Catalyst 6500 Series Switch SIP, SSC, and SPA Hardware Installation Guide
SIP, SSC, and SPA Product Overview
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SIP, SSC, and SPA Product Overview

Table Of Contents

SIP, SSC, and SPA Product Overview

Introduction to SIPs and SPAs

SPA Interface Processors

SPA Services Cards

Shared Port Adapters

SIP, SSC, and SPA Compatibility

Modular Optics Compatibility

Power Management


SIP, SSC, and SPA Product Overview


This chapter provides an introduction to SPA interface processors (SIPs), SPA services cards (SSCs), and shared port adapters (SPAs). It includes the following sections:

Introduction to SIPs and SPAs

SIP, SSC, and SPA Compatibility

Modular Optics Compatibility

Power Management

For software details for the specific SIPs, SSCs, and SPAs that are supported on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch, refer to the companion publication, Catalyst 6500 Series Switch SIP, SSC, and SPA Software Configuration Guide.

Introduction to SIPs and SPAs

SIPs, SSCs, and SPAs constitute a new carrier card and port adapter architecture that increases modularity, flexibility, and density across Cisco Systems switches for network connectivity. This section describes the SIPs, SSCs, and SPAs and provides some guidelines for their use.

SPA Interface Processors

The following list describes some of the general characteristics of a SIP:

A SIP is a carrier card that inserts into a switch slot like a line card. It provides no network connectivity on its own.

A SIP contains one or more subslots, which are used to contain one or more SPAs. The SPA provides interface ports for network connectivity.

During normal operation, the SIP should reside in a switch that is fully populated either with functional SPAs in all subslots or with a blank filler plate (SPA-BLANK=) inserted in all empty subslots.

SIPs support online insertion and removal (OIR) with SPAs inserted in their subslots. SPAs also support OIR and can be inserted or removed independently from the SIP.

SPA Services Cards

The following list describes some of the general characteristics of an SSC:

An SSC is a carrier card that inserts into a switch slot like a line card. It provides no network connectivity.

An SSC provides one or more subslots, which are used to contain one or more SPAs. The supported SPAs do not provide interface ports for network connectivity, but provide certain services.

During normal operation, the SSC should reside in a switch that is fully populated either with functional SPAs in all subslots or with a blank filler plate (SPA-BLANK=) inserted in all empty subslots.

SSCs support online insertion and removal (OIR) with SPAs inserted in their subslots. SPAs also support OIR and can be inserted or removed independently from the SSC.

Shared Port Adapters

The following list describes some of the general characteristics of a SPA:

A SPA is a modular type of port adapter that inserts into a subslot of a compatible SIP carrier card to provide network connectivity and increased interface port density. A SIP can hold one or more SPAs, depending on the SIP type.

Some SPAs provide services rather than network connectivity, and they insert into subslots of compatible SSCs. For example, the IPSec VPN SPA provides services such as IP Security (IPSec) encryption and decryption, generic routing encapsulation (GRE), and Internet Key Exchange (IKE) key generation.

SPAs are available in the following sizes, as shown in Figure 1-1 and Figure 1-2:

Single-height SPA—Inserts into one SIP subslot.

Double-height SPA—Inserts into two single, vertically aligned SIP subslots.

Figure 1-1 Single-Height and Double-Height SPA Sizes

Figure 1-2 Horizontal and Vertical Chassis Slot Orientation for SPAs

Each SPA provides a certain number of connectors, or ports, that are the interfaces to one or more networks. These interfaces can be individually configured using the Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI).

Either a blank filler plate or a functional SPA should reside in every subslot of an SIP during normal operation to maintain cooling integrity. Blank filler plates are available in single-height form only.

SPAs support online insertion and removal (OIR). They can be inserted or removed independently from the SIP. SIPs also support online insertion and removal (OIR) with SPAs inserted in their subslots.

SIP, SSC, and SPA Compatibility

The following tables show SIP, SSC, and SPA compatibility by SPA technology area on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.


Note For more information about the introduction of support for different SIPs, SSCs, and SPAs, refer to the "Release History" sections in the overview chapters of the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch SIP, SSC, and SPA Software Configuration Guide.


