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Cisco Network Convergence System 5500 Series: Modular Line Cards NC55-24X100G-SE Data Sheet

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Product overview

Based on the Cisco Global Cloud Index, digitalization is projected to grow global data center and public/private cloud networks traffic more than 25 percent annually, resulting in a threefold increase by 2019. To help network providers meet these challenges, the Cisco® Network Convergence System 5500 Series is built with features such as extremely high port densities, deep packet buffering, and forwarding hardware optimized for these types of deployments.

The Cisco NCS 5500 Series modular chassis provides wide variety of combo line cards to address the customer’s need to use flexible interfaces and port densities along with full bandwidth utilization of the forwarding ASIC. The Cisco NCS 5500 Series also offers a high-scaled line card, which improves the Forwarding Information Base (FIB) scale capabilities x8 times when compared with the base version of the line card. These line cards are capable of advanced packet forwarding, segment routing, programmable network management, and telemetry along with the robust and mature features already present in 64-bit Cisco IOS® XR Software.

The Cisco NC55-24X100G-SE line card (Figure 1) provides 24 ports of 100GE. This line card uses QSFP28/QSFP+ transceivers and is to be used in any of the NCS 5500 series of modular chassis. This card is designed for scale-enhanced configuration needs with expanded FIB, QoS, ACL, and so on.

Figure 1.      Cisco NCS 5500 Series 24-Port 100GE high-scale line card

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Cisco IOS XR software overview

The Cisco NCS 5500 Series is powered by an industry-leading carrier-class 64-bit version of Cisco IOS XR Software designed on operational efficiency, optimized utilization, and service agility (evolved programmable network). Cisco IOS XR Software offers rich features such as iPXE boot, autoprovisioning, native support for third-party application hosting, machine-to-machine interface, telemetry, and flexible software package delivery.

For a complete list of supported features, refer to Cisco Feature Navigator.

Software requirements

These NCS 5500 Series line cards will be supported on the Cisco IOS XR Software Release 6.0.2 or later.

Specifications

Tables 1 through 5 list primary specifications for the Cisco NCS 5500 Series modular chassis.

Table 1.       Features and benefits of Cisco NCS 5500 Series Line Cards (Cisco IOS XR Software 6.0.2 or Beyond)

Feature

Specification

Integrated interface

100GE, 40GE, and 10GE (using breakout cable) support

4x10G breakout using 40G transceiver

Industry-leading carrier-class Cisco IOS XR Software

Visibility and telemetry

Machine-to-machine interface

Application hosting

Flexible platform and packaging

Modularity

Automation

Management ports

Provides easy access to system console

External USB port

Helps simplify image and file management

Embedded USB (eUSB) storage

Flash memory devices for storing software image, configuration, logging, and recovery

Power consumption

Ultralow power per Gigabit Ethernet

Redundancy

Redundant fan tray

Redundant AC or DC power supply

Table 2.       NCS 5500 Series 24 Ports of 100GE high-scale line card

Feature

Specification

PID

NC55-24X100G-SE

Specifications

  24 ports 100 Gigabit Ethernet with high scale
  4 forwarding ASICs
  FIB scale up 2M IPv4 or 512K IPv6 routes (FIB scale up to 2.75M IPv4 routes if combined with memory below)
  On-chip tables for 750K IPv4 host routes, MAC, and labels
  On-chip Ternary Content-Addressable Memory (TCAM) for network Access Control Lists (ACLs) and QoS

Power consumption

Typical: 678 watts

Maximum: 940 watts

Physical specifications

Height: 1.68 in (4.27cm)

Width: 16.89 in (42.9cm)

Depth: 17.05 in (43.32cm)

Weight: 15.3 lbs (6.94 kg) without optics

Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)

157,570 hours

Table 3.       NCS 5500 Series 24 Ports of 100GE high-scale line card optional license

Note:    List of supported features is not exhaustive, and some features are supported in later software releases.

PID

Specification

NC55-L2VPN-LIC

NCS 5500 Series per 100G bandwidth L2VPN license on UNI ports

  License for NNI ports is not necessary
  EVPN
  VPLS
  VPWS
  AC-AC Connect

NC55-L3VPN-LIC

NCS 5500 Series per 100G bandwidth L2VPN license on UNI ports

  License for NNI ports is not necessary
  MPLS VPN
  Full Scale VRF

Table 4.       Software Feature Support on NCS 5500 Modular Chassis in Cisco IOS XR Software 6.0.2 Release or Beyond

Note:    List of supported features is not exhaustive, and some features are supported in later software releases.

