Documentation for SONiC Installation on Cisco 8000 Series Routers

Learn About Disaggregation on Cisco 8000 Series Routers

With the introduction of the Open Compute Project (OCP), vendors collaborate on designs and specifications to enable a more efficient, scalable, and versatile consumption of hardware and software. This initiative broadens the spectrum for cloud and service provider transformations, hardware innovations, software evolutions, flexibility, lower costs, and better control of the network infrastructure.

Cisco 8000 series routers support disaggregating the hardware and software to provide a more robust, open ecosystem for service provider networks. As part of the disaggregation journey, Cisco supports installing Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) on fixed form factors on the Cisco 8000 series routers.

For more information, see the Data Sheet.