Cisco ASR 9000 Series 4-Port and 8-Port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards Data Sheet

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Product overview

The Cisco® ASR 9000 Series 4-port Line Card and 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards deliver industry-leading high density, with line-rate 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, to any slot of a Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router. These high-capacity line cards are designed to remove bandwidth bottlenecks in the network that are caused by a large increase in Video-on-Demand (VoD), IPTV, point-to-point video, Internet video, and cloud services traffic. A single 100 Gigabit Ethernet port can now replace large 10 Gigabit Ethernet link aggregation bundles to simplify network operations. Based on Cisco CPAK™ technology, this line card has flexible interfaces that support 100 Gigabit Ethernet, 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet modes, so it gives customers the flexibility to mix and match interface types on the same line card.

For example, with the help of Cisco CPAK 10x10G-LR optics, a single 100 Gigabit Ethernet port can be divided into 10x10 Gigabit Ethernet ports using breakout cables or patch panels for unprecedented density and scale. These different interface modes can be configured easily through the Command Line Interface (CLI) without resetting or restarting the line card. Using a “green design,” these line cards also let customers put an unused slice in power-saving mode to reduce power consumption. With these capabilities, the ASR 9000 Series line cards (Figure 1 and Figure 2) and routers provide the fundamental infrastructure for scalable Carrier Ethernet and IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) networks, promoting profitable business, residential, and mobile services

Cisco ASR 9000 Series 8-Port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

Figure 1.            

Cisco ASR 9000 Series 8-Port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

Cisco ASR 9000 Series 4-Port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

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Cisco ASR 9000 Series 4-Port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

Features and benefits

Both the ASR 9000 Series 4-port and 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet line cards are fully compatible with Cisco ASR 9006 Router, ASR 9010 Router, ASR 9904 Router, ASR 9906 Router, ASR 9910 Router, ASR 9912 Router, and ASR 9922 Router. However, their chassis may require a hardware update for the cooling and power systems, because the line cards offer industry-leading, high-density 100 Gigabit Ethernet throughput. The 4-port and 8-port line cards are both designed to support full line rate in non-oversubscribed fashion.

In fact, the line cards set a new standard for Layer 2 and Layer 3 service density and scale, allowing operators to offer highly predictable, managed transport services while optimizing the use of network assets. The 10x10G Cisco CPAK breakout option further increases the capability of each line card to support large-scale aggregation, Data Center Interconnect (DCI), and the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Satellite Network Virtualization (nV) System mode on the ASR 9000 Series Router. These versatile capabilities help operators qualify and stock one type of line card that can be deployed in any combination of Layer 2, Layer 3, DCI, or aggregation applications, thereby reducing capital expenditures (CapEx) and operating expenses (OpEx), as well as reducing the time required to develop and deploy new services.

The ASR 9000 Series can extend 100 Gigabit Ethernet transport over an IP-over-dense-wave-division-multiplexing (IPoDWDM) network when used with the Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM transponder solution. Distances of up to 3000 kilometers can be achieved while using the optical protection capabilities of the DWDM network.

Table 1 lists the features and benefits of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series line card. Specific feature and scale support is hardware and software dependent.

Table 1.        Features and Benefits of Cisco ASR 9000 Series 4-Port and 8-Port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards

Feature

Benefit

Interface Support

Cisco CPAK Pluggable interfaces

Provide the capacity to mix and match interface types across a single line card (for a complete list of supported pluggable interfaces, see the Cisco Optics Compatibility Matrix)

Scalable and Integrated Multiservice Support

Layer 2 and Layer 3 services

Combined IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services

Evolutionary Monitoring

Carrier-class Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM)

NetFlow, IEEE 802.1ag, IEEE 802.3ah, ITU Y.1731, IP service-level agreement (IP SLA), virtual circuit connectivity verification (VCCV), ping, and traceroute

Carrier-Class OS

Cisco IOS® XR Software

Modular, patchable, scalable, highly available, carrier-core and edge-proven operating system

Line Card Types

The ASR 9000 Series 4-port and 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet line cards are available in the service edge optimized and packet transport optimized variants

      The service edge optimized line cards are designed for customer deployments requiring enhanced Quality of Service (QoS).

      The packet transport optimized line cards are designed for network deployments where basic QoS is required.

      Each of the variants supports two further specializations. That is, they support either LAN/WAN/OTN unified PHY CPAK ports or LAN PHY–only CPAK ports. Ordering information and minimum Cisco IOS XR Software release information are specified in Table 5.

Different line card types can be used in the same system.

