Cisco ICS 7750 Installation and Configuration Guide, 2.6.0
Cisco ICS 7750 System Overview
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Cisco ICS 7750 System Overview

Table Of Contents

Cisco ICS 7750 System Overview

Hardware Summary

Chassis

Cards

Supported WICs, VICs, and VWICs

Power Supply Modules

Fans

Switches

Software Summary


Cisco ICS 7750 System Overview


This chapter tells how to operate the Cisco Integrated Communications System 7750 (Cisco ICS 7750). The chapter is organized as follows:

Hardware Summary

Software Summary


Note For a detailed overview of the Cisco ICS 7750, see the Cisco ICS 7750 System Description.


Hardware Summary

This section describes system hardware components.

Chassis

The chassis houses the following components:

Cards

Power Supply Modules

Fans

The system is designed for use with Catalyst 3524-PWR XL switches (see "Switches" section).

Cards

The Cisco ICS 7750 can contain many combinations of cards. The ICS System Manager software detects the cards present at system startup.

Figure 1-1 shows the chassis. See Table 1-1 for descriptions of the cards.

Figure 1-1 Cisco ICS 7750 Chassis

Table 1-1 describes system cards. The number of cards installed in a chassis varies.

Table 1-1 Cisco ICS 7750 Cards 

Card
Name
Cards Per Chassis
Chassis Slot Number
Card
Description
Number of External Ports Per Card

System Processing Engine 310 (SPE310)

1 to 5

1
through
6

A single-board computer that runs system software applications such as ICS System Manager and Cisco CallManager. The SPE310 on which ICS System Manager is installed will be referred to as the SPE310 running System Manager.

2 USB, 1 video,
1 keyboard.

Multiservice Route Processor 200 (MRP200)

0 to 5

1
through
6

A voice-and-data-capable router that can carry voice traffic over an IP network and that can link small-to-medium-size remote Ethernet LANs to central offices over WAN links. The MRP has two slots that support WAN interface cards (WICs), voice WAN interface cards (VWICs), and voice interface cards (VICs); two packet voice/data module (PVDM) slots for adding digital signal processors (DSPs); a dual in-line memory module (DIMM) slot for upgrading dynamic random-access memory (DRAM); and a socket for a Virtual Private Network (VPN) module. The MRP200 does not have Flash memory.

Many types of ports are available, depending on which WICs, VICs, and VWICs are installed on each MRP.

MRP300

0 to 5

1
through
6

A voice-and-data-capable router that can carry voice traffic over an IP network and that can link small-to-medium-size remote Ethernet LANs to central offices over WAN links. The MRP has two slots that support WICs, VWICs, and VICs; two PVDM slots for adding DSPs; a DIMM slot for upgrading DRAM; a slot for expanding Flash memory; and a socket for a VPN module. The MRP300 does have Flash memory.

Many types of ports are available, depending on which WICs, VICs, and VWICs are installed on each MRP.

Analog Station Interface 81 (ASI81)

0 to 5

1
through
6

A voice-and-data-capable router that can carry voice traffic over an IP network and can link small-to medium-size remote Ethernet LANs to central offices over WAN links (depending on the type of card installed in its WIC/VIC/VWIC slot) and can support connections to analog telephones, fax machines, and teleconferencing stations. Like MRPs, ASIs have two PVDM slots and a DIMM slot. The ASI81 does not have Flash memory.

Eight Foreign Exchange Station (FXS) ports.

One slot for a WIC, VIC, or VWIC.

MRP3-8FXS

0 to 5

1
through
6

A voice-and-data-capable router that can carry voice traffic over an IP network and can link small- to medium-size remote Ethernet LANs to central offices over WAN links (depending on the type of card installed in its WIC/VIC/VWIC slot) and can support connections to analog telephones, fax machines, and teleconferencing stations. Has two PVDM slots, a DIMM slot for expanding DRAM, and a slot for expanding Flash memory. This card has Flash memory.

Eight FXS ports

One slot for a WIC, VIC, or VWIC.

ASI160

0 to 5

1
through
6

An analog gateway that supports connections to telephones, fax machines, and teleconferencing stations. Like MRPs, ASIs have two PVDM slots and a DIMM slot. The ASI160 does not have Flash memory.

16 FXS ports.

MRP3-16FXS

0 to 5

1
through
6

An analog gateway that supports connections to telephones, fax machines, and teleconferencing stations. Has two PVDM slots, a DIMM slot for expanding DRAM, and a slot for expanding Flash memory. This card has Flash memory.

