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Cisco ASR 9000 Series Route Switch Processor 5 Data Sheet

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The Cisco® ASR 9000 Series Route Switch Processor 5 (ASR 9000 RSP5) is the next-generation system processor for the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers. It supports high-density 100 Gigabit Ethernet line cards and provides backward compatibility with the Cisco ASR 9000 Series third generation family of line cards. The Cisco ASR 9000 Series RSP5 system architecture is designed to accommodate new programmable deployment models and convergence of Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, as required by today’s wireline, Data-Center-Interconnect (DCI), and Radio Access Network (RAN) aggregation applications.

The ASR 9000 Series RSP5 brings the time-tested and robust carrier-class capabilities of Cisco IOS® XR Software to the Carrier Ethernet edge. The operating system supports true software process modularity. It also allows each process to run in separate protected memory, including each routing protocol, along with multiple instances of control, data, and management planes supported. The software also supports distributed route processing.

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Figure 1.           

Cisco ASR 9900 Route Switch Processor 5 - SE

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Figure 2.           

Cisco ASR 9900 Route Switch Processor 5 - TR

The ASR 9000 Series RSP5 is designed to deliver the high scalability, performance, and fast convergence required for today’s and tomorrow’s demanding video, cloud, and mobile services. These features provide exceptional scale, service flexibility, and high availability. Some examples include:

     Switch fabric architecture for ASR 9010, ASR 9006, ASR 9904, ASR 9906 as well as hybrid switch fabric architecture along with Cisco ASR 9910 and ASR 9906 Fabric Cards:

     Distributed switch fabric architecture

     Uses the integrated switch fabrics located on the RSPs

     Also uses the switch fabrics located on dedicated switch fabric cards

     Control of up to seven switch fabrics (two located on the RSP and five on dedicated switch fabric cards) to provide same scalability and high availability as on the Cisco ASR 9922 Router and ASR 9912 Router chassis

     Multistage, low-latency, non-blocking architecture

     Service intelligence and traffic prioritization

     Superior network-timing capabilities with support for:

     Centralized Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS)

     Precision Time Protocol (PTP), or IEEE 1588-2008, through a dedicated 10-Mbps or 100-Mbps Ethernet port

     Bidirectional Time of Day (ToD) with 10-MHz and 1-pps interfaces

Route Switch Processor Types

The ASR 9000 Series RSP5 is available in service-edge-optimized and packet-transport-optimized models. The service-edge-optimized version offers the higher amount of memory that is essential for large-scale, comprehensive service deployment. Both versions of the route switch processor support service-optimized, as well as transport-optimized, line cards. Different line cards can be mixed on the same chassis, providing maximum design flexibility.

Features and benefits of the ASR 9000 Series RSP5 are listed in Table 1.

Table 1.             Features and Benefits of the ASR 9000 Series RSP5 in XR 6.5.15 or Later

Feature

Benefit

Highly scalable fabric

  Designed to support high 1-, 10-, and 100-Gbps port densities
  Provides built-in scalability for investment protection

Fabric capacity

Control of up to seven switch fabrics (two located on the RSP and five on dedicated switch fabric cards)

Offers traffic load balancing simultaneously across up to seven fabrics

Switching Capacity

9910

(bps)

9906

(bps)

9010

(bps)

9006

(bps)

9904

(bps)

Non Redundant per Router

33.6T

16.8T

14.4T

7.2T

7.2T

N +1 per Router

28.8T

14.4T

7.2T

3.6T

3.6T

Non Redundant per line card Slot

4.2T

4.2T

1.8T

1.8T

3.6T

N+1 per linecard slot

3.6T

3.6T

900G

900G

1.8T

Bidirectional per RSP5 to each linecard slot

600G

600G

900G

900G

1.8T

Distributed forwarding-plane architecture

Allows line cards to support independent forwarding for enhanced performance and scale

Memoryless switch fabric

Provides transparent non-blocking, low-latency packet forwarding

Virtual output queuing and arbitration

  Offers service intelligence with prioritization of traffic (unicast and multicast)
  Provides an efficient congestion-management mechanism and avoids problems related to head-of-line blocking

Centralized arbiter

Uses an efficient credit mechanism to help ensure transparent switchover with zero packet loss

IEEE 1588 support

Delivers timing services over the packet network efficiently and reliably

Two independent clock source connections: BITS and Synchronization Supply Unit (SSU) DTI

Offers redundant, centralized network synchronization support

Two 32GB Solid-State Drives (SSDs)

Allows storing of core dumps and helps reduce the system Mean Time To Repair (MTTR)

Embedded Universal Series Bus (eUSB) memory port

Provides access to onboard Universal Serial Bus (USB) flash-memory devices for software image storing and upgrades

Front-panel external USB 2.0 port

Provides access to USB flash-memory devices for quick software image loading and recovery

Front-panel LEDs

Provides visual indication of route switch processor status (active or standby), power management, and activity on SSD

Management ports

Provides easy access to system console

Processor

8 cores, 1.9 GHz

Table 2 lists all the hardware available for the ASR 9000 Series RSP5.

