Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Overview and Reference Guide
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Related Documentation

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This guide provides an overview of the basic hardware configuration and features of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers.


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

This publication assumes that the reader 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.

Related Documentation

For more information on the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router, additional documents see:

Changes to This Document

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


Table 1 Changes to This Document

Change Summary

January 2015

Added new route processor cards RSP-440 Lite and RSP-880, FC2 fabric card, Cisco ASR 9222 V2 air filter, support for the version 3 power system, and new supported optics for Cisco IOS XR 5.3.0.

October 2014

Add support for the Cisco ASR 9922 version 2 fan tray.

September 2013

Information added about the Cisco ASR 9904 Aggregation Services Router.

July 2013

Information added about the Cisco ASR 9912 Aggregation Services Router.

May 2013

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

September 2012

Information added about the new Cisco ASR 9922 Router, RP card, FC card, and the new 1-port 40-GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA), the new 36-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card and the new 1-Port 100-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card.

March 2012

Information about the two types of image files, -P PIE files, and x86-based -PX PIE files added to the Functional Description chapter.

December 2011

Information added about the new RSP-440 card, 24-port 10-GE fixed line card, 2-port 100-GE fixed line card, and the modular line card supporting the 20-port GE Modular Port Adapter (MPA), 4-port 10-GE MPA, and 2-port 10-GE MPA.

Information added about the new version 2 power system. The Cisco ASR 9006 Router and Cisco ASR 9010 Router now support both version 1 and version 2 power systems.

May 2010

Information added about the new 16x10-GE SFP+ line card and additional versions of existing cards.

December 2009

Information added about new 8x10GE 80-Gbps line rate card and 2x10GE + 20x1GE combination line card.

March 2009

Initial release of this document.

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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  • 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, refer to the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document that accompanied this device.

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