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The Cisco® ASR 9000 Series 4-port Line Card and 8-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards deliver industry-leading high density, with line-rate 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, to any slot of a Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router. These high-capacity line cards are designed to remove bandwidth bottlenecks in the network that are caused by a large increase in Video-on-Demand (VoD), IPTV, point-to-point video, Internet video, and cloud services traffic. A single 100 Gigabit Ethernet port can now replace large 10 Gigabit Ethernet link aggregation bundles to simplify network operations. Based on Cisco CPAK™ technology, this line card has flexible interfaces that support 100 Gigabit Ethernet, 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet modes, so it gives customers the flexibility to mix and match interface types on the same line card.

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Cisco CPAK Pluggable interfaces
Provide the capacity to mix and match interface types across a single line card (for a complete list of supported pluggable interfaces, see the Cisco Optics Compatibility Matrix)

Layer 2 and Layer 3 services
Combined IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services

Carrier-class Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM)
NetFlow, IEEE 802.1ag, IEEE 802.3ah, ITU Y.1731, IP service-level agreement (IP SLA), virtual circuit connectivity verification (VCCV), ping, and traceroute

Cisco IOS® XR Software
Modular, patchable, scalable, highly available, carrier-core and edge-proven operating system

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