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Product Line: Cisco ASR 9000 Series
Product Type: Integrated Service Module
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Product Description

The A9K-ISM-100 is equipped with a switch fabric interface type and is supported by Cisco IOS XR Software Release 4.1.0 or later. It features dual high-performance multicore processors for application processing and an additional multicore processor dedicated to the Cisco IOS XR software, complemented by 8GB DRAM and both 48 GB hard disk drive and 64 GB solid state drive for storage. Designed for reliability, it includes fabric, power supply, and ISM redundancy with no single point of failure, operates within a voltage rating of 200 VAC to 240VAC, -48VDC to -60 VDC, and supports an operating altitude range from -60m to 4000m.

FAQs for the A9K-ISM-100

  • What software version is required for this network device?
  • The device supports Cisco IOS XR Software Release 4.1.0 or later.

  • Can you specify the type of CPU used in this device?
  • It employs two high-performance multicore processors for application processing and one multicore processor for Cisco IOS XR software.

  • What type of memory does this hardware utilize?
  • The hardware uses DRAM with a size of 8GB.

  • How is the device managed?
  • Management is conducted in-band through Cisco IOS XR software.

  • Is there an LED for status display on this device?
  • Yes, there is an LED on the front panel for status display.

  • What are the storage options available in this hardware?
  • It includes a 48 GB Hard Disk Drive and a 64 GB Solid State Drive.

  • How many CPU cores does the device have?
  • The device is equipped with 12 CPU cores.

  • Does this device feature redundancy?
  • Yes, it has no single point of failure, offering fabric redundancy, power supply redundancy, and ISM redundancy through CDSM.

  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of this hardware?
  • The size is 1.65 x 15.86 x 23.91 inches, and it weighs 18.35 lbs.

  • What are the operating and storage temperature ranges for this device?
  • Operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C, while storage temperature ranges from -40 °C to 75 °C.

Product Review

The Cisco A9K-ISM-100 is equipped with dual high-performance multicore processors and an additional multicore processor dedicated to Cisco IOS XR software, ensuring efficient application processing and system management. Despite its comprehensive redundancy features, including fabric, power supply, and ISM redundancy, ensuring high reliability and uptime, the system does not support a single point of failure, which could be a concern for environments requiring absolute fault tolerance. With a solid state drive capacity of 64 GB and a hard disk drive of 48 GB, it offers ample storage, but the limited maximum operating temperature of 40 °C might restrict its deployment in hotter environments.


The Cisco A9K-ISM-100 stands out as a pivotal component in advanced networking environments, designed to enhance the performance and reliability of high-demand networks. This integrated service module is engineered to work seamlessly with Cisco IOS XR Software Release 4.1.0 or later, ensuring a high level of compatibility and performance optimization. At the heart of the A9K-ISM-100 are two high-performance multicore processors dedicated to application processing, alongside an additional multicore processor that runs the Cisco IOS XR software. This powerful CPU configuration is pivotal in managing complex operations and tasks efficiently. The device is equipped with 8GB of DRAM, providing ample memory for processing requirements, and it employs in-band hardware management through the Cisco IOS XR software, facilitating streamlined maintenance and monitoring. Storage capabilities are robust, featuring a 48GB hard disk drive for durable storage needs and a 64GB solid-state drive for quick access and retrieval of critical data. This combination ensures that the module can handle substantial data loads with ease. With 12 CPU cores, the A9K-ISM-100 is designed to tackle the demands of heavy network traffic without compromising on speed or reliability. Key hardware specifications include: -
  • Interface Type: Switch Fabric
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  • LED on the front panel for status display
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  • Voltage Rating: 200 VAC to 240VAC, -48VDC to -60 VDC
  • The module's design incorporates multiple redundancy features to ensure continuous operation. These include fabric redundancy, power supply redundancy, and ISM redundancy through CDSM, eliminating single points of failure and enhancing network reliability. Physically, the A9K-ISM-100 measures 1.65 x 15.86 x 23.91 inches and weighs 18.35 lbs. It is designed to fit seamlessly into existing networking infrastructures without requiring extensive space. The device operates efficiently within a voltage rating of 200 VAC to 240VAC, and -48VDC to -60 VDC, with a power consumption of 330W, optimizing energy use while maintaining high performance. Environmental durability is a key aspect of the A9K-ISM-100's design. It operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can be stored in conditions ranging from -40 °C to 75 °C. Humidity tolerance is broad, from 10% to 90% non-condensing, ensuring the module's integrity in various conditions. Additionally, it is designed to function at altitudes from -60m to 4000m, offering flexibility in deployment across different geographic locations. In summary, the Cisco A9K-ISM-100 is a comprehensive solution for enhancing network performance, offering a blend of powerful processing capabilities, significant storage options, and advanced redundancy features. It is designed to meet the demands of modern networks, ensuring reliability, efficiency, and high performance.


    Part NumberA9K-ISM-100
    Compatible SoftwareCisco IOS XR Software Version 4.1.0 or newer
    Interface ClassificationSwitch Fabric
    ProcessorDual multicore CPUs for application tasks, Single multicore CPU for Cisco IOS XR operations
    Memory SpecificationDRAM
    Memory Capacity8GB
    Management ProtocolManagement via Cisco IOS XR software (in-band)
    Indicator LightsStatus indicators on the front panel
    HDD Capacity48 GB
    SSD Capacity64 GB
    Total CPU Cores12
    System RedundancyDesign eliminates single points of failure, includes fabric, power, and ISM redundancy via CDSM
    Dimensions1.65 x 15.86 x 23.91 inches
    Equipment Weight18.35 pounds
    Electrical Input Range200 VAC to 240VAC, -48VDC to -60 VDC
    Operational Temperature Low0 °C
    Operational Temperature High40 °C
    Storage Temperature Low-40 °C
    Storage Temperature High75 °C
    Humidity Range (Non-Condensing)10% to 90%
    Energy Use330 W
    Altitude Range for Operation-60m to 4000m

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