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Cisco 7500 Series Routers

Cisco 7500 Series Router Essentials

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Cisco 7500 Series Routers
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The Cisco 7500 Series Router is the premier Cisco high-end, multiprotocol platform, now with twice the performance and enhanced High Availability (HA) features. These systems combine proven Cisco software technology with exceptional reliability, availability, serviceability, and performance features to meet the requirements of today's most mission-critical internetworks. The Cisco 7500 Series Router provides service-provider and enterprise networks with the flexibility they need to meet the constantly changing requirements at the core and distribution points of the internetwork.

Key Features

  • High-performance switching—This feature delivers high performance for mission-critical applications by supporting high-speed media and high-density configurations. Using the processing capabilities of the Versatile Interface Processors (VIP) and Cisco Express Forwarding (CEF), the Cisco 7500 Series Router system capacity can exceed two million packets per second.
  • Full support for Cisco IOS® Software and enhancements for high-performance network services—The Cisco 7500 Series Router performs network services such as quality of service (QoS), and security, at high speed. VIP technology extends the performance of these services through distributed IP services.
  • High port density—The Cisco 7500 Series Router provides high port density and an extensive range of LAN and WAN media. This feature dramatically reduces the cost per port and allows a flexible configuration.
  • Unmatched interface flexibility—The Cisco 7500 Series supports a broad selection of interface processors (IPs) and port adapters (PAs).
  • High Availability—Enhanced HA features and capabilities include redundant route processors, power supplies, and software fault isolation and fail-over capabilities.

Features and Benefits

Feature Benefit
VIP-based Distributed Switching Architecture

Scales the performance linearly with number of VIPs

Doubled Switching and Forwarding Performance

Provides high-performance switching up to 2.2 mpps

LAN/WAN Interfaces

Lowers cost of ownership by consolidating interfaces in one platform

Most Complete Port Adapter Family

Increases customer's flexibility for various media access

Common PAs with 7200 and FlexWAN

Protects customer's investment

High Port Density (two PAs per VIP)

Reduces the cost per port and allows flexible configuration

Enhanced High Availability Features

Reduces customer's downtime and increases customer loyalty

Advanced IP Network Services

Brings customer new revenue stream by value-added services

Broad Customer Base

Provides market-proven performance, stability, reliability, and serviceability

Cisco 7500 Series Router Distributed

Service Features
Basic Switching

Cisco Express Forwarding

 

IP fragmentation

 

Fast EtherChannel Technology

Security

ACLs—extended and turbo

 

IOS firewall

 

Generic route encapsulation (GRE) tunnels

QoS

NBAR

 

Traffic shaping (dTS)

 

Policing (CAR)

 

Congestion avoidance (dWRED)

 

Guaranteed minimum bandwidth (dCBWFQ)

 

Policy propagation via BGPh

 

Policy routing

Multiservice

Low-latency queuing

 

FRF 11/12

 

RTP header compression

 

Multilink PPP with link fragmentation and interleaving

Accounting

Output accounting

 

NetFlow export

 

Precedence and MAC accounting

Load Balancing

CEF load balancing

 

Multilink PPP

Caching

WCCP V1

Compression

Layer 2 SW and HW compression

Multicast

Multicast distributed switching

Chassis Specifications

               Feature

Cisco 7505

 

Cisco 7507


Cisco 7513

Router/Chassis

1

1

1

Chassis/Rack

5

7

13

IP/VIP Slots

4

5

11

Bandwidth

1 Gbps

2 Gbps

2 Gbps

Max. RSPs

1

2

2

Max. Power Supplies

1

2

2

Dimensions (HxWxD)

10.5 x 17.5 x17 in.

19.25 x 17.5 x 25 in.

33.75 x 17.5 x 22 in.

RSPs Specifications

Product Optimal Switching (pps) Packet Memory (SRAM) Program Memory (DRAM) Boot Flash PCMCIA Card Flash
RSP16

530k

8 MB

128 MB (default)

16 MB

48 MB (default)

 

 

 

256 MB

 

128 MB (option)

 

 

 

512 MB

 

 

 

 

 

1-GB (option post FCS)

 

 

RSP8

470+k

8 MB

64 MB (default)

16 MB

20 MB (default)

 

 

 

128 MB

 

40 MB

 

 

 

256 MB

 

 

RSP4+

345k

2 MB

64 MB (default)

8 MB

16 MB (default)

 

 

 

128 MB

 

20 MB

 

 

 

256 MB

 

 

RSP2

220k

2 MB

32 MB (default)

8 MB

16 MB (default)

 

 

 

64 MB

 

20 MB

 

 

 

128 MB

 

 

VIPs Specifications

Product Pkt. Fwd. (pps) BW Packet Memory Program Memory
VIP6-80

~200,000

750+ MB

64 MB (default)

64 MB (default)

 

 

 

 

128 MB

 

 

 

 

256 MB

VIP4-80

~200,000

750+ MB

64 MB (default)

64 MB (default)

 

 

 

 

128 MB

 

 

 

 

256 MB

VIP4-50

~140,000

750+ MB

64 MB (default)

64 MB (default)

 

 

 

 

128 MB

 

 

 

 

256 MB

VIP2-50

~140,000

400 MB

4 MB (default)

32 MB (default)

 

 

 

8 MB

64 MB

 

 

 

 

