Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Ethernet Line Card Installation Guide
Installing Line Cards in the ASR 9000 Series Router
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Table of Contents

Installing Line Cards in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router

Contents

Pre-Installation Information

Product Numbers and Supported Platforms

Router Hardware Installation

Cisco IOS XR Software Release and Hardware Revision Requirements

Related Documentation

Ethernet Line Card Product Overviews

Ethernet Line Card Comparison

Line Card Status LEDs

40-Port Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

Supported SFP Modules

8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet 2:1 Oversubscribed Line Card

Supported XFP Modules

4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet 80Gbps Line Rate Card

Supported XFP Modules

2-Port 10-Gigabit + 20-Port GE Combination Ethernet Line Card

16-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Oversubscribed Line Card

Supported SFP+ Modules

24-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

Supported SFP+ Modules

36-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet (36x10GE) Line Card

1-Port 100-Gigabit Ethernet (1x100GE) Line Card

2-Port 100-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

Pluggable Interfaces

Modular Line Cards

Preparing for Installation

20-Port Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

Supported SFP Modules

2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

Preparing for Installation

Safety Guidelines

Preventing Electrostatic Discharge

Required Tools and Equipment

Removing and Installing a Line Card

Guidelines for Line Card Removal and Installation

Removing a Line Card

Installing a Line Card

Preparing to Install Modular Line Cards (MLCs) or Modular Port Adapters (MPAs)

Safety Guidelines

Safety Warnings

Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulatory Statements

Electrical Equipment Guidelines

Laser/LED Safety

Preventing Electrostatic Discharge

Required Tools and Equipment

Installing and Removing a Modular Line Card (MLC)

Handling Modular Line Cards (MLCs)

Removing and Installing a Modular Line Card (MLC)

Guidelines for Modular Line Card (MLC) Removal and Installation

Removing a Modular Line Card (MLC)

Installing a Modular Line Card (MLC)

Installing and Removing Modular Port Adapters

Handling Modular Port Adapters (MPAs)

Online Insertion and Removal

Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Installation and Removal

Optical Device Installation and Removal

Cleaning Optical Devices

Checking the Installation

Verifying the Installation

Using show Commands to Verify Modular Line Card (MLC) and Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Status

Using show Commands to Display Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Information

Using the ping Command to Verify Network Connectivity

Installing and Removing SFP Modules

Bale Clasp SFP or SFP+ Module

Installing a Bale Clasp SFP or SFP+ Module

Removing a Bale Clasp SFP or SFP+ Module

Mylar Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

Installing a Mylar Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

Removing a Mylar Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

Actuator Button SFP or SFP+ Module

Installing an Actuator Button SFP Module

Removing an Actuator Button SFP or SFP+ Module

Slide Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

Installing a Slide Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

Removing a Slide Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

Installing and Removing XFP Modules

Installing a 10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP Transceiver Module

Removing a 10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP Transceiver Module

Cabling a 10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP Transceiver

Cisco 40-Gigabit and 100-Gigabit Ethernet CFP Transceiver Modules Installation

Overview

Required Tools

Installing the CFP Transceiver

Removing the CFP Transceiver

Cisco 40-Gigabit QSFP+ Transceiver Modules Installation

Overview

Required Tools

Installing the 40-Gigabit QSFP+ Transceiver Module

Attaching the Optical Network Cable

Removing the 40-Gigabit QSFP+ Transceiver Module

Line Card Cable Management

Cable Management Tray

Router Cable Management Brackets

Line Card Cable Management Bracket

Installing a Line Card Cable Management Bracket

Removing a Line Card Cable-Management Bracket

Cabling Description

Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces

Gigabit Ethernet SFP Modules

10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP Modules

Fiber-Optic Interface Cables

Installing and Removing Fiber-Optic Interface Cables

Installing Fiber-Optic Interface Cables

Removing Fiber-Optic Interface Cables

Cleaning Fiber-Optic Connectors

Type RJ-45 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper Cables

Removing and Installing RJ-45 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper Cables

Installing RJ-45 Cables

Removing RJ-45 Cables

Installing Line Cards in the
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router

This guide contains instructions for installing Ethernet line cards in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router.

Pre-Installation Information

This section contains information about the following topics:

Product Numbers and Supported Platforms

Table 1-1 lists the Cisco Ethernet line card product numbers to which this publication applies, and the supported router platforms for each line card.

 

Table 1-1 Product Numbers for Line Cards and Supported Platforms

Ethernet Line Card
Cisco Product Number
Supported Platform

40-Port GE Line Card, Requires SFPs1

A9K-40GE-B

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

40-Port GE Extended Line Card, Requires SFPs

A9K-40GE-E

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

40-Port GE Low Queue Line Card, Requires SFPs

A9K-40GE-L

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

8-Port 10GE DX Line Card, Requires XFPs2

A9K-8T/4-B

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

8-Port 10GE DX Extended Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T/4-E

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

8-Port 10GE DX Low Queue Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T/4-L

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

4-Port 10GE Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-4T-B

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

4-Port 10GE Extended Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-4T-E

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

4-Port 10GE Low Queue Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-4T-L

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

8-Port 10GE Line Rate Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T-B

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

8-Port 10GE Extended Line Rate Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T-E

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

8-port 10GE 80G Low Queue Line Rate Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T-L

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

2-Port 10GE + 20-Port GE Combination Line Card, Requires XFPs and SFPs

A9K-2T20GE-B

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

2-Port 10GE + 20-Port GE Extended Combination Line Card, Requires XFPs and SFPs

A9K-2T20GE-E

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

2-Port 10GE + 20-Port GE Low Queue Combination Line Card, Requires XFPs and SFPs

A9K-2T20GE-L

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

16-Port 10GE DX Medium Queue Line Card, Requires SFP+ Modules3

A9K-16T/8-B

Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

24-Port 10GE DX Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized Requires SFP+ Modules

A9K-24X10GE-TR

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

24-Port 10GE Line Card, Service Edge Optimized Requires SFP+ Modules

A9K-24X10GE-SE

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

36-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized, requires SFP+ modules

A9K-36X10GE-TR

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

36-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card, Service Edge Optimized, requires SFP+ modules

A9K-36X10GE-SE

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

1-Port 100GE DX Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized Requires CFP Modules4

A9K-1X100GE-TR

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

1-Port 100GE DX Line Card, Service Edge Optimized Requires CFP Modules

A9K-1X100GE-SE

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

2-Port 100GE DX Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized Requires CFP Modules

A9K-2X100GE-TR

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

2-Port 100GE DX Line Card, Service Edge Optimized Requires CFP Modules

A9K-2X100GE-SE

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

80 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized

A9K-MOD80-TR

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

80 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Service Edge Optimized

A9K-MOD80-SE

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

160 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized

A9K-MOD160-TR

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

160 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Service Edge Optimized

A9K-MOD160-SE

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

20-Port GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA), Requires SFP Modules

A9K-MPA-20GE

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

2-port 10GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA), Requires XFP Modules

A9K-MPA-2X10GE

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

4-Port 10GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA), Requires XFP Modules

A9K-MPA-4X10GE

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

8-port 10GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA), Requires SFP+ Modules

A9K-MPA-8X10GE

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

2-port 40GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA), Requires QSFP+ Modules5

A9K-MPA-2X40GE

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

1-Port 40GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA), Requires QSFP+ Modules

A9K-MPA-1X40GE

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router

1.SFP = Gigabit Ethernet small form-factor pluggable transceiver module

2.XFP = 10-Gigabit Ethernet small form-factor pluggable transceiver module

3.SFP+ = 10-Gigabit Ethernet small form-factor pluggable transceiver module

4.CFP = 100-Gigabit Ethernet optical transceiver module

5.QSFP+ = 40-Gigabit Ethernet Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable plus transceiver module

Router Hardware Installation

For hardware installation and configuration information for the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router, see the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Hardware Installation Guide. The guide includes information on how to install, maintain, and replace router subsystems, such as cooling fans, power supplies, chassis backplanes, and so on. In addition, the installation guide describes the router switch fabric and how it affects operation of the line card, as well as line card slot locations, slot width, and other requirements.

Cisco IOS XR Software Release and Hardware Revision Requirements

The line cards have certain Cisco IOS XR software requirements. Also, to ensure compatibility with the software, your line card s should have a specific hardware revision number. The number is printed on a label affixed to the component side of the card and is displayed by the show diag command.

Table 1-2 lists the hardware and software requirements for line cards.

 

Table 1-2 Ethernet Line Cards and Cisco IOS XR Release and Hardware Version Compatibility

Ethernet Line Card
Product Number
Minimum IOS XR Software Release
Required
Hardware Version

40-Port GE Line Card, Requires SFPs

A9K-40GE-B

3.7.2

1.0

40-Port GE Extended Line Card, Requires SFPs

A9K-40GE-E

3.7.2

1.0

40-Port GE Low Queue Line Card, Requires SFPs

A9K-40GE-L

3.9.0

1.0

8-Port 10GE DX Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T/4-B

3.7.2

1.0

8-Port 10GE DX Extended Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T/4-E

3.7.2

1.0

8-Port 10GE DX Low Queue Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T/4-L

3.9.0

1.0

4-Port 10GE Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-4T-B

3.7.2

1.0

4-Port 10GE Extended Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-4T-E

3.7.2

1.0

4-Port 10GE Low Queue Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-4T-L

3.9.0

1.0

8-Port 10GE Line Rate Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T-B

3.9.1

1.0

8-Port 10GE Extended Line Rate Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T-E

3.9.0

1.0

8-port 10GE 80G Low Queue Line Rate Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T-L

3.9.0

1.0

2-Port 10GE + 20-Port GE Combination Line Card, Requires XFPs and SFPs

A9K-2T20GE-B

3.9.0

1.0

2-Port 10GE + 20-Port GE Extended Combination Line Card, Requires XFPs and SFPs

A9K-2T20GE-E

3.9.0

1.0

2-Port 10GE + 20-Port GE Low Queue Combination Line Card, Requires XFPs and SFPs

A9K-2T20GE-L

3.9.1

1.0

16-Port 10GE DX Medium Queue Line Card, Requires SFP+ Modules

A9K-16T/8-B

3.9.1

1.0

24-Port 10GE DX Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized Requires SFP+ Modules

A9K-24X10GE-TR

4.2.0

1.0

24-Port 10GE DX Line Card, Service Edge Optimized Requires SFP+ Modules

A9K-24X10GE-SE

4.2.0

1.0

2-Port 100GE DX Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized Requires CFP Modules

A9K-2X100GE-TR

4.2.0

1.0

2-Port 100GE DX Line Card, Service Edge Optimized Requires CFP Modules

A9K-2X100GE-SE

4.2.0

1.0

80 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized

A9K-MOD80G-TR

4.2.0

1.0

80 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Service Edge Optimized

A9K-MOD80G-SE

4.2.0

1.0

160 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized

A9K-MOD160G-TR

4.2.0

1.0

160 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Service Edge Optimized

A9K-MOD160G-SE

4.2.0

1.0

20-Port GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA), Requires SFP Modules

A9K-MPA-20GE

4.2.0

1.0

2-port 10GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA), Requires XFP Modules

A9K-MPA-2X10GE

4.2.0

1.0

4-Port 10GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA), Requires XFP Modules

9K-EP-4T

4.2.0

1.0

160 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized

A9K-MOD160G-TR

4.2.1

1.0

160 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Service Edge Optimized

A9K-MOD160G-SE

4.2.1

1.0

2-port 40GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA)

A9K-MPA-2X40GE

4.2.1

1.0

36-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized Requires SFP+ Modules

A9K-36X10GE-TR

4.2.26

1.0

36-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card, Service Edge Optimized Requires SFP+ Modules

A9K-36X10GE-SE

4.2.2

1.0

1-Port 100GE DX Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized Requires CFP Modules

A9K-1X100GE-TR

4.2.2

1.0

1-Port 100GE DX Line Card, Service Edge Optimized Requires CFP Modules

A9K-1X100GE-SE

4.2.2

1.0

2-Port 10GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA)

A9K-EP-2T

4.2.0

1.0

1-Port 40GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA)

A9K-MPA-1X40GE

4.2.3

1.0

8-port 10GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA)

A9K-MPA-8X10GE

4.3.1

1.0

6.4.2.2 is the hardware release. The CCO release is 4.2.3.

The show diag slot_number and show version commands display the current hardware configuration of the router, including the system software version that is currently loaded and running. For complete descriptions of show commands, see the command reference or configuration guide for the installed Cisco IOS XR release.

If the command displays indicate that the Cisco IOS XR software is a version earlier than you need, check the contents of flash memory to determine if the required images are available on your system. The dir devicename command displays a list of all files stored in flash memory. If you do not have the correct software version, contact Cisco customer service.

For software configuration information, see the Cisco IOS software configuration and command reference publications for the installed Cisco IOS XR release. Also see the Cisco IOS XR software release notes for additional information.

Related Documentation

This publication describes the basic installation and initial configuration of line cards. For complete configuration information, see the following publications:

  • Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Hardware Installation Guide
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Getting Started Guide
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Regulatory Compliance and Safety Guide
  • Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router SIP and SPA Hardware Installation Guide

See the Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request, page iii for information on how to obtain these publications.

Ethernet Line Card Product Overviews

The following sections provide information about the line card products:

Ethernet Line Card Comparison

Most of the line cards are available in base, extended, and low-queue versions. All versions are functionally equivalent, but vary in configuration scale and buffer capacity.

Table 1-3 provides comparative information about the Ethernet line cards.

