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CISCO 7200 AND 7301 SERIES ROUTERS

Cisco® 7200VXR Series routers deliver outstanding
versatility in a compact form factor; they are
particularly suitable for applications that require
Gigabit Ethernet and OC-3/STM-1 Packet over
SONET (POS) connectivity with exceptional IP
services performance. Offering packet-processing
speeds of up to one million packets per second,
three built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports on the routing
engine, a huge range of port-adaptor options, and
an unparalleled number of sophisticated IP service
capabilities, the Cisco 7200VXR is an ideal highend branch-office aggregation router.

Cisco
7200

Regional or
Head Office

THIS IS THE POWER
ER OF THE NETWORK.

Compact Form Factor

Connectivity options available for the Cisco 7200VXR and

The Cisco 7200VXR can support up to six port adapters in a fully

7301 include:

modular three-rack-unit (3RU) form factor. Up to 16 chassis can be

• Ethernet at 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps rates

supported in a single 7-foot rack. With its smaller form factor, the

• Token Ring

Cisco 7301 provides the most powerful and feature-rich 1RU router

• High-Speed Serial Interface (HSSI)

solution in the industry.

• Enterprise Systems Connection (ESCON)
• ISDN Primary Rate Interface (PRI) and Basic Rate Interface (BRI)

Exceptional Value
As the most powerful Cisco single-processor platform, the Cisco
7200VXR offers customers a superior price-performance ratio
supporting high-speed media and high-density configu-rations with
up to 1 Mpps processing at a cost-effective price point.

Figure 1.

Service Provider
Services

The latest generation of integrated services routers such
as the Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series platforms enable
the deployment of sophisticated communications services
and applications in even the smallest of remote offices.
However, the ultimate success of such deployments and
their operation depend on the installation of an efficient
and scalable system at the network aggregation points.
The Cisco 7200VXR is ideally suited to meet this challenge
and deliver these applications transparently.

Cisco 7206VXR and NPE-G1 processor

A primary strengths of the Cisco 7200VXR are its
modularity and flexibility. It offers a choice of 4- and 6-slot
chassis, a selection of processors providing up to 1 Mpps,
an extensive range of LAN and WAN interfaces, and single
or dual power supplies, helping enable customers to
customize their systems to achieve desired levels of
performance, connectivity, and capacity. The Cisco
7200VXR Series is typically deployed for general
enterprise WAN aggregation, voice over IP (VoIP), security,
and various other IP applications because of its
exceptionally broad routing features. Its flexibility,
modularity, and cost-effectiveness offer both investment
protection and maximum return on investment,
allowing organizations to upgrade and redeploy a Cisco
7200VXR Series router as business and network
requirements change.

Figure 2.

Figure 3.

Cisco 7301

The Cisco 7200VXR Offers a Huge Range of
Connection Options

As a compact form factor of the Cisco 7200VXR, the Cisco
7301 uses the same processor engine as the Cisco
7200VXR to provide throughput of up to 1 Mpps. It also
offers extensive port-adapter support. Similar to the Cisco
7200VXR with the NPE-G1 Network Processing Engine, the
Cisco 7301 provides three built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet
ports and support for one port adapter. The Cisco 7301
also supports AC and DC power supplies with the option
of dual power supplies in applications where increased
resiliency is required.

Modular Slots for Cisco 7204
Modular Slots for Cisco 7206
Modular Slots for Cisco 7301
Supported Port Adapters
Online insertion and removal (OIR)
of port adapters
Internal Power Supply
AC input voltage
DC input voltage
Power consumption (maximum)
Cisco 7200VXR
Cisco 7301
Field-replaceable units
Cisco 7200VXR
Cisco 7301
Dimensions (Hight x Width x Depth)
Cisco 7200VXR
Cisco 7301

Yes
AC or DC with optional
redundancy
100–240 VAC wide input with
power factor correction
–24 to –60 VDC for global DC
power requirements

