The New Cisco ASR 1001-X Router

In the previous article, we talked about the Cisco ASR 1000 family, such as ASR 1000 Fits, what Cisco ASR 1000 can solve…and we also introduced the new addition-Cisco ASR 1001-X router. What is the exact ASR 1001-X? What network environment does it fit? In this article we will discuss the new ASR 1001-X router in detail, which may help you select it or not.

Cisco ASR 1001-X Router, the latest addition to the Cisco ASR 1000 Family, speeds can be “turned up” incrementally to as much as 20 Gbps with a simple throughput upgrade license, rather than having to purchase additional hardware blades or new routers. What does the Cisco ASR 1001-X hardware support? That’s a key issue.

High Performance in a Compact 1RU Form Factor-ASR 1000

The Newest Addition to Cisco ASR 1000 Family-The Detailed Look

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The Cisco ASR 1001-X Router supports…

  • Up to 16 GB (8 GB in the base configuration) of DDR3 error-correcting code-protected field- replaceable memory, with single-bit error correction and multi-bit error detection.
  • A non-modular and fixed Embedded Services Processor (ESP) with a default throughput of 2.5 Gbps that is upgradable with a software-activated performance license of 5 Gbps, 10 Gbps, or 20 Gbps.
  • Up to 8 Gbps security and crypto processing through a dedicated security processor.
  • RJ-45 console ports and auxiliary ports, and a mini USB console port.
  • One copper Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps network management port.
  • An embedded USB (eUSB) flash module that supports 8 GB of nonvolatile Flash storage.
  • Two USB 2.0 ports for USB flash sticks or USB secure tokens (secure key distribution).
  • Stratum 3E network clocking per GR-1244-CORE, using 1588, 10 GE, GE, SPA, or Network Interface Module (NIM) interfaces as timing sources.
  • Six built-in 1 GE SFP-only interfaces (do not support SFP+), and two built-in 10 GE SFP+ interfaces (support only 10-GE rate) that support SyncE.
  • One half-height SPA bay.
  • Software redundancy using Dual IOS, similar to all the other nonhardware redundant routers from the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Router family.
  • LED indicators for Ethernet and console status, as well as visual system state indications.
  • Command-line interface (CLI), alarm, network management, logging, statistics aggregation, and on-board failure logging (OBFL).
  • Environmental chassis management.
  • 10 MB ternary content-addressable memory (TCAM).
  • Up to 20 Gbps sustained forwarding data traffic through the chassis.
  • One Network Interface Module (NIM) bay.
  • Field-replaceable units (FRU) with online insertion and removal (OIR).

Note: The NIM bay supports the T1/E1 NIMs and the Solid State Device (SSD) NIM assembly and drive.

Cisco ASR 1001-X Router Front View

Cisco ASR 1001-X Router Front View

1 NIM slots 7 Shared port adapter slot
2 CON—One mini eUSB por 8 USB port 0
3 PWR—Power LED 9 USB port 1
4 Six built-in 1 GE SFP-only interfaces (do not support SFP+), and two built-in 10 GE SFP+ interfaces (support only 10-GE rate) 10 CON—One RJ-45/RS-232 compatible console port
5 AUX—One RJ-45/RS-232 compatible auxiliary port 11 CRIT LED—Critical alarm indicatorMAJ LED—Major alarm indicator

MIN LED—Minor alarm indicator

6 MGMT—One RJ-45 10/100/1000 management Ethernet port. The management port has two LEDs, L and S. L green indicates Link operations. S blinks the negotiated Ethernet speed (1 blink equals 10 Mbps, 2 blinks equals 100 Mbps, 3 blinks equals 1 000 Mbps). 12 STAT—Status LED

 

Cisco ASR 1001-X Router LEDs

Common LEDs for the Cisco ASR 1001-X Router

No. LED Label LED Color Behavior in the Power-Up State
1 PWR Power Green All the power supplies are within operational limits.
2 MAJ MAJOR Red Major alarm indicator.
3 CRIT CRITICAL Red Critical alarm indicator. Will be off when the router is initially powered up and all the configured components are available.
4 MIN MINOR Amber Minor alarm indicator
5 STAT STATUS Green Cisco IOS has successfully booted.
Yellow The system is at ROMMON.
Red System failure. Will be off when the router is powered up.
6 EN USB Console Enable Green Indicates that the mini eUSB connector is used as the console.
Off Indicates that the RJ-45 connector is being used as the console.

 

Management Storage Connections for the Cisco ASR 1001-X Router

Management Storage Connections for the Cisco ASR 1001-X Router

1 AUX—One RJ-45/RS-232 compatible auxiliary port. 4 USB port 1
2 MGMT —one RJ-45 10/100/1000 management Ethernet port. The Management Port has two LEDs, L and S. L green indicates Link operations. S blinks the negotiated Ethernet speed (1 blink 10 Mbps, 2 blinks 100 Mbps, 3 blinks, 1 000 Mbps). 5 CON—One RJ-45/RS-232 compatible console port
3 USB port 0

 

Cisco ASR 1001-X Router Rear View

Cisco ASR 1001-X Router Rear View

Four internal fans draw cooling air into the chassis and across internal components to maintain an acceptable operating temperature. The fans are located in the center of the chassis. The fans are numbered from 0 to 3, right to left.

Two power supplies, either two AC power supplies or two DC power supplies are accessed from the rear of the router and are hot-swappable.

Note: The Cisco ASR 1001-X Router can support two AC or two DC power supplies. Do not install mixed AC and DC power supply units in the same chassis.

 

Cisco ASR 1001-X SPA GE and TE Ports

The 10 GE SFP+ ports are indicated in the front bezel with orange highlights, and the GE SFP ports are indicated with yellow highlights.

GE SFP+ and GE SFP Port Numbering

1 10 GE SFP+ Port 0/0/0 5 GE SFP Port 0/0/2
2 10 GE SFP+ Port 0/0/1 6 GE SFP Port 0/0/3
3 GE SFP Port 0/0/0 7 GE SFP Port 0/0/4
4 GE SFP Port 0/0/1 8 GE SFP Port 0/0/5

 

Field-Replaceable Units for the Cisco ASR 1001-X Router

The Cisco ASR 1001-X Router has a number of FRUs. These include:

  • SPAs
  • Dual In-line Memory Modules (DIMMs)
  • NIMs
  • SSD and SSD NIM assembly
  • USB flash or secure token memory stick
  • AC and DC power supplies

For more information, see “Removing and Replacing FRUs from the Cisco ASR 1001-X Router” .

…More about the Cisco products and services product identification standard and detailed UDI (The Unique Device Identifier) you can read here

 

SPA Slot Numbering

A shared port adapter (SPA) is a modular type of port adapter that can be inserted into a subslot to provide network connectivity and increased interface port density. The Cisco ASR 1001-X Router supports one flexible integrated NIM slot and one half-height SPA bay.

Cisco ASR 1001-X Router Slot Numbering

Cisco ASR 1001-X Router Slot Numbering

1 Subslot 0/0 connected to the built-in 6x1GE SPA, and 2x10GE SFP+ interfaces on the mainboard 3 Slot 0/2 connected to the NIM module
2 Slot 0/1 connected to the half-height SPA slot

Serial Number and PID/VID Label Location

The following figure shows a Cisco ASR 1001-X Router chassis along with the location of the serial number and the PID/VID label.

Cisco ASR 1001-X Router Serial Number and PID-VID Label Location

Reference from http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/routers/asr1000/install/guide/1001-x/asr1hig/asr1_ov1.html

 

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