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feene1
Beginner

IOS-XR XRv

Hello,

Looks like the release notes for 4.3.2 indicate an upcoming download for XRv (XR4U?).  4.3.2 is available for download now for ASR9000 and CRS.  Anyone know when we might see a download for XRv?

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/asr9000/software/asr9k_r4.3/general/release/notes/reln_432a9k.html#concept_15579287A4DE44C58EE16FD3399AB0C8

It will be nice to have a couple of these VMs running in a lab.

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smilstea
Cisco Employee

Hi,

I am glad to see the interest in XRv which can be thought of asd the next-gen XR4U. XRv's first release is 4.3.2 as you have seen, but this is a limited availability release. Below is some general information, but please do contact your Cisco account team for more information.

IOS XRv is a Virtual Machine running the IOS-XR operating  system.  The VM combines Route-Processor and Line-card functionality in  a  single image, offering full control-plane and management plane   capabilities as contained in the regular IOS XR operating system.   Release 4.3.2 will only offer vRR version with limited availability, no   Demo and Simulator  offering.

With XRv we are planning three types of images: demo, simulation, and production. The differences in the images have to do with the data plane rate limits and licensing needed.

There are 3 main use cases for IOS XRv:

    1. XR familiarization and education (Demo version will NOT be offered in Release 4.3.2)
    2. Configuration staging and testing- Network Modeling (Simulator version will NOT be offered in Release 4.3.2)
    3. vRR: virtual router production use cases, starting with vRR (Route Reflector is the only version in Release 4.3.2)

    Thanks,

    Sam

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    rwellum
    Beginner

    Folks,

    I'm one of the XRv development leads. As has been mentioned on this thread already, Cisco IOS XR 5.1.1 software is *LIVE on CCO*.

    This includes over 100 new feature offerings supported across multiple platforms including new platform support for XRv.

    I've been collecting customer 5.1.1 links for XRv, and it's growing so I may add more (there are some minor changes to the release notes and the data sheet to come - bear with us as we don't release new platforms - even virtual ones - too often). Note that the demo image is free to use and the download works. The production images require the correct PIDs (I'll post more on this later).

    I hope this product is useful, and we'll have many more features to come in future releases (HA for example...).

    Thanks,

    Rich Wellum (rwellum@cisco.com)

    XRv 5.1.1 release and download information

    Release Page:

    General page with link to release notes, config guide and download:

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/ps13347/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

    The demo images download link:

    http://software.cisco.com/download/release.html?i=!y&mdfid=285013070&softwareid=280805694&release=5.1.1&os

    Installation Guide:

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios_xr_sw/ios_xrv/install_config/b_xrvr_432.html

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios_xr_sw/ios_xrv/install_config/b_xrvr_432.pdf

    Quick Guide to ESXi

    https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-39939

    Release Notes:

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios_xr_sw/iosxr_r5.1/general/release/notes/reln-xrv.html

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios_xr_sw/iosxr_r5.1/general/release/notes/reln-xrv.pdf

    Some mentions from Outside Cisco:

    Blogs:

    http://www.fryguy.net/2014/02/08/cisco-ios-xrv-v-as-in-virtual/

    http://lostintransit.se/2014/02/09/cisco-xrv-has-been-released/

    Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/search?q=xrv&src=typd

    Other:

    http://certcollection.org/forum/topic/213862-cisco-ios-xrv/

    Images:

    Demo only:

    * Demo Locked Image: iosxrv-demo.ova and iosxrv-demo.vmdk

    * Demo Locked Image with Crypto: iosxrv-k9-demo.ova and iosxrv-k9-demo.vmdk

    Production:

    * Production Capable Image: iosxrv.ova and iosxrv.vmdk

    * Production Capable Image with Crypto :iosxrv-k9.ova and iosxrv-k9.vmdk

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    smilstea
    Cisco Employee

    Hi,

    I am glad to see the interest in XRv which can be thought of asd the next-gen XR4U. XRv's first release is 4.3.2 as you have seen, but this is a limited availability release. Below is some general information, but please do contact your Cisco account team for more information.

    IOS XRv is a Virtual Machine running the IOS-XR operating  system.  The VM combines Route-Processor and Line-card functionality in  a  single image, offering full control-plane and management plane   capabilities as contained in the regular IOS XR operating system.   Release 4.3.2 will only offer vRR version with limited availability, no   Demo and Simulator  offering.

    With XRv we are planning three types of images: demo, simulation, and production. The differences in the images have to do with the data plane rate limits and licensing needed.

    There are 3 main use cases for IOS XRv:

      1. XR familiarization and education (Demo version will NOT be offered in Release 4.3.2)
      2. Configuration staging and testing- Network Modeling (Simulator version will NOT be offered in Release 4.3.2)
      3. vRR: virtual router production use cases, starting with vRR (Route Reflector is the only version in Release 4.3.2)

      Thanks,

      Sam

      Thank you for the info Sam.  Cant wait!

      Hi, Sam

      Is there planned date for the next release? Very interested in use cases #1 and #2.

      Thanks,

      Alex

      Hi Alex,

      We are planning on adding these functions in 5.1.x

      5.1.0 is planned for this month and 5.1.1 is planned for late Jan 2014.

      Thanks,

      Sam

      Hi Sam,

      Do you know the release date for 5.1.0?

      Regards

      AT

      In terms of ASR9K and CRS          

      5.1.0 is already out

      5.1.1 is scheduled for later in Jan '14

      The schedule for XRv is slightly different and still in limited release right now.

      Thanks,

      Sam

      feene1
      Beginner

      I see 5.1.0 for asr9000. Where can I find the xrv download?


      Sent from Cisco Technical Support Android App

      Hello,

      Answering to your inquiry,

      XRv will be released to the general public in version 5.1.1 which is expected for early next year.

      Best regards,

      Sergio

      Hi,

      Any  update for release date for XRv  "XR familiarization and education"

      Thank you!!

      Regards

      AT

      Hi Sergio and Samuel,

      Do you have any update for XRv release date?

      I saw Cisco IOS XRv software download in the following link;

      http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps13347/tsd_products_support_series_home.html


      But can't find the software image in the "Download Software" portal when I click it.

      I undestand that IOS XR is still 5.1.0 right now. So, I need to waiting for Cisco release IOS XR for 5.1.1 before I can get XRv for education.

      Br,

      Pipatpong

      3191100590220
      Beginner

      Samuel and Sergio,

      How long must I be awaited and be patient on this? Can you please let me know what is the lead time to release. Appreciate it if you could determine the exact date. Thanks!

      Sanon

      bedgewor
      Cisco Employee

      You can now download the 5.1.1 version from Cisco.   Exact link is here:

      http://software.cisco.com/download/release.html?i=!y&mdfid=285013070&softwareid=280805694&release=5.1.1&os

      it required service contract, which one ? ;-)

      And why software name contain Route Reflector? as i know this software isn't simple RR.

      Hello,

      As Sam's first reply, the main Production use case of XRv is that of a Route Reflector and hence the reason of its file naming. (As you well said it can do much more than just RR but on a production environment that is what is mainly supported, for XR familiarization and configuration staging you can play with the wide variety of features it has)