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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 and a seamless upgrade will be supported. The upgrade will serve to support newer generation NCS 5700 line cards on the three existing variants of modular chassis, NCS5504, NCS 5508 and NCS 5516. Note that the new generation of fabric cards and fan trays are not compatible with their respective previous generation and hence should not be mixed with the first generation of fabric cards and fan trays.

Cisco NCS 5500 Series second-generation fabric card for 16, 8 & 4-slot chassis

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 are backward-compatible with all the line cards currently supported on the NCS 5500 Series and are absolutely required for the NCS 5700 line cards with 400GE and 100GE interface ports.

This second generation of fabric cards and fan trays for 16-slot chassis and 8-slot chassis and 4-slot chassis are currently shipping.

Cisco NCS 5500 Series second-generation fan tray for 16, 8 & 4-slot chassis

Software requirements

The second-generation fabric cards and fan trays for NCS 5500 Series 16-slot chassis (NCS-5516) and 8-slot chassis (NCS-5508) will be supported on Cisco IOS® XR Software Release 6.6.25 or later and for NCS-5504 chassis, the second generation fabric cards and fan trays are supported on Cisco IOS® XR Software Release 7.2.2 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.           NCS 5500 2nd generation Switch Fabric Specifications

Specification

Model number

Product ID (PID)

NC55-5516-FC2

NC55-5508-FC2

NC55-5504-FC2

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
  Can co-exist only with the second generation of fan trays
  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
  Can co-exist only with the second generation of fan trays
  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
  Can co-exist only with the second generation of fan trays

Power consumption

With previous-generation NCS 5500 line cards:

  Typical: 480 watts
  Maximum (55°C/130°F): 580 watts

With new-generation NCS 5700 line cards:

  Typical: 670 watts
  Maximum (40°C/105°F): 790 watts

With previous-generation NCS 5500 line cards:

  Typical: 190 watts
  Maximum (55°C/130°F): 230 watts

With new-generation NCS 5700 line cards

  Typical: 280 watts
  Maximum (40°C/105°F): 320 watts

With previous-generation NCS 5500 line cards:

  Typical: 130 watts
  Maximum (55°C/130°F): 134 watts

With new-generation NCS 5700 line cards

  Typical: 160 watts
  Maximum (40°C/105°F): 167 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 – 10.3 in (261.7 mm)

Width – 2.43 in (61.7 mm)

Depth – 11.89 (302.1 mm)

* N+1 redundancy with the scale version of NCS 5700 line cards.

Table 3.        NCS 5500 2nd generation Fan Tray Specifications

Specification

Model number

Product ID (PID)

NC55-5516-FAN2

NC55-5508-FAN2

NC55-5504-FAN2

Specifications

  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
  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

With previous-generation NCS 5500 line cards:

  Typical: 150 watts
  Maximum (55°C/130°F): 650 watts

With new-generation NCS 5700 line cards:

  Typical: 300 watts
  Maximum (40°C/105°F): 1550 watts

With previous-generation NCS 5500 line cards:

  Typical: 75 watts
  Maximum (55°C/130°F): 325 watts

With new-generation NCS 5700 line cards:

  Typical: 150 watts
  Maximum (40°C/105°F): 775 watts

With previous-generation NCS 5500 line cards:

  Typical: 38 watts
  Maximum (55°C/130°F): 524 watts

With new-generation NCS 5700 line cards:

  Typical: 79 watts
  Maximum (40°C/105°F): 387 watts

Physical specifications

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)

Height – 10.6 in (269.2 mm)

Width – 4.97 in (126.15 mm)

Depth – 6.9 in (175.3 mm)

Table 4.        Environmental properties

Property

Cisco NCS 5500 Series

Operating temperature

Operating temperature NEBS (short-term)[1]

32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

23° to 131°F (-5° to 55°C)

Nonoperating (storage) temperature

–40° to 158°F (–40° to 70°C)

Operating relative humidity (short-term)[1]

5% to 85% (GR-63 CORE)

5% to 93%

Note: Not to exceed 0.024 kg water or dry air

Storage (relative) humidity

50% to 93% (40°C/105°F) NEBS GR-63-CORE

Altitude

0 to 13,000 ft (0 to 3960 m)

0 to 6000 ft (55°C/130°F), 6000 to 13,000 ft 45°C/113°F)

Power inputs

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

Worldwide ranging DC (–40V to –72V)

Airflow

Front to back

[1] 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. (This number refers to a total of 360 hours in any given year, but no more than 15 occurrences during that 1-year period.)

