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Cisco ASR 1000 Series Use Cases

March 21 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #Cisco Routers, #Technology, #Cisco Technology - IT News

When your enterprises or organization are going to choose the Cisco ASR 1000 Series, you should know these Cisco ASR 1000 Series Enterprise and Service Provider Applications.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series routers sit at the edge of your enterprise data center or large office connecting to the WAN, as well as in service provider points of presence (POPs). The Cisco ASR 1000 Series will benefit the following types of customers:

  • Enterprises experiencing explosive network traffic as mobility, cloud networking, and video and collaboration usage increase: Cisco ASRs consolidate these various traffic streams and apply traffic management and redundancy properties to them to maintain consistent performance among enterprise sites and cloud locations.
  • Network service providers needing to deliver high-performance services, such as DCI and branch-office server aggregation, to business customers: Service providers can also use the multiservice routers to deploy hosted and managed services to business and multimedia services to residential customers.
  • Existing Cisco 7200 Series Router (end-of-sale) customers looking for simple migration to a new multiservice platform that delivers greater performance with the same design.

Tables2 and Table3 describe enterprise and service provider application examples, respectively.

Table2. Cisco ASR 1000 Series Enterprise Applications

Deployment Scenario

Description

System Characteristics

WAN edge: Guarantee high-priority applications by creating a virtual “glass ceiling” for lower-priority applications. Improve user experiences.

● Applies Modular QoS CLI (MQC) policies on VLANs or tunnels

● Limits an arbitrary collection of low‑priority traffic to a certain bandwidth

● Classifies based on differentiated services code point (DSCP), Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR), and Cisco IOS Cisco IOS FPM (FPM) into numerous hierarchies, one for high priority and one for low priority

● Implements flexible hierarchies

● Supports 464,000 queues

● Allows all queues to have a minimum, maximum, and excess bandwidth with priority propagation

Multiservice, scalable, and secure headend:

IP Security (IPsec) VPN aggregation scales to meet the new bandwidth demands of service provider IP VPNs.

● Reduces capital expenditures (CapEx) and operating expenses (OpEx) by migrating and consolidating to fewer Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers

● Protects investment through easy transition to much higher encryption support, offering encryption support of up to 78 Gbps with the 200-Gbps Cisco ASR 1000 Series ESP (ASR1000-ESP200)

● Offers easier management through embedded security services in the Cisco Flow Processor, with no additional service modules or blades required

● Optimized for QoS and IP Multicast applications

● Supports thousands of sites

● Supports 8,000 IPsec tunnels

● Offers up to 78-Gbps encryption performance and up to 200-Gbps noncryptographic throughput support with the Cisco ASR 1000 Series 200-Gbps Embedded Services Processor
(ASR1000-ESP200) engine

Embedded high-speed firewall:

With the Zone-Based Policy Firewall, the Cisco ASR 1000 Series acts as an implicit and complete barrier between any interfaces not members of the same zone. An explicit zone-pair policy must be specified (using Cisco Policy Language; that is, MQC) in each direction between each zone pair. The policy establishes within the router the kind of stateful inspection (Layer 4, Layer 7, or application) and session parameters to apply to each zone pairing.

Example: An explicit policy allowing HTTP and Domain Name System (DNS) to traverse the Internet-demilitarized zone (DMZ) zone boundary would be required.

● The firewall is embedded in the Cisco Flow Processor; no additional service blades or modules are required.

● Multiple gigabits of bandwidth are routed while at the same time the router performs Zone‑Based Policy Firewall and other baseline features such as QoS, IPv4, IPv6, NetFlow, and others.

● The Cisco ASR 1000 Series provides logging of all firewall session states off to network management applications capable of accepting relatively huge amounts of flow data. Third-party applications can handle the session data.

● Provides firewall performance of 2.5 to 200 Gbps, depending on the ESP used

● Offers high-speed logging of 40,000 sessions per second with NetFlow Version 9

Managed CPE: This implementation of branch-office architecture offers powerful investment protection with services and scale.

