Cisco Network Convergence System 5700 Series: NCS-57C3 Fixed Chassis Data Sheet

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Product overview

As the world adapts to newer ways of operation, we see tremendous growth in internet usage driven by an increasing rate of digitization along with a rush to adopt a cloud-first approach. Meeting up with this demand would require significant investment from organizations. A robust and scalable solution offering best-in-class capabilities at a lower operating cost is what they need in order to expand their infrastructure and establish intelligent connections.

The Cisco® Network Convergence System 57C3 Series Routers (hereinafter referred to as the NCS 57C3) are designed for cost-effective delivery of next-generation networking services. These are high-capacity and low-power-consuming devices available in a 3-rack-unit compact form factor. The chassis along with the Modular Port Adapters (MPAs) provide options of using different types of interfaces ranging from 1GE to 400GE along with industry-leading MACSec encryption and Class C Timing support. These devices also provide Control Plane redundancy, thereby enabling high availability and reliability.

The Cisco NCS 57C3 Series Routers are well equipped for a range of applications such as Carrier Ethernet Aggregation, Subscriber Services, Business Ethernet, Mobile Edge, Campus, Peering and Core roles. Powered by the industry-leading Cisco IOS® XR Software, the NCS 57C3 supports a rich and comprehensive set of features like QoS, IP/MPLS, Segment Routing, SRv6, and Ethernet VPN (EVPN).

The Cisco NCS-57C3-MOD-SYS (Base) chassis

Figure 1.            

The Cisco NCS-57C3-MOD-SYS (Base) chassis

The Cisco NCS-57C3-MODS-SYS (Scale) chassis

Figure 2.            

The Cisco NCS-57C3-MODS-SYS (Scale) chassis

Cisco NCS 57C3 chassis components

Specification

NC57-MOD-RP2-E Route Processor

NC57-MOD-RP2-E Route Processor

8 cores at 2 GHz

32GB DRAM

256GB Flash

1 USB

Console

Management Ethernet

Cisco IOS XR Software overview

The Cisco NCS-57C3 Series is powered by an industry-leading, carrier-class, 64-bit version of IOS XR NOS 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.

Software requirement

The Cisco NCS-57C3-MOD-SYS fixed chassis supports Cisco IOS XR Software Release 7.4.1 and later.

The Cisco NCS-57C3-MODS-SYS fixed chassis supports Cisco IOS XR Software Release 7.4.1 and later.

Specifications

Tables 1 through 5 list key specifications for the Cisco NCS 57C3 Series fixed chassis.

Table 1.        Features and benefits of Cisco NCS 57C3 Series fixed chassis (Cisco IOS XR Software 7.4.1 Release and later)

Feature

Specification

Interface

1/10/25/100/200/400G QSFP DD, CFP2 DCO Gigabit Ethernet support using fixed and MPA ports

Industry-leading, carrier-class Cisco IOS XR Software

Visibility and telemetry

Machine-to-machine interface

Application hosting

Flexible platform and packaging

Modularity

Automation

Power consumption

Ultra-low power per Gigabit Ethernet

Redundancy

Redundant Control Plane

Redundant fan tray

Redundant AC or DC power supply

Table 2.        Cisco NCS 57C3 chassis specification

Description

Specification

Chassis PID

Flexible Consumption Model (FCM):

NCS-57C3-MOD-SYS: NCS 57C3 Fixed 48x 1/10/25G + 8x 100G and 3x MPA Base Chassis

NCS-57C3-MODS-SYS: NCS 57C3 Fixed 48x 1/10/25G + 4x 100G and 3x MPA Scale Chassis

Perpetual Licensing (BAU):

NCS-57C3-MOD-S: NCS 57C3 Fixed 48x 1/10/25G + 8x 100G and 3x MPA Base Chassis

NCS-57C3-MOD-SE-S: NCS 57C3 Fixed 48x 1/10/25G + 4x 100G and 3x MPA Scale Chassis

Port configuration

Base chassis:

Fixed - 48 port 1/10/25G and 8 port 100G

Modular Port Adapters (MPAs) - Maximum 3 units of MPA (Slot 1 – 400G, Slot 2 and Slot 3 – 800G)

