[c-nsp] Cisco ASR vs Juniper

Aaron Gould aaron1 at gvtc.com
Wed May 24 10:35:56 EDT 2017

About the MX104 and ACX5000....

I have ~7,000 dsl customers being nat'd behind /24 of address space on a
pair of MX104's... they run nicely on two mpls l3vpn's... nat inside vrf
(ri) and nat outside vrf (ri)

I have deployed (~30) ACX5048's as mpls p's and pe's and they are running
well.  I have hit a bug with VPLS that requires a vpls routing-instance
bounce to revive, but JTAC just told me the PR is hitting D20 software and
fixed in D25.... still need to test that.  But all in all, I like the


-----Original Message-----
From: cisco-nsp [mailto:cisco-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:16 AM
To: Mark Mason <MMason at jackhenry.com>; cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net
Subject: Re: [c-nsp] Cisco ASR vs Juniper

On 5/9/17 7:29 PM, Mark Mason wrote:

> Alright crowd...Ready the rifles and prepare for battle...Cisco ASR or
Juniper. Cost, operability, chassis lifespan new vs. old, memory
requirements, etc. So many details. Feel free to take the post anywhere
you'd like.

I'm really liking the new ASR1000 family of routers.

But we did the month since December last year, and any way we cut it, the
MX480 works out cheaper.

Stay away from the MX104 or ACX5000.

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