8-Port Multichannel T1/E1 8PRI Port Adapter Installation and Configuration
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Overview

Table Of Contents

Overview

Port Adapter Overview

Channelized T1/E1 Overview

Features

Restrictions

LEDs

Cables, Connectors, and Pinouts

Port Adapter Slot Locations on the Supported Platforms

Cisco 7200 Series Routers and Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers Slot Numbering

Cisco 7201 Router Slot Numbering

Cisco 7301 Router Slot Numbering

Cisco 7304 PCI Port Adapter Carrier Card Slot Numbering

Cisco 7401ASR Router Slot Numbering

Cisco 7500 Series Routers VIP Slot Numbering

Catalyst 6000 Family Switches and Cisco 7600 Series Routers with FlexWAN Module Slot Numbering

Identifying Interface Addresses

Cisco 7200 and Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers Interface Addresses

Cisco 7201 Router Interface Addresses

Cisco 7301 Router Interface Addresses

Cisco 7304 PCI Port Adapter Carrier Card Interface Addresses

Cisco 7401ASR Router Interface Addresses

Cisco 7500 Series Routers VIP Interface Addresses

Catalyst 6000 Family Switches and Cisco 7600 Series Routers with FlexWAN Module Interface Addresses


Overview


This chapter describes the PA-MC-8TE1+ port adapter and contains the following sections:

Port Adapter Overview

Channelized T1/E1 Overview

Features

LEDs

Cables, Connectors, and Pinouts

Port Adapter Slot Locations on the Supported Platforms

Identifying Interface Addresses

Port Adapter Overview

The PA-MC-8TE1+ (see Figure 1-1) is a single-wide port adapter that provides eight T1 or E1 interfaces. The PA-MC-8TE1+ interfaces can be channelized, fractional, or unframed (E1 only).

Figure 1-1 PA-MC-8TE1+ Port Adapter—Faceplate View

Channelized T1/E1 Overview

When you are running channelized data, each DS1 interface can provide up to 24 T1 channel groups if your PA-MC-8TE1+ is configured for T1, or 31 E1 channel groups if your PA-MC-8TE1+ is configured for E1. The T1 groups are numbered from 0 to 23 and the E1 groups are numbered from 0 to 30. Each T1 channel group provides up to twenty-four 64-kbps time slots, which are numbered 1 to 24. Each E1 channel group provides up to thirty-one 64-kbps time slots, which are numbered 1 to 31. Multiple time slots can be mapped to a single channel group. Each channel group is presented to the system as a serial interface that can be configured individually. Usable bandwidth for each channel group is calculated as n x 56 kbps or n x 64 kbps, where n is the number of T1 time slots (1 to 24) or E1 channels (1 to 31).

When you are running ISDN PRI, each T1 interface provides 23 bearer (B) channels that can transmit and receive data at the rate of 64 kbps, full-duplex, and one data (D) channel that can transmit and receive data at the rate of 64 kbps, full-duplex. Each E1 interface provides 30 bearer (B) channels that can transmit and receive data at the rate of 64 kbps, full-duplex, and one data (D) channel that can transmit and receive data at the rate of 64 kbps, full-duplex. The B channels are used for transmitting user data. The D channel is used for call setup control and network connection teardown, and provides the communication from the router to the ISDN switch. The B and D channels are presented to the system as serial interfaces that support High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) and Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) encapsulation. The multichannel PA-MC-8TE1+ port adapter supports dial-on-demand routing (DDR) when you are running ISDN PRI.


Note The PA-MC-8TE1+ does not support ISDN PRI when installed in the FlexWAN module.


Each of the channels on the PA-MC-8TE1+ uses a portion of the bandwidth (fractional T1 or E1) or the entire bandwidth for data transmission. Usable bandwidth for each channel is n x 56 kbps or n x 64 kbps, where n is a number from 1 to 24 for T1 and 1 to 31 for E1. When you are not running at full T1 and E1 speeds, the unused portion of the bandwidth cannot be used and is filled with idle channel data.