 

Table 1-3 Ethernet Line Card Hardware Comparison

Ethernet Line Card
Product Number
Number of Ports
Module Type

40-Port GE Line Card, Requires SFPs

A9K-40GE-B

40

SFP

40-Port GE Extended Line Card, Requires SFPs

A9K-40GE-E

40

SFP

40-Port GE Low Queue Line Card, Requires SFPs

A9K-40GE-L

40

SFP

8-Port 10GE DX Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T/4-B

8

XFP

8-Port 10GE DX Extended Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T/4-E

8

XFP

8-Port 10GE DX Low Queue Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T/4-L

8

XFP

4-Port 10GE Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-4T-B

4

XFP

4-Port 10GE Extended Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-4T-E

4

XFP

4-Port 10GE Low Queue Line Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-4T-L

4

XFP

8-Port 10GE Line Rate Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T-B

8

XFP

8-Port 10GE Extended Line Rate Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T-E

8

XFP

8-port 10GE 80G Low Queue Line Rate Card, Requires XFPs

A9K-8T-L

8

XFP

2-Port 10GE + 20-Port GE Combination Line Card, Requires XFPs and SFPs

A9K-2T20GE-B

2x10GE, 20xGE

SFP for GE ports,
XFP for 10GE ports

2-Port 10GE + 20-Port GE Extended Combination Line Card, Requires XFPs and SFPs

A9K-2T20GE-E

2x10GE, 20xGE

SFP for GE ports,
XFP for 10GE ports

2-Port 10GE + 20-Port GE Low Queue Combination Line Card, Requires XFPs and SFPs

A9K-2T20GE-L

2x10GE, 20xGE

SFP for GE ports,
XFP for 10GE ports

16-Port 10GE DX Medium Queue Line Card, Requires SFP+ Modules

A9K-16T/8-B

16

SFP+

24-Port 10GE DX Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized Requires SFP+ Modules

A9K-24X10GE-TR

24

SFP+

24-Port 10GE DX Line Card, Service Edge Optimized Requires SFP+ Modules

A9K-24X10GE-SE

24

SFP+

36-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized, requires SFP+ modules

A9K-36X10GE-TR

36

SFP+

36-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card, Service Edge Optimized, requires SFP+ modules

A9K-36X10GE-SE

36

SFP+

1-Port 100GE DX Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized Requires CFP Modules

A9K-1X100GE-TR

2

CFP

1-Port 100GE DX Line Card, Service Edge Optimized Requires CFP Modules

A9K-1X100GE-SE

1

CFP

2-Port 100GE DX Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized Requires CFP Modules

A9K-2X100GE-TR

2

CFP

2-Port 100GE DX Line Card, Service Edge Optimized Requires CFP Modules

A9K-2X100GE-SE

2

CFP

2-Port 100GE DX Line Card, Service Edge Optimized Requires CFP Modules

A9K-2X100GE-SE

2

CFP

80 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized

A9K-MOD80G-TR

80 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Service Edge Optimized

A9K-MOD80G-SE

160 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized

A9K-MOD160-TR

160 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Service Edge Optimized

A9K-MOD160-SE

160 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized

A9K-MOD160G-TR

160 Gigabyte Modular Line Card, Service Edge Optimized

A9K-MOD160G-SE

20-Port GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA)

A9K-MPA-20X1GE

20

SFP

8-Port 10GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA)

A9K-MPA-8X10GE

8

SFP+

4-Port 10GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA)

A9K-MPA-4X10GE

4

XFP

2-port 10GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA)

A9K-MPA-2X10GE

2

XFP

2-port 40GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA)

A9K-MPA-2X40GE

2

QSFP+

2-Port 10GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA)

A9K-EP-2T

2

XFP

1-Port 40GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA)

A9K-MPA-1X40GE

1

QSFP+


Caution Use only small form-factor pluggable modules (SFP, SFP+, or XFP modules) supplied by Cisco Systems, Inc. in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series line cards. Each module contains an internal serial number that is security programmed by the module manufacturer with information that provides a way for the Cisco IOS XR software to identify and validate the module as qualified to operate with Ethernet line cards. Unapproved modules (those not purchased directly from Cisco) will work, but generate an error message stating that the device is unsupported.

Line Card Status LEDs

All line cards have port status LEDs on their front panels. Each SFP or XFP port has an adjacent LED to indicate the status of the associated port.

In addition, each line card has a single tristate Status LED to display card status. The display and meaning of the Status LEDs are described in Table 2-1 .

40-Port Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

The 40-Port Gigabit Ethernet line card provides 20 double-stacked SFP (40 total) cages that support either fiber-optic or copper Gigabit Ethernet transceivers.

The 40-Port Gigabit Ethernet line card is available in base, extended, and low-queue versions. All versions are functionally equivalent, but vary in configuration scale and buffer capacity.

Each SFP cage on the 40-Port Gigabit Ethernet line card has an adjacent Link LED visible on the front panel. The Link LED indicates the status of the associated SFP port, as described in Table 2-1 .

The front panel and connectors of the 40x1GE line card are shown in Figure 1-1.

Figure 1-1 40-Port Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

 

 

1

Ejector lever (one of two)

5

Line Card Status LED

2

Port 0 SFP cage

6

Port 39 SFP cage

3

Port Status LED (one per port)

7

Port 1 SFP cage

4

Port 38 SFP cage

8

Captive installation screw (one of two)

Supported SFP Modules

See Table A-2 for a list of all SFP modules supported on the 40x1GE line card, and their operating parameters.

For more information on cabling and connectors, see the “Cabling Description” section.

For more information on the Gigabit Ethernet interface, cabling, and connectors, see the “Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces” section.

8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet 2:1 Oversubscribed Line Card

The 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet 2:1 oversubscribed line card provides eight cages for XFP Ethernet optical interface modules that operate at a rate of 10 Gbps. The eight XFP modules can be 10-Gigabit Ethernet multimode connections (see Table A-7 ). The 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card is a 40 Gbps line rate card with a maximum line rate of 8 ports at 50 percent (2-1 oversubscribed).

Oversubscription results from port pairs sharing the same Network Processor Unit (NPU). The oversubscribed port pairs are port 0:port 4, port 1:port 5, port 2:port 6 and port 3:port 7.

The 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card is available in base, extended, and low-queue versions. All versions are functionally equivalent, but vary in configuration scale and buffer capacity.

Each XFP cage on the 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card has an adjacent Link LED visible on the front panel. The Link LED indicates the status of the associated XFP port, as described in Table 2-1 .

Figure 1-2 shows the front panel and connectors of the 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card.

Figure 1-2 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet 2:1 Oversubscribed Line Card

 

 

1

Ejector lever (one of two)

4

Port 7 XFP cage

2

Port 0 XFP cage

5

Line Card Status LED

3

Port Status LED (one per port)

6

Captive installation screw (one of two)

Supported XFP Modules

See Table A-7 for a list of all XFPs supported on the 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet 2:1 oversubscribed line card and their operating parameters.

For more information, see the “Cabling Description” section.

4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

The 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card provides four cages for XFP Ethernet optical interface modules that operate at a rate of 10 Gbps. The four XFP modules can be 10-Gigabit Ethernet multimode connections (see Table A-7 ).

The 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card is available in base, extended, and low-queue versions. All versions are functionally equivalent, but vary in configuration scale and buffer capacity.

Each XFP cage on the 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card has an adjacent Link LED visible on the front panel. The Link LED indicates the status of the associated XFP port, as described in Table 2-1 .

Figure 1-3 shows the front panel and connectors of the 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card.

Figure 1-3 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

 

 

1

Ejector lever (one of two)

4

Port 3 XFP cage

2

Port 0 XFP cage

5

Line Card Status LED

3

Port Status LED (one per port)

6

Captive installation screw (one of two)

Table A-7 summarizes the optics and connectors used by the 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card.

 

For more information, see the “Supported XFP Modules” section and the “Cabling Description” section.

8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet 80 Gbps Line Rate Card

The 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet 80 Gbps line rate card provides eight cages for XFP Ethernet optical interface modules that operate at a rate of 10 Gbps. The eight XFP modules can be 10-Gigabit Ethernet multimode connections (see Table A-7 ). The 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card is a full 80 Gbps line rate card.

The 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet 80 Gbps line rate card is available in base, extended, and low-queue versions. All versions are functionally equivalent, but vary in configuration scale and buffer capacity.

Each XFP cage on the 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet 80 Gbps line rate card has an adjacent Link LED visible on the front panel. The Link LED indicates the status of the associated XFP port, as described in Table 2-1 .

Figure 1-4 shows the front panel and connectors of the 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet 80 Gbps line rate card.

Figure 1-4 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet 80 Gbps Line Rate Card

 

 

1

Ejector lever (one of two)

4

Port 7 XFP cage

2

Port Status LED (one per port)

5

Line Card Status LED

3

Port 0 XFP cage

6

Captive installation screw (one of two)

Supported XFP Modules

See Table A-7 for a list of all XFPs supported on the 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet 80 Gbps line rate card and their operating parameters.

For more information, see the “Cabling Description” section.

2-Port 10-Gigabit + 20-Port GE Combination Ethernet Line Card

The 2-Port 10-GE + 20-Port GE combination line card provides two cages for XFP Ethernet optical interface modules that operate at a rate of 10 Gbps, and 10 double-stacked (20 total) cages for SFP Ethernet optical modules that operate at a rate of 1 Gbps.

The two XFP modules can be 10-Gigabit Ethernet multimode connections (see Table A-7 ). The 20 SFP cages support either fiber-optic or copper Gigabit Ethernet transceivers (see Table A-2 ).

The 2-Port 10-GE + 20-Port GE combination line card is available in base, extended, and low-queue versions. All versions are functionally equivalent, but vary in configuration scale and buffer capacity.

Each XFP and SFP cage on the 2-Port 10-GE + 20-Port GE combination line card has an adjacent Link LED visible on the front panel. The Link LED indicates the status of the associated XFP or SFP port, as described in Table 2-1 .

Figure 1-5 shows the front panel and connectors of the 2-Port 10-GE + 20-Port GE combination line card.

Figure 1-5 2-Port 10-Gigabit + 20-Port GE Combination Line Card

 

 

1

Ejector lever (one of two)

6

1GE Port 18 SFP cage

2

10GE Port 0 XFP cage

7

Line Card Status LED

3

XFP Port Status LED (one per XFP port)

8

1GE Port 19 SFP cage

4

1GE Port 0 SFP cage

9

1GE Port 1 SFP cage

5

SFP Port Status LED (one per SFP port)

10

Captive installation screw (one of two)


Note The interface numbering starts with zero for the GE and 10GE ports, so this line card has ports identified as Te0/x/0/0 and a Gig0/x/0/0.


Table A-7 summarizes the optics and connectors used by the two 10-GE ports on the 2-Port 10-GE + 20-Port GE combination line card.

See Table A-2 for a list of all SFP modules supported on the 20x1GE ports on the 2-Port 10-GE + 20-Port GE combination line card. and their operating parameters.

For more information, see the “Supported XFP Modules” section and the “Cabling Description” section

16-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Oversubscribed Line Card

The 16-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet oversubscribed line card provides two stacked 2x4 cage assemblies for SFP+ Ethernet optical interface modules. The 16 SFP+ modules operate at a rate of 10 Gbps (see Table A-3 ).

Oversubscription results from port pairs sharing the same NPU. The oversubscribed port pairs are port 0:port 8, port 1:port 9, port 2:port 10, port 3:port 11, port 4:port 12, port 5:port 13, port 6:port 14, and port 7:port 15. The maximum bandwidth per port pair sharing a single NPU is 14.62 Gbps (7.31 Gbps per port).

With two RSP cards installed in the router, the 16-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card can achieve greater than a 2:1 oversubscription rate. Each port pair sharing an NPU can reach 7.31 Gbps per port, so the maximum bandwidth with two RSPs in the system is 117 Gbps.

With a single RSP card installed in the router, the 16-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card is an 80 Gbps line rate card with a maximum line rate of 16 ports at 50 percent (2-1 oversubscribed).

The 16-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card is available in a base version.

Each SFP+ cage on the 16-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card has an adjacent Link LED visible on the front panel. The Link LED indicates the status of the associated SFP+ port, as described in Table 2-1 .

Figure 1-6 shows the front panel and connectors of the 16-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card.

Figure 1-6 16-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Oversubscribed Line Card

 

1

Ejector lever (one of two)

5

Line Card Status LED

2

Port 0 SFP+ cage

6

Port 15 SFP+ cage

3

Port Status LED (one per port)

7

Port 7 SFP+ cage

4

Port 8 SFP+ cage

8

Captive installation screw (one of two)

Supported SFP+ Modules

See Table A-3 for a list of all SFP+ transceiver modules supported on the 16-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet oversubscribed line card and their operating parameters.

For more information, see the “Cabling Description” section.

24-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

The 24-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card provides two stacked 2x6 cage assemblies for SFP+ Ethernet optical interface modules. The 24 SFP+ modules operate at a rate of 10 Gbps (see Table A-3 ).

With two RSP cards installed in the router, the 24-Port10-Gigabit Ethernet line card runs at line rate.

With a single RSP card installed in the router, the 24-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card is a 220 Gbps line rate card.

The 24-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card is available in either an -SE (Service Edge Optimized) or -TR (Packet Transport Optimized) version.

Each SFP+ cage on the 24-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card has an adjacent Link LED visible on the front panel. The Link LED indicates the status of the associated SFP+ port, as described in Table 2-1 .

Figure 1-7 shows the front panel and connectors of the 24-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card.

Figure 1-7 24-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

 

 

1

Ejector lever (one of two)

5

Port 12 SFP+ cage

2

Captive installation screw (one of two)

6

Port 23 SFP+ cage

3

Port 0 SFP+ cage

7

Line Card Status LED

4

Port 11 SFP+ cage

Supported SFP+ Modules

See Table A-3 for a list of all SFP+ transceiver modules supported on the 24-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card and their operating parameters.

For more information, see the “Cabling Description” section.

36-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet (36x10GE) Line Card

The 36-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet (36x10GE) has thirty-six10-Gigabit SFP+ (10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP) module ports.

Figure 1-8 shows the front panel connectors and indicators.

Figure 1-8 36-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet (36x10GE) Line Card Front Panel

 

 

1

Ejector lever (one of two)

6

Port 23 SFP+ cage

2

Captive installation screw (one of two)

7

Port 24 SFP+ cage

3

Port 0 SFP+ cage

8

Port 35 SFP+ cage

4

Port 11 SFP+ cage

9

Line Card Status LED

5

Port 12 SFP+ cage

1-Port 100-Gigabit Ethernet (1x100GE) Line Card

The 1-Port 100-GE line card provides one CFP cage for an CFP Ethernet optical interface module that operates at a rate of 100 Gbps. The CFP module can be a 100-Gigabit Ethernet multimode connection.

The 1-port 100-GE line card is available in either an -SE (Service Edge Optimized) or -TR (Packet Transport Optimized) version. Both versions are functionally equivalent, but vary in configuration scale and buffer capacity. The CFP cage has an adjacent Link LED visible on the front panel.

Figure 1-9 shows the front panel and connector.

Figure 1-9 1-Port 100-Gigabit Ethernet (1x100GE) Line Card Front Panel

 

 

1

Ejector lever (one of two)

3

100-GE CFP

2

Captive installation screw (one of two)

4

Line Card Status LED

Table 1-4 summarizes the optics and connectors used by the 100-GE port on the 1-port 100-GE line card.

For more information, see the “Cabling Description” section

2-Port 100-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

The 2-Port 100-GE line card provides two CFP cages for CFP Ethernet optical interface modules that operate at a rate of 100 Gbps.

The two CFP modules can be 100-Gigabit Ethernet multimode connections (see Table A-7 ).

The 2-Port 100-GE line card is available in either an -SE (Service Edge Optimized) or -TR (Packet Transport Optimized) version.

.All versions are functionally equivalent, but vary in configuration scale and buffer capacity.

Each CFP cage on the 2-Port 100-GE line card has an adjacent Link LED visible on the front panel. The Link LED indicates the status of the associated CFP port, as described in Table 2-1 .

Figure 1-10 shows the front panel and connectors of the 2-Port 100-GE line card.

Figure 1-10 2-Port 100-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

 

 

1

Ejector lever (one of two)

4

100-GE CFP connector (two of two)

2

Captive installation screw (one of two)

5

Line Card Status LED

3

100-GE CFP connector (one of two)

Table 1-4 summarizes the optics and connectors used by the two 100-GE ports on the 2-port 100-GE line card.

For more information, see the “Cabling Description” section

Pluggable Interfaces

The Cisco ASR 9000 Series 1-Port 100 Gigabit Ethernet line card and Cisco ASR 9000 Series 2-Port 100 Gigabit Ethernet line card support the CFP pluggable interfaces listed in Table 1-4 .