Scale chassis:

Fixed - 48 port 1/10/25G and 4 port 100G

Modular Port Adapters (MPAs) - Maximum 3 units of MPA (Slot 1 – 400G, Slot 2 and Slot 3 – 800G)

Modular Port Adapter (MPA)

Flexible Consumption Model (FCM):

NC57-MPA-2D4H-FC (New): NCS 5700 4X QSFP-DD MPA

NC55-MPA-2TH-S-FC: NCS 5500 2X200G CFP2 MPA

NC55-MPA-1TH2H-FC: NCS 5500 1X200G CFP2 + 2X100G QSFP28 MPA

NC55-MPA-12T-S-FC: NCS 5500 12X10G MPA

NC55-MPA-4H-S-FC: NCS 5500 4X100G QSFP28 MPA

Perpetual (BAU):

NC57-MPA-2D4H-S (New): NCS 5700 4X QSFP-DD MPA

NC55-MPA-2TH-S: NCS 5500 2X200G CFP2 MPA

NC55-MPA-1TH2H-S: NCS 5500 1X200G CFP2 + 2X100G QSFP28 MPA

NC55-MPA-12T-S: NCS 5500 12X10G MPA

NC55-MPA-4H-S: NCS 5500 4X100G QSFP28 MPA

Performance

Up to 2.4 Tbps/1 BPPS of system throughput

Route scale

Base chassis: Up to 2 M FIB entries

Scale chassis: Up to 4 M FIB entries

Timing ports

Internal GNSS receiver module with GPS

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

Power and cooling

2 hot-swappable power supplies provide 1 + 1 redundancy

Front-to-back airflow

6 hot-swappable fan trays provide 5 + 1 redundant system cooling

Power consumption

(with no MPA and IMIX traffic)

Base chassis

Typical (25°C): 445W

Maximum (50°C): 675W

Scale chassis

Typical (25°C): 485W

Maximum (50°C): 735W

Physical specification of chassis

Dimensions

Weight

Width – 438 mm

Height – 130.5 mm

Depth – 284 mm

Scale chassis (SE) – 24.5 lbs (11.12 kg)

Base chassis (non-SE) – 24.8 lbs (11.25 kg)

Fan tray 1 – 0.53 lbs (0.24 kg)

Fan tray 2 – 1.1 lbs (0.49 kg)

Route Processor – 1.65 lbs (0.75 kg)

Power supply unit – 2.27 lbs (1.03 kg)

For power consumption and physical specification of MPAs, please refer to NCS 5700 Series MPA data sheet and NCS 55A2 MOD data sheet.

Table 3.        Software feature support on NCS 57C3 in Cisco IOS XR 7.4.1 Release and later

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 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)
  Carrier Ethernet Services

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)

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

  Label switching
  Label Distribution Protocol (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)

Multicast

  IPv4, IPv6
  PIM-SM, PIM-SSM
  IGMPv3, MLDv2
  PIM-ECMP
  mLDP
  P2MP-TE
  Tree-SID

Quality of Service (QoS)

  Hierarchical QoS
  Ingress classification based on Class of Service (L2), IP differentiated service code point (DSCP) (L3), IP ACL (L3/L4), IP precedence (type of service) (L3)
  DSCP marking
  8 queues for user traffic
  Support for priority queuing

Timing

  SyncE, G.8265.1, G.8275.1, G.8275.2
  G.8273.2 Class C support on ports 8-39 (base chassis) and ports 8-35 (scale chassis)
  G.8273.2 Class B support on other fixed ports

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; Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v3; and Route Policy Language (RPL) support
  Layer 2 ingress ACLs
  Layer 3 ingress ACLs

MACsec encryption

  IEEE 802.1AE standards-based Layer 2 hop-by-hop encryption that provides data confidentiality and integrity for media access independent protocols
  Supported on 24 out of 48 SFP28 ports (on fixed ports 0-7, 40-55 [base chassis] and 0-7, 36-51 [scale chassis])

Management

  MIB, XML, JSON, GPB, and SNMP
  MPLS Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) (Label Switched Path [LSP] ping, LSP traceroute)
  Ethernet OAM

For more details on features supported on NCS 57C3 Series routers, refer to Release Notes for IOS-XR 7.4.1 and later.

