The Cisco NCS 5500 Series provides a wide variety of combo line cards and chassis to address the customer's need to use flexible interfaces and port densities along with full bandwidth utilization of forwarding Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs). The Cisco NCS 5500 Series also offers high scaled line card and fixed chassis, which improves Forwarding Information Base (FIB) scale capabilities 8 times or more when compared with the base version of the line card. These line cards are capable of advanced packet forwarding, segment routing, programmable network management, and telemetry along with the robust and mature features already present in 64-bit Cisco IOS XR Software.
The Cisco NCS 5500 Series software feature licenses are designed to map to specific use cases for their network that have discernible value. The feature sets that differentiate these use cases are notated by command references throughout this document. As new features are added to Cisco IOS XR, they will be specifically added to