 

Table 1-4 CFP Pluggable Interfaces

Part Number
100 Gigabit Ethernet CFP Optics
Maximum Distance

CFP-100G-LR4

100 Gigabit Ethernet long-reach over 4 WDM lanes (LR4) optics (single-mode fiber)

10 km

CFP-100G-SR10

100 Gigabit Ethernet over 10 short-reach optical lanes (SR10) optics (multimode fiber)

100 m

Modular Line Cards

There are two types of modular line card. The 80-Gb card has two network processing units and the 160-Gb card has four network processing units. Each version is available in -SE (Service Engine Optimized) and -TR (Packet Transport Optimized) variants. The two variants are functionally equivalent, but vary in configuration scale and buffer capacity.

Figure 1-11 shows the front panel of the modular line card with a 20-port Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter installed in the lower bay.

Figure 1-11 Modular Line Card

 

The modular line card provides two bays that support the following Modular Port Adapters (MPAs):

Preparing for Installation

20-Port Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

The 20-Port Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter provides 10 double-stacked SFP (20 total) cages that support either fiber-optic or copper Gigabit Ethernet transceivers.

Each SFP cage on the Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has an adjacent A/L (Active/Link) LED visible on the front panel. The A/L LED indicates the status of the associated SFP port, as described in Table 1-5 .

Refer to Figure 1-12 below for an example of the 20-Port Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter. For information on LEDs, see Modular Port Adapter LEDs.

Figure 1-12 20-Port Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

 

 

1

A/L (Active/Link) LED

2

STATUS LED

Table 1-5 describes the 20-Port Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter LEDs.

 

Table 1-5 20-Port Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

LED Label
Color
State
Meaning

A/L

Off

Off

Port is not enabled.

Green

On

Port is enabled and the link is up. The MPA A/L (Active/Link) LED will blink green when there is traffic activity.

Amber

On

Port is enabled and the link is down.

STATUS

Off

Off

Modular port adapter power is off.

Green

On

Modular port adapter is ready and operational.

Amber

On

Modular port adapter power is on and good, and modular port adapter is being configured.

Supported SFP Modules

See Table A-2 for a list of all SFP modules supported on the 20x1GE modular port adapter, and their operating parameters.

For more information on cabling and connectors, see the “Cabling Description” section.

For more information on the Gigabit Ethernet interface, cabling, and connectors, see the “Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces” section.

The 20 SFP cages support either fiber-optic or copper Gigabit Ethernet transceivers (see Table A-2 ).

2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

The 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter provides two cages for XFP Ethernet optical interface modules that operate at a rate of 10 Gbps. The two XFP modules can be 10-Gigabit Ethernet multimode or single mode connections (see Table A-7 ).

Each XFP cage on the 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has an adjacent A/L (Active/Link) LED visible on the front panel. The A/L (Active/link) LED indicates the status of the associated XFP port, as described in Table 1-6 .

Refer to Figure 1-13 below for an example of the 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter.

Figure 1-13 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

 

 

1

A/L (Active/Link) LED

2

STATUS LED

Table A-7 summarizes the optics and connectors used by the 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter.

 

For more information, see the “Supported XFP Modules” section and the “Cabling Description” section.

2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

The 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has two types of LEDs: an A/L LED for each individual port and a STATUS LED for the modular port adapter, as shown in Figure 1-13.

Table 1-6 describes the 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter LEDs.

 

Table 1-6 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

LED Label
Color
State
Meaning

A/L

Off

Off

Port is not enabled.

Green

On

Port is enabled and the link is up. The MPA A/L (Active/Link) LED will blink green when there is traffic activity.

Red

On

Port is enabled and the link is down.

STATUS

Off

Off

Modular port adapter power is off.

Green

On

Modular port adapter is ready and operational.

Amber

On

Modular port adapter power is on and good, and the modular port adapter is being configured.

4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

The 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter provides four cages for XFP Ethernet optical interface modules that operate at a rate of 10 Gbps. The four XFP modules can be 10-Gigabit Ethernet multimode or single mode connections (see Table A-7 ).

Each XFP cage on the 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has an adjacent A/L (Active/link) LED visible on the front panel. The A/L LED indicates the status of the associated XFP port, as described in Table 1-7 .

Refer to Figure 1-14 below for an example of the 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter.

Figure 1-14 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

 

 

Table A-7 summarizes the optics and connectors used by the 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter. Table 1-7 describes the 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter LEDs.

 

For more information, see the “Supported XFP Modules” section and the “Cabling Description” section.

4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

The 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has two types of LEDs: an A/L (Active/Link) LED for each individual port and a STATUS LED for the modular port adapter, as shown in Figure 1-14.

Table 1-7 describes the 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter LEDs.

 

Table 1-7 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

LED Label
Color
State
Meaning

A/L

Off

Off

Port is not enabled.

Green

On

Port is enabled and the link is up. The MPA A/L (Active/Link) LED will blink green when there is traffic activity.

Amber

On

Port is enabled and the link is down.

STATUS

Off

Off

Modular port adapter power is off.

Green

On

Modular port adapter is ready and operational.

Amber

On

Modular port adapter power is on and good, and the modular port adapter is being configured.

8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

The 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter provides eight cages for SFP+ Ethernet optical interface modules that operate at a rate of 10 Gbps.

The 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has the following guidelines and limitations:

  • The 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter is supported on the 160 Gigabyte Modular Line Card only (A9K-MOD160-TR and A9K-MOD160-SE).
  • The 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter is not supported on the 80 Gigabyte Modular Line Card (A9K-MOD80-TR and A9K-MOD80-SE).
  • The 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter is not supported on the ASR 9001.

Each SFP+ cage on the 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has an adjacent A/L (Active/Link) LED visible on the front panel. The A/L (Active/Link) LED indicates the status of the associated SFP+ port, as described in Table 1-8 .

Refer to Figure 1-15 below for an example of the 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter.

Figure 1-15 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

 

 

1

A/L (Active/Link) LED

2

STATUS LED

See Table A-3 for a list of all SFP+ transceiver modules and their operating parameters.

For more information, see the “Cabling Description” section.

8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

The 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has two types of LEDs: an A/L (Active/Link) LED for each individual port and a STATUS LED for the modular port adapter, as shown in Figure 1-15.

Table 1-8 describes the 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter LEDs.

 

Table 1-8 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

LED Label
Color
State
Meaning

A/L

Off

Off

Port is not enabled.

Green

On

Port is enabled and the link is up.

Amber

On

Port is enabled and the link is down.

STATUS

Off

Off

Modular port adapter port adapter power is off.

Green

On

Modular port adapter is ready and operational.

Amber

On

Modular port adapter power is on and good, and the modular port adapter is being configured.

2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

The 2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter provides two cages for QSFP+ Ethernet optical interface modules that operate at a rate of 40 Gbps. The two QSFP+ modules can be 40-Gigabit Ethernet multimode or single mode connections (see Table A-7 ).

Each QSFP cage on the 2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has an adjacent A/L (Active/Link) LED visible on the front panel. The A/L LED indicates the status of the associated QSFP port, as described in Table 1-9 .

Refer to Figure 1-16 below for an example of the 2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter.

Figure 1-16 2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

 

 

1

A/L (Active/Link) LED

2

STATUS LED

Table A-7 summarizes the optics and connectors used by the 2-Port 40-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter.

 

For more information, see the “Cisco 40-Gigabit QSFP+ Transceiver Modules Installation” section and the “Cabling Description” section.

2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

The 2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has two types of LEDs: an A/L LED for each individual port and a STATUS LED for the modular port adapter, as shown in Figure 1-15.

Table 1-9 describes the 2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter LEDs.

 

Table 1-9 2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

LED Label
Color
State
Meaning

A/L

Off

Off

Port is not enabled.

Green

On

Port is enabled and the link is up.

Amber

On

Port is enabled and the link is down.

STATUS

Off

Off

Modular port adapter power is off.

Green

On

Modular port adapter is ready and operational.

Amber

On

Modular port adapter power is on and good, and the modular port adapter is being configured.

1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

The 1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter provides a cage for a QSFP+ Ethernet optical interface module that operates at a rate of 40 Gbps. The QSFP+ module can support either a 40-Gigabit Ethernet multimode connection or a 40-Gigabit Ethernet single mode connection (see Table A-7 ).

Each QSFP cage on the 1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has an adjacent A/L (Active/Link) LED visible on the front panel. The A/L LED indicates the status of the associated QSFP port, as described in Table 1-10 .

Refer to Figure 1-17 below for an example of the 1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter.

Figure 1-17 1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

 

 

1

A/L (Active/Link) LED

2

STATUS LED

Table A-7 summarizes the optics and connectors used by the 1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter.

For more information, see the “Cisco 40-Gigabit QSFP+ Transceiver Modules Installation” section and the “Cabling Description” section.

1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

The 1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has two types of LEDs: an A/L LED for each individual port and a STATUS LED for the modular port adapter, as shown in Figure 1-15.

Table 1-10 describes the 1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter LEDs.

 

Table 1-10 1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

LED Label
Color
State
Meaning

A/L

Off

Off

Port is not enabled.

Green

On

Port is enabled and the link is up.

Amber

On

Port is enabled and the link is down.

STATUS

Off

Off

Modular port adapter power is off.

Green

On

Modular port adapter is ready and operational.

Amber

On

Modular port adapter power is on and good, and the modular port adapter is being configured.

2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

The 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter provides two cages for XFP Ethernet optical interface modules that operate at a rate of 10 Gbps. The two XFP modules can be 10-Gigabit Ethernet multimode or single mode connections (see Table A-7 ).

Each XFP cage on the 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has an adjacent A/L (Active/Link) LED visible on the front panel. The A/L (Active/Link) LED indicates the status of the associated XFP port, as described in Table 1-8 .

Refer to Figure 1-15 below for an example of the 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter.

Figure 1-18 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

 

 

1

A/L (Active/Link) LED

2

STATUS LED

Table A-7 summarizes the optics and connectors used by the 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter.

For more information, see the “Supported XFP Modules” section and the “Cabling Description” section.

2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

The 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has two types of LEDs: an A/L (Active/Link) LED for each individual port and a STATUS LED for the modular port adapter, as shown in Figure 1-15.

Table 1-8 describes the 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter LEDs.

 

Table 1-11 2-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

LED Label
Color
State
Meaning

A/L

Off

Off

Port is not enabled.

Green

On

Port is enabled and the link is up.

Amber

On

Port is enabled and the link is down.

STATUS

Off

Off

Modular port adapter port adapter power is off.

Green

On

Modular port adapter is ready and operational.

Amber

On

Modular port adapter power is on and good, and the modular port adapter is being configured.

Preparing for Installation

The following sections provide information about preparing to install line cards and modular port adapters:

Safety Guidelines

Before you perform any procedure in this publication, review the safety guidelines in this section to avoid injuring yourself or damaging the equipment.

The following guidelines are for your safety and to protect equipment. The guidelines do not cover all possible hazards. Be alert.


Note Before installing, configuring, or maintaining a line card, review the safety warnings listed in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information publication that accompanied your router.


  • Keep the work area clear and dust free during and after installation. Do not allow dirt or debris to enter into any laser-based components.
  • Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry, or other items that could get caught in the router while working with line cards.
  • Cisco equipment operates safely when it is used in accordance with its specifications and product usage instructions.

 


Caution Before working with laser optics, read the “Laser Safety” section.


Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments. Statement 1051


Preventing Electrostatic Discharge

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage, which can occur when electronic cards or components are improperly handled, results in complete or intermittent failures. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding is an integral component of the line card and the modular port adapter. Cisco Systems, Inc. recommends using an ESD-preventive strap whenever you are handling network equipment or one of its components.

The following are guidelines for preventing ESD damage:

  • Always use an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and ensure that it makes good skin contact. Connect the equipment end of the connection cord to an ESD connection socket on the router or to bare metal on the chassis.
  • Avoid touching card circuit boards or connector pins. When sliding cards in or out of slots, you should handle them only by the front panel or metal card carrier.
  • When carrying a card, carry it only by the metal card carrier or inside a static shielding bag.

Caution To avoid damaging card mechanical components, never carry an Route Switch Processor (RSP), modular port adapter, or line card by the captive installation screws or ejector levers. Doing so can damage these components and cause card insertion problems.

  • Place removed line cards or modular port adapters component-side-up on an antistatic surface or in a static shielding bag. If you plan to return the component to the factory, immediately place it in a static shielding bag.
  • Avoid contact between the line cards or modular port adapters and clothing. The wrist strap only protects the board from ESD voltages on the body; ESD voltages on clothing can still cause damage.

Caution For safety, periodically check the resistance value of the ESD strap. The measurement should be between 1 and 10 megohms.

Required Tools and Equipment

You need the following tools and parts to remove and install line cards or modular port adapters:

  • Flat-blade or Phillips screwdriver
  • ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and instructions
  • Interface cables to connect the line card with another router or switch
  • Any SFP/XFP modules you need to install (and are not already installed)

Note If you need additional equipment, see Cisco.com or your service representative for ordering information.


See the individual line card descriptions in the “Ethernet Line Card Product Overviews” section for more information. Table 1-3 summarizes the hardware version requirements for each line card.

Removing and Installing a Line Card

The following sections provide procedures for removing or installing a line card:


Note See the “Guidelines for Line Card Removal and Installation” section before removing a line card while power to the router is on.


Guidelines for Line Card Removal and Installation

Guidelines for line card removal and installation include the following:


Caution Be careful to avoid damaging the electromagnetic interference (EMI) gasket that runs along the full length of the card front panel edges. Damage to the EMI gasket can affect the ability of your system to meet EMI requirements.

  • Online insertion and removal (OIR) is supported, enabling you to remove and install line cards while the router is operating. OIR is seamless to users on the network, maintains all routing information, and ensures session preservation.

Note With OIR, notifying the software or resetting the power is not required. However, you have the option of using the shutdown command before removing a line card.


  • The backplane identification (BPID) board monitors OIR by counting the number of card insertions for each slot and saving that information in non-volatile memory. OIR monitoring is done for all line cards, the RSP, and the fan trays. A card insertion is determined by the CAN Bus Controller (CBC) of the inserted card booting up and sending a CBC message which is intercepted by the BPID board. Note that a CBC reset or power cycle on a card will also be interpreted as a card insertion.

Note A card with an OIR count that exceeds 175 will generate a minor alarm against that slot. If the card OIR count exceeds 200, a major alarm is generated against that slot. Fan tray insertion counts are not checked against a threshold.

See the Release Notes for Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers for Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.9.1 for information about CLI commands for obtaining and resetting card insertion data. The CLI command indicates whether the particular chassis has the version of BPID that supports the counting of the OIR.



Caution When installing a line card, always fully tighten both captive installation screws to ensure that the card is correctly seated in the backplane connector. A card that is only partially seated in the backplane might not operate properly, even if it boots.

  • After you reinstall a line card, the router automatically downloads the necessary software from the RSP. Next, the router brings online only those interfaces that match the current configuration and were previously configured as administratively up. You must configure all others with the configure command.

Caution The router may indicate a hardware failure if you do not follow proper procedures. Remove or insert only one line card at a time. Allow at least 15 seconds for the router to complete the preceding tasks before removing or inserting another line card.

After removing and inserting a line card into the same slot, allow at least 60 seconds before removing or inserting another line card.

