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Cisco Network Convergence System 5500 Series: Dense 25G Fixed Chassis Data Sheet

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Product Overview

According to Cisco’s 2019 VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, mobile data traffic is expected to grow at a 46 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2017 to 2022, two times faster than the growth of global IP fixed traffic during the same period. To meet this growth economically, one of the architecture option available today is Centralized RAN (C-RAN). In this architecture, the base station is separated into two parts, the Baseband Unit (BBU) and the Remote Radio Head (RRH). The baseband processing functions are centralized at the aggregation site resulting in more efficient use of resources. However, to interconnect the BBU and RRH higher speed interfaces are needed.

The Cisco® Network Convergence System (NCS) 5500 Series offers a new fixed configuration chassis, NCS-55A1-48Q6H (Figure 1) designed to support high density of interfaces up to 25GE. These systems can provide a cost-effective solution by supporting WAN connectivity to RRH and LAN connectivity to BBU on a single platform.

The Cisco NCS-55A1-48Q6H systems provide dense 1GE/10GE/25GE functionality needed for modern spine-leaf architectures and Top-of-Rack (ToR) roles. 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 Release 6.6.25.

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Figure 1.           

The Cisco NCS-55A1-48Q6H Chassis

Cisco IOS XR Software Overview

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

Software Requirement

The Cisco NCS-55A1-48Q6H fixed chassis supports Cisco IOS XR Software Release 6.6.25 and later.

Specifications

Tables 1 through 4 list key specifications for the Cisco NCS-55A1-48Q6H Fixed Chassis.

Table 1.               Features and Benefits of Cisco NCS-55A1-48Q6H Fixed Chassis (Cisco IOS XR Software 6.6.25 Release and Later)

Feature

Specification

Integrated interface

1GE/10GE/25GE/40GE/100 Gigabit Ethernet support

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

Solid-State Disk (SSD) drive

Memory 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-55A1-48Q6H Fixed Chassis Specifications

Feature

Specification

Chassis PIDs

NCS-55A1-48Q6H

Interfaces

48 ports of 1GE/10GE/25GE

6 ports of 40GE/100GE

Integrated route processor

IOS-XR 64-bit software running on 6 cores x86 CPU @ 1.9 Ghz

Management ports

2x RJ45, one for console and two for management LAN ports

Flexible forwarding ports

6x 100GE Gigabit Ethernet with QSFP28 optics

QSFP+ optics to support 40GE, 4x 10/25GE breakout options available

48x 25GE Gigabit Ethernet with SFP28 optics

SFP+ or SFP optics can be supported on SFP28 ports (refer supported transceivers module matrix for details - https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/interfaces-modules/transceiver-modules/products-device-support-tables-list.html)

System memory

32 GB

SSD drive

128 GB

Timing ports

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

Internal GNSS

Performance

Up to 1800 Gbps of system throughput

Full line rate MACsec encryption on all 6x 100G ports

Route scale

Up to 2M FIB entries

Power and cooling features

2 hot-swappable power supplies providing 1+1 redundancy

2 hot-swappable fan trays provide redundant system cooling

Power consumption

Typical: 460 W at 25 degrees Celsius

Maximum: 700 W at 55 degrees Celsius

Physical specification

Height: 1RU 1.72 in (4.37 cm)

Width:17.3 in (43.94 cm)

Depth: 26.84 in (68.19 cm)

Weight: 27.5 lbs (12.5 kg)

Table 3.               Software Features Support on Cisco NCS-55A1-48Q6H Fixed Chassis in Cisco IOS XR Software 6.6.25 Release

Feature

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 64 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)
  64-way Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP)
  L3 ingress and egress IPv4 ACL and IPv6 ACL
  Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
  Cisco Bundle Ethernet technology (up to 64 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)

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 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

Table 4.               Environmental Properties

Property

Cisco NCS 5500 Series

Normal operating temperature

Port-S Intake supply: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) - Port-S Exhaust supply: 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)

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 40°C per NEBS GR-63-Core

Altitude

0 to 9842 ft (0 to 3000 m)

Power inputs

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

Worldwide ranging DC (-40 to -72 V)

Air flow

Front to back

Back to front

Regulatory Standards Compliance

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.