Table 1-1 SIP, SSC, and SPA Compatibility Table for ATM SPAs 

SPA
Product ID
SIP Type
   
Cisco 7600 SIP-200
Cisco 7600 SIP-400
Cisco 7600 SIP-600
Cisco 7600 SSC-400

2-Port and 4-Port OC-3c/STM-1 ATM SPA

SPA-2XOC3-ATM SPA-4XOC3-ATM

Yes

Yes

No

No

1-Port OC-12c/STM-4 ATM SPA

SPA-1XOC12-ATM

No

Yes

No

No

1-Port OC-48c/STM-16 ATM SPA

SPA-1XOC48-ATM

No

Yes

No

No


Table 1-2 SIP, SSC, and SPA Compatibility Table for Ethernet SPAs 

SPA
Product ID
SIP Type
   
Cisco 7600 SIP-200
Cisco 7600 SIP-400
Cisco 7600 SIP-600
Cisco 7600 SSC-400

1-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet SPA

SPA-1XTENGE-XENPKSPA-1XTENGE-XFPSPA-1X10GE-L-V2

No

No

Yes

No

2-Port Gigabit Ethernet SPA

SPA-2X1GE

No

Yes

No

No

5-Port Gigabit Ethernet SPA

SPA-5X1GESPA-5X1GE-V2

No

Yes

Yes

No

10-Port Gigabit Ethernet SPA

SPA-10X1GE
SPA-10X1GE-V2

No
No

No
Yes

Yes
Yes

No
No

4-Port and 8-Port Fast Ethernet SPA

SPA-4X1FE-TX-V2 SPA-8X1FE-TX-V2

Yes

No

No

No


Table 1-3 SIP, SSC, and SPA Compatibility Table for the IPSec VPN SPA 

SPA
Product ID
SIP Type
   
Cisco 7600 SIP-200
Cisco 7600 SIP-400
Cisco 7600 SIP-600
Cisco 7600 SSC-400

IPSec VPN SPA

SPA-IPSEC-2G

No

No

No

Yes


Table 1-4 SIP, SSC, and SPA Compatibility Table for POS SPAs 

SPA
Product ID
SIP Type
   
Cisco 7600 SIP-200
Cisco 7600 SIP-400
Cisco 7600 SIP-600
Cisco 7600 SSC-400

2-Port and 4-Port OC-3c/STM-1 POS SPA

SPA-2XOC3-POS SPA-4XOC3-POS

Yes

Yes

No

No

1-Port OC-12c/STM-4 POS SPA

SPA-1XOC12-POS

No

Yes

No

No

1-Port OC-48c/STM-16 POS SPA

SPA-1XOC48-POS/RPR

No

Yes

No

No

2-Port OC-48 POS/RPR SPA

SPA-2XOC48-POS/RPR

No

No

Yes

No

1-Port OC-192c/STM-64 POS/RPR SPA

SPA-OC192POS-LR SPA-OC192POS-VSR SPA-OC192POS-XFP

No

No

Yes

No


Table 1-5 SIP, SSC, and SPA Compatibility Table for Serial SPAs 

SPA
Product ID
SIP Type
   
Cisco 7600 SIP-200
Cisco 7600 SIP-400
Cisco 7600 SIP-600
Cisco 7600 SSC-400

1-Port Channelized OC-3/STM-1 SPA

SPA-1XCHSTM1/OC3

Yes

No

No

No

2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 SPA

SPA-2XCT3/DS0 SPA-4XCT3/DS0

Yes

No

No

No

2-Port and 4-Port Clear Channel T3/E3 SPA

SPA-2XT3/E3 SPA-4XT3/E3

Yes

No

No

No

8-Port Channelized T1/E1 SPA

SPA-8XCHT1/E1

Yes

No

No

No


Table 1-6 SIP, SSC, and SPA Compatibility Table for CEoP SPAs

SPA
Product ID
SIP Type
   
Cisco 7600 SIP-200
Cisco 7600 SIP-400
Cisco 7600 SIP-600
Cisco 7600 SSC-400

24-Port Channelized T1/E1 ATM CEoP SPA

SPA-24CHT1-CE-ATM

No

Yes

No

No


Modular Optics Compatibility

Some SPAs implement small form-factor pluggable (SFP) optical transceivers to provide network connectivity. An SFP module is a transceiver device that mounts into the front panel to provide network connectivity.

Cisco Systems qualifies the SFP modules that can be used with SPAs.


Note The SPAs will only accept the SFP modules listed as supported in this document. An SFP check is run every time an SFP module is inserted into a SPA, and only SFP modules that pass this check will be usable.


Table 1-7 shows the types of optics modules that have been qualified for use with a SPA.

Table 1-7 SPA Optics Compatibility 

SPA
Qualified Optics Modules (Cisco Part Numbers)