● Managed customer premises equipment (CPE) helps branch offices route correctly over various types of Ethernet to comply with service-level agreements (SLAs).

● This application encrypts multiple gigabits of bandwidth without any additional service blades or modules.

● Managed CPE optimizes the WAN to route around brownouts in the service provider network to further guarantee mission-critical applications.

● This application offers small form factors (1 rack unit [1RU] for the Cisco ASR 1001-X and ASR 1001-HX and 2RUs for the Cisco ASR 1002-HX and ASR 1002-X Routers), including software modularity and ISSU.

Note: ISSU is not supported on Cisco ASR 1001-X, ASR 1001-HX, ASR 1002-HX, ASR 1002-X, or ASR 1004. Managed CPE offers accessibility even when the Cisco IOS Software is down.

● Offers first-in-industry software redundancy support, without any additional hardware module, on Cisco ASR 1001-X, ASR 1001-HX, ASR 1002-HX, ASR 1002-X, and ASR 1004; hardware redundancy and ISSU are supported on the Cisco ASR 1006 and ASR 1013.

● Offers powerful firewall and NAT performance of 2.5 to 200 Gbps and 1.8- to 78-Gbps encryption support in addition to WAN optimization and voice features

 

Table3. Cisco ASR 1000 Series Service Provider Applications

Deployment Scenario

Description

System Characteristics

Broadband L2TP Access Concentrator (LAC) or L2TP Network Server (LNS):

The solution offers Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) endpoint-to-tunnel
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPPoX) or IP sessions with bandwidth demands in the STM-1 ATM, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet range.

● The application is ideal for triple-play (data, voice, and video) wholesale deployments.

● It offers integral service delivery.

● Per-user firewall, session border controller (SBC), etc. are supported.

● Provides very high scalability of up to 64,000 subscribers and up to 16,000 tunnels

Service provider edge: Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) provider edge:

Example: You can deploy the solution at the distributed provider edge or provider edge in global VPN networks for bandwidth demands such as asymmetric DSL (ADSL), T1/E1, STM-1, STM-4, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, etc.

● The application provides integral services in the Cisco Flow Processor.

● It provides encryption, FPM, NBAR, SBC, IP Multicast, etc.

● Offers excellent multicast performance

● Scales to 8,000 Virtual Route Forwarding (VRF) instances, 1 million Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) labels, and 4,000 access control lists (ACLs)

● Supports up to 4 million IPv4 routes

● Supports up to 4 million IPv6 routes

Service provider edge: High-end route reflector:

You can use the solution as a route reflector for bandwidth support of 40 Gbps.

● The application provides high scalability.

● It offers a modular design of the route processor and ESP with hardware and software redundancy.

● Scales up to 29 million IPv4 routes

● Supports 64,000 Layer 3 adjacencies

Next-generation voice and multimedia example: Cisco Unified Border Element Enterprise Edition (ENT Edition):

The SBC application (named Cisco Unified Border Element [ENT Edition]) performs the voice and video gateway functions simultaneously with regular IP data services. No appliance or additional service blade is required. The control protocols and media protocols work transparently within a complex voice architecture. For more information, refer to the CUBE data sheet at http://www.cisco.com/go/cube.

● Secure and authenticated Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunk connections enable service providers to offer real-time voice and video services.

● The WAN edge is simpler to manage because there is only one egress and one ingress point for access to Internet or service provider services.

● The control plane is separated from the data-forwarding plane, so the signaling and control processes are separate from media processing.

● The CUBE SBC application can be used for SIP trunk video and/or audio services provided by service providers or for Internet-accessible SIP line-side services to Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

● Facilitates SBC with security, QoS, IPv4, and IPv6 (IP Unicast and IP Multicast simultaneously)

● Supports 16,000 simultaneous voice calls and multimedia data of up to 200 Gbps with accounting, firewall, and call quality enabled

● Integrated with inbox high-availability infrastructure and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Relay

Reference from

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/asr-1000-series-aggregation-services-routers/datasheet-c78-731632.html

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EoS and EoL Announcement for the Cisco FirePOWER 8200 Series Appliances—3-Year Subscriptions

March 17 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #Cisco News, #IT, #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

Cisco announced the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco FirePOWER 8200 Series Appliances–3-Year Subscriptions. The last day to order the affected product(s) is October 3, 2015. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table1 of the EoL bulletin.

