Introduction

The Cisco 8000 Series Routers deliver provider-class routing functionality at data center switching density, performance, and power. These routers converge the routing and switching networking capacities in one device to cater traditional Service Provider (SP)-class.

The Cisco 8000 Series combines Cisco’s revolutionary IOS XR software, and a set of clean-sheet chassis to deliver a breakthrough in high-performance routers. The 8000 Series comprises a full range of feature-rich, highly scalable, deep-buffered, and 400G-optimized. These routers range from 10.8 Tbps in a 1-RU footprint to an industry-leading, rack-mountable modular system capable of ~172 Tbps of full duplex, line rate forwarding.

The Cisco 8000 Series includes two distinct router architectures- 8800 Series and 8200 Series.

The 8000 series routers deliver significant hardware improvements that includes:

  • State-of-the-art redundant fans

  • Network Equipment Building System (NEBS)-compliant air filters with doors for simplified line card access

  • Future-proof power capacity with power-saving internal distribution

  • New power supplies for power feed redundancy with reduced provisioning

  • Cable management for up to 864 fibers

The Cisco IOS XR7 network operating system running on Cisco 8000 Series is the enhanced version of Cisco IOS XR software. The enhancements are designed to make Cisco IOS XR7 trusted, simple, and automatable.

Trusted Network

Building a secure and trustworthy network infrastructure is the one of Cisco's major objective.

The ability to verify that a Cisco device is genuine and running authentic code depends on Cisco Secure Boot. Cisco Secure Boot ensures that the device boot image is genuine and untampered. With advanced signing technology, IOS XR7 establishes software integrity enforcement and measurement.

Even if booted securely, a router may have vulnerabilities at runtime, which may remain undetected for a long time. IOS XR7 leverages Integrated Measurement Architecture (IMA) to significantly enhance security by verifying the integrity of the software at runtime.

Simple Network

The IOS XR7 operating system runs across diverse network devices that include proprietary hardware, third party hardware and virtual network functions (VNF). Also, with IOS XR7, all critical components are modularized as packages so that customers load only what they need. Cisco software packages, customized packages, third-party software packages, as well as the router configuration, are pulled together into a single Cisco software image that is known as a Golden ISO. Customized images can now be installed consistently and with confidence across devices in the network.

Automatable Network

IOS XR 7 embraces model-driven telemetry and APIs to automate your network tasks and functions. IOS XR7 supports a comprehensive list of both native and industry-driven OpenConfig models to exchange configuration and operational data between a client and a server. To keep a check on internal system parameters, IOS XR7 supports a service processor called Board Management Controller (BMC). BMC provides specialized controllers that monitor the state of a network device. It enables monitoring and management of various aspects of the system, such as device health, log events for failure analysis, environmental control, and firmware upgrades. BMC also helps in recovering the router in case of failures.

New Hardware Introduced in this Release

This release introduces the following hardware:

  • Cisco 8201, Cisco 8808 and Cisco 8812 chassis

  • 36-port QSFP56-DD 400 GbE line card

  • 48-port QSFP28 100 GbE line card

  • Cisco 8812 and Cisco 8808 fabric card

Cisco 8201 Chassis

Figure 1. Cisco 8201

The Cisco 8201 (8201-SYS) is a fixed chassis router. This chassis delivers up to 10.8 Tbps of network bandwidth with dramatically lower power consumption than contemporary 10 Tbps systems.

Cisco 8808 Chassis

Figure 2. Cisco 8808

The Cisco 8808 (8808-SYS) is a modular chassis router that supports upto 8 line cards, 8 fabric cards and 2 route processor cards. This chassis delivers up to 115.2 Tbps bandwidth.

Cisco 8812 Chassis

Figure 3. Cisco 8812

The Cisco 8812 (8812-SYS) is a modular chassis router that supports upto 12 line cards, 8 fabric cards and 2 route processor cards. This chassis delivers up to 14.4 Tbps per line card through 100 and 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports.

