Cisco ASR 9001 and Cisco ASR 9001-S Routers Hardware Installation Guide
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Changes to This Document



Document Organization

Document Conventions

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


This Cisco ASR 9001 and Cisco ASR 9001-S Routers Hardware Installation Guide preface contains these sections:

Changes to This Document

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


Table 1 Changes to This Document

Change Summary

March 2015

Updated rear mounting installing sections and fan tray sections to meet NEBS compliance requirements. Added new section on installing and removing the air filter.

October 2014

Added new optics supported in IOS XR Release 5.2.2

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

Added information about how to install optional air baffle accessory kit on the Cisco ASR 9001 Router.

Added information about the new Fast Ethernet SFP modules, 10-GE SFP+ transceivers, and DWDM SFP+ transceivers.

May 2013

Added information about Cisco ASR 9001-S Router.

June 2012

Initial release of this document.


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

These users must have a substantial background in installing and configuring router and switch-based hardware. Also, they should be familiar with electronic circuitry and wiring practices, and have experience as an electronic or electromechanical technician.


This installation guide contains procedures for installing the router hardware, creating a basic startup configuration file, and powering the router on for the first time.

Document Organization

This installation guide is organized into these chapters and appendixes:

Document Conventions

This publication uses these 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:

  • Examples that contain system prompts denote interactive sessions, indicating the commands that you should enter at the prompt. For example:


  • Commands and keywords are in bold font.
  • Arguments for which you supply values are in italic font.
  • Elements in square brackets ([ ]) are optional.
  • Alternative but required keywords are grouped in braces ({ }) and separated by vertical bars (|).

Caution Means be careful. You are capable of doing something that might result in equipment damage or loss of data.

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

Timesaver Means the described action saves time. You can save time by performing the action described in the paragraph.

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, see the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document that accompanied this device. Statement 1071

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