Cisco A9K-MPA-20X10GE 20 Port Expansion Module
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A9K-MPA-20X10GE Cisco 20-Port Modular Port Adapter Refurbished

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A9K-MPA-20X10GE ASR 9000 20-Port 10 Gigabytes(GB) Modular Port Adapter For Optical Network, Data Networking Optical Fiber10 Gigabit Ethernet 10GBase-X20 x Expansion Slots Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Overview of Cisco Modular Port Adapter

The Cisco A9K-MPA-20X10GE is a Modular Port Adapter designed for use with the ASR 9000 series, offering advanced connectivity solutions for optical networks and data networking. This high-performance adapter is equipped with 20 ports supporting 10 Gigabytes(GB) Ethernet, providing a versatile and scalable solution for demanding networking environments.

Hardware Overview20-Port 10 Gigabytes(GB) Ethernet

At the core of this adapter are 20 ports, each capable of delivering 10 Gigabytes(GB) of data per second. This abundance of high-speed ports makes it well-suited for networks requiring rapid data transfer and handling bandwidth-intensive applications.

Modular Design for Flexibility

The modular design of the A9K-MPA-20X10GE ensures flexibility in network configurations. The ability to customize and add modular port adapters allows organizations to tailor their networking infrastructure to specific requirements, adapting to evolving needs.

Features and CapabilitiesOptical Network Connectivity

Primarily designed for optical networks, the A9K-MPA-20X10GE excels in providing reliable and efficient connectivity. The adapter is compatible with optical fiber technology, facilitating high-speed data transmission over extended distances.

Data Networking Capabilities

Beyond optical networks, this modular port adapter is also adept at handling various data networking tasks. Its versatile design makes it suitable for a range of applications, from general data transfer to supporting complex networking requirements.

10GBase-X Technology

The adapter supports 10GBase-X technology, a standard for 10 Gigabit Ethernet over fiber optic cables. This technology ensures high data transfer rates and is commonly used in data centers, enterprise networks, and service provider backbones.

Expansion Slots and SFP+ Compatibility20 x Expansion Slots

The A9K-MPA-20X10GE boasts 20 expansion slots, providing ample capacity for scaling the network infrastructure. These expansion slots allow for the addition of multiple SFP+ modules, accommodating the diverse connectivity needs of modern networks.

Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+)

The small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+) is a key feature of this modular port adapter. SFP+ modules are hot-swappable, allowing for easy and efficient replacement or addition of ports without disrupting network operations.

Use CasesData Centers

In data center environments where high-speed connectivity and scalability are paramount, the A9K-MPA-20X10GE shines. Its 20 ports with 10 Gigabytes(GB) Ethernet support make it a valuable asset for handling the substantial data traffic typical of data centers.

Service Provider Networks

For service providers managing extensive networks, the modular design and high-speed capabilities of this port adapter prove invaluable. It accommodates the demands of service provider backbones, ensuring reliable and efficient data transfer.

Enterprise Networks

Large enterprises with diverse networking requirements benefit from the versatility and scalability of the A9K-MPA-20X10GE. Whether connecting different office locations or supporting data-intensive applications, this adapter provides the necessary performance.

Redundancy and High Availability

Redundancy and high availability are critical features in network infrastructure equipment, such as the A9K-MPA-20X10GE Cisco ASR 9000 20-Port 10GE modular port adapter. Redundancy refers to the use of backup components or systems that can take over in case of a failure or outage. This redundancy ensures that the network continues to operate even if one or more components fail.

In the case of the A9K-MPA-20X10GE, redundancy is achieved through the use of multiple power supplies and fans, as well as the ability to use multiple port adapters in the same chassis. This means that if one power supply or fan fails, the other can take over, and if one port adapter fails, another can take over. This ensures that the network remains operational and there is no disruption in service.

High availability, on the other hand, refers to the ability of a system to provide uninterrupted and continuous service. The A9K-MPA-20X10GE provides high availability through features such as in-service software upgrades, which allow software updates to be made without disrupting the network. Additionally, the A9K-MPA-20X10GE supports features such as load balancing, which helps distribute traffic across multiple interfaces, ensuring that no single interface is overwhelmed.

Network Monitoring and Management

Network monitoring and management of the A9K-MPA-20X10GE Cisco ASR 9000 20-Port 10GE Modular Port Adapter involves various tasks and processes that ensure the smooth operation and optimal performance of the network infrastructure.

Firstly, network monitoring involves the use of tools and techniques to keep track of the network's health and performance. This may include monitoring bandwidth usage, identifying potential bottlenecks, detecting anomalies or security breaches, and analyzing traffic patterns to optimize network performance.

Secondly, network management involves configuring and controlling network devices, such as the A9K-MPA-20X10GE Cisco ASR 9000 20-Port 10GE Modular Port Adapter, to ensure they operate efficiently and securely. This may involve setting up VLANs, configuring routing protocols, managing access control lists, and implementing Quality of Service (QoS) policies.

To effectively monitor and manage the A9K-MPA-20X10GE Cisco ASR 9000 20-Port 10GE Modular Port Adapter, network administrators can use various management tools such as Cisco Prime, which provides a comprehensive suite of network management features such as device discovery, configuration, performance monitoring, and troubleshooting. Additionally, command-line interfaces (CLIs) can be used to manage and monitor the device's performance in real time.

General Information about this Cisco A9K-MPA-20X10GE
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# A9K-MPA-20X10GE
  • Product Type: 1 Port Adapter
Technical Information
  • Application/Usage: Optical Network
  • Data: Networking
Media & Performance
  • Media Type Supported: Optical Fiber
  • Ethernet Technology: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Technology: 10GBase-X
I/O Expansions
  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 20
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP+

In summary, the Cisco A9K-MPA-20X10GE ASR 9000 20-Port 10 Gigabytes(GB) Modular Port Adapter stands out as a powerful solution for organizations seeking high-performance networking with a focus on optical connectivity. With its 20 ports, 10 Gigabytes(GB) support, and modular design, it addresses the demands of data centers, telecommunication networks, and enterprise environments. The compact form factor and scalability make it a versatile choice for networking professionals aiming to build robust and efficient infrastructures.

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