36-port QSFP56-DD 400 GbE Line Card

Figure 4. 36-port 400 GbE Line Card

The 36-port QSFP56-DD 400 GbE line card (8800-LC-36FH) provides 14.4 Tbps via 36 QSFP56-DD ports. It provides up to 144 ports of 100 GbE via breakout and supports QSFP+, QSFP28, and QSFP56-DD modules.

48-port QSFP28 100 GbE Line Card

Figure 5. 48-port 100 GbE Line Card

The 48-port QSFP28 100 GbE line card (8800-LC-48H) provides 4.8 Tbps with MACsec support on all ports. It also supports QSFP+ optics 40G (4x10G breakout only).

Cisco 8812 Fabric Card

Figure 6. Cisco 8812 FC

Cisco 8808 Fabric Card

Figure 7. Cisco 8808 FC

The Cisco 8812 and Cisco 8808 chassis is powered by 8 fabric cards (8812-FC and 8808-FC) that provide 7+1-line rate redundancy. In addition, the fabric card supports a separate operational mode with 4+1 fabric card redundancy to provide an entry-level option for systems with only the 48-port 100 GbE line card.

New Software Features Introduced in this Release

  • Routing Protocols—BGP, OSPF, and ISIS

  • IPv4 and IPv6 Routing

  • Segment Routing

  • MPLS

  • Multicast

  • Quality of Service (Qos)

  • Access List (ACL)

  • NetFlow

  • Traffic Mirroring using ERSPAN

  • IPinIP

  • CDP

  • LLDP

  • Priority Flow Control

  • System Management

  • System Security

  • Interfaces:
    • Physical Interface and Physical sub-interface—100G, 400G, 40G, and 10G

    • Bundle

Release 7.0.12 Packages

The Cisco IOS XR software is composed of a base image (ISO) that provides the XR infrastructure. The ISO image is made up of a set of packages (also called RPMs). These packages are of three types:

  • A mandatory package that is included in the ISO

  • An optional package that is included in the ISO

  • An optional package that is not included in the ISO

To determine the Cisco IOS XR Software packages installed on your router, log in to the router and enter the show install active command:

To know about all the RPMs installed including XR, OS and other components use the show install active all command

The software modularity approach provides a flexible model that allows you to install a subset of IOS XR packages on devices based on your individual requirements. All critical components are modularized as packages so that you can select the features that you want to run on your router.


Note

The above show command output displays mandatory packages that are installed on the router. To view the optional and bug fix RPM packages, first install the package and use the show install active summary command.


System Requirements

Supported Hardware

For a complete list of supported optics, hardware and ordering information, see the Cisco 8000 Series Data Sheet.

Bugs

This section lists the open bugs for Cisco 8000 Series Routers.

Bug ID

Headline

CSCvt27030

On booting a Cisco 8201 router with XR 7012 image, show fpd may display BMC fpds in NOT READY state.

CSCvt43772

Performing a commit replace of entire router configuration followed by loading of configuration or rollback of configuration may cause router to be in inconsistent state.

Determine Software Version

Log in to the router and enter the show version command:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# show version
Wed Jan 15 21:45:57.239 UTC
Cisco IOS XR Software, Version 7.0.12 LNT
Copyright (c) 2013-2020 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Build Information:
Built By     : <username>
Built On     : Sat Mar 14 14:18:11 UTC 2020
Build Host   : iox-ucs-033
Workspace    : /auto/srcarchive17/prod/7.0.12/8000/ws
Version      : 7.0.12
Label        : 7.0.12

cisco 8000
System uptime is 2 days, 18 hours, 44 minutes

Determine Firmware Support

Log in to the router and enter show fpd package command:

