Cisco NCS5501 as a P Router

michalis.bersimis at michalis.bersimis at
Thu May 18 13:31:07 UTC 2017

Ι would be interested to use NCS5501 as a core or aggregation P router to aggregate smaller PE routers. Its low cost (compared to ASR9K) and the small features that one can need in order to run a P router it makes the platform attractive. 

I would like to hear other use case  (eg. Internet peering routers)

Best Regards,
Michalis Bersimis

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We're at the growing point where we need a dedicated P router for a core device. We are taking a serious look at the NCS5501. Is there anyone else using a NCS5501 as P Router or just general feedback on the NCS5501 if you are using it?

The big downside is it's only has a single processor

I Can't justify a ASR9K or NCS5500 Chassis yet.


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