5.25 x 16.8 x 17 in.
(13.3 x 42.6 x 43.2 cm)
1.73 x 17.3 x 13.9 in.
(4.4 x 44 x 35.3 cm)

IP or MPLS

features, the Cisco 7200VXR Series helps enable enterprises to build
highly efficient networks that can both optimize bandwidth usage
and guarantee the performance of delay- and loss-sensitive
applications such as voice and video.

and Cisco 7200VXR Series VPN routers deliver IP Security (IPSec)
encryption scalability to 280 Mbps for the most demanding headend
and site-to-site VPN deployments.

include support for a fully featured stateful firewall, intrusion

Cisco
7200

Cisco
7200

Service Provider
Network or
Public Internet

prevention, access control lists (ACLs), and IPSec. Possessing the
intelligence and performance to accurately identify, classify, and stop
malicious or damaging traffic in real time, the Cisco 7301 and Cisco
7200VXR help enable the network to proactively defend itself.

Dynamically
configured IPSec
Tunnels

Service
Provider
Network or
Private WAN
Network

IP or MPLS

IP, MPLS, Frame
Relay, or ATM

• POS STM-1/OC-3

Connectivity with the Cisco 7200VXR and Cisco 7301 is provided
by port adaptors that are inserted into dedicated slots within the
system chassis. Different port adaptors can be combined to match
precisely the connection requirements based on the cost and
availability of carrier services.

replacement. With 100-percent modularity—processor, I/O controller,
port adapter, power supply, and memory are all modular
components—the Cisco 7200VXR can be continuously upgraded.
This helps ensure that the Cisco 7200VXR consistently delivers the
original investment.

The security capabilities of the Cisco 7301 and Cisco 7200VXR

Regional or
Head Office

• ATM from E1/T1 to STM-1/OC-3

highest levels of performance and functions while preserving the

Enhanced Security

PSTN

• Channelized and unchannelized E1/T1, E3/T3, and STM-1/OC-3

scalability to meet changing needs without requiring chassis

Using the VPN Acceleration Module 2+ (VAM2+), the Cisco 7301

Regional or
Head Office

• Serial lines X.21, V.35, RS-232, or E1/T1 (Frame Relay or IP)

This breadth of connectivity options combines with flexibility and

VPN Support

PBX

• Digital voice

• Dynamic Packet Transport (DPT)

Simplified Network Convergence
The Cisco 7200VXR Series Multiservice Interchange (MIX)-enabled

Remote Offices
Equipped with
Either Cisco 1800,
2800 or 3800 Series
Routers

Application capabilities of the Cisco 7200VXR and 7301 include:
• Multiprotocol routing—IPv4, IPv6, Internetwork Packet Exchange
(IPX), DECnet, Systems Network Architecture (SNA), etc.
• IBM SNA integration with IP networks
• Security—Stateful firewall; intrusion prevention system (IPS);
hardware encryption for IPSec; Network Address Translation

Maximum ROI

(NAT); ACL; and authentication, authorization, and accounting

A low price-per-port entry point makes the value of the Cisco 7301

(AAA)

and Cisco 7200VXR unbeatable, while allowing customers to easily

• Network-based application recognition (NBAR)

upgrade and redeploy their equipment as network needs change. The

• Data, voice, and video integration

processor-based system architecture helps ensure that new functions

• Quality of service (QoS)

can be applied quickly and easily through simple software updates.

• Broadband aggregation (L2TP network server [LNS] and L2TP

Flexibility and Modularity

• Route reflector

A rapidly developing global commercial environment means that

• Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)— Provider and Provider

access concentrator [LAC])

Remote Offices

Remote Offices

Equipped with
Either Cisco 1800,
2800 or 3800 Series
Routers

Equipped with
Either Cisco 1800,
2800 or 3800
Series Routers

enterprises and organizations need solutions that can both fit their

Edge functions, MPLS virtual private networking (MPLS VPN,

present needs and help them build toward the emerging demands of

Layer 2 and Layer 3); MPLS QoS; and MPLS Traffic Engineering

the future. To meet these challenging requirements, the Cisco

(MPLS-TE)

7200VXR offers a tremendous variety of feature and connectivity

• Multicast

options that provide exceptional deployment flexibility.