2-Port and 4-Port OC-3c/STM-1 ATM SPA

SFP-OC3-MM

SFP-OC3-SR

SFP-OC3-IR1

SFP-OC3-LR1

SFP-OC3-LR2

1-Port OC-12c/STM-4 ATM SPA

SFP-OC12-MM

SFP-OC12-SR

SFP-OC12-IR1

SFP-OC12-LR1

SFP-OC12-LR2

1-Port OC-48c/STM-16 ATM SPA

SFP-OC48-IR1

SFP-OC48-SR

1-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet SPA

XFP-10GLR-OC192SR

XFP-10GER-OC192IR

SFP-GE-T

2-Port Gigabit Ethernet SPA

SFP-GE-S

SFP-GE-L

SFP-GE-Z

SFP-GE-T

5-Port Gigabit Ethernet SPA

SFP-GE-S

SFP-GE-L

SFP-GE-Z

SFP-GE-T

10-Port Gigabit Ethernet SPA

SFP-GE-S

SFP-GE-L

SFP-GE-Z

SFP-GE-T

2-Port and 4-Port OC-3c/STM-1 POS SPA

SFP-OC3-MM

SFP-OC3-SR

SFP-OC3-IR1

SFP-OC3-LR1

SFP-OC3-LR2

1-Port OC-12c/STM-4 POS SPA

SFP-OC12-MM

SFP-OC12-SR

SFP-OC12-IR1

SFP-OC12-LR1

SFP-OC12-LR2

1-Port OC-48c/STM-16 POS SPA

SFP-OC48-SR

SFP-OC48-IR1

SFP-OC48-LR2

2-Port and 4-Port OC-48c/STM-16 POS SPA

SFP-OC48-SR

SFP-OC48-IR1

SFP-OC48-LR2

1-Port OC-192c/STM-64 POS/RPR XFP SPA

XFP-10GLR-OC192SR

XFP-10GER-OC192IR

1-Port Channelized OC-3/STM-1 SPA

SFP-OC3-SR

SFP-OC3-IR1

SFP-OC3-LR1

SFP-OC3-LR2

1-Port Channelized OC-3 STM1 ATM CEoP SPA

SFP-OC3-MM

SFP-OC3-SR

SFP-OC3-IR1

SFP-OC3-LR1

SFP-OC3-LR2


Power Management

SPAs and SIPs consume chassis power, and, you must make sure the chassis is within the power budget on a Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Table 1-8 SIP and SPA Power Consumption

SIP
Power Consumption (Maximum in Watts)

Cisco 7600 SIP-200

240.01

Cisco 7600 SIP-400

265.01

Cisco 7600 SIP-600

341.02

Cisco 7600 SSC-400

235.03

SPA
 

2-Port Channelized T3 SPA

11.24

4-Port Channelized T3 SPA

13.14

8-Port Channelized T1/E1 SPA

9.4

2-Port OC-3c/STM-1 ATM SPA

24.6

4-Port OC-3c/STM-1 ATM SPA

24.8

1-Port OC-12c/STM-4 ATM SPA

25.1

1-Port OC-48c/STM-16 ATM SPA

38.13

1-Port OC-192c/STM-64 POS/RPR SPA

23.84

1-Port OC-192c/STM-64 POS/RPR XFP SPA

11.05

1-Port OC-192c/STM-64 POS/RPR VSR Optics SPA

11.0

2-Port OC-3c/STM-1 POS SPA

13.07

4-Port OC-3c/STM-1 POS SPA

13.82

1-Port OC-12c/STM-4 POS SPA

12.75

1-port OC-48/STM-16 ATM SPA

38.0

2-Port Clear Channel T3/E3 SPA

7.8

4-Port Clear Channel T3/E3 SPA

8.5

IPSec VPN SPA

40.0

1-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet SPA

17.45

2-Port Gigabit Ethernet SPA

12.9

5-Port Gigabit Ethernet SPA

13.15

10-Port Gigabit Ethernet SPA

15.05

1 Maximum with four SPAs installed

2 Maximum with one SPA installed

3 Maximum with two IPSec VPN SPAs installed

4 Includes LR optics as they are fixed on the board

5 In addition to SFP or XFP optics power


If the power limit is exceeded, the SIP and SPA is not powered up and an error message is displayed.

Router#%C7KPWR-SP-4-POWERDENIED:insufficient power, module in slot 3 power denied.

On a Catalyst 6500 Series switch, use the show power command on the Route Processor to determine how much power you have available in the chassis and how much is being used or reserved by line cards, supervisor engines, and fan trays.

The following example shows the show power command on a Catalyst 6500 Series switch:

Router# show power 

system power redundancy mode = combined
system power redundancy operationally = non-redundant
system power total = 1869.42 Watts (44.51 Amps @ 42V)
system power used = 1302.42 Watts (31.01 Amps @ 42V)
system power available = 567.00 Watts (13.50 Amps @ 42V)
Power-Capacity PS-Fan Output Oper
PS Type Watts A @42V Status Status State
---- ------------------ ------- ------ ------ ------ -----
1 PWR-1900-AC/6 1869.42 44.51 OK OK on
2 none
Pwr-Allocated Oper
Fan Type Watts A @42V State
---- ------------------ ------- ------ -----
1 FAN-MOD-6HS 180.18 4.29 OK
Pwr-Requested Pwr-Allocated Admin Oper
Slot Card-Type Watts A @42V Watts A @42V State State
---- ------------------ ------- ------ ------- ------ ----- -----
3 7600-SIP-400 265.02 6.31 265.02 6.31 on on
4 7600-SIP-200 200.34 4.77 200.34 4.77 on on
5 unknown 328.44 7.82 328.44 7.82 on on