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Cisco ASR 9000 Series 5th Generation High-Density Multi-Rate Line Cards: 2 Terabit and 0.8 Terabit Cards Data Sheet

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Product overview

The Cisco® ASR 9000 Series 5th Generation High-Density Multi-Rate Line Cards deliver industry-leading high density, with line-rate 100, 200, and 400 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 QSFP technology, this line card has flexible interfaces that support 400 Gigabit Ethernet, 200 Gigabit Ethernet, 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 and offers operators the readiness for mass-scale networking.

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 card 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.

Features and benefits

The ASR 9000 Series 5th Generation High-Density Multi-Rate Line Cards are fully compatible with the Cisco ASR 9006 Router, ASR 9010 Router, ASR 9904 Router, ASR 9906 Router, ASR 9910 Router, ASR 9912 Router, and ASR 9922 Router. However, the chassis may require a hardware update for the fabric cards, RP/RSP card, and cooling systems. The multi-rate port line cards are designed to support full line rate, non-over subscribed traffic.

This power-optimized line card, at such high density and scale, allows customers to reduce capital expenditures (CapEx) and operating expenses (OpEx) while offering highly predictable, managed transport services for Core and Peering applications. The Cisco QSFP breakout option further increases the capability of each line card to support large-scale aggregation as well as the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Satellite Network Virtualization (nV) System mode on the ASR 9000 Series Router.

The Cisco A9K-20HG-FLEX-SE and A9K-20HG-FLEX-TR line cards (Figures 1 and 2) provide 20 ports of 100G or 5 ports of 200G or 5 ports of 400G, or a combination of ports not to exceed 2T in total. Five of the 20 ports can be upgraded to 400GE through a license on a per-port basis. These line cards use QSFP28/QSFP-DD form factor transceivers and can be used in any of the ASR 9000 Series of modular chassis.

The Cisco A9K-8HG-FLEX-SE and A9K-8HG-FLEX-TR line cards (Figures 3 and 4) provide 8 ports of 100G or 2 ports of 200G or 2 ports of 400G, or a combination of ports not to exceed 0.8T in total. Two of the 8 ports can be upgraded to 400GE through a license on a per-port basis. These line cards use QSFP28/QSFP-DD form factor transceivers and can be used in any of the ASR 9000 Series of modular chassis.

These cards are supported starting with Cisco IOS XR Software Release 7.1.15.

The QSFP-DD optics have the same mechanical characteristics and cage size as the QSFP28 optics, and the same ports can act as 10 GE (via breakout options), 40 GE, 100 GE, 200 GE, or 400 GE, therefore allowing operators to migrate to 400 GE at their own pace as the need arises.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series 2T Service EdgeCombo Line Card - 5th Generation– SE

Figure 1.               

Cisco ASR 9000 Series 2T Service Edge Combo Line Card - 5th Generation– SE

Cisco ASR 9000 Series 2T Packet Transport Combo Line Card - 5th Generation– TR

Figure 2.               

Cisco ASR 9000 Series 2T Packet Transport Combo Line Card - 5th Generation– TR

Cisco ASR 9000 Series 800G Service Edge Combo Line Card - 5th Generation– SE

Figure 3.               

Cisco ASR 9000 Series 800G Service Edge Combo Line Card - 5th Generation– SE

Cisco ASR 9000 Series 800G Packet Transport Combo Line Card - 5th Generation– TR

Figure 4.               

Cisco ASR 9000 Series 800G Packet Transport Combo Line Card - 5th Generation– TR

Table 1 lists the features and benefits of the 5thGeneration Multi-Rate Cards. Specific feature and scale support is hardware and software dependent.

Table 1.           Features and benefits: XR 7.1.15 or later of Cisco ASR 9000 Series 5th Generation High-Density Multi-Rate Line Cards

Feature

Benefit

Interface support

Cisco QSFP pluggable interfaces

Provide the capacity to mix and match 40,100, and 400 Gigabit Ethernet interface types across a single line card (for a complete list of supported pluggable interfaces, see the Cisco Optics Compatibility Matrix)

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 trace route

Carrier-class OS

Cisco IOS® XR Software (64-bit)

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

Line card types

The ASR 9000 Series 5th Generation High-Density Multi-Rate Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards are available in the service-edge- and packet-transport-optimized variants.