16 FXS ports.

MRP3-8FXOM1

0 to 5

1
through
6

A voice-and-data-capable router that can carry voice traffic over an IP network and can link small- to medium-size remote Ethernet LANs to central offices over WAN links (depending on the type of card installed in its WIC/VIC/VWIC slot) and has eight ports for connections to the PSTN or a PBX station interface. Has two PVDM slots, a DIMM slot for expanding DRAM, Flash memory, and a slot for expanding Flash memory.

Eight Foreign Exchange Office (FXO) ports.

One slot for a WIC, VIC, or VWIC.

System switch processor (SSP)

1

7

An Ethernet switch that passes data among all system cards and to any other switches connected to the system.

2 Ethernet 10/100.

System alarm processor (SAP)

1

8

A module that monitors the chassis, power supply modules, fans, and their environment, feeding real-time data to the SPEs. You can use the SAP console port to communicate with other system cards through a modem or terminal connection.

3 serial (2 COM,
1 console.)


Supported WICs, VICs, and VWICs

MRP200 and MRP300 cards, which have two slots, and ASI 81, MRP3-8FXS, and MRP3-8FXOM1 cards, which have one slot, accept existing VICs, WICs, and VWICs used in Cisco 1700, 2600, and 3600 series routers. This interface card support helps you build upon existing Cisco networks while maintaining interoperability and consistent end-to-end service between locations.

For details on the types of VICs, WICs, and VWICs supported by the system, see the Cisco ICS 7750 System Description.

Power Supply Modules

Slots for two 200W power supply modules are located on the right side of the system chassis. If your system has two power supply modules, normal operation can continue even if only one power supply module is functioning.

Backup Power

If you intend to use a backup power device such as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), avoid devices that use ferroresonant technology. A UPS that uses ferroresonant technology can become unstable when used with components that can cause substantial current draw fluctuations, such as Catalyst 3524-PWR XL switches. Cisco recommends that you use the Cisco redundant power supply (RPS) 300 to provide backup power to Catalyst 3524-PWR XL switches.


Note For more information about backup power devices that are approved for use with the system, contact your Cisco sales representative.


Fans

The system is cooled by four fans, which are located in the fan tray at the bottom of the system chassis. Individual fans are not field replaceable—you should replace the entire fan tray if there is a problem with one or more system fans.

Switches

You can attach a stack of interconnected Catalyst 3524-PWR XL switches to a Cisco ICS 7750. Refer to the documentation that came with your switches for additional information.


Note Cisco recommends that you attach no more than five Catalyst 3524-PWR XL switches to a single Cisco ICS 7750.


Software Summary

Table 1-2 shows the software that is preinstalled on system cards when you receive a factory-configured chassis.

Table 1-2 Preinstalled Software 

Software Type
Cards



ASIs and MRPs
SPE310 Running System Manager


Other SPE310s



SSP



SAP

Firmware

SAP software
AC 1_0_6

Operating system

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

Router/gateway/
switch configuration and management

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(4)XL1 (2.1.0)

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(4)XL4 (2.2.0)

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(4)YH (2.3.0 and 2.4.0)

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(8)YM (2.5.0)

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(8)YN (2.6.0)

Cisco IOS Release 12.0(5.2)XU (2.1.0)

Cisco IOS Release 12.0(5)WC2b (2.2.0)

Cisco IOS Release 12.0(5)WC5 (2.3.0, 2.4.0, 2.5.0, and 2.6.0)

System management

ICS System Software1

ICS Core Software2

1 ICS System Software includes ICS System Manager, Cisco Network Registrar (CNR) 3.5(3), Fault Management Module (FMM), Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.2.2 (release 2.1.0) or JRE version 1.3.1 (release 2.2.0), and Microsoft SQL Server 2000.

2 ICS Core Software includes the following components: FMM, ICSSD, and RemoteShellServ.



Note ICS System Manager software must be installed on one SPE310 in a Cisco ICS 7750 chassis. ICS Core Software must be installed on all SPE310s in the chassis other than the SPE310 running System Manager.



Note Software approved for use on the SPE310 in the Cisco ICS 7750, such as Cisco CallManager and Cisco Unity Voice Messaging, can be installed on any SPE310 in the chassis. Depending on the applications, there may be some restrictions on installing multiple applications on one SPE310. For example, Cisco CallManager and Cisco Unity Voice Messaging cannot be installed on the same SPE310.