Chapter 6. Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router Hardware and Software Details

When trying to successfully implement, deploy, manage, and troubleshoot a routing device, the first step is to understand the underlying system architecture. This is indeed the focus of this chapter for the Cisco ASR 1000 series aggregation services routers.

This chapter covers in detail system hardware components, including the Route Processor (RP), Embedded Service Processor (ESP), Shared Interface Processor (SIP), and their associated functional elements. This chapter also discusses the software that runs on them. The chapter also highlights a packet path by walking through a day in the life of a packet through the platform.

Route Processor Overview

The RP is a separate ...

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