Cisco Network Convergence System 5500 Series

Data Sheet
Cisco Network Convergence System 5500 Series
Cloud Scale for WAN Aggregation
The Cisco® Network Convergence System 5500 Series offers industry-leading density of routed 100 Gigabit
Ethernet (100GE) ports for high-scale WAN aggregation. The NCS 5500 Series is designed to efficiently scale
between data centers and large enterprise, web, and service provider WAN and aggregation networks.
Product Overview
The Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 5500 modular chassis series includes the Cisco NCS 5508
modular chassis and the Cisco NCS 5516 modular chassis (Figure 1). The Cisco NCS 5508 supports up to eight
line cards, six switch fabric cards, two route processors, two system controllers, three fan trays, and eight power
supplies.
Figure 1.
Cisco NCS 5508 and NCS 5516 Chassis
The Cisco NCS 5516 supports up to 16 line cards, 6 switch fabric cards, 2 route processors, 2 system controllers,
3 fan trays, and 10 power supplies. Both routers support 10, 25, 40, 50* and 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
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Cisco NCS 5500 Chassis Components
The Cisco NCS 5500 chassis are built using the components illustrated in Figure 2, which are described in the
following sections. Figure 2 shows components of a Cisco NCS 5508 chassis. The NCS 5516 uses the same
components with the exception of chassis-specific fabric modules and chassis-specific fan trays. The Cisco NCS
5516 has 16 line cards.
Figure 2.
Cisco NCS 5508 Chassis Components
Cisco NCS 5500 Series Line Cards
The NCS 5500 chassis supports the Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP) Cisco NCS 5500 Series line
cards described in Table 1.
Table 1.
Cisco NCS 5500 Series Line Cards
36-Port 100GE Line Card (part number: NC55-36X100G)
● 36-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP line card
● 6 forwarding application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs)
● On-chip tables for 256K IPv4 or 64K IPv6 routes
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● On-chip tables for 750K IPv4 host routes, MAC, and labels
● On-chip ternary content-addressable memory (TCAM) for network
access control lists (ACLs) and QoS
● Supports QSFP28 100GE and QSFP+ 40GE optics
● Supports 4 x 10GE, 4 x 25GE, or 2 x 50GE* with breakout mode
24-Port 100GE and 12-Port 40GE Scale Line Card (part number:
NC55-24H12F-SB)
● 24 ports 100/40 Gigabit Ethernet and 12 ports 40GE QSFP28/QSFP+
line card with high scale
● 4 forwarding ASICs
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● FIB scale up 2M IPv4 or 512K IPv6 routes (FIB scale up to 2.75M IPv4
routes if combined with memory below)
● On-chip tables for 750K IPv4 host routes, MAC, and labels
● On-chip TCAM for network ACLs and QoS
● Supports QSFP28 100GE and QSFP+ 40GE optics
● Supports 4 x 10GE, 4 x 25GE, or 2 x 50GE* with breakout mode
24-Port 100GE Scale Line Card (part number: NC55-24X100G-SB)
● 24 ports 100 Gigabit Ethernet with high scale
● 4 forwarding ASICs
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● FIB scale up 2M IPv4 or 512K IPv6 routes (FIB scale up to 2.75M IPv4
routes if combined with memory below)
● On-chip tables for 750K IPv4 host routes, MAC, and labels
● On-chip TCAM for network ACLs and QoS
● Supports QSFP28 100GE and QSFP+ 40GE optics
● Supports 4 x 10GE, 4 x 25GE, or 2 x 50GE* with breakout mode
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18-Port 100GE and 18-Port 40GE Line Card (part number: NC5518H18F-BA)
● 18 ports 100/40 Gigabit Ethernet and 18 ports 40GE QSPF28/QSFP+
line card at base scale
● 3 forwarding ASICs
● FIB scale up 256K IPv4 or 64K IPv6 routes (FIB scale up to 1M IPv4
routes if combined with memory below)
For more details:
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● On-chip tables for 750K IPv4 host routes, MAC, and MPLS labels
● On-chip TCAM for network ACLs and QoS
● Supports QSFP28 100GE and QSFP+ 40GE optics
● Supports 4 x 10GE, 4 x 25GE, or 2 x 50GE* with breakout mode
*
50GE qualification is in progress, support will be added later.
