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Cisco IOS XE Software for Cisco ASR 900 Series Aggregation Services Routers Data Sheet

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Cisco IOS® Software is always evolving to provide you with more features of higher quality. Cisco IOS XE Software releases provide a modular structure for Cisco® ASR 900 Series Aggregation Services Routers. Why is modularity important? The software significantly enhances quality and performance by taking advantage of the separation of the data plane and the control plane.

Cisco IOS XE Software on the Cisco ASR 903 Router (Figure 1) and Cisco ASR 902 Router includes licenses for Metro Services, Metro IP Services, and Metro Aggregation Services. Feature sets can be activated as you need them so you pay only for what you use.

Figure 1.      Cisco ASR 903 Router

Software Releases and Options

The Cisco ASR 900 Series is supported in Cisco IOS XE software as of Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.5.0S. The release is designed to provide modular packaging, feature velocity, and powerful resiliency. The Cisco ASR 902 Router is supported as of Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.12.0S.

Consolidated Software Packages

Two consolidated software packages contain a superset of all features. The individual feature sets can be activated once the correct feature licenses are applied to the router. Table 1 describes the two Cisco IOS XE universal consolidated packages supported on the Cisco ASR 903 Router and the functionality supported in each of these universal images. The functionality is enforced through the appropriate technology package licenses.

Table 1.       Universal Cisco IOS XE Software Consolidated Packages for Cisco ASR 900 Series Router

Cisco IOS XE Consolidated Package

Part Number

Description

Cisco ASR 903 Series RSP1 IOS XE - No Payload Encryption

SASR903R1NPEK9

  Provides a consolidated package
  Offers only basic feature support without a license, including SSH and SNMPv3 support

Cisco ASR 900 Series RSP2 IOS XE - No Payload Encryption

SASR900R2NPEK9

  Provides a consolidated package
  Offers only basic feature support without a license, including SSH and SNMPv3 support

Flexible Software Activation

The Cisco ASR 900 Series supports the Cisco IOS software activation feature. With this capability, Cisco IOS Software feature sets can be activated with software licenses, supporting a “pay as services grow” model. This model allows service providers to invest in software resources only when their businesses need it. All Cisco ASR 900 Series software licenses are on a per-chassis basis. Cisco ASR 900 Series routers offer three Cisco IOS Software licenses:

   Metro Services license: Offers advanced quality of service (QoS), Carrier Ethernet Layer 2 features, Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) and Ethernet operations, administration, and maintenance (OAM) capabilities.

   Metro IP Services license: Offers all capabilities of the Metro Services license with the addition of IEEE 1588-2008 Ordinary Clock and Transparent Clock, Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD), Layer 3 features for advanced IP routing protocols, multi-VPN routing, and Layer 3 Multicast and Forwarding Customer Edge (multi-VRF CE) capabilities.

   Metro Aggregation Services license: Adds the following capabilities to the Metro IP Services license: Multiprotocol Label Switching Transport Profile (MPLS-TP); MPLS, Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS), Circuit Emulation Service over Packet Switched Network (CESoPSN), and Structure Agnostic TDM over Packet (SAToP) pseudowires; Multi-Router Automatic Protection Switching (MR-APS); Multi-chassis Link Aggregation and Control Protocol (mLACP); MPLS traffic engineering (TE); MPLS Fast Reroute (FRR); and MPLS VPN support.

Table 2 lists the main features in the Cisco IOS licenses for the Cisco ASR 900 Series Router. Availability of features is dependent on software release and implementation schedule.

