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Product Line: Cisco ASR 9000 Series
Product Type: Router
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Product Description

The A9K-MPA-2X10GE is a pluggable module designed for high-performance networks, offering Layer 2 and Layer 3 services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN, supported by Cisco IOS® XR software. It is compatible with Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems, featuring a port density of up to 2 Modular Port Adapters and supports XFP optics for enhanced network connectivity. This module operates within a temperature range of 5 °C to 55 °C, humidity levels from 10% to 85%, and at altitudes up to 4000m, ensuring reliability across various environments.

Key Feature for the A9KMPA2X10GE

  • What is the form factor of the networking hardware?
    Pluggable Form Factor.
  • Which Cisco systems are compatible with this hardware?
    Compatible with Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems.
  • How many Modular Port Adapters can be supported?
    Up to 2 Modular Port Adapters.
  • What is the card density for the Cisco ASR 9922?
    The Cisco ASR 9922 supports 20 cards.
  • What minimum operating temperature is required for optimal performance?
    5 °C.
  • Is XFP optics required for this device?
    Yes, XFP optics are required.
  • What are the dimensions of this hardware?
    Width: 6.37 inches, Height: 1.36 inches, Length: 6.7 inches.
  • What weight does this hardware have?
  • What certifications does this hardware hold?
    UL Listed, CSA Certified.
  • What applications are supported by this hardware?
    Supports video-on-demand, IPTV, point-to-point video, Internet video, and cloud-based computing.

Product Review

The Cisco A9K-MPA-2X10GE modular port adapter offers a versatile solution for networks, supporting a wide array of services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, and both L2VPN and L3VPN. It is specifically designed for compatibility with several Cisco ASR series systems, ensuring seamless integration but limits its use to those systems exclusively. While it boasts a significant operational temperature and humidity range, ensuring reliability across diverse environments, the requirement for XFP optics may increase the overall cost of deployment and operation.


The Cisco A9K-MPA-2X10GE is a high-capacity, two-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter designed to support a wide range of services and applications. This adapter is engineered to integrate seamlessly with Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers, including the Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems, providing a scalable solution for growing network demands. The A9K-MPA-2X10GE is equipped with advanced features to support both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services, making it an ideal choice for versatile networking environments. This module operates efficiently across a wide temperature range, with a minimum nominal operating temperature of 5°C and a short-term operating range from -5°C to 55°C. It maintains its performance reliability in various environmental conditions, with operating relative humidity levels from 10% to 85% and an operating altitude range from -60m to 4000m. For storage, the module can withstand temperatures from -40°C to 75°C and humidity levels from 5% to 85%, ensuring durability and long-term use. The A9K-MPA-2X10GE requires XFP optics for connectivity and conforms to Ethernet IEEE 802.3 standards, including 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHY monitoring and IEEE 802.x flow control for efficient data transmission. It supports full-duplex operation, enhancing its throughput capabilities in demanding applications such as video-on-demand, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), point-to-point video, Internet video, and cloud-based computing.
  • Form Factor: The module presents a compact form factor with dimensions of 6.37 x 1.36 x 6.7 inches and a weight of 0.7kg, simplifying installation and maintenance in compatible Cisco ASR chassis.
  • Software Compatibility: It runs on Cisco IOS® XR software, offering advanced features and robust security for critical network infrastructure.
  • Certifications: The A9K-MPA-2X10GE meets various EMC standards, including FCC Class A and ICES 003 Class A, and is UL Listed and CSA Certified, ensuring compliance with international safety and operational standards.
Port and card density varies by chassis, with the Cisco ASR 9922 supporting up to 20 cards, the ASR 9010 up to 8, and the ASR 9006 up to 4, providing flexibility in network design and scalability. The Cisco A9K-MPA-2X10GE is designed to meet the rigorous demands of modern networks, offering high performance, reliability, and compatibility with a range of networking applications and environments.


Product Number Cisco A9K-MPA-2X10GE
Manufacturer Cisco
Design Module Insertable
Network Services Integration of IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN
Operating System Cisco IOS® XR
System Compatibility Works with Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, 9001 Models
Ports Available Maximum of 2 Modular Port Adapters
Adapter Capacity 20 for ASR 9922, 8 for ASR 9010, 4 for ASR 9006
Operational Temperature Base 5 °C
Operational Humidity Base 10%
Operational Humidity Peak 85%
Storage Temperature Range -40 °C to 75 °C
Storage Humidity Minimum 5%
Altitude for Operation -60m to +4000m
Optical Interfaces XFP Modules Necessary
Dimensions (W x H x L) 6.37 x 1.36 x 6.7 inches
Mass 0.7kg
Standards Compliance UL Listed, CSA Certified
Ethernet Compliance IEEE 802.3, 10GbE PHY Monitoring, IEEE 802.x Flow Control, Supports Full Duplex
Short-term Operational Temperature Span -5 °C to 55 °C
Electromagnetic Compatibility FCC 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 Cases Video-on-demand, IPTV, point-to-point video, Internet video streaming, cloud computing

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