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 250 Gbps 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 new 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.

Release Packages for Cisco NCS 1002

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, IP Security (IPSec), Secure Shell (SSH), Secure Socket Layer (SSL), and Public-key infrastructure (PKI).

System Requirement

Memory Configuration

At least 16 GB RAM

Supported Hardware

For a complete list of supported optics, hardware and ordering information, see the data sheet.

To install Cisco NCS 1001, see the Hardware Installation Guide.

Supported MIBs

The following MIBs are supported in NCS 1002.














  • IEEE8023-LAG-MIB
















Upgrade Notes

Please read the following before upgrading the software to R7.0.1 to avoid RMA of NCS 1002.

  • Disable auto FPD upgrade before upgrading the software from R6.3.x or R6.5.x to R7.0.1.

Determine Software Version

Log in to NCS 1002 and enter the show version command

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:ios#show version
Thu Aug 29 16:51:36.860 IST
Cisco IOS XR Software, Version 7.0.1
Copyright (c) 2013-2019 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Build Information:
 Built By     : ahoang
 Built On     : Sun Aug 25 00:00:54 PDT 2019
 Built Host   : iox-ucs-022
 Workspace    : /auto/srcarchive15/prod/7.0.1/ncs1k/ws
 Version      : 7.0.1
 Location     : /opt/cisco/XR/packages/

cisco NCS-1002 () processor
System uptime is 1 day 20 hours 8 minutes

Determine Firmware Support

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

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:ios#show hw-module fpd
Thu Aug 29 16:51:51.883 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                  CFP2_PORT_05         NOT READY                
0/0        NCS1002-K9            4.2   CFP2_PORT_06         CURRENT    3.20    3.20  
0/0        NCS1002-K9                  CFP2_PORT_12         NOT READY                
0/0        NCS1002-K9            2.1   CFP2_PORT_13         CURRENT    5.52    5.52  
0/0        NCS1002-K9            4.2   CFP2_PORT_19         CURRENT    3.20    3.20  
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           14.50  
0/RP0      NCS1K-CNTLR           0.1   BIOS_Primary      S  CURRENT   14.50   14.50  
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  

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 Program version must be similar.

Open Caveats for NCS 1002

Table 1.

Caveat ID Number



NCS 1002: BIOS bootup and stuck in initctl: after reload.


NCS 1002: After fpd upgrade all, REQ is required for BIOS Backup

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