Table 2.             Cisco ASR 9000 Series RSP5 Hardware

Product number

Product description

A9K-RSP5-TR

ASR 9000 Series Route Switch Processor 5 for Packet Transport

A9K-RSP5-SE

ASR 9000 Series Route Switch Processor 5 for Service Edge

Table 3 lists the technical specifications for the ASR 9000 Series RSP5.

Table 3.             Technical Specifications for Cisco ASR 9000 Series RSP5 Hardware XR 6.5.15 or Later

Technical specifications

Internal Memory

  Control of up to seven switch fabrics (two located on the RSP and five on dedicated switch fabric cards)
  ASR 9000 Series RSP5 for Packet Transport 24GB (product number: A9K-RSP5-TR): 24GB Error-Correcting Code (ECC)-protected DRAM.
  ASR 9000 Series RSP5 for Packet Transport 16GB (product number: A9K-RSP5-TR): 16GB ECC-protected DRAM. Field upgradable option to 24GB.
  ASR 9000 Series RSP5 for Service Edge 40GB (product number: A9K-RSP5-SE): 40GB ECC-protected DRAM
  Solid-state drive: Two 32GB SSDs
  8GB embedded USB
  USB 2.0 Type A receptacle

Timing System

  Timing: Two independent clock source connections
  IEEE 1588 support: Copper 10-Mbps and 100-Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet port

GPS

  ToD (RS-422 and RS-232)
  1-pps RS-422 or 1.0/2.3 50-ohm RF connector
  10-MHz in/out 1.0/2.3 50-ohm RF connector

Management

  Two 100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45) LAN management ports
  One console port
  One auxiliary port

Alarms

  Alarm outputs: Critical alarm (CR), Major alarm (MJ), and Minor alarm (MN)

LEDs

  Amber Alarm Cutoff (ACO) and lamp test
  System Synchronization alarm (SYNC)
  GPS
  Fabric-card fault indicator
  SSD

Software

The Cisco ASR 9900 Series Aggregation Services Router delivers superior scale, service flexibility, and high availability into access and aggregation networks. It is powered by Cisco IOS XR Software, an innovative self-healing, distributed operating system designed for always-on operation. Cisco IOS XR Software supports a Software-Maintenance-Update (SMU) capability, which allows bug fixing or even small feature releasing without interrupting existing services. It also supports Field-Programmable Device (FPD) upgrades, which can be used to update Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), ROM monitor (ROMmon), and more while systems are running.

Cisco ASR 9900 Series Carrier Ethernet applications include business services such as Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN), Internet Protocol television (IPTV), Content-Delivery Networks (CDNs), and mobile backhaul transport networks. Features supported include Ethernet Services; L2VPN; IPv4, IPv6, and L3VPN; Layer 2 and Layer 3 Multicast; IP over Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (IPoDWDM); SyncE; Ethernet Operations, Administration, and Management (EOAM) and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Operations, Administration, and Management (OAM); Layer 2 and Layer 3 Access Control Lists (ACLs); Hierarchical Quality of Service (H-QoS); MPLS Traffic Engineering Fast Reroute (MPLS TE-FRR); Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation

(MC-LAG); Integrated Routing and Bridging (IRB); Cisco Nonstop Forwarding (NSF) and Nonstop Routing (NSR); Point-to-Multipoint Traffic Engineering (P2MP-TE); Lawful Intercept; Smart Call Home (SCH); and Multigigabit Service Control (MGSCP).

The Cisco ASR 9900 Series Multiservice Edge (MSE) and Ethernet MSE (E-MSE) capabilities allow enterprises to offer powerful business VPN services with strong Service-Level Agreement (SLA) enforcement. Such services typically require simultaneous scale increases across multiple dimensions, for example, the number of Virtual Route Forwarding (VRF) interfaces, IPv4 and IPv6 route scaling, Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) sessions, and instances of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Cisco NSR interfaces. A Cisco ASR 9900 Series system configuration requiring high multiple-dimensional scale requires the service-edge optimized route switch processor model to support the increased system scale.

Timing synchronization is an integral part of traditional circuit-based networks, so the availability of equivalent functions in next-generation Ethernet-based architectures has quickly become a critical requirement. Cisco ASR 9900 Series chassis have standards-compliant Precision Time Protocol Version 2 (PTPv2), GPS, DTI, and BITS connections on the route switch processor, along with SyncE support natively on the line cards, which gives mobile providers ample options for time and frequency synchronization. Additionally, the Cisco ASR 9900 Route Switch Processor supplies centralized clocking functions throughout the system, providing consolidated timing distribution and recovery to and from the line cards.

