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Product Line: Cisco ASR 1000 Series
Product Type: Router
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Product Description

The ASR1001-X Cisco router features two 10 GE SFP+ ports and six 1 GE SFP ports, along with dual power supplies for enhanced reliability. It supports an ESP bandwidth of 2.5 to 20 Gbps, includes integrated SIPs and Ethernet line cards, and offers up to 8 Gbps of encrypted throughput with embedded hardware-based encryption. Designed for rack mounting in a 19-inch setup, this model measures 1.71 in. in height, 17.3 in. in width, 18.17 in. in depth, and weighs 25 lbs, requiring a minimum of Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.12.0 to operate.

FAQs for the ASR1001-X

  • What is the number of 10 GE ports available?
    The device features 2 SFP+ 10 GE ports.
  • How many 1 GE SFP ports does the device have?
    It includes 6 SFP 1 GE ports.
  • Can the device support dual power supplies?
    Yes, it supports 2 power supplies for redundancy.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the device?
    The device measures 1.71 in. in height, 17.3 in. in width, and 18.17 in. in depth.
  • How much does the device weigh?
    It weighs 25 lbs.
  • Is software redundancy available on this device?
    Yes, software redundancy is supported.
  • What is the ESP bandwidth range?
    The ESP bandwidth ranges from 2.5 to 20 Gbps.
  • Are SIPs and Ethernet Line Cards integrated into the device?
    Yes, SIPs and Ethernet Line Cards are integrated.
  • What is the maximum encryption throughput supported by the device?
    The device supports up to 8 Gbps crypto support throughput for encryption.
  • What is the minimum software requirement?
    The device requires a minimum of Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.12.0.

Product Review

The Cisco ASR1001-X offers a versatile range of connectivity options with two 10 GE ports and six 1 GE ports, accommodating various network infrastructures. However, its ESP bandwidth, scalable from 2.5 to 20 Gbps, may limit high-bandwidth applications, despite integrated SIPs and Ethernet line cards enhancing its functionality. Additionally, the device supports dual power supplies and embedded encryption, ensuring reliable operation and secure data transmission, but the maximum operating temperature of 40 °C could be restrictive in hotter environments.


The Cisco ASR1001-X is a high-performance router designed for high-end enterprises and service providers, offering a flexible and scalable solution for managing and forwarding data traffic. It features a compact form factor with dimensions of 1.71 inches in height, 17.3 inches in width, and 18.17 inches in depth, and it weighs 25 lbs. This router is capable of being mounted in a standard 19-inch rack, ensuring it fits seamlessly into most data center environments. However, it does not support wall mounting. This device is equipped with a variety of ports, including two 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports and six 1 Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports, providing ample connectivity options for different network requirements. The Cisco ASR1001-X is designed to ensure high availability and operational continuity with two power supply units, supporting input voltages from 85 to 264 VAC and -40 to -72 VDC. Despite its power, the router maintains energy efficiency with a maximum power consumption of 250 WAC or 242 WDC. Key hardware features include: - ESP Bandwidth from 2.5 to 20 Gbps, allowing for scalable performance as network demands increase. - SIPs and Ethernet Line Cards are integrated, simplifying expansion and upgrades. - Embedded Hardware-Based Encryption with support for up to 8 Gbps crypto support throughput, ensuring secure data transmission. The router operates efficiently in a wide range of environmental conditions, with an operating temperature range from 0 °C to 40 °C, and can function at altitudes from -500 to 10,000 feet. It is designed for front-to-back airflow, optimizing cooling in densely populated racks. The minimum operating relative humidity is 10%, and the maximum is 85%, accommodating various data center environments without compromising performance. For software, the Cisco ASR1001-X requires a minimum of Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.12.0, featuring software redundancy capabilities to maintain network integrity and minimize downtime. This resilience is complemented by its physical robustness, as indicated by its storage temperature range of -40 °C to 70 °C. Additionally, the device supports external USB flash memory up to 1 GB, providing a convenient method for storage and transfer of important configuration files and software images. This feature ensures that network administrators can quickly restore or upgrade the router without significant network disruptions. In summary, the Cisco ASR1001-X combines high port density, powerful performance capabilities, and resilient hardware features in a compact, rack-mountable form factor. It is engineered to meet the demands of growing networks, offering scalable solutions that support secure, high-speed data transmission. Its comprehensive set of features makes it an ideal choice for businesses looking to enhance their network infrastructure with a reliable, high-capacity router.


Item Number and Producer Cisco ASR1001-X
10 Gigabit Ethernet Ports Quantity 2 SFP+
Gigabit Ethernet Ports Quantity 6 SFP
Total Power Supply Units 2
Vertical Measurement 1.71 inches
Horizontal Measurement 17.3 inches
Front-to-Back Distance 18.17 inches
Mass 25 pounds
Capability for Software Duplication Available
Supported ESP Throughput 2.5 to 20 Gigabits per second
Integration of SIPs and Ethernet Line Cards Included
Onboard Encryption Performance Supports up to 8 Gbps of Crypto Throughput
Baseline Software Requirement Cisco IOS XE Release 3.12.0
Compatibility with 19-inch Rack Mount Supported
Option for Wall Mount Not Supported
USB Flash Memory Capacity 1 GB
AC Power Input Range 85 to 264 VAC
DC Power Input Range -40 to -72 VDC
Power Usage Max 250 WAC / 242 WDC
Cooling Method Front-to-Back Airflow
Lowest Operating Temperature 0 °C
Highest Operating Temperature 40 °C
Operational Humidity Range 10% to 85%
Functional Altitude Range -500 to 10,000 feet
Non-Operating Temperature Range -40 °C to 70 °C

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