     The service-edge-optimized line card is designed for customer deployments requiring enhanced service scale.

     The packet-transport-optimized line card is designed for customer deployments requiring basic service scale.

Feature licenses are also available to turn on 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 5th Generation High-Density Multi-Rate Gigabit Ethernet Line Card.

Table 2.           Product specifications

Description

Specification

Chassis compatibility

Compatible with the Cisco ASR 9006, ASR 9010, ASR 9904, ASR 9906, ASR 9910, ASR 9912, and ASR 9922 chassis

Port density

2 Terabit Line Card: 15 QSFP28 ports capable of 10Gb, 40Gb, and 100Gb Ethernet traffic support. 5 QSFP-DD ports capable of 10Gb, 40Gb, 100Gb, 200Gb, and 400Gb Ethernet traffic support.

0.8 Terabit Line Card: 6 QSFP28 ports capable of 10Gb, 40Gb, and 100Gb Ethernet traffic support. 2 QSFP-DD ports capable of 10Gb, 40Gb, 100Gb, 200Gb, and 400Gb Ethernet traffic support.

Ethernet

  100-Gbps IEEE 802.3ba compliant
  100 Gigabit Ethernet PHY monitoring
  400-Gbos IEEE 802.3bs compliant
  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 QSFP28 port
  400-Gbps line-rate throughput per QSFP-DD port

Options

Each line card is available as either a service-edge-optimized or packet-transport-optimized line card

Reliability and availability

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

Physical dimensions(includes ejector bracket/lever); (H x W x D); weight

2T Service Edge Combo Line Card - 5th Generation: 1.63 x 15.58 x 23.80 in.; 24.15 lb (41.4 x 395.7 x 604.5 mm; 10.95 kg)

2T Packet Transport Combo Line Card - 5th Generation: 1.63 x 15.58 x 23.80 in.; 24.15 lb (est.) (41.4 x 395.7 x 604.5 mm; 10.95 kg)

800G Service Edge Combo Line Card - 5th Generation: 1.63 x 15.58 x 23.80 in.; 21.70 lb (41.4 x 395.7 x 604.5 mm; 9.84 kg)

800G Packet Transport Combo Line Card - 5th Generation: 1.63 x 15.58 x 23.80 in.; 21.70 lb (41.4 x 395.7 x 604.5 mm; 9.84 kg)

Operating temperature

41 to 104ºF (5 to 40ºC)

Operating humidity (nominal) (relative humidity)

10 to 85%

Storage temperature

–40 to 158ºF (–40 to 70ºC)

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/EN 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)
  EN55032: Multimedia Equipment (Emissions)
  EN55024: Information Technology Equipment (Immunity)
  EN55035: Multimedia 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 CISPR 32 Class A
  CISPR 22/CISPR 32 Class A
  EN55022/EN55032 Class A
  CCI Class A
  CNS-13438 Class A
  KN32 Class A
  IEC/EN 61000-3-2: Power Line Harmonics
  IEC/EN 61000-3-3: Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker
  EN50121-4 Railway applications Part 4: Emission and immunity of the signaling and telecommunications apparatus
  EN50121-3-2 Railway applications Part 3-2: Rolling stock - Apparatus

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
  KN35

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

Network Equipment Building Systems (NEBS)

Designed to meet:

  SR-3580: NEBS Criteria Levels (Level 3)
  GR-1089-CORE: NEBS EMC and Safety
  GR-63-CORE: NEBS Physical Protection

Pluggable interfaces

The ASR 9000 Series 5th Generation High-Density Multi-Rate Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards support the Cisco QSFP pluggable interfaces listed in Table 3. See the Cisco Optics Compatibility Matrix for a complete list of supported pluggable interfaces.