Cisco 8201

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# show fpd package
==================================== ================================================
                                        Field Programmable Device Package
                                ================================================
                                               Req     SW      Min Req   Min Req
Card Type            FPD Description           Reload  Ver     SW Ver  Board Ver
=================== ========================== ====== ======= ======== =========
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8201                 Bios                       YES     1.15    1.15    0.0  
                     BiosGolden                 YES     1.15    1.15    0.0  
                     BmcFitPrimary              YES     0.550   0.550   0.0  
                     BmcFpga                    YES     1.00    1.00    0.0  
                     BmcFpgaGolden              YES     1.00    0.86    0.0  
                     BmcTamFw                   YES     5.06    5.06    0.0  
                     BmcTamFwGolden             YES     5.06    5.05    0.0  
                     BmcUbootPrimary            YES     1.00    1.00    0.0  
                     IoFpga                     YES     1.00    1.00    0.1  
                     IoFpgaGolden               YES     1.00    0.48    0.1  
                     SsdIntelS3520              YES     1.21    1.21    0.0  
                     SsdIntelS4510              YES    11.02   11.02    0.0  
                     SsdMicron5100              YES     7.01    7.01    0.0  
                     x86Fpga                    YES     1.00    1.00    0.0  
                     x86FpgaGolden              YES     1.00    0.48    0.0  
                     x86TamFw                   YES     5.06    5.06    0.0  
                     x86TamFwGolden             YES     5.06    5.05    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PWR-1.4KW-ACPE       DC-PrimMCU                 NO     31.00   31.00    0.0  
                     DC-SecMCU                  NO     16.00   16.00    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PWR-1.4KW-ACPE-TLV   DC-PrimMCU                 NO     31.00   31.00    0.0  
                     DC-SecMCU                  NO     16.00   16.00    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PWR-1.4KW-ACPI       DC-PrimMCU                 NO     31.00   31.00    0.0  
                     DC-SecMCU                  NO     16.00   16.00    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PWR-1.4KW-ACPI-TLV   DC-PrimMCU                 NO     31.00   31.00    0.0  
                     DC-SecMCU                  NO     16.00   16.00    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PWR-2KW-ACPE         PO-PrimMCU                 NO     17.54   17.54    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PWR-2KW-ACPE-TLV     PO-PrimMCU                 NO     17.54   17.54    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PWR-2KW-ACPI         PO-PrimMCU                 NO     17.56   17.56    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PWR-2KW-ACPI-TLV     PO-PrimMCU                 NO     17.56   17.56    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PWR-2KW-DCPE         PO-PrimMCU                 NO      1.07    1.07    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PWR-2KW-DCPE-TLV     PO-PrimMCU                 NO      1.07    1.07    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PWR-2KW-DCPI         PO-PrimMCU                 NO      1.07    1.07    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PWR-2KW-DCPI-TLV     PO-PrimMCU                 NO      1.07    1.07    0.0  

