The Cisco NCS 5000 series router is not supported in the standalone mode in IOS XR Release 6.4.1. It is only supported as a satellite to the ASR 9000 Router. For information on satellite features, see Release Notes for Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers, IOS XR Release 6.4.1
Convergence System 5000 Series offers a high-density, small-form-factor MPLS
aggregation router for metro aggregation. It is designed to economically scale
large enterprise, over-the-top (OTT), and service provider Data Center
The Cisco NCS 5000
Series is an extension to Cisco’s routing platform portfolio enabling Service
Providers and MPLS enabled data center architectures to offer elastic networks
with improved business agility and simplified operations to deliver
high-bandwidth mobile, video, and cloud services.
It can also
operate as an extension shelf of Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services
Routers using Network Virtualization (nV) technology, consolidating multiple
layers in the network and dramatically reducing operational costs.
The Cisco NCS 5000 series routers are small form factor dense
aggregation systems. Powered by industry leading routing operation system, IOS-XR, the system also offers rich functions such as third party application hosting, machine-to-machine interface, telemetry and flexible package delivery.
The latest release of Cisco IOS XR operating system (Release 6.0.0 onwards) 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 Cisco IOS XR operating system enable modular delivery of software, while also offering the capability to host third-party applications on Cisco routers. These innovations deliver the 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.