[c-nsp] 7200VXR to ASR upgrade

Adam Greene maillist at webjogger.net
Wed Feb 19 11:20:26 EST 2014

Hi guys,

I really appreciate everyone's input, including the clarification that there
is no ASR platform per se, only ASR1k, ASR9k, etc.

Assuming the customer goes with the ASR1002-X, which still seems to me to be
the best forward-looking option for this particular customer's needs, in
order to get an Advanced IP Services license (which I assume is the minimum
to run BGP/OSPF), would they just need to add P/N SLASR1-AIS into their


-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Hilliard [mailto:nick at foobar.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:24 AM
To: Adam Greene; cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net
Subject: Re: [c-nsp] 7200VXR to ASR upgrade

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
> 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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