Cisco NCS 5500 Series Switch Fabric Cards
As part of the NCS 5500 Series, the Cisco NCS 5508 and Cisco NCS 5516 chassis have a Clos fabric design that
interconnects the line cards with rear-mounted fabric modules. It supports up to six switch fabric cards; all fabric
cards are directly connected to all line cards. With load balancing across fabric cards, the architecture achieves
optimal bandwidth distribution within the chassis. (See Table 2.)
Table 2.
Cisco NCS 5500 Series Switch Fabric Card
NCS 5508 Switch Fabric Card
● 6 fabric cards per chassis
● Each fabric card provides 900 Gbps bandwidth to every line card slot in
the chassis with a total of 5.4 Tbps combined with 6 fabrics
● N+1 redundancy
● Graceful bandwidth reduction if two or more are down
● Single stage
● Direct mate to line cards; no midplane
NCS 5516 Switch Fabric Card
● 6 fabric cards per chassis
● Each fabric card provides 900 Gbps bandwidth to every line card slot in
the chassis with a total of 5.4 Tbps combined with 6 fabrics
● N+1 redundancy
● Graceful bandwidth reduction if two or more are down
● Single stage
● Direct mate to line cards; no midplane
Cisco NCS 5500 Series Route Processor
A pair of redundant route processor cards manages all routing operations on the Cisco NCS 5508 chassis.
(See Table 3.)
Table 3.
Cisco NCS 5500 Series Route Processor Module
NCS 5500 Series Route Processor
● 6 cores at 2.2 GHz
● 24 GB DRAM
● 256 GB flash
● 2 USB
● Console
● Management Ethernet
● Clock inputs
Cisco NCS 5500 Series System Controller
A pair of redundant system controllers offloads chassis management functions from the route processor cards. The
controllers are responsible for managing power supplies and fan trays and monitoring the environmental conditions
in the chassis. (See Table 4.)
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Table 4.
Cisco NCS 5500 Series System Controller
● Dual core at 1.3GHz
NCS 5500 Series System Controller
● Ethernet Out-of-Band Channel (EOBC) for internal connection between
line cards, fabric cards, and supervisors
● Ethernet Protocol Channel (EPC) for traffic punted to the RP
Cisco NCS 5500 Series Power Supply
The Cisco NCS 5500 Series supports hot-swappable, front-panel-accessible power supplies. N+1 and N+N (grid)
redundancy modes are supported for a fully loaded Cisco NCS 5508, and N+1 and N+M redundancy modes are
supported for a fully loaded Cisco NCS 5516. The 3000W AC and DC power supplies are 80 Plus Platinum rated,
providing more than 92 percent efficiency across typical workloads. (See Table 5.)
The additional unused power-supply slots are not needed with existing line cards, but they offer headroom to
support higher-bandwidth line cards in the future.
Table 5.
Cisco NCS 5500 Series Power Supplies
NCS 5500 Series 3kW AC Power Supply
● 3000W AC power supply, single 20A input, 220V
● N+1 or N+N grid redundancy supported for Cisco NCS 5508
● N+1 or N+M redundancy supported for Cisco NCS 5516
● Hot swappable
● Front-panel-accessible
● 50 to 60 Hz frequency
● 92% or greater efficiency (20 to 100% load)
● RoHS compliant
NCS 5500 Series 3kW DC Power Supply
● 3000W DC power supply
● Input voltage: -40V to -72V DC (min-max), -48V to -60V DC (nominal)
● N+1 or N+N grid redundancy supported for Cisco NCS 5508
● N+1 or N+M redundancy supported for Cisco NCS 5516
● Hot swappable
● Front-panel-accessible
● 50 to 60 Hz frequency
● 92% or greater efficiency (20 to 100% load)
● RoHS compliant
Cisco NCS 5500 Series Fan Trays
Three hot-swappable fan trays are supported on the NCS 5508 and NCS 5516 chassis with front-to-back cooling.
Each fan tray covers two fabric modules and can be removed for access.
Software Requirements
The Cisco NCS 5508 supports Cisco IOS® XR Software Release 6.0 and later, and the Cisco NCS 5516 supports
Cisco IOS XR Software Release 6.1 and later.
