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Product Line: Cisco A9K-16T/8-B
Product Type: Router
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,667.00
Original price
$0.00 - $1,667.00
Current price $1,667.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The A9K-16T/8-B Cisco line card features 16 10 GbE ports, supporting up to 32,000 Layer 2 and Layer 3 services interfaces, with a memory capacity of 4 GB DRAM. It is capable of handling 1.3 million IPv4 routes and 1.3 million IEEE MAC addresses, and supports L2VPNs and L3VPNs up to 32,000 and 4,000 respectively. Designed for versatility, it operates within a temperature range of 5 °C to 40 °C, accommodates 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps 802.3 Ethernet connectivity, and is compatible with 10-Slot and 6-Slot chassis.

Key Feature for the A9K-16T/8-B

  • What is the maximum number of 10 GbE ports available?
    16 10 GbE ports are available.
  • How many Layer 2 and Layer 3 services can the device support?
    The device supports up to 32,000 Layer 2 and Layer 3 services interfaces.
  • What is the total number of queues supported?
    512,000 queues are supported.
  • How many IPv4 routes can be accommodated?
    The device can accommodate 1.3 million IPv4 routes.
  • What is the capacity for IEEE MAC addresses?
    Up to 1.3 million IEEE MAC addresses can be supported.
  • Can the device handle L2VPNs and L3VPNs?
    Yes, the device can handle up to 32,000 L2VPNs and up to 4,000 L3VPNs.
  • Is video monitoring a feature of this device?
    Yes, video monitoring is supported.
  • What software does the device use?
    The device uses Cisco IOS XR software.
  • What are the connectivity options available?
    Connectivity options include 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and 10 Gbps 802.3 Ethernet.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the device?
    The device has a height of 14 in., a width of 1.72 in., and a depth of 20.5 in.

Product Review

The Cisco A9K-16T/8-B line card offers high service density, supporting up to 32,000 Layer 2 and Layer 3 services interfaces, 1.3 million IPv4 routes, and a significant number of L2VPNs and L3VPNs, catering to extensive network demands. However, its operational temperature range and altitude specifications limit its deployment in extreme environmental conditions. This line card's compatibility with both 10-slot and 6-slot chassis, along with support for a wide range of connectivity speeds from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps, ensures flexible integration into existing network infrastructures.


The Cisco A9K-16T/8-B is a high-capacity line card designed for the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, offering versatile connectivity options and comprehensive service support. This product is engineered to meet the demanding needs of today's network environments, providing a foundation for both current and future network requirements. Equipped with 16 ports of 10 GbE, the line card ensures high-speed connectivity and efficient traffic management across a wide range of networking scenarios. It supports up to 32,000 Layer 2 and Layer 3 service interfaces, enabling extensive scalability for growing network demands. The inclusion of 512,000 queues allows for sophisticated traffic management and prioritization, ensuring optimal performance and reliability. The Cisco A9K-16T/8-B boasts an impressive routing capacity with support for up to 1.3 million IPv4 routes and an equivalent number of IEEE MAC addresses, facilitating large-scale deployments and complex networking topologies. Its support for up to 32,000 L2VPNs and 4,000 L3VPNs provides flexible, secure connectivity options for a variety of network architectures. This line card is also capable of video monitoring, a critical feature for networks that prioritize video content delivery and require constant quality assurance. Powered by Cisco IOS XR software, the A9K-16T/8-B benefits from a carrier-grade operating system that offers advanced features and reliability. Connectivity is versatile, with support for 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and 10 Gbps 802.3 Ethernet, catering to a wide range of network speeds and configurations. The hardware is equipped with 4 GB of DRAM, ensuring smooth operation and efficient processing of network traffic. The physical dimensions of the card are 14 inches in height, 1.72 inches in width, and 20.5 inches in depth, making it compatible with both 10-slot and 6-slot chassis options. This compatibility ensures that the card can be deployed in a variety of network infrastructures without the need for additional hardware investments. -
  • Pluggable Interface Support enhances the card's flexibility, allowing for easy upgrades and customization according to specific network requirements.
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  • The operating temperature range is from 5 °C to 40 °C, with storage temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 70 °C, ensuring reliable performance in diverse environmental conditions.
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  • Operating altitude ranges from -60 m to 4000 m, allowing for deployment in a wide variety of geographical locations without compromising on functionality or reliability.
  • Overall, the Cisco A9K-16T/8-B line card is a powerful, scalable solution for modern networking challenges, providing comprehensive support for a wide array of services and applications. Its robust feature set, combined with Cisco's renowned reliability and support, makes it an ideal choice for enterprises and service providers looking to expand their network capabilities.


    Item NumberA9K-16T/8-B
    Port Count16 x 10GbE
    Maximum Service Support32,000 Layer 2 & Layer 3 Services
    Queue Capacity512,000
    IPv4 Routing Entries1.3 Million
    MAC Address Capacity1.3 Million
    L2VPN Instances32,000
    L3VPN Instances4,000
    Support for Video SurveillanceSupported
    Operating SystemCisco IOS XR
    Supported Speeds10Mbps/100Mbps/1Gbps/10Gbps Ethernet
    Unit Height14 inches
    Unit Width1.72 inches
    Unit Depth20.5 inches
    Lowest Operating Temperature5°C
    Highest Operating Temperature40°C
    Lowest Storage Temperature-40°C
    Highest Storage Temperature70°C
    Operating Humidity Range10% to 85%
    Storage Humidity Range5% to 95%
    Operational Altitude Range-60m to +4000m
    Compatible Chassis Types6-Slot, 10-Slot
    Modular Interface SupportYes

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