Cisco ONS 15310-MA CE-Series 6-Port Multirate Ethernet Card
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Updated:June 6, 2008
The 6-port Multirate Ethernet Card for the Cisco ONS 15310-MA Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) enables the delivery of true carrier-class Ethernet private line services.
® ONS 15310-MA can be equipped with Ethernet cards to facilitate the delivery of carrier-class, private-line Gigabit and Fast Ethernet services. Virtual concatenation (VCAT), Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS), standard encapsulation, and SONET sub-50-millisecond (ms) resiliency schemes are used to deliver these point-to-point data services efficiently and in conjunction with the traditional TDM service-delivery requirements. The Cisco ONS 15310 CE-MR-6 Carrier Ethernet card, with industrial temperature rating, is ideal for cellsite or remote plant Ethernet backhaul applications.
The Cisco ONS 15310 Carrier Ethernet solution allows service providers and enterprise customers to easily migrate their traditional SONET networks to a converged network architecture where all DS-1, DS-3, Gigabit Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet services are provisioned and maintained with the same design that carriers have become accustomed to for traditional service delivery.
With the introduction of the Cisco ONS 15310-MA CE-Series 6-Port Multirate Ethernet Card (CE-MR-6, Figure 1), the Cisco CE-Series card portfolio - which includes the 10/100/100 Mbps (15454-CE-MR-10), 10/100 Mbps (15454-CE-100T-8, 15310-P-CE-100T-8), and the 1000 Mbps (15454-CE-1000-4) cards on the Cisco ONS 15454 and 15310 platforms - gives service providers the ability to scale from 1.5-Mbps to 1-Gigabit Ethernet Private Line services. Additionally, the Cisco CE-MR-6 card provides the service flexibility for customers to deploy multirate Ethernet services (10, 100, 1000 Mbps) over a single card by supporting 10 Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP)-based multirate ports.
The Cisco CE-MR-6 card meets important requirements for an end-to-end Ethernet Private Line application with features such as generic framing procedure (GFP), VCAT, software link capacity adjustment scheme (LCAS and SW-LCAS), link integrity, and comprehensive Ethernet and SONET statistics - including bandwidth utilization statistics and flow control. The Cisco CE-MR-6, with GFP and VCAT, helps service providers and enterprises maximize bandwidth utilization and promote industry-wide interoperability for Ethernet Private Line services. With LCAS, the Cisco CE-MR-6 gives service providers the flexibility to dynamically add and remove bandwidth on Ethernet Private Line services. Ethernet and SONET statistics provide service-monitoring capabilities. For example, bandwidth utilization statistics reveal the usage patterns of end customers - data that can be critical for operations personnel or for network and business planners. Features such as link integrity provide faster convergence capability to end customers' Layer 2 networks connected through Ethernet private lines.
Figure 1. Cisco CE-Series 6-Port Ethernet Multirate Card for Cisco ONS 15310-MA MSPP
The Cisco ONS 15310 CE-MR-6 Carrier Ethernet card provides the flexibility to meet the demands of a wide variety of network applications and service offerings, including Ethernet Private Line (Figure 2), Metro Ethernet access (Figure 3), cellsite backhaul, Internet access, IP VPN access, and VoIP access, all with the option to provide SONET-layer service protection. The service bandwidth is managed and provided by the appropriate VCAT circuit size for each individual service.
Figure 2. Point-to-Point Ethernet Private Line Service Between Sites
Figure 3. Metro Ethernet Access to Intelligent Core Network Services
• Single-width card slot design for increased shelf flexibility and scalability
• Up to four Cisco CE-Series cards per shelf assembly
• Up to 24 Ethernet ports (10/100/1000 Mbps) per shelf assembly
Data Architecture Options
• Hub-and-spoke using multiple circuits
Optical Transport Options
• Unidirectional-path switched ring (UPSR)
• Automatic protection switching (APS) and subnetwork connection (SNC) (1+1 uni- or bidirectional)
• Path-protected mesh networking (PPMN)
• Unprotected (0+1)
Table 1 outlines valid SONET circuit combinations for the Cisco CE-MR-6 card according to service type. Table 2 lists various product specifications for the Cisco CE-MR-6 card.
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