Cisco A9K-MPA-20X10GE 20 Port Expansion Module
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A9K-MPA-20X10GE Cisco ASR 9000 20-Port 10GE Modular Port Refurbished

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Short Description:
A9K-MPA-20X10GE ASR 9000 20-Port 10GE Modular Port Adapter For Optical Network, Data Networking Optical Fiber10 Gigabit Ethernet 10GBase-X20 x Expansion Slots SFP+ | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Troubleshooting Common Issues

The A9K-MPA-20X10GE is a modular port adapter designed for use with Cisco's ASR 9000 series routers. It provides 20 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a compact form factor, making it ideal for high-density networking applications. However, like any complex piece of networking hardware, it can encounter issues that require troubleshooting. Here are some common issues that can arise with the A9K-MPA-20X10GE and their potential solutions:

  • Interface Flapping: Interface flapping occurs when a port continuously goes up and down, which can cause network disruptions. This issue can be caused by several things, including hardware failure, configuration issues, or software bugs. To troubleshoot this issue, you should check the port and cable for any physical damage, and make sure the port is configured correctly. You can also check the logs to see if there are any software issues.
  • Port Not Coming Up: Sometimes, a port may not come up, even when it's configured correctly. This can be caused by a number of issues, including physical damage, a faulty transceiver, or a misconfiguration. To troubleshoot this issue, you should check the cable and transceiver for any physical damage, and make sure the port is configured correctly. You can also try resetting the port or the entire module to see if that resolves the issue.
  • High Error Rate: If you notice that the error rate on a particular port is high, it could be an indication of a problem with the cable, transceiver, or hardware. To troubleshoot this issue, you should check the cable and transceiver for any physical damage, and make sure the port is configured correctly. You can also check the logs to see if there are any software issues, and try resetting the port or the entire module.
  • Slow Network Performance: Slow network performance can be caused by a variety of issues, including congestion, configuration issues, or hardware problems. To troubleshoot this issue, you should check the network traffic to see if there is congestion, and make sure the port and module are configured correctly. You can also check the logs to see if there are any software issues, and try resetting the port or the entire module.

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: 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+

Dimensions & Weight

  • Weight (Approximate): 2.20 LBS

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

For all your expansion module needs, we've got you covered with high-performance devices that increase functional capability and ease business processes.

You can talk to any of our staff and consult on what would be the best way forward when getting an expansion module to complement and enhance existing infrastructure and meet your immediate and future needs.

We have hardware level 12 with firmware 3.0 or higher modules that allow for the installation of up to 14 expansion modules below the base module for resilient performance. Expansion modules connect to the base module using USB Type-A connectors. That's not all, we have hardware level 11 and lower that supports up to 9 expansion modules.

With an expansion module, you get additional cartridge storage as well as tape drive capacity. We have expansion modules that contain up to two drives and two power supplies. You can choose to have the expansion module with tape drives and power supply installed so that it makes setup easier from your end. Expansion modules will need a power supply only if you install a tape drive in them. A single power supply can actually power two drives. However, you can add a second power supply for redundancy purposes. Without a tape drive, the expansion module is powered via the USB cable connected to the base module.

Expansion modules require 2U rack space and will be shipped with the necessary mounting hardware used to secure them to the rack.

The top features of the expansion modules we've listed include:

  • High-resolution LCD screens of up to 5" with backlight for a vibrant visual experience and ease of use. The expansion modules have programmable line keys ensuring that the interface is intuitive and interactive.
  • Straightforward setup to facilitate easy installation.
  • Availability of a wide range of custom configurations
  • Advanced call handling and contact management capabilities to help increase productivity.
  • XML browser functionality
  • Compatibility across systems which helps to leverage existing IT infrastructure investment. All the expansion modules we've made available will help to enhance your existing desktop solutions.
  • Seamless fusion with planar and fibre technology
  • Compatibility with phone models such as SIP-T27P and SIP-T29G helps to expand functionality.
  • Availability of color icons that enhance the visual experience for users. There are color-coded independent actionable control keys that facilitate fast switching between pages.
  • Ability to link together a maximum of six phone systems and up to two expansion modules from a single host phone.
  • Support for up to 3 modules on a daisy-chain
  • Reduced excess loss and PDL
  • Support for advanced call functions including call forwarding, call transfers, multi-person conferencing, call pickup, LDAP, speed dial, and BFL list.
  • Shipped with a stand that has two adjustable angles

You can find almost every module option in our catalogue, we have modules with different numbers of ports, from 1-port options to 50- and 90-port options, you can also check out our 20 Gigabit, 48 Gigabit, and 100 Gigabit expansion modules. Browse through our categories to find the best option for your needs.

All expansion modules make for ideal solutions for administrative assistants, receptionists, and contact center employees due to the ability to easily manage large call volumes and monitor a large number of contacts.


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