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Product Line: Cisco CRS Series
Product Type: Route Processor
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Product Description

The CRS-8-PRP-6G Cisco performance line card chassis features a dual-core Intel Xeon C3528 processor at 1.73 GHz and is equipped with 6 GB of memory, supporting high-performance operations. It offers a variety of connectivity options, including a management port supporting 10, 100, and 1000 Gigabit Ethernet, an RJ-45 console port, an RJ-45 auxiliary port, and an eUSB 2.0 port, along with two internal 32 GB SSDs for storage. Designed for compatibility with all Cisco CRS 4-Slot and 8-Slot Line Card Chassis, it operates within a temperature range of 5 °C to 40 °C, requiring a maximum power supply of 175 W.

FAQs for the CRS-8-PRP-6G

  • What are the chassis compatibility options for the Performance Line Card?
    Compatible with all Cisco CRS 4-Slot and 8-Slot Line Card Chassis.
  • How much memory is available on the Performance Line Card Chassis?
    The chassis is equipped with 6 GB of memory.
  • What types of management ports are available on this device?
    It includes an RJ-45 console port, an RJ-45 auxiliary port, a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet management port, and an eUSB 2.0 port.
  • What is the power consumption of the Performance Line Card Chassis?
    The maximum power consumption is 175 W.
  • Can you detail the network management capabilities of the Performance Line Card Chassis?
    It supports Cisco IOS XR Software CLI, SNMP, XML Interface, and Cisco Active Network Abstraction with XML Schema Support for programmatic interfaces.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the Performance Line Card Chassis?
    The chassis measures 20.6 in. in height, 1.3875 in. in width, 11.2 in. in depth, and weighs 8.75 lbs.
  • What are the operating and storage temperature ranges for the Performance Line Card Chassis?
    Operating temperatures range from 5 °C to 40 °C, while storage temperatures range from -40 °C to 70 °C.
  • Describe the internal storage options available on the Performance Line Card Chassis.
    It comes with two internal SSDs, each with a capacity of 32 GB.
  • What processor is used in the Performance Line Card Chassis, and how does it support redundancy?
    It utilizes a Dual Core Intel Xeon C3528 at 1.73 GHz with 1:1 route processor redundancy.
  • What are the relative humidity ranges for operating and storing the Performance Line Card Chassis?
    The operating relative humidity range is 5% to 85%, and the same range applies for storage.

Product Review

The Cisco CRS-8-PRP-6G offers high compatibility and flexibility, supporting both 4-slot and 8-slot line card chassis, which is beneficial for scalable network infrastructure. However, the maximum power consumption of 175W might be a concern for energy-efficient operations. Additionally, the dual-core Intel Xeon processor ensures reliable performance, but the 6GB memory may limit advanced processing capabilities in highly demanding environments.


The Cisco CRS-8-PRP-6G is designed to enhance the capabilities of Cisco CRS 4-Slot and 8-Slot Line Card Chassis systems, offering advanced processing power, memory, and management features. This route processor module is equipped with a dual-core Intel Xeon C3528 processor running at 1.73 GHz, ensuring efficient handling of networking tasks and operations. It comes with 6 GB of memory, facilitating smooth and reliable performance across various networking applications. Equipped with a comprehensive suite of ports, the Cisco CRS-8-PRP-6G includes an RJ-45 console port and an auxiliary port for traditional management and connectivity options. It also features a management port that supports 10, 100, and 1000 Gigabit Ethernet connections, providing versatile networking speeds and a USB port of the eUSB 2.0 standard for additional storage or peripheral connections. The module boasts two internal 32 GB solid-state drives (SSDs), offering ample storage for software, logs, and other critical data. The device operates on Cisco IOS XR software, a highly modular and scalable operating system designed to support complex, high-performance networks. It supports a range of network management protocols and interfaces, including CLI, SNMP, and an XML interface, facilitated by Cisco's Active Network Abstraction for comprehensive network management. Additionally, it offers programmatic interfaces with XML schema support, enabling customizable and automated network operations. Key hardware specifications of the Cisco CRS-8-PRP-6G include: - A height of 20.6 inches, a width of 1.3875 inches, and a depth of 11.2 inches, with a total weight of 8.75 lbs, making it a compact yet powerful component for any networking setup. - Power consumption peaks at 175 W, ensuring efficient operation without excessive energy use. - Environmental operating conditions are broad, with a minimum operating temperature of 5 °C and a maximum of 40 °C. Storage temperatures range from -40 °C to 70 °C, with humidity levels between 5% and 85%, ensuring reliability under various environmental conditions.
  • Route Processor Redundancy is offered at a 1:1 ratio, ensuring continuous operation and minimal downtime in the event of a failure.
  • Chassis Compatibility ensures the CRS-8-PRP-6G is suitable for use with all Cisco CRS 4-Slot and 8-Slot Line Card Chassis, providing a versatile solution for network expansion or upgrades.
  • Network Management is streamlined through Cisco IOS XR Software CLI, SNMP, XML Interface, and Cisco Active Network Abstraction, offering efficient, scalable, and flexible management options.
In summary, the Cisco CRS-8-PRP-6G route processor is a critical component for enhancing the performance and reliability of Cisco CRS Series routers. Its advanced processing capabilities, comprehensive port selection, ample storage, and support for Cisco IOS XR software make it an ideal choice for complex, high-demand networking environments.


Item Number and ManufacturerCisco CRS-8-PRP-6G
Card TypePerformance Routing Processor
Slot Capacity4 or 8 slots
Operating SystemCisco IOS XR
Framework CompatibilitySupports both 4-Slot and 8-Slot Cisco CRS Chassis
Console InterfaceRJ-45 Connection
Auxiliary InterfaceRJ-45 Connection
Management InterfaceGigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
USB InterfaceeUSB version 2.0
Built-in SSDTwo units, 32GB each
Network AdministrationManaged via Cisco IOS XR CLI, SNMP, XML
API SupportXML Schema
Vertical Size20.6 inches
Horizontal Size1.3875 inches
Depth11.2 inches
Mass8.75 pounds
Energy ConsumptionUp to 175 Watts
Operational Temp Low5 °C
Operational Temp High40 °C
Storage Temp Low-40 °C
Storage Temp High70 °C
Humidity Range Operating5% to 85%
Redundancy Option1:1 for Route Processor
Processor SpecificationDual Core Intel Xeon C3528, 1.73 GHz

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