Supported transceivers modules

Check the Cisco NCS 5700 Series supported transceivers module matrix: https://tmgmatrix.cisco.com

Environment

Table 4.        Environmental properties

Property

Specifications

Normal operating temperature (at 1800 m)

0-50°C

0-45°C (with NC57-MPA-2D4H-FC & low-powered 400G optics)

Non-operating (storage) temperature

–40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C)

Operating humidity

Normal: 5% RH to 85% RH

Short term: 5% to 95% RH

Should not exceed 0.026 kg water/kg of dry air

Storage (relative) humidity

5% to 95% at 40C per NEBS GR-63-Core

Altitude

0 to 9842 ft (0 to 3000 m)

Power inputs

Worldwide ranging AC: 90-240V; 50-60 Hz

Worldwide ranging DC: -40V to -72V; Power ON at -45V

Air flow

Front to back

Regulatory standards compliance

Table 5.        Regulatory standards compliance: Safety and EMC

Specification

Description

Regulatory compliance

Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2014/30/EU and 2014/35/EU.

Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS)

Designed to meet:

  GR-63-CORE
  GR-1089-CORE

Safety

UL 62368-1 Third Edition

CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 62368-1, Third Edition

EN 60950-1 Second Edition

IEC 60950-1 Second Edition

IEC 62368-1: 2018, Third Edition

EN 62368-1: 2020, Third Edition

AS/NZS 62368.1

EMC standards

FCC 47CFR15

AS/NZS CISPR 32

EN55032/EN55022

CISPR 32/CISPR 22

ICES-003

VCCI

KN32

CNS-13438

EN61000-3-2 Power Line Harmonics

EN61000-3-3 Voltage Changes, Fluctuations, and Flicker

EMC immunity

IEC/EN61000-4-2

IEC/EN61000-4-3

IEC/EN61000-4-4

IEC/EN61000-4-5

IEC/EN61000-4-6

IEC/EN61000-4-8

IEC/EN61000-4-11

EN 300 386 C-4

EN55022 EN55024/CISPR 24 I

EN55035/CISPR 35

EN61000-6-1

KN35

Additional information related to NCS57C3 regulatory compliance and safety standards.

Ordering information

Table 6.        Ordering information – Flexible Consumption Model Hardware

Part number

Description

NCS-57C3-MOD-SYS

NCS 57C3 Base Chassis, Fixed ports - 48X25G, 8X100, & 3XMPA Chassis

NCS-57C3-MODS-SYS

NCS 57C3 Scale Chassis, Fixed ports - 48X25G, 4X100, & 3XMPA Chassis

NC57-MPA-2D4H-FC

NCS 5500/5700 2X400G or 4X200G QSFP-DD MPA

NC55-MPA-2TH-S-FC

NCS 5500 2X200G CFP2 MPA

NC55-MPA-1TH2H-FC

NCS 5500 1X200G CFP2 + 2X100G QSFP28 MPA

NC55-MPA-12T-S-FC

NCS 5500 12X10G MPA

NC55-MPA-4H-S-FC

NCS 5500 4X100G QSFP28 MPA

NC57-MOD-RP2-E

Route Processor for MOD Chassis

NC57-1600W-ACFW

NCS 57C3 AC 1600W Power Supply Port-S Intake/Front-to-Back

NC57-1600W-DCFW

NCS 57C3 DC 1560W Power Supply Port-S Intake/Front-to-Back

NC57-C3-FAN1-FW

NCS 57C3 Fan Tray 1 Chassis Port-S Intake/Front-to-Back Port-Side Intake

NC57-C3-FAN2-FW

NCS 57C3 Fan Tray 2 Chassis Port-S Intake/Front-to-Back Port-Side Intake

NC57-3RU-ACC-KIT

NCS 5700 Accessory Kit for 3RU Chassis

Table 7.        Ordering information - Flexible Consumption Model Software Licenses

