About this Guide

This Installation Guide pertains to the features and functionality that run on and/or are associated with the Cisco® ASR 5500 platform.

It describes how to unpack, install and initially configure the system. This guide also includes technical specifications and guidelines for monitoring system operation.

Conventions Used

The following tables describe the conventions used throughout this documentation.

Notice Type Description

Information Note

Provides information about important features or instructions.


Alerts you of potential damage to a program, device, or system.


Alerts you of potential personal injury or fatality. May also alert you of potential electrical hazards.

Typeface Conventions Description

Text represented as a screen display

This typeface represents displays that appear on your terminal screen, for example:


Text represented as commands

This typeface represents commands that you enter, for example:

show ip access-list

This document always gives the full form of a command in lowercase letters. Commands are not case sensitive.

Text represented as a command variable

This typeface represents a variable that is part of a command, for example:

show card slot_number

slot_number is a variable representing the desired chassis slot number.

Text represented as menu or sub-menu names

This typeface represents menus and sub-menus that you access within a software application, for example:

Click the File menu, then click New


Dimensions such as size, weight and temperature are first presented in their primary measurements (imperial or metric) followed by the converted measurement (metric or imperial) in parentheses.

MIOs and DPCs

The ASR 5500 supports a variety of Management Input/Output and Data Processing Card types.

The currently supported Management Input/Output card types include:
  • Management Input/Output (MIO)
  • Universal Management Input/Output (UMIO)

MIO and UMIO card types differ only by the UMIO requirement for a Universal chassis license.

The currently supported Data Processing Card types include:
  • Data Processing Card (DPC)
  • Universal Data Processing Card (UDPC)
  • Data Processing Card version 2 (DPC2)
  • Universal Data Processing Card version 2 (UDPC2)

DPC and UDPC card types differ only by the UDPC requirement for a Universal chassis license. DPC2 and UDPC2 card types differ only by the UDPC2 requirement for a Universal chassis license. The DPC2/UDPC2 is only supported on ASR 5500 running StarOS release 18.2+.

When reference is made to an MIO card or DPC in this guide, it is presumed to apply to all types of these cards as identified above.

Related Documentation

The most up-to-date information for this product is available in the product Release Notes provided with each product release.

The following documents are available on

  • ASR 5500 Installation Guide

  • Command Line Interface Reference

  • SNMP MIB Reference

  • Statistics and Counters Reference

  • Thresholding Configuration Guide

  • Product-specific and feature-specific Administration guides

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