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Product Line: Cisco ASR 9000 Series
Product Type: Ethernet Line Card
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Product Description

The A9K-2X100GE-SE is a Cisco ASR 9000 Series module with two 10Gb Ethernet ports, designed for compatibility with the 22-slot, 10-slot, and 6-slot chassis, supporting a comprehensive range of services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN. It measures 14 x 1.72 x 20.5 inches and weighs 14 lbs, operating effectively within a temperature range of 5 °C to 40 °C and at altitudes up to 4000m. Adhering to rigorous safety and immunity standards such as UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1 and IEC/EN-61000 series, this module is engineered for critical applications like mobile backhaul and offers features for real-time video flow monitoring.

FAQs for the A9K-2X100GE-SE

  • What are the port specifications of this networking hardware?
    The hardware features 2 ports, each supporting 10Gb Ethernet.
  • Which chassis are compatible with the 10Gb Ethernet module?
    It is compatible with the Cisco ASR 9000 Series 22-Slot, 10-Slot, and 6-Slot Chassis.
  • Can the hardware support both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services?
    Yes, it supports combined IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) Services.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the hardware?
    The hardware measures 14 x 1.72 x 20.5 inches and weighs 14 lbs.
  • What operating temperature range does the hardware support?
    It operates between 5 °C and 40 °C.
  • What are the storage temperature and humidity ranges for the hardware?
    Storage temperature ranges from -40 °C to 75 °C, with humidity ranging from 5% to 95%.
  • What altitude levels can the hardware operate at without issues?
    It can operate at altitudes from -60m to 4000m.
  • Is the hardware compliant with any safety and network equipment building standards?
    Yes, it meets UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, IEC/EN 60825 Laser Safety, ACA TS001, AS/NZS 60950, and NEBS Criteria Levels (Level 3), among others.
  • What applications is this hardware suitable for?
    It is ideal for mobile backhaul and time-division multiplexing migration.
  • Does the hardware offer any features for video monitoring?
    Yes, it provides real-time monitoring of video flows, including the issuance of an alarm upon degradation.

Product Review

The CISCO A9K-2X100GE-SE module offers high-speed connectivity with two 10Gb Ethernet ports, optimized for the Cisco ASR 9000 Series, enhancing network capacity and performance. It supports a broad array of services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN, making it versatile for diverse network architectures. However, its operational temperature and humidity ranges might limit deployment in extreme environments, necessitating additional climate control measures in certain installations.


The CISCO A9K-2X100GE-SE is a high-performance networking module designed for the Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers. This module is geared towards enhancing the capacity and speed of networks, providing two ports of 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. It is suitable for a wide range of applications, including mobile backhaul and the migration from time-division multiplexing to packet-based networks, making it an essential component for modern high-speed telecommunications. Key features of the CISCO A9K-2X100GE-SE include: - Two 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports that enable high-speed connections and efficient data transfer across the network. - Compatibility with Cisco ASR 9000 Series 22-Slot, 10-Slot, and 6-Slot Chassis, ensuring a seamless integration into existing infrastructure. - Support for a comprehensive set of services such as IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services, facilitating versatile network configurations and applications. The module measures 14 inches in height, 1.72 inches in width, and 20.5 inches in depth, with a weight of 14 lbs, making it a compact yet powerful solution for network enhancements. It operates efficiently within a temperature range of 5 °C to 40 °C and can withstand relative humidity levels from 10% to 85% during operation. When it comes to storage, the module can endure temperatures from -40 °C to 75 °C and relative humidity from 5% to 95%, ensuring durability and reliability even in harsh conditions. The CISCO A9K-2X100GE-SE is designed to meet high standards of network equipment building, including NEBS Criteria Levels (Level 3), EMC and safety requirements as per GR-1089-CORE, and physical protection as outlined in GR-63-CORE. It also adheres to a range of safety standards, including UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1 for general safety and IEC/EN 60825 for laser safety, among others. Operational altitude is another consideration this module excels in, with the capability to operate efficiently at altitudes ranging from 60m to 4000m above sea level. This feature ensures that the module can be deployed in a variety of geographical locations without compromising on performance. The module's applications extend to video monitoring, offering real-time surveillance of video flows and the capability to issue alarms upon the detection of quality degradation. This functionality is particularly useful for networks that prioritize video data transmission and require constant quality assurance. In terms of immunity standards, the CISCO A9K-2X100GE-SE is designed to withstand various environmental and electromagnetic conditions, being compliant with multiple IEC/EN-61000-4 standards. These include immunity to electrostatic discharge, radiated disturbances, electrical fast transients, surge immunity, conducted disturbances, magnetic field immunity, and voltage dips, ensuring the module's resilience in the face of potential network threats. Overall, the CISCO A9K-2X100GE-SE is a vital component for any network looking to upgrade its capacity and performance. With its high-speed connectivity, compatibility with Cisco ASR 9000 Series chassis, and support for a broad range of network services and standards, this module is an ideal choice for modern, high-demand network environments.


Part Number and ManufacturerCISCO A9K-2X100GE-SE
Ports Quantity2
Port Specification10GbE
Compatible ChassisCompatible with Cisco ASR 9000 22-Slot, 10-Slot, and 6-Slot models
Supported ServicesIP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN support
Dimensions (H x W x D)14 x 1.72 x 20.5 inches
Unit Weight14 pounds
Operational Temperature Range (Low)5°C
Operational Temperature Range (High)40°C
Operational Humidity Range (Low)10%
Operational Humidity Range (High)85%
Storage Temperature Range (Low)-40°C
Storage Temperature Range (High)75°C
Storage Humidity Range (Low)5%
Storage Humidity Range (High)95%
Operational Altitude Range (Low)-60 meters
Operational Altitude Range (High)4000 meters
Compliance and StandardsNEBS Level 3, NEBS EMC and Safety GR-1089-CORE, NEBS Physical Protection GR-63-CORE
Safety CertificationsUL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, IEC/EN 60825 for Laser Safety, ACA TS001, AS/NZS 60950
Use CasesMobile backhaul, TDM migration support
Video Surveillance FeaturesReal-time video flow monitoring with alarm for quality degradation
Immunity ProtocolsIEC/EN-61000-4-2 to -4, -4-6, -4-8, -4-11

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