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Voice Gateway Hardware Compatibility Matrix (Cisco 7200, 7300, 7400, 7500)

Document ID: 23413

Updated: Jul 31, 2008

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Introduction

This document details the voice hardware components supported on the Cisco 7200, 7300, 7400, and 7500 high-end voice gateway platforms. It also provides guidance on the software release and feature sets that support these hardware components.

Prerequisites

Requirements

Cisco recommends that you have knowledge of these topics:

  • Implementation and design requirements associated with Cisco voice products.

  • Positioning of respective voice gateway platforms and Cisco IOS® Software feature sets in terms of the most appropriate choice for your requirements.

  • How the Cisco IOS Software release process works in general. Specifically, the caveats associated with the use of early deployment releases when required by a particular voice feature or hardware component.

This document provides no guidance in these areas.

Components Used

The information in this document relates to a range of hardware and software versions supported by the Cisco high-end voice gateway platforms.

The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.

Conventions

Refer to Cisco Technical Tips Conventions for more information on document conventions.

High-End Voice Gateway and Module Support

This table shows the relationship between high-end routers, their module support, and their capacity to be voice gateways.

Model Card Type Supported
Cisco 7600 and Catalyst 6000 Families 1 Cisco 7600 and Catalyst 6000 Families both support FlexWAN modules that are populated with PAs. Both families also support specialized Optical Service Modules (OSM)s.
Cisco 7500 Series Versatile Interface Processors (VIP-x) are populated with Port Adapters (PAs).
Cisco 7400 Series 2 PAs are supported directly with no VIPs.
Cisco 7300 Series 3 Specialized Line Cards for the Cisco 7304. No support for PAs or VIPs. The Cisco 7301 supports PAs directly with no VIPs.
Cisco 7200, 7200VXR Series PAs are supported directly with no VIPs.
Cisco 7100 Series 4 PAs are supported directly with no VIPs.

1 Cisco 7600 does not support voice, since the FlexWAN Module does not support voice PAs and no OSM cards currently support voice. There are Catalyst 6000 CatOS-based cards that do support voice. These are discussed in Voice Hardware Compatibility Matrix (Cisco 175x, 1760, 2600, 3600, 3700, Catalyst 4000, Catalyst 6000).

2 Voice port adapters are supported on Cisco 7401 ASR-BB and 7401 ASR-CP. Voice port adapters are not supported on the Cisco 7401 ASR-GW.

3 Only the Cisco 7301 supports voice.

4 Cisco 7100 platform family does not support voice.

Supported Routers/Gateways

This table shows support of the voice PAs and VIPs by router or gateway models. For more information on the modules and cards, select the link for the module or card in question.

Model 7202, 7204, 7206 7200VXR 7301 7401 ASR-BB, 7401 ASR-CP 7505, 7507, 7513, 7576 1, 2, 3
Versatile Interface Processors (VIPs) Not Used Not Used Not Used Not Used VIP2 4, VIP4 or VIP6
PAs
PA-VXC-2TE1+ 2-port enhanced PA configurable for T1 or E1 with 120/60 simultaneous medium/high complexity codec voice channels. Yes 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes6
PA-VXB-2TE1+ 2-port enhanced PA configurable for T1 or E1 with 48/24 simultaneous medium/high complexity codec voice channels. Yes 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes6
PA-VXA-1TE1-24/30+ 1-port enhanced PA configurable for T1 or E1 with 28/32 simultaneous medium complexity codec voice channels. Yes Yes No No Yes
PA-VXC-2TE1 2-port PA configurable for T1 or E1 with 120/60 simultaneous medium/high complexity codec voice channels. 7 Yes5 Yes No No No
PA-VXB-2TE1 2-port PA configurable for T1 or E1 with 48/24 simultaneous medium/high complexity codec voice channels. 7 Yes5 Yes No No No
PA-MCX-2/4/8TE1 2, 4 and 8-port Mix-enabled T1/E1 Port adapter for large-scale voice and data aggregation and interconnection with voice switches. No Yes No No No
PA-MCX-8TE1-M 8-port Mix-enabled T1/E1 SS7 Port adapter with a custom hardware-assist engine to support SS7 signaling. No Yes Yes No Yes 8

First Supported Software

This table shows the Cisco IOS Software release levels per platform to first support the specified voice PA. For updated information on more recent images, refer to the Software Advisor (registered customers only) . All IOS feature sets of appropriate release level, except for the Enterprise Multimedia Conference Manager (MCM) Images, provide support for specified PAs.