Table 3.           Cisco QSFP interfaces supported XR 7.1.15 or later by the Cisco ASR 9000 Series 5th Generation High-Density Multi-Rate Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards

Part number

40/100/400 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP optics

Maximum distance

QSFP-40G-SR4

40GBASE-SR4 QSFP Transceiver Module with MPO Connector

100m/150m

QSFP-40G-SR-BD

QSFP40G BiDi Short-Reach Transceiver

100m/150m

QSFP-4X10G-LR-S

QSFP 4x10G Transceiver Module, SM MPO, 10km, Enterprise Class

10 km

QSFP-40G-LR4

QSFP 40GBASE-LR4 OTN Transceiver, LC, 10km

10 km

QSFP-40G-ER4

QSFP 40GBASE-ER4 Transceiver Module, LC, 40km

40 km

QSFP-100G-SR4-S

100GBASE SR4 QSFP Transceiver, MPO, 100m over OM4 MMF

70m/100m

QSFP-100G-PSM4-S

100GBASE PSM4 QSFP Transceiver, MPO, 500m over SMF

500 km

QSFP-100G-SM-SR

100GBASE CWDM4 Lite QSFP Transceiver, 2km over SMF, 10-60C

2km

QSFP-100G-FR-S

100G QSFP28 Transceiver 100G-FR, 2km SMF, Duplex, LC

2km

QSFP-100G-LR4-S

100GBASE LR4 QSFP Transceiver, LC, 10km over SMF

10km

QSFP-100G-ER4L-S

100GBASE QSFP Transceiver, 40KM reach over SMF, Duplex LC

40km

QSFP-100G-CWDM4-S

100GBASE CWDM4 QSFP Transceiver, LC, 2km over SMF

2km

QDD-400G-DR4-S

400G QSFP-DD Transceiver, 400GBASE-DR4, MPO-12, 500m Parallel

500m

QDD-400G-FR4-S

400G QSFP-DD Transceiver, 400G-FR4, Duplex LC, 2km Duplex SMF

2km

QDD-400G-LR8-S

400G QSFP-DD Transceiver, 400GBASE-LR8, Duplex LC, 10km Duple

10km

Software licensing

Line card feature licenses

The ASR 9000 Series 5th Generation High-Density Multi-Rate Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards support optional per-line-card feature licenses to enable features. Table 4 lists the 2T line card feature licenses.

Table 4.           Feature smart licenses for Cisco ASR 9000 Series 5th Generation High-Density Multi-Rate 2T Line Cards

License part number

Feature description

S-A9K-20HG-IVRF

ASR 9000 License to Activate up to 8 VRFs for 2T - 5th Generation Line Card

S-A9K-20HG-AIP-SE

ASR 9000 Full-Scale VRF License for 2T Service Edge - 5th Generation Line Card

S-A9K-20HG-AIP-TR

ASR 9000 Full-Scale VRF License for 2T Packet Transport - 5th Generation Line Card

S-A9K-20HG-CGN

ASR 9000 Smart License In-Line CGv6 Translation for 2T - 5th Generation Line Card

Table 5 provides ordering information for the ASR 9000 Series 5th Generation High-Density Multi-Rate Line Cards.

Table 5.           Feature smart licenses for Cisco ASR 9000 Series 5th Generation High-Density Multi-Rate Line Cards - 0.8T

License part number

Feature description

S-A9K-8HG-IVRF

ASR 9000 License to Activate up to 8 VRFs for 800G - 5th Generation Line Card

S-A9K-8HG-AIP-SE

ASR 9000 Full-Scale VRF License for 800G Service Edge - 5th Generation Line Card

S-A9K-8HG-AIP-TR

ASR 9000 Full-Scale VRF License for 800G Packet Transport - 5th Generation Line Card

S-A9K-8HG-CGN

ASR 9000 Smart License In-Line CGv6 Translation for 800G - 5th Generation Line Card

Table 6 provides ordering information for the ASR 9000 Series 5th Generation High-Density Multi-Rate Line Cards.

Table 6.           Ordering information

Product description

Part number

Minimum XR Release support

ASR 9000 2T Service Edge Combo Line Card - 5th Generation

A9K-20HG-FLEX-SE

XR 7.1.15

ASR 9000 2T Packet Transport Combo Line Card - 5th Generation

A9K-20HG-FLEX-TR

XR 7.1.15

ASR 9000 800G Service Edge Combo Line Card - 5th Generation

A9K-8HG-FLEX-SE

XR 7.1.15

ASR 9000 800G Packet Transport Combo Line Card - 5th Generation

A9K-8HG-FLEX-TR

XR 7.1.15

ASR9000 Series 5th Generation High-Density Multi-Rate Line Cards are also available through the Flexible Consumption Model (FCM) Commercial Offering. For more information, please refer to the Cisco IOS XR Software Flexible Consumption Model Data Sheet.

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