Processor in Router

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Mar 2nd, 2009
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Hi all,


Can anybody help me in knowing what command i have to use to identify the CPU/Processor my router is using?


Please help


R.B.Kumar

Correct Answer by Edison Ortiz about 8 years 2 months ago

R.B.


In older routers, that information was clearly visible in show version. However, newer lines of routers do not display this information for competitive reasons.


With that said, CPU/Processor power isn't the only driving engine for fast throughput. Cisco incorporates dedicated ASICs in routers and switches which takes away the load from the CPU.


If you want to know how fast a router runs, I recommend checking the benchmark datasheets at this location:

http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/tools/quickreference/index.html


HTH,


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Edison.



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adamclarkuk_2 Mon, 03/02/2009 - 07:33
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Hi


If you mean CPU type, then :-


show version


(for just cpu output do show ver | inc CPU)


IF you mean CPU usage, then


sh processes cpu



hclisschennai Mon, 03/02/2009 - 07:38
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Hi,


Thanks for your reply.


But using "show version" command i am not able to see the CPU that is been used(I donot want to know about usage).


Any clues?


R.B.Kumar

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Edison Ortiz Mon, 03/02/2009 - 08:22
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R.B.


In older routers, that information was clearly visible in show version. However, newer lines of routers do not display this information for competitive reasons.


With that said, CPU/Processor power isn't the only driving engine for fast throughput. Cisco incorporates dedicated ASICs in routers and switches which takes away the load from the CPU.


If you want to know how fast a router runs, I recommend checking the benchmark datasheets at this location:

http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/tools/quickreference/index.html


HTH,


__


Edison.



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