Cisco A900-IMA8S 8 Ports Interface Module
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Cisco A900-IMA8S 8 Ports Interface Module SFP Gigabit Refurbished

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A900-IMA8S ASR 900 Series 8 Ports Gigabit Ethernet 8x Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Mini-GBIC 1 Gigabyte Per Second (GBPS) Expansion Slots Plug-in Interface Module | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Outline of the Cisco A900-IMA8S 8 Ports Interface Module

The Cisco A900-IMA8S ASR 900 is a critical component in the ASR 900 series, known for its robust performance and scalability. It serves as a Plug-in Interface Module, providing additional Gigabit Ethernet ports to accommodate the growing demands of modern networks. This module is equipped with 8 Ports Gigabit Ethernet and supports 8x Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Mini-GBIC. It is equipped with 8 Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Mini-GBIC slots, allowing for flexible and scalable networking solutions. The module operates at a remarkable 1 Gigabyte Per Second (GBPS), ensuring high-speed data transfer for efficient network performance.

Key Features of ASR 900 Series Expansion ModuleGigabit Ethernet Ports

The Cisco A900-IMA8S is equipped with 8 Ports Gigabit Ethernet, allowing for high-speed data transfer within the network. These ports facilitate the efficient communication of data packets, supporting various applications that demand robust connectivity.

Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Mini-GBIC

The inclusion of 8x SFP Mini-GBIC in the module enhances flexibility. SFPs are hot-swappable, enabling the easy replacement and upgrade of optical transceivers without interrupting network operations. This modular design contributes to the adaptability and scalability of the network infrastructure.

1 Gigabyte Per Second (GBPS)

Operating at an impressive speed of 1 GBPS, the Cisco A900-IMA8S ensures swift data transmission. This high throughput is vital for applications that require real-time data exchange, such as video conferencing, VoIP, and large-scale file transfers.

Expansion Slots

The module features expansion slots that play a crucial role in extending the capabilities of Cisco ASR 900 routers. These expansion slots allow for the integration of additional components, contributing to the router's versatility and adaptability to evolving network requirements.


Ensuring compatibility with other Cisco ASR 900 series components and routers is a key consideration. The module should be able to work seamlessly with the existing network architecture, minimizing compatibility issues.

Power Requirements

Understanding the power requirements of the Cisco A900-IMA8S is crucial for efficient power management within the network. This includes information about power consumption, power supply compatibility, and any additional power considerations.

Environmental Conditions

The module must operate within specified environmental conditions. This includes temperature, humidity, and other factors that can impact the performance and longevity of the hardware.

Boost Network Performance

The A900-IMA8S Cisco 8 Ports Gigabit Ethernet Interface Module is a high-performance networking solution that provides enhanced network speeds and reliable connectivity for demanding enterprise applications. This interface module is designed for use with Cisco's ASR 9000 series routers, and it features eight ports that can support both copper and fiber optic connections.

One of the key features of the A900-IMA8S is its support for gigabit Ethernet speeds. With a maximum transfer rate of 1 Gbps per port, this interface module can provide lightning-fast data transfer speeds, making it ideal for applications that require high-bandwidth connectivity. Additionally, the A900-IMA8S supports a variety of Ethernet protocols, including IEEE 802.3z, 802.3ab, and 802.3x, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of networking equipment.

Another advantage of the A900-IMA8S is its support for link aggregation. By combining multiple physical connections into a single logical link, link aggregation can increase overall network bandwidth and provide greater redundancy in case of link failure. This feature can be particularly useful in high-traffic environments, where network performance is critical.

The A900-IMA8S is also designed for ease of use and management. It includes advanced features such as VLAN tagging and Quality of Service (QoS) support, which allow network administrators to prioritize traffic and segment the network for greater security and efficiency. Additionally, the A900-IMA8S can be easily installed into a Cisco ASR 9000 series router, making it a convenient and cost-effective networking solution.

