[c-nsp] ASR920 - ISR4431

Nick Cutting ncutting at edgetg.co.uk
Wed Jun 3 05:59:47 EDT 2015

Thank you for the suggestion - I've been using these in the lab quite a bit lately as I've lost faith in GNS3 (watching it fall apart when showing clients proof of concept - "this won't happen on the real kit..")
, however I am a little scared to run the internet vlan(s) into the esx estate at this time, there is a rather old fashioned security policy in place.
Perhaps if we had dedicated hosts

I think we can pick up 2 of the new little 3560's-CX's for £~5k each with ip services & netflow  - just hoping 11k prefixes is enough. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Tinka [mailto:mark.tinka at seacom.mu] 
Sent: 03 June 2015 10:27
To: Nick Cutting; cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net
Subject: Re: [c-nsp] ASR920 - ISR4431

On 3/Jun/15 09:11, Nick Cutting wrote:
> We are looking at replacing some routers for a client, as they have recently upgraded to 1Gb internet.
> They just take a default route in from 2 carriers, but may be looking at taking in a few more routes - probably just those of each provider, so certainly much less than the 20k limits we see on many platforms.
> Price is a big concern - and this will be purely routing traffic and speaking BGP.
> I was looking at the ISR4431 with a 1gb licence and the ASR920 - the ASR1k is just too expensive.  
> We use 4551's in other locations and they are very decent router - although they are 2U. 1U is a requirement.
> Would I just need the 6 port gigabit licence - and the chassis for the 920?
> Or do I need something to unlock a base set of features cable of speaking BGP Ipv4 ? 
> The ISR4431 looks to be 3x as expensive - if I just need the licencing mentioned above for the 920.



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