Cisco Part Number: A99-32X100GE-X-SE is a Cisco ASR 9900 3.2T Service Edge Line Card – 5th Generation
The 5th Generation 32-Port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card of the Cisco ASR 9900 Series sets a new standard in high-density networking by offering industry-leading performance. This line card seamlessly integrates into any slot of a Cisco ASR 9900 Series Aggregation Services Router, providing line-rate 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
Designed to alleviate bandwidth bottlenecks prevalent in networks experiencing significant growth in Video-on-Demand (VoD), IPTV, point-to-point video, Internet video, and cloud services traffic, these high-capacity line cards deliver unmatched efficiency. A single 100 Gigabit Ethernet port can now replace cumbersome 10 Gigabit Ethernet link aggregation bundles, streamlining network operations.
Utilizing QSFP technology, this line card boasts flexible interfaces supporting 100 Gigabit Ethernet, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet modes. This versatility empowers customers to tailor their network configuration according to their specific needs, all without the need for line card resets or restarts. Additionally, through a user-friendly Command Line Interface (CLI), configuring these different interface modes becomes a straightforward process.
Incorporating a “green design” ethos, these line cards offer the added benefit of power-saving features. Customers have the option to activate power-saving mode on unused slices, effectively reducing overall power consumption without compromising performance.
The ASR 9900 Series line card, depicted in Figure 1, along with its accompanying routers, serves as the cornerstone of scalable Carrier Ethernet and IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) networks. By providing a robust infrastructure, they facilitate the seamless delivery of profitable business, residential, and mobile services.
The A99-32X100GE-X-SE, 32-Port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card, from the ASR 9900 Series 5th Generation is fully interoperable with the Cisco ASR 9904 Router, ASR 9906 Router, ASR 9910 Router, ASR 9912 Router, and ASR 9922 Router models. However, to harness its cutting-edge, high-density 100 Gigabit Ethernet throughput, certain hardware components such as fabric cards, RP/RSP cards, and cooling systems in the chassis may necessitate updates. This line card, featuring 32 ports, is meticulously crafted to uphold full line rate without oversubscription.