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Product Bulletin, No. 1323

Cisco 7200 NSE-1

Network Services Engine

Figure 1   Cisco 7200 NSE-1 Services Accelerator

The Cisco 7200 NSE-1 (Figure 1) is a services accelerator for the Cisco 7200. The Cisco 7200 NSE-1 specializes in accelerating specific features and feature sets in order to maximize feature performance on the Cisco 7200.

Key Benefits

  • Acceleration of specific services for maximum feature performance
  • Acceleration of feature sets for applications such as leased-line aggregation and broadband aggregation

Cisco 7200 NSE-1 Accelerated Services

The following features are available for acceleration by the Cisco 7200 NSE-1 Services Accelerator:

Leased-Line Aggregation Features

  • Turbo access control lists (ACLs)
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Cisco Express Forwarding (CEF)
  • NetFlow
  • Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED)
  • Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ)
  • Class-Based WRED (CBWRED)
  • Class-Based WFQ (CBWFQ)
  • Committed access rate (CAR)
  • Low-latency queuing (LLQ)
  • Policing
  • Marking
  • Per-virtual circuit queuing
  • 802.1Q
  • Generic traffic shaping (GTS)
  • MQC QoS (available soon)
  • VRF (available soon)

Broadband Aggregation Features

  • PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE)
  • PPP over ATM (PPPoA)
  • PPP over Ethernet over 802.1Q (PPPoEo802.1Q)
  • Routed bridge encapsulation (RBE)
  • Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
  • VRF (available soon)

Multiple features can be accelerated at the same time in order to maximum aggregate performance.

Cisco 7200 NSE-1 Services Accelerator Specifications

Table 1   Cisco 7200 NSE-1 Specifications

   Specifications  Applications 

Cisco 7200 NSE-1

  • 263-MHz RM7000 RISC processor
  • 100-MHz PXF processor
  • 256-KB Layer 2 cache
  • 2-MB Layer 3 cache
  • 128-MB SDRAM default expandable to 256 MB
  • Supported on Cisco 7200 VXR chassis
  • Error-Correcting Code (ECC) support
  • Leased-line aggregation
  • Broadband aggregation

Cisco IOS Software

The Cisco 7200 NSE-1 is supported by Cisco IOS® Software Releases 12.1(5)E, 12.1(5)T, and subsequent releases.


Table 2 gives orderability information for the Cisco 7200 Series Network Services Engine.

Table 2   Orderability Information for Cisco 7200 Series Network Services Engine



Cisco 7200 Series Network Services Engine, NSE-1



Cisco 7200 Series Network Services Engine, Cisco 7200 NSE-1 spare

The Cisco 7200 NSE-1 is currently orderable.

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