Cisco NCS5501 as a P Router

Radu-Adrian Feurdean nanog at radu-adrian.feurdean.net
Sun May 28 12:16:16 UTC 2017


Hi, 

We didn't test any of those features. My understandig was that they all
require extra licenses that would bring them "out of scope"
($$$-wise).... and our need was for pure "P-routers"... actually being
technically unable to perform as PE was kind of hidden requirement :) 

On Sat, May 27, 2017, at 21:14, Aaron Gould wrote:
> Hi Radu-Adrian, have you done any MPLS PE functions on the NCS5001 ? 
> ...like MPLS/VPLS L2VPN, or L3VPN ?
> 
> I'm asking because I tried a NCS5001 in my lab about a year or 2 ago and
> it was pretty bad.  At which point I was told to only try it as a P box
> from a Cisco engineer....at which point it dropped from my consideration
> since I needed to replace lots of Cisco ME3600's with mpls edge
> functions, and I ended up settling on the Juniper ACX5048.
> 
> I'm wondering if Cisco improved that NCS5001 in more recent versions of
> XR to included functional MPLS L2 and L3 vpn's.
> 
> -Aaron
> 
> 
> 


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