CRS with 10GE port

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Nov 20th, 2008

Hi ,


As of now we use 1 port 10GE card only (Cisco 1-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet LAN/WAN-PHY SPA) in our CRS connects to Core backbone.


We might need 10GE for access now to provide 10GE to PE ( pure ethernet not any optical technology).


I was trying to find out the line card support more 10GE port density for this purpose. Cisco support 8 port 10GE module but that is not SPA rather normal Ethernet card (Cisco CRS-1 8-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Interface Module). How is it diff than SPA to use for PE-P - MPLS link includes LSP, Qos etc feature....


Can I use this 8 port 10GE card for the above puropse ? Important thing there should not be any major limitation


Regards,

Chintan


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Giuseppe Larosa Sun, 11/23/2008 - 03:00

Hello Chintan,

in other platforms we are used to see more features or different features supported on SPA modules.


the datasheet of the 8 TenGiga


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5763/ps5862/product_data_sheet09186a008022d5e9.html


About SW it just says:

Software Compatibility


Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.0 or later


the list of features for SPA GE and 10GE


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps6267/product_data_sheet0900aecd804d884d_ps5763_Products_Data_Sheet.html


There is some more detail.


then I've gone to

www.cisco.com/go/crs


but I've found no useful info


Looking at the configuration guides, the QoS for example I didn't find any distinction about the linecards


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios_xr_sw/iosxr_r3.7/qos/configuration/guide/qc37fab.html#wp998930


Ask to your cisco account manager or even open a TAC service request to request info to be sure.


Hope to help

Giuseppe





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