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Cisco Network Convergence System 5500 Series: 55A2 Chassis Data Sheet

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The Cisco Visual Network Index forecasts that global IP traffic will increase threefold by 2021 driven by both mobile and wireline traffic. Mobile networks are seeing a dramatic evolution as they prepare for the transition from LTE to 5G. The demands on the service provider network will not be limited to exponentially higher bandwidth at lower operating costs but will also require the capabilities to support new applications such as pervasive mobile broadband, massive IoT, tactile internet, smart city and virtual reality.

The Cisco® Network Convergence System 55A2 Series Routers are designed for cost-effective delivery of these next generation services. These routers are high capacity, compact form factor, low power consumption devices providing flexibility with two modular bays. Modular Port Adaptors (MPA) and fixed ports on the chassis provides flexibility with options of different port types along with industry-leading MACSec encryption support. The Cisco NCS 55A2 Series Routers combine a comprehensive and scalable feature set of Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services and a rich set of mobile features for a dense converged aggregation platform. Capabilities such as advanced packet classification, segment routing, ultra-wide ECMP, programmable network management and telemetry are added to the robust and mature features already present in Cisco IOS® XR Software.

The Cisco NCS 55A2 Series Router provides IP over Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (DWDM) capability through MPA, collapsing network layers by tightly integrating DWDM interfaces with the routing platform, thereby helping customers to increase operational efficiency by simplifying management and accelerating service delivery. This IPoDWDM solution further reduces transport elements, while supporting advanced features dramatically reducing operating expenses and capital cost. MPA uses CFP2 Digital Coherent Optics (DCO) form factor transceivers.

The Cisco NCS-55A2-MOD Chassis

Figure 1.            

The Cisco NCS-55A2-MOD Chassis

The Cisco NCS-55A2-MOD Modular Port Adaptors (MPA)

Figure 2.            

The Cisco NCS-55A2-MOD Modular Port Adaptors (MPA)

Cisco IOS XR Software overview

The Cisco NCS 55A2 Series is powered by industry leading carrier-class 64-bit version of Cisco IOS XR Software designed on operational efficiency, optimized utilization and service agility. Cisco IOS XR Software offers rich features such as iPXE boot, auto provisioning, machine-to-machine interface, telemetry, and flexible software package delivery. The Cisco NCS-55A2-MOD-S and NCS-55A2-MOD-HD-S support Cisco IOS XR Software Release 6.5.1 and later. The Cisco NCS 55A2-MOD-SE-S and NC55A2-MOD-SE-H-S support Cisco IOS XR Software Release 6.6.1 and later. For a complete list of supported features, refer to Cisco Feature Navigator.

Specifications

Tables 1 through 8 list key specifications for the Cisco NCS 55A2 Series fixed chassis.

Table 1.        Features and benefits of Cisco NCS 55A2 Series Fixed Chassis (Cisco IOS XR Software 6.5.1 Release or Beyond)

Feature

Specification

Interface

1/10/25/40/100/200 Gigabit Ethernet support using fixed and MPA ports

MACsec encryption

IEEE 802.1AE standards-based Layer 2 hop-by-hop encryption that provides data confidentiality and integrity for media access independent protocols

Industry leading carrier-class Cisco IOS XR Software

Visibility and telemetry

Machine-to-machine interface

Application hosting

Flexible platform and packaging

Modularity

Automation

MEF Certified

Cisco NCS-55A2-MOD-HD-S is MEF 3.0 certified

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

Ultra-low power per Gigabit Ethernet

Redundancy

Redundant fan tray

Redundant AC or DC power supply

Table 2.        Cisco NCS 55A2 Chassis specification

Feature

Specification

Chassis PID

NCS-55A2-MOD-SL: NCS 55A2 Fixed 24X10G + 16X25G and MPA Base Chassis

NCS-55A2-MOD-HD-S: NCS 55A2 Fixed 24X10G + 16X25G and MPA Base Chassis, Temperature Hardened

NCS-55A2-MOD-HX-S: NCS 55A2 Fixed 24X10G + 16X25G and MPA Base Chassis, Temperature Hardened with Conformal Coating

NCS-55A2-MOD-SE-S: NCS 55A2 Fixed 24X10G + 16X25G and MPA Scale Chassis

NC55A2-MOD-SE-H-S: NCS 55A2 Fixed 24X10G + 16X25G and MPA Scale Chassis, Temperature Hardened with Conformal Coating

Port configuration

Fixed - 24 port 1/10G and 16 port 1/10/25G

Modular Port Adaptors (MPA) - Maximum 2 units of MPA

Modular Port Adaptor (MPA)

NC55-MPA-12T-S: NCS 5500 12X10G MPA

NC55-MPA-1TH2H-S: NCS 5500 1X200/100G CFP2 and 2X100G QSFP28 MPA

NC55-MPA-2TH-S: NCS 5500 2X200/100G CFP2 MPA

NC55-MPA-4H-S: NCS 5500 4X100G QSFP28 MPA

NC55-MPA-4H-HD-S: NCS 5500 4X100G QSFP28 MPA, Temp Hardened

NC55-MPA-4H-HX-S: NCS 5500 4X100G QSFP28 MPA, Temp Hardened, Conformal Coating

NC55-MPA-2TH-HX-S: NCS 5500 2X200/100G CFP2 MPA, Temp Hardened, Conformal Coating

Integrated Route Processor

NCS-55A2-MOD-S: IOS-XR 64-bit software running on 6 core CPU @ 2Ghz

NCS-55A2-MOD-SE-S, NC55A2-MOD-SE-H-S: IOS-XR 64-bit software running on 8 core CPU @ 2Ghz

System Memory

32GB

Solid-State Disk (SSD) drive

128GB

Management Ports

1x RJ45, 1 for console and 1 for management LAN port

Performance

Up to 900 Gbps of system throughput

Route Scale

NCS-55A2-MOD-S, NCS-55A2-MOD-HD-S, NCS-55A2-MOD-HX-S: Upto 1M FIB entries

NCS-55A2-MOD-SE-S, NC55A2-MOD-SE-H-S: Upto 4M FIB entries

Timing ports

Internal GNSS module with GPS

1PPS in/out, 10Mhz in/out, ToD

Power and Cooling

2 hot-swappable power supplies provide 1+1 redundancy

Front to back airflow

8 hot-swappable fan provide redundant system cooling

Power Consumption of base chassis (NCS-55A2-MOD-S)

Typical: 270W

Maximum: 370W

Power Consumption of base chassis (NCS-55A2-MOD-HD-S, NCS-55A2-MOD-HX-S)

Typical: 300W

Maximum: 400W

Power Consumption of base chassis (NCS-55A2-MOD-SE-S)

Typical: 320W

Maximum: 440W

Power Consumption of base chassis (NC55A2-MOD-SE-H-S)

Typical: 350W

Maximum: 470W

Power consumption of MPA

2 ports of 200/100G CFP2 MPA (NC55-MPA-2TH-S)

Typical: 75 watts

Maximum: 100 watts

1 ports of 200/100G CFP2 and 2 ports of QSFP28/QSFP+ MPA (NC55-MPA-1TH2H-S)

Typical: 60 watts

Maximum: 80 watts

12 port of 10G MPA (NC55-MPA-12T-S)

Typical: 50 watts

Maximum: 75 watts

4 port of QSFP28/QSFP+ MPA (NC55-MPA-4H-S)

Typical: 50 watts

Maximum: 75 watts

Physical Specification of chassis

Width – 440mm

Height – 88mm

Depth – 280mm

Weight - 20.5 lbs (including 2XPSU)

Physical Specification of MPA

Width – 110.69 mm

Height – 34.36mm

Depth – 174.32 mm

Weight – 0.8 lbs

Table 3.        Software feature Support on NCS 55A2 in Cisco IOS XR 6.5.1 Release or Beyond

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

Ethernet Flow Point (EFP) and VLAN trunks

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

Layer 3

IPv4 and IPv6 unicast

Layer 3 interfaces: physical and sub-interfaces

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 (SR)

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)

Multicast

IPv4, IPv6

PIM-SM, PIM-SSM

IGMPv3, MLDv2

PIM-ECMP

mLDP

P2MP-TE

Quality of Service (QoS)

Hierarchical 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

Timing

SyncE, G.8265.1, G.8275.1, G.8275.2

G.8273.2

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.

Please note, 1G Auto Negotiation is not supported on the 16 port of 1/10/25G.

Environment

Table 4.        Environmental properties for NCS-55A2-MOD-HD-S, NCS-55A2-MOD-HX-S and NC55A2-MOD-SE-H-S

Normal Operating Temperature

Industrial Temperature –40C to +70C (1000 feet), +65C (6000 feet), +55C (13,000 feet)

Non-operating (storage) Temperature

–40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C)

Operating Humidity

5% to 95% (noncondensing)

Storage (relative) Humidity

5% to 95% at 40C per NEBS GR-63-Core

Outside Plant

For an outside plant installation, it is required that the router be protected against airborne contaminants, dust, moisture, insects, pests, corrosive gases, polluted air, or other reactive elements present in the outside air. To achieve this level of protection, it is recommended that the unit be installed in a fully sealed enclosure. Examples of such cabinets include IP65 cabinets with heat exchanger complying with Telecordia GR487.

Refer guidelines in the Hardware Installation Guide for further details.

Altitude

0 to 13,000 ft

Power Inputs

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

Worldwide ranging DC (-40V to -72V)

Air Flow

Front to back

Table 5.        Environmental properties for NCS-55A2-MOD-S and NCS-55A2-MOD-SE-S

Normal Operating Temperature

0 to +55C (6,000 feet), +45C (13,000 feet)

Non-operating (storage) Temperature

–40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C)

Operating Humidity

5% to 95% (noncondensing)

Storage (relative) Humidity

5% to 95% at 40C per NEBS GR-63-Core

Altitude

0 to 13,000 ft

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.        Regulatory standards compliance: Safety and EMC for NCS-55A2-MOD-S, NCS-55A2-MOD-SE-S

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)

GR-63-CORE

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

CISPR32 Class A

EN55032 Class A

EN 300 386 Class A

ICES-003 Class A

TCVN 7189 Class A

CNS13438 Class A

VCCI Class A

EN61000-3-2

EN61000-3-3

KN32 Class A

EMC Immunity

EN55024

CISPR24

EN300386

KN35

TCVN 7317

RoHS

The product is RoHS-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-Ball Grid-Array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit connectors.

Table 7.        Regulatory standards compliance: Safety and EMC for NCS-55A2-MOD-HD-S, NCS-55A2-MOD-HX-S, NC55A2-MOD-SE-H-S

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)

GR-63-CORE

GR-1089-CORE

GR-3108-CORE Class 2

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

CISPR32 Class A

EN55032 Class A

EN 300 386 Class A

ICES-003 Class A

TCVN 7189 Class A

CNS13438 Class A

VCCI Class A

EN61000-3-2

EN61000-3-3

KN32 Class A

EN 50121-3-2

EN50155

IEC 62236-3-2

IEC 60571

EN 50121-4

IEC 62236-4

EMC Immunity

EN55024

CISPR24

EN300386

KN35

TCVN 7317

EN 61000-6-1

EN50121-3-2

EN50155

IEC 62236-3-2

IEC 60571

EN50121-4

IEC 62236-4

CISPR35

EN61000-6-2

EN61131-2

EN61326-1

RoHS

The product is RoHS-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-Ball Grid-Array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit connectors.

Additional information related to NCS55A2 regulatory compliance and safety standards.

Ordering information

Table 8 provides ordering information.

Table 8.        Ordering information

Part Number

Description

Chassis and MPA

NCS-55A2-MOD-S

NCS 55A2 Fixed 24X10G + 16X25G and MPA Chassis

NCS-55A2-MOD-HD-S

NCS 55A2 Fixed 24X10G + 16X25G and MPA Chassis, Temperature Hardened

NCS-55A2-MOD-HX-S

NCS 55A2 Fixed 24X10G + 16X25G and MPA Chassis, Temperature Hardened with Conformal Coating

NCS-55A2-MOD-SE-S

NCS 55A2 Fixed 24X10G + 16X25G and MPA Scale Chassis

NC55A2-MOD-SE-H-S

NCS 55A2 Fixed 24X10G + 16X25G and MPA Scale Chassis, Temperature Hardened with Conformal Coating

NC55-MPA-2TH-S

NCS 5500 2X200G CFP2 MPA

NC55-MPA-1TH2H-S

NCS 5500 1X200G CFP2 + 2X100G QSFP28 MPA

NC55-MPA-12T-S

NCS 5500 12X10G MPA

NC55-MPA-4H-S

NCS 5500 4X100G QSFP28 MPA

NC55-MPA-4H-HD-S

NCS 5500 4X100G QSFP28 MPA, Temperature Hardened

NC55-MPA-4H-HX-S

NCS 5500 4X100G QSFP28 Temp hardened MPA with Conformal Coating

NC55-MPA-2TH-HX-S

NCS 5500 2X200G CFP2 MPA Temp hardened MPA with Conformal Coating

Software

XR-NC55-P-06.05

Cisco IOS XR 6.5 Core Software

XR-NC55-PK9-06.05

Cisco IOS XR 6.5 Core Software PK9 Image

XR-NC55-P-06.06

Cisco IOS XR 6.6 Core Software

XR-NC55-PK9-06.06

Cisco IOS XR 6.6 Core Software PK9 Image

Fans and Accessories

NC55-1200W-ACFW

NCS 5500 AC 1200W Power Supply Port-S Intake / Front-to-back

NC55-930W-DCFW

NCS 5500 DC 930W Power Supply Port-S Intake / Front-to-back

NC55-900W-ACFW-HD

NCS 5500 AC 900W Power Supply Port-S Intake / Front-to-back

NC55-900W-DCFW-HD

NCS 5500 DC 900W Power Supply Port-S Intake / Front-to-back

NC55-A2-FAN-FW

NCS 5500 Fan Tray 1RU Chassis Port-S Intake / Front-to-back Port-Side intake

NC55-A2-FAN-L-FW

NCS 5500 Latch type Fan Tray 1RU Chassis Port-S Intake / Front-to-back Port-Side intake

NC55-2RU-ACC-KIT

NCS 55A2 Accessory Kit for 2RU Chassis

NC55-2RU-ACCX-KIT

NCS 55A2 Accessory Kit for 2RU Chassis, Conformal Coated

NCS-55A2-FLTR-FW

NCS 55A2 Air Filter kit

Licenses

NC55P-BNDL-A2MDT

NCS 5500 SW 4 x Bundle Lic for NCS-55A2-MOD-S (base chassis only/fixed ports)

NC55P-ADVL3-A2MDT

NCS 5500 L3VPN Lic for NCS-55A2-MOD-S (base chassis only/fixed ports)

NC55P-ADVL2-A2MDT

NCS 5500 L2VPN Lic for NCS-55A2-MOD-S (base chassis only/fixed ports)

NC55P-CRAGR-A2MDT

NCS 5500 Core and Aggregation Lic for NCS-55A2-MOD-S (base chassis only/fixed ports)

NC55P-PEER-A2MDT

NCS 5500 Peering Lic for NCS-55A2-MOD-S (base chassis only/fixed ports)

NC55P-ADVDC-A2MDT

NCS 5500 Advance Data Center Lic for NCS-55A2-MOD-S (base chassis only/fixed ports)

NC55P-MSEC-55A2

NCS 5500 MACsec Lic for NCS 55A2 fixed ports only (16)

NC55P-TIMING-F

NCS 5500 Timing and Mobility Lic for Fixed Chassis

NC55P-BDL-100T

NCS 5500 SW 4 x License Bundle for NCS 5500 Base Per 100G BW

NC55P-ADVL3-100T

NCS 5500 L3VPN Lic for NCS 5500 Base Per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-ADVL2-100T

NCS 5500 L2VPN Lic for NCS 5500 Base Per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-CRAGR-100T

NCS 5500 Core and Aggr Lic for NCS 5500 Base Per 100G BW

NC55P-PEER-100T

NCS 5500 Peering Lic for NCS 5500 Base Per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-ADVDC-100T

NCS 5500 Adv Data Center Lic for NCS 5500 Base Per 100G BW

NC55P-BNDL-A2MDS

NCS 5500 SW 4 x Bundle Lic for NCS-55A2-MOD-SE-S (base chassis only/fixed ports)

NC55P-ADVL3-A2MDS

NCS 5500 L3VPN Lic for NCS-55A2-MOD-SE-S (base chassis only/fixed ports)

NC55P-ADVL2-A2MDS

NCS 5500 L2VPN Lic for NCS-55A2-MOD-SE-S (base chassis only/fixed ports)

NC55P-CRAGR-A2MDS

NCS 5500 Core and Aggregation Lic for NCS-55A2-MOD-SE-S (base chassis only/fixed ports)

NC55P-PEER-A2MDS

NCS 5500 Peering Lic for NCS-55A2-MOD-SE-S (base chassis only/fixed ports)

NC55P-ADVDC-A2MDS

NCS 5500 Advance Data Center Lic for NCS-55A2-MOD-SE-S (base chassis only/fixed ports)

NC55P-BDL-100S

NCS 5500 SW 4 x License Bundle for NCS 5500 Scale Base Per 100G BW

NC55P-ADVL3-100S

NCS 5500 L3VPN Lic for NCS 5500 Scale Base Per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-ADVL2-100S

NCS 5500 L2VPN Lic for NCS 5500 Scale Base Per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-CRAGR-100S

NCS 5500 Core and Aggr Lic for NCS 5500 Scale Base Per 100G BW

NC55P-PEER-100S

NCS 5500 Peering Lic for NCS 5500 Scale Base Per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-ADVDC-100S

NCS 5500 Adv Data Center Lic for NCS 5500 Scale Base Per 100G BW

NC55P-MSEC-100T

NCS 5500 MACsec Lic for NCS 5500 Base Per 100G BW

Warranty

The Cisco NCS 55A2 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).

Cisco environmental sustainability

Information about Cisco’s environmental sustainability policies and initiatives for our products, solutions, operations, and extended operations or supply chain is provided in the “Environment Sustainability” section of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

Reference links to information about key environmental sustainability topics (mentioned in the “Environment Sustainability” section of the CSR Report) are provided in the following table:

Sustainability topic

Reference

Information on product material content laws and regulations

Materials

Information on electronic waste laws and regulations, including products, batteries, and packaging

WEEE compliance

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Cisco offers a wide range of services to help accelerate your success in deploying and optimizing the Cisco NCS 55A2 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 55A2 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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