Note Time slots on the PA-MC-8TE1+ are numbered 1 to 24 for T1 and 1 to 31 for E1, instead of the zero-based scheme (0 to 23 or 0 to 30) used with other Cisco products. This numbering scheme is to ensure consistency with telco numbering schemes for T1 and E1 channels within channelized equipment.


The PA-MC-8TE1+ supports Facility Data Link (FDL) in Extended Superframe (ESF) framing on T1 networks, as well as network and payload loopbacks. Bit error rate testing (BERT) is supported on each of the T1 or E1 links.


Note On a PA-MC-8TE1+, BERT is done over only a framed T1/E1signal.


The PA-MC-8TE1+ does not support the aggregation of multiple T1s or E1s (called inverse muxing or bonding) for higher bandwidth data rates. The multichannel PA-MC-8TE1+ supports Cisco HDLC, Frame Relay, PPP, and Switched Multimegabit Data Service (SMDS) Data Exchange Interface (DXI) encapsulations over each T1 or E1 link. For SMDS only, DXI is sent on the T1 or E1 line, so it needs to connect to an SMDS switch that has direct DXI input.

Features

The PA-MC-8TE1+ provides the following features:

NxDS0 BERT capability allowing BERT to run on per channel/timeslot basis (NxDS0 BERT is an extension of the existing BERT functionality allowing BERT testing on a per DS0 basis)

Universal ports—Eight interface ports per port adapter are configurable as either T1 (with integrated channel service unit [CSU] and data service unit [DSU]) or E1 (with integrated G.703/G.704 balanced 120-ohm interface)

Full DS0 channelization capability for all T1/E1 ports, for a maximum of 248 full-duplex HDLC channels

Data rates in multiples of 56 kbps or 64 kbps per channel

Maximum data rates per port:1.536 Mbps (T1), 1.984 Mbps (E1 G.704), 2.048 Mbps (E1 unframed)

Integrated T1/E1, supporting line code alternate mark inversion (AMI), binary 8-zero substitution (B8SZ) for T1 circuits, framing AMI or high-density binary 3 (HDB3) for E1 circuits, framing Super Frame (SF) or Extened Superframe (ESF) for T1 circuits, CRC4, and no-CRC4 or unframed for E1 circuits

Full Facility Data Link (FDL) support and FDL performance monitoring per ANSI T1.403 or AT&T TR 54016

Full ISDN support for either 23B+D (T1) or 30B+D via network processing engine (NPE)


Note The PA-MC-8TE1+ does not support ISDN PRI when installed in the FlexWAN module.


Performance monitoring

Alarm integration, detection, and insertion

Line and payload loopback on a per-DS0 level

Clock jitter attenuators

Line or internal clocking

Restrictions

The following restrictions apply when you are using a Cisco 7500 series or Cisco 7600 series router.

The PA-MC-8TE1+ does not support ISDN PRI when installed in the FlexWAN module.

When the PA-MC-8TE1+ is installed in a VIP in a Cisco 7500 series router, a memd recarve is triggered after the card type command. The system locks up for 3 minutes while the memory is recarved.


Note This condition occurs only with an image that does not incorporate CSCec11122.


LEDs

The PA-MC-8TE1+ has a green enabled (EN) LED, a bicolor alarm (AL) LED, and bicolor port status LEDs for each port on the port adapter (see Figure 1-2).

Figure 1-2 PA-MC-8TE1+ LEDs

After system initialization, the EN LED comes on to indicate that the port adapter has been enabled for operation.

The following conditions must be met before the PA-MC-8TE1+ is enabled:

The PA-MC-8TE1+ is correctly connected and is receiving power.

A valid system software image for the port adapter has been downloaded successfully.

The system recognizes the PA-MC-8TE1+.

If any of the above conditions are not met, or if the initialization fails for other reasons, the EN LED does not come on.

Table 1-1 lists the functions of the LEDs.

Table 1-1 PA-MC-8TE1+ LEDs 

LED Label
Color
State
Description

EN

Green

On

PA-MC-8TE1+ is powered up.

 

Off

PA-MC-8TE1+ is not ready or is disabled.

AL

Amber

On

Alarm condition exists on the remote end of one of the T1/E1 ports.

Red

On

Alarm condition exists locally on one of the T1/E1 ports.

