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Ethernet Modules

Table 7: Gigabit Ethernet Modules

Protocol or Application

GE/FE Line Modules with GE I/O Modules

GE-2 Line Module or GE-HDE Line Module with GE-2 SFP I/O (formerly GE-2 APS I/O or 2XGE APS I/O)

GE-HDE Line Module with GE-8 I/O Modules

Accepts traffic destined for GRE tunnels or DVMRP (IP-in-IP) tunnels

Yes

Yes

Yes

APS/MSP

No

No

No

ATM

No

No

No

BERT

No

No

No

BFD

No

Yes

Yes

BGP

Yes

Yes

Yes

BGP/MPLS VPNs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bridged Ethernet

No

No

No

Bridged IP

No

No

No

Cisco HDLC

No

No

No

DHCP external server

Yes

Yes

Yes

DHCP local server

Yes

Yes

Yes

DVMRP and GRE support—access side

Yes

Yes

Yes

DVMRP and GRE support—server side

No

Yes

Yes

Dynamic interfaces

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ethernet raw mode encapsulation in Martini layer 2 circuits

Yes

Yes

Yes

F4 OAM and F5 OAM (ATM administration)

No

No

No

FDL (facilities data link)

No

No

No

Firewall

Yes

Yes (not yet fully qualified)

No

Frame Relay

No

No

No

ICMP unreachable messages for packets reaching null 0 interfaces with static routes

Yes

Yes

Yes

ICR

Yes (including fast reconnection of PPPoE subscribers)

Yes (including fast reconnection of PPPoE subscribers)

Yes (including fast reconnection of PPPoE subscribers)

IEEE 802.3ad link aggregation

No

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.3ah OAM link-fault management

No

Yes

Yes

IP

Yes

Yes

Yes

IP multicast

Yes

Yes

Yes

IP reassembly for tunneled packets

No

Yes

Yes

IPsec

No

No

No

IPv6

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 multicast

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 neighbor discovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

IS-IS

Yes

Yes

Yes

J-Flow Statistics

Yes

Yes

Yes

L2TP/IPsec

No

No

No

LAC support—access side

Yes

Yes

Yes

LAC support—peer side

Yes

Yes

Yes

LNS support—peer side

Yes

Yes

Yes

Local loopback

No

No

No

MDL (maintenance data link)

No

No

No

Mobile IP home agent

Yes

Yes (not yet fully qualified)

Yes (not yet fully qualified)

MPLS

Yes

Yes

Yes

MPLS L2VPNs over the LAGs configured between customer edge (CE) and provider edge (PE) devices

Yes

Yes

No

Multilink Frame Relay

No

No

No

Multilink PPP

No

Yes (with fragmentation and reassembly; over MPL2TP on shared tunnel-server port; dynamic only)

Yes (with fragmentation and reassembly; over MPL2TP on shared tunnel-server port; dynamic only)

Network Address Translation (NAT)

Yes

Yes (not yet fully qualified)

No

NBMA (multipoint ATM)

No

No

No

OSPF

Yes

Yes

Yes

Packet Mirroring

Yes

Yes

Yes

Packet over SONET

No

No

No

PPP

No

No

No

PPPoE

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote loopback

No

No

No

RIP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Subscriber interfaces (static)

Yes

Yes (GRE tunnels only)

Yes (GRE tunnels only)

Subscriber interfaces (dynamic)

Yes

Yes

Yes

S-VLAN subinterface with an untagged C-VLAN ID in Martini circuits

Yes

Yes

Yes

Transparent bridging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tunnel-server ports

No

Yes (shared only)

Yes (shared only)

Unified ISSU

Yes

Yes

Yes

VPLS (network interfaces)

Yes

Yes

Yes

VPLS (virtual core interfaces)

Yes

Yes

Yes

VRRP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Modified: 2015-07-24