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IOS-XR XRv

Hello,

Looks like the release notes for 4.3.2 indicate an upcoming download for XRv (XR4U?).  4.3.2 is available for download now for ASR9000 and CRS.  Anyone know when we might see a download for XRv?

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/asr9000/software/asr9k_r4.3/general/release/notes/reln_432a9k.html#concept_15579287A4DE44C58EE16FD3399AB0C8

It will be nice to have a couple of these VMs running in a lab.

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IOS-XR XRv

Hi,

I am glad to see the interest in XRv which can be thought of asd the next-gen XR4U. XRv's first release is 4.3.2 as you have seen, but this is a limited availability release. Below is some general information, but please do contact your Cisco account team for more information.

IOS XRv is a Virtual Machine running the IOS-XR operating  system.  The VM combines Route-Processor and Line-card functionality in  a  single image, offering full control-plane and management plane   capabilities as contained in the regular IOS XR operating system.   Release 4.3.2 will only offer vRR version with limited availability, no   Demo and Simulator  offering.

With XRv we are planning three types of images: demo, simulation, and production. The differences in the images have to do with the data plane rate limits and licensing needed.

There are 3 main use cases for IOS XRv:

    1. XR familiarization and education (Demo version will NOT be offered in Release 4.3.2)
    2. Configuration staging and testing- Network Modeling (Simulator version will NOT be offered in Release 4.3.2)
    3. vRR: virtual router production use cases, starting with vRR (Route Reflector is the only version in Release 4.3.2)

    Thanks,

    Sam

    Community Member

    Re: IOS-XR XRv

    Folks,

    I'm one of the XRv development leads. As has been mentioned on this thread already, Cisco IOS XR 5.1.1 software is *LIVE on CCO*.

    This includes over 100 new feature offerings supported across multiple platforms including new platform support for XRv.

    I've been collecting customer 5.1.1 links for XRv, and it's growing so I may add more (there are some minor changes to the release notes and the data sheet to come - bear with us as we don't release new platforms - even virtual ones - too often). Note that the demo image is free to use and the download works. The production images require the correct PIDs (I'll post more on this later).

    I hope this product is useful, and we'll have many more features to come in future releases (HA for example...).

    Thanks,

    Rich Wellum (rwellum@cisco.com)

    XRv 5.1.1 release and download information

    Release Page:

    General page with link to release notes, config guide and download:

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/ps13347/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

    The demo images download link:

    http://software.cisco.com/download/release.html?i=!y&mdfid=285013070&softwareid=280805694&release=5.1.1&os

    Installation Guide:

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios_xr_sw/ios_xrv/install_config/b_xrvr_432.html

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios_xr_sw/ios_xrv/install_config/b_xrvr_432.pdf

    Quick Guide to ESXi

    https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-39939

    Release Notes:

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios_xr_sw/iosxr_r5.1/general/release/notes/reln-xrv.html

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios_xr_sw/iosxr_r5.1/general/release/notes/reln-xrv.pdf

    Some mentions from Outside Cisco:

    Blogs:

    http://www.fryguy.net/2014/02/08/cisco-ios-xrv-v-as-in-virtual/

    http://lostintransit.se/2014/02/09/cisco-xrv-has-been-released/

    Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/search?q=xrv&src=typd

    Other:

    http://certcollection.org/forum/topic/213862-cisco-ios-xrv/

    Images:

    Demo only:

    * Demo Locked Image: iosxrv-demo.ova and iosxrv-demo.vmdk

    * Demo Locked Image with Crypto: iosxrv-k9-demo.ova and iosxrv-k9-demo.vmdk

    Production:

    * Production Capable Image: iosxrv.ova and iosxrv.vmdk

    * Production Capable Image with Crypto :iosxrv-k9.ova and iosxrv-k9.vmdk

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    Cisco Employee

    IOS-XR XRv

    Hi,

    I am glad to see the interest in XRv which can be thought of asd the next-gen XR4U. XRv's first release is 4.3.2 as you have seen, but this is a limited availability release. Below is some general information, but please do contact your Cisco account team for more information.