  1. Table1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s).
  2. Table2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

Table1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco FirePOWER 8200 Series Appliances—3-Year Subscriptions

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life of a product is distributed to the general public.

April 4, 2015

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

October 3, 2015

Last Ship Date:
License

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

January 1, 2016

End of Signature Release Date

The date after which there will be no more signature update releases for Firepower 8200 Series Appliances.

October 3, 2018

Table2.  Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product
Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

Additional Information

FP8250-AMP-3Y

Cisco AMP for FirePOWER 8250 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8250-TA-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8250 IPS and Apps 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8250-TAC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8250 IPS, Apps and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8250-TAM-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8250 IPS, Apps and AMP 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8250-TAMC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8250 IPS, Apps, AMP and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8250-URL-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8250 URL Filtering 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8260-AMP-3Y

Cisco AMP for FirePOWER 8260 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8260-TA-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8260 IPS and Apps 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8260-TAC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8260 IPS, Apps and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8260-TAM-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8260 IPS, Apps and AMP 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8260-TAMC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8260 IPS, Apps, AMP and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8260-URL-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8260 URL Filtering 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8270-AMP-3Y

Cisco AMP for FirePOWER 8270 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8270-TA-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8270 IPS and Apps 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8270-TAC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8270 IPS, Apps and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8270-TAM-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8270 IPS, Apps and AMP 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8270-TAMC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8270 IPS, Apps, AMP and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8270-URL-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8270 URL Filtering 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8290-AMP-3Y

Cisco AMP for FirePOWER 8290 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8290-TA-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8290 IPS and Apps 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8290-TAC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8290 IPS, Apps and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8290-TAM-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8290 IPS, Apps and AMP 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8290-TAMC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8290 IPS, Apps, AMP and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8290-URL-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8290 URL Filtering 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco FirePOWER 8300 Series Appliances and appropriate subscriptions for new purchases. One-year subscriptions will remain available for renewals for existing 8200 Series deployments beyond the appliance end-of-sale period.

Information about the Cisco FirePOWER 8000 Series can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/security/firepower-8000-series-appliances/literature.html.

Reference from http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/security/firepower-8000-series-appliances/eos-eol-notice-c51-734291.html

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Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Migration Options-ASA 5555-X, ASA 5525-X & ASA 5515-X

March 8 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #IT, #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

Product Migration Options-ASA 5550 to ASA 5555-X, ASA 5520 to ASA 5525-X, ASA 5510 to ASA 5515-X

Most of Cisco ASA 5500 Models have been announced end-of-life and end-of-sale, such as the ASA 5505, ASA 5510, ASA 5520, ASA 5540, and ASA 5550. Cisco ASA users and customers are encouraged to migrate to the newer Cisco ASA 5500-X Series of next-generation firewalls (NGFW), which includes the ASA 5512-X, ASA 5515-X, ASA 5525-X, ASA 5545-X, ASA 5555-X and so forth.

 

In the following tables we will share the main Product Comparisons of ASA 5500 Models and the new ASA 5500-X models, which include the ASA 5550 and ASA 5555-X, ASA 5520 and ASA 5525-X, ASA 5510 and ASA 5515-X

ASA 5550 vs. ASA 5555-X

Feature

Cisco ASA 5550 Adaptive Security Appliance

Cisco ASA 5555-X Adaptive Security Appliance

Next-Generation Firewall

No

Yes

Application Visibility and Control Service

No

Yes

Web Security Service

No

Yes

IPS Service

No

Yes (Does not require separate hardware module)

Content Security Service

No

Similar functionality available through Cloud Web Security (formerly known as ScanSafe)

Firewall Throughput (Max)

