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Need Cisco Router that can support Fiber optics

Hello everybody,

I need Cisco Router that can support at least two port of fiber optic..can you anybody suggest any model for me.......thanks in advance

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Need Cisco Router that can support Fiber optics

New Member

Need Cisco Router that can support Fiber optics

this switch and i need router

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Need Cisco Router that can support Fiber optics

What is the fibre optic speed you plan to push (per interface).

If total is > 1Gbps, then you should be looking at an ASR1002, RP1 with ESP5 as a minimum.

New Member

Need Cisco Router that can support Fiber optics

Master I need at least 4 - 10 GBps per interface

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Need Cisco Router that can support Fiber optics

Mohammad,

10 Gbps PER INTERFACE????? 

You opened the thread by saying "at LEAST TWO interfaces".  Exactly how many interfaces do you think you will need?

New Member

Need Cisco Router that can support Fiber optics

Leo,

I need router with two Fiber optic interface with speed of 10 GBps

Cisco Employee

Need Cisco Router that can support Fiber optics

you could use a 7600 router with an  ES+ card which has 4x10GE

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/7600/Hardware/Module_and_Line_Card_Installation_Guides/ES40_Line_Card_Installation_Guide/es40_chap1.html

I think this should solve y9our purpose.

Regards

Inayath

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Need Cisco Router that can support Fiber optics

Mohammad,

What will these routers potentially do?  Will they be doing NAT?  What kind of termination will they be getting?

New Member

Need Cisco Router that can support Fiber optics

Yes Leo there will be NATing

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Need Cisco Router that can support Fiber optics

If you will be doing NAT-ing, then you rule out chassis-based Layer 2/3 switches like 6500.

I can't comment on Inayath's recommendation because I don't know if 7600 can support NAT.   You may have to wait until he logs on so he can verify.

The ASR 1002-X barely can support this.

I could be wrong but if you want to push two 10 Gbps (and room to grow), then you are most likely looking at an ASR 9K.  As to which specific model and what component, I wouldn't hazard a guess because this is a section I have no experience or knowlege of. 

New Member

Need Cisco Router that can support Fiber optics

Dear Leo,

Let me clear the senario. we have two IP subnet and we have change all of Backbone switches to Fiber optic supported switches with support of 4 Gbps and 8 Gbps. Now since we have two subnet and it is passing through our router which has only 1000 Mbps Ethernet interface support which make other fiber switches useless. Now therefore we want a router which can support Fiber optic with high speed.

New Member

Need Cisco Router that can support Fiber optics

still waiting for the update

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Need Cisco Router that can support Fiber optics

Nothing to update and I stand by my recommendation:  Inayath's 7600 or possibly an ASR 9K.

Super Bronze

Re: Need Cisco Router that can support Fiber optics

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When it comes to 10g, it would help if you clarify not only minimum number of 10g ports but maximum number of 10g ports too.  Additionally, overall expected capacity (i.e. do you need to support all 10g ports at full concurrent load, or a lower average load).

The ASR1K would be a possible candidate.  Choice of platform would depend on number of 10g ports and aggregate performance needed.  For just dual 10g ports, a ASR1K with a 20-Gbps ESP should do, but other ESPs are for 40, 100 and 200 Gbps.

Leo's suggestion for ASR9Ks is fine too, although probably more expensive.

7600s I believe are now considered end-of-life.

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