[c-nsp] ASR opinions..

Christopher J. Pilkington cjp at 0x1.net
Mon Jan 30 22:38:10 UTC 2012

On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 5:56 AM, Mark Tinka <mtinka at globaltransit.net> wrote:
> Like the ASR1002-F, the ASR1001 is based on an ESP5
> forwarding processor. That comes with 512,000 FIB entries
> maximum.
> As a side note, unlike the ASR1002-F, the ASR1001 can be
> upgraded (software license) form the default 2.5Gbps
> forwarding performance to 5Gbps.
>> To
>> my knowledge this is not true as the 1001 has the Intel
>> RP1.5...
> We're talking about FIB slots (the ESP) and not RIB slots
> (the RP).

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I'm also confused on this
ASR1001 FIB question.

The Cisco ASR 1000 ESP data sheet
lists the ASR1001 separately from the ASR1002-5G.  It claims the
ASR1001 does 1M IPv4 and 1M IPv6 routes.  (Not to be confused with the
numbers on the ASR 1000 RP data sheet, which say it can do up to 9M
with 8GB RAM doing selective download.)

Does anyone have a link to a definitive document clearly showing FIB
numbers for the ASR1001?  I've got an email into our Cisco SE, but I
don't think they're motivated to sell us a lower-end box. :-)


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