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Original Part No : A9K-40GE-L=

40-Port GE Low Queue Line Card, Requires SFPs REMANUFACTURED

Availability: In stock

Available Quantity: 36000

Delivery Time: 2 to 4 week

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    The Cisco® ASR 9000 Series Ethernet Line Cards are the latest generation of service-provider-focused Carrier Ethernet line cards from Cisco. These line cards deliver economical, scalable, highly available, line-rate Ethernet and IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) edge services. The Cisco ASR 9000 Series Line Cards and other Cisco ASR 9000 Series platform components are designed to provide the fundamental infrastructure for scalable Carrier Ethernet and IP/MPLS networks, supporting profitable business, residential, and mobile services (Figure 1).

    Figure 1.      Cisco ASR 9000 Series Ethernet Line Cards

    Features and Benefits

    Each Cisco ASR 9000 Series Ethernet Line Card provides hierarchical quality of service (HQoS) and simultaneous support for both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services and features, allowing operators to qualify and stock a single line card that can be deployed in any combination of Layer 2 and Layer 3 applications. This capability helps to reduce capital expenditures (CapEx) and operating expenses (OpEx), as well as reduce the time required to develop and deploy new services. With support for up to 512,000 queues, 32,000 interfaces, 1.3 million routes, 1 million MAC addresses, and 36,000 VPNs, the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Ethernet Line Cards set a new standard for service density, allowing operators to offer predictable, managed transport services while optimizing the use of network assets.

    With their synchronization circuitry and dedicated backplane timing traces for accessing the route switch processor’s (RSP’s) Stratum-3 subsystem, the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Ethernet Line Cards provide standards-based line-interface functions for delivering and deriving transport-class network timing, enabling support of network-synchronized services and applications such as mobile backhaul and time-division multiplexing (TDM) migration. Recognizing that real-time media dominate next-generation services, Cisco has integrated media-monitoring technology into the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Ethernet Line Cards. This multimedia technology supports real-time, standards-based monitoring and statistics collection of real-time video and voice flows, delivering proactive maintenance and management of today’s media-rich services.

    Addressing the advantages of consolidating IP and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) networking, G.709 with Advanced Forward Error Correction (FEC) is provided. G.709 provides visibility into the DWDM transmission system to provide rapid detection and recovery from transmission-layer and DWDM impairments. Before traffic is lost and a link outage occurs, G.709 can also be configured for proactive protection if signal degradation is detected. The Advanced FEC extends transmission-layer performance, delivering extended performance over an amplified system without the cost of regeneration or transponders.

    Table 1 lists the features and benefits of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Line Cards. Scale support is software and hardware dependent.

    Table 1.       Features and Benefits of Cisco ASR 9000 Series Line Cards




    40-port Gigabit Ethernet

    40-port 10/100/1000 Mbps, Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP)-based line card

    4-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet

    4-port 10 Gbps, 10-Gigabit Small Form-Factor Pluggable (XFP)-based line card

    8-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet

    8-port 10 Gbps, oversubscribed XFP-based line card

    2-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet + 20-port Gigabit Ethernet

    2-port 10 Gbps, XFP-based and 20-port 100/1000 Mbps, SFP-based line card

    8-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet

    8-port 10 Gbps, XFP-based line card

    16-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet

    16-port 10 Gbps, oversubscribed SFP+-based line card

    Interface Support

    Mixed fiber and electrical

    Short reach (SR), intermediate reach (IR), long reach (LR), coarse wavelength-division multiplexing (CWDM), dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM), and 10/100/1000BASE-T

    G.709 and Advanced FEC(available on Cisco 9000 Series 2T 20 GE-B/E 10 GE line card ports, and 8-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet line card ports)  

    Standard G.709 providing transmission-layer operations, administration, and maintenance, (OA&M) G.709 Standard FEC and Advanced FEC enhanced transmission system performance

    SFP, XFP, and SFP+ interfaces

    SFP, XFP, and SFP+ interfaces provide mixing and matching of interface types (of the same kind) across a single line card, including copper 10/100/1000; optical SX, LX, ZX, and GE SFP interfaces; 100-Mbps FX SFP interfaces; and DWDM and CWDM GE SFP interfaces, as well as support for LR, ER, ZR, and ITU-T DWDM XFP interfaces. For a complete list of supported interfaces, please see the Cisco ASR 9000 Transceiver Modules data sheet.