Feature licenses are also available to turn on advanced features on the line cards, as described in the “Software Licensing” section later in this document.

Product specifications

Table 2 provides product specifications for the ASR 9000 Series 4-port and 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet line cards.

Table 2.        Product specifications

Description

Specification

Chassis compatibility

Compatible with the Cisco ASR 9006, ASR 9010, ASR 9904, ASR 9906, ASR 9912 and ASR 9922 chassis

Port density

4-ports and 8 ports of 100 Gigabit Ethernet per line card

Ethernet

  100-Gbps IEEE 802.3ba compliant
  100 Gigabit Ethernet PHY monitoring
  IEEE 802.x flow control
  Full-duplex operation
  Per-port byte and packet counters for policy drops; oversubscription drops; Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) error drops; packet sizes; and unicast, multicast, and broadcast packets

Performance

  100-Gbps line-rate throughput per port

Options

Each line card is available as either a service edge optimized (enhanced QoS) or packet transport optimized (basic QoS) line card

Reliability and availability

Line card Online Insertion and Removal (OIR) support without system impact

Physical dimensions (H x W x D); weight

8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card: 14.5 x 1.63 x 22.02 in.; 28 lb (est.) (368.3 mm x 41.4 mm x 559.3 mm; 12.7 kg)

4-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card: 14.5 x 1.63 x 22.02 in.; 28 lb (est.) (368.3 mm x 41.4 mm x 559.3 mm; 12.7 kg)

Operating temperature

41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)

Operating humidity (nominal) (relative humidity)

10 to 85%

Storage temperature

–40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C)

Storage (relative humidity)

5 to 95%

Note: Not to exceed 0.024 kg of water per kg of dry air

Operating altitude

–60 to 4000m (up to 2000m conforms to IEC, EN, UL, and CSA 60950 requirements)

ETSI standards

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed to meet:

  EN300 386: Telecommunications Network Equipment (EMC)
  ETSI 300 019 Storage Class 1.1
  ETSI 300 019 Transportation Class 2.3
  ETSI 300 019 Stationary Use Class 3.1
  EN55022: Information Technology Equipment (Emissions)
  EN55024: Information Technology Equipment (Immunity)
  EN50082-1/EN-61000-6-1: Generic Immunity Standard

EMC standards

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed to meet:

  FCC Class A
  ICES 003 Class A
  AS/NZS 3548 Class A
  CISPR 22 (EN55022) Class A
  VCCI Class A
  BSMI Class A
  IEC/EN 61000-3-2: Power Line Harmonics
  IEC/EN 61000-3-3: Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker

Immunity

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed to meet:

  IEC/EN-61000-4-2: Electrostatic Discharge Immunity (8kV Contact, 15kV Air)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-3: Radiated Immunity (10V/m)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-4: Electrical Fast Transient Immunity (2kV Power, 1kV Signal)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-5: Surge AC Port (4kV CM, 2kV DM)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-5: Signal Ports (1kV)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-5: Surge DC Port (1kV)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-6: Immunity to Conducted Disturbances (10Vrms)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-8: Power Frequency Magnetic Field Immunity (30A/m)
  IEC/EN-61000-4-11: Voltage DIPS, Short Interruptions, and Voltage Variations

Safety

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed to meet:

  UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1
  IEC/EN 60825 Laser Safety
  ACA TS001
  AS/NZS 60950
  FDA: Code of Federal Regulations Laser Safety

Ordering information

The ASR 9000 Series 4-port Line Card and 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards are available to order through two commercial models, the Flexible Consumption Model (FCM) and the Traditional Business Model.

The Flexible Consumption Model offers a built-in “pay-as-you-grow” structure that lowers initial start-up costs with the ability to add more capacity overtime as needed. Software subscription provides feature upgrades and helps defer the payment of software value for the initial purchase.

Table 3 provides ordering information for the ASR 9000 Series 4-port Line Card and 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards with the Flexible Consumption Model.

Table 3.        Ordering information for the ASR 9000 Series 4-port Line Card and 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards with the Flexible Consumption Model

Part number

Feature description

A9K-8X100GE-FC

ASR 9000 8-port 100GE Flexible Consumption Model Line Card

A9K-4X100GE-FC

ASR 9000 4-port 100GE Flexible Consumption Model Line Card

ESS-ED-100G-RTU1

Edge Essentials Software RTU License per 100G

ADV-ED-100G-RTU1

Edge Advantage w/o Essentials Software RTU License per 100G

ADN-ED-100G-RTU1

Edge Advantage w/ Essentials Software RTU License per 100G

ESS-ED-100G-SIA5

Edge Essentials SIA per 100G 60-120 months

ESS-ED-100G-SIA3

Edge Essentials SIA per 100G 36-59 months

ADV-ED-100G-SIA5

Edge Advantage w/o Essentials SIA per 100G for 60-120 months

ADV-ED-100G-SIA3

Edge Advantage w/o Essentials SIA per 100G for 36-59 months

ADN-ED-100G-SIA5

Edge Advantage w/ Essentials SIA per 100G for 60-120 months

ADN-ED-100G-SIA3

Edge Advantage w/ Essentials SIA per 100G for 36-59 months

For more information, please refer to the Cisco IOS XR Software Flexible Consumption Model Data Sheet.