Table 2.       Feature Sets in Cisco ASR 900 Series Router Licenses

Metro Services

Metro IP Services

Metro Aggregation Services

Baseline

All features in Metro Services plus:

All features in Metro IP Services plus:

QoS, with deep buffers and hierarchical QoS (HQOS)

IP routing (RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, IS-IS)

MPLS (LDP and VPN)

Layer 2: 802.1d, 802.1q

PIM (SM, DM, SSM), SSM mapping

MPLS TE and FRR

Ethernet Virtual Circuit (EVC)

BFD

MPLS OAM

Ethernet OAM (802.1ag, 802.3ah)

Multi-VRF CE (VRF lite) with service awareness (ARP, ping, SNMP, syslog, trace-route, FTP, TFTP)

MPLS-TP

Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) and Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP)

IEEE 1588-2008 Ordinary Clock and Transparent Clock

Pseudowire emulation
(EoMPLS, CESoPSN, and SAToP)

Synchronous Ethernet

 

VPLS and HVPLS

IPv4 and IPv6 host connectivity

 

Pseudowire redundancy

 

 

MR-APS and mLACP

Additional Feature Licenses

In addition to the preceding Cisco IOS feature-set licenses, two additional licenses are used to activate new software functionality for the Cisco ASR 900 Series router in addition to the feature-set capabilities.

   ATM license: Allows service providers to activate ATM functionality on TDM interfaces when required. One license is required for each Cisco ASR 900 Series router that needs ATM functionality to be activated in the system.

This includes support for ATM pseudowires over MPLS (ATMoMPLS), ATM local switching, ATM interworking, and local ATM termination. This license requires the system to have at least one T1/E1, OC-3/STM-1, or OC-12/STM-4 card installed.

   IEEE 1588-2008 BC/MC license: Allows service providers to activate IEEE 1588-2008 Boundary Clock (BC) or Master Clock (MC), or both, when required. One license is required for each chassis that needs IEEE 1588-2008 BC or MC functionality to be activated in the system.

Cisco IOS XE Software Release Schedule

The Cisco IOS XE software delivery schedule allows customers to qualify releases more quickly and have a definitive release schedule for new software images. This schedule is summarized in the following highlights.

   Time-based releases: Releases are planned for delivery three times a year (every four months). New software features and hardware are introduced in each release. Releases have fewer incremental features included when compared with traditional Cisco IOS Software releases, reducing customer qualification time.

   Two release support durations: Each Cisco IOS XE Software release is classified as either a Standard Support or Extended Support release. A Standard Support release has a total engineering support lifetime of one year, with two scheduled rebuilds. The Extended Support release provides a total engineering support lifetime of two years, with four scheduled rebuilds. For more information about the Cisco IOS XE Software end-of-life policy and associated support milestones for specific Cisco IOS XE Software releases, visit http://www.cisco.com.

   Rebuilds scheduled at regular intervals: Rebuilds are created only for bug fixes, and no new features are included in a rebuild image. For Standard Support releases, the first rebuild image is released two months after the parent image's first customer shipment (FCS). The second rebuild image is released four months after the parent image's FCS. The Extended Support release provides four scheduled rebuilds. The first two of these rebuilds are released at two-month intervals after FCS of the affected Cisco IOS XE Software release, and the second two rebuilds are released at four-month intervals thereafter. Releases to correct critical problems (such as those identified by the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team) are introduced as needed.

Part Numbers for License Options and Activation Keys

Table 3 lists part numbers for the Cisco ASR 900 Series software feature options.

