Cisco ASR 1000-X is designed for high-end enterprise, data center, service provider edging network in order to handle explosive traffic through the network. It supports only software redundancy, and it is based on a Quad-core 2.13GHz processor with 4GB memory, 8GB flash memory, 1 SPA bay, SPA interface processor 10 (SIP10).
The Cisco ASR 1000 Series Route Processors address the stringent route–processing requirements of carrier–grade IP and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) packet network infrastructures. They are the central control processors that run the network operating system, provide advanced routing capabilities, and also monitor and manage the other components of the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Router.Cisco ASR 1000 Series Route Processors fall into two main categories:
- Modular Cisco ASR 1000 Series Route Processors for modular chassis,including the ASR 1004, ASR 1006, ASR 1006–X, ASR 1009–Xand ASR 1013 models. These are the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Route Processor 1 (RP1; part number ASR1000–RP1), Cisco ASR 1000 Series Route Processor 2 (RP2; part number ASR1000–RP2), and Cisco ASR 1000 Series Route Processor 3 (RP3; part number ASR1000–RP3)
- Fixed or built–in Cisco ASR 1000 Series Route Processors for fixed chassis,including the ASR 1001, ASR 1001–X, ASR 1002, ASR 1002–F, and ASR 1002–X models. ASR 1002 and ASR 1002–F contain an embedded RP1(part number ASR1000–RP1).