For a complete list of supported features, refer to the Cisco Feature Navigator.
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Specifications
Tables 6 through 8 list key specifications for the Cisco NCS 5500 Series. (Check software release notes for feature
support information.)
Supported Optics Modules
A detailed list of all supported optics by the NCS 5500 Series is posted at
http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/routers/network-convergence-system-5500-series/frettaoptics-compatibility-matrix.pdf.
Environment
Table 6.
Environmental Properties
Property
Cisco NCS 5500 Series
Physical (H x W x D)
● Cisco NCS 5508
● 22.70 x 17.50 x 30.00 in. (57.78 x 44.50 x 76.20 cm)
● Cisco NCS 5516
● 36.70 x 17.50 x 31.76 in. (93.41 x 44.50 x 80.67 cm)
Operating temperature
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Nonoperating (storage) temperature
-40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
Humidity
5 to 95% (noncondensing)
Altitude
0 to 9842 ft (0 to 3000m)
Weight and Typical Power
Table 7.
Weight and Power Consumption
Component
Weight
Chassis
● Cisco NCS 5508 Chassis
● 150 lb (68.2 kg)
● Cisco NCS 5516 Chassis
● 192 lb (87.3 kg)
Power supply
● NCS 5500 AC 3kW Power Supply
● 6.2 lb (2.8 kg)
● NCS 5500 DC 3kW Power Supply
● 6.4 lb (2.9 kg)
Typical Power
Maximum Power
-
-
-
-
Fan tray (3 maximum)
● NCS 5508 Fan Tray
● 8.25 lb (3.7 kg)
● 75W
● 290W per fan tray
● NCS 5516 Fan Tray
● 10.0 lb (4.54 kg)
● 120W
● 580W per fan tray
● NCS 5508 Fabric Card
● 9.59 lb (4.4 kg)
● 240W
● 250W per fabric card
● NCS 5516 Fabric Card
● 11.5 lb (5.2 kg)
● 650W
● 775W per fabric card
● 6.00 lb (2.72 kg)
● 35W
● 90W per route processor
● 1.91 lb (0.9 kg)
● 15W
● 35W per system controller
Switch Fabric card (6 maximum)
Route Processor (2 maximum)
● NCS 5500 Route Processor
System controller (2 maximum)
● NCS 5500 System Controller
Regulatory Standards Compliance
Table 8.
Regulatory Standards Compliance: Safety and EMC
Specification
Description
Regulatory compliance
Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
Safety
● UL 60950-1 Second Edition
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Specification
Description
● CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
● EN 60950-1 Second Edition
● IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
● AS/NZS 60950-1
● GB4943
EMC: Emissions
● 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
● AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
● CISPR22 Class A
● EN55022 Class A
● ICES003 Class A
● VCCI Class A
● EN61000-3-2
● EN61000-3-3
● KN22 Class A
● CNS13438 Class A
EMC: Immunity
● EN55024
● CISPR24
● EN300386
● KN 61000-4 series
RoHS
The product is RoHS-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-ball grid-array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit
connectors.
Ordering Information
Table 9 provides ordering information.
Table 9.