Table 3.       Cisco ASR 900 Series Software Options

Part Number

Product Name

Feature Set License Options

SLASR902-M

Cisco ASR 902 Metro Services

SLASR902-I

Cisco ASR 902 Metro IP Services

SLASR902-A

Cisco ASR 902 Metro Aggregation Services

SLASR903-M

Cisco ASR 903 Metro Services

SLASR903-I

Cisco ASR 903 Metro IP Services

SLASR903-A

Cisco ASR 903 Metro Aggregation Services

Feature Set Product Activation Keys

SLASR902-M=

Cisco ASR 902 Metro Services Paper PAK

L-SLASR902-M=

Cisco ASR 902 Metro Services E-Delivery PAK

SLASR902-I=

Cisco ASR 902 Metro IP Services Paper PAK

L-SLASR902-I=

Cisco ASR 902 Metro IP Services E-Delivery PAK

SLASR902-A=

Cisco ASR 902 Metro Aggregation Services Paper PAK

L-SLASR902-A=

Cisco ASR 902 Metro Aggregation Services E-Delivery PAK

SLASR903-M=

Cisco ASR 903 Metro Services Paper PAK

L-SLASR903-M=

Cisco ASR 903 Metro Services E-Delivery PAK

SLASR903-I=

Cisco ASR 903 Metro IP Services Paper PAK

L-SLASR903-I=

Cisco ASR 903 Metro IP Services E-Delivery PAK

SLASR903-A=

Cisco ASR 903 Metro Aggregation Services Paper PAK

L-SLASR903-A=

Cisco ASR 903 Metro Aggregation Services E-Delivery PAK

Feature Set Upgrade Product Activation Keys

SLASR902-M-I=

Cisco ASR 902 Metro to Metro IP Paper PAK

SLASR902-M-A=

Cisco ASR 902 Metro to Metro Aggregation Paper PAK

SLASR902-I-A=

Cisco ASR 902 Metro IP to Metro Aggregation Paper PAK

L-SLASR902-M-I=

Cisco ASR 902 Metro to Metro IP E-Delivery PAK

L-SLASR902-M-A=

Cisco ASR 902 Metro to Metro Aggregation E-Delivery PAK

L-SLASR902-I-A=

Cisco ASR 902 Metro IP to Metro Aggregation E-Delivery PAK

SLASR903-M-I=

Cisco ASR 903 Metro to Metro IP Paper PAK

SLASR903-M-A=

Cisco ASR 903 Metro to Metro Aggregation Paper PAK

SLASR903-I-A=

Cisco ASR 903 Metro IP to Metro Aggregation Paper PAK

L-SLASR903-M-I=

Cisco ASR 903 Metro to Metro IP E-Delivery PAK

L-SLASR903-M-A=

Cisco ASR 903 Metro to Metro Aggregation E-Delivery PAK

L-SLASR903-I-A=

Cisco ASR 903 Metro IP to Metro Aggregation E-Delivery PAK

Feature Licenses

FLSASR902-ATM

Cisco ASR 902 ATM License

FLSASR902-1588

Cisco ASR 902 IEEE 1588-2008 BC/MC License

FLSASR903-ATM

Cisco ASR 903 ATM License

FLSASR903-1588

Cisco ASR 903 IEEE 1588-2008 BC/MC License

Feature Licenses Product Activation Keys

FLSASR902-ATM=

Cisco ASR 902 ATM License Paper PAK

L-FLSASR902-ATM=

Cisco ASR 902 ATM License E-Delivery PAK

FLSASR902-1588=

Cisco ASR 902 IEEE 1588-2008 BC/MC License Paper PAK

L-FLSASR902-1588=

Cisco ASR 902 IEEE 1588-2008 BC/MC License E-Delivery PAK

FLSASR903-ATM=

Cisco ASR 903 ATM License Paper PAK

L-FLSASR903-ATM=

Cisco ASR 903 ATM License E-Delivery PAK

FLSASR903-1588=

Cisco ASR 903 IEEE 1588-2008 BC/MC License Paper PAK

L-FLSASR903-1588=

Cisco ASR 903 IEEE 1588-2008 BC/MC License E-Delivery PAK

Major Features

Table 4 lists the features supported by Cisco IOS XE in the Cisco ASR 900 Series router. Availability of features is dependent on software release, RSP version, and implementation schedule. Check release notes for additional details.

Table 4.       Cisco ASR 900 Series Router Software Features

Features

Ethernet Services

  Ethernet Flow Point (EFP) with support for:
   802.1q
   Selective QinQ
   Inner and Outer VLAN classification
   VLAN local significance
   One VLAN tag ingress push
   Pop one VLAN tag
   Pop two VLAN tags
   Trunk-EFP construct for configuration simplification
  IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree (MST)
  Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP)
  ITU G.8032
  802.3ad/802.1ax Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
  Multi-chassis Link Aggregation Control Protocol (mLACP)
  Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling (L2PT)
  Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), Hierarchical VPLS (HVPLS), Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWS), Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS)
  Static Multicast MAC addresses
  IGMP snooping on Ethernet Flow Point
  Link Pass Through
  Pseudowire redundancy
  Hot Standby Pseudowire
  Multi-segment Pseudowire

