ASR1002

Bill Blackford bblackford at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 22:31:32 CST 2010


I'm finding this to be a fascinating thread as I am currently in the process
of evaluating some M7i's vs. some ASR1002's. Seems the Jun's have settled
into a less reflexive release schedule then the ASRs currently. At some
point I'm sure the ASR's release schedule will settle into a trend more like
that of the SXI on the 6.5k or the SRx on the 7.6k.

I too, will need
BGP
Netflow
Traffic profiling/NBAR
uRPF
micro packet bursts
etc.,
and hoping to keep it in all in hardware. This may be better suited for the
Cisco-nsp list, but I am interested, as I'm sure is the OP, in more opinions
of stable releases/trains. Maybe a question better suited for the cisco-nsp
list.

thanks all

-b

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 7:08 PM, McDonald Richards <
mcdonald.richards at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'd recommend 2.4.x (XNDx) unless you REALLY need the BGP PIC features in
> 2.5. 2.4 was the first release to support L2VPNs and should be mature
> enough
> in it's general support of MPLS/VRFs. 2.5 is still VERY new and was only
> released publicly in December.
>
> 2.4.2 still has a few bugs but for the features you've listed above, should
> be stable enough. After running it since it's release (2.3.2 previously)
> I've not seen a software crash on any of our ASR1Ks. I run a mix of RP1 and
> RP2 devices and since this an ASR1002 you'll be after the RP1 code.
>
> McDonald
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 11:45 AM, Jared Mauch <jared at puck.nether.net>
> wrote:
>
> > I would run at least the 2.5 software (XNE).
> >
> > You don't mention if you have RP1 or RP2, if you're doing sw redundancy
> or
> > hw redundancy or both, etc.. This will also have an impact.
> >
> > I've seen some 'odd' issues with BGP on the ASR1k, so you really do want
> to
> > track the latest code.  It's also recommended to keep a close eye on your
> > memory utilization and if/when any cores show up on the harddisk(s).
> >
> > - Jared
> >
> > On Jan 6, 2010, at 7:36 PM, Kenny Sallee wrote:
> >
> > > Anyone have recommendations on solid IOS XE code for ASR 1002 that's
> just
> > > doing:
> > >
> > > - BGP
> > > - VRF's
> > > - Many sub-interfaces and ACL's
> > >
> > > It shipped with 02.04.02.122-33.XND2.bin
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Kenny
> >
> >
> >
>



-- 
Bill Blackford
Network Engineer



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