 

Off

No alarms detected on any port.

0 through 7

Green

On

Port is enabled and in frame.

Yellow

On

Port is in loopback.

 

Off

Port is not enabled, the received signal is bad, or an alarm condition exists.


Cables, Connectors, and Pinouts

The T1/E1 interface receptacles on the PA-MC-8TE1+ are RJ-48C connectors for both T1 (100 ohm) and E1 (120 ohm).

After you properly connect a port to a line, it takes approximately 30 seconds for Cisco IOS to report that the line is up.

Each connection supports T1 (100-ohm) or E1 (120-ohm) interfaces that meet T1.403 and ACCUNET TR62411 standards. The RJ-48C connector does not require an external transceiver. The DS1 ports are T1 interfaces that use foil twisted-pair (FTP) cables.

Shielded FTP cables with 120-ohm impedance are required to comply with CE marking requirements.

Figure 1-3 shows the PA-MC-8TE1+ interface cable connector. See the "Connecting Interface Cables" section for directions on connecting the cables to a PA-MC-8TE1+.

Figure 1-3 PA-MC-8TE1+ Port Adapter Interface Connector

Table 1-2 lists the signal pinouts and descriptions for the RJ-48C connector.

Table 1-2 RJ-48C Connector Pinouts

Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal

1

RX ring

5

TX tip

2

RX tip

6

No connection

3

No connection

7

No connection

4

TX ring

8

No connection


Port Adapter Slot Locations on the Supported Platforms

This section discusses port adapter slot locations on the supported platforms. The illustrations that follow summarize the slot location conventions on the following platforms:

Cisco 7200 Series Routers and Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers Slot Numbering

Cisco 7201 Router Slot Numbering

Cisco 7301 Router Slot Numbering

Cisco 7304 PCI Port Adapter Carrier Card Slot Numbering

Cisco 7401ASR Router Slot Numbering

Cisco 7500 Series Routers VIP Slot Numbering

Catalyst 6000 Family Switches and Cisco 7600 Series Routers with FlexWAN Module Slot Numbering

Cisco 7200 Series Routers and Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers Slot Numbering

Cisco 7204 routers and Cisco 7204VXR routers have four slots for port adapters, and one slot for an input/output (I/O) controller. The Cisco 7204VXR router also has one slot for a network processing engine or network services engine. The slots are numbered from the lower left to the upper right, beginning with slot 1 and continuing through slot 4. You can place the port adapters in any of the slots (slot 1 through slot 4). Slot 0 is always reserved for the I/O controller. Figure 1-4 shows the slot numbering on a Cisco 7204 router. Figure 1-5 shows the slot numbering on a Cisco 7204VXR router.

Figure 1-4 Port Adapter Slots in the Cisco 7204 Router

Figure 1-5 Port Adapter Slots in the Cisco 7204VXR Router

Cisco 7206 routers and Cisco 7206VXR routers have six slots for port adapters, and one slot for an input/output (I/O) controller. The Cisco 7206VXR also has one slot for a network processing engine or network services engine. The slots are numbered from the lower left to the upper right, beginning with slot 1 and continuing through slot 6. You can place a port adapter in any of the six slots (slot 1 through slot 6). Slot 0 is always reserved for the I/O controller. Figure 1-6 shows the slot numbering on a Cisco 7206 router. Figure 1-7 shows the slot numbering on a Cisco 7206VXR router.

Figure 1-6 Port Adapter Slots in the Cisco 7206 Router

Figure 1-7 Port Adapter Slots in a Cisco 7206VXR Router

Cisco 7201 Router Slot Numbering

Figure 1-8 shows the front view of a Cisco 7201 router with a port adapter installed. There is only one port adapter slot (slot 1) in a Cisco 7201 router.

Figure 1-8 Port Adapter Slot in the Cisco 7201 Router

Cisco 7301 Router Slot Numbering

Figure 1-9 shows the front view of a Cisco 7301 router with a port adapter installed. There is only one port adapter slot (slot 1) in a Cisco 7301 router.

