Network Convergence System 1002


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The Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 1002 is a 2-RU system that delivers fully programmable, high-bandwidth capacity (up to 250 Gbps) wavelengths over distances exceeding 3000 km using existing fiber. Powered by the industry-leading Cisco IOS XR operating system, Cisco NCS 1002 offers robust functions such as third party application hosting, machine-to-machine interface, and telemetry.

NCS 1002 delivers the following benefits:

  • Supports up to 2 Tbps capacity.

  • Transports 100, 200, or 250Gbps per wavelength on the same platform through software provisioning.

  • Transports 10 GE, 40 GE, and 100 GE on the same platform through software provisioning.

  • Supports grid-less tuning for flex-grid dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM).

  • Supports different modulation formats (PM-QPSK or PM-16QAM).

  • Supports 7% or 20% Soft Decision (SD) FEC for maximum optical performance.

  • Allows for automated installation, configuration, and monitoring.

  • Supports Machine-to-machine (M2M) APIs based on YANG models for ease of configuration.

  • Supports a telemetry agent for a pub-sub model of device monitoring.

This latest release of Cisco IOS XR operating system opens up the architecture of Cisco IOS XR using a 64-bit Linux-based operating system to deliver greater agility, automation, and simplicity, while reducing the cost of operating the networks.

The innovations in this release enable incremental builds, agile workflows, and modular delivery of software, while also offering the capability to host third-party applications on Cisco routers. These innovations deliver these benefits by enabling traditional and web service providers to converge their data centers and wide area network (WAN) architectures, by making networks more programmable, and by facilitating tighter integration with popular IT configuration and management tools.

For all the versions of the Release Notes for Cisco NCS 1002, see the Release Notes URL.

Software Features Introduced in Release 6.0.1

  • The user can upgrade the firmware version of hardware components such as power modules, BIOS, CFP2, or Coherent DSP of Cisco NCS 1002. To upgrade the firmware version, see the Upgrading the Firmware Version of Power Modules section in the System Setup and Software Installation Guide for Cisco NCS 1000 Series.

  • The user can view the cumulative statistics collated for Ethernet controllers. These statistics include ingress, egress headless mode statistics. Ingress and egress statistics are available in 40G mode. For more information, see the Command Reference for Cisco NCS 1000 Series.

  • Data Models includes support for:

    • IOS-XR manageability interfaces to access the admin plane data.

    • External models through the Manageability Mapping Infrastructure (eMMI) infrastructure.

  • Telemetry includes support for:

    • A cadence from 30s to 10s to stream telemetry data; thus improving the performance.

    • An improved GPB workflow where the need to generate the .map file is eliminated.

    • Whitelist entries in the policy files to explicitly specify a list of fields to include in the streamed output.

    • Native Yang paths in the policy files to stream output based on the data models.

    • Additional options for transport and encoding to include key-value GPB encoding using YANG paths and GPB over TCP. These options are also extended to JSON encoder.

Hardware Introduced in Release 6.0.1

Release 6.0.1 Packages for Cisco NCS 1002

This table lists the Cisco IOS XR Software feature set matrix (packages) with associated filenames.

Feature Set



Composite Package

Cisco IOS XR Core Bundle + Manageability Package


Contains required core packages, including OS, Admin, Base, Forwarding, SNMP Agent, FPD, and Alarm Correlation and Netconf-yang, Telemetry, Extensible Markup Language (XML) Parser, HTTP server packages.

Individually-Installable Optional Packages

Cisco IOS XR Security Package


Support for Encryption, Decryption, Secure Shell (SSH), Secure Socket Layer (SSL), and Public-key infrastructure (PKI).

