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Product Line: Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS)
Product Type: Router
Original price $2,602.00 - Original price $6,675.00
Original price
$2,602.00 - $6,675.00
Current price $6,675.00
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Product Description

The NCS-5011 features 32 100 GE/40 GE ports and 128 25 GE/10 GE ports, delivering a maximum throughput of 3.2 Tbps. It is equipped with 32 GB mSATA storage and 16 GB DRAM, housed in a chassis measuring 1.72 in. in height, 17.3 in. in width, and 22.5 in. in depth, with a weight of 22.2 lbs. The device operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, supports a humidity range of 5% to 95% (Noncondensing), and is designed to meet NEBS standards GR-63-CORE and GR-1089-CORE, powered by Cisco IOS XR Software 6.1.0 Release or later.

Key Feature for the NCS-5011

  • What is the throughput performance of the networking device?
    The device offers up to 3.2 Tbps throughput.
  • How many 100 GE/40 GE ports does model X support?
    Model X supports 32 100 GE/40 GE ports.
  • What are the memory specifications of this device?
    This device is equipped with 16 GB DRAM and 32 GB mSATA storage.
  • What is the typical power consumption for this device?
    The typical power consumption is 228 W.
  • Can you provide the physical dimensions of the device?
    The device measures 1.72 in. in height, 17.3 in. in width, and 22.5 in. in depth, with a weight of 22.2 lbs.
  • What are the power input specifications of the device?
    AC input voltage ranges from 90 to 265 VAC, and DC input voltage ranges from -40 to -60 VDC.
  • What is the operating temperature range for this device?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C.
  • How many 25 GE/10 GE ports are available on this device?
    There are 128 25 GE/10 GE ports available.
  • What are the storage conditions recommended for this device?
    Storage temperature should be between -40 °C and 70 °C, with humidity up to 93%.
  • What software version is required to support this device?
    This device requires Cisco IOS XR Software 6.1.0 Release or later.

Product Review

The Cisco NCS-5011 offers a significant capacity for high-density networking with 32 ports for 100 GE/40 GE and 128 ports for 25 GE/10 GE, enabling versatile connectivity options for various network demands. With a throughput of up to 3.2 Tbps, it supports high-volume traffic, though its power consumption peaks at 508 W, which might be a consideration for energy-conscious deployments. Additionally, its compatibility with Cisco IOS XR Software 6.1.0 or later ensures a flexible and scalable network environment, but the operational temperature range limits its deployment in extreme conditions.


The Cisco NCS-5011 is a networking device designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and large-scale enterprise networks. This device offers a high level of performance, flexibility, and scalability, making it an ideal solution for managing extensive network infrastructures. At the core of the Cisco NCS-5011's capabilities is its impressive throughput of up to 3.2 Tbps, allowing for efficient data transmission across the network. This performance is supported by a substantial number of ports: 32 ports that support both 100 GE and 40 GE connections, and 128 ports for 25 GE and 10 GE connections. This range of port options provides the flexibility needed to accommodate various network architectures and speeds. The hardware specifications of the Cisco NCS-5011 include 32 GB of mSATA storage and 16 GB of DRAM memory. These specifications ensure that the device can handle significant volumes of data and complex networking tasks without performance degradation. The physical dimensions of the device are compact for its capabilities, measuring 1.72 inches in height, 17.3 inches in width, and 22.5 inches in depth, with a weight of 22.2 lbs. This makes it suitable for installation in a variety of environments without requiring excessive space. Power efficiency is another critical aspect of the Cisco NCS-5011, with a typical power consumption of 228 W and a maximum of 508 W. It supports both AC (90 to 265 VAC) and DC (-40 to -60 VDC) input voltages, providing flexibility in power supply options. The device operates effectively within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can withstand a relative humidity range from 5% (noncondensing) to 95% (noncondensing). Its storage conditions are also robust, capable of enduring temperatures from -40 °C to 70 °C and a storage humidity of 93%. The Cisco NCS-5011 is designed for reliability and durability, even in challenging environments. It operates at altitudes of up to 10,000 ft and offers adaptable airflow options, including front to back and back to front, to maintain optimal operating temperatures. It is also NEBS compliant, designed to meet GR-63-CORE and GR-1089-CORE standards, ensuring it can withstand various physical and environmental stresses. Key features include: - <>Up to 3.2 Tbps throughput, accommodating high traffic volumes. - <>Support for a wide range of port speeds, enhancing network flexibility. - <>NEBS compliance, ensuring reliability in challenging conditions. Additionally, the device is immune to a range of environmental and electromagnetic interferences, meeting standards such as EN55024, CISPR24, EN300386, KN24, and TCVN 7317: 2003. It supports Cisco IOS XR Software 6.1.0 Release or later, providing advanced networking features, security, and management capabilities. In summary, the Cisco NCS-5011 is engineered to support the needs of high-performance, high-volume networking environments. Its combination of throughput, port density, power efficiency, and environmental resilience makes it a powerful tool for modern network management.


Model NumberCisco NCS-5011
32/40 Gbps Ports Count32
25/10 Gbps Ports Quantity128
Data Transfer CapabilityUp to 3.2 Terabits per second
Internal Storage32GB mSATA
System Memory16GB DRAM
Unit Height1.72 inches
Unit Width17.3 inches
Unit Depth22.5 inches
Unit Weight22.2 pounds
AC Voltage Requirement90 to 265 VAC
DC Voltage Requirement-40 to -60 VDC
Average Power Usage228 Watts
Peak Power Usage508 Watts
Operational Temperature Range Low0 °C
Operational Temperature Range High40 °C
Operational Humidity Range Low5% (Non-condensing)
Operational Humidity Range High95% (Non-condensing)
Storage Temperature Range Low-40 °C
Storage Temperature Range High70 °C
Humidity During Storage93%
Maximum Elevation for OperationUp to 10,000 feet
Cooling MethodFront to Back, Back to Front Airflow
Compliance with NEBSMeets GR-63-CORE and GR-1089-CORE Standards
Immunity Standards ComplianceEN55024, CISPR24, EN300386, KN24, TCVN 7317: 2003
Required Operating SystemSupports Cisco IOS XR Software Version 6.1.0 and Above

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