In general Cisco has looked at NAT and classified it as a "router" function.
Many of us have looked at layer 3 switches as if they were hardware based routers (which is especially easy to do since most of them run IOS rather than CatOS) and tended to assume that they provide the same functionality. And as far as routing IP is concerned they are pretty much the same. But there are other services, such as NAT, that continue to provide a differentiation between a "router" and a layer 3 switch.
To get interfaces that support Gig capacity I think that you might want to look at something like the 2821 router.
Question We run asr9001 with XR 6.1.3, and we have a very long delay to
login w/ SSH 1 or 2 to the device compare to IOS device. After
investigation, the there is 1s delay between the client KEXDH_INIT and
the server (XR) KEXDH_REPLY. After debug ssh serv...
Introduction The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Open
Shortest Path First (OSPF) behavior when the V-bit (Virtual-link bit) is
present in a non-backbone area. The V-bit is signaled in Type-1 LSA only
if the router is the endpoint of one or ...
Hi, I am seeing quite a few issues with patch install and wanted to
share my experience and workaround to this. Login to admin via CLI, then
access root with the “shell” command Issue “df –h” and you’ll probably
see the following directory full or nearly ...