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
  GB4943

EMC: emissions

  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.

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.

Ordering Information

Table 6.               Ordering Information - Vortex

Part number

Product description

Hardware

NCS-55A1-48Q6-SYS

NCS55A1 Fixed 48X25G & 6X100G Chassis

NCS-55A1-48Q6-TRK

NCS55A1 Fixed 48X25G & 6X100G HW Tracking PID

NCS-1100W-ACFW

NCS 5500 AC 1100W Power Supply Port-S Intake/Front-to-Back

NCS-1100W-ACRV

NCS 5500 AC 1100W Power Supply Port-S Exhaust/Back-to-Front

NCS-1100W-DCRV

NCS 5500 DC 1100W Power Supply Port-S Exhaust/Back-to-Front

NCS-950W-DCFW

NCS 5500 DC 950W Power Supply Port-S Intake/Front-to-Back

NCS-1RU-ACC-KIT

NCS 5500 Accessory Kit for 1RU Chassis

NC55-A1-FAN-FW

NCS 5500 Fan Tray 1RU Chassis Port-S Intake/Front-to-Back

NC55-A1-FAN-RV

NCS 5500 Fan Tray 1RU Chassis Port-S Exhaust/Back-to-Front

ESS-100G-RTU-1

Core and Aggregation Essentials SW Right-to-Use v1.0 per 100G

ADV-100G-RTU-1

Core and Aggregation Advanced SW Right-to-Use v1.0 per 100G

ESS-100G-SIA-3Y

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

ADV-100G-SIA-3Y

Core and Aggregation Advanced SIA per 100G 3-Year Subscription

Table 7.               Ordering Information

Part number

Product Description

Hardware

NCS-55A1-48Q6H

NCS55A1 Fixed 48X25G & 6X100G Chassis

NCS-1100W-ACFW

NCS 5500 AC 1100W Power Supply Port-S Intake/Front-to-Back

NCS-1100W-ACRV

NCS 5500 AC 1100W Power Supply Port-S Exhaust/Back-to-Front

NCS-1100W-DCRV

NCS 5500 DC 1100W Power Supply Port-S Exhaust/Back-to-Front

NCS-950W-DCFW

NCS 5500 DC 950W Power Supply Port-S Intake/Front-to-Back

NCS-1RU-ACC-KIT

NCS 5500 Accessory Kit for 1RU Chassis

NC55-A1-FAN-FW

NCS 5500 Fan Tray 1RU Chassis Port-S Intake/Front-to-Back

NC55-A1-FAN-RV

NCS 5500 Fan Tray 1RU Chassis Port-S Exhaust/Back-to-Front

XR-NC55-P-06.06

Cisco IOS XR IP/MPLS Core Software

XR-NC55-PK9-06.06

Cisco IOS XR IP/MPLS Core Software 3DES

NC55P-BDL-48QT

NCS 5500 SW 4 x Bundle Lic for NCS-55A1-48Q6H

NC55P-ADVL3-48QT

NCS 5500 L3VPN Lic for NCS-55A1-48Q6H

NC55P-ADVL2-48QT

NCS 5500 L2VPN Lic for NCS-55A1-48Q6H

NC55P-CRAGR-48QT

NCS 5500 Core and Aggregation Lic for NCS-55A1-48Q6H

NC55P-PEER-48QT

NCS 5500 Peering Lic for NCS-55A1-48Q6H

NC55P-ADVDC-48QT

NCS 5500 Advance Data Center Lic for NCS-55A1-48Q6H

NC55P-TIMING-F

NCS 5500 Timing and Mobility Lic for Fixed Chassis

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. The 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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