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Increasingly, business applications and services affect aggregation requirements and router-integrated services across the WAN and metropolitan-area network (MAN)-in both branch offices and headquarters. Consequently, to continue to meet the increasing needs of flexibility, capacity, and performance and maintain exceptional value and flexibility, Cisco introduces the Cisco® 7200VXR Series Port Adapter Jacket Card (Figure 1). The jacket card addresses the demand for additional slot density and flexibility by enabling the I/O slot to hold a single port adapter for additional capacity on systems with the Cisco 7200VXR Series NPE-G1 Network Processing Engine and later. Benefits of the jacket card include the following (refer to Table 1 for details):
• Provides one additional slot for single port adapter (selected port adapter)
• Allows a high-bandwidth port adapter-such as the hardware-based Cisco VPN Acceleration Module 2+ with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) wide key cryptography card (part number SA-VAM2+) and the Cisco 2-Port Packet over SONET/SDH (POS) OC-3c/STM-1 Port Adapter (PA-POS-2OC3)-to be moved onto a dedicated Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) bus that the Cisco 7200VXR Series NPE-G1 or NPE-G2 provides
• Reduces PCI contention among other port adapters
• Provides a cost-effective way to increase the slot density in parallel to the increased switching capacity of the newest engine of the platform-the Cisco NPE-G2