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IOS XR

visitor68
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Hello:

Which Cisco router platforms use IOS XR?

Is it just the CRS-1, ASR 9000 and GSR 12000? What about the asr 1000?

What is the big difference between regular IOS and IOS XR?

What is the ASR 9000 used for? WAN edge? SP PE? SP core?

So for so many questions...

Thanks

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Giuseppe Larosa
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Hello Joe,

IOS XR is supported on CRS and GSR 12000 XR and ASR 9000

see

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5845/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

about different IOS flavors:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6350/products_white_paper09186a0080b1351e.shtml

ASR 1000 supports IOS XE and Nexus supports NX-OS

IOS XR has a different architecture then IOS: it uses a real-time microkernel OS that provides basic services.

Over this common layer other SW layers are added for example OSPF or ISIS module, MPLS module and so on.

It is not a monolithic image, but rather it has a unix derived approach. Modularity provides also for the capability to perform partial updates of one or more SW modules. They are called SMU.

IOS XR is designed with service provider carrier class needs

ASR 9000 is designed for PE role and aggregation services and it is a young platform.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps9853/data_sheet_c78-501767.html

to be noted also an ASR 14000 has been introduced recently but I cannot find info about it.

Hope to help

Giuseppe

Thanks, Giuseppe...good info...

Greating.

Could you explain what is the difference between SMU software?

For example: asr9k-p-4.2.1.CSCub48041.tar

This SMU only for A9K-RSP-4G or for A9K-RSP440 too?

I mean -p- -px- prefixes.

Thanks.

wbr, Konstantin.

Hi Konstantin.

-p code is only for A9K-RSP-4G

-px code is only for A9K-RSP440

a "-p" SMU can only be applied on a -p code (running on a A9K-RSP)

and a "-px" SMU can only be applied on a -px code (running on a A9K-RSP440)

You can not mix them.

Cheers,

N.

And if I can complete this answer, a ASR9k SMU can only be applied on ASR9k code (not XR12K or CRS).

Ok. Thank you very much.

Hello Nicolas,

I have another question.

For example from cisco.com we have only asr9k-p-4.2.1.CSCub48041.tar.

Is it mean that on -px code these bugs doesn't exist?

Thanks.

Hi Konstantin,

It's not a given but it's a case by case.

In the particular case of CSCub48041, I see that the SMU is also available for download for -px code.

(-p has been publish the 20th of August, -px the 24th).

Please recheck the download center:

Downloads > Home > Products > Routers > Service Provider > > Edge Routers Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers > Cisco ASR 9006 Router > IOS XR Software Maintenance Upgrades (SMU)-4.2.

BR,

N.

Hi Konstantin

-P software is for RSP4 and -PX is for RSP-440

You can take a look at

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-22664

wbr

/vadim

reikidude
Beginner
Beginner

Hi Guys

 

Another question?..Can you tell me what XR of Cisco XR stand for?

 

I was not be able to find the acronym

 

Thanks

 

I did some research on this years ago and from everything I found the term XR itself has no real meaning. It's even mentioned that way in some internal trainings.

 

Sam

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