    Scalable and Integrated Multiservice Support

    Layer 2 and Layer 3 services

    Combined IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services

    Service density

    Up to 32,000 Layer 2 and Layer 3 services interfaces and 512,000 queues

    Routes and MACs

    1.3 million IPv4 routes and up to 1 million IEEE MAC addresses


    Up to 32,000 L2VPNs and 4000 L3VPNs

    (R)Evolutionary Monitoring

    Carrier-class OA&M and reliability

    NetFlow, 802.1ag, 802.3ah, Y.1731 Fault Management and Performance Monitoring, IP service-level agreement (IP SLA), E-LMI, Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD), BGP Prefix Independent Convergence (PIC) Core and Edge, virtual circuit connectivity verification (VCCV), ping, and traceroute

    Video Monitoring

    Video Monitoring (VidMon) provides real-time monitoring of video flows, including the issuance of alarm upon degradation.

    Carrier-Grade OS

    Cisco IOS® XR Software

    Modular, patchable, restartable, scalable, highly available, carrier-core and edge-proven operating system

    T-Class Synchronization


    Derive and provide synchronization from and to Ethernet interfaces, Cisco ASR 9000 RSP, and network synchronization interfaces

    Line Card Types

    The Cisco ASR 9000 Series Line Cards are available in three scale types: Low Queue, Medium Queue, and High Queue. Each line card type provides the same features and performance. Line card types may be mixed within the same system. Table 2 lists the main differences between the line card types. Specific scale support is hardware and software dependent.

    Table 2.       Line Card Types


    Low Queue

    Medium Queue

    High Queue

    Total queues

    8 per port

    96,000 – 192,000

    376,000 - 512,000



    64,000 – 128,000

    256,000 – 512,000

    Ethernet flow points (EFPs)




    Line Card Feature Licenses

    Optional feature licenses can be used with the line cards. These include licenses for enabling Layer 3 VPNs, G.709 and FEC, Lawful Intercept, and Video Monitoring. The L3VPN Line Card Licenses provide access to system VPN Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instances on a line card basis. Table 3 shows the VRF scale and line card compatibility of the three Layer 3 VPN licenses.

    Table 3.       L3VPN Feature Licenses

    L3VPN License Part Number


    Low Queue Line Card

    Medium Queue Line Card

    High Queue Line Card


    Up to 8 VRF instances





    Full-scale VRF instances



    Not applicable


    Full-scale VRF instances

    Not applicable

    Not applicable



    The Advanced Optical Line Card (A9K-ADV-OPTIC-LIC) License enables G.709 and FEC on a per-line-card basis. This license may be used on line cards with part numbers A9K-2T20GE-L, A9K-2T20GE-B, A9K-2T20GE-E, A9K-8T-L, A9K-8T-B, A9K-8T-E and A9K-16T/8-B.

    The Lawful Intercept License allows traffic traversing the Cisco ASR 9000 to be tapped by law enforcement agencies. This license may be used on any line card and is purchased on a per-line-card basis.

    The Video Monitoring (A9K-ADV-VIDEO-LIC) License is a system license. This license allows inline video-flow monitoring on all of the Ethernet line cards within the system.

    Additional Information

    SKU A9K-40GE-L-RF
    Weight (Kg) 1
    Datasheet URL http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/asr-9000-series-aggregation-services-routers/data_sheet_c78-501338.html
    Condition Refresh
    Module Type Ethernet Interface Module



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