Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router (SR)

Phil Bedard bedard.phil at
Thu May 7 04:29:28 UTC 2015

The show stuff is certainly there but the config is a bit different.  You may have to get used to using the "info" command.  :)

They also use logical IP interfaces which are then tied to physical, you don't directly configure L3 on a physical interface.  You also have designations between service and network physical interfaces, although nowadays they can be set as "hybrid.". 

It's really pretty simple if you are used to a Cisco or Juniper.  They have tab and ? completion now for both commands as well as elements similar to Junos which is helpful.  


-----Original Message-----
From: "Bob Evans" <bob at>
Sent: ‎5/‎6/‎2015 11:55 PM
To: "nanog at" <nanog at>
Subject: Re: Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router (SR)

I will be getting one to try.  I am pretty sure it will support the ol'  
"show ?   ,    config  ?"  If not that might be a problem :-)

Thank You
Bob Evans

> What's the price point of an SR-A4?  Comparable to the MX104 or ASR9001?
> -- Stephen
> On 2015-05-06 7:13 PM, Craig wrote:
>> If you know Juniper and Cisco, the learning curve isn't so bad to pick
>> up
>> the ALU CLI, after working with it for a brief time, you catch on
>> quickly.
>> Their products are quite impressive, and a # of the carriers, are moving
>> to
>> them and some have already moved to them and are quite happy with their
>> decision.
>> On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 6:24 PM, Colton Conor <colton.conor at>
>> wrote:
>>> I am worried as most tech's know Cisco and Juniper, so going to ALU
>>> would
>>> be a learning curve based on replies I am getting off list.
>>> On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 5:22 PM, Dan Snyder <sliplever at> wrote:
>>>> They are definitely good for that. We use them in part of our network
>>>> for
>>>> something very similar.
>>>> I am not sure why they aren't mentioned that much. I know that they
>>>> have
>>>> been pretty popular in the past couple years.
>>>> We are planning on using 7750 SR-a4's in the future but right now we
>>>> mainly have 7750SR7/12s.
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> On May 6, 2015, at 6:00 PM, Colton Conor <colton.conor at>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> Taking full BGP routes from 4+ carriers on 10G connections. Why is ALU
>>>> never mentioned, but Juniper MX and Cisco are all day long?
>>>> The new 7750 SR-a4 looks like a Juniper MX80 or MX104 killer.
>>>> On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 4:58 PM, Dan Snyder <sliplever at>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> We have been using them for almost 8 years now and have been pretty
>>>>> happy. What are you looking to use them for?
>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>> On May 6, 2015, at 5:48 PM, Colton Conor <colton.conor at>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> I was wondering if anyone was using a  Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service
>>>>> Router
>>>>>> (SR) in their network? How does this platform compare the the Cisco
>>> ASR,
>>>>>> Brocade MLXe, and Juniper MX line?

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