  • Line cards have two ejector levers to release the card from its backplane connector. Use the levers when you are removing the line card and to seat the line card firmly in its backplane connector when you are installing the line card. The ejector levers align and seat the card connectors in the backplane.

Caution When you remove a line card, always use the ejector levers to ensure that the connector pins disconnect from the backplane in the sequence expected by the router. Any card that is only partially connected to the backplane can halt the router.

When you install a line card, always use the ejector levers to ensure that the card is correctly aligned with the backplane connector; the connector pins should make contact with the backplane in the correct order, indicating that the card is fully seated in the backplane. If a card is only partially seated in the backplane, the router hangs and subsequently crashes.


Caution To avoid damaging card mechanical components, never carry an RSP or line card by the captive installation screws or ejector levers. Doing so can damage these components and cause card insertion problems.

For line card configuration information, see the “Verifying and Troubleshooting Line Card Installation” section.

Removing a Line Card

If you are replacing a failed line card, remove the existing line card first, then install the new line card in the same slot. To remove a line card, use Figure 1-19 or Figure 1-20 as a reference and follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Disconnect and remove all interface cables from the ports; note the current connections of the cables to the ports on the line card.

Step 3 Detach the line card cable-management bracket from the line card.

Step 4 Use a screwdriver to loosen the captive screw at each end of the line card front panel.

Figure 1-19 Line Card Removal and Installation for the Cisco ASR 9010 Router

 

 

a

Loosen the captive screws

b

Pivot the ejector levers to unseat the card from the backplane connector

c

Slide the card out of the chassis

Figure 1-20 Line Card Removal and Installation for the Cisco ASR 9006 Router

 

 

a

Loosen the captive screws

b

Pivot the ejector levers to unseat the card from the backplane connector

c

Slide the card out of the chassis


Caution When you remove a line card, always use the ejector levers to ensure that the line card connector pins disconnect from the backplane in the logical sequence expected by the router. Any line card that is only partially connected to the backplane can halt the router.

Step 5 Simultaneously pivot the ejector levers away from each other to release the line card from the backplane connector.

Step 6 Grasp the ejector levers and pull the line card halfway out of the slot.

Step 7 Grasp the line card and gently pull it straight out of the slot, keeping your other hand under the line card to guide it. Avoid touching the line card printed circuit board, components, or any connector pins.

Step 8 Place the removed line card on an antistatic mat, or immediately place it in an antistatic bag if you plan to return it to the factory.

Step 9 If the line card slot is to remain empty, install a line card blank (Product Number A9K-LC-FILR) to keep dust out of the chassis and to maintain proper airflow through the line card compartment. Secure the line card blank to the chassis by tightening its captive screws.


 


Caution Be careful not to damage or disturb the EMI spring fingers located on the front edge of the card face plate.


Note Always insert a dust plug in an optical port opening for each port that is not in use.


For information on disconnecting interface cables, see the “Installing and Removing Fiber-Optic Interface Cables” section.

For information on removing the cable-management bracket, see the “Removing a Line Card Cable-Management Bracket” section.

Installing a Line Card

A line card slides into any available line card slot and connects directly to the backplane. If you install a new line card, you must first remove the line card blank from the available slot.


Note See the installation and configuration guide for your router for information on line card slot types, slot width, and slot location.



Caution When installing a line card, always fully tighten both captive installation screws to ensure that the card is correctly seated in the backplane connector. A card that is only partially seated in the backplane might not operate properly, even if it boots.


Caution The router may indicate a hardware failure if you do not follow proper procedures. Remove or insert only one line card at a time. Allow at least 15 seconds for the router to complete the preceding tasks before removing or inserting another line card.

To install a line card, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Choose an available line card slot for the line card, and verify that the line card interface cable is long enough for you to connect the line card with any external equipment.


Caution To prevent ESD damage, handle line cards only by the metal card carrier. Do not touch any of the electrical components or circuitry.


Caution To avoid damaging card mechanical components, never carry an RSP or line card by the captive installation screws or ejector levers. Doing so can damage these components and cause card insertion problems.

Step 3 Grasp the front panel of the line card with one hand and place your other hand under the metal card carrier to support the weight of the card (see Figure 1-19 or Figure 1-20). Position the card for insertion into the card cage slot. Avoid touching the line card printed circuit board, components, or any connector pins.

Step 4 Carefully slide the line card into the slot until the ejector levers make contact with the edges of the card cage, then stop when the ejector lever hooks catch the lip of the card cage. If they do not catch, try reinserting the line card until the ejector levers are fully latched.


Caution When you install a line card, always use the ejector levers to ensure that the card is correctly aligned with the backplane connector, the card connector pins make contact with the backplane in the correct order, and the card is fully seated in the backplane. A card that is only partially seated in the backplane can cause the router to hang.


Note For the ASR 9922 chassis, the line cards in the lower half of the chassis (slots 10 - 19) are inserted upside down.


Step 5 Simultaneously pivot both ejector levers toward each other until they are parallel to the line card front panel. This action firmly seats the card in the backplane.

Step 6 Tighten the captive screw on each end of the line card front panel to ensure proper EMI shielding and to prevent the line card from becoming partially dislodged from the backplane. Tighten the captive screws to a torque of 10 +/–1 in-lb.


Caution To ensure adequate space for additional line cards, always tighten the captive installation screws on each newly installed line card before you insert any additional line cards. These screws also ensure correct seating in the backplane connector, prevent accidental removal, and provide proper grounding and EMI shielding for the router.

Step 7 Install the cable-management bracket.

Step 8 Install the interface cables.


 

For information on installing cable-management brackets, see the “Installing a Line Card Cable Management Bracket” section.

For information on installing SFP modules, see the “Installing and Removing SFP Modules” section. For information on installing XFP modules, see the “Installing and Removing XFP Modules” section.

For information on installing interface cables, see the “Installing and Removing Fiber-Optic Interface Cables” section.

For information on verifying and troubleshooting the hardware installation, see the “Verifying and Troubleshooting Line Card Installation” section.

Preparing to Install Modular Line Cards (MLCs) or Modular Port Adapters (MPAs)

This section describes the general equipment, safety, and site preparation requirements for installing modular line cards (MLCs) and modular port adapters (MPAs). This chapter contains the following sections:

Safety Guidelines

Before you perform any procedure in this publication, review the safety guidelines in this section to avoid injuring yourself or damaging the equipment.

The following guidelines are for your safety and to protect equipment. The guidelines do not include all hazards. Be alert.

Safety Warnings


Note Review the safety warnings listed in the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers publication (Document Number OL-17505-01) before installing, configuring, or maintaining a line card.


  • Keep the work area clear and dust free during and after installation. Do not allow dirt or debris to enter into any laser-based components.
  • Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry, or other items that could get caught in the router while working with line cards.
  • Cisco equipment operates safely when it is used in accordance with its specifications and product usage instructions.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulatory Statements

Electromagnetic compatibility regulatory statements are listed in the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers publication (Document Number OL-17505-01). Review these before installing, configuring, or maintaining your SIP or SPA.

Electrical Equipment Guidelines

Follow these basic guidelines when working with any electrical equipment:

  • Before beginning any procedures requiring access to the chassis interior, locate the emergency power-off switch for the room in which you are working.
  • Disconnect all power and external cables before moving a chassis.
  • Do not work alone when potentially hazardous conditions exist.
  • Never assume that power has been disconnected from a circuit; always check.
  • Do not perform any action that creates a potential hazard to people or makes the equipment unsafe; carefully examine your work area for possible hazards such as moist floors, ungrounded power extension cables, and missing safety grounds.

Laser/LED Safety

The single-mode transmitter in the module uses a small laser to transmit the light signal to the network ring. Keep the transmit port covered whenever a cable is not connected to it. Although multimode transceivers typically use LEDs for transmission, it is good practice to keep open ports covered and avoid staring into open ports or apertures. The single-mode aperture port contains a laser warning label, as shown in Figure 1-21.

Figure 1-21 Laser Warning Labels for Single-Mode Port

 


Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments. Statement 1051



Warning Class 1 laser product. Statement 1008


The multimode aperture contains a Class 1 LED warning label, as shown in Figure 1-22.

Figure 1-22 Class 1 LED Warning Label for Multimode Port

 


Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments. Statement 1051



Warning Class 1 LED product. Statement 1027


Preventing Electrostatic Discharge

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage, which can occur when electronic cards or components are improperly handled, results in complete or intermittent failures. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding is an integral component of the line card. Cisco recommends using an ESD-preventive strap whenever you are handling network equipment or one of its components.

The following are guidelines for preventing ESD damage:

  • Always use an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and ensure that it makes good skin contact. Connect the equipment end of the connection cord to an ESD connection socket on the router or to bare metal on the chassis.
  • Handle line cards by the captive installation screws, the provided handle, ejector levers, or the line card metal carrier only; avoid touching the board or connector pins.
  • Place removed line cards board-side-up on an antistatic surface or in a static shielding bag. If you plan to return the component to the factory, immediately place it in a static shielding bag.
  • Avoid contact between the line cards and clothing. The wrist strap only protects the board from ESD voltages on the body; ESD voltages on clothing can still cause damage.

Caution For safety, periodically check the resistance value of the ESD strap. The measurement should be between 1 and 10 megohms.

Required Tools and Equipment

You need the following tools and parts to remove and install modular line cards (MLCs) and modular port adapters (MPAs):

  • Flat-blade or Phillips screwdriver
  • ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and instructions
  • Interface cables to connect the line card with another router or switch

Installing and Removing a Modular Line Card (MLC)

The following sections describe how to install or remove modular line cards (MLCs) on
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers:

Handling Modular Line Cards (MLCs)

Each modular line card (MLC) circuit board is mounted to a metal carrier and is sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. Before you begin installation, read “Preparing to Install Modular Line Cards (MLCs) or Modular Port Adapters (MPAs)” for a list of parts and tools required for installation.


Caution Always handle the modular line card (MLC) by the carrier edges and handle; never touch the modular line card (MLC) components or connector pins. (See Figure 1-26.)

When a slot is not in use, a blank must fill the empty slot to allow the router to conform to electromagnetic interference (EMI) emissions requirements and to allow proper airflow across the installed modules. If you plan to install an modular line card (MLC) in a slot that is not in use, you must first remove the blank.

Figure 1-23 Handling a Modular Line Card (MLC)

 

 

1

Metal Carrier

2

Printed Circuit Board

3

Grounding Strap

Removing and Installing a Modular Line Card (MLC)

The following sections describe the procedures for removing and installing modular line cards (MLCs):


Note Some of the procedures in the following sections use illustrations of a 10-slot Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router to support the descriptions of removing and installing modular line cards (MLCs). Although the card cages of Cisco ASR 9000 Aggregation Services Routers differ, the designated use of slots and the process of installing and removing a modular line card (MLC) are basically the same. Therefore, separate procedures and illustrations are not included in this publication.


Guidelines for Modular Line Card (MLC) Removal and Installation

Guidelines for modular line card (MLC) removal and installation include the following:

  • Online insertion and removal (OIR) is supported, enabling you to remove and install modular line cards (MLCs) while the router is operating. OIR is seamless to users on the network, maintains all routing information, and ensures session preservation.

Note With OIR, notifying the software or resetting the power is not required. However, you have the option of using the hw-module loc rack/slot/CPU0 maint command before removing a modular line card (MLC).


  • After you reinstall a modular line card (MLC), the router automatically downloads the necessary software from the Route Switch Processor (RSP). Next, the router brings online only those interfaces that match the current configuration and were previously configured as administratively up. You must configure all others with the configure command.

Caution The router may indicate a hardware failure if you do not follow proper procedures. Remove or insert only one modular line card (MLC) at a time. Allow at least 15 seconds for the router to complete the preceding tasks before removing or inserting another modular line card (MLC).

  • Modular line cards (MLCs) have two ejector levers to release the card from its backplane connector. Use the levers when you are removing the modular line card (MLC) and to seat the modular line card (MLC) firmly in its backplane connector when you are installing the modular line card (MLC). The ejector levers align and seat the card connectors in the backplane.

Caution When you remove a modular line card (MLC), always use the ejector levers to ensure that the connector pins disconnect from the backplane in the logical sequence expected by the router. Any card that is only partially connected to the backplane can halt the router.

When you install a modular line card (MLC), always use the ejector levers to ensure that the card is correctly aligned with the backplane connector; the connector pins should make contact with the backplane in the correct order, indicating that the card is fully seated in the backplane. A card that is only partially seated in the backplane will cause the router to hang and subsequently crash.

 

Removing a Modular Line Card (MLC)

If you are replacing a failed modular line card (MLC), remove the existing modular line card (MLC) first, then install the new modular line card (MLC) in the same slot. To remove a modular line card (MLC), use Figure 1-19 as a reference and follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Disconnect and remove all interface cables from the ports; note the current connections of the cables to the ports on the modular port adapters (MPAs), if any, and modular port adapter (MPA) locations if you remove the modular port adapters (MPAs).

Step 3 Detach the modular line card (MLC) cable-management bracket from the modular line card (MLC).

Use a screwdriver to loosen the captive screw at each end of the modular line card (MLC) faceplate. (See Callout 1 on Figure 1-24).

Figure 1-24 Modular Line Card (MLC) Removal and Installation

 


Caution When you remove a modular line card (MLC), always use the ejector levers to ensure that the modular line card (MLC) connector pins disconnect from the backplane in the logical sequence expected by the router. Any modular line card (MLC) that is only partially connected to the backplane can halt the router.

Step 4 Grasp the two card ejector levers and simultaneously pivot both ejector levers 90 degrees away from the front edge of the card carrier to release the modular line card (MLC) from the backplane connector. (See Callout 2 on Figure 1-24.)

Step 5 Grasp the ejector levers and pull the modular line card (MLC) halfway out of the slot.

Step 6 Grasp the modular line card (MLC) by the center and gently pull it straight out of the slot, keeping your other hand under the modular line card (MLC) to guide it. (See Callouts 3 and 5 on Figure 1-24.) Avoid touching the modular line card (MLC) printed circuit board, components, or any connector pins.

Step 7 Place the removed modular line card (MLC) on an antistatic mat, or immediately place it in an antistatic bag if you plan to return it to the factory.

Step 8 If the modular line card (MLC) slot is to remain empty, install a line card blank to keep dust out of the chassis and to maintain proper airflow through the modular line card (MLC) compartment. Secure the line card blank to the chassis by tightening its captive screws.


 

Installing a Modular Line Card (MLC)

A modular line card (MLC) slides into any available line card slot and connects directly to the backplane. If you install a new modular line card (MLC), you must first remove the line card blank from the available slot.


Note Refer to Figure 2-6 Cisco ASR 9010 Router Components and Slot Numbering and Figure 2-7 Cisco ASR 9006 Router Components and Slot Numbering in the Unpacking and Installing the Chassis chapter of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Hardware Installation Guide for information on line card slot types in order to determine an appropriate slot in which to install the modular line card (MLC).



Caution The router may indicate a hardware failure if you do not follow proper procedures. Remove or insert only one modular line card (MLC) at a time. Allow at least 15 seconds for the router to complete the preceding tasks before removing or inserting another modular line card (MLC).