1.2 Gbps

4 Gbps

IPS Throughput (Max)

Not Applicable

1.3 Gbps

VPN Throughput (Max)

425 Mbps

700 Mbps

Connections (Max)

600,000

1,000,000

Connections Per Second

33,000

50,000

Integrated I/O

8 GE Copper and 1 FE

8 GE Copper + Dedicated GE Copper Management Port

Expansion I/O

Not Available

6-port GE Copper, or 6-port GE SFP

CPU

Single Core

Multiple Cores

Memory

4 GB

16 GB

Dual Power Supplies

No

Yes

IPS Accelerator hardware

No

In-built hardware accelerator for both default and custom signatures

Hardware support for 2048-bit certificates

No

Yes

 

ASA 5540 to Cisco ASA 5545-X

Feature

Cisco ASA 5540 Adaptive Security Appliances

Cisco ASA 5545-X Adaptive Security Appliance

Next-Generation Firewall

No

Yes

Application Visibility and Control Service

No

Yes

Web Security Service

No

Yes

IPS Service

Yes (Requires separate Hardware module)

Yes (Does not require separate hardware module)

Content Security Card Module

Available

Similar functionality available through Cloud Web Security (formerly known as ScanSafe)

Firewall Throughput (Max)

650 Mbps

3 Gbps

IPS Throughput (Max)

650 Mbps

900 Mbps

VPN Throughput (Max)

325 Mbps

400 Mbps

Connections (Max)

400,000

750,000

Connections Per Second

25,000

30,000

Dual Power Supplies

No

Yes

Integrated I/O

4GE Cu + 1FE

6GE Cu

Expansion I/O

4-port GE Cu or 4-port GE SFP

6-port GE Cu or 6-port GE SFP

CPU

Single-core

Multiple cores

Memory

2GB

12GB

Hardware support for 2048-bit certificates

No

Yes

 

Migration Options-ASA 5520 to ASA 5525-X

The Cisco ASA 5525-X offers increased throughput, better interface density, and the ability to run services like IPS, AVC (Application Visibility and Control), WSE (Web Security Essentials), etc., without requiring a separate hardware module. Additionally, the ASA 5525-X includes a hardware chip to speed up IPS signature execution (for both default and custom signatures).

Refer to the table below for a detailed comparison between the ASA 5520 and ASA 5525-X. Customers can also upgrade to the Cisco ASA 5545-X, which provides the option of dual power supplies in addition to better performance and scaling.

Product Comparisons-ASA 5520 vs. ASA 5525-X

Feature

Cisco ASA 5520 Adaptive Security Appliance

Cisco ASA 5525-X Adaptive Security Appliance

Next-Generation Firewall

No

Yes

Application Visibility and Control Service

No

Yes

Web Security Service

No

Yes

IPS Service

Yes (Requires separate Hardware module)

Yes (Does not require separate hardware module)

Content Security Card Module

Yes

Similar functionality available through Cloud Web Security (formerly known as ScanSafe)

Firewall Throughput (Max)

450 Mbps

2 Gbps

IPS Throughput (Max)

450 Mbps

600 Mbps

VPN Throughput (Max)

225 Mbps

300 Mbps

Connections (Max)

280,000

500,000

Connections Per Second

12,000

20,000

Integrated I/O

4 GE Copper + 1 FE

8 GE Copper

Expansion I/O

4-port GE Cu or 4-port GE SFP

6-port GE Copper or 6-port GE SFP

CPU

Single Core

Multiple Cores

Memory

2 GB

8 GB

IPS Accelerator hardware

No. All signatures run on IPS Security Module CPU.

In-built hardware accelerator for both default and custom signatures

Hardware support for 2048-bit certificates

No

Yes

 

Migration Options-ASA 5510 to ASA 5515-X

The Cisco ASA 5512-X and ASA 5515-X offer increased throughput, better interface density, and the ability to run services like IPS, AVC (Application Visibility and Control), WSE (Web Security Essentials), etc., without requiring a separate hardware module. Customers can choose the ASA 5512-X if they do not want high availability, which comes as a default option on the ASA 5515-X.