Determine Software Version

Log in to NCS 1002 and enter the show version command:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:ios# show version
Thu Mar 23 12:43:00.679 UTC
Cisco IOS XR Software, Version 6.2.1
Copyright (c) 2013-2017 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Build Information:
 Built By     : xxxxx
 Built On     : Sat Mar 11 14:32:51 PST 2017
 Build Host   : iox-lnx-063
 Workspace    : /auto/srcarchive17/production/6.2.1/ncs1k/workspace
 Version      : 6.2.1
 Location     : /opt/cisco/XR/packages/
cisco NCS-1002 () processor
System uptime is 7 hours, 56 minutes

Determine Firmware Support

Log in to NCS 1002 and enter the show hw-module fpd command:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:ios#show hw-module fpd
Wed Aug 12 13:14:43.467 IST
FPD Versions
Location Card type    HWver  FPD device         ATR    Status    Running Programd
0/0      NCS1002-K9   1.2    CDSP_PORT_05              CURRENT   3.77    3.77
0/0      NCS1002-K9   1.2    CDSP_PORT_06              CURRENT   3.77    3.77
0/0      NCS1002-K9   1.2    CDSP_PORT_12              CURRENT   3.77    3.77
0/0      NCS1002-K9   1.2    CDSP_PORT_13              CURRENT   3.77    3.77
0/0      NCS1002-K9   1.2    CDSP_PORT_19              CURRENT   3.77    3.77
0/0      NCS1002-K9   1.2    CDSP_PORT_20              CURRENT   3.77    3.77
0/0      NCS1002-K9   1.2    CDSP_PORT_26              CURRENT   3.77    3.77
0/0      NCS1002-K9   1.2    CDSP_PORT_27              CURRENT   3.77    3.77
0/0      NCS1002-K9   2.0    CFP2_PORT_05              CURRENT   4.40    4.40
0/0      NCS1002-K9   2.1    CFP2_PORT_06              CURRENT   5.52    5.52
0/0      NCS1002-K9   2.1    CFP2_PORT_12              CURRENT   5.52    5.52
0/0      NCS1002-K9   0.0    CFP2_PORT_13              CURRENT   1.01    1.01
0/0      NCS1002-K9   2.1    CFP2_PORT_19              CURRENT   5.52    5.52
0/0      NCS1002-K9   2.1    CFP2_PORT_20              CURRENT   5.52    5.52
0/0      NCS1002-K9   4.2    CFP2_PORT_26              CURRENT   3.20    3.20
0/0      NCS1002-K9   2.1    CFP2_PORT_27              CURRENT   5.52    5.52
0/0      NCS1002-K9   0.1    CTRL_BKP_LOW       B      CURRENT   2.23
0/0      NCS1002-K9   0.1    CTRL_BKP_UP        B      CURRENT   2.23
0/0      NCS1002-K9   0.1    CTRL_FPGA_LOW             CURRENT   2.23    2.23
0/0      NCS1002-K9   0.1    CTRL_FPGA_UP              CURRENT   2.23    2.23
0/RP0    NCS1K-CNTLR  0.1    BIOS_Backup        BS     CURRENT   15.10
0/RP0    NCS1K-CNTLR  0.1    BIOS_Primary       S      CURRENT   15.10   15.10
0/RP0    NCS1K-CNTLR  0.1    Daisy_Duke_BKP     BS     CURRENT   0.20
0/RP0    NCS1K-CNTLR  0.1    Daisy_Duke_FPGA    S      CURRENT   0.20    0.20
0/PM0    NCS1K-2KW-AC 0.0    PO-PriMCU                 CURRENT   4.00    4.00
0/PM1    NCS1K-2KW-AC 0.0    PO-PriMCU                 CURRENT

The above show output lists the hardware components that are supported in current release with their status. The status of the hardware must be CURRENT; Running and Programd version must be similar.

Caveats specific to NCS 1002




FCS error found in bidirectional traffic over 100GE client ports


Difference Tx and rx port packets and FCS Errors on 40G and 10G


TX -40 dBm on 2 lanes in a 40G port


Squelch should not happen when Trunk is in Internal loop


Squelch not effecting during Trunk OOS


Reprovisioning skipped during Reconfigure of same hwmodule


Hiber alarms causes errored block in the downstream


Traffic Affected during Fiber OIR with SW loop


Syncloss in 100G FEC mode