To install a modular line card (MLC), follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Choose an available modular line card (MLC) slot for the modular line card (MLC), and verify that the modular port adapter (MPA) interface cables are long enough for you to connect the modular line card (MLC) with any external equipment.


Caution To prevent ESD damage, handle modular line cards (MLCs) by the captive installation screws, the provided handle, ejector levers, or the card carrier edges only. Do not touch any of the electrical components or circuitry.

Step 3 Grasp the handle of the modular line card (MLC) with one hand and place your other hand under the card carrier to support the weight of the card; position the card for insertion into the card cage slot. Avoid touching the modular line card (MLC) printed circuit board, components, or any connector pins.

Step 4 Carefully slide the modular line card (MLC) into the slot until the ejector levers make contact with the edges of the card cage, then stop when the ejector lever hooks catch the lip of the card cage. If they do not catch, try reinserting the modular line card (MLC) until the ejector lever hooks are fully latched. (See Figure 1-25.)

Figure 1-25 Ejector Levers and Captive Screws

 

 

1

Captive screw

2

Ejector lever


Caution When you install a modular line card (MLC), always use the ejector levers to ensure that the card is correctly aligned with the backplane connector, the card connector pins make contact with the backplane in the correct order, and the card is fully seated in the backplane. A card that is only partially seated in the backplane can cause the router to hang and subsequently crash.

Step 5 Simultaneously pivot both ejector levers toward each other until they are perpendicular to the modular line card (MLC) faceplate. This action firmly seats the card in the backplane.

Step 6 Use a 3/16-inch flat-blade screwdriver to tighten the captive screw on each end of the modular line card (MLC) faceplate to ensure proper EMI shielding and to prevent the modular line card (MLC) from becoming partially dislodged from the backplane. Tighten the locking thumbscrews on both sides of the modular line card (MLC) to a torque of between 8.3 and 11 inch-pounds (94 to 124 N-cm). Do not overtighten.


Caution To ensure adequate space for additional modular line cards (MLCs), always tighten the captive installation screws on each newly installed modular line card (MLC) before you insert any additional modular line cards (MLCs). These screws also prevent accidental removal and provide proper grounding and EMI shielding for the router.

Step 7 Install the modular port adapters (MPAs) and SFP modules in the modular port adapters (MPAs)s that use them. Refer to the “Installing and Removing Modular Port Adapters” section.

Step 8 If you are replacing a modular line card (MLC) install the modular port adapters (MPAs) in the same bays as you noted in Step 2 under the “Removing a Line Card” section.

Step 9 Install the interface cables.


 

Installing and Removing Modular Port Adapters

The following sections describe how to install or remove modular port adapters (MPAs) on the Cisco ASR 9000 Aggregation Services Router. This chapter contains the following sections:

Handling Modular Port Adapters (MPAs)

Each modular port adapter (MPA) circuit board is mounted to a metal carrier and is sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. Before you begin installation, read “Preparing to Install Modular Line Cards (MLCs) or Modular Port Adapters (MPAs)” for a list of parts and tools required for installation.


Caution Always handle the modular port adapter (MPA) by the carrier edges and handle; never touch the modular port adapter (MPA) components or connector pins. (See Figure 1-26.)

When a bay is not in use, a blank ASR 9000 MPA Slot Filler (A9K-MPA-FILR) must fill the empty bay to allow the router or switch to conform to electromagnetic interference (EMI) emissions requirements and to allow proper airflow across the installed modules. If you plan to install a modular port adapter (MPA) in a bay that is not in use, you must first remove the blank.

Figure 1-26 Handling a Modular Port Adapter (MPA)

 

 

1

Metal Carrier

2

Printed Circuit Board

3

Grounding Strap

Online Insertion and Removal

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router modular line cards (MLCs) and modular port adapters (MPAs) support online insertion and removal (OIR). Modular port adapters (MPAs) can be inserted or removed independently from the modular line card (MLC). OIR of a modular line card (MLC) with installed modular port adapters (MPAs) is also supported.

Modular port adapters (MPAs) support the following three types of OIR:

  • Soft OIR

Soft OIR uses the IOS XR hw-module subslot <rack/slot/subslot> reload , hw-module subslot <rack/slot/subslot> shutdown , and no hw-module subslot <rack/slot/subslot> shutdown commands to complete online insertion and removal. Refer to the Hardware Redundancy and Node Administration Commands on the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router chapter of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router System Management Command Reference online for command syntax.

  • Managed OIR

A managed online insertion and removal of Modular port adapters (MPAs) is comprised of the following steps:

1. Shut down the MPA with the hw-module subslot 0/0/1 shutdown command.

2. Confirm that the LEDs have gone from green to off.

3. Execute the do show plat command to verify that the MPA to be removed is in the disabled state.

4. Physically remove the MPA to be replaced.

5. Physically insert the replacement MPA

6. Return the MPA to the up state with the no hw-module subslot 0/0/1 shutdown command.

  • Hard OIR

Hard OIR is the physical online insertion and removal of Modular port adapters (MPAs) without software commands. There are three types of hard OIR supported:

If the bay is empty when the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router modular line card (MLC) boots you can do the following:

Insert a 20 GE MPA

Remove and then insert a replacement 20 GE MPA

Insert a 4 10-GE MPA

Remove and then insert a replacement 4 10-GE MPA

If the MLC boots with a 20 GE MPA in the bay you can remove and then insert a replacement 20 GE MPA or a replacement 4 10-GE MPA

If the MLC boots with a 4 10-GE MPA in the bay you can remove and then insert a replacement 4 10-GE MPA a or replacement 20 GE MPA


Note Cisco recommends waiting for at least 2 minutes before doing successive MPA OIRs (Soft OIR or Hard OIR). An empty bay during the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router modular line card (MLC) bootup will default to 20 GE MPA mode.


Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Installation and Removal

This section provides step-by-step instructions for removing and installing a modular port adapter (MPA) in a modular line card (MLC).


Warning During this procedure, wear grounding wrist straps to avoid ESD damage to the card. Do not directly touch the backplane with your hand or any metal tool, or you could shock yourself. Statement 94


To remove and install a modular port adapter (MPA) in a modular line card (MLC), do the following:


Step 1 To insert the modular port adapter (MPA) in the modular line card (MLC), locate the guide rails inside the modular line card (MLC) that hold the modular port adapter (MPA) in place. They are at the top left and top right of the modular port adapter (MPA) slot and are recessed about an inch.

Step 2 Carefully slide the modular port adapter (MPA) all the way in the modular line card (MLC) until the modular port adapter (MPA) is firmly seated in the modular port adapter (MPA) interface connector. When fully seated, the modular port adapter (MPA) might be slightly behind the modular line card (MLC) faceplate.


Note The modular port adapter (MPA) will slide easily into the slot if it is properly aligned on the tracks. If the modular port adapter (MPA) does not slide easily, do NOT force it. Remove the modular port adapter (MPA) and reposition it, paying close attention to engaging it on the tracks.


Step 3 After the modular port adapter (MPA) is properly seated, use a number 2 Phillips screwdriver to tighten the jackscrew on the modular port adapter (MPA).


Note Avoid over torquing the modular port adapter (MPA) jackscrew when installing the modular port adapter (MPA). Tighten the jackscrew on the modular port adapter (MPA) to a torque of 17 +/-1 inch-pound.


Step 4 To remove the modular port adapter (MPA) from the modular line card (MLC), use a number 2 Phillips screwdriver to loosen the lock screw on the modular port adapter (MPA).

Step 5 Grasp the modular port adapter (MPA) and pull the modular port adapter (MPA) from the modular line card (MLC). (You have already disconnected the cables from the modular port adapter (MPA)).


 

Optical Device Installation and Removal

Any contamination of the fiber connection can cause failure of the component or failure of the whole system. A particle that partially or completely blocks the core generates strong back reflections, which can cause instability in the laser system. Inspection, cleaning, and reinspection are critical steps to take before making fiber-optic connections.

Cleaning Optical Devices

Refer to the Inspection and Cleaning Procedures for Fiber-Optic Connections document for information on cleaning optical devices.

Checking the Installation

This section describes the procedures you can use to verify the modular line card (MLC) and modular port adapter (MPA) installation, and includes information on the following topics:

Verifying the Installation

This section describes how to verify the modular line card (MLC) and modular port adapter (MPA) installation by observing the modular line card (MLC) LED states, the modular port adapter (MPA) LED states, and the information displayed on the console terminal.

When the system has reinitialized all interfaces, the modular line card (MLC) STATUS LED should be green (on) and the modular port adapter (MPA) STATUS LEDs should be green (on). The port LEDs (C/A and A/L) may be green (on), depending on your connections and configuration. The console screen also displays a message as the system discovers each interface during its reinitialization.

The following sample display shows the events logged by the system as a modular line card (MLC) with a modular port adapter (MPA) was removed from module slot 4 in the router. In this example, interface 0 (interface 4/0/0) on the modular port adapter (MPA) was up and active when the modular line card (MLC) was removed from the router. Note that the system logs that the modular line card (MLC) was removed from slot 4 and that interface 4/0/0 is changed to down .

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:Dec 21 21:55:21.196 : invmgr[246]: %PLATFORM-INV-6-OIROUT : OIR: Node 0/4/CPU0 removed
 
RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:Dec 21 21:55:21.176 : invmgr[246]: %PLATFORM-INV-6-OIROUT : OIR: Node 0/4/0 removed
 

When you reinsert the modular line card (MLC) with the installed modular port adapter (MPA), the system automatically brings up the interface that was changed to down when the modular line card (MLC) was removed.

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:Dec 21 21:55:50.318 : invmgr[246]: %PLATFORM-INV-6-OIRIN : OIR: Node 0/4/CPU0 inserted
...
 
RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:Dec 21 21:59:12.979 : shelfmgr[371]: %PLATFORM-SHELFMGR-6-NODE_STATE_CHANGE : 0/4/0 A9K-MPA-4X10GE state:INITIALIZED
..
LC/0/4/CPU0:Dec 19 15:07:33.019 : ifmgr[196]: %PKT_INFRA-LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN : Line protocol on Interface GigabitEthernet0/4/0/0, changed state to Up
 

Use the following procedure to verify that a modular line card (MLC) and modular port adapter (MPA) are installed correctly:


Step 1 Observe the console display messages and verify that the system discovers the modular line card (MLC), while the system reinitializes each interface, as follows:

  • As a modular line card (MLC) is initialized, the STATUS LED will first be amber, indicating that power is on, but the modular line card (MLC) is being configured. When the modular line card (MLC) is active, the STATUS LED will illuminate green.
  • Modular port adapters (MPAs) will follow the same sequence after the modular line card (MLC) has completed its initialization. The modular port adapter (MPA) STATUS LEDs will illuminate amber, turning to green when the modular port adapters (MPAs) become active.

Step 2 When the modular line card (MLC) and modular port adapter (MPA) STATUS LEDs are green, all associated interfaces are configurable.

Refer to Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router Getting Started Guide and Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router Interface and Hardware Component Configuration Guide for configuration instructions.

  • If a modular line card (MLC) or modular port adapter (MPA) is replaced with a module of the same type (as in an OIR or hardware swap), the previous configuration is reinstated when the modular line card (MLC) or modular port adapter (MPA) becomes active.
  • If a modular line card (MLC) or modular port adapter (MPA) has not been previously installed in the same slot or subslot, then the configuration for all associated interfaces is empty.

Note New interfaces are not available until you configure them.


Step 3 If the modular line cards (MLCs) and modular port adapters (MPAs) have not become active within three minutes, refer to the system console messages. If there is no indication that a field-programmable device (FPD) upgrade is underway, see “Verifying and Troubleshooting the Line Card Installation” .


 

Using show Commands to Verify Modular Line Card (MLC) and Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Status

The following procedure uses show commands to verify that the new modular port adapters (MPAs) are configured and operating correctly.


Step 1 Use the show running-config command to display the system configuration. Verify that the configuration includes the new modular port adapter (MPA) interfaces.

Step 2 Display information about the installed modular line cards (MLCs) using the show diag command.

Step 3 Use the show hw-module fpd location <rack/slot/subslot> command to verify the FPD version information of the modular port adapters (MPAs) installed in the system.


Note If a modular port adapter (MPA) does not meet the minimum version required, the FPD may need to be updated. Refer to Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router System Management Configuration Guide for instructions. If the update fails, the failing module is powered down and an error message displays on the system console.


Step 4 Use the show platform command to check the state of all the boards in the chassis, including the modular line card (MLC) and the modular port adapters (MPAs).

The modular port adapter (MPA) state should be “OK” and the modular line card (MLC) card state should be “IOS XR RUN” in the show platform command output

Step 5 Finally, you can use the show version command to obtain software version information for the installed modular line cards (MLCs) as well as interfaces available.


 

Using show Commands to Display Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Information

Table 1-12 describes the show commands you can use to display modular port adapter (MPA) information.

 

Table 1-12 show Commands to Display Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Information

Command
Type of Information Provided

show running-config

Router’s running configuration and interfaces available in the system.

show platform

Router’s installed line card and modular port adapter (MPA) type, slot, and state information.

show diag

Modular port adapter (MPA) type in that slot, number of ports, hardware revision, part number, and EEPROM contents.

show hw-module fpd location <rack/slot/subslot>

FPD version information of modular port adapters (MPAs) in the system.

show version

Cisco IOS XR software version, names and sources of configuration files, and boot images.

 

Table 1-13 show Commands to Display Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Information

Command
Type of Information Provided
Example

show controllers type rack/slot/subslot/port

Network link status, register contents, and controller chip errors.

show controllers Gigabit Ethernet 0/0/1/1

show interfaces type rack/ slot/subslot/port

Line status and data link protocol status for a particular modular port adapter (MPA) port. Statistics about data traffic sent and received by the port.

show interfaces Gigabit Ethernet 0/0/1/1

show diag rack/slot/subslot/

Modular port adapter (MPA) type in that slot, number of ports, hardware revision, part number, and EEPROM contents.

show diag 0/0/1

show version

Cisco IOS XR software version and boot images.

show version


Note When a modular line card (MLC) is moved to a new slot, the system recognizes the new interfaces but leaves them in the shutdown state until you configure them and change their state to up. When a new modular line card (MLC) is inserted into a slot where a modular line card (MLC) previously resided, provided you reinstall the modular port adapters (MPAs) and interfaces and their cables in the same configuration as in the previous modular line card (MLC), the interfaces will come up in the same state as though you reinserted the old modular line card (MLC).


The following sample display shows the events logged by the system as you insert a new modular line card (MLC) in module slot 4.

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:Dec 21 21:55:50.318 : invmgr[246]: %PLATFORM-INV-6-OIRIN : OIR: Node 0/4/CPU0 inserted
...
 
RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:Dec 21 21:59:12.979 : shelfmgr[371]: %PLATFORM-SHELFMGR-6-NODE_STATE_CHANGE : 0/4/0 A9K-MPA-4X10GE state:INITIALIZED
..
LC/0/4/CPU0:Dec 19 15:07:33.019 : ifmgr[196]: %PKT_INFRA-LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN : Line protocol on Interface GigabitEthernet0/4/0/0, changed state to Up
 

 

Use the following procedure to verify that the modular line card (MLC) is installed correctly:


Step 1 Observe the console display messages and verify that the system discovers the modular line card (MLC), while the system reinitializes each interface, as follows:

  • If you installed a new modular line card (MLC), the STATUS LED should be on (green). The system should recognize all new interfaces but leave them configured as down .
  • If you replaced a modular line card (MLC), the STATUS LED should be on (green). The interfaces will come up in the same state as though you reinserted the old modular line card (MLC).

