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Product Line: Cisco A9K8TE
Product Type: routers
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,804.00
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$0.00 - $1,804.00
Current price $1,804.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The A9K-8T-E is an 8-port module designed for the Cisco ASR 9000 Router, supporting 10Ge port type with connectivity options ranging from 10-Mbps to 10-Gbps 802.3 Ethernet. It features 4GB DRAM memory, requires XFPs for operation, and is tailored for high-density applications with a queue capacity between 376,000 to 512,000 and policer ranges from 256,000 to 512,000. Sized at 14 inches (H) x 1.72 inches (W) x 20.5 inches (D) and weighing between 14lbs to 19lbs, it consumes between 310 W to 565 W of power, making it suitable for business, residential, and mobile services.

Key Feature for the A9K8TE

  • What is the port type of the networking hardware?
    The port type is 10Ge.
  • How many ports does the device feature?
    The device has 8 ports.
  • What types of Ethernet connectivity does it support?
    It supports 10-Mbps, 100-Mbps, 1-Gbps, and 10-Gbps 802.3 Ethernet connectivity.
  • What memory type is used in this hardware?
    The hardware uses DRAM memory.
  • What is the memory size of the device?
    The memory size is 4GB.
  • Can you specify the dimensions of the hardware?
    The hardware measures 14 Inches in height, 1.72 Inches in width, and 20.5 Inches in depth.
  • What is the weight range of the device?
    The device weighs between 14lbs and 19lbs.
  • What is the power consumption range of the hardware?
    Power consumption ranges from 310 W (minimum typical power) to 565 W (maximum typical power).
  • Are XFPs required for this device?
    Yes, XFPs are required for operation.
  • What is the supported device for this networking hardware?
    The supported device is the Cisco ASR 9000 Router.

Product Review

The Cisco A9K-8T-E line card offers versatile connectivity options, supporting speeds from 10-Mbps to 10-Gbps and a high memory capacity of 4GB, tailored for business, residential, and mobile services applications. However, its power consumption ranges significantly from 310W to 565W, and the requirement for XFPs may increase operational costs. It boasts a substantial queue and policer capacity, ensuring efficient traffic management and enhanced network performance on the Cisco ASR 9000 Router.


The Cisco A9K-8T-E module enhances the capabilities of the Cisco ASR 9000 Router, designed to meet the demands of business, residential, and mobile services. This module is equipped with eight 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, facilitating high-speed connectivity and efficient data transfer across networks. The ports support a wide range of Ethernet standards, including 10-Mbps, 100-Mbps, 1-Gbps, and 10-Gbps 802.3, ensuring compatibility with diverse network requirements. Key hardware specifications of the Cisco A9K-8T-E include: - Memory: The module features 4GB of DRAM, providing sufficient capacity for processing and forwarding data with minimal latency. - Size and Weight: With dimensions of 14 inches in height, 1.72 inches in width, and 20.5 inches in depth, the module fits seamlessly into standard networking racks. Its weight varies between 14lbs and 19lbs, making it a sturdy yet manageable component of a network infrastructure. - Power Consumption: Power efficiency is a critical aspect of networking hardware. The Cisco A9K-8T-E operates within a power range of 310 W to 565 W, balancing performance and energy consumption effectively. The module requires XFPs (10 Gigabit Small Form-Factor Pluggable) for connectivity, allowing for flexible network configurations and upgrades. It supports a high number of queues and policers, with a minimum of 376,000 queues and 256,000 policers, scaling up to a maximum of 512,000 for both queues and policers. This capability ensures efficient traffic management and quality of service across expansive networks. Additionally, the Cisco A9K-8T-E can manage up to 32,000 Ethernet Flow Points, facilitating sophisticated network segmentation and traffic flow analysis. This feature is particularly beneficial in environments where detailed monitoring and control over data streams are required. In terms of applications, the module is designed to support a wide array of services. Whether it's facilitating high-speed internet access for residential users, enabling robust connectivity for business applications, or supporting the infrastructure for mobile networks, the Cisco A9K-8T-E provides a reliable foundation for delivering high-quality services. In summary, the Cisco A9K-8T-E module offers: -
  • Eight 10Ge ports for high-speed network connectivity.
  • Support for a broad range of Ethernet standards, enhancing compatibility.
  • Advanced traffic management capabilities with extensive support for queues and policers.
Designed for use with the Cisco ASR 9000 Router, this module is an essential component for enterprises and service providers seeking to expand their network's capabilities. Its combination of high-speed connectivity, flexible configuration options, and efficient traffic management makes it a valuable asset in any modern networking environment.


Item Code A9K-8T-E
Produced by Cisco
Total Ports 8
Port Specification 10Ge
Queue Classification High
Supported Speeds 10-Mbps, 100-Mbps, 1-Gbps, 10-Gbps Ethernet under IEEE 802.3
Memory Configuration DRAM
Memory Capacity 4GB
Height 14 Inches
Width 1.72 Inches
Depth 20.5 Inches
Unit Weight 14 to 19 lbs
Power Consumption (Minimum) 310 W
Power Consumption (Maximum) 565 W
XFP Modules Needed Yes
Compatible Systems Cisco ASR 9000 Router
Queue Capacity (Min) 376,000
Queue Capacity (Max) 512,000
Policers (Min) 256,000
Policers (Max) 512,000
EFPs 32,000
Use Cases Enterprise, home, and mobile networks

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