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Cisco Network Convergence System 5500 Series: 48 x 1/10/25G Line Card Data Sheet

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The new Cisco NCS 5500 48 x 1/10/25G line card improves port density for low-speed interfaces within the family of modular NCS 5500 chassis.

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 using flexible interfaces and port densities, along with full bandwidth utilization of the forwarding ASIC.

The Cisco NC55-32T16Q4H line card (Figure 1) provides a mix of 1/10G, 10/25G, and 40/100G to optimally support aggregation applications as needed for example in the mobile backhaul market.

This line card can be used in any of the NCS 5500 Series of modular chassis.

Cisco NCS 5500 Series 48-port 1/10/25G base line card

Figure 1.            

Cisco NCS 5500 Series 48-port 1/10/25G base line card

The line card supports SFP/SFP+ on the 1/10G ports, SFP+/SFP28 on the 10/25G ports, and QSFP+/QSFP28 on the 40/100G ports.

Cisco IOS XR Software overview

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

For a complete list of supported features, refer to the Cisco Feature Navigator.

Software requirements

The new NCS 5500 line card will be supported on Cisco IOS XR Software release 7.2.2 or later.

Features and benefits

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

Table 1.        Features and benefits of the Cisco NCS 5500 Series 48 x 1/10/25G line card (Cisco IOS XR Software 7.2.2 or later)

Feature

Benefit

Integrated interface

1 GE, 10 GE, 25 GE, 40 GE, 100GE

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 route processor

Redundant system controller

Redundant fabric cards

Redundant fan tray

Redundant AC or DC power supply

Table 2.        Features and benefits of the NCS 5500 Series 48 x 1/10/25G line card

Feature

Benefit

Product ID (PID)

NC55-32T16Q4H-A

Specifications

  32 ports 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet
  16 ports 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet
  4 ports 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet
  1 forwarding ASIC
  On-chip tables for minimum of 256k IPv4 or 64k IPv6 routes (350k IPv4 or 160k IPv6 internet prefix distribution)
  On-chip tables for 786K IPv4 host routes, MAC, and MPLS labels
  On-chip Ternary Content-Addressable Memory (TCAM) for network Access Control Lists (ACLs) and QoS
  Supports SyncE and IEEE1588 PTP in combination with route processor NC55-RP-E
  Supports Class-C Timing in combination with route processor NC55-RP2-E

Power consumption

Line card with transceivers:

Typical: 306 watts

Maximum: 370 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: 13.22 lbs (5.99 kg) without optics

Table 3.        Software feature support on NCS 5500 modular chassis in Cisco IOS XR Software

Note:      The list of supported features is not exhaustive, and some features are supported in later software releases.

Feature

Benefit

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
  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 subinterfaces
  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 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)

  Quality of Service (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
  BGP flow spec

Management

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

Supported transceiver modules

Please visit the Cisco Optics Compatibility Matrix tool to review the supported transceiver/optic module support.

Table 4.        Environmental properties

Feature

Benefit

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)

Air flow

Front to back

Table 5.        Regulatory standards compliance: Safety and EMC

Feature

Benefit

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.

Ordering information

Table 6.        Ordering information for NCS 5500 Series line cards

Part number

Subcomponent

Product description

NC55-32T16Q4H-BA

 

NCS 5500 Series 48 ports of 1/10/25 GE base line card bundle for perpetual pay-as-you-grow consumption model

NC55-32T16Q4H-A

NCS 5500 32x10, 16x25, and 4x100 Line Card Base

NC55-32T16Q4H-LIC

NCS 5500 32X10,16X25, and 4X100 Line Card Base Right-to-Use Lic

NC55-32T16Q4H-BA=

 

NCS 5500 Series 48 ports of 1/10/25 GE base line card spare bundle for perpetual pay-as-you-grow consumption model

NC55-32T16Q4H-A

NCS 5500 32x10, 16x25, and 4x100 Line Card Base

NC55-32T16Q4H-LIC

NCS 5500 32X10, 16X25, and 4X100 Line Card Base Right-to-Use Lic

NC-55-32T16Q4H-A

NC-55-32T16Q4H-A

NCS 5500 Series 48 ports of 1/10/25 GE base line card with Flexible Consumption Model (Requires Smart Licensing)

NC-55-32T16Q4H-A=

NC-55-32T16Q4H-A

NCS 5500 Series 48 ports of 1/10/25 GE base line card with Flexible Consumption Model (Requires Smart Licensing) spare

Software

XR-NC55-P-07.02

 

Cisco IOS XR Software 7.2.2 Release software image

XR-NC55-PK9-07.02

 

Cisco IOS XR Software 7.2.2 Release software crypto image

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 routers have 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

Reference links to product-specific environmental sustainability information that is mentioned in relevant sections of this data sheet are provided in the following table:

Sustainability topic

Reference

General

Power

Idle, typical, or max product power

Table 2. Product specifications

Power calculator

Please check here

Material

Unit weight

Table 2. Product specifications

Cisco makes the packaging data available for informational purposes only. It may not reflect the most current legal developments, and Cisco does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that it is complete, accurate, or up to date. This information is subject to change without notice.

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