Step 2 Verify that the STATUS LED on the modular port adapter (MPA) goes on (is green) and remains on after the reinitialization is complete. If the STATUS LED remains on, proceed to Step 5. If the STATUS LED does not remain on, proceed to Step 3.

Step 3 If the STATUS LED on a modular port adapter (MPA) fails to go on, the modular port adapter (MPA) or the modular line card (MLC) might not be fully seated.

  • Remove the modular port adapter (MPA) from the modular line card (MLC).
  • Inspect the modular port adapter (MPA). Verify there are no bent pins or parts and that there is nothing lodged in the two devices that could prevent a good connection.
  • Insert the modular port adapter (MPA) in the modular line card (MLC) by sliding the modular port adapter (MPA) all the way in the modular line card (MLC) until the modular port adapter (MPA) is firmly seated in the modular port adapter (MPA) interface connector. When fully seated in the modular line card (MLC), the modular port adapter (MPA) might be slightly behind the modular line card (MLC) faceplate. After the modular port adapter (MPA) is properly seated, use a number 2 Phillips screwdriver to tighten the jackscrew.

Note The modular port adapter (MPA) will slide easily into the slot if it is properly aligned on the tracks. If the modular port adapter (MPA) does not slide easily, do NOT force it. Remove the modular port adapter (MPA) and reposition it, paying close attention to engaging it on the tracks.


  • After the system reinitialization, the STATUS LED on the modular port adapter (MPA) should go on and remain on. If the STATUS LED remains on, proceed to Step 5. If it does not, try reseating the modular port adapter (MPA) in a different subslot within the modular line card (MLC).
  • If the STATUS LED on a modular port adapter (MPA) fails to go on after reseating the modular port adapter (MPA) in a different subslot within the modular line card (MLC), proceed to Step 4.

Step 4 If the STATUS LED on a modular port adapter (MPA) still fails to go on, remove the modular port adapter (MPA) from the modular line card (MLC), then remove the modular line card (MLC) and install it in another available slot on the router. Wait for the STATUS LED on the modular line card (MLC) to turn green.

  • If the STATUS LED goes on, suspect a failed backplane port in the original slot.
  • If the STATUS LED fails to go on, remove the modular line card (MLC) and ensure the modular port adapter (MPA) is firmly seated in its slot. Remove and reinstall it accordingly.
  • If the STATUS LED still fails to go on, but other LEDs on the modular port adapter (MPA) go on to indicate activity, proceed to Step 5 to resume the installation checkout; suspect that the STATUS LED on the modular port adapter (MPA) or the modular port adapter (MPA) bay has failed. Contact a service representative to report the problem and obtain further instructions.
  • If no LEDs on the modular port adapter (MPA) go on:

Verify that the modular port adapter (MPA) is supported on the modular line card (MLC) and that it has the required hardware revision. If the modular port adapter (MPA) is not supported or has an old hardware revision, the show diag command indicates that the modular line card (MLC) is deactivated.

If there is another modular line card (MLC) available in the router, to test your modular port adapter (MPA) move the modular port adapter (MPA) to the other modular line card (MLC).

Suspect a faulty modular line card (MLC). Contact a service representative to report the problem and obtain further instructions.


Note If you move the modular port adapter (MPA) to a different subslot in the modular line card (MLC) and it works, there are probably issues with the subslot in the modular line card (MLC). Contact a service representative re: the broken subslot. If you test the modular port adapter (MPA) in another modular line card (MLC) and it works, the original modular line card (MLC) probably has some issues and needs troubleshooting. Contact a service representative to report the problem and obtain further instructions.


Step 5 If the modular port adapter (MPA) is new and is not a replacement, configure the new modular port adapter (MPA) using the instructions in Cisco IOS XR Getting Started Guide for the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router and Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Interface and Hardware Component Configuration Guide .


Note New interfaces are not available until you configure them.


Step 6 If the modular line card (MLC) is a replacement, use the show interfaces command or the show controllers command to verify the status of the modular port adapters (MPAs). (See the “Using show Commands to Verify Modular Line Card (MLC) and Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Status” section.)

If you replaced a modular line card (MLC) with another modular line card (MLC) with a different modular port adapter (MPA) installed, the system recognizes the interfaces on the previously configured modular port adapter (MPA) but does not recognize the new modular port adapter (MPA) interfaces. The new interfaces remain in the shutdown state until you configure them.

Step 7 When the interfaces are up, check the activity of each modular port adapter (MPA) by observing the carrier LED.

Step 8 If the carrier LED fails to go on and a cable is connected to the interface port, check the cable connection and make certain it is properly seated in the connector.

Step 9 Repeat Step 1 through Step 8 to verify that any additional modular line cards (MLCs) are properly installed.


 

If you experience other problems that you are unable to solve, contact TAC (see the “Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request” section in the Preface) or a service representative for assistance.

To configure the new interface, use Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Interface and Hardware Component Configuration Guide .

Using the ping Command to Verify Network Connectivity

This section provides brief descriptions of the ping command. The ping command allows you to verify that a modular port adapter (MPA) port is functioning properly and to check the path between a specific port and connected devices at various locations on the network. After you verify that the system and the modular line card (MLC) have booted successfully and are operational, you can use this command to verify the status of the modular port adapter (MPA) ports. Refer to Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Getting Started Guide and Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Interface and Hardware Component Configuration Guide for more information on bringing up and configuring the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router and the Cisco ASR 9000 A9K-MOD160G-H or the Cisco ASR 9000 A9K-MOD80G-H. For more information on command syntax, refer to the publications listed in the “Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request” section for detailed command descriptions and examples.

The ping command sends an echo request out to a remote device at an IP address that you specify. After sending a series of signals, the command waits a specified time for the remote device to echo the signals. Each returned signal is displayed as an exclamation point (!) on the console terminal; each signal that is not returned before the specified timeout is displayed as a period (.). A series of exclamation points (!!!!!) indicates a good connection; a series of periods (.....) or the messages [timed out] or [failed] indicate that the connection failed.

Following is an example of a successful ping command to a remote server with the IP address 10.1.1.60:

Router# ping 10.1.1.60
Type escape sequence to abort.
Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echoes to 10.1.1.60, timeout is 2 seconds:
!!!!!
Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max = 1/15/64 ms
Router#
 

If the connection fails, verify that you have the correct IP address for the destination device and that the destination device is active (powered on), and then repeat the ping command.

Installing and Removing SFP Modules

Before you remove or install an SFP or SFP+ module, read the installation information in this section and the safety information in the “Laser Safety” section.


Caution Protect the line card by inserting a clean SFP/SFP+ module cage cover (A9K-SFP10G-COVER), shown in Figure 1-27, into the optical module cage when there is no SFP or SFP+ module installed.

Figure 1-27 SFP/SFP+ Module Cage Cover

 


Caution Protect the SFP or SFP+ modules by inserting clean dust covers into them after the cables are removed. Be sure to clean the optic surfaces of the fiber cables before you plug them back into the optical ports of another module. Avoid getting dust and other contaminants into the optical ports of your SFP or SFP+ modules, because the optics do not work correctly when obstructed with dust.


Caution It is strongly recommended that you do not install or remove the SFP or SFP+ module with fiber-optic cables attached to it because of the potential to damage the cable, the cable connector, or the optical interfaces in the module. Disconnect all cables before removing or installing an SFP or SFP+ module.

Removing and inserting an module can shorten its useful life, so you should not remove and insert modules any more often than is absolutely necessary.

SFP and SFP+ modules use one of four different latching devices to install and remove the module from a port. The four types of SFP module latching devices are described in the following sections:


Note When installing an SFP or SFP+ module, you should hear a click as the triangular pin on the bottom of the module snaps into the hole in the receptacle, indicating that the module is correctly seated and secured in the receptacle. Verify that the modules are completely seated and secured in their assigned receptacles on the line card by firmly pushing on each SFP or SFP+ module.


Bale Clasp SFP or SFP+ Module

The bale clasp SFP or SFP+ module has a clasp that you use to remove or install the module (see Figure 1-28).

Figure 1-28 Bale Clasp SFP or SFP+ Module

 

Installing a Bale Clasp SFP or SFP+ Module

To install this type of SFP or SFP+ module, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Close the bale clasp before inserting the SFP module.

Step 3 Line up the SFP module with the port and slide it into the port (see Figure 1-29).

Figure 1-29 Installing a Bale Clasp SFP Module into a Port

 


 


Note When installing an SFP or SFP+ module, you should hear a click as the triangular pin on the bottom of the SFP module snaps into the hole in the receptacle, indicating that the module is correctly seated and secured in the receptacle. Verify that the SFP modules are completely seated and secured in their assigned receptacles on the line card by firmly pushing on each SFP module.


Removing a Bale Clasp SFP or SFP+ Module

To remove this type of SFP or SFP+ module, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Disconnect and remove all interface cables from the ports; note the current connections of the cables to the ports on the line card.

Step 3 Open the bale clasp on the SFP module with your index finger in a downward direction, as shown in Figure 1-30. If the bale clasp is obstructed and you cannot use your index finger to open it, use a small flat-blade screwdriver or other long, narrow instrument to open the bale clasp.

Step 4 Grasp the SFP module between your thumb and index finger and carefully remove it from the port, as shown in Figure 1-30.

Figure 1-30 Removing a Bale Clasp SFP or SFP+ Module

 

Step 5 Place the removed SFP module on an antistatic mat, or immediately place it in a static shielding bag if you plan to return it to the factory.

Step 6 Protect your line card by inserting clean SFP module cage covers into the optical module cage when there is no SFP module installed.


 

Mylar Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

The mylar tab SFP or SFP+ module has a tab to pull to remove the module from a port (see Figure 1-31).

Figure 1-31 Mylar Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

 

Installing a Mylar Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

To install this type of SFP or SFP+ module, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Line up the SFP module with the port, and slide it into place (see Figure 1-32).

Figure 1-32 Installing a Mylar Tab SFP Module

 


 


Note When installing an SFP module, you should hear a click as the triangular pin on the bottom of the SFP module snaps into the hole in the receptacle, indicating that the module is correctly seated and secured in the receptacle. Verify that the SFP modules are completely seated and secured in their assigned receptacles on the line card by firmly pushing on each SFP module.


Removing a Mylar Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

To remove this type of SFP or SFP+ module, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Disconnect and remove all interface cables from the ports; note the current connections of the cables to the ports on the line card.

Step 3 Pull the tab gently in a slightly downward direction until it disengages from the port, then pull the SFP module out (see Figure 1-33).

Figure 1-33 Removing a Mylar Tab SFP Module

 

Step 4 Place the removed SFP module on an antistatic mat, or immediately place it in a static shielding bag if you plan to return it to the factory.

Step 5 Protect your line card by inserting clean SFP module cage covers into the optical module cage when there is no SFP module installed.


 

When pulling the tab to remove the SFP module, be sure to pull in a straight outward motion so you remove the SFP module from the port in a parallel direction. Do not twist or pull the tab, because you might disconnect it from the SFP module.

Actuator Button SFP or SFP+ Module

The actuator button SFP or SFP+ module includes a button that you push in order to remove the SFP module from a port (see Figure 1-34).

Figure 1-34 Actuator Button SFP or SFP+ Module

 

Installing an Actuator Button SFP Module

To install this type of SFP or SFP+ module, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Line up the SFP module with the port and slide it in until the actuator button clicks into place (see Figure 1-35). Be sure not to press the actuator button as you insert the SFP module because you might inadvertently disengage the SFP module from the port.

Figure 1-35 Installing an Actuator Button SFP or SFP+ Module

 


 


Note When installing an SFP module, you should hear a click as the triangular pin on the bottom of the SFP module snaps into the hole in the receptacle, indicating that the module is correctly seated and secured in the receptacle. Verify that the SFP modules are completely seated and secured in their assigned receptacles on the line card by firmly pushing on each SFP module.


Removing an Actuator Button SFP or SFP+ Module

To remove this type of SFP or SFP+ module, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Disconnect and remove all interface cables from the ports; note the current connections of the cables to the ports on the line card.

Step 3 Gently press the actuator button on the front of the SFP module until it clicks and the latch mechanism activates, releasing the SFP module from the port (see Figure 1-36).

Figure 1-36 Removing an Actuator Button SFP or SFP+ Module from a Port

 

Step 4 Grasp the actuator button between your thumb and index finger and carefully pull the SFP module from the port.

Step 5 Place the removed SFP module on an antistatic mat, or immediately place it in a static shielding bag if you plan to return it to the factory.

Step 6 Protect your line card by inserting clean SFP module cage covers into the optical module cage when there is no SFP module installed.


 

Slide Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

The slide tab SFP or SFP+ module has a tab underneath the front of the module that you use to disengage the module from a port (see Figure 1-37).

Figure 1-37 Slide Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

 

Installing a Slide Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

To install this type of SFP module into a line card, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Line up the SFP module with the port and gently push on it until it snaps into the slot tightly (see Figure 1-38).

Figure 1-38 Installing a Slide Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

 


 


Note When installing an SFP module, you should hear a click as the triangular pin on the bottom of the SFP module snaps into the hole in the receptacle, indicating that the module is correctly seated and secured in the receptacle. Verify that the SFP modules are completely seated and secured in their assigned receptacles on the line card by firmly pushing on each SFP module.


Removing a Slide Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

To remove this type of SFP or SFP+ module, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Disconnect and remove all interface cables from the ports; note the current connections of the cables to the ports on the line card.

Step 3 Grasp the SFP module between your thumb and index finger.

Step 4 With your thumb, push the slide tab on the bottom front of the SFP module in the direction of the line card to disengage the module from the line card port (see Figure 1-39).

Figure 1-39 Disengaging the Slide Tab

 

Step 5 With the tab still pushed, carefully pull the SFP module from the port as shown in Figure 1-40.


Caution You must disengage the SFP module by pushing on the slide tab before you can pull out the module. If you pull on the SFP module without disengaging the tab, you can damage the module.

Figure 1-40 Removing a Slide Tab SFP or SFP+ Module

 

Step 6 Place the removed SFP module on an antistatic mat, or immediately place it in a static shielding bag if you plan to return it to the factory.

Step 7 Protect your line card by inserting clean SFP module cage covers into the optical module cage when there is no SFP module installed.


 

Installing and Removing XFP Modules

The 10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP transceiver module is a hot-swappable I/O device that plugs into 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports (see ). The XFP transceiver module connects the electrical circuitry of the system with the optical network.

Figure 1-41 10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP Transceiver Module

 

1

Transmit optical bore

4

Bale clasp (locked position)

2

Receive optical bore

5

Dust plug

3

Transceiver socket connector

6

Bale clasp (unlocked position)


Note The dual LC connector on the XFP transceiver modules supports network interface cables with either Physical Contact (PC) or Ultra-Physical Contact (UPC) polished face types. The dual LC connector on the XFP transceiver modules does not support network interface cables with an Angle Polished Connector (APC) polished face type.



