[c-nsp] ASR9000 and nV edge cluster feature

Rimestad, Steinar Steinar.Rimestad at altibox.no
Mon Jan 6 04:33:48 EST 2020

Hi Curtis.

I ran 6.2.3 on a IOS-XR nV edge cluster in production used for BNG for about 6 months before splitting the device to two individual devices. I have also had 6.4.2 on a cluster in the lab. These worked more or less fine. The feedback from my SE and the BU was that the software is not fully regression tested in all combinations of hardware and software on the higher software version. The feature has not been removed.

I also had a few TAC cases during this period and was not directly declined or denied help so it is not impossible to do, at your own risk and as always ymmv.


On 03/01/2020, 17:13, "cisco-nsp on behalf of Curtis Piehler" <cisco-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net on behalf of cpiehler2 at gmail.com> wrote:

    As per Cisco documentation the nV edge cluster feature is supported only up
    to 5.3.4.  While I understand this is the "official documentation" has
    anyone used ASR9000 nV edge clustered devices past 5.3.4 (specially in the
    6.X.X line?).
    The aggregate QOS feature comes available in 6.0.1 which is extremely
    useful in carrier PE environments (specifically 9001 clustered routers).
    Prior to this the aggregate QoS feature one would have to rely on LACP
    hot-standby to avoid having a shaper applied to all bundle members
    potentially resulting in an incorrect shaper/policer on bundle interface or
    Has anyone actually ran nV edge cluster devices on 6.X.X devices?   Does it
    work well, any caveats?  Again... please put aside the "official
    documentation".  I am interested to know if it will actually run.
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