TDM and ATM Services

  Clear Channel and Channelized T1 and E1 ports on the 16 port T1/E1 interface module
  RAW socket transport on the 14-port Serial Interface Module (Cisco ASR 900 RSP1 only)
  Channelized OC-3/STM-1 mode on the 4 port OC-3/STM-1 Interface Module
  Packet over SONET (PoS) mode using PPP over SONET/SDH on the 4 port OC-3/STM-1 Interface Module - RFC 2615
  HDLC
  Point to Point Protocol (PPP) - RFC 1661
  Multilink PPP (ML-PPP), with maximum 16 T1 or E1 links per ML-PPP bundle - RFC 1990
  PPP Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) - RFC 1994
  Pseudowire setup and maintenance using the Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) - RFC 4447
  Structure-Agnostic Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) over Packet (SAToP) - RFC 4553
  Encapsulation methods for transport of ATM over MPLS networks for AAL 0 and AAL 5 - RFC 4717
  Pseudowire Emulation Edge-to-Edge (PWE3) ATM Transparent Cell Transport Service - RFC 4816
  Circuit Emulation Service over Packet Switched Network (CESoPSN) - RFC 5086
  DS0 channels on the OC-3, STM-1 and T1/E1 Interfaces only for CESoPSN services
  Single Router Automated Protection switching (SR-APS) for CESoPSN, SATOP, HDLC, PPP and ML-PPP on STM-1 and OC-3 interfaces
  Multi Router Automated Protection switching (MR-APS) for CESoPSN, SATOP, HDLC, PPP and ML-PPP on STM-1 and OC-3 interfaces
  Access Circuit Redundancy (ACR) for ATM, CESoPSN and SATOP
  Pseudowire redundancy
  Hot Standby Pseudowire
  Multi-Segment Pseudowire
  IETF ATM PWE3 over MPLS
  ATM N:1 (N = 1) virtual channel connection (VCC) cell mode and ATM N:1 (N = 1) virtual path (VP) Cell Relay Mode
  ATM cell packing
  ATM IMA v1.0, 1.1 on the 16 port T1/E1 and on the 4 port OC-3/STM-1 interface module
  ATM AAL0 (for AAL2 voice and data) and AAL5
  ATM Class of Service (CoS) features constant bit rate (CBR) and unspecified bit rate (UBR) and per virtual circuit queuing
  Egress Quality of Service (QoS) on ML-PPP, PPP, PoS and HDLC interfaces

Layer 3 and MPLS Services

  Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
  Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
  Layer 3 routing on Routed interfaces and Bridge Domain Interfaces (BDI)
  Cisco Express Forwarding (CEF) load sharing of Equal Cost Paths (ECMP)
  Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  BGP 4-byte Autonomous System number (ASN)
  BGP TCP Path MTU Discovery
  BGP Prefix-Independent Convergence (PIC) Edge and Core for IPv4 and MPLS VPN
  Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS)
  Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, and static routes
  BFD over Ethernet, Routed port, HDLC and PPP interfaces
  BFD for HSRP group client
  Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  LDP with Label Edge Router (LER) and Label Switch Router (LSR)
  MPLS L3VPN
  MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) for Ethernet, TDM and ATM Pseudo Wires
  MPLS Traffic Engineering Fast Re-Route (TE-FRR)
  IP Loop Free Alternate Fast Re-Route (LFA FRR)
  Remote Loop Free Alternate Fast Re-Route (R-LFA FRR)
  Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) version 1 – RFC 1112
  IPv4 and IPv6 multicast
  Protocol Independent Multicast sparse mode (PIM-SM), PIM Source Specific Multicast (PIM SSM), PIM SSM mapping
  IGMPv2 – RFC 2236
  IGMPv3 – RFC 3376
  IGMP group limiting
  Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD)
  Multicast VPN (MVPN) based on IETF Rosen Draft

