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Product Bulletin, No. 1248
Route Processor Modified Service for
RP= and RP-64MB=
IntroductionCisco Systems is announcing an alternative solution for the RP= and RP-64MB= (Route Processors). The service for these units will be modified due to several component shortages. Product substitutions/replacements will be available to all eligible customers. Continued product support will be provided by upgrading all RP= and RP-64MB= RMAs to an equivalent Route Switch Processor solution (Table 1).
Table 1 Product Substitutions
Products Affected Description Product Substitutions RP=
Route Processor—32MB RAM
Route Processor—64MB RAM
Questions and Answers
Q. What Cisco IOS® software do I need to support the RSP7000?
A. The RSP7000 will be available in the following Cisco IOS release trains:
Note: A Cisco IOS software upgrade is required if you are running software ranges of 11.0(1) and 11.0 (5) on your RP=. The RSP7000 supports Cisco IOS 11.0(6) and above (Table 2).
Table 2 Cisco IOS Train Options
Q. Do I gain an additional slot in my 7000 or 7010?
A. No. The RSP7000 upgrade is actually a kit. Two major assemblies are included in the kit. One major assembly is the RSP7000 itself, which occupies the original SP slot. The other major assembly is the RSP7000/CI, which occupies the original RP slot. The RSP7000/CI is the "chassis interface" that provides the chassis ID, serial number, environmental monitoring, and MAC addresses.
Q. Can the flash card on the RP be reused in the RSP7000?
A. Yes. It is possible to take the RP PCMCIA flash card and reuse it in the RSP and RSP7000. However, the flash card must be reformatted before it can be reused. Instructions on reformatting appear in the hardware installation documents.
Q. Can the SIMMs in the RP be reused and installed in the RSP or RSP7000?
A. No. The SIMMs between the RP and the RSP are different and should not be reused to function on any other system.
Support ProgramsFor detailed instructions for upgrading the RP to an RSP7000:
Cisco 7000 Series Route Switch Processor (RSP7000) Installation and Configuration in the Cisco 7000 Series Routers:
For additional information regarding the RSP7000 and RSP7000/CI: