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Cisco NCS 5500 Modular Chassis: Second-Generation Fabric and Fan Modules Data Sheet

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The second generation of Cisco NCS 5500 fabric cards and fan trays enhance the per-slot forwarding capacity of NCS 5500 by 2.7 times.

Product Overview

The Cisco® Network Convergence System 5500 Series offers industry-leading density of routed 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GE) ports for high-scale WAN aggregation. The NCS 5500 Series is designed to efficiently scale between data centers and large enterprises, web, and service provider WAN and aggregation networks. With the introduction of the second generation of fabric cards and fan trays, the forwarding capacity of NCS 5500 modular or line-card-based routers will be augmented by 2.7 times. The second-generation fabric cards and fan trays replace the first generation. A seamless in-service migration will be supported and the upgrade will serve to offer 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400 GE) interface ports on NCS 5500 line cards.

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The new fabric cards will offer double the switching capacity per fabric compared to the previous generation, to 1.8 Tbps. And the six fabric cards per chassis will offer up to a total of 10.8 Tbps per slot of bandwidth for every line card. The new fan trays are hot-swappable and will continue to provide front-to-back cooling for all the modules in the chassis. Each fan tray will cover two fabric modules and there will be a total of three fan trays to cover six fabric cards in the system. The second-generation fabric and fans will be backward-compatible with all the line cards currently supported on the NCS 5500 Series, and will be required for the futuristic line cards with 400G interface ports.

This second generation of fabric cards and fan trays for 16-slot chassis and 8-slot chassis will start shipping in the first half of calendar year 2019. The new fabric cards and fan trays for 4-slot chassis will start shipping towards the end of calendar year 2019.

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Software requirements

The second-generation fabric cards and fan trays for NCS 5500 Series 16-slot chassis (5516) and 8-slot chassis (5508) will be supported on Cisco IOS XR Software Release 6.6.2 or later.

Features and Benefits

Table 1 outlines the features and benefits of the second-generation fabric cards and fan trays for the NCS 5500. Table 2 outlines the new cards’ and trays’ specifications. Table 3 outlines the environmental properties.

Table 1.             Features and Benefits

Feature

Benefits descriptions

High-capacity fabric element ASICs

Enables high-density 100GE and 400GE interface on line cards and more than doubles the overall switching capacity of the system

Power consumption

Ultra-low power consumption per Gigabit Ethernet

Fast boot time

Overall faster boot time and convergence during router upgrade or maintenance

Redundancy

Redundant fan trays

Industry-leading, carrier-class Cisco IOS® XR Software

Visibility and telemetry

Machine-to-machine interface

Application hosting

Flexible platform and packaging

Modularity

Automation

Backward-compatible

Backward-compatible with the current version of line cards

Table 2.             Specifications

Specification

Model number

Product ID (PID)

NCS-5516-FC2

NCS-5508-FC2

NCS-5516-FAN2

NCS-5508-FAN2

Specifications

  6 fabric cards per chassis
  Each fabric card provides 1.8 Tbps bandwidth to every line card slot in the chassis, with a total of 10.8 Tbps combined with 6 fabrics
  N+1 redundancy
  Graceful bandwidth reduction if two or more are down
  Single stage
  Direct mate to line cards; no midplane
  Backward compatibility with already shipping line cards
  6 fabric cards per chassis
  Each fabric card provides 1.8 Tbps bandwidth to every line card slot in the chassis, with a total of 10.8 Tbps combined with 6 fabrics
  N+1 redundancy
  Graceful bandwidth reduction if two or more are down
  Single stage
  Direct mate to line cards; no midplane
  Backward compatibility with already shipping line cards
  3 fan trays per chassis
  N+1 redundancy
  Fabric cards are placed behind the fan trays
  Can co-exist only with the second generation of fabric cards
  3 fan trays per chassis
  N+1 redundancy
  Fabric cards are placed behind the fan trays
  Can co-exist only with the second generation of fabric cards

Power consumption

Typical: 775 watts

Maximum: 800 watts

Typical: 300 watts

Maximum: 320 watts

Typical: 1300 watts

Maximum: 1350 watts

Typical: 600 watts

Maximum: 630 watts

Physical specifications

Height: 31.42 in (798.14 mm)

Width: 2.46 in (62.5 mm)

Depth: 11.43 in (290.36 mm)

Height: 17.36 in (441.75 mm)

Width: 2.46 in (62.5 mm)

Depth: 11.43 in (290.36 mm)

Height: 32.07 in (814.77 mm)

Width: 5.04 in (128.1 mm)

Depth: 5.11 in (129.98 mm)

Height: 18.07 in (459.2 mm)

Width: 5.04 in (128.1 mm)

Depth: 5.11 in (129.98 mm)

Table 3.             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 3000 m)

Power inputs

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

Worldwide ranging DC (–40V to –72V)

Airflow

Front to back

Table 4 describes regulatory standards compliance information.

Table 4.             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.

Read additional information related to NCS 5500 regulatory compliance and safety standards.

Ordering Information

Part number

Product description

Hardware

NCS-5516-FC2

NCS 5516 second-generation Fabric Card

NCS-5516-FC2=

NCS 5516 second-generation Fabric Card Spare

NCS-5516-FAN2

NCS 5516 second-generation Fan Tray

NCS-5516-FAN2=

NCS 5516 second-generation Fan Tray Spare

NCS-5508-FC2

NCS 5508 second-generation Fabric Card

NCS-5508-FC2=

NCS 5508 second-generation Fabric Card Spare

NCS-5508-FAN2

NCS 5508 second-generation Fan Tray

NCS-5508-FAN2=

NCS 5508 second-generation Fan Tray Spare

Software

XR-NC55-P-06.06

Cisco IOS XR Software 6.6.2 Release software image

XR-NC55-PK9-06.06

Cisco IOS XR Software 6.6.2 Release software Crypto image

Warranty Information

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 use 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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