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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco ASR 9000
Product Type: Router
Original price $1,741.00 - Original price $19,950.00
Original price
$1,741.00 - $19,950.00
Current price $19,950.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The A9K-36X10GE-TR is a Cisco ASR 9000 Series line card that supports 36 10Gb Ethernet ports and offers 10-Gbps line-rate throughput per port. It is designed for seamless integration with Cisco ASR 9000 Series 22-Slot, 10-Slot, and 6-Slot chassis, providing a versatile solution for Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN. This card meets NEBS Level 3 standards, supports a wide range of operating temperatures from 5 °C to 40 °C, and offers advanced features for mobile backhaul and video monitoring applications.

Key Feature for the A9K36X10GETR

  • What is the port type of the networking hardware?
    10Gb Ethernet
  • How many slots are compatible with the Cisco ASR 9000 Series chassis?
    The hardware is compatible with the 22-Slot, 10-Slot, and 6-Slot chassis.
  • Can the device support both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services?
    Yes, it supports combined IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN services.
  • What are the dimensions of the hardware?
    14 x 1.72 x 20.5 inches.
  • What is the weight of the networking hardware?
    18 lbs.
  • What temperature range can the hardware operate in?
    It can operate between 5 °C and 40 °C.
  • What is the performance capacity of each port?
    10-Gbps line-rate throughput per port.
  • What standards does the hardware meet for safety and operational integrity?
    It meets NEBS Criteria Levels (Level 3), GR-1089-CORE, GR-63-CORE for NEBS, and UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, IEC/EN 60825 for safety.
  • What are the primary applications of this device?
    Mobile backhaul and time-division multiplexing migration, along with real-time video flow monitoring.
  • What is the minimum and maximum operating altitude?
    The device can operate between -60m and 4000m altitude.

Product Review

The Cisco A9K-36X10GE-TR module offers high-density 10Gb Ethernet connectivity with 36 ports, suitable for environments requiring high bandwidth and scalability, such as mobile backhaul and video monitoring applications. Its compatibility with various Cisco ASR 9000 Series chassis and support for both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services ensure versatile deployment options and streamlined network operations. However, the operational temperature range and altitude limits may restrict its use in extreme environments or high-altitude installations.


The Cisco A9K-36X10GE-TR is a line card designed for the Cisco ASR 9000 Series, engineered to support a high-density aggregation of 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. This module is compatible with the 22-slot, 10-slot, and 6-slot chassis of the ASR 9000 series, enabling flexible deployment in diverse network environments. It offers 36 ports of 10Gb Ethernet, each capable of delivering 10-Gbps line-rate throughput, ensuring efficient and high-speed data transfer across the network. This line card is not just about connectivity; it integrates Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services. This multifunctionality allows for a wide range of applications, from mobile backhaul to time-division multiplexing migration, and even video monitoring with real-time flow analysis and alarm issuance upon video quality degradation. Dimensionally, the card measures 14 inches in height, 1.72 inches in width, and 20.5 inches in depth, with a weight of 18 lbs. 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, the temperature range it can endure is broader, from -40 °C to 75 °C, with relative humidity tolerance from 5% to 95%. Its operational altitude spans from -60m to 4000m, ensuring its reliability across various environmental conditions. The A9K-36X10GE-TR is designed with compliance to multiple standards in mind, ensuring its safety, reliability, and environmental resilience. These include: -
  • Network Equipment Building Standards SR-3580: NEBS Criteria Levels (Level 3), GR-1089-CORE: NEBS EMC and Safety, GR-63-CORE: NEBS Physical Protection
  • Safety Standards UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, IEC/EN 60825 Laser Safety, ACA TS001, AS/NZS 60950
  • Immunity Standards IEC/EN-61000-4-2 through IEC/EN-61000-4-11
These standards ensure that the device not only performs reliably within network infrastructures but also meets rigorous safety and environmental criteria. The A9K-36X10GE-TR is optimized for packet transport, which is a critical feature for networks that handle large volumes of data and require efficient and reliable data movement. Its application in mobile backhaul is particularly noteworthy, providing the bandwidth and services necessary for the backhaul of mobile traffic, which is increasingly important as mobile networks continue to expand and evolve. The card's ability to support video monitoring with real-time flow analysis enhances its utility in applications where video quality is paramount, facilitating the deployment of high-quality video services over IP networks. In summary, the Cisco A9K-36X10GE-TR is a powerful solution for networks requiring high-density, high-speed connectivity combined with advanced Layer 2 and Layer 3 services. Its compatibility with the ASR 9000 Series, adherence to multiple safety and environmental standards, and support for a wide range of applications make it a versatile and valuable addition to any network infrastructure looking to enhance its service delivery capabilities.


Item Number Cisco A9K-36X10GE-TR
Total Ports 36
Port Specification 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Compatible Chassis Cisco ASR 9000 Series for 22-slot, 10-slot, and 6-slot configurations
Supported Services Integration of IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN
Dimensions (H x W x D) 14 x 1.72 x 20.5 inches
Unit Weight 18 pounds
Operating Temperature (Low) 5 °C
Operating Temperature (High) 40 °C
Operating Humidity (Low) 10%
Operating Humidity (High) 85%
Storage Temperature (Low) -40 °C
Storage Temperature (High) 75 °C
Storage Humidity (Low) 5%
Storage Humidity (High) 95%
Altitude During Operation (Min) -60 meters
Altitude During Operation (Max) 4000 meters
Transport Optimization Packet Forwarding Efficiency
Compliance Standards SR-3580: NEBS Level 3, GR-1089-CORE and GR-63-CORE for NEBS EMC, Safety, and Physical Protection
Safety Compliance UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, IEC/EN 60825 for Laser Safety, ACA TS001, AS/NZS 60950
Use Cases Supports mobile backhaul and assists in the migration from time-division multiplexing
Video Surveillance Features Enables active video stream monitoring with automatic alerts on quality deterioration
Immunity Protocols IEC/EN-61000-4-2 to IEC/EN-61000-4-11 for electrical immunity standards
Throughput 10 Gbps full-duplex per port

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