    IOS XRv is a Virtual Machine running the IOS-XR operating  system.  The VM combines Route-Processor and Line-card functionality in  a  single image, offering full control-plane and management plane   capabilities as contained in the regular IOS XR operating system.   Release 4.3.2 will only offer vRR version with limited availability, no   Demo and Simulator  offering.

    With XRv we are planning three types of images: demo, simulation, and production. The differences in the images have to do with the data plane rate limits and licensing needed.

    There are 3 main use cases for IOS XRv:

      1. XR familiarization and education (Demo version will NOT be offered in Release 4.3.2)
      2. Configuration staging and testing- Network Modeling (Simulator version will NOT be offered in Release 4.3.2)
      3. vRR: virtual router production use cases, starting with vRR (Route Reflector is the only version in Release 4.3.2)

      Thanks,

      Sam

      Community Member

      IOS-XR XRv

      Thank you for the info Sam.  Cant wait!

      Community Member

      IOS-XR XRv

      Hi, Sam

      Is there planned date for the next release? Very interested in use cases #1 and #2.

      Thanks,

      Alex

      Cisco Employee

      IOS-XR XRv

      Hi Alex,

      We are planning on adding these functions in 5.1.x

      5.1.0 is planned for this month and 5.1.1 is planned for late Jan 2014.

      Thanks,

      Sam

      Community Member

      IOS-XR XRv

      Hi Sam,

      Do you know the release date for 5.1.0?

      Regards

      AT

      Cisco Employee

      Re: IOS-XR XRv

      In terms of ASR9K and CRS          

      5.1.0 is already out

      5.1.1 is scheduled for later in Jan '14

      The schedule for XRv is slightly different and still in limited release right now.

      Thanks,

      Sam

      Community Member

      Re:IOS-XR XRv

      I see 5.1.0 for asr9000. Where can I find the xrv download?


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      Cisco Employee

      IOS-XR XRv

      Hello,

      Answering to your inquiry,

      XRv will be released to the general public in version 5.1.1 which is expected for early next year.

      Best regards,

      Sergio

      Community Member

      IOS-XR XRv

      Hi,

      Any  update for release date for XRv  "XR familiarization and education"

      Thank you!!

      Regards

      AT

      Community Member

      Re: IOS-XR XRv

      Hi Sergio and Samuel,

      Do you have any update for XRv release date?

      I saw Cisco IOS XRv software download in the following link;

      http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps13347/tsd_products_support_series_home.html


      But can't find the software image in the "Download Software" portal when I click it.

      I undestand that IOS XR is still 5.1.0 right now. So, I need to waiting for Cisco release IOS XR for 5.1.1 before I can get XRv for education.

      Br,

      Pipatpong

      Community Member

      IOS-XR XRv

      Samuel and Sergio,

      How long must I be awaited and be patient on this? Can you please let me know what is the lead time to release. Appreciate it if you could determine the exact date. Thanks!

      Sanon

      Cisco Employee

      IOS-XR XRv

      You can now download the 5.1.1 version from Cisco.   Exact link is here:

      http://software.cisco.com/download/release.html?i=!y&mdfid=285013070&softwareid=280805694&release=5.1.1&os

      Community Member

      IOS-XR XRv

      it required service contract, which one ? ;-)

      And why software name contain Route Reflector? as i know this software isn't simple RR.

      Cisco Employee

      IOS-XR XRv

      Hello,

      As Sam's first reply, the main Production use case of XRv is that of a Route Reflector and hence the reason of its file naming. (As you well said it can do much more than just RR but on a production environment that is what is mainly supported, for XR familiarization and configuration staging you can play with the wide variety of features it has)

      Community Member

      IOS-XR XRv

      It says it requires a service contract. Can you tell me how I can avail myself of this software?

      Community Member

      IOS-XR XRv

      Hi,

      I just sawIOS  XR 5.1.1 is out but, their is no details XR4U for genral Public. any guess ?

