[c-nsp] ME3600 EoS?

Waris Sagheer (waris) waris at cisco.com
Wed Jun 3 22:43:44 EDT 2015

Hi Lukas,
ME3600X has the capability to support AER it but due to resource allocation, the decision has been made to focus AER on ASR920. Regarding Cisco Live session, there is a session which I do every year in US on Access Products and Design.
IOS XR has always been the long term plan but for now we are simplifying the management through Cisco EPN manager and Tail-F so that user does not have to worry about the CLI.
BTW ASR9K, ASR 900, NCS6K are part of the same SP group in Cisco so all architecture evolution will be consistent across the entire portfolio.

Best Regards,


Waris Sagheer
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From: Lukas Tribus <luky-37 at hotmail.com<mailto:luky-37 at hotmail.com>>
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 5:14 PM
To: Waris Sagheer <waris at cisco.com<mailto:waris at cisco.com>>, "mark.tinka at seacom.mu<mailto:mark.tinka at seacom.mu>" <mark.tinka at seacom.mu<mailto:mark.tinka at seacom.mu>>, "cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net<mailto:cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net>" <cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net<mailto:cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net>>
Subject: RE: [c-nsp] ME3600 EoS?

[apologies for the previous, messed-up mail, and yes, I am planning
to use a proper mail client ...]

ASR920 will have all the features which ME3600X support as well as
new stuff e.g. Application engineering routing (Segment Routing),

Are you implying that Segment Routing will not be supported on the
ME3600X switches?

At Cisco Live a few months ago the guys from the SR team mentioned
that ME3600 will support SR (iirc it even was on their slides showing
best-pratices setups, along with the usual ASR9k).

ME3600X is not going end of sale but it will be in sustaining mode
meaning no active development in terms of new features.

Thats what we suspected on the list already, but strangely at Cisco
Live this year everyone was still referring to ME3600/3800 along with
ASR9k (when talking about relevant topics like Carrier Ethernet,
L2/L3VPN/MPLS, etc).

Maybe you guys should consider giving a talk about your platforms and
its roadmaps at Cisco Live (there are certainly a lot ASR9k talks).

ASR920 provides an evolution of ME3600X and it helps us to have a
single OS across our ASR 900 family

I would rather like to see some IOS XR on those *new* platforms, tbh.
I guess that won't happen any time soon.


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