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Configuring Profiles on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router
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Configuring Profiles on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router

Configuring Profiles on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router

Your router caters to different market segments on the service provider edge space. Your router is capable of supporting a wide range of market segments and features, but to make the software more efficient, you must configure the appropriate profiles to achieve the results you require.

  • The software supports a wide range of features. To optimize performance, each feature profile enables a subset of the total available features for a release. You must configure the appropriate profile to enable the features that you require.
Table 1 Feature History for Configuring Profiles

Release

Modification

Release 4.2.0

The feature profile was introduced.

This model contains the following topics:

Information About Profiles

Information About Feature Profiles

To allow sufficient computation capabilities within the router, the available features within the Cisco IOS XR software image are bundled. A feature profile determines which bundle of features is available for you to use. Although you can always configure a feature, if the feature is not supported by the active feature profile, you cannot use it.

There are two feature profiles available on your router:

  • The default profile that supports all Cisco IOS XR software features except for iMSG Layer 2 aggregation.
  • The iMSG profile that supports all Cisco IOS XR software features except for Layer 3 VPN over IP.

If the feature profile that you have configured on your router does not support a feature that you have configured, warning messages are displayed on the console, and the feature does not work. When you configure a feature profile, all Modular Multirate IP Services Engine line cards in the router are reloaded.

How to Configure Profiles

Configuring the Feature Profile

Before deploying your router you should determine that the feature profile is consistent with the features that you need to use. If it is not, use this task to configure a different profile.

Before You Begin

Note


Feature profile support is available on Modular Multirate IP Services Engine (E5) line cards only.

Feature profiles are not supported on individual non-owner SDRs.


SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    admin

    2.    configure

    3.    hw-module profile feature{default | imsg}

    4.    Use one of these commands:

    • end
    • commit

    5.    show running-config

    6.    show hw-module profile feature {all | location node-id}


DETAILED STEPS
      Command or Action Purpose
    Step 1 admin


    Example:
    RP/0/0/CPU0:router# admin 
     

    Enters administration EXEC mode.

     
    Step 2 configure


    Example:
    RP/0/0/CPU0:router(admin)# configure
     

    Enters administration configuration mode.

     
    Step 3 hw-module profile feature{default | imsg}


    Example:
    RP/0/0/CPU0:router(admin-config)# hw-module profile 
    feature imsg
    
    Thu Sep  8 22:17:39.739 DST
    iMSG feature profile does NOT support the following features: Biscuit.
    Upon commit, all E5 LCs will be reloaded
     

    Specifies the feature profile for the router.

    • default—supports all features except iMSG layer 2 aggregation.
    • imsg—supports all features except Layer 3 VPN over IP.

    When the profile is changed, all Multirate IP Services Engine cards are reloaded with the configured profile.

     
    Step 4 Use one of these commands:
    • end
    • commit


    Example:
    RP/0/0/CPU0:router(admin-config)# end

    or

    RP/0/0/CPU0:router(admin-config)# commit
     

    Saves configuration changes.

    • When you issue the end command, the system prompts you to commit changes:
      Uncommitted changes found, commit them
      before exiting(yes/no/cancel)? [cancel]:
      
      • Entering yes saves configuration changes to the running configuration file, exits the configuration session, and returns the router to EXEC mode.
      • Entering no exits the configuration session and returns the router to EXEC mode without committing the configuration changes.
      • Entering cancel leaves the router in the current configuration session without exiting or committing the configuration changes.
    • Use the commit command to save the configuration changes to the running configuration file, and remain within the configuration session.
     
    Step 5 show running-config


    Example:
    RP/0/0/CPU0:router(admin)# show running-config 
    hw-module profile feature
     

    Displays the configured feature profile.

     
    Step 6 show hw-module profile feature {all | location node-id}


    Example:
    RP/0/0/CPU0:router# show hw-module profile feature all
     

    Displays the active feature profile on a specific node or all nodes. If the active profile is different from the configured profile, the line cards have not been reloaded as required for the feature profile configuration to take place.

     

    show hw-module profile feature: Example

    The show hw-module profile feature command also indicates any not supported cards such as the RP and IP Services Engine (ISE) line cards.

    RP/0/0/CPU0:router# show hw-module profile feature all
    
    Thu Sep  8 22:38:50.973 DST
    ----------------------------------------
    BundleName      Features Not Supported
    ----------------------------------------
    Default         iMSG
    iMsg            Biscuit
    ----------------------------------------
    Nodeno          Active Bundle Name
    ----------------------------------------
    0               Not Supported
    1               Default
    2               Default
    3               Default
    4               Default
    ----------------------------------------
      

    Additional References

    Related Documents

    Related Topic Document Title

    Profile commands

    Hardware Redundancy and Node Administration on the Cisco IOS XR Software module of Cisco IOS XR System Management Command Reference for the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router

    Cisco IOS XR master command index

    Cisco IOS XR Commands Master List for the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router

    Information about user groups and task IDs

    Configuring AAA Services on the Cisco IOS XR Software module of Cisco IOS XR System Security Configuration Guide for the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router

    Standards and RFCs

    Standard/RFC Title

    No new or modified standards are supported by this feature, and support for existing standards has not been modified by this feature.

    MIBs

    MIB MIBs Link

    To locate and download MIBs using Cisco IOS XR software, use the Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL and choose a platform under the Cisco Access Products menu: http:/​/​cisco.com/​public/​sw-center/​netmgmt/​cmtk/​mibs.shtml

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