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

The A9K-36X10GE-SE is equipped with 36 ports of 10Gb Ethernet, designed for compatibility with Cisco ASR 9000 Series 22-Slot, 10-Slot, and 6-Slot Chassis. It supports a comprehensive range of services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN, and is optimized for service edge deployments. This module delivers 10-Gbps line-rate throughput per port, operates within a temperature range of 5 °C to 40 °C, and adheres to strict network equipment building standards including NEBS Level 3 compliance.

FAQs for the A9K-36X10GE-SE

  • What is the number of ports available on the networking hardware?
    The device has 36 ports.
  • Can the hardware be integrated with Cisco ASR 9000 Series chassis?
    Yes, it is compatible with the 22-Slot, 10-Slot, and 6-Slot chassis of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series.
  • What types of services does the device support?
    It supports IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the hardware?
    The hardware measures 14 x 1.72 x 20.5 inches.
  • What is the operating temperature range of the device?
    The operating temperature ranges from 5 °C to 40 °C.
  • How does the hardware perform in terms of throughput?
    It delivers 10-Gbps line-rate throughput per port.
  • What standards does the hardware meet for network equipment building?
    It meets NEBS Criteria Levels (Level 3), GR-1089-CORE, and GR-63-CORE standards.
  • What are the safety standards the device complies with?
    It complies with UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, IEC/EN 60825 Laser Safety, ACA TS001, and AS/NZS 60950 standards.
  • What applications is this hardware suitable for?
    It is suitable for mobile backhaul, time-division multiplexing migration, and video monitoring applications.
  • What are the device's immunity standards?
    It adheres to IEC/EN-61000-4-2, IEC/EN-61000-4-3, IEC/EN-61000-4-4, IEC/EN-61000-4-5, IEC/EN-61000-4-6, IEC/EN-61000-4-8, and IEC/EN-61000-4-11 standards.

Product Review

The Cisco A9K-36X10GE-SE module offers 36 ports of 10Gb Ethernet, providing high-density connectivity options for the Cisco ASR 9000 series, facilitating scalable network growth. Its support for a wide range of services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN, alongside compliance with various network equipment building standards, ensures versatile and reliable network infrastructure deployment. However, the operational temperature and humidity ranges could limit its deployment in environments with extreme conditions, necessitating additional climate control measures.


The Cisco A9K-36X10GE-SE is a high-capacity, 10Gb Ethernet line card designed for the Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers. This line card is engineered to support a wide range of high-density, high-speed layer 2 and layer 3 services, making it an ideal choice for service providers seeking to deliver a variety of services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN with efficiency and scalability. Equipped with 36 ports, this module offers 10-Gbps line-rate throughput per port, ensuring optimal performance and the ability to handle significant network traffic without bottlenecks. It is compatible with Cisco ASR 9000 Series 22-Slot, 10-Slot, and 6-Slot Chassis, providing flexibility in deployment options and the ability to scale as network demands grow. The hardware specifications of the A9K-36X10GE-SE include a size of 14 x 1.72 x 20.5 inches and a weight of 18 lbs, making it a compact yet powerful addition to the network infrastructure. 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. For storage, it is designed to endure temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 75 °C and relative humidity from 5% to 95%.
  • Optimized for service edge applications, it supports features like mobile backhaul and provides capabilities for time-division multiplexing migration.
  • Video monitoring capabilities allow for real-time monitoring of video flows, enhancing service reliability through immediate alarm issuance upon the detection of video flow degradation.
  • Compliance with Network Equipment Building Standards SR-3580: NEBS Criteria Levels (Level 3), GR-1089-CORE, and GR-63-CORE ensures that this module meets stringent reliability and safety requirements.
The A9K-36X10GE-SE 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. Its immunity standards compliance with series IEC/EN-61000-4-x ensures resilience against various environmental and electrical stresses. With its robust performance capabilities, the Cisco A9K-36X10GE-SE stands out as a versatile and reliable choice for service providers. Its ability to deliver 10-Gbps line-rate throughput across all ports, combined with support for a broad spectrum of services, positions it as a foundational component in any high-speed, service-rich network environment. Whether for mobile backhaul or complex video monitoring applications, this line card meets the demands of modern networks, ensuring high performance, reliability, and scalability.


Item Number and ProducerCisco A9K-36X10GE-SE
Ports Quantity36
Type of Port10GbE
Compatible ChassisCompatible with Cisco ASR 9000 Series 22-Slot, 10-Slot, and 6-Slot Chassis
Supported Network ServicesSupport for IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth)14 x 1.72 x 20.5 inches
Mass18 lbs
Lowest Operating Temperature5 °C
Highest Operating Temperature40 °C
Operational Minimum Humidity10%
Operational Maximum Humidity85%
Storage Minimum Temperature-40 °C
Storage Maximum Temperature75 °C
Storage Minimum Humidity Level5%
Storage Maximum Humidity Level95%
Minimum Altitude for Operation-60m
Maximum Altitude for Operation4000m
Optimized forService Edge
Compliance and StandardsComplies with SR-3580: NEBS Level 3, GR-1089-CORE and GR-63-CORE for NEBS requirements
Compliance with Safety NormsMeets UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, IEC/EN 60825 for Laser Safety, ACA TS001, AS/NZS 60950 standards
Use CasesOptimized for mobile backhaul and TDM migration
Video Surveillance CapabilityEnables surveillance of video transmissions with alerts on quality degradation
Immunity ComplianceMeets IEC/EN-61000-4-2 to -4-6, -4-8, -4-11 standards for immunity
Throughput10-Gbps full-duplex line rate per port

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