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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco ASR 9000 Series
Product Type: Network interface module
Original price $0.00 - Original price $510.00
Original price
$0.00 - $510.00
Current price $510.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The A9K-MPA-4X10GE is a pluggable modular port adapter designed for use with the Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems, supporting up to 2 Modular Port Adapters with a card density of 20 on the Cisco ASR 9922, 8 on the ASR 9010, and 4 on the ASR 9006. It operates on the Cisco IOS® XR software and offers combined IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services. This adapter requires XFP optics, is IEEE 802.3 compliant for 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and supports applications such as video-on-demand, IPTV, and cloud-based computing.

Key Feature for the A9KMPA4X10GE

  • What form factor is required for the optics used with this device?
    XFP optics are required.
  • Which Cisco ASR systems are compatible with this hardware?
    The hardware is compatible with the Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems.
  • Can you detail the port density this hardware supports?
    It supports up to 2 Modular Port Adapters.
  • What is the operating temperature range for this device?
    The minimum nominal operating temperature is 5 °C, with a short-term minimum of -5 °C and a maximum short-term operating temperature of 55 °C.
  • How does this hardware comply with Ethernet standards?
    It is IEEE 802.3 compliant, supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHY Monitoring, IEEE 802.x Flow Control, and operates in full-duplex.
  • What are the certifications this product holds?
    It is UL Listed and CSA Certified.
  • What type of services can this hardware provide?
    It combines IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude for this device?
    The operating altitude range is from -60m to 4000m.
  • What software does this hardware run?
    It runs Cisco IOS® XR software.
  • What are the storage conditions for this hardware?
    The minimum storage temperature is -40 °C, the maximum is 75 °C, with humidity conditions ranging from 5% to 85%.

Product Review

The Cisco A9K-MPA-4X10GE offers versatility with its support for both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN, benefiting network engineers in complex deployment scenarios. It is specifically designed for compatibility with Cisco ASR 9000 series routers, ensuring seamless integration but limiting its use to this series. Despite its high port and card density, the requirement for XFP optics adds an additional consideration for deployment costs and compatibility.


The Cisco A9K-MPA-4X10GE is a Modular Port Adapter designed to provide high-speed networking capabilities. It is specifically engineered for compatibility with the Cisco ASR 9000 series, including the ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems. This module offers a pluggable form factor, ensuring easy integration and upgradeability within network infrastructures. It supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN, making it a versatile choice for a wide range of networking applications. The device operates on Cisco IOS® XR software, known for its scalability and resilience in network operations. The A9K-MPA-4X10GE supports up to 2 Modular Port Adapters, with card density varying by the chassis: 20 for the ASR 9922, 8 for the ASR 9010, and 4 for the ASR 9006. It requires XFP optics for connectivity and is designed to operate within a broad range of environmental conditions. The minimum operating temperature is set at 5 °C, with a short-term operational range extending down to -5 °C and up to 55 °C, ensuring reliability under various climatic conditions. The device's operating humidity ranges from 10% to 85%, and it can function at altitudes from -60m to 4000m, accommodating a wide array of installation environments. Dimensionally, the A9K-MPA-4X10GE measures 6.37 inches in width, 1.36 inches in height, and 6.7 inches in length, with a weight of 0.87kg. It adheres to multiple certifications, including UL Listed and CSA Certified, ensuring compliance with international safety and operational standards. Ethernet capabilities are fully supported, with compliance to IEEE 802.3 for 10 Gigabit Ethernet, including PHY monitoring and IEEE 802.x flow control. It also ensures full-duplex operation for maximum bandwidth utilization. Its EMC standards compliance includes FCC Class A, ICES 003 Class A, and several others, ensuring minimal electromagnetic interference in sensitive environments. The A9K-MPA-4X10GE is well-suited for a variety of applications, including video-on-demand, IPTV, point-to-point video, Internet video, and cloud-based computing, making it a flexible solution for modern networking demands. Key features include: -
  • Compatibility with Cisco ASR 9000 series for seamless integration.
  • Support for a wide range of Layer 2 and Layer 3 services.
  • Designed for operation in diverse environmental conditions.
In summary, the Cisco A9K-MPA-4X10GE is a powerful and adaptable Modular Port Adapter that offers advanced networking capabilities, designed to meet the requirements of modern, high-demand network environments. Its support for a wide array of services and standards, along with its operational resilience, makes it a valuable component for any network leveraging the Cisco ASR 9000 series infrastructure.


Part Number Cisco A9K-MPA-4X10GE
Manufacturer Cisco
Physical Configuration Modular
Networking Capabilities Supports IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN
Operating System Cisco IOS® XR
System Compatibility Works with Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, 9001
Modular Port Adapter Slots Maximum of 2
Maximum Card Capacity 20 (ASR 9922), 8 (ASR 9010), 4 (ASR 9006)
Lowest Operating Temperature 5 °C
Operating Humidity Minimum 10%
Operating Humidity Maximum 85%
Storage Temperature Range -40 °C to 75 °C
Storage Humidity Range 5% to 85%
Altitude for Operation -60m to 4000m
Optics Compatibility XFP Required
Dimensions 6.37 x 1.36 x 6.7 inches
Mass 0.87kg
Approvals and Standards UL, CSA
Ethernet Compliance IEEE 802.3, 10GbE Monitoring, IEEE 802.x Flow Control, Duplex
Short-Term Temperature Extremes -5 °C to 55 °C
EMC Compliance FCC, ICES 003, AS/NZS 3548, CISPR 22, VCCI, BSMI, IEC/EN 61000-3-2, IEC/EN 61000-3-3
Potential Uses Video-on-demand, IPTV, video streaming, Internet video, cloud services

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