CI Board - Whats is it's purpose?

CI Board - Whats is it's purpose?

Post by Jung, Michae » Fri, 06 Aug 1999 04:00:00

We have gained a 7000 chassis from an aquistion.  It has a RSP7000
processer but no CI card.  It seems to work fine but does complain
that the "Channel Interface Board" is not present.

I have come to understand that this was part of the RSP7000 upgrade.

Can someone enlighten me on what this board is and what it does.  Has
anyone had any experience in running a chassis without one or what the
ramifications may be.

TIA --mikej
Michael Jung

c7000-1.louisville#show ver
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) RSP Software (RSP-JSV-M), Version 12.0(5), RELEASE SOFTWARE
Copyright (c) 1986-1999 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 15-Jun-99 20:45 by phanguye
Image text-base: 0x60010930, data-base: 0x60ECA000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 5.3(9) [mkamson 9], RELEASE SOFTWARE

c7000-1.louisville uptime is 3 weeks, 1 day, 22 hours, 57 minutes
System restarted by reload at 13:16:24 edt Tue Jul 13 1999
System image file is "slot0:rsp-jsv-mz.120-5.bin"

cisco RSP7000 (R4700) processor with 32768K/2072K bytes of memory.
R4700 processor, Implementation 33, Revision 1.0
Last reset from power-on
G.703/E1 software, Version 1.0.
G.703/JT2 software, Version 1.0.
X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
SuperLAT software (copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).
Bridging software.
TN3270 Emulation software.
Primary Rate ISDN software, Version 1.1.
1 EIP controller (2 Ethernet).
1 FSIP controller (8 Serial).
1 TRIP controller (4 Token Ring).
1 MIP controller (1 T1).
2 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
4 Token Ring/IEEE 802.5 interface(s)
8 Serial network interface(s)
1 Channelized T1/PRI port(s)
125K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

20480K bytes of Flash PCMCIA card at slot 0 (Sector size 128K).
8192K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 256K).
Configuration register is 0x2102

WARNING: Chassis Interface not present


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