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Cisco Network Convergence System 5500 Series: 400GE Line Cards Data Sheet

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The new generation of Cisco NCS 5500 line cards increases forwarding capacity of NCS 5500 by 2.7 times to a maximum of 153.6 Tbps per system.

Product Overview

Based on the Cisco® Global Cloud Index, digitalization is projected to grow global data center and public/private cloud network 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 a wide variety of line cards to address customer needs to use flexible interfaces and port densities, along with full bandwidth utilization of the forwarding ASIC. The next generation of line cards to be introduced during the second half of calendar year 2019 will provide the capability for dense 400G interface ports with QSFP-DD optics on line cards, thus providing operators with readiness for mass-scale networking.

The next generation consists of two line cards: the base version and the scale (SE) version, which can support enhanced configuration needs with expanded Forwarding Information Base (FIB), Quality of Service (QoS), Access Control Lists (ACL), and so on. 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. Note that the new version of these line cards require the second-generation fabric cards and fan trays for NCS 5500 modular chassis to be installed on the system.

The Cisco NC55-24D line card (Figure 1) provides 24 ports of 400 GE, providing a total bandwidth of 9.6 Tbps. This line card uses QSFP28 / QSFP+ / QSFP-DD transceivers and is to be used in any of the NCS 5500 series of modular chassis.

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Figure 1.           

Cisco NCS 5500 Series 24-port 400 GE Base Line Card

The second line card provides an enhanced scale version which improves the FIB scale capabilities by eight times when compared with the base version of the line card. The Cisco NC55-18D12TH-SE (Figure 2) provides 18 ports of 400 GE or 30 ports of 200 GE/100 GE, and provides up to 7.6 Tbps bandwidth per line card. If the first 18 ports are used in 400 GE mode, the remaining 12 ports will be disabled. Alternately, the line card can be used as all 30 ports in 200 GE or 100 GE mode or as a mix of 100 GE or 200 GE or 400 GE, up to a total of 7.2 Tbps.

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Figure 2.           

Cisco NCS 5500 Series 18-port 400 GE Scale Line Card

As the QSFP-DD optics have the same mechanical characteristics and cage size as other QSFP optics, the same ports can act as 10 GE, 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. The 400 GE ports will also support 100 GE via breakout of 4x100.

Software Requirements

The previously listed NCS 5500 Series line cards will be supported on the Cisco IOS XR Software Release 7.0.1 or later.

Features and Benefits

Table 1 lists the features and benefits of the NCS 5500 Series line cards. Table 2 shows the features and benefits of the new second-generation fabric cards and fan trays. Table 3 outlines the software feature support for the line cards, Table 4 lists the environmental features, and Table 5 details the regulatory standards compliance.

Table 1.             Features and Benefits of Cisco NCS 5500 Series 400G Line Cards (Cisco IOS XR Software 7.0.1 or later)

Feature

Specification

Integrated interface

400 GE, 200 GE, 100 GE, 40 GE support. 4x100G breakout supported.

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

Ultra-low power per Gigabit Ethernet

Redundancy

Redundant fan tray

Redundant AC or DC power supply

Table 2.             Features and Benefits of the NCS 5500 Second-Generation Fabric Cards and Fan Trays

Feature

Specification

Product ID (PID)

NC55-24D

NC55-18D12TH-SE

Specifications

  24 ports 400 Gigabit Ethernet
  2 forwarding ASICs
  FIB scale up to 2M IPv4 or to 1M IPv6 routes (unidimensional figures that are to increase with future Cisco IOS XR releases)
  On-chip tables for 750K MAC and labels
  On-chip Ternary Content-Addressable Memory (TCAM) for network Access Control Lists (ACL) and Quality of Service (QoS)
  Supports SyncE and IEEE1588 PTP in combination with route processor NC55-RP-E
  18 ports 400 Gigabit Ethernet or 30 ports 200/100 Gigabit Ethernet
  2 forwarding ASICs
  FIB scale up to 4M IPv4 or to 2M IPv6 routes (unidimensional figures that are to increase with future Cisco IOS XR releases)
  On-chip tables for 750K MAC and labels
  On-chip Ternary Content-Addressable Memory (TCAM) for network ACLs and QoS
  Supports SyncE and IEEE1588 PTP in combination with route processor NC55-RP-E