Caution It is strongly recommended that you do not install or remove the XFP module with fiber-optic cables attached to it because of the potential of damaging the cable, the cable connector, or the optical interfaces in the XFP module. Disconnect all cables before removing or installing an XFP module.

Removing and inserting an XFP module can shorten its useful life, so you should not remove and insert XFP modules any more often than is absolutely necessary.

Installing a 10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP Transceiver Module


Caution The XFP transceiver is a static-sensitive device. Always use an ESD wrist strap or similar individual grounding device when handling XFP transceivers or coming into contact with system modules.

To install an XFP transceiver, follow these steps:


Step 1 Remove the XFP transceiver from its protective packaging.


Note Do not remove the optical bore dust plug until directed to do so later in the procedure.


Step 2 Check the label on the XFP transceiver body to verify that you have the correct model for your network.

Step 3 Position the XFP transceiver in front of the XFP socket opening on the module. Slide the XFP transceiver part of the way into the transceiver socket on the system module front panel.

Step 4 Remove the optical bore dust plug from the XFP transceiver.

Step 5 Pivot the bale clasp up so that it is parallel with the transceiver body (see Figure 1-42).

Step 6 Continue sliding the XFP transceiver into the socket until the XFP transceiver is mated with the transceiver socket connector.

Step 7 Latch the XFP transceiver in the transceiver socket by pivoting the bale clasp down so that the bale clasp is perpendicular to the transceiver body (see Figure 1-42).


Caution If the latch is not fully engaged, you may accidentally disconnect the XFP transceiver.

Figure 1-42 Installing the 10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP Transceiver Module

 

Step 8 Immediately reinstall the dust plug in the XFP transceiver optical bores. Do not remove the dust plug until you are ready to attach the network interface cable.


Note 10-Gigabit XFP transceivers are keyed to prevent incorrect insertion.



 

Removing a 10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP Transceiver Module


Caution The XFP transceiver is a static-sensitive device. Always use an ESD wrist strap or similar individual grounding device when handling XFP transceivers or coming into contact with modules.

If you are removing an XFP transceiver, follow these steps:


Step 1 Disconnect the network interface cable from the XFP transceiver connectors. Immediately reinstall the dust plug in the fiber-optic cable LC connector.

Step 2 Pivot the XFP transceiver bale clasp up to release the XFP transceiver from the socket (see Figure 1-43).

Step 3 Slide the XFP transceiver out of the socket. Pivot the bale clasp down and immediately install the dust plug in the XFP transceiver optical bores (see Figure 1-43).

Step 4 Immediately place the XFP transceiver in an antistatic bag.

Figure 1-43 Removing the 10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP Transceiver

 


 

Cabling a 10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP Transceiver

Use this procedure to cable 10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP transceivers.


Note Before removing the dust plugs and making any optical connections, follow these guidelines:

  • Always keep the protective dust plugs on the unplugged fiber-optic cable connectors and the transceiver optical bores until you are ready to make a connection.
  • Always inspect and clean the LC connector end faces just before making any connections. See the “Cleaning Fiber-Optic Connectors” section.
  • Always grasp the LC connector housing to plug or unplug a fiber-optic cable.


 


Step 1 Remove the dust plugs from the optical network interface cable LC connectors (see Figure 1-42). Save the dust plugs for future use.

Step 2 Inspect and clean the LC connector’s fiber-optic end faces.

Step 3 Remove the dust plugs from the XFP transceiver module optical bores.

Step 4 Immediately attach the network interface cable LC connectors to the XFP transceiver module (see Figure 1-44 for an illustration of cabling the XFP transceiver module).

Figure 1-44 Cabling a10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP Transceiver Module

 

Cisco 40-Gigabit and 100-Gigabit Ethernet CFP Transceiver Modules Installation

This section provides the installation, cabling, and removal instructions for the Cisco 40-Gigabit and 100-Gigabit C Form-factor Pluggable (CFP) transceiver modules. The modules are hot-swappable input/output (I/O) devices that connect the system’s module port electrical circuitry with either a copper or a fiber-optic network.

This section contains these sections:

Overview

The 40-Gigabit and 100-Gigabit Ethernet CFP transceivers are hot-swappable I/O devices that plug into 40-Gigabit and 100-Gigabit Ethernet module ports. (See Figure 1-45.)

Figure 1-45 CFP Transceiver

 

 

1

Captive installation screws

2

Optical bore dust plug

3

Transmit optical bore, SC connector

4

Receive optical bore, SC connector

Table 1-14 lists the currently supported types of CFP transceivers.

 

Table 1-14 CFP Transceiver Product Numbers and Descriptions

CFP Transceiver Module Product Number
Transceiver Description

CFP-100G-LR4

Cisco 100GBASE-LR4 CFP transceiver module for SMF, 1310 nm window, SC connector

CFP-100G-SR10

Cisco 100GBASE-SR10 CFP transceiver module for MMF, 1310 nm window, SC connector


Note The dual SC connectors on the optical CFP transceivers support network interface cables with either Physical Contact (PC) or Ultra-Physical Contact (UPC) flat polished face types. The dual SC connectors on the optical CFP transceivers do not support network interface cables with an Angle Polished Connector (APC) polished face type.


Table 1-15 lists the 100-Gigabit CFP port cabling specifications. Table 1-15 lists the optical transmit and receive specifications for 100-Gigabit CFP transceivers.


Note The minimum cabling distance for the optical CFP transceivers is 6.56 feet (2 meters).


 

Table 1-15 CFP Transceiver Module Optical Transmit and Receive Specifications

SFP+ Transceiver Module Model
Transceiver Type
Transmit
Power (dBm)
Receive Power (dBm)
Transmit and Receive Wavelength (nm)

CFP-100G-LR4

100GBASE-LR4, 1310-nm SMF

4.5 per lane (Max)

–4.3 per lane (Min)

4.5 per lane (Max)

–10.6 per lane (Min)

Four lanes:

1295.6
1300.1
1304.6
1309.1

Required Tools

You will need these tools to install the CFP transceiver module:

  • Small flat-blade screwdriver for removing the CFP transceiver socket cover.
  • Wrist strap or other personal grounding device to prevent electro-static discharge (ESD) occurrences.
  • Fiber-optic end-face cleaning tools and inspection equipment. For complete information on inspecting and cleaning fiber-optic connections, See the “Cleaning Fiber-Optic Connectors” section.

Installing the CFP Transceiver


Caution The CFP transceiver is a static-sensitive device. Always use an ESD wrist strap or similar individual grounding device when handling the CFP transceivers or coming into contact with the modules.

To install a CFP transceiver, follow these steps:


Step 1 Remove the CFP transceiver from its protective packaging.

Step 2 Check the label on the CFP transceiver body to verify that you have the correct model for your network.

Step 3 Remove the dust plug from the CFP transceiver module optical port and set it aside.

Step 4 Align the CFP device into the transceiver port socket of your networking module, and slide it in until the CFP transceiver EMI gasket flange makes contact with the module faceplate. (See Figure 1-46.)

Figure 1-46 Installing the CFP Transceiver Module

 

Step 5 Press firmly on the front of the CFP transceiver with your thumb to fully seat it in the transceiver socket. (See Figure 1-47.)

Figure 1-47 Seating the CFP Transceiver Module in the Socket

 

Step 6 Gently tighten the two captive installation screws on the transceiver to secure the CFP transceiver in the socket. (See Figure 1-48.)

Figure 1-48 Securing the CFP Transceiver Module

 

Step 7 Reinstall the dust plug into the CFP transceiver’s optical bore until you are ready to attach the network interface cable.

Step 8 When you are ready to attach the network cable interface, remove the dust plugs and inspect and clean fiber connector end faces, and then immediately attach the network interface cable connectors into the CFP transceiver optical bores. (See Figure 1-49.)

For complete information on inspecting and cleaning fiber-optic connections, see the “Cleaning Fiber-Optic Connectors” section.

Figure 1-49 Cabling an Optical CFP Transceiver Module with SC Connectors

 


 

Removing the CFP Transceiver


Caution The CFP transceiver is a static-sensitive device. Always use an ESD wrist strap or similar individual grounding device when handling the CFP transceivers or coming into contact with the modules.


Warning Class 1 laser product. Statement 1008



Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments. Statement 1051



Warning Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national laws and regulations. Statement 1040


If you need to remove a CFP transceiver, follow these steps:


Step 1 Disconnect the network fiber-optic cable from the CFP transceiver connectors. Immediately reinstall the dust plugs in the CFP transceiver optical bores.

Step 2 Loosen the two captive installation screws that secure the CFP to the networking module.

Step 3 Slide the CFP transceiver out of the module socket. (See Figure 1-50.) Immediately place the CFP transceiver in antistatic protective packaging.

Figure 1-50 Removing a CFP Transceiver Module

 


 

Cisco 40-Gigabit QSFP+ Transceiver Modules Installation

This section provides the installation, cabling, and removal instructions for the 40-Gigabit Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (QSFP+) transceiver modules. The modules are hot-swappable input/output (I/O) devices that connect the system’s module port electrical circuitry with either a copper or a fiber-optic network.

This section contains these sections:

Overview

The 40-Gigabit QSFP+ transceiver module is a hot-swappable, parallel fiber-optical module with four independent optical transmit and receive channels. These channels can terminate in another 40-Gigabit QSFP+ transceiver, or the channels can be broken out to four separate 10-Gigabit SFP+ transceivers. The QSFP+ transceiver module connects the electrical circuitry of the system with an optical external network. Figure 1-51 shows the optical QSFP+ transceiver. The transceiver is used primarily in short reach applications in switches, routers, and data center equipment where it provides higher density than SFP+ modules.

Figure 1-51 40-Gigabit QSFP+ Transceiver Module (Optical)

 

 

1

40GBASE QSFP+ transceiver body

3

Electrical connection to the module circuitry

2

Bail-clasp latch

Table 1-16 lists the different QSFP+ transceiver module types.

 

Table 1-16 40-Gigabit QSFP+ Transceiver Modules

QSFP+ Transceiver Module Product Number
Description

QSFP-40G-SR4=

Cisco 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP+ transceiver module for MMF, MPO connector

QSFP-40G-LR4=

Cisco 40GBASE-LR4 QSFP+ transceiver module for SMF, Duplex LC connector, Multi-rate with OTU3 support

QSFP-40GE-LR4=

Cisco 40GBASE-LR4 QSFP+ transceiver module for SMF, Duplex LC connector, 40G Ethernet rate only


Note The multiple-fiber push-on (MPO) connectors on the optical QSFP+ transceivers support network interface cables with either Physical contact (PC) or Ultra-Physical Contact (UPC) flat-polished face types. The MPO connectors on the optical QSFP+ transceivers do not support network interface cables with an angle-polished contact (APC) face type.


Table 1-17 lists the 40-Gigabit optical QSFP+ port cabling specifications.

 

Table 1-17 QSFP+ Transceiver Port Cabling Specifications

QSFP+ Product Number
Nominal Wavelength (nm)
Cable Type
Core Size (microns)
Modal Bandwidth (MHz/km)
Maximum Cabling Distance

QSFP-40G-SR4=

850

MMF

50.0
50.0

2000
4700

100 m (328 ft)
150 m (492 ft)

QSFP-40G-LR4=

1271,
1291,
1311
1331

SMF

G.652

-

10km

QSFP-40GE-LR4=

1271,
1291,
1311
1331

SMF

G.652

-

10 km

Table 1-18 lists the QSFP+ transceiver modules optical transmit and receive specifications.

 

Table 1-18 QSFP+ Transceiver Optical Transmit and Receive Specifications

QSFP+ Product Number
Transceiver Operating Mode
Transmit Power (dBm)
Receive Power (dBm)
Transmit and Receive Wavelength (nm)

QSFP-40G-SR4=

40GBASE-SR4, 4 lanes, 850 nm

1 per lane (Max)

–7.6 per lane (Min)

2.4 per lane (Max)

–9.5 per lane (Min)

850 nm on each lane

QSFP-40G-LR4=

40GBASE-LR4 and OTU3

2.3 per lane (Max)

–7 per lane (Min)

2.3 per lane (Max)

–13.7 per lane (Min)

Four wavelengths
1271,
1291,
1311
1331

QSFP-40GE-LR4=

40GBASE-LR4

2.3 per lane (Max)

–7 per lane (Min)

2.3 per lane (Max)

–13.7 per lane (Min)

Four wavelengths
1271,
1291,
1311
1331

Required Tools

You need these tools to install the 40-Gigabit QSFP+ transceiver modules:

  • Wrist strap or other personal grounding device to prevent ESD occurrences.
  • Antistatic mat or antistatic foam to set the transceiver on.
  • Fiber-optic end-face cleaning tools and inspection equipment.

For complete information on inspecting and cleaning fiber-optic connections, see the “Cleaning Fiber-Optic Connectors” section.

Installing the 40-Gigabit QSFP+ Transceiver Module

The QSFP+ transceiver module can have either a bail-clasp latch or a pull-tab latch. Installation procedures for both types of latches are provided.


Caution The QSFP+ transceiver module is a static-sensitive device. Always use an ESD wrist strap or similar individual grounding device when handling QSFP+ transceiver modules or coming into contact with system modules.

To install an QSFP+ transceiver module, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD wrist strap to yourself and a properly grounded point on the chassis or the rack.

Step 2 Remove the QSFP+ transceiver module from its protective packaging.

Step 3 Check the label on the QSFP+ transceiver module body to verify that you have the correct model for your network.

Step 4 For optical QSFP+ transceivers, remove the optical bore dust plug and set it aside.

Step 5 For transceivers equipped with a bail-clasp latch:

a. Keep the bail-clasp aligned in a vertical position.

b. Align the QSFP+ transceiver in front of the module’s transceiver socket opening and carefully slide the QSFP+ transceiver into the socket until the transceiver makes contact with the socket electrical connector. (See Figure 1-52.)

Step 6 For QSFP+ transceivers equipped with a pull-tab:

a. Hold the transceiver so that the identifier label is on the top.

b. Align the QSFP+ transceiver in front of the module’s transceiver socket opening and carefully slide the QSFP+ transceiver into the socket until the transceiver makes contact with the socket electrical connector.

Figure 1-52 Installing the 40-Gigabit QSFP+ Transceiver Module (Optical Transceiver Equipped with a Bail-Clasp Latch Shown)

 

Step 7 Press firmly on the front of the QSFP+ transceiver with your thumb to fully seat the transceiver in the module’s transceiver socket. (See Figure 1-53.)


Caution If the latch is not fully engaged, you might accidently disconnect the QSFP+ transceiver module.

Figure 1-53 Seating the 40-Gigabit QSFP+ Transceiver Module (Optical Transceiver Equipped with a Bail-Clasp Latch Shown)

 

Step 8 For optical QSFP+ modules, reinstall the dust plug into the QSFP+ transceivers optical bore until you are ready to attach the network interface cable. Do not remove the dust plug until you are ready to attach the network interface cable.

Attaching the Optical Network Cable

Before removing the dust plugs and making any optical connections, follow these guidelines:

Keep the protective dust plugs installed in the unplugged fiber-optic cable connectors and in the transceiver optical bores until you are ready to make a connection.