Note that there is a license on the ASA 5512-X that enables high availability, should that be required later.

Product Comparisons: ASA 5510 vs. ASA 5515-X

Feature

Cisco ASA 5510 Adaptive Security Appliance

Cisco ASA 5515-X Adaptive Security Appliance

Next-Generation Firewall

No

Yes

Application Visibility and Control Service

No

Yes

Web Security Service

No

Yes

IPS Service

Yes (Requires separate Hardware module)

Yes (Does not require separate hardware module)

Content Security Service

Yes (Requires separate Hardware module)

Similar functionality available through Cloud Web Security (formerly known as ScanSafe)

Firewall Throughput (Max)

300 Mbps

1.2 Gbps

IPS Throughput (Max)

300 Mbps

400 Mbps

VPN Throughput (Max)

170 Mbps

250 Mbps

Connections (Max)

100,000

250,000

Connections Per Second

9,000

15,000

Integrated I/O

2GE Copper and 3FE

6 GE Copper

Expansion I/O

4-port GE Copper, or 4-port GE SFP

6-port GE Copper 6-port GE SFP

CPU

Single core

Multiple cores

Memory

1 GB

8 GB

Hardware support for 2048-bit certificates

No

Yes

USB thumb drive support

No

Yes (can be used to store logs and configuration files)

 

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How to Order Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers?

March 6 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #Cisco Routers

The Cisco ASR 1000 Series (Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers) consists of nine platforms:

  • Cisco ASR 1001-X Router
  • Cisco ASR 1001-HX Router
  • Cisco ASR 1002-HX Router
  • Cisco ASR 1002-X Router
  • Cisco ASR 1004 Router
  • Cisco ASR 1006 Router
  • Cisco ASR 1006-X Router
  • Cisco ASR 1009-X Router
  • Cisco ASR 1013 Router

All models use the innovative and powerful Cisco Flow Processor and support the same feature set based on the Cisco IOS XE Operating System.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers

The latest additions to the Cisco ASR 1000 Series are the Cisco ASR 1002-HX Router and the Cisco ASR 1001-HX Router. Both new routers support up to 100 Gbps in a 2-rack-unit (2RU) and 60 Gbps in a 1-rack-unit (1RU) form factor, respectively. The ASR 1002-HX has 8 built-in 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports and 8 1 GE ports, with the Ethernet port adapter (EPA) slot for expansion. The ASR 1001-HX has 4 built-in 10 GE ports, 8 1 GE ports, and 4 configurable 10 GE or 1 GE ports.

The Cisco ASR 1000 Series Route Processor 3 is the newest addition to the modular control plane engines in the Cisco ASR 1000 Series. The Route Processor 3 adds more options for higher performance, memory, and storage to the ASR 1000 Series.

The Cisco ASR 1000 Series supports Cisco IOS XE Software, a modular operating system with modular packaging, feature velocity, and powerful resiliency.

The Cisco ASR 1000 Series Embedded Services Processors (ESPs), which are based on Cisco Flow Processor technology, accelerate many advanced features such as crypto-based access security; Network Address Translation (NAT), thread defense with Cisco Zone-Based Firewall (ZBFW), deep packet inspection (DPI), Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE), and a diverse set of data-center-interconnect (DCI) features. These services are implemented in Cisco IOS XE Software without the need for additional hardware support.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series routers sit at the edge of your enterprise data center or large office connecting to the WAN, as well as in service provider points of presence (POPs).

The Cisco ASR 1000 Series will benefit the following types of customers:

● Enterprises experiencing explosive network traffic as mobility, cloud networking, and video and collaboration usage increase: Cisco ASRs consolidate these various traffic streams and apply traffic management and redundancy properties to them to maintain consistent performance among enterprise sites and cloud locations.

● Network service providers needing to deliver high-performance services, such as DCI and branch-office server aggregation, to business customers: Service providers can also use the multiservice routers to deploy hosted and managed services to business and multimedia services to residential customers.

