Model: ASR1001-X Aggregation Service Router
Detail: Cisco ASR1000-series router, QuantumFlow processor, 2.5G system bandwidth, WAN aggregation, SPA slot, SIP10, OTV, VPL, LISP
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Overview (ASR1001-X)

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).

This ASR1001-X is similar with the ASR1001-X=. The  ASR1001-X= is a spare one.

Quick Specs

Figure 1 shows the appearance of the Cisco ASR 1001-X.

Table 1 shows the Quick Specs.

Product Code Cisco ASR 1001-X
Rack Height 1RU
System Bandwidth 2.5G (default) / 5G, 10G, 20G (upgrade)
Router Processor (RP) Quad-core 2.13Ghz processor
Build-in Gigabit Ethernet port 6 x SFP ports, 2 x SFP+ ports
Redundancy Software (license purchase separately)
SIP and Ethernet line card Integrated in chassis; not upgradable
Embedded hardware-based encryption up to 8-Gbps crypto support throughput
Rack-mounting 19-inch
DRAM Memory 4 GB
Flash Memory 8 GB
Shared port adapters 1 SPA slot
External USB flash memory 1-GB USB flash-memory support

Product Details

Figure 2 shows the front panel of Cisco ASR 1001-X.


① NIM slots

② CON—One mini eUSB por

③ STAT—Status LED

④ CRIT LED—Critical alarm indicator; MAJ LED—Major alarm indicator; MIN LED—Minor alarm indicator

⑤ 6 x SFP ports, 2 x SFP+ ports

⑥ CON—One RJ-45/RS-232 compatible console port

⑦ USB port 1

⑧ USB port 0

⑨ Shared port adapter slot

⑩ MGMT—One RJ-45 10/100/1000 management Ethernet port.

⑪ AUX—One RJ-45/RS-232 compatible auxiliary port

⑫ PWR—Power LED

·Six built-in 1 GE SFP-only interfaces (do not support SFP+), and two built-in 10 GE SFP+ interfaces (support only 10-GE rate)

Table 2 shows some LEDs’ Descriptions.

LEDs Color Description
PWR(Power) Solid green All power requirements are within specification.
Off The router is in standby mode.


Solid green Cisco IOSD and other required processes have loaded successfully and are operating.
Yellow ROMMON is running (including a permanent failure of RP software) or the Process Manager has declared a critical RP process (including IOSD) dead. A user can log in to recover.
Red Occurs during system failure or power-up.
CRIT(Critical) Solid Red Functions as a critical alarm indicator. The LED is lso a solid red during the boot process.
MAJ(Major) Solid Red Major alarm indicator.
MIN(Minor) Amber Minor alarm indicator.

Figure 3 shows the back panel of ASR1001-X.


① Two power supplies, either two AC power supplies or two DC power supplies are accessed from the rear of the router and are hot-swappable.

② Four internal fans draw cooling air into the chassis and across internal components to maintain an acceptable operating temperature.

The Configuration

The ASR1001-X should be configured with some modules and accessories for normal operation.

Table 3 shows the recommended configuration.

Items Quantity Descriptions
ASR1001-X-PWR-AC 2 Cisco ASR1001-X AC Power Supply
CAB-L620P-C13-US 2 Power Cord, 250VAC, 15A, NEMA L6-20 to C13, US
NIM-BLANK 1 Blank faceplate for NIM slot on Cisco ISR 4400
SPA-BLANK 1 Blank Cover for regular SPA
M-ASR1001X-8GB 1 Cisco ASR1001-X 8GB DRAM
ASR1K-OTHER 1 ASE1K-other applications for Enterprise or SP-Tracking only
L-SLASR1-IPB= 1 Cisco ASR1001 License L-SLASR1-IPB= Cisco ASR 1000 IP BASE E-Delivery PAK
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