Model 7202, 7204, 7206 7200VXR 7301 7401 ASR-BB, 7401 ASR-CP 7505, 7507, 7513, 7576 1 2 3
PA-VXC-2TE1+ 2-port enhanced PA configurable for T1 or E1 with 120/60 simultaneous medium/high complexity codec voice channels. 12.1(3)T, 12.2(1), 12.2(2)T, 12.2(4)B 10 12.1(3)T, 12.2(1), 12.2(2)T, 12.2(4)B 10 12.2(11)YZ, 12.2(13)B, 12.3(3), 12.3(4)T 12.2(2)DD, 12.2(4)B 12.1(3)T, 12.2(1), 12.2(2)T 10
PA-VXB-2TE1+ 2-port enhanced PA configurable for T1 or E1 with 48/24 simultaneous medium/high complexity codec voice channels. 12.1(3)T, 12.2(1), 12.2(2)T, 12.2(4)B 10 12.1(3)T, 12.2(1), 12.2(2)T, 12.2(4)B 10 12.2(11)YZ, 12.2(13)B, 12.3(3), 12.3(4)T 12.2(2)DD, 12.2(4)B 12.1(3)T, 12.2(1), 12.2(2)T 10
PA-VXA-1TE1-24/30+ 1-port enhanced PA configurable for T1 or E1 with 28/32 simultaneous medium complexity codec voice channels. 12.2(4)T, 12.2(4)B 12.2(4)T, 12.2(4)B Not supported. Not supported. 12.2(4)T
PA-VXC-2TE1 2-port PA configurable for T1 or E1 with 120/60 simultaneous medium/high complexity codec voice channels. 7 2.1(3)T and below in the 12.1T train 9 12.1(3)T and below in the 12.1T train 9 Not supported. Not supported. Not supported.
PA-VXB-2TE1 2-port PA configurable for T1 or E1 with 48/24 simultaneous medium/high complexity codec voice channels. 7 12.1(3)T and below in the 12.1T train 9 12.1(3)T and below in the 12.1T train 9 Not supported. Not supported. Not supported.
PA-MCX-2/4/8TE1 2, 4 and 8-port Mix-enabled T1/E1 Port adapter for large-scale voice and data aggregation and interconnection with voice switches. Not supported. 12.1(5)T Not supported. Not supported. Not supported.
PA-MCX-8TE1-M 8-port Mix-enabled T1/E1 SS7 Port adapter with a custom hardware-assist engine to support SS7 signaling. Not supported. 12.2(4)MB9 12.2(11)YZ, 12.2(13)B, 12.3(3), 12.3(4)T 12.2(4)MB3 12.2(4)MB3

1 Requires Route Switch Processor (RSP) 2, RSP4 (which is now End of Sale [EOS]), RSP4+ or RSP8.

2 Voice over Frame Relay is supported on the Cisco 7500 series router from Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(5)T and later.

3 Cisco 7576 is now EOS. Refer to Product Bulletin 1291 for more information.

4 The VIP2-40 and VIP2-50 are now EOS. Refer to the Product Bulletins 2340 and 1868 for more information.

5 PA-VXC and PA-VXB port adapters are not supported in Cisco 7200 routers with a Network Processor Engine (NPE) 100 installed.

6 Not supported on hardware versions 2.02 and earlier of VIP2-50. Refer to Field Notice 13098 for more information.

7 Non-enhanced PAs (without "+") are now EOS. Refer to Product Bulletin 1175 for more information.

8 Requires VIP4-80 or VIP6-80.

9 Not supported in later releases.

10 Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(2)T is also supported to allow customers to upgrade to enhanced cards, but initial support for the Cisco IOS Software 12.1T release train was in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(3)T.

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Updated: Jul 31, 2008
Document ID: 23413