Product Specifications

Table 4 provides details about the Cisco ASR 9000 Series RSP5, which supports the Cisco ASR 9000 and ASR 9900 chassis series. Cisco ASR 9000 Series systems are designed with high standards of performance and reliability. They feature the same power and thermal innovations, and they can share line cards for maximum flexibility in your network planning.

Table 4.             Product Specifications in XR 6.5.15 or Later

Category

Part number or specification

Route switch processor

A9K-RSP5-TR

A9K-RSP5-SE

Line cards supported

  A99-12x100GE
  A99-12x100GE-CM
  A99-8X100GE-SE
  A99-8X100GE-TR
  A99-8x100GE-CM
  A9K-8X100GE-LB-SE
  A9K-8X100GE-LB-TR
  A9K-8X100GE-SE
  A9K-8X100GE-TR
  A9K-8X100GE-CM
  A9K-4X100GE-SE
  A9K-4X100GE-TR
  A9K-4X100GE
  A9K-400G-DWDM-TR
  A9K-MOD400-SE
  A9K-MOD400-TR
  A9K-MOD200-SE
  A9K-MOD200-TR
  A9K-48X10GE-1G-TR
  A9K-48X10GE-1G-SE
  A99-48X10GE-1G-TR
  A99-48X10GE-1G-SE
  A9K-24X10GE-1G-TR
  A9K-24X10GE-1G-SE
  A99-32X100GE-TR
  A99-32X100GE-CM
  A9K-16X100GE-TR
  A99-16X100GE-X-SE
  A9K-16X100GE-CM

Redundancy

  No single point of failure
  1 + 1 route switch processor redundancy (both route switch processors must be of the same kind)
  Software redundancy

Physical specifications

(includes ejector bracket/lever)

Each route switch processor occupies 1 slot; a redundant route switch processor configuration occupies 2 slots.

  Height: 1.63 in. (4.10 cm)
  Width: 15.86 in. (40.28 cm)
  Depth: 24.62 in. (62.53 cm)
  Weight: 20.39 lb (9.25 kg)

Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature (nominal)

32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Operating temperature
(short-term)

23 to 131ºF (-5 to 55ºC)

Note: Short-term refers to a period of not more than 96 consecutive hours and a total of not more than 15 days in 1 year (a total of 360 hours in any given year, but no more than 15 occurrences during that 1-year period).

Operating humidity (nominal) (relative humidity)

5 to 90%

Storage temperature

-40 to 158ºF (-40 to 70ºC)

Storage (relative humidity)

5 to 93%

Operating altitude

-60 to 4000m (up to 2000m conforms to IEC/EN/UL/CSA 60950 requirements)

Compliance

Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS)

The ASR 9900 Series is designed to meet these standards:

  SR-3580: NEBS Criteria Levels (Level 3)
  GR-1089-CORE: NEBS Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Safety
  GR-63-CORE: NEBS Physical Protection
  VZ.TPR.9205: Verizon TEEER

ETSI standards

The ASR 9900 Series is designed to meet these standards (qualification in progress):

  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 emission

The ASR 9900 Series is designed to meet these standards:

  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
  EN 50121-4: Railway EMC

EMC standards immunity

The ASR 9900 Series is designed to meet these standards:

  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
  EN 50121-4: Railway EMC

Safety

The ASR 9900 Series is designed to meet these standards:

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

Cisco Services for Cisco ASR 9000 Series Route Switch Processors

Through a lifecycle services approach, Cisco delivers comprehensive support to service providers to help them successfully deploy, operate, and optimize their Cisco Prime™ Evolved Programmable Networks. Cisco Services for Cisco ASR 9900 Series Aggregation Services Routers provide the services and proven methodologies that help assure service deployment with substantial return on investment, operational excellence, optimal performance, and high availability. These services are delivered using leading practices, tools, processes, and lab environments developed specifically for Cisco ASR 9900 Series deployments and post-implementation support. The Cisco Services team addresses your specific requirements, mitigates risk to existing revenue-generating services, and helps accelerate time to market for new network services.

For more information about Cisco Services, contact your local Cisco account representative or visit: https://www.cisco.com/go/spservices.

Ordering Information

Table 5 provides ordering information for the Cisco ASR 9000 Series RSP5.

Table 5.             Ordering Information

Product description

Supported Software Release

Part Number

ASR 9000 Route Switch Processor 5 for Packet Transport

Cisco IOS XR Software Release 6.5.15 and later

A9K-RSP5-TR

ASR 9000 Route Switch Processor 5 for Packet Transport Spare

Cisco IOS XR Software Release 6.5.15 and later

A9K-RSP5-TR=

ASR 9000 Route Switch Processor 5 for Service Edge

Cisco IOS XR Software Release 6.5.15 and later

A9K-RSP5-SE

ASR 9000 Route Switch Processor 5 for Service Edge Spare

Cisco IOS XR Software Release 6.5.15 and later

A9K-RSP5-SE=

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Homepage and refer to Table 5.

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