Inspect and clean the MPO connector end faces just before you make any connections. See the Tip following step 2 in the next procedure for a pointer to a fiber-optic inspection and cleaning white paper.

Grasp the MPO connector only by the housing to plug or unplug a fiber-optic cable.


Note 40-Gigabit QSFP+ transceiver modules are keyed to prevent incorrect insertion.



Note The multiple-fiber push-on (MPO) connectors on the optical QSFP+ transceivers support network interface cables with either physical contact (PC) or ultra-physical contact (UPC) flat polished face types. The MPO connectors on the optical QSFP+ transceivers do not support network interface cables with an angle-polished contact (APC) face type.



Step 1 Remove the dust plugs from the optical network interface cable MPO connectors. Save the dust plugs for future use.

Step 2 Inspect and clean the MPO connector’s fiber-optic end faces. See the Tip below for a pointer to a fiber-optic inspection and cleaning white paper.



Caution The QSFP+ transceiver module is a static-sensitive device. Always use an ESD wrist strap or similar individual grounding device when handling QSFP+ transceiver modules or coming into contact with modules.

To remove a QSFP+ transceiver, follow these steps:


Step 1 For optical QSFP+ transceivers, disconnect the network interface cable from the QSFP+ transceiver connector.

Step 2 For QSFP+ transceivers equipped with a bail-clasp latch (See Figure 1-55, top view):

a. Pivot the bail-clasp down to the horizontal position.

b. Immediately install the dust plug into the transceivers optical bore.

c. Grasp the sides of the QSFP+ transceiver and slide it out of the module socket.

Step 3 For QSFP+ transceivers equipped with a pull tab latch (See Figure 1-55, bottom view):

a. Immediately install the dust plug into the transceiver’s optical bore.

b. Grasp the tab and gently pull to release the transceiver from the socket.

c. Slide the transceiver out of the socket.

Step 4 Place the QSFP+ transceiver into an antistatic bag.

Figure 1-55 Removing the 40-Gigabit QSFP+ Transceiver Module

 


 

Line Card Cable Management


Note The illustrations in this section show one type of line card, but the line card cable-management procedures in this section are the same regardless of the specific line card.


Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers include a cable-management system that organizes the interface cables entering and exiting the router, keeping them out of the way and free of sharp bends.


Caution Excessive bending of interface cables can damage the cables.

The cable-management system consists of the following separate components:

  • A cable-management tray mounted on the Cisco ASR 9010 Router chassis. See the Cisco ASR 9000 Aggregation Services Router Hardware Installation Guide for more information on the cable-management tray.
  • A cable-management bracket that attaches to a line card.
  • On the Cisco ASR 9006 Router, cable management brackets that attach to the sides of the router chassis.

Cable Management Tray

A cable-management tray is mounted at the top of the Cisco ASR 9010 Router chassis for routing interface cables to the RSP and line cards. Figure 1-56 shows a typical cable routing through the cable-management tray. The tray has a hinged cover that can be raised for greater access to the cable management dividers.

Figure 1-56 Example Cable Routing through the Cisco ASR 9010 Router Cable Management Tray

 

 

1

Hinged cover (shown in the raised position)

2

Cable bundle routed through the tray

Each line card has its own cable routing slot in the cable management tray. For example, the cables shown in Figure 1-56 are cables being routed to line card 3 in slot 3 in a Cisco ASR 9010 Router.

Router Cable Management Brackets

The Cisco ASR 9006 Router provides for a cable management bracket on each side of the router chassis. Figure 1-57 shows a typical cable routing for the Cisco ASR 9006 Router.

Figure 1-57 Example Cable Routing through Cisco ASR 9006 Router Cable Management Brackets

 

Each line card has its own cable routing slot in the Cisco ASR 9006 Router cable management brackets. For example, the cables shown in Figure 1-57 are cables being routed to line card 0 in slot 3 and line card 2 in slot 5.

Line Card Cable Management Bracket

This section describes the line card cable-management bracket. Figure 1-58 shows the line card cable-management bracket attached to a 40-Port Gigabit Ethernet line card.

Figure 1-58 Cable-Management Bracket

 


Note When shipped with spare line card orders, the cable-management bracket is not attached to the line card. You must attach the cable-management bracket to the line card before you insert the line card into the router.



Caution Do not use the cable-management bracket as a handle to pull out or push in the line card. The cable-management bracket is designed to hold the interface cables and may break if you use the bracket to push, pull, or carry the line card after it is removed from the router.

Installing a Line Card Cable Management Bracket

To install a line card cable-management bracket, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Position the cable-management bracket over the front of the line card front panel.

Figure 1-59 Cable-Management Bracket Installation and Removal

 

Step 3 Insert and tighten the captive screw(s) to secure the bracket to the line card (see Figure 1-59).

Step 4 Starting with the port on the line card closest to the bracket, connect each interface cable to the intended port (see Figure 1-58).


 

Removing a Line Card Cable-Management Bracket

To remove a line card cable-management bracket, follow these steps (see Figure 1-59):


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Note the current interface cable connections to the ports on each line card.

Step 3 Starting with the interface cable for the bottom port on the line card, disconnect the cable from the line card interface.

Step 4 Repeat Step 3 for all remaining interface cables, proceeding from the bottom ports upward, then proceed to Step 5.

Step 5 Loosen the captive installation screw on the cable-management bracket and remove the bracket from the line card (see Figure 1-59).


 

For information on connecting and disconnecting interface cables, see the “Installing and Removing Fiber-Optic Interface Cables” section.

Cabling Description

The following sections provide basic information about cabling for line cards:

Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces

This section briefly describes the Gigabit Ethernet interfaces:

Gigabit Ethernet SFP Modules

The 40-Port Gigabit Ethernet line card and the Gigabit Ethernet ports of the 2-Port 10-GE + 20-Port GE combination line card use SFP modules. The Gigabit Ethernet laser optical transceiver module is a field-replaceable small form-factor pluggable (SFP) module that plugs into the receptacle (or cage) located on the line card and provides the Gigabit Ethernet optical interface (see Figure 1-60). The module has two optical interfaces—laser transmit (TX) and laser receive (RX)—and an electrical interface (to the line card).

The SFP+ modules used on the 16-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet oversubscribed line card are enhanced SFP modules.

Figure 1-60 SFP Module and Fiber-Optic Cable

 

 

1

Component side of line card

4

Receive (RX)

2

EMI gasket

5

Top surface of SFP module

3

Transmit (TX)

For information about which SFP module options are available for the 40-Port Gigabit Ethernet line card and the Gigabit Ethernet ports of the 2-Port 10-GE + 20-Port GE combination line card, see Table A-2 . For information about which SFP+ module options are available for the 16-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet oversubscribed line card, see Table A-3 .

The SFP modules have LC connectors. The only restriction is that each port must match the specifications on the other end of the cable (short or long wavelength), and must not exceed the recommended cable length for reliable communication.

Fiber-optic transmission specifications identify two types of fiber: single-mode (SMF) and multimode (MMF). The maximum distance for single-mode installations is determined by the amount of light loss in the fiber path. If your environment requires the light to travel close to the typical maximum distance, you should use an optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) to measure the power loss.


Caution Use only the SFP and SFP+ modules supplied by Cisco Systems, Inc. with your Ethernet line card. Each module contains an internal serial EEPROM that is security-programmed by the module manufacturer with information that provides a way for the Cisco IOS XR software to identify and validate the module as qualified to operate properly with Cisco Ethernet line cards. Unapproved SFP or SFP+ modules (those not purchased directly from Cisco Systems, Inc.) do not work on Ethernet line cards. To verify the version of the installed module, see the “Verifying the Transceiver Modules” section.

10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP Modules

The 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet 2:1 oversubscribed line card, 4-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet line card, and 8-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet 80 Gbps line rate card use single-mode fiber-optic cables. The maximum distance for single-mode installations is determined by the amount of light loss in the fiber path. If your environment requires the light to travel close to the typical maximum distance, you should use an OTDR to measure the power loss.

See Table A-7 and Table A-8 for lists of supported XFP Transceivers.

Fiber-Optic Interface Cables

Depending on the line card (see Table 1-3 ), use a single-mode or multimode fiber-optic interface cable with LC-type connectors to connect an Ethernet interface on the line card in your Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router to another Ethernet interface, router, or switch.


Note Fiber optic cables are not available from Cisco Systems. They can be purchased from cable vendors.


The following types of cables are used with line cards to connect your router to another router or switch:

  • Single-mode—Generally yellow in color.
  • Multimode—Generally gray or orange in color. Multimode cables are multifiber cables that carry 12 channels of fiber data.
  • Lucent connector (LC)—See Figure 1-61 and Figure 1-62.

You can use two cables with simplex connectors, or one cable with dual, keyed connectors.


Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments. Statement 1051


Figure 1-61 Simplex LC Cable Connector

 

 

1

LC connector

2

Spring-action disconnect latch

Figure 1-62 Duplex LC Cable Connector

 


Note Connectors on the fiber-optic cables must be free of dust, oil, or other contaminants. Before connecting the cable to the line card, carefully clean the fiber-optic connectors using an alcohol wipe or other suitable cleanser. See the “Cleaning Fiber-Optic Connectors” section for more information.

The connector on the cable might be supplied with a dust cover. If it is, remove the dust cover before trying to connect the cable to the line card port.


Installing and Removing Fiber-Optic Interface Cables

This section contains information on installing and removing fiber-optic interface cables to connect your router to another router or switch.


Note Although the line cards differ, the process of installing and removing interface cables is basically the same for each card. Therefore, separate procedures and illustrations are not included in this publication.


Installing Fiber-Optic Interface Cables

To install fiber-optic cables, you can use two LC connectors (see Figure 1-61) or one duplex LC connector (see Figure 1-62).


Note Optical fiber cables are available from cable vendors. These cables are not available from Cisco.



Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments. Statement 1051



Warning Class 1 Laser Product. Statement 1008



Warning Class 1 LED Product. Statement 1027



Note Connectors on the fiber-optic cables must be free of dust, oil, or other contaminants. Before connecting the cable to the line card, carefully clean the fiber-optic connectors using an alcohol wipe or other suitable cleanser. See the “Cleaning Fiber-Optic Connectors” section for more information.


To install a cable, follow these steps:


Step 1 Remove the connector dust cover if one is present.

Step 2 Align the connector end of the cable to the appropriate port. Observe the RX and TX cable relationship on the cables.

Step 3 Attach fiber cable between the port in the line card and the device to which the line card is connected.

Step 4 Insert the fiber cable connector until it clicks and locks into place.

Step 5 Repeat these steps until all cabling is complete.


 


Note The fiber-optic connectors must be free of dust, oil, or other contaminants. Carefully clean the fiber- optic connectors using an alcohol wipe or other suitable cleanser.


Removing Fiber-Optic Interface Cables

To remove line card interface cables, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap to your wrist and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Press on the spring-action disconnect latch to disconnect the interface cable connectors from the line card interface ports.


Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments. Statement 1051



Note You do not have to remove the interface cables from the line card cable management bracket.


Step 3 Insert a dust plug into the optical port openings of each port that is not being used.

Step 4 Use a screwdriver to loosen the captive installation screw of the line card cable management bracket.

Step 5 Detach the line card cable management bracket and optical fiber cable bundle from the line card and place it carefully out of the way.

Cleaning Fiber-Optic Connectors

Fiber-optic connectors are used to connect two fibers together. When these connectors are used in a communication system, proper connection becomes a critical factor. They can be damaged by improper cleaning and connection procedures. Dirty or damaged fiber-optic connectors can result in communication that is inaccurate or not repeatable.

Fiber-optic connectors differ from electrical or microwave connectors. In a fiber-optic system, light is transmitted through an extremely small fiber core. Because fiber cores are often 62.5 microns or less in diameter, and dust particles range from a tenth of a micron to several microns in diameter, dust and any other contamination at the end of the fiber core can degrade the performance of the connector interface where the two cores meet. Therefore, the connector must be precisely aligned and the connector interface must be absolutely free of foreign material.

Connector loss, or insertion loss, is a critical performance characteristic of a fiber-optic connector. Return loss is also an important factor. Return loss specifies the amount of reflected light: the lower the reflection, the better the connection. The best physical contact connectors have return losses of better than –40 dB, but –20 to –30 dB is more common.

The connection quality depends on two factors: the type of connector and the proper cleaning and connection techniques. Dirty fiber connectors are a common source of light loss. Keep the connectors clean at all times, and keep the dust plugs or covers installed when the connectors are not in use.

Before installing any type of cable or connector, use a lint-free alcohol pad from a cleaning kit to clean the ferrule, the protective tube or cone that surrounds the fiber core, and the end-face surface of the fiber core.

As a general rule, any time you detect a significant, unexplained loss of light, clean the connectors. To clean the optical connectors, use a CLETOP fiber optic cleaning cassette and follow the manufacturer’s usage instructions.

If a CLETOP cleaning cassette is not available, follow these steps:


Step 1 Use a lint-free tissue soaked in 99 percent pure isopropyl alcohol and gently wipe the end-face of the fiber core. Wait for five seconds for the surfaces to dry and wipe the surfaces a second time.

Step 2 Use clean, dry, oil-free compressed air to remove any residual dust from the connector.


Warning Because invisible laser radiation may be emitted from the aperture of the port when no cable is connected, avoid exposure to laser radiation and do not stare into open apertures. Statement 70


Step 3 Use a magnifying glass or inspection microscope to inspect the ferrule at angle. Do not look directly into the aperture. If you detect any contamination, repeat Step 1 and Step 2.


 

For more information about cleaning fiber-optic connectors, as well as SFP/XFP transceivers, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk482/tk876/technologies_white_paper09186a0080254eba.shtml.

Type RJ-45 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper Cables

For an Ethernet line card equipped with copper SFP transceivers, use an EIA/TIA–568-compliant cable with MDI wiring and RJ-45 connectors (see Figure 1-63) to connect your Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router to another router or switch.

See Table A-2 for information about copper SFP transceivers supported in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers.


Note EIA/TIA–568-compliant cable with MDI wiring and RJ-45 connectors are available from a wide variety of sources. These cables are not available from Cisco Systems, Inc.



Note To comply with the intrabuilding lightning surge requirements of Telecordia GR-1089-CORE, Issue II, Revision 01, February 1999, you must use a shielded cable when connecting to copper SFP transceiver ports. The shielded cable is terminated by shielded connectors on both ends, with the cable shield material tied to both connectors.


Figure 1-63 RJ-45 Cable Connector

Removing and Installing RJ-45 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper Cables

This section contains information on removing and installing RJ-45 copper cables to connect your router to another router or switch.

Installing RJ-45 Cables

Insert the RJ-45 connector into an open port until the connector clicks and locks into place. Attach one cable between each line card interface and the device to which the line card is connected.

Removing RJ-45 Cables

To remove line card cables, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap to your wrist and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Disconnect the interface cable connectors from the line card interface ports.


Note You do not have to remove the interface cables from the line card cable-management bracket.


Step 3 Use a screwdriver to loosen the captive installation screw of the line card cable management bracket.

Step 4 Detach the line card cable management bracket and optical fiber cable bundle from the line card and place it carefully out of the way.