● Existing Cisco 7200 Series Router (end-of-sale) customers looking for simple migration to a new multiservice platform that delivers greater performance with the same design.

The Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers carry a modular yet integrated design, so network operators can increase their network capacity and services without a hardware upgrade. With flexibility in the number of connections, speed maximums, and price, you don’t have to under- or overprovision for any network location.

Alternatively, you also have the option to buy “-X” and “-HX” models, so you can increase throughput by simply purchasing upgrade licenses as you grow to increase your network speed dynamically.

Software Licensing

Software feature licenses are required to activate services on Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers. Currently, two types of feature licenses are available. Certain services require only a right-to-use (RTU) license, whereas other services require both an RTU license and one or more number-of-sessions licenses. All the licenses on the Cisco ASR 1000 Series are honor-based, meaning that the licenses are not enforced through a product activation or license key.

For Cisco ASR 1000 Routers, one of the following five packages is required:

  • Cisco ASR 1000 IOS XE UNIVERSAL - NO PAYLOAD ENCRYPTION
  • Cisco ASR 1000 IOS XE UNIVERSAL
  • Cisco ASR 1000 IOS XE UNIVERSAL WITHOUT Lawful Intercept
  • Cisco ASR 1000 IOS XE UNIVERSAL - NO PAYLOAD ENCRYPTION WITHOUT Lawful Intercept

To enable a set of required features, one of the following three technology packages is required:

  1. ◦ Cisco ASR 1000 IP Base License
  2. ◦ Cisco ASR 1000 Advanced IP Services License
  3. ◦ Cisco ASR 1000 Advanced Services License

Ordering Information

To ensure that you order the correct Cisco ASR 1000, you must first know the answers to the following questions:

● Is this deployment for a service provider or an enterprise network?

● Do you have a form factor requirement? How many rack units (RUs) do you need?

● What total throughput do you need in the router?

● Do you need hardware or software redundancy?

● What types of interfaces do you need, and how many?

1. What services need to be enabled, and how many services do you need to be running concurrently?

Cisco ASR 1000 Series High-Level Overview and Part Numbers

This section gives a brief overview of the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router components.

● Chassis

  1. ◦ The chassis houses all of the router components.

● Processor modules

  • ◦ Cisco ASR 1000 Series Route Processors: Route processors provide advanced routing features and also monitor and manage other resources on the router. They comprise the memory, hard disk, and USB flash memory token.
  • ◦ Cisco ASR 1000 Series Embedded Services Processor (ESP): Based on the Cisco QuantumFlow Processor, the ESP performs forwarding, network security, deep packet inspection, firewalling, data center interconnect, and many other advanced features.

● Interfaces and modules

  1. ◦ Cisco ASR 1000 Series Shared Port Adapters (SPAs): These media modules connect to a variety of service provider and enterprise media types. All SPAs connect to the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers through the SPA interface processor (SIP) modules.
  2. ◦ Cisco ASR 1000 Series SPA Interface Processors (SIPs): The SIPs house and interconnect up to 4 SPAs each, depending on the router model.
  3. ◦ Cisco ASR 1000 Series Ethernet Line Cards (ELCs): ELCs come in two different types: two 10G and twenty 1G, and six 10G. Both of these Ethernet line cards have built-in SIP.
  4. ◦ Cisco ASR 1000 Series Modular Interface Processor (MIP): 100-Gbps carrier card to house and interconnect up to 2 Ethernet port adapters
  5. ◦ Cisco ASR 1000 Series Ethernet Port Adapters (EPAs): EPAs connect to the Cisco ASR 1000 Series routers through the MIP modules.