128 MB

VIP2-40

~105,000

400 MB

2 MB (default)

32 MB (default)

 

 

 

 

64 MB

Cisco 7500 Routers Port Adapters, Interface Processors, and Service Adapters

Part Number Description

LAN PAs

 

PA-4E

4-port Ethernet 10BASE=T PA

PA-8E

8-port Ethernet 10BASE=T PA

PA-FE-FX

1-port Fast Ethernet 100BASE-Fx PA

PA-FE-TX

1-port Fast Ethernet 100BASE-Tx PA

PA-2FEISL-FX

2-port Token Ring ISL 100BASE-Fx PA

PA-2FEISL-TX

2-port Token Ring ISL 100BASE-Tx PA

PA-2FE-TX

2-port Fast Ethernet 100BASE-Fx PA

PA-2FE-FX

2-port Fast Ethernet 100BASE-Tx PA

PA-5EFL

5-port Ethernet 10BASE-FL PA

PA-4R

4-port Token Ring 4/16 Mbps PA

PA-4R-DTR

4-port Dedicated Token Ring, 4/16 Mbps, HDX/FDX PA

PA-4R-FDX

4-port Token Ring 4/16 Mbps, Full Duplex PA

PA-F-MM

1-port FDDI multimode PA

PA-F-SM

1-port FDDI single-mode PA

PA-F/FD-MM

1-port FDDI Full Duplex multimode PA

PA-F/FD-SM

1-port FDDI Full Duplex single-mode PA

Serial PAs

 

PA-4T+

4-port serial PA, enhanced

PA-8T-V35

8-port serial, V.35 PA

PA-8T-232

8-port serial, 232 PA

PA-8T-X21

8-port serial, X.21 PA

PA-4E1G/75

4-port E1 G.703 serial PA (75 ohm/Unbalanced)

PA-4E1G/120

4-port E1 G.703 serial PA (120 ohm/Balanced)

HSSI PAs

 

PA-H

1-port HSSI PA

PA-2H

2-port HSSI PA

PA-T3

1-port T3 serial PA with T3 DSUs

PA-T3+

1-port T3 serial PA enhanced

PA-2T3

2-port T3 serial PA with T3 DSUs

PA-2T3+

2-port T3 serial PA enhanced

PA-E3

1-port E3 serial PA with E3 DSU

PA-2E3

2-port E3 serial PA with E3 DSUs

Multichannel and ISDN PAs

 

PA-MC-2T1

2-port multichannel T1 PA with integrated CSU/DSUs

PA-MC-4T1

4-port multichannel T1 PA with integrated CSU/DSUs

PA-MC-8T1

8-port multichannel T1 PA with integrated CSU/DSUs

PA-MC-2E1/120

2-port multichannel E1 PA with G.703 120 ohm interface

PA-MC-8E1/120

8-port multichannel E1 PA with G.703 120 ohm interface

PA-MC-T3

1-port multichannel T3 PA

PA-MC-2T3+

2-port multichannel T3 PA, enhanced

PA-MC-E3

1-port multichannel E3 PA

ATM PAs

 

PA-A1-OC3SM

1-port ATM OC-3 Single Mode Intermediate Reach PA

PA-A1-OC3MM

1-port ATM OC-3 Multimode PA

PA-A3-8E1IMA

8-port ATM Inverse Mux E1 (120 ohm) PA

PA-A3-8T1IMA

8-port ATM Inverse Mux T1 PA

PA-A3-E3

1-port ATM enhanced E3 PA

PA-A3-T3

1-port ATM enhanced DS3 PA

PA-A3-OC3MM

1-port ATM enhanced OC-3c/STM1 Multimode PA

PA-A3-OC3SMI

1-port ATM enhanced OC-3c/STM1 Single-mode (IR) PA

PA-A3-OC3SML

1-port ATM enhanced OC-3c/STM1 Single-mode (LR) PA

PA-A3-OC12MM

1-port ATM enhanced OC12/STM4 multimode

PA-A3-OC12SMI

1-port ATM enhanced OC12/STM4 single-mode intermediate reach

SONET PAs

 

PA-POS-OC3MM

1-port Packet/SONET OC-3c/STM1 Multimode PA

PA-POS-OC3SMI

1-port Packet/SONET OC-3c/STM1 Single-mode (IR) PA

PA-POS-OC3SML

1-port Packet/SONET OC-3c/STM1 Single-mode (LR) PA

Digital Voice Trunk PAs

 

PA-VXB-2TE1+

2-port T1/E1 moderate capacity enhanced voice PA

PA-VXC-2TE1+

2-port T1/E1 high capacity enhanced voice PA

DPT Interface Processors

 

SRPIP-OC12MM

Dynamic Packet Transport Interface Processor, multimode

SRPIP-OC12SMI

Dynamic Packet Transport Interface Processor, single-mode, intermediate reach

SRPIP-OC12SML

Dynamic Packet Transport Interface Processor, single-mode, long reach

SRPIP-OC12SMX

Dynamic Packet Transport Interface Processor, single-mode, extended reach

GEIP Interface Processor

 

GEIP

Gigabit Ethernet Interface Processor

GEIP+

Gigabit Ethernet Interface Processor, enhanced

Service Adapter

 

SA-COMP/4

Service Adapter; Compression (256 VCs Stac)

SA-ENCRYPT

Encryption Service Adapter