Cisco 8812

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# show fpd package
=============================== ================================================
                                        Field Programmable Device Package
                                ================================================
                                               Req     SW      Min Req   Min Req
Card Type            FPD Description           Reload  Ver     SW Ver  Board Ver
=================== ========================== ====== ======= ======== =========
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8800-LC-36H          Bios                       YES     1.15    1.15    0.0  
                     BiosGolden                 YES     1.15    1.15    0.0  
                     EthSwitch                  YES     1.01    1.01    0.0  
                     EthSwitchGolden            YES     1.01    0.07    0.0  
                     IoFpga                     YES     1.01    1.01    0.0  
                     IoFpgaGolden               YES     1.01    0.08    0.0  
                     SsdIntelS3520              YES     1.21    1.21    0.0  
                     SsdIntelS4510              YES    11.02   11.02    0.0  
                     SsdMicron5100              YES     7.01    7.01    0.0  
                     x86Fpga                    YES     1.01    1.01    0.0  
                     x86FpgaGolden              YES     1.01    0.33    0.0  
                     x86TamFw                   YES     5.06    5.06    0.0  
                     x86TamFwGolden             YES     5.06    5.05    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8800-LC-48H          Bios                       YES     1.15    1.15    0.0  
                     BiosGolden                 YES     1.15    1.15    0.0  
                     EthSwitch                  YES     1.01    1.01    0.0  
                     EthSwitchGolden            YES     1.01    0.07    0.0  
                     IoFpga                     YES     1.01    1.01    0.0  
                     IoFpgaGolden               YES     1.01    0.08    0.0  
                     SsdIntelS3520              YES     1.21    1.21    0.0  
                     SsdIntelS4510              YES    11.02   11.02    0.0  
                     SsdMicron5100              YES     7.01    7.01    0.0  
                     x86Fpga                    YES     1.01    1.01    0.0  
                     x86FpgaGolden              YES     1.01    0.33    0.0  
                     x86TamFw                   YES     5.06    5.06    0.0  
                     x86TamFwGolden             YES     5.06    5.05    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8800-RP              Bios                       YES     1.15    1.15    0.0  
                     BiosGolden                 YES     1.15    1.15    0.0  
                     BmcFitPrimary              YES     0.550   0.550   0.0  
                     BmcFpga                    YES     1.01    1.01    0.0  
                     BmcFpgaGolden              YES     1.01    0.19    0.0  
                     BmcTamFw                   YES     5.06    5.06    0.0  
                     BmcTamFwGolden             YES     5.06    5.05    0.0  
                     BmcUbootPrimary            YES     1.00    1.00    0.0  
                     EthSwitch                  YES     1.00    1.00    0.0  
                     EthSwitchGolden            YES     1.00    0.07    0.0  
                     SsdIntelS3520              YES     1.21    1.21    0.0  
                     SsdIntelS4510              YES    11.02   11.02    0.0  
                     SsdMicron5100              YES     7.01    7.01    0.0  
                     TimingFpga                 YES     1.00    1.00    0.0  
                     TimingFpgaGolden           YES     1.00    0.11    0.0  
                     x86Fpga                    YES     1.02    1.02    0.0  
                     x86FpgaGolden              YES     1.02    0.24    0.0  
                     x86TamFw                   YES     5.06    5.06    0.0  
                     x86TamFwGolden             YES     5.06    5.05    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8808-FAN             FTFPGAGolden               NO      1.00    0.16    0.0  
                     FTFPGAUpgrade              NO      1.00    1.00    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8808-FC              IoFpga                     YES     1.00    1.00    0.0  
                     IoFpgaGolden               YES     1.00    0.05    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8812-FAN             FTFPGAGolden               NO      1.00    0.16    0.0  
                     FTFPGAUpgrade              NO      1.00    1.00    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8812-FC              IoFpga                     YES     1.00    1.00    0.0  
                     IoFpgaGolden               YES     1.00    0.05    0.0  
                     Retimer                    YES     2.00    2.00    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8818-FAN             FTFPGAGolden               NO      1.00    0.16    0.0  
                     FTFPGAUpgrade              NO      1.00    1.00    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8818-FC              IoFpga                     YES     1.00    1.00    0.0  
                     IoFpgaGolden               YES     1.00    0.05    0.0  
                     Retimer                    YES     2.00    2.00    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PSU6.3KW-HV          DT-LogicMCU                NO      4.11    4.11    0.0  
                     DT-PrimMCU                 NO      4.01    4.01    0.0  
                     DT-SecMCU                  NO      4.00    4.00    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PWR-4.4KW-DC-V3      DT-LogicMCU                NO      3.00    3.00    0.0  
                     DT-Prim1MCU                NO      3.00    3.00    0.0  
                     DT-Prim2MCU                NO      3.00    3.00    0.0  
                     DT-Sec1MCU                 NO      3.00    3.00    0.0  
                     DT-Sec2MCU                 NO      3.00    3.00    0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PWR-4.8KW-DC         PrimMCU                    NO      0.02    0.02    0.0  


Note

The show fpd package command lists 8818-FC, and 8818-FAN. However, these hardware are not supported. There is no functionality impact on the router.


Important Notes

  • The warning message that the smart licensing evaluation period has expired is displayed in the console every hour. There is, however, no functionality impact on the device. The issue is seen on routers that do not have the Flexible Consumption licensing model enabled. To stop the repetitive messaging, register the device with the smart licensing server and enable the Flexible Consumption model. Later load a new registration token.

    To register the device with the smart licensing server, refer the Configure Smart Licensing chapter in the System Management Configuration Guide for Cisco 8000 Series Routers.