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

The A9K-4T16GE-SE-WS module offers 4 10GE ports and 16 1GE ports, designed for seamless integration with Cisco ASR 9904, ASR 9006, ASR 9010, ASR 9912, and ASR 9922 Routers. It supports 1- and 10-Gbps line-rate throughput per port, enhanced QoS, and online insertion and removal, ensuring high performance and reliability for customer deployments. The module also enables comprehensive Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN, and supports the IEEE 1588-2008 protocol for precise clock synchronization.

FAQs for the A9K-4T16GE-SE-WS

  • What are the number of 10GE and 1GE ports available?
    There are 4 10GE ports and 16 1GE ports.
  • Can the module be installed in the Cisco ASR 9904 router?
    Yes, the module is compatible with Cisco ASR 9904, as well as ASR 9006, ASR 9010, ASR 9912, and ASR 9922 routers.
  • What kind of performance can be expected from each port?
    Each port supports 1- and 10-Gbps line-rate throughput.
  • Does it support Quality of Service (QoS) enhancements?
    Yes, it offers enhanced QoS features.
  • What is the operating temperature range?
    The operating temperature ranges from 5 °C to 40 °C.
  • Is the module capable of online insertion and removal?
    Yes, it supports online insertion and removal.
  • What are the storage temperature and humidity specifications?
    The storage temperature ranges from -40 °C to 75 °C, with a relative humidity range from 5% to 95%.
  • What licenses are required for operating this module?
    An L3 VPN License is required for operation.
  • What types of services does the module support?
    It supports combined IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services.
  • Is the module compatible with the IEEE 1588-2008 protocol?
    Yes, it supports the IEEE 1588-2008 protocol.

Product Review

The CISCO A9K-4T16GE-SE-WS offers a balanced mix of 1- and 10-Gbps ports, providing flexibility for varied network demands with line-rate throughput per port ensuring high performance. Its compatibility with multiple Cisco ASR Series routers, along with support for a wide range of networking services and protocols, including L2VPN and L3VPN, makes it a versatile choice for diverse customer deployments. However, the necessity for SFPPs and SFPs for operation adds an additional consideration for budgeting and procurement.


The CISCO A9K-4T16GE-SE-WS is a specialized line card designed to enhance the capabilities of network infrastructure, specifically tailored for Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers including the ASR 9904, ASR 9006, ASR 9010, ASR 9912, and ASR 9922 models. This card is engineered to support a high density of connections and is equipped with a mix of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) and 1 Gigabit Ethernet (1GE) ports, featuring four 10GE ports and sixteen 1GE ports to accommodate diverse network demands. The card is optimized for packet service operations, ensuring efficient handling and processing of data packets across the network. Key hardware specifications include: - Performance capabilities that achieve 1- and 10-Gbps line-rate throughput per port, ensuring that each port operates at its maximum speed without causing bottlenecks in data flow. - Enhanced Quality of Service (QoS) features, which prioritize network traffic to improve the reliability of network services and ensure timely delivery of critical data. - Support for Online Insertion and Removal (OIR), allowing for the card to be replaced or upgraded without disrupting the router's operation, minimizing downtime. The CISCO A9K-4T16GE-SE-WS operates within a temperature range of 5 °C to 40 °C and can function in environments with relative humidity levels ranging from 10% to 85%. Its storage conditions are broader, with temperature tolerances from -40 °C to 75 °C and humidity levels from 5% to 95%, ensuring the hardware's longevity and reliability in various climatic conditions. The card is designed to operate at altitudes ranging from -60 meters to 4000 meters, accommodating a wide array of installation environments. This line card 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 component within the router chassis. It requires both SFPPs and SFPs for connectivity, adhering to the IEEE 1588-2008 protocol, which provides precise synchronization of network devices. Additionally, the CISCO A9K-4T16GE-SE-WS comes with a Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) license, expanding its utility for customer deployments that require secure, scalable, and segmented network services. It supports a comprehensive range of both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services, making it a versatile choice for networks that carry a mix of voice, video, and data services.
  • Real-time video monitoring capabilities, which include the issuance of alarms upon the degradation of video flows, ensuring high-quality video transmission.
  • The card's compatibility with a range of chassis allows for flexible deployment options across various network scales and scenarios.
  • Advanced QoS features enhance the network's ability to manage bandwidth and improve the overall user experience by prioritizing critical network traffic.
In summary, the CISCO A9K-4T16GE-SE-WS is a highly capable line card that brings together speed, flexibility, and reliability, designed to meet the rigorous demands of modern network environments. Its comprehensive feature set ensures that it can support a wide array of network applications, from basic data transmission to complex VPN services and video monitoring, making it an essential component of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers.


Item Number CISCO A9K-4T16GE-SE-WS
Producer Cisco Systems
10GE Interface Count 4
1GE Interface Quantity 16
Engine Type Packet Optimization Service Engine
Router Compatibility Compatible with Cisco ASR 9904, 9006, 9010, 9912, 9922
Throughput Capability Supports 1 and 10 Gbps Full-Duplex per Interface
Quality of Service (QoS) Advanced
Hot-Swap Capability Supported
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%
Altitude Range for Operation (Low) -60 m
Altitude Range for Operation (High) 4000 m
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth) 14 x 1.72 x 20.5 inches
Unit Weight 14 pounds
Software Requirement Layer 3 VPN License
Intended Use For Enterprise Deployments
Networking Capabilities Supports IP, MPLS, Ethernet services along with L2VPN and L3VPN
Video Surveillance Feature Enables real-time video quality monitoring and alerts for quality drops
Module Requirement Requires SFPPs and SFPs
Support for IEEE 1588-2008 Yes

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