Ordering Information
Part Number
Product Description
Cisco NCS 5500 Series Common Hardware
NC55-RP
NCS 5500 Route Processor
NC55-RP=
NCS 5500 Route Processor Spare
NC55-SC
NCS 5500 System Controller
NC55-SC=
NCS 5500 System Controller Spare
NC55-PWR-3KW-AC
NCS 5500 AC 3KW Power Supply
NC55-PWR-3KW-AC=
NCS 5500 AC 3KW Power Supply Spare
NC55-PWR-3KW-DC
NCS 5500 DC 3KW Power Supply
NC55-PWR-3KW-DC=
NCS 5500 DC 3KW Power Supply Spare
NC55-RP-BLNK
NCS 5500 Route Processor Blank Filler
NC55-RP-BLNK=
NCS 5500 Route Processor Blank Filler Spare
NC55-5500-LC-BLNK
NCS 5500 Line Card Blank Filler
NC55-5500-LC-BLNK=
NCS 5500 Line Card Blank Filler Spare
NC55-PS-BLNK
NCS 5500 Power Supply Blank Filler
NC55-PS-BLNK=
NCS 5500 Power Supply Blank Filler Spare
NC55-5500-RMK-E
NCS 5500 Extended Rack Mounting Kit (Supports depth of 4-post rack from 36"~42)
NC55-5500-RMK-E=
NCS 5500 Extended Rack Mounting Kit Spare (Supports depth of 4-post rack from 36"~42)
NC55-5500-ACC-KIT
NCS 5500 Accessory Kit
NC55-5500-ACC-KIT=
NCS 5500 Accessory Kit Spare
Cisco NCS 5508 Chassis Hardware
NCS-5508
NCS5500 8 Slot Single Chassis, Spare
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Part Number
Product Description
NCS-5508=
NCS5500 8 Slot Single Chassis, Spare
NC55-5508-FC
NCS 5508 Fabric Card
NC55-5508-FC=
NCS 5508 Fabric Card, Spare
NC55-5508-FAN
NCS 5508 Fan Tray
NC55-5508-FAN=
NCS 5508 Fan Tray, Spare
NC55-5508-RMK
NCS 5508 Rack Mounting Kit (Supports depth of 4-post rack from 24"~32")
NC55-5508-RMK=
NCS 5508 Rack Mounting Kit Spare (Supports depth of 4-post rack from 24"~32")
Cisco NCS 5516 Chassis Hardware
NCS-5516
NCS5500 16 Slot Single Chassis, Spare
NCS-5516=
NCS5500 16 Slot Single Chassis, Spare
NC55-5516-FC
NCS 5516 Fabric Card
NC55-5516-FC=
NCS 5516 Fabric Card, Spare
NC55-5516-FAN
NCS 5516 Fan Tray
NC55-5516-FAN=
NCS 5516 Fan Tray, Spare
NC55-5516-RMK
NCS 5516 Rack Mounting Kit (Supports depth of 4-post rack from 24"~32")
NC55-5516-RMK=
NCS 5516 Rack Mounting Kit Spare (Supports depth of 4-post rack from 24"~32")
Cisco NCS 5500 Series Line Cards
NC55-36X100G-BA
NCS 5500 36x100G Base
NC55-36X100G-BA=
NCS 5500 36x100G Base Line Card, Spare
NC55-24H12F-SB
NCS 5500 24X100GE and 12X40G Scale Base Line Card
NC55-100G-SE-LIC
NCS 5500 40GE to 100GE Scale Port Upgrade License Option (For 24H12F Line Card)
NC55-24H12F-SB=
NCS 5500 24X100GE and 12X40G Scale Base Line Card, Spare
NC55-100G-SE-LIC=
NCS 5500 40GE to 100GE Scale Port Upgrade License Option (For 24H12F Line Card), Spare
NC55-24X100G-SB
NCS 5500 24x100G Scale Base Line Card
NC55-24X100G-SB=
NCS 5500 24x100G Scale Base Line Card, Spare
NC55-18H18F-BA
NCS 5500 18X100G and 18X40G Base Line Card
NC55-100G-LIC
NCS 5500 40G to 100G Upgrade License (For 18H18F Line Card)
NC55-18H18F-BA=
NCS 5500 18X100G and 18X40G Base Line Card, Spare
NC55-100G-LIC=
NCS 5500 40G to 100G Upgrade License (For 18H18F Line Card), Spare
Software and Licenses
XR-NC55-P-06.00
IOS-XR 6.0 Release Software License
XR-NC55-PK9-06.00
IOS-XR 6.0 Release Software License
XR-NC55-P-06.01
IOS-XR 6.1 Release Software License
XR-NC55-PK9-06.01
IOS-XR 6.1 Release Software License
NC55-L3VPN-LIC
NCS 5500 100G L3VPN License
NC55-L3VPN-LIC=
NCS 5500 100G L3VPN License, Spare
NC55-L2VPN-LIC
NCS 5500 100G L2VPN License
NC55-L2VPN-LIC=
NCS 5500 100G L2VPN License, Spare
Warranty
The Cisco NCS 5500 Series has a 1-year limited hardware warranty. The warranty includes hardware replacement
with a 10-day turnaround from receipt of a return materials authorization (RMA).
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