[c-nsp] 7200VXR to ASR upgrade

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Wed Feb 19 10:23:53 EST 2014

On 18/02/2014 22:40, Adam Greene wrote:
>>From what I'm seeing, the ASR1002-X looks to be the simplest and most
> versatile / scalable option for them right out of the gate. Based on their
> need for BGP/OSPF, I would say they need an Advanced IP Services license.
> Does that sound right? 

What you'll find is that if you get yourself an asr1002x, the cost for a
functional number of GE interfaces, enough ESP capacity and the correct
licensing incantations is about ~2/3 the cost of an asr9001 with 20x1GE and

The ASR1001 is interesting as a 2x step up from the C7200.  The ASR1002X is
good if you need LNS functionality, vpn stuff or slightly offbeat packet
mangling. If you just need raw throughput, mpls or expect to grow, the
asr9001 is a better bet.

Honestly though, if your customer is upgrading from 100 meg to 1GE, they
won't need more than an asr1001 and could easily get away with a C7200 with


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