Description

Specification

Layer 2

  Layer 2 switch ports
  IEEE 802.1Q VLAN encapsulation/Q-in-Q encapsulation
  IEEE 802.1ad
  Cisco bundle Ethernet technology (up to 32 ports per Ethernet bundle)
  Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): IEEE 802.3ad
  Jumbo frames on all ports (up to 9216 bytes)
  L2 ingress Access Control List (ACL)
  L2 AC-AC cross-connect
  Integrated Routing and Bridging (IRB)
  Ethernet Flow Point (EFP) and VLAN trunks
  Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

Layer 3

  IPv4 and IPv6 unicast
  Layer 3 interfaces: physical and subinterfaces
  Routing protocols: static, Open Shortest Path First (OSPFv2), OSPFv3, Intermediate System to Intermediate System (ISIS), ISISv6, and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  32-way Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP)
  L3 ingress and egress IPv4 ACL and IPv6 ACL
  Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
  Cisco bundle Ethernet technology (up to 32 ports per Ethernet bundle)
  Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): IEEE 802.3ad
  Jumbo frame support (up to 9216 bytes)
  Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
  Layer 3 virtual private network (L3VPN)

MPLS

  Label switching
  LDP
  MPLS traffic engineering
  Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS)

Segment routing

  Segment routing–based transport
  ISIS extensions to segment routing
  OSPF extensions to segment routing
  BGP egress peering engineering
  Segment Routing Traffic Engineering (SR-TE)
  Segment routing Topology Independent Loop-Free Alternatives (TI-LFA)

Quality of Service (QoS)

  Quality of Service (QoS)
  Ingress classification based on class of service (L2), IP differentiated service code point (L3), IP ACL (L3/L4), IP precedence (type of service) (L3)
  DSCP marking
  8 number of queues for user traffic
  Support for priority queuing

Automation

  Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP), iPXE
  Configuration management
  Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONG/YANG model)

Security

  Provides comprehensive network security features, including ACLs; control-plane protection; management plane protection; routing authentications; Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) and Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System Plus (TACACS+); Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol; SNMPv3; and RPL support
  Layer 2 ingress ACLs
  Layer 3 ingress ACLs

Management

  MIB, XML, JSON, GPB, and SNMP
  MPLS OAM (label switched path [LSP] ping, LSP traceroute)
  Ethernet OAM

Supported transceivers modules

Check the Cisco NCS 5500 Series supported transceivers module matrix. https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/interfaces-modules/transceiver-modules/products-device-support-tables-list.html

Environment

Table 5.       Environmental properties

Property

Cisco NCS 5500 Series

Operating temperature

32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Nonoperating (storage) temperature

–40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C)

Operating humidity

5% to 95% (noncondensing)

Note: Not to exceed 0.024 kg water or dry air

Storage (relative) humidity

5% to 95% at 40°C per NEBS GR-63-Core

Note: Not to exceed 0.024 kg water or dry air

Altitude

0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3000m)

Power inputs

Worldwide ranging AC (90–265V; 50–60 Hz)

Worldwide ranging DC (–40V to –72V)

Air flow

Front to back

Regulatory standards compliance

Table 6 describes regulatory standards compliance information.

Table 6.       Regulatory standards compliance: Safety and EMC

Specification

Description

Regulatory compliance

Products should comply with CE markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC

Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS)

Designed to meet GR-63-CORE and GR-1089-CORE

Safety

  UL 60950-1 Second Edition
  CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
  EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  AS/NZS 60950-1
  GB4943

EMC standards

  47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  CISPR22 Class A
  EN55022 Class A
  ICES003 Class A
  VCCI Class A
  EN61000-3-2
  EN61000-3-3
  KN22 Class A
  CNS13438 Class A

EMC immunity

  EN55024
  CISPR24
  EN300386
  KN 61000-4 series

RoHS

The product is RoHS-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-ball grid-array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit connectors.

Get additional information related to NCS5500 regulatory compliance and safety standards.

Ordering information

Table 7 provides ordering information.

Table 7.       Ordering information for NCS 5500 Series Line Cards

Part Number

Subcomponent

Product Description

Hardware

NC55-24X100G-SB

 

NCS 5500 Series 24 ports of 100GE scale base line card bundle

NC55-24X100G-SE

NCS 5000 Series 24X100G scale enhanced line card

NC55-24X100G-LIC

NCS 5500 Series 24X100G scale enhanced right to use license

NC55-24X100G-SB=

 

NCS 5500 Series 24 ports of 100GE scale base line card spare bundle

NC55-24X100G-SE

NCS 5000 Series 24X100G scale base line card

NC55-24X100G-LIC

NCS 5500 Series 24X100G right to use license

Software

XR-NC55-P-06.00

 

Cisco IOS XR Software 6.0.2 release software image

XR-NC55-PK9-06.00

 

Cisco IOS XR Software 6.0.2 release software crypto image

Licenses

NC55-L2VPN-LIC

 

NCS 5500 Series per 100G bandwidth L2VPN license on UNI ports

NC55-L3VPN-LIC

 

NCS 5500 Series per 100G bandwidth L3VPN license on UNI ports

Warranty

The Cisco NCS 5500 Series has a 1-year limited hardware warranty. The warranty includes hardware replacement with a 10-day turnaround from receipt of a Return Materials Authorization (RMA).

Service and support

Cisco offers a wide range of services to help accelerate your success in deploying and optimizing the Cisco NCS 5500 Series. These innovative Cisco Services offerings are delivered through a unique combination of people, processes, tools, and partners, and they are focused on helping you increase operating efficiency and improve your data center network. Cisco Advanced Services uses an architecture-led approach to help you align your data center infrastructure with your business goals and achieve long-term value. Cisco SMARTnet Service helps you resolve mission-critical problems with direct access at any time to Cisco network experts and award-winning resources. With this service, you can take advantage of the Cisco Smart Call Home service, which offers proactive diagnostics and real-time alerts on your Cisco NCS 5500 Series. Spanning the entire network lifecycle, Cisco Services offerings help increase investment protection, optimize network operations, support migration operations, and strengthen your IT expertise.

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