Figure 1-9 Port Adapter Slot in the Cisco 7301 Router

Cisco 7304 PCI Port Adapter Carrier Card Slot Numbering

The Cisco 7304 PCI Port Adapter Carrier Card installs in Cisco 7304 router module slots 2 through 5. Figure 1-10 shows a Cisco 7304 PCI Port Adapter Carrier Card with a port adapter installed. The Cisco 7304 PCI Port Adapter Carrier Card accepts one single-width port adapter.

Figure 1-11 shows the module slot numbering on a Cisco 7304 router. The port adapter slot number is the same as the module slot number. Slot 0 and slot 1 are reserved for the NPE module or NSE module.

Figure 1-10 Cisco 7304 PCI Port Adapter Carrier Card—Port Adapter Installed

Figure 1-11 Module Slots on the Cisco 7304 Router

Cisco 7401ASR Router Slot Numbering

Figure 1-12 shows the front view of a Cisco 7401ASR router with a port adapter installed. There is only one port adapter slot (slot 1) in a Cisco 7401ASR router.

Figure 1-12 Port Adapter Slot in the Cisco 7401ASR Router

Cisco 7500 Series Routers VIP Slot Numbering

Port adapters are supported on the VIPs (versatile interface processors) used in Cisco 7500 series routers. In the Cisco 7505 router, the VIP motherboard is installed horizontally in the VIP slot. In the Cisco 7507 router and Cisco 7513 router, the VIP motherboard is installed vertically in the VIP slot. A port adapter can be installed in either bay (port adapter slot 0 or 1) on the VIP. The bays are numbered from left to right on the VIP. Figure 1-13 shows the slot numbering on a VIP.

Figure 1-13 VIP Slot Locations—Horizontal Orientation

Cisco 7505 routers have four slots for port adapters, and one slot for an RSP. The slots are numbered from bottom to top. You can place a port adapter in any of the VIP interface slots (slot 0 through 3). One slot is always reserved for the RSP. Figure 1-14 shows the slot numbering on a Cisco 7505 router.

Figure 1-14 VIP Slots in the Cisco 7505 Router

Cisco 7507 routers have five slots for port adapters, and two slots for RSPs. The slots are numbered from left to right. You can place a port adapter in any of the VIP interface slots (slot 0, 1, 4, 5, or 6). Slots 2 and 3 are always reserved for RSPs. Figure 1-15 shows the slot numbering on a Cisco 7507 router.

Figure 1-15 VIP Slots in the Cisco 7507 Router

Cisco 7513 routers have eleven slots for port adapters, and two slots for RSPs. The slots are numbered from left to right. You can place a port adapter in any of the VIP interface slots (slots 0 through 5, or slots 9 through 12). Slots 6 and 7 are always reserved for RSPs. Figure 1-16 shows the slot numbering on a Cisco 7513 router.

Figure 1-16 VIP Slots in the Cisco 7513 Router

Catalyst 6000 Family Switches and Cisco 7600 Series Routers with FlexWAN Module Slot Numbering

The FlexWAN module can be installed in any slot of a Catalyst 6000 family switch or a Cisco 7600 series router except slot 1, which is reserved for the supervisor engine. Port adapters can be installed into either module bay 0 or module bay 1 on the FlexWAN module. Figure 1-17 shows a FlexWAN module with two blank port adapters installed. The slot numbering is the same for Catalyst 6000 family switches and Cisco 7600 series routers.


Note Slot 1 is reserved for the supervisor engine. If a redundant supervisor engine is used, it would go in slot 2; otherwise, slot 2 can be used for other modules.


Figure 1-17 FlexWAN Module with One Port Adapter Installed

Cisco 7603 routers have two slots for port adapters. The slots are numbered from top to bottom. You can place the port adapters in either of the FlexWAN module slots (slot 2 or 3). Slots 1 is always reserved for the supervisor engine. Figure 1-18 shows the slot numbering for a Cisco 7603 router.

Figure 1-18 FlexWAN and Enhanced FlexWAN Slots in the Cisco 7603 Router

Cisco 7606 routers have five slots for port adapters. The slots are numbered from top to bottom. You can place the port adapters in any of the FlexWAN module slots (slots 2 through 6). Slot 1 is always reserved for the supervisor engine. Figure 1-19 shows the slot numbering for a Cisco 7606 router.

