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Cisco Self-Study: Building Cisco Metro Optical Networks (METRO) by Dennis Hartmann, Dave Warren

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Chapter 10. Configuring Packet over SONET

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Supporting PoS with Cisco equipment

  • Cisco 12000 series PoS line cards

  • Configuring the SONET controller

  • Configuring the PoS interface

  • Sample PoS interface configurations

  • PoS show commands

This chapter reviews the equipment that can support Packet over SONET (PoS) and the commands that are necessary to configure and support PoS interfaces.

PoS enables core routers, such as the Cisco 12000 series routers, to send native IP packets directly over SONET frames at speeds from OC-3 through OC-192.

A number of platforms in the Cisco product line support PoS, and a number of devices can support the PoS port adapters. These adapters are designed to provide various routers and switches ...

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