● Cisco IOS XE Software images

  1. ◦ Software feature licenses are required to turn on services on Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers. Currently, two types of feature licenses are available. Certain services require only a right-to-use (RTU) license, whereas other services require both a RTU license and one or more number-of-sessions licenses. All the licenses on the Cisco ASR 1000 Series are honor-based and are not enforced through a product activation key (PAK).
  2. ◦ For ASR 1000 Series routers, one of the following packages is required:
  3. ◦ Cisco ASR 1001 IOS XE UNIVERSAL - NO PAYLOAD ENCRYPTION
  4. ◦ Cisco ASR 1001 IOS XE UNIVERSAL
  5. ◦ Cisco ASR 1001 IOS XE UNIVERSAL without Lawful Intercept
  6. ◦ Cisco ASR 1001 IOS XE UNIVERSAL - NO PAYLOAD ENCRYPTION without Lawful Intercept

● To enable a set of required features, one of the following three technology packages is required:

  1. ◦ Cisco ASR 1000 IP BASE license
  2. ◦ Cisco ASR 1000 Advanced IP Services license
  3. ◦ Cisco ASR 1000 Advanced Services license

● Cisco IOS XE Software feature licenses

  1. ◦ Certain functions supported on the Cisco ASR 1000 Series require feature licenses.
  2. ◦ All Cisco ASR 1000 feature and performance upgrade licenses are honor-based; that is, they are not enforced through a Product Activation Key (PAK). Note: Prior to Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.7S, performance upgrade licenses that are required to upgrade the Cisco ASR 1001 from 2.5 to 5 Gbps or the Cisco ASR 1002-X from 5 to 10 to 20 to 36 Gbps are enforced through a PAK. Similarly, prior to Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.6S, technology package licenses are enforced through a PAK.

● Cisco ASR 1000 application part numbers

  • ◦ When ordering a Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router, please choose the application part number from Table 1 that most closely matches the type of deployment for the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router. Note: Although you must make a selection, your choice of application part number has no effect on the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers. This part number is used only for Cisco internal tracking purposes in order to better understand the customer use cases for the platform.

To place an order, visit the Cisco Commerce Workspace.

To get started with the Cisco ASR 1000 Series, refer to the detailed product part numbers and descriptions in the following tables:

● Table 6: Chassis

● Table 7: Processor Modules

● Table 8: Interfaces and Modules

For software image, feature and upgrade license, and more details about the Cisco ASR 1000 Series bundles and how to order the Cisco ASR 1000 Series, refer to the Cisco ASR 1000 Ordering Guide.

Table6.  Ordering Information for Cisco ASR 1000 Series Chassis

Product Number

Product Description

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Chassis

ASR1001-X

Cisco ASR 1001-X System, Crypto, 6 built-in GE, Dual P/S

ASR1001-X=

Cisco ASR 1001-X System, Crypto, 6 built-in GE, Dual P/S, Spare

ASR 1001-HX

Cisco ASR1001-HX System, 8x10GE+8x1GE, 2xP/S, optional crypto

ASR 1001-HX=

Cisco ASR1001-HX System, 8x10GE+8x1GE, 2xP/S, optional crypto, spare

ASR1002-HX

Cisco ASR 1002-HX System, 4x10GE+4x1GE built-in, Dual P/S, optional crypto

ASR1002-HX=

Cisco ASR 1002-HX System, 4x10GE+4x1GE built-in, Dual P/S, optional crypto, spare

ASR1002-X

Cisco ASR 1002-X System, Crypto, 6 Built-In GE, Dual P/S

ASR1002-X=

Cisco ASR 1002-X System, Crypto, 6 Built-In GE, Dual P/S, Spare

ASR1004

Cisco ASR 1004 Chassis, Dual P/S

ASR1004=

Cisco ASR 1004 Chassis, Dual P/S, Spare

ASR1006

Cisco ASR 1006 Chassis, Dual P/S

ASR1006=

Cisco ASR 1006 Chassis, Dual P/S, Spare

ASR1006-X

Cisco ASR 1006-X Chassis

ASR1006-X=

Cisco ASR 1006-X Chassis, Spare

ASR1009-X

Cisco ASR 1009-X Chassis

ASR1009-X=

Cisco ASR 1009-X Chassis, Spare

ASR1013

Cisco ASR 1013 Chassis, Redundant P/S

ASR1013=

Cisco ASR 1013 Chassis, Redundant P/S, Spare

Cisco ASR 1000 Series USB Memory Options

MEMUSB-1024FT

1 GB USB Flash Token for Cisco ASR 1000 Series

MEMUSB-1024FT=

1 GB USB Flash Token for Cisco ASR 1000 Series, Spare

 