Part number

Description

ESS-100G-RTU-2

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

ADN-100G-RTU-2

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

ESS-100G-SIA-3

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

ADN-100G-SIA-3

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

ESS-100G-SIA-5

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

ADN-100G-SIA-5

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

Table 8.        Ordering information – Perpetual Hardware

Part number

Description

NCS-57C3-MOD-S

NCS 57C3 Base Chassis, Fixed Ports - 48X25G, 8X100, & 3XMPA Chassis

NCS-57C3-MOD-SE-S

NCS 57C3 Scale Chassis, Fixed Ports - 48X25G, 4X100, & 3XMPA Chassis

NC57-MPA-2D4H-S

NCS 5500/5700 2X400G or 4X200G QSFP-DD MPA

NC55-MPA-2TH-S

NCS 5500 2X200G CFP2 MPA

NC55-MPA-1TH2H-S

NCS 5500 1X200G CFP2 + 2X100G QSFP28 MPA

NC55-MPA-12T-S

NCS 5500 12X10G MPA

NC55-MPA-4H-S

NCS 5500 4X100G QSFP28 MPA

NC57-MOD-RP2-E

Route Processor for MOD Chassis

NC57-1600W-ACFW

NCS 57C3 AC 1600W Power Supply Port-S Intake/Front-to-Back

NC57-1600W-DCFW

NCS 57C3 DC 1560W Power Supply Port-S Intake/Front-to-Back

NC57-C3-FAN1-FW

NCS 57C3 Fan Tray (40mm) Chassis Port-S Intake/Front-to-Back Port-Side Intake

NC57-C3-FAN2-FW

NCS 57C3 Fan Tray (60mm) Chassis Port-S Intake/Front-to-Back Port-Side Intake

NC57-3RU-ACC-KIT

NCS 5700 Accessory Kit for 3RU Chassis

Table 9.        Ordering information – Perpetual Software Licenses

Part number

Product description

XR-NC55-P-07.04

Cisco IOS XR IP/MPLS Core Software

XR-NC55-PK9-07.04

Cisco IOS XR IP/MPLS Core Software 3DES

NC55P-TIMING-F

NCS 5500 Timing and Mobility Lic for Fixed Chassis

NC55P-BASIC-LSR

NCS 5500 Basic MPLS LSR License

NC55P-ADVL3-100S

NCS 5500 L3VPN Lic for NCS 5500 Scale per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-ADVL2-100S

NCS 5500 L2VPN Lic for NCS 5500 Scale per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-CRAGR-100S

NCS 5500 Core and Aggr Lic for NCS 5500 Scale per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-PEER-100S

NCS 5500 Peering Lic for NCS 5500 Scale per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-ADVDC-100S

NCS 5500 Adv Data Center Lic for NCS 5500 Scale per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-MSEC-100T

NCS 5500 MACsec Lic for NCS 5500 Base and Scale per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-ADVL3-100T

NCS 5500 L3VPN Lic for NCS 5500 Base per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-ADVL2-100T

NCS 5500 L2VPN Lic for NCS 5500 Base per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-CRAGR-100T

NCS 5500 Core and Aggr Lic for NCS 5500 Base per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-PEER-100T

NCS 5500 Peering Lic for NCS 5500 Base per 100G Bandwidth

NC55P-ADVDC-100T

NCS 5500 Adv Data Center Lic for NCS 5500 Base per 100G Bandwidth

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.

Product sustainability

Table 10.     Cisco environmental sustainability information

Sustainability topic

Reference

General

Information on product-material-content laws and regulations

Materials

Information on electronic waste laws and regulations, including our products, batteries, and packaging

WEEE Compliance

Information on product takeback and reuse program

Cisco Takeback and Reuse Program

Sustainability inquiries

Contact: csr_inquiries@cisco.com

Countries and regions supported

Table 5. Regulatory standards compliance: Safety and EMC

Predicted MTBF (at 40°C with credit from NCS-55A2 series in accordance with Telecordia issue 3)

NCS-57C3-MOD-SYS

505,736 hours

NCS-57C3-MODS-SYS

486,445 hours

Power

Power consumption

Table 2. Cisco NCS 57C3 chassis specification

Material

Product packaging weight and materials

Contact: environment@cisco.com

Weight

Table 2. Cisco NCS 57C3 chassis specification

Warranty

The Cisco NCS 5500 Series has a one-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 Smart Net Total Care® 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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