Table 5.           Regulatory standards compliance: Safety and EMC

Specification

Description

Regulatory compliance

Products should comply with CE Marking per directives 2014/30/EU and 2014/35/EU with 2011/65/EU

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
  IEC 62368
  EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  AS/NZS 60950-1

EMC standards

  AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  CISPR32 Class A
  EN55032 Class A
  ICES003 Class A
  VCCI Class A
  EN61000-3-2
  EN61000-3-3

EMC immunity

  EN55024
  CISPR24
  EN300386

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

Table 6.           Ordering information Fabric, Fan modules and Software

Part number

Product description

Hardware

NC55-5516-FC2

NCS 5516 second-generation Fabric Card

NC55-5516-FC2=

NCS 5516 second-generation Fabric Card Spare

NC55-5516-FAN2

NCS 5516 second-generation Fan Tray

NC55-5516-FAN2=

NCS 5516 second-generation Fan Tray Spare

NC55-5508-FC2

NCS 5508 second-generation Fabric Card

NC55-5508-FC2=

NCS 5508 second-generation Fabric Card Spare

NC55-5508-FAN2

NCS 5508 second-generation Fan Tray

NC55-5508-FAN2=

NCS 5508 second-generation Fan Tray Spare

NC55-5504-FC2

NCS 5504 second-generation Fabric Card

NC55-5504-FC2=

NCS 5504 second-generation Fabric Card Spare

NC55-5504-FAN2

NCS 5504 second-generation Fan Tray

NC55-5504-FAN2=

NCS 5504 second-generation Fan Tray Spare

Software

XR-NC55-P-06.06

Cisco IOS XR Software 6.6.25 Release Image onward

XR-NC55-PK9-06.06

Cisco IOS XR Software 6.6.25 Release Crypto Image onward

XR-NC55-P-07.02

Cisco IOS XR Software 7.2.2 Release Image onward (NC55-5504-FC2)

XR-NC55-PK9-07.02

Cisco IOS XR Software 7.2.2 Release Crypto Image onward (NC55-5504-FC2)

Table 7.           Ordering information – Flexible Consumption Model Licenses

Part number

Product description

ESS-100G-RTU-1

NCS 5500 Core and Aggregation Essentials SW RTU v1.0 100G

ESS-100G-RTU-2

NCS 5500 Core and Aggregation Essentials SW RTU v2.0 100G

ADV-100G-RTU-1

NCS 5500 Core and Aggregation Advantage w/o Essentials SW RTU v1.0 100G

ADN-100G-RTU-1

NCS 5500 Core and Aggregation Advantage w/ Essentials SW RTU v1.0 100G

ADN-100G-RTU-2

NCS 5500 Core and Aggregation Advantage w/ Essentials SW RTU v2.0 100G

ESS-100G-SIA-3

NCS 5500 Core and Aggregation Essentials SIA per 100G 3-5 Year Subscription

ADV-100G-SIA-3

NCS 5500 Core and Aggregation Advantage w/o Essentials SIA per 100G 3-5 Year Subscription

ADN-100G-SIA-3

NCS 5500 Core and Aggregation Advantage w/ Essentials SIA per 100G 3-5 Year Subscription

ESS-100G-SIA-5

NCS 5500 Core and Aggregation Essentials SIA per 100G 5-10 Year Subscription

ADV-100G-SIA-5

NCS 5500 Core and Aggregation Advantage w/o Essentials SIA per 100G 5-10 Year Subscription

ADN-100G-SIA-5

NCS 5500 Core and Aggregation Advantage w/ Essentials SIA per 100G 5-10 Year Subscription

For details on the Cisco Network Convergence System 5500 Series Perpetual Software Licenses, refer to this data sheet and details on the flexible consumption model for the NCS 5500 Series are available in the data sheet for the IOS XR Software flexible consumption model.

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).

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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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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