Figure 1-19 FlexWAN and Enhanced FlexWAN Slots in the Cisco 7606 Router


Note Some of the slots used for the FlexWAN module on the Cisco 7606 router can also be used for other supervisor engines, RSPs, or OSMs. For details, refer to the Cisco 7600 Series Router Installation Guide at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps368/products_installation_guide_book09186a008080269a.html


Cisco 7609 routers have eight slots for port adapters. The slots are numbered from right to left. You can place the port adapters in any of the FlexWAN module slots (slots 2 through 9). Slots 1 is always reserved for the supervisor engine. Figure 1-20 shows the slot numbering on a Cisco 7609 router.

Figure 1-20 FlexWAN and Enhanced FlexWAN Slots in the Cisco 7609 Router

1

FlexWAN module—slot 9

6

FlexWAN module—slot 4

2

FlexWAN module—slot 8

7

FlexWAN module—slot 3

3

FlexWAN module—slot 7

8

FlexWAN module—slot 2

4

FlexWAN module—slot 6

9

Supervisor engine—slot 1

5

FlexWAN module—slot 5

   


Note Some of the slots used for the FlexWAN module on the Cisco 7609 router can also be used for other supervisor engines, RSPs, or OSMs. For details, refer to the Cisco 7600 Series Router Installation Guide at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps368/products_installation_guide_book09186a008080269a.html


Cisco 7613 routers have twelve slots for port adapters. The slots are numbered from top to bottom. You can place the port adapters in any of the FlexWAN module slots (slots 2 through 13). Slots 1 is always reserved for the supervisor engine. Figure 1-21 shows the slot numbering on a Cisco 7613 router.

Figure 1-21 FlexWAN and Enhanced FlexWAN Slots in the Cisco 7613 Router

1

Supervisor engine—slot 1

8

FlexWAN module—slot 8

2

FlexWAN module—slot 2

9

FlexWAN module—slot 9

3

FlexWAN module—slot 3

10

FlexWAN module—slot 10

4

FlexWAN module—slot 4

11

FlexWAN module—slot 11

5

FlexWAN module—slot 5

12

FlexWAN module—slot 12

6

FlexWAN module—slot 6

13

FlexWAN module—slot 13

7

FlexWAN module—slot 7

   


Note Some of the slots used for the FlexWAN module on the Cisco 7613 router can also be used for other supervisor engines, RSPs, or OSMs. For details, refer to the Cisco 7600 Series Router Installation Guide at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps368/products_installation_guide_book09186a008080269a.html


Identifying Interface Addresses

This section describes how to identify interface addresses for the PA-MC-8TE1+ in the supported platforms. Interface addresses specify the actual physical location of each interface on a router or switch.

Interfaces on a PA-MC-8TE1+ installed in a router maintain the same address regardless of whether other port adapters are installed or removed. However, when you move a port adapter to a different slot, the first number in the interface address changes to reflect the new port adapter slot number.

Interfaces on a PA-MC-8TE1+ installed in a VIP or FlexWAN module maintain the same address regardless of whether other interface processors or modules are installed or removed. However, when you move the VIP or FlexWAN module to a different slot, the interface processor or module slot number changes to reflect the new interface processor or module slot.


Note Interface ports are numbered from left to right starting with 0.


The following subsections describe the interface address formats the supported platforms:

Cisco 7200 and Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers Interface Addresses

Cisco 7201 Router Interface Addresses

Cisco 7301 Router Interface Addresses

Cisco 7304 PCI Port Adapter Carrier Card Interface Addresses

Cisco 7401ASR Router Interface Addresses

Cisco 7500 Series Routers VIP Interface Addresses

Catalyst 6000 Family Switches and Cisco 7600 Series Routers with FlexWAN Module Interface Addresses

Table 1-3 summarizes the interface address formats for the supported platforms.