Table 4 provides ordering information for the ASR 9000 Series 4-port Line Card and 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards with the Traditional Business Model.

Both optimization versions of the ASR 9000 Series 4-port and 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet line cards support optional per-line-card feature licenses to turn on advanced features. Layer 3 VPN licenses provide access to VPN Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instances on a per-line-card basis. They include the Infrastructure VRF license to support up to eight VRF instances and Advanced IP licenses to support up to full-scale VRF instances. Table 4 lists the line card feature licenses

Table 4.        Ordering information for the ASR 9000 Series 4-port Line Card and 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards with the Traditional Business Model

Part number

Feature description

A9K-8X100GE-SE

Cisco ASR 9000 8-port 100GE “LAN/WAN/OTN” Service Edge Optimized Line Card, Requires CPAK optics

A9K-8X100GE-TR

Cisco ASR 9000 8-port 100GE “LAN/WAN/OTN” Packet Transport Optimized Line Card, Requires CPAK optics

A9K-4X100GE-SE

Cisco ASR 9000 4-port 100GE “LAN/WAN/OTN” Service Edge Optimized Line Card, Requires CPAK optics

A9K-4X100GE-TR

Cisco ASR 9000 4-port 100GE “LAN/WAN/OTN” Packet Transport Optimized Line Card, Requires CPAK optics

A9K-8X100G-LB-SE

Cisco ASR 9000 8-port 100GE “LAN-only” Service Edge Optimized Line Card, Requires CPAK optics

A9K-8X100G-LB-TR

Cisco ASR 9000 8-port 100GE “LAN-only” Service Edge Optimized Line Card licensed for Packet Transport, Requires CPAK optics

Smart Licenses

S-A9K-800G-IVRF

ASR 9K Smart License Infrastructure VRF for 8x100GE Line Card

S-A9K-800G-AIP-SE

ASR 9K Smart License L3 VPN for 8x100GE – Service Edge Optimized Line Card

S-A9K-800G-AIP-TR

ASR 9K Smart License L3 VPN for 8x100GE - Packet Transport Optimized Line Card

S-A9K-800G-CGN

ASR 9K Smart License In-line CGv6 Transformation for 8x100GE

S-A9K-800G-OPTLIC

ASR 9K Smart License Advanced Optical for 8x100GE Line Card

S-A9K-MACSEC-100

ASR 9000 MACSEC 100G Right to use license

S-A9K-MACSEC-40

ASR 9000 MACSEC 40G Right to use license

S-A9K-MACSEC-10

ASR 9000 MACSEC 10G Right to use license

S-A9K-BNG-LIC-8K

ASR 9K Smart License BNG 8K Sessions

S-A9K-BNG-ADV-8K

ASR 9K Smart License BNG license for Advance Features

Standard Licenses

A9K-800G-IVRF

Infrastructure VRF license to turn on up to 8 VRF instances per 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet line card

A9K-800G-AIP-SE

Advanced IP license to activate full-scale VRF instances per service-edge-optimized 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet line card

A9K-800G-AIP-TR

Advanced IP license to turn on full-scale VRF instances per packet-transport-optimized 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet line card

A9K-800G-CGN-LIC

IPv6 inline carrier-grade NAT license for 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet line card

A9K-800G-OPT-LIC

Advanced Optical license per 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet line card

A9K-MACSEC-10

ASR 9000 MACSEC 10G Right to Use License - PAK

A9K-MACSEC-40

ASR 9000 MACSEC 40G Right to Use License - PAK

A9K-MACSEC-100

ASR 9000 MACSEC 100G Right to Use License - PAK

S-A9K-BNG-LIC-8K

ASR 9K Smart License BNG 8K Sessions

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Document history

Table 5.        Document history

New or Revised Topic

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Date

Updated the Ordering information section with new license SKU content for both Traditional and FCM models. Updated relevant features and technical specifications across document.

Ordering information

July 26,2021

 

 

 

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