• Dynamic Multipoint VPNs (DMVPNs)

The Cisco 7200VXR and Cisco 7301 draw on the extensive array of
Figure 5.
The Cisco 7200VXR Enables the Deployment of Efficient and Cost-Effective Voice-over-Packet
Solutions for Site-to-Site and PSTN Break-Out Solutions

Figure 4.
Dynamic Multipoint VPNs Greatly Simplify the Creation and
Management of Site-to-Site Encrypted Tunnels

features available within Cisco IOS® Software to deliver an unrivalled
range of capabilities without compromising flexibility.

Cisco 7200VXR and 7301 Port-Adapter Support
Weight (fully loaded chassis)
Cisco 7200VXR
Cisco 7301
Performance
Console Port
Auxiliary Port
Built-in Ethernet ports

Base Configuration for 7200VXR
Base Configuration for 7301

Compression
Encryption
Cisco IOS Software

370 watts
75 watts
Processor, memory, power supply,
I/O card, and port adapters
Port adapters

ATM or
Frame Relay

WAN aggregation device. With the latest quality-of-service (QoS)

Cisco 7200VXR and 7301 Series Specifications
700 Mhz
64 MB (expandable to 256 MB)
256 MB (expandable to 1 GB)
Cisco IOS Software image
dependant; refer to the
Cisco IOS Software Upgrade
Planner for details
4
6
1
70+ (see table right)

Leased-Line
Aggregation

backplane allows for integration of data, voice, and video in a single

The Cisco 7301 is most attractive when customers are
looking for the performance and functions of Cisco
7200VXR Series routers but desire a more compact form
factor for dedicated applications.

Processor (NPE-G1)
Flash Memory
System DRAM Memory
Memory Requirements

Leased
Line

now.

Useful URLs

50 lb (23 kg)
11 lb (4.8 kg)
Up to 1 million packets per second
(depending on configuration)
1
1
3 x 10/100/1000 copper or optical
(Cisco 7200VXR through
gigabit interface converter [GBIC],
Cisco 7301 through Small FormFactor Pluggable [SFP])
4- or 6-slot chassis,
1 AC power supply, IP software
1-slot chassis, integrated NPE-G1
Network Processing
Engine, single AC power supply
Software and hardware (VAM)
Software and hardware (VAM)
Supported in Cisco IOS T, S
and mainline release trains

www.cisco.com/go/7200
www.cisco.com/go/software

ATM Port-Adapter
Part Numbers
PA-A3-8T1IMA
PA-A3-8E1IMA
PA-A3-T3
PA-A3-E3

PA-A3-OC3-MM/SMI/SML
PA-A6-T3
PA-A6-E3

PA-A6-OC3-MM/SMI/SML
LAN Port-Adapter
Part Numbers
PA-A3-T3/E3
PA-2FE-TX/FX
PA-4E
PA-5EFL
PA-8E
PA-FE-TX/FX
PA-GE
PA-4R-DTR

Description
8-port ATM inverse multiplexer T1
8-port ATM inverse multiplexer E1 (120 ohm)
1-port ATM-enhanced T3 (4000 virtual connections)
1- ATM-enhanced E3 (4000 virtual connections)
1-port ATM-enhanced OC-3c/STM-1 multimode,
intermediate reach (IR), long reach (LR)
(4000 virtual connections)
1-port ATM-enhanced T3 (8000 virtual connections)
1-port ATM-enhanced E3 (8000 virtual connections)
1-port ATM-enhanced OC-3c/STM-1 multimode,
IR, LR
(8000 virtual connections)
Description
1-port ATM-enhanced DS-3 Ethernet
2-port Fast Ethernet 100BASE-TX/FX
4-port Ethernet 10BASE-T
5-port Ethernet 10BASE-FL
8-port Ethernet 10BASE -T
1-port Fast Ethernet 100BASE-FX/TX
Gigabit Ethernet
4-port dedicated Token Ring, 4/16 Mbps, half duplex
(HDX) or full duplex (FDX)