Table 1-3 Identifying Interface Addresses 

Platform
Interface Address Format
Numbers
Syntax

Cisco 7200 series routers and Cisco 7200VXR routers (7204, 7204VXR, 7206, 7206VXR)

Port-adapter-slot-number/interface-port-number

Port adapter slot—11 through 6 (depends on the number of slots in the router)

Interface port—0 through 7

1/0

Cisco 7201 router

Port-adapter-slot-number/interface-port number

Port adapter slot—always 1

Interface port—0 through 7

1/0

Cisco 7301 router

Port-adapter-slot-number/interface-port number

Port adapter slot—always 1

Interface port—0 through 7

1/0

Cisco 7304 PCI port adapter carrier card in Cisco 7304 routers

Module-slot-number/interface-port-number

Module slot—2 through 5

Interface port—0 through 7

3/0

Cisco 7401ASR routers

Port-adapter-slot-number/interface-port number

Port adapter slot—always 1

Interface port—0 through 7

1/0

VIP in Cisco 7500 series routers (7505, 7507, 7513, 7576)

Interface-processor-slot-number/port-adapter
-slot-number/interface-port number

Interface processor slot—0 through 12 (depends on the number of slots in the router)

Port adapter slot— 1 or 0

Interface port—0 through 7

3/1/0

FlexWAN or Enhanced FlexWAN module in Catalyst 6000 family switches and Cisco 7600 series routers (7603, 7606, 7609, 7613)

Module-slot-number/port-adapter-bay-number/
interface-port-number

Module slot —22 through 13 (depends on the number of slots in the router)

Port adapter bay—0 or 1

Interface port—0 through 7

3/0/0

1 Port adapter slot 0 is reserved for the Fast Ethernet port on the I/O controller (if present).

2 Slot 1 is reserved for the supervisor engine. If a redundant supervisor engine is used, it must go in slot 2; otherwise, slot 2 can be used for other modules.


Cisco 7200 and Cisco 7200 VXR Series Routers Interface Addresses

In Cisco 7200 series routers and Cisco 7200 VXR routers, port adapter slots are numbered from the lower left to the upper right, beginning with slot 1 and continuing through slot 4 for the Cisco 7204 and Cisco 7204VXR, and slot 6 for the Cisco 7206 and Cisco 7206VXR. Port adapters can be installed in any available port adapter slot from 1 through 6 (depending on the number of slots in the router). (Slot 0 is reserved for the I/O controller.) See Figure 1-4, Figure 1-5, Figure 1-6, and Figure 1-7.

The interface address is composed of a two-part number in the format port-adapter-slot-number/interface-port-number. See Table 1-3. For example, if an eight-port PA-MC-8TE1+ is installed in slot 3 of a Cisco 7200 series router, the interface addresses would be 3/0 through 3/7 (port adapter slot 3 and interfaces 0 through 7).

Cisco 7201 Router Interface Addresses

In the Cisco 7201 router, only one slot accepts port adapters and it is numbered as slot 1. See Figure 1-8.

The interface address is composed of a two-part number in the format port-adapter-slot-number/interface-port-number. See Table 1-3. For example, if an eight-port PA-MC-8TE1+ is installed in a Cisco 7201 router, the interface addresses would be 1/0 through 1/7 (port adapter slot 1 and interface port 0 through interface port 7).

Cisco 7301 Router Interface Addresses

In the Cisco 7301 router, only one slot accepts port adapters and it is numbered as slot 1. See Figure 1-9.

The interface address is composed of a two-part number in the format port-adapter-slot-number/interface-port-number. See Table 1-3. For example, if an eight-port PA-MC-8TE1+ is installed in a Cisco 7301 router, the interface addresses would be 1/0 through 1/7 (port adapter slot 1 and interface port 0 through interface port 7).

Cisco 7304 PCI Port Adapter Carrier Card Interface Addresses

In the Cisco 7304 router, port adapters are installed in a Cisco 7304 PCI port adapter carrier card, which installs in Cisco 7304 router module slots 2 through 5. The port adapter slot number is the same as the module slot number. See Figure 1-10 and Figure 1-11.

The interface address is composed of a two-part number in the format module-slot-number/interface-port-number. See Table 1-3. For example, if an eight-port PA-MC-8TE1+ is installed in the Cisco 7304 PCI port adapter carrier card in Cisco 7304 router module slot 3, the interface addresses would be 3/0 through 3/7 (port adapter slot 3 and interface port 0 through interface port 7).

