[c-nsp] ARP on ASR9k 4.3.2

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Tue Feb 18 15:47:39 EST 2014

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On Feb 18, 2014, at 10:35 AM, Gert Doering wrote:

> Hi,
> On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 03:07:38PM +0000, Nick Hilliard wrote:
>>> no, 4.x and 5.1.x still run on qnx.  you're mixing them up with xr 5.0.x
>>> which runs on a linux kernel.
>> seriously Gert, how can you make such a basic mistake here?  What is so
>> similar about version numbers 5.0 and 5.1 that they don't just scream at
>> you that they're completely different?
> I'm wondering, just for a small moment, whether there is any sanity left
> inside *any* Cisco BU.
> And whether it's a good idea to stay in IT, or whether I should better
> invest my time in learning how to get along on social welfare.  Might 
> be less insanity lurking there.
> What-the-f***???

I've been babysitting some 7200 series boxes for almost a decade.  I
just took delivery on an ASR-1002-X.  Lovely hardware.  But the
number of features I saw in the datasheets that stop me with a "you
don't have a license for XXX" is making me feel totally duped.
We've already paid 1/3 of the hardware cost for a software license
(which, weeks after shipping hardware is still not "active" on CCO
for downloads), and a handful of things that seem quite useful and
were touted by the marketing arm of cisco as "platform features"
can't be had without dropping another few grand here and there?
Total BS.  I spent a good hour trying to understand the licensing[1]
and I'm left more confused than when I started.

We looked at Juniper as well, and honestly, their licensing seemed
fairly opaque as well.

I hate "enterprise" IT.  It's not about skills, it's about learning
and navigating vendor bullshit.  A whole industry enabled by the
bureaucracy inherent in large businesses.

[1] http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/asr-1000-series-aggregation-services-routers/product_bulletin_c07-448862.html

Sorry for riding on your rant's coattails. :)


> gert
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