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



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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

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

There is some more detail.

then I've gone to

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

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

Hope to help



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