Cisco ASR

Elmar K. Bins elmi at
Wed May 26 08:54:32 UTC 2010

Re guys,

just to enforce the statement that the ASR is not really in the Kindergarten

rt uptime is 22 weeks, 1 day, 17 hours, 33 minutes
Uptime for this control processor is 22 weeks, 1 day, 17 hours, 34 minutes
System returned to ROM by reload at 11:00:33 CET Mon Dec 21 2009
System restarted at 16:16:32 CET Mon Dec 21 2009
System image file is "bootflash:asr1000rp1-advipservicesk9."


cisco ASR1002 (2RU) processor with 1759125K/6147K bytes of memory.
4 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
32768K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
4194304K bytes of physical memory.
7798783K bytes of eUSB flash at bootflash:.

Configuration register is 0x2102


Unfortunately, it is also correct that the box crashes with soft-reconfig
enabled (it's my bug, actually). Cisco told me they could not reproduce
it in the lab, so there's no fix yet. With soft-reconfig disabled, the
system works and is stable and fast. CPU is almost zero (2%), with >150 v4
and >40 v6 BGP sessions active.

Just to mention it - I'd have preferred an NPE-G2 with some hardware
forwarding board. That system simply rocks. But well, I guess this is


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