Cisco 7401ASR Router Interface Addresses

In the Cisco 7401ASR router, only one slot accepts port adapters and it is numbered as slot 1. See Figure 1-12.

The interface address is composed of a two-part number in the format port-adapter-slot-number/interface-port-number. See Table 1-3. For example, if an eight-port PA-MC-8TE1+ is installed in a Cisco 7401ASR router, the interface addresses would be 1/0 through 1/7 (port adapter slot 1 and interface port 0 through interface port 7).

Cisco 7500 Series Routers VIP Interface Addresses

In Cisco 7000 series routers and Cisco 7500 series routers, port adapters are installed on a versatile interface processor (VIP), which installs in interface processor slots 0 through 12 (depending on the number of slots in the router). The port adapter can be installed in either bay (port adapter slot 0 or 1) on the VIP. See Figure 1-13, Figure 1-14, Figure 1-15, and Figure 1-16.

The interface address for the VIP is composed of a three-part number in the format interface-processor-slot-number/port-adapter-slot-number/interface-port-number. See Table 1-3.

The first number identifies the slot in which the VIP is installed (slot 0 through 12, depending on the number of slots in the router).

The second number identifies the bay (port adapter slot) on the VIP in which the port adapter is installed (0 or 1). The bays are numbered from left to right on the VIP.

The third number identifies the physical port number (interface port number) on the port adapter. The port numbers always begin at 0 and are numbered from left to right. The number of additional ports depends on the number of ports on the port adapter. The PA-MC-8TE1+ is an eight-port port adapter, therefore the port can be 0 through 7.

For example, if an eight-port PA-MC-8TE1+ is installed in a VIP in interface processor slot 3, port adapter slot 1, the interface addresses would be 3/1/0 through 3/1/7 (interface processor slot 3, port adapter slot 1, and interfaces 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7).


Note Although the processor slots in the seven-slot Cisco 7507 and thirteen-slot Cisco 7513 and Cisco 7576 are vertically oriented and those in the five-slot Cisco 7505 are horizontally oriented, all Cisco 7500 series routers use the same method for slot and port numbering.



Caution Refer to the "Restrictions" section for information regarding memd recarve.

Catalyst 6000 Family Switches and Cisco 7600 Series Routers with FlexWAN Module Interface Addresses

In Catalyst 6000 family switches and Cisco 7600 series routers, port adapters are installed in a FlexWAN module, which installs in module slots 2 through 13 (depending on the number of slots in the router). The port adapter can be installed in either bay (port adapter slot 0 or 1) on the FlexWAN module. See Figure 1-17, Figure 1-18, Figure 1-19, Figure 1-20, and Figure 1-21.

The interface address is composed of a three-part number in the format module-slot-number/port-adapter-bay-number/interface-port-number. See Table 1-3.

The first number identifies the module slot of the chassis in which the FlexWAN module is installed (slot 2 through slot 3, 6, 9, or 13 depending on the number of slots in the chassis). These module slots are generally numbered from top to bottom, starting with 1. The Cisco 7609 is the exception with slots numbered right to left, starting with 1.

The second number identifies the bay of the FlexWAN module in which the port adapter is installed (0 or 1). The bays are numbered from left to right on the FlexWAN module.

The third number identifies the physical port number on the port adapter. The PA-MC-8TE1+ is an eight-port port adapter, therefore the port can be 0 through 7.

For example, if an eight-port PA-MC-8TE1 is installed in the FlexWAN module, which is inserted in module slot 3, port adapter bay 0, the interface addresses would be 3/0/0 through 3/0/7 (module slot 3, port adapter slot 0, and interfaces 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7). If the same port adapter is in port adapter bay 1 on the FlexWAN module, the interface addresses would be 3/1/0 through 3/1/7 (module slot 3, port adapter slot 1, and interfaces 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7).


Note The FlexWAN module physical port address begins with slot 0, which differs from the conventional Catalyst 6000 family port address, which begins with slot 1.