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Route Switch Processor 16
for the Cisco 7500 Series Router
The Route Switch Processor 16 (RSP16) is the newest and highest-performance main system processor for the Cisco 7500 Series Router. The RSP16 supports up to 1 GB of program memory, allowing customers to significantly increase their route tables. The RSP16 provides significant performance enhancements, increasing switching performance by 20 percent and 55 percent compared the RSP8 and RSP4+, respectively.
The RSP16 is available as an upgrade to an existing RSP and supports the VIP2, VIP4, and new VIP6-80.The RSP16 does not support legacy interface processors, except for the CIP2, GEIP, GEIP+, FEIP2-DSW-2TX, FEIP2-DSW-2FX, SRPIP, CX-CIP2-ECA1 and ECA2.
The RSP16 fully supports Cisco 7500 Series high-availability features, including Single Line Card Reload, Route Processor Redundancy, Fast Software Upgrade (FSU), Nonstop Forward (NSF), and Stateful Switch Over (SSO). This support allows the Cisco 7500 Series routers to demonstrate some of the highest uptime in the industry. FSU allows customers to upgrade their existing RSP2, RSP4+, and RSP8 to RSP16 with minimal downtime.
The RSP16 is an ideal platform for enterprise and service provider networks that require additional performance and processing power to support service-enabled edge and core applications.
Features and Benefits Overview
Table 1 gives features and benefits of the RSP16.
Product Specifications: Environmental Conditions
•Operating temperature: 32° to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
•Storage temperature: -40° to 167°F (-40° to 75°C)
•Relative humidity: 10% to 90%, noncondensing
•Operating altitude: -60 to 4000 m
Product Specifications: Memory and Options
Table 2 lists memory options for the Cisco RSP16.
Table 2 Cisco RSP16 Memory Options
Type Size Quantity Description
128 MB (default)
256 MB (option)
512 MB (option)
1 GB (option post FCS)
1 x 128 MB
1 x 256 MB
2 x 256 MB
2 x 512 MB
Any combination of 128-, 256-, or 512-MB DIMMs2 (based on SDRAM required) for main Cisco IOS® Software image functions
8 MB (fixed)
SRAM for packet buffering functions (MEMD)
2 MB (fixed)
SRAM for tertiary (Layer 3) CPU cache memory functions
2 MB (fixed)
Nonvolatile SRAM for the system configuration file
Contains the Cisco IOS Software images on Cisco RSP16
48 MB (default)
128 MB (option)
Up to 2 Flash disks
Contains the Cisco IOS Software images on up to 2 Flash disks
Flash boot ROM
512 kB (fixed)
Flash EPROM5 for the ROM monitor program image
1 Synchronous dynamic random access memory
2 Double in-line memory modules
3 Nonvolatile random access memory
4 Single in-line memory module
5 Erasable programmable read-only memory
Product Specifications: MIBs and Management
•Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agent V1 (RFCs 1155-1157)
•Management Information Base (MIB) II (RFC 1213)
Product Specifications: Physical Specifications
The Cisco RSP16 occupies one chassis slot and can be operated only in a Cisco 7500 Series Router, including the Cisco 7505, 7507, and 7513 Series routers.
The shipping weight is 5 lb (2.25 kg).
Product Specifications: LED Status Indicators
Table 3 gives LED status indicators of the Cisco RSP16.
Table 3 LED Status Indicators
LED Label Color State Indication
Cisco RSP16 is on and receiving +5V
Cisco RSP16 is operating normally
Processor hardware failure has been detected
Cisco RSP16 is active
Cisco RSP16 is standby (HSA1 configuration required)
Slot 0 PC Card
PC Card in this slot is being accessed
Slot 1 PC Card
PC Card in this slot is being accessed
1 Global Resilience IP
Product Regulatory Approvals and Compliance
Product Regulatory Approvals
•CSA C22.2 No. 950
Product Regulatory Compliance
Table 4 gives regulatory compliance information on the Cisco RSP16.
Table 4 Cisco RSP16 Regulatory Compliance Data
UL 1950, 3rd Edition, EN 60950, AS/NZS 3260, IEC 950, FCC Part 15, Class B
CISPR22, EN55022, AS/ANS 3548, ICES-003, VCCI, BSMI (CNS 13438)
EN61000-4-2, 3, 4, 5, and 6/IEC-61000-4-2, 3, 4, 5, and 6; EN61000-4-11/IEC-61000-4-11
Bellcore GR-63-CORE, GR-1089-CORE, SR-3590 Level 3
FCC Part 68, CS-03, ACA TS 016: 1997, CTR 12 97/520/EC
Amendment 1 1997 (TBR 12), JATE GREEN BOOK 1997
300-386-1, 300-386-2, 300-019
1 Network Equipment Building Standards
Product System Requirements
The Cisco RSP16 is compatible with Cisco 7505, 7507, and 7513 Series routers. The Cisco RSP16 is compatible with existing VIPs as well as the new Cisco VIP6-80.
When configuring Route Processor Redundancy+ (RPR+), two Cisco RSP16s or one Cisco RSP16 and one Cisco RSP8 are required.
The Cisco RSP16 is supported in the following images and higher:
•Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(12)E
•Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(22)S
•Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(13)T
Product Ordering Details: Ordering Instructions
Please visit http://www.cisco.com/public/ordering_info.shtml to place an order.
Product Ordering Details: Product Part Number
Table 5 gives ordering information for the Cisco RSP 16.
Table 5 Cisco RSP16 Product Information
RSP Product Number Product Description
Cisco 7500 Route Switch Processor 16
Product Ordering Details: Migration Program
A Technology Migration Plan has been established for this product.
The Technology Migration Plan is an innovative, industry-first sales program that allows customers to trade in Cisco products to receive a trade-in credit toward the purchase of any new Cisco product. The program underscores Cisco's commitment to the customer in terms of end-to-end product solutions as well as emphasizing to the customer Cisco's commitment to provide effective migration options in the face of ever-changing network requirements.
Service and Support
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