. This may be limited by specification of optical modules.

3. Acoustic noise is measured per ISO 7779 and declared per ISO 9296.

Table 10. Standards and Protocols

Description

Specification

Standards and Protocols

IEEE 802.1s
IEEE 802.1w
IEEE 802.3ad
IEEE 802.3ah
IEEE 802.1ag
IEEE 802.3x full duplex on 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T ports
IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
IEEE 802.1p CoS classification
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN
IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-T
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-X
BFD for OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, HSRP, EIGRP
IP routing: Static, RIP versions 1 and 2, EIGRP, OSPF, BGPv4, PIM-SM, and PIM-DM
(metro IP access only)
Management: SNMP versions 1, 2, and 3
MEF 9 & 14 certified
MEF CE 2.0 certified (E-LINE, E-LAN, E-TREE)

Table 11. Safety and Compliance

Type

Standards

Electromagnetic

FCC Part 15 Class

Emissions compliance

EN 55022 Class A (CISPR22 Class A)
EN 55024
EN 300 386
VCCI Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A or AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
KCC
CE Marking

Safety

UL 60950-1
UL to CAN/CSA 22.2 No.60950-1
TUV/GS to EN 60950-1 with all amendments
CB to IEC 60950-1 with all country deviations
NOM to NOM-019-SCFI (through distributors)
CE Marking
CCC

ETSI

EN 300 019 – Storage: Class 1.2, Transportation: Class 2.3, In-Use: Class 3.2

Service and Support

Cisco offers a wide range of services programs to accelerate customer success. These innovative services programs are delivered through a unique combination of people, processes, tools and partners, resulting in 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 minimizing 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 12 are available as part of the Cisco Carrier Ethernet Switching Service and Support solution, and are available directly from Cisco and through resellers.

Table 12. Service and Support

Service and Support

Features

Benefits

Advanced Services

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, additions, and changes
Design review and product staging
Supplements existing staff
Helps ensure functions meet needs
Mitigates 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
Facilitates proactive or expedited problem resolution
Lowers total cost of ownership by taking advantage of Cisco expertise and knowledge
Minimizes network downtime