      Community Member

      Re: IOS-XR XRv

      Bradley Edgeworth had post a link to 5.1.1 XRv.
      Community Member

      IOS-XR XRv

      Hi,

      Just wondering how we could use this file....will normal VM will run it or we have to do something else with it?

      what is Memory requirment for it?

      Regards

      Amir

      Cisco Employee

      IOS-XR XRv

      For memory (RAM) the minimun recomended are 3 Gigs with a Max of 8 Gigs (per VM)

      Best regards,

      Sergio

      Cisco Employee

      IOS-XR XRv

      This document shows you how to use the files on ESXi and QEMU:

      https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-39939

      Official release notes provide information as well:

      http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/docs/ios_xr_sw/iosxr_r5.1/general/release/notes/reln-xrv.html

      Intro to IOS XR Technical Workbook is here:

      https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-39962

      Community Member

      IOS-XR XRv

      Thank you Bradley!!

      In given document, there is no instructions how to connect two XRv routers in ESXi env.

      do we have to use virtual switch to do it?

      Thank you for your help and support in advance

      Regards

      Amir

      Cisco Employee

      Re: IOS-XR XRv

      Hello Amir,

      Yes you would use a virtual siwtch to connect 2 XRvs between themselves.

      Best regards,

      Sergio

      Community Member

      IOS-XR XRv

      Thank you Sergio!!!

      on server i could create 4 Gig interfaces "E1000" but when i load it on laptop, I could see only 2 of them.

      first one is bridge and rest of them are host only...... how to get 4 Gig interfaces?

      RP/0/0/CPU0:LAB#sh run
      Mon Feb 10 19:56:57.527 UTC
      Building configuration...
      !! IOS XR Configuration 5.1.1
      !! Last configuration change at Mon Feb 10 19:56:10 2014 by cisco
      !
      hostname LAB
      interface MgmtEth0/0/CPU0/0
      shutdown
      !
      interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/0
      ipv4 address 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.252
      load-interval 30
      !
      end

      RP/0/0/CPU0:LAB#

      Cisco Employee

      IOS-XR XRv

      Hi Amir,

      What hypervisor are you using your laptop? If you are using VMware, verify in the .vmx file that all of the interface are set to E1000. I have 8 interfaces up and running on my Mac using VMware Fusion.

      Regards

      Harold Ritter
      Sr. Technical Leader
      CCIE 4168 (R&S, SP)
      harold@cisco.com
      México móvil: +52 1 55 8312 4915
      Cisco México
      Paseo de la Reforma 222
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      Community Member

      IOS-XR XRv

      HI Harold,

      I was away last week. I am using VMworkstation 9 on my laptop. I will give a try today and will get back to you

      Thank you for your help and support

      Regards

      Amir

      Cisco Employee

      IOS-XR XRv

      Hello Amit

      Are you still facing any issues

      Regards,

      Vinit Jain

      Thanks
      --Vinit
      Community Member

      Harold, I have a single

      Harold,

       

      I have a single machine running xrv on my Mac also, did you manage to hook it up to another machine ? If so are you able to share how?

       

      TIA

       

      /Samir 

      Cisco Employee

      Hi Samir, Are you asking

      Hi Samir,

       

      Are you asking whether it is possible connecting it to another XRv VM running on your Mac? If so the answer is yes. These two VMs share the same virtual interfaces and can communicate through those.

      If you were referring to having the XRv instance running on your Mac connecting to a physical device outside of your Mac, the answer is also yes. You would need to configure the XRv VM with a bridge interface to let it communicate with devices sitting outside of you Mac.

       

      Hope this helps,

       

      Harold

       

      Harold Ritter
      Sr. Technical Leader
      CCIE 4168 (R&S, SP)
      harold@cisco.com
      México móvil: +52 1 55 8312 4915
      Cisco México
      Paseo de la Reforma 222
      Piso 19
      Cuauhtémoc, Juárez
      Ciudad de México, 06600
      México
      Community Member

      Thanks a million HaroldI was

      Thanks a million Harold

      I was indeed after 1st option. Will snoop around and try to get it work, it will be awesome to be able to test few things in a safe environment.

       

      Many thanks again !

       

      /Samir

       

       

       

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