Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Ethernet Line Card Installation Guide
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Changes to This Document



Document Organization

Document Conventions

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


This preface contains the following sections:

Changes to This Document

Table 1 lists the technical changes made to this document since it was first printed.


Table 1 Changes to This Document

Change Summary

January 2015

Added new 8X100 GE (A9K-8X100GE-L-SE) next generation line cards, combination line cards (A9K-4T16GE-TR/A9K-4T16GE-SE), and new optics supported in Cisco IOS XR Release 5.3.0.

October 2014

Added new optics supported in IOS XR Release 5.2.2. and new low cost 40x1G line cards A9K-40GE-TR and A9K-40GE-SE.

September 2014

Added new optics supported in IOS XR Release 5.1.2.

June 2014

Added new optics supported in IOS XR Release 5.2.0

January 2014

Information added about the new Fast Ethernet SFP modules, 10GE SFP+ transceivers, DWDM SFP+ transceivers, and 10GE XFP modules.

May 2013

Information added about the new 8-port 10GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA).

December 2012

Information added about the new XFP-10GER-192IR Multirate 10GBASE-ER and OC-192/STM-64 IR-2 XFP, low power (2.5W) transceiver module.

September 2012

Information added about the new 1-port 40GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA), the new 36-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card and the new 1-Port 100-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card, plus updates to the transceiver module information.

May 2012

Information added about the new 160G modular line card, the new 2-port 10GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA), the new 2-port 40GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA), and the CFP-40G, CFP-100G, and QSFP+ optical modules.

December 2011

Information added about the new 24-port 10GE fixed line card, the 2-port 100-GE fixed line card, and the modular line card supporting the 20-port 1-GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA), the 4-port 10GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA) and the 2-port 10GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA).

May 2010

Information added about the new 16x10GE SFP+ line card and SFP+ transceiver modules. Also added information about additional versions of existing cards and new supported transceiver modules.

December 2009

Information added about the new 8x10GE 80 Gbps Line Rate Card and 2x10GE + 20x1GE Combination Line Card.

March 2009

Initial release of this document.


This guide is written for hardware installers and system administrators of Cisco routers.

This publication assumes that the user has a substantial background in installing and configuring router and switch-based hardware. The reader should also be familiar with electronic circuitry and wiring practices, and have experience as an electronic or electromechanical technician.


This installation guide contains procedures for installing line cards into the router, verifying the installation, and creating a basic startup configuration file.

Document Organization

This installation and configuration guide is organized into the following chapters and appendixes:

Document Conventions

This publication uses the following conventions:

  • Ctrl represents the key labeled Control. For example, the key combination Ctrl- Z means hold down the Control key while you press the Z key.

Command descriptions use these conventions:

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  • Elements in square brackets ([ ]) are optional.
  • Alternative but required keywords are grouped in braces ({ }) and separated by vertical bars (|).

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Note Means take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to materials not contained in this manual.

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Warning This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. To see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document that accompanied this device. Statement 1071

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