The Cisco® 7613 Router is a high-performance router designed for deployment at the network edge where performance, IP services, and redundancy and fault resiliency are critical requirements. It enables Carrier Ethernet service providers to deploy an advanced network infrastructure that supports a range of IP video and triple-play (voice, video, and data) system applications in both the residential and business services markets. The Cisco 7613 enables enterprises to deploy advanced WAN and metropolitan-area network (MAN) networking solutions necessary to succeed in demanding, high-traffic environments.
Providing the foundation for a powerful combination of speed and services, the 13-slot Cisco 7613
Router is an outstanding choice for multiple applications. Whether deployed as a high-speed WAN aggregator, as a device for peering, as a residential broadband services aggregator, or as a device for Metro Ethernet aggregation and uplink, the Cisco 7613 meets requirements for redundancy, high availability, and rack density. In the point-of-presence (POP) service provider edge or the metropolitan network edge, the Cisco 7613 sets new standards as part of the industry-leading
Cisco 7600 Series Routers (Figure 1).
With a forwarding rate of up to 400-Mpps distributed and 720-Gbps total throughput, the Cisco
7613 provides performance and reliability with options for redundant route processors and power
supplies. The inclusion of two Gigabit Ethernet ports on the Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 with the Multilayer Switch Feature Card 3 (MSFC-3) or the new Cisco Route Switch Processor 720 (RSP 720) with the MSFC-4 used in the Cisco 7613 eliminates the need for a line-card slot for uplink ports. The result of this design is more efficient use of available line-card slots and increased deployment flexibility. Four Gigabit Ethernet ports are available for use in dual-route processor configurations.
Shared port adaptors (SPAs) on the SPA interface processors (SIPs) are available on the Cisco
7600 Series with interface speeds ranging from OC-3 to OC-192 and from Fast Ethernet to 10
Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco 7600 Series can also use the Cisco 7600 Series/Catalyst 6500 Series Enhanced FlexWAN Module to take advantage of most Cisco 7200 and 7500 Port Adapters for terminating DS-0 to OC-3 speeds. By using the Cisco Catalyst 6000 Series of Ethernet line cards in conjunction with the SIP-based SPAs and the enhanced FlexWAN module, the Cisco 7600 provides a multitude of options to scale WAN connectivity from DS-0 to OC-192 and LAN connectivity from 10-Mbps Ethernet through 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
The Cisco 7613 chassis accommodates a broad selection of line cards supporting numerous applications, including:
- SPAs and SIPs (Cisco 7600 Series SPA Interface Processor-200 [SIP-200], SIP-400, and
- Channelized T1/E1, Channelized T3, and Channelized OC-3/STM-1
- OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, OC-48/STM-16 Packet over SONET/SDH (PoS), and OC-
- OC-3/STM-1 ATM, OC-12/STM-4 ATM, and OC-48/STM-16 ATM
- Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet
- Enhanced FlexWAN module: Supporting Cisco 7200 and 7500 WAN Port Adapters from
DS-0 to OC-3 for channelized and ATM interfaces and also Fast Ethernet port adapters
- High-density Ethernet services modules: 10/100 Mbps, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit
- Services modules: IP Security (IPsec), firewall, distributed denial of service, intrusion detection systems, network analysis, and content switching commonly used, for example, in the Cisco Mobile Exchange solution
- Supervisor support: Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 (WS-SUP32-GE-3B and WS-SUP32-10GE-3B), Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 720 (WS-SUP720-3B and WS-SUP720-3BXL), and the new Cisco Route Switch Processor 720 (RSP720-3C and RSP720-3CXL)
The Cisco 7613 incorporates many service provider and high-end enterprise carrier-class requirements. Understanding the need to use rack space efficiently, Cisco designed this router for horizontal line-card configurations with side-to-side airflow and single-side connection management for both interface and power terminations. High availability is an inherent facet in the form of redundant power supplies and redundant fan-tray modules. Standard or extended cable- tray inserts provide unrestricted management of either fiber and coaxial or multiple conductor types with up to 48 10/100 cables per slot. Two chassis can be installed per 7-foot rack (33.3 in. [82.3 cm] height, 18 rack units [RUs]).