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

40-Port GE Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized, Requires SFP Modules

A9K-40GE-TR

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9912 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router, Cisco ASR 9004 Router

40-Port GE Line Card, Service Edge Optimized, Requires SFP Modules

A9K-40GE-SE

Cisco ASR 9922 Router, Cisco ASR 9912 Router, Cisco ASR 9010 Router, Cisco ASR 9006 Router, Cisco ASR 9004 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

40-Port GE Line Card, Packet Transport Optimized, Requires SFP Modules

A9K-40GE-TR

5.2.2

1.0

40-Port GE Line Card, Service Edge Optimized, Requires SFP Modules

A9K-40GE-SE

5.2.2

1.0