Performance Routing option not available in Configuration Professional v2

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Jan 11th, 2010
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I'm setting up a Cisco 2901 router and attempting load balancing/link aggregation and/or fail-over for my dual WAN connections. Being new to Cisco's IOS software, I'm using CP to help learn IOS, so right now I'm doing most of my configuration via the Configuration Professionsal GUI.  As I understand, the Performance Routing option will help me set this up but I don't have that option available in Configuration Professional; any ideas? I downloaded the most recent version of CP (version 2) I believe; I've reviewed over the often referenced article on this feature at: Cisco Performance Routing and reviewed the Cisco Feature Navigator available at http://www.cisco.com/go/cfn for my IOS release; the feature I'm looking for is documented in a flash presentation at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_configuration_professional/scrcst/PfR/CCPPFR.swf (screenshot below):

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A summary of the key results of the IOS "show version" command on this router are:


Cisco IOS Software, C2900 Software (C2900-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 15.0(1)M, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2) Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport Copyright (c) 1986-2009 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Wed 30-Sep-09 05:30 by prod_rel_team

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 15.0(1r)M1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1) BPRouter uptime is 5 days, 23 hours, 43 minutes System returned to ROM by power-on System restarted at 11:34:47 PCTime Wed Dec 23 2009 System image file is "flash0:c2900-universalk9-mz.SPA.150-1.M.bin"


Cisco CISCO2901/K9 (revision 1.0) with 483328K/40960K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FTX134981A3

2 FastEthernet interfaces

2 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

1 Virtual Private Network (VPN) Module

DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity enabled.

255K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

254464K bytes of ATA System CompactFlash 0 (Read/Write)


License Info:

License UDI:

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Device# PID SN

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*0 CISCO2901/K9 FTX134981A3


Technology Package License Information for Module:'c2900'

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Technology Technology-package Technology-package Current Type Next reboot

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ipbase ipbasek9 Permanent ipbasek9

security securityk9 Permanent securityk9 uc None None None data None None None Configuration register

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paolo bevilacqua Mon, 01/11/2010 - 11:31
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None of the various GUIs, despite their name, is able to do things "professionally". In return, they often introduce unnecessary and confusing commands.


if you want to learn IOS, and get real results, use the CLI, there's no alternative.

dkpruett1 Sat, 01/23/2010 - 12:39
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Thanks; I believe I understand what you're talking about regarding the IOS GUIs; I've taken the plnuge to learn the CLI though I do use the GUI to help; this router is so far taking the longest of any I've ever set up. though it is the most sophisticated.

dkpruett1 Sat, 01/23/2010 - 12:41
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Thanks for this reference; your example has definitely helped me get PfR set up via the CLI

Marwan ALshawi Sat, 01/23/2010 - 14:30
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i am glad that the example helped you


please rate the helpful post


good luck

dkpruett1 Sat, 01/23/2010 - 12:44
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Update: Cisco Configuration Professional v2.1 just released has fixed this. My above comment was based on CCP v2.0

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