Cisco
7200VXR
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Cisco
7301
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Cisco
7200VXR
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Cisco
7301
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

No

Serial Port-Adapter
Part Numbers
PA-4E1G/120
PA-4T+
PA-8T-232
PA-H
PA-2H
PA-E3
PA-2E3
PA-T3+
PA-2T3+
Multi Channel PortAdapter Part Numbers
PA-4B-U
PA-8B-S/T
PA-MC-2T(1)
PA-MC-4T(1)
PA-MC-8T(1)
PA-MC-8TE1+
PA-MC-2E1/120
PA-MC-8E1/120
PA-MC-E3
PA-MC-T3
PA-MC-2T3+
PA-MC-STM-1MM

Description
4-port E1 G.703 serial (120 ohm, balanced)
4-port serial , enhanced
8-port serial, RS-232
1-port HSSI
2-port HSSI
1-port E3 serial with E3 digital service unit (DSU)
2-port E3 serial with E3 DSUs
1-port T3 serial (enhanced)
2-port T3 serial (enhanced)
Description
4-port BRI, U interface
8-port BRI, S/T interface
2-port multichannel T1 with integrated channel service
units (CSUs)/DSUs
4-port multichannel T1 with integrated CSUs/DSUs
8-port multichannel T1 with integrated CSUs/DSUs
8-port multichannel T1/E1
2-port multichannel E1 with G.703 120-ohm interface
8-port multichannel E1 with G.703 120-ohm interface
1-port multichannel E3
1-port multichannel T3
2-port multichannel T3
1-port multichannel STM-1 multimode

Cisco
7200VXR
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cisco
7200VXR
Yes
Yes

Cisco
7301
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cisco
7301
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

PA-MCX-2TE1
2-port MIX-enabled multichannel T1/E1 with CSU/DSU
PA-MCX-4TE1
4-port MIX-enabled multichannel T1/E1 with CSU/DSU
PA-MCX-8TE1
8-port MIX-enabled multichannel T1/E1 with CSU/DSU
POS Port-Adapter
Description
Part Numbers
PA-POS-OC3-MM
1-port POS OC-3c/STM-1 multimode (MM)
PA-POS-OC3-SMI
1-port POS OC-3c/STM-1 single mode (IR)
PA-POS-OC3-SML
1-port POS OC-3c/STM-1 single mode (LR)
PA-POS-1OC3
1-port POS OC-3c/STM-1
PA-POS-2OC3
2-port POS OC-3c/STM-1
PA-4C-E
1-port-enhanced ESCON channel
DPT Port-Adapter
Description
Part Numbers
PA-SRP-OC12MM/SMI/SMX DPT-OC-12 MM/IR/LR
Digital Voice
Description
Port-Adapter
Part Numbers
PA-VXC-2TE1+
2-port T1/E1 high-capacity enhanced voice
PA-VXB-2TE1+
2-port T1/E1 moderate-capacity enhanced voice
PA-VXA-1TE1-24+/30+
1-port T1/E1 digital voice with 24 or 30 channels
Service Adapters
Description
Part Numbers
SA-VAM
VPN Acceleration Module
SA-VAM2
VPN Acceleration Module 2
SA-VAM2+
VPN Acceleration Module 2+

Yes
Yes
Yes
Cisco
7200VXR
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cisco
7200VXR
Yes
Cisco
7200VXR

No
No
No
Cisco
7301
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cisco
7301
No
Cisco
7301

Yes
Yes
Yes
Cisco
7200VXR
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
No
Cisco
7301
No
Yes
Yes