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

The A9K-MPA-8X10GE module offers a form factor pluggable solution that supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN, running on Cisco IOS® XR software. It ensures compatibility with Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems, and requires SFP+ optics for its operation. Designed for high-density networking, it provides a port density of up to 2 Modular Port Adapters and operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 55 °C for short-term conditions, maintaining performance in environments with up to 85% humidity and at altitudes ranging from -60m to 4000m.

FAQs for the A9K-MPA-8X10GE

  • What form factor is required for the optics used in this device?
    SFP+ optics are required.
  • Which Cisco ASR systems is this hardware compatible with?
    Compatible with the Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems.
  • What is the minimum operating temperature for this device?
    The minimum nominal operating temperature is 5 °C.
  • How many Modular Port Adapters can this device support?
    It supports up to 2 Modular Port Adapters.
  • What range of relative humidity can this device operate within?
    Operating relative humidity ranges from 10% to 85%.
  • What are the card density specifications for the Cisco ASR 9922, ASR 9010, and ASR 9006?
    Card density is 20 for Cisco ASR 9922, 8 for Cisco ASR 9010, and 4 for Cisco ASR 9006.
  • What is the weight of this networking hardware?
    The weight is 0.79kg.
  • What software does this device use?
    It uses Cisco IOS® XR software.
  • What certifications does this device hold?
    Certifications include UL Listed and CSA Certified.
  • What is the operating altitude range for this device?
    The operating altitude range is -60m to 4000m.

Product Review

The Cisco A9K-MPA-8X10GE module offers high port density and is compatible with several Cisco ASR systems, facilitating scalable network upgrades. It supports a wide range of services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN, operating efficiently across various environments with its comprehensive temperature, humidity, and altitude specifications. However, the requirement for SFP+ optics for each port can increase the overall cost and complexity of network design and maintenance.


The Cisco A9K-MPA-8X10GE is a Modular Port Adapter designed to enhance the capabilities of high-end Cisco networking systems, specifically the ASR 9000 Series. This adapter is engineered to support a wide range of network services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services, addressing the needs for high bandwidth and reliability in service provider and enterprise networks. Its compatibility with Cisco IOS® XR software ensures a seamless integration with the Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems, providing a flexible and scalable solution for network expansion. This product supports up to 2 Modular Port Adapters, allowing for increased port density within the network infrastructure. For the Cisco ASR 9922 chassis, it can accommodate up to 20 cards, while the ASR 9010 and ASR 9006 can support 8 and 4 cards, respectively. This scalability is critical for growing networks that demand more connectivity without compromising on space or power. The Cisco A9K-MPA-8X10GE requires SFP+ optics for operation, supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections. This ensures high-speed data transfer rates essential for bandwidth-intensive applications such as video-on-demand, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), and cloud-based computing. The adapter's physical specifications include a weight of 0.79kg and dimensions of 6.37 x 1.36 x 6.7 inches, making it a compact yet powerful component within the network architecture. Environmental and regulatory compliance is a key aspect of the Cisco A9K-MPA-8X10GE's design. It operates efficiently within a temperature range of 5 °C to 55 °C and can withstand storage temperatures from -40 °C to 75 °C. Humidity levels are also taken into consideration, with operational relative humidity ranging from 10% to 85% and storage humidity from 5%. The adapter's operational altitude extends from -60m to 4000m, ensuring its performance in various environmental conditions. Certifications include UL Listed and CSA Certified, along with compliance to major EMC standards such as FCC Class A, ICES 003 Class A, and CISPR 22 (EN55022) Class A, among others. In terms of Ethernet compliance, the A9K-MPA-8X10GE meets IEEE 802.3 standards, supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHY Monitoring, IEEE 802.x Flow Control, and operates in full-duplex mode. These features ensure the adapter's reliability and efficiency in handling network traffic, minimizing latency and maximizing throughput for critical network applications. Key highlights include: - Compatibility with Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems, enhancing network scalability and flexibility. - Support for high-density port configurations, accommodating up to 20 cards in the ASR 9922 chassis. - Compliance with rigorous environmental and EMC standards, ensuring reliable operation in diverse conditions. Overall, the Cisco A9K-MPA-8X10GE Modular Port Adapter is an essential component for networks requiring high bandwidth, reliability, and scalability. Its support for a wide range of network services, coupled with Cisco's renowned IOS® XR software, makes it a versatile solution for expanding service provider and enterprise networks.


Item Number and ProducerCisco A9K-MPA-8X10GE
Module TypeInsertable Module
Integrated ServicesIP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN Services in one package
Operating SystemCisco IOS® XR Software
System CompatibilitySupports Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 Models
Port CapabilitySupport for up to 2 Modular Port Adapters
Adapter Capacity20 for ASR 9922, 8 for ASR 9010, 4 for ASR 9006
Lowest Operational Temperature5 °C
Operational Humidity Floor10%
Operational Humidity Ceiling85%
Storage Temperature Minimum-40 °C
Storage Temperature Maximum75 °C
Storage Humidity Minimum5%
Service Altitude-60m to 4000m
Need for SFP+ OpticsYes
Dimensions (W x H x L)6.37 x 1.36 x 6.7 Inches
Quality CertificationsUL Listed, CSA Certified
Ethernet SpecificationsComplies with IEEE 802.3, 10GbE PHY Monitoring, IEEE 802.x Flow Control, Supports Full-Duplex
Short-Term Lowest Operating Temperature-5 °C
Short-Term Highest Operating Temperature55 °C
EMC ComplianceFCC Class A, ICES 003 Class A, AS/NZS 3548 Class A, CISPR 22 Class A, VCCI Class A, BSMI Class A, IEC/EN 61000-3-2, IEC/EN 61000-3-3
Use CasesVideo-on-demand, IPTV, video communication, streaming video, computing services

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