IPv6

  Hardware based IPv6 data forwarding
  Addressing and discovery
  Manual IPv6 interface addressing
  ICMPv6 (RFC 4443)
  IPv4 and IPv6 dual stack
  IPv6 static routing
  OSPF for IPv6 (RFC 5340)
  DHCPv6 with relay function
  BFD for OSPF, IS-IS, BGP and IPv6 static routes
  IPv6 Provider Edge (6PE)
  IPv6 VPN Provider Edge (6VPE)

QoS

  Modular QoS CLI (MQC)
  Hierarchical QoS (HQoS)
  Port shaper and Low Latency Queuing (LLQ) in the presence of an EFP
  IEEE 802.1p Class of Service (COS) based QoS
  Classification based on inner and outer CoS
  IP Precedence Type of Service (ToS) based QoS
  Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) based QoS
  Egress marking of COS, ToS, DSCP and MPLS EXP QoS fields
  Classification using Access Control List (ACL)
  2-rate 3-color (2R3C) ingress Policing
  Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) traffic shaping
  Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (CBWFQ)
  Priority Queuing with up to 2 priority queues
  Weighted Random Early Detect (WRED)
  Egress shaping per queue
  Egress policing per queue
  Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) Call Admission Protocol (CAC)

Timing

  IEEE 1588-2008 Ordinary Clock over Ethernet, IP and MPLS
  IEEE 1588-2008 end-to-end Transparent Clock over Ethernet, IP and MPLS
  IEEE 1588-2008 Boundary Clock over Ethernet, IP and MPLS
  IEEE 1588-2008 precision time protocol (PTP) telecom profile for frequency synchronization – ITU-T G.8265.1/Y.1365.1
  Hybrid clocking
  T1/E1 line timing
  OC-3/STM-1 Line Timing
  Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) ports; Time of Day (ToD), 10MHz, 1 Pulse Per Second (1PPS)
  Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS)
  ITU-T SyncE with Ethernet Synchronization Messaging Channel (ESMC)
  Synchronization Status Messages (SSM)

OAM

  IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) over EFP
  IEEE 802.3ah Link OAM
  MPLS OAM
  ITU-T Y.1731 Fault Management (FM) over EFP
  ITU-T Y. 1731 Performance Management (PM) over EFP for Delay Measurement (DM) and Synthetic Loss Measurement (SLM)
  Ethernet Local Management Interface (E-LMI), as a provider edge (PE) device
  CFM extensions for microwave adaptive code modulation (ACM) actual air bandwidth exchange

Security

  Authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) with TACACS+ and RADIUS
  Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol v2
  MAC limiting per bridge domain (BD)
  Storm control for Port Mode
  Layer 3 Access Control Lists (ACL) for IPv4 and IPv6
  IPv4 unicast reverse path forwarding (uRPF) strict mode
  MAC security
  Dynamic Arp Inspection (DAI)
  DHCP Snooping with option 82 insertion
  DHCP Option 82 Configurable Circuit ID & Remote ID

Manageability

  Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  MIBs
  Dying Gasp message
  Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
  Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
  802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
  Port Level Local SPAN (SPAN)
  Port Level Remote SPAN (RSPAN)
  Cisco IOS Command Line Interface (CLI)
  Cisco Prime Network: fault, provisioning and performance management

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Service and Support

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Table 5.       Service and Support

Advanced Services

Features

Benefits

Cisco Total Implementation Solutions (TIS), available directly from Cisco

Cisco Packaged TIS, available through resellers

  Project management
  Site survey, configuration, and deployment
  Installation, text, and cutover
  Training
  Major moves, adds, and changes
  Design review and product staging
  Supplement existing staff
  Help ensure functions meet needs
  Mitigate risk

Cisco SP Base Support and Service Provider-Based Onsite Support, available directly from Cisco

Cisco Packaged Service Provider- Based Support, available through resellers

  24-hour access to software updates
  Web access to technical repositories
  Telephone support through the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC)
  Advance Replacement of hardware parts
  Facilitate proactive or expedited problem resolution
  Lower total cost of ownership by taking advantage of Cisco expertise and knowledge
  Reduce network downtime