Use Cases

The Cisco A900-IMA8S finds applications in various scenarios, enhancing network performance and addressing specific use cases:

Enterprise Networks

In enterprise settings, where a robust and high-performance network is crucial for daily operations, the Cisco A900-IMA8S can play a vital role. Its Gigabit Ethernet ports and high throughput make it suitable for handling the data traffic generated by a large number of connected devices.

Data Centers

Data centers demand high-speed connectivity to support the vast amount of data flowing through their networks. The Cisco A900-IMA8S, with its Gigabit Ethernet ports and SFP Mini-GBIC, is well-suited for data center environments where quick and reliable data transfer is imperative.

Service Providers

For telecommunications and internet service providers, the Cisco A900-IMA8S offers a scalable solution. The expansion slots enable providers to customize and expand their network infrastructure to accommodate the growing demands of subscribers.

High-Bandwidth Applications

The 1 GBPS speed of the Cisco A900-IMA8S makes it ideal for applications that require high bandwidth. This includes streaming high-definition video, online gaming, and other bandwidth-intensive activities.

Simplifying Network

The A900-IMA8S is an 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Interface Module that is designed to simplify your network by providing high-speed connectivity for your devices. It is designed to work with the Cisco ASR 900 Series Aggregation Services Routers and is an ideal solution for small to medium-sized networks that require high-speed connectivity for their devices.

Here are some key features of the A900-IMA8S:

  • High-Speed Connectivity: The A900-IMA8S provides 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports, which can support speeds of up to 1 Gbps. This makes it an ideal solution for high-speed data transfer and multimedia streaming.
  • Compact Design: The A900-IMA8S is a compact module that can be easily installed in the Cisco ASR 900 Series Routers. Its small size means that it takes up very little space in your network, which is especially important for small network environments.
  • Energy Efficient: The A900-IMA8S is designed to be energy-efficient, which helps to reduce your network's power consumption. It features low power consumption and advanced power management features, which help to reduce your energy costs and carbon footprint.
  • High Performance: The A900-IMA8S is designed to provide high-performance connectivity for your network devices. It features advanced technologies such as Quality of Service (QoS) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) support, which helps to ensure that your network performs at its best.
Streamlining Network Management

The A900-IMA8S is an 8-port Gigabit Ethernet interface module designed by Cisco for use with their ASR 900 series routers. This module is designed to provide high-speed connectivity for a wide range of applications, including data centers, enterprise networks, and service provider networks.

One of the key features of the A900-IMA8S module is its high-density design. With eight Gigabit Ethernet ports in a single module, this interface module allows network administrators to streamline network management by reducing the number of modules required to support a given network. This can help reduce both the cost and complexity of network infrastructure, making it easier for IT teams to manage and maintain the network.

In addition to its high-density design, the A900-IMA8S module also supports advanced features such as quality of service (QoS) and virtual local area networks (VLANs). QoS allows network administrators to prioritize certain types of traffic over others, ensuring that critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth to operate effectively. VLANs, on the other hand, allow network administrators to segment the network into different virtual networks, each with their own set of policies and access controls.

General Information for the Cisco A900-IMA8S Expansion Module
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# A900-IMA8S
  • Product Type: Expansion Module
Technical Information of 8 Ports Module
  • Total Number of Ports: 8
  • Media Type Supported: Optical Fiber
  • Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Data Link Protocol: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gbps

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Interfaces: 8 X Network - SFP (Mini-GBIC)
  • Compatible Slots: 1 X Expansion Slot

In short, the Cisco A900-IMA8S ASR 900 stands out as a reliable and high-performance Plug-in Interface Module, specifically designed to enhance networking capabilities. Its 8 Ports Gigabit Ethernet, support for 8x Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Mini-GBIC, and 1 Gigabyte Per Second (GBPS) Expansion Slots make it a versatile solution for a variety of networking scenarios.

Whether deployed in enterprise networks, data centers, or service provider environments, the Cisco A900-IMA8S ASR 900 offers the bandwidth, scalability, and flexibility needed to meet the challenges of modern networking. Its Plug-in Interface Module design ensures easy installation, hot-swappability, and interoperability with other components of the ASR 900 series.

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