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Product Line: Cisco ML Series
Product Type: Ethernet Interface Card
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Product Description

The 15454E-ML1000-2 is a Cisco networking module featuring 2 SFP ports capable of 1000 Mbps speeds, supporting both SX and LX SFP types for flexibility in optical fiber connections. It is designed for Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching, compatible with SONET (STS-48) and SDH (VC-4-16) systems, and accommodates a variety of encapsulations including GFP-F, VCAT, and Cisco HDLC. This module is compatible with Cisco 15454 XC and XC-VT slots 5, 6, 12, and 13, as well as XC-10G and XC-VXC-10G slots 1 to 6 and 12 to 17, supporting hierarchical VLANs up to 255 and MTU sizes ranging from 64 to 9000 bytes.

FAQs for the 15454E-ML1000-2

  • What port types does the networking card support?
    The card supports SFP ports, compatible with both SX and LX SFP modules.
  • How many ports are available on the networking card?
    There are 2 ports available on the card.
  • What is the maximum speed supported by the networking card?
    The card supports speeds up to 1000 Mbps.
  • Does the networking card support Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching?
    Yes, the card supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching.
  • What system software revision is required for the networking card?
    The card requires system software revision 4.0.0 or greater.
  • In which slots can the networking card be installed?
    The card is compatible with Cisco 15454 XC and XC-VT: Slots 5, 6, 12, and 13; and Cisco 15454 XC-10G and XC-VXC-10G: Slots 1 to 6 and 12 to 17.
  • What types of flow control does the networking card support?
    The card supports flow control pause features.
  • What is the maximum card bandwidth for SONET and SDH?
    For SONET, the maximum bandwidth is STS-48 and for SDH, it is VC-4-16.
  • How many bridge groups does the networking card support?
    The card supports up to 255 bridge groups.
  • What is the range of supported 802.1Q VLANs?
    The card supports VLANs ranging from 1 to 4095.

Product Review

The CISCO 15454E-ML1000-2 module offers dual SFP ports supporting both SX and LX SFPs, enabling flexibility in fiber optic types and facilitating up to 1000 Mbps speed, which is suitable for high-speed networking requirements. However, its limitation to Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching up to only 5 Mbps could be a bottleneck for environments requiring higher throughput for complex routing and switching tasks. Additionally, its compatibility with a broad range of slots in the Cisco 15454 series and support for advanced features like autonegotiation of duplex mode, flow control, and extensive VLAN, spanning tree, and PVRST instances, makes it a versatile option for expanding network infrastructure within the specified system limits.


The CISCO 15454E-ML1000-2 is designed for high-performance network demands, providing versatile connectivity options and efficient data handling capabilities. This module is equipped with two ports, each capable of supporting SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) modules, both SX or LX types, allowing for flexible optical fiber connections. With a speed capability of 1000 Mbps, it ensures rapid data transmission that is essential for modern networking environments. This device operates on both Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching, offering enhanced network segmentation, routing, and efficiency. It is compatible with the SONET (ANSI) system, ensuring reliable and standardized optical network operations. The module requires system software revision 4.0.0 or greater, indicating its need for the latest software support to deliver optimal performance. Processor compatibility includes both TCC (Timing, Communications, and Control) and TCC2 modules, providing the necessary processing power for network management and operations. The CISCO 15454E-ML1000-2 is designed for versatility, with slot compatibility encompassing a range of slots across different Cisco 15454 chassis models, specifically slots 5, 6, 12, and 13 for the XC and XC-VT models, and a wider range of slots 1 to 6 and 12 to 17 for the XC-10G and XC-VXC-10G models. This wide compatibility range emphasizes the module's adaptability to various network setups. The module can be housed in a shelf configuration of up to 24 units and a rack configuration of up to 96 units, showcasing its scalability for different network sizes and demands. It supports autonegotiation of duplex mode, ensuring optimal connection settings between devices, and flow control pause, which helps manage data flow and prevent packet loss during high traffic periods. Key specifications include: - Maximum card bandwidth with SONET at STS-48 and SDH at VC-4-16. - Support for encapsulation methods such as GFP-F and VCAT, along with Cisco HDLC, providing flexible data handling options. - The ability to create up to 255 bridge groups, supporting a wide range of network segmentation needs. Additional features that enhance its network management capabilities include support for up to 4095 802.1Q VLANs, allowing for extensive network segmentation and improved security. The module also supports hierarchical VLANs and up to 255 instances of Spanning Tree and PVRST, further enhancing its network resilience and efficiency. The module's MTU sizes range from 64 to 9000 bytes, accommodating various data packet sizes for different networking requirements. For physical connections, it uses optical fiber cables with LC connectors, compatible with both single-mode and multimode fibers, ensuring wide-ranging connectivity options. The CISCO 15454E-ML1000-2 also features a console port with an RJ-11 jack and DCE for management purposes, alongside card LEDs for failure and status indication, and port LEDs for each port to visually represent link and activity status. These design considerations facilitate easy monitoring and troubleshooting of network operations. In summary, the CISCO 15454E-ML1000-2 is a powerful module designed for advanced networking environments, offering high-speed connectivity, extensive compatibility, and comprehensive data handling capabilities to meet the demands of modern networks.


Item NumberCISCO 15454E-ML1000-2
Ports Quantity2
Port SpecificationSFP (SX or LX compatible)
Data Rate1 Gbps
Networking Layers SupportedLayer 2, Layer 3
Protocol StandardSONET (ANSI)
Expansion Slots1
Firmware Version RequirementVersion 4.0.0 or above
Control ProcessorTCC or TCC2
Compatible Slot LocationsFor Cisco 15454 XC and XC-VT: 5, 6, 12, 13. For Cisco 15454 XC-10G and XC-VXC-10G: 1-6, 12-17
Maximum Shelf Capacity24
Maximum Rack Capacity96
Duplex Mode AutonegotiationEnabled
Support for Flow Control PauseEnabled
Peak Card ThroughputSONET: STS-48, SDH: VC-4-16
Data Encapsulation MethodsGFP-F, VCAT, and Cisco HDLC
Maximum Bridge Groups255
VLAN Support Range1 to 4095
Support for Hierarchical VLANs255
Maximum Spanning Tree Instances255
Max PVRST Instances255
Supported MTU Range64 to 9000 bytes
Recommended Cable TypeOptical fiber with LC connectors, single-mode or multimode
Layer 2 and 3 Switching CapacityUp to 5 Gbps
Maintenance InterfaceRJ-11 jack, DCE
Indicator LEDs for CardFailure (FAIL), Operational Status (ACT)
Indicator LEDs per PortConnection (LINK), Data Transmission (ACT)

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