Power consumption

Typical: 1250 watts

Maximum: 1400 watts

Typical: 1300 watts

Maximum: 1500 watts

Physical specifications

Height: 1.69 in (4.27 cm)

Width: 16.89 in (42.9 cm)

Depth: 17.89 in (43.32 cm)

Weight: 18.25 lbs (8.57 kg) without optics

Height: 1.69 in (4.27 cm)

Width: 16.89 in (42.9 cm)

Depth: 17.89 in (43.32 cm)

Weight: 18.9 lbs (8.57 kg) without optics

Table 3.             Software Feature Support on NCS 5500 Modular Chassis in Cisco IOS XR Software 6.3.1 Release or Beyond

Note:        The 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)
  Layer 2 ingress ACL
  Layer 2 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 sub-interfaces
  Routing protocols: static, Open Shortest Path First (OSPFv2), OSPFv3, Intermediate System to Intermediate System (ISIS), ISISv6, and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  64-way equal-cost multipath (ECMP)
  Layer 3 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)

  QoS
  Ingress classification based on class of service (Layer 2), IP differentiated services code point (Layer 3), IP ACL (Layer 3 / Layer 4), IP precedence (type of service) (Layer 3)
  DSCP marking
  8 numbers 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
  BGP flow spec

Management

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

Review the Cisco NCS 5500 Series supported transceivers module matrix for more details.

Table 4.             Environmental Properties

Property

Cisco NCS 5500 Series

Operating temperature

32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Non-operating (storage) temperature

–40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C)

Operating humidity

5% to 95% (noncondensing)

Note: Not to exceed 0.024kg water or dry air

Storage (relative) humidity

5% to 95% at 40°C per NEBS GR-63-Core

Note: Not to exceed 0.024kg 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

Table 5 describes regulatory standards compliance information.

Table 5.             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

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (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 NCS 5500 regulatory compliance and safety standards.

System Requirements

Fabric Cards

Requires NCS5500 2nd generation Fabric cards

Fan Trays

Requires NCS5500 2nd generation Fan trays

Ordering Information

Table 6.            Ordering Information for NCS 5500 Series Line Cards

Part number

Sub-component

Product description

Hardware

NC55-24D-BA

 

NCS 5500 Series 24 ports of 400 GE base line card bundle

NC55-24D

NCS 5000 Series 24X400 GE base line card

NC55-24D-RTU

NCS 5500 24X400 GE Right to Use License

NC55-24D-BA=

 

NCS 5500 Series 24 ports of 400 GE base line card spare bundle

NC55-24D

NCS 5000 Series 24X400 GE base line card

NC55-24D-RTU

NCS 5500 24X400 GE Right to Use License

NC55-18D12TH-SB

 

NCS 5500 Series 18 ports of 400 GE or 30 ports of 200 GE / 100 GE scale line card bundle

NC55-18D12TH-SE

NCS 5500 Series 18 ports of 400 GE or 30 ports of 200 GE / 100 GE scale line card

NC55-18D12TH-SE-RTU

NCS 5500 Series 18 ports of 40 0GE or 30 ports of 200 GE / 100 GE Right to Use License

NC55-18D12TH-SB=

 

NCS 5500 Series 18 ports of 400 GE or 30 ports of 200 GE / 100 GE scale line card spare bundle

NC55-18D12TH-SE

NCS 5500 Series 18 ports of 400 GE or 30 ports of 200 GE / 100 GE scale line card

NC55-18D12TH-SE-RTU

NCS 5500 Series 18 ports of 400 GE or 30 ports of 200 GE / 100 GE Right to Use License

Software

XR-NC55-P-07.00

 

Cisco IOS XR Software 7.0.1 Release software image

XR-NC55-PK9-07.00

 

Cisco IOS XR Software 7.0.1 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.

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