[c-nsp] NCS-5001 - MPLS L3VPN Issue

Adam Vitkovsky Adam.Vitkovsky at gamma.co.uk
Tue Mar 1 09:45:24 EST 2016

> From: Mark Tinka [mailto:mark.tinka at seacom.mu]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 2:05 PM
> On 1/Mar/16 15:47, Adam Vitkovsky wrote:
> > Interesting because CRS-X LCs are using nPower X1e as well.
> > Probably some other limiting factors
> Or just commercial - the ASR9000 is "the" edge router at Cisco for the
> moment.
> The NCS is the next step after CRS. I'm guessing Cisco want to sell more of
> the newer stuff than the old stuff.
> AFAIK, the CRS-X iteration is the last of the CRS family. Fabric and line cards
> may double, but then that's it. If you need more than 800Gbps/slot, you'll
> have no choice but to switch to the NCS, or switch vendors.
> Mark.
Yeah right could be that,
Wondering if switching vendors would help last time I looked PTX had max 8x100GE LCs and only found 10x100GE on one NCS LC.
So I guess 1Tbps per LC is still a luxury in an MPLS router.


        Adam Vitkovsky
        IP Engineer

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