Table7.  Ordering Information for Processor Modules

Product Number

Product Description

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Embedded Services Processor

ASR1000-ESP20

Cisco ASR 1000 Embedded Services Processor, 20 Gb

ASR1000-ESP20=

Cisco ASR 1000 Embedded Services Processor, 20 Gb, Spare

ASR1000-ESP40

Cisco ASR 1000 Embedded Services Processor, 40 Gb

ASR1000-ESP40=

Cisco ASR 1000 Embedded Services Processor, 40 Gb Spare

ASR1000-ESP100

Cisco ASR 1000 Embedded Services Processor, 100 Gb

ASR1000-ESP100=

Cisco ASR 1000 Embedded Services Processor, 100 Gb Spare

ASR1000-ESP200

Cisco ASR 1000 Embedded Services Processor, 200 Gb

ASR1000-ESP200=

Cisco ASR 1000 Embedded Services Processor, 200 Gb Spare

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Route Processor

ASR1000-RP2

Cisco ASR 1000 Route Processor 2

ASR1000-RP2=

Cisco ASR 1000 Route Processor 2, Spare

ASR1000-RP3

Cisco ASR 1000 Route Processor 3

ASR1000-RP3=

Cisco ASR 1000 Route Processor 3, Spare

ASR1000-RP3-32G-2P

Cisco ASR1000 RP3 w/ 32 GB, 2 Pack

ASR1000-RP3-64G-2P

Cisco ASR1000 RP3 w/ 64 GB, 2 Pack

 

Table8. Ordering Information for Interfaces and Modules

Product Number

Product Description

Cisco ASR 1000 Series SPA Interface Processor and Ethernet Line Cards

ASR1000-SIP40

Cisco ASR 1000 SPA Interface Processor 40

ASR1000-SIP40=

Cisco ASR 1000 SPA Interface Processor 40, SPARE

ASR1000-6TGE

Cisco ASR 1000 Fixed Ethernet Line Card, 6X10GE

ASR1000-6TGE=

Cisco ASR 1000 Fixed Ethernet Line Card, 6X10GE, Spare

ASR1000-2T+20X1GE

Cisco ASR 1000 Fixed Ethernet Line Card, 2X10GE + 20X1GE

ASR1000-2T+20X1GE=

Cisco ASR 1000 Fixed Ethernet Line Card, 2X10GE + 20X1GE, Spare

ASR1000-MIP100

Cisco ASR 1000 Ethernet Line Card, 100 Gb Modular Interface Processor

ASR1000-MIP100=

Cisco ASR 1000 Ethernet Line Card, 100 Gb Modular Interface Processor, spare

EPA-1X100GE

Cisco ASR 1000 1x100GE Ethernet Port Adapter

EPA-1X100GE=

Cisco ASR 1000 1x100GE Ethernet Port Adapter, spare

EPA-CPAK-2X40GE

Cisco ASR 1000 2x40GE Ethernet Port Adapter (breakout cable)

EPA-CPAK-2X40GE=

Cisco ASR 1000 2x40GE Ethernet Port Adapter (breakout cable), spare

EPA-10X10GE

Cisco ASR 1000 10x10GE Ethernet Port Adapter

EPA-10X10GE=

Cisco ASR 1000 10x10GE Ethernet Port Adapter, spare

EPA-18X1GE

Cisco ASR 1000 18x1GE Ethernet Port Adapter

EPA-18X1GE=

Cisco ASR 1000 18x1GE Ethernet Port Adapter, spare

Reference from http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/asr-1000-series-aggregation-services-routers/datasheet-c78-731632.html

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