[c-nsp] ASR1006 Routers

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Fri Jun 3 22:06:59 EDT 2016

On 4/Jun/16 01:19, Curtis Piehler wrote:

> Is it a requirement to have an ESP in the chassis?  I know what the they
> are supposed to be used for (offload network services).  If the router is
> going to be used for doing just packet forwarding and some QOS is it really
> needed in the chassis?

Yep, the ESP is the data plane.

If you want to forward any traffic through the router, you need it.

All ASR1000's have it; it's just either fixed or modular.


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