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CRS with 10GE port

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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Re: CRS with 10GE port

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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