A two-rack unit, the Cisco ASR 1002 is a router that has both serial interface processors and an integrated route. The router has three SPA slots that support both dual and single height SPAs. Its route processor has been integrated into the device’s chassis.
It can be configured with your choice of a 5-gigabyte per second or a 10-gigabyte per second embedded services processor. With four Gigabit Ethernet ports built in, it provides big branch offices with the power to manage all of the security features needed to run the communications necessary in a large corporation. It has a feature called DPI, which filters packets in the computer network to search for spam, viruses, intruders, and other security issues.
Cisco ASR 1002 Router Quick Start Guide
The router uses Cisco IOS XE software. It also provides support for software redundancy without the need to use redundant hardware.
The Cisco ASR 1002 only sips power and takes up little rack space, thanks to the fact that the router has been designed in as a compact form factor device. It comes with a bandwidth of 5 gigabytes per second, but it can be upgraded to a 10, 20 or 36 gigabytes per second.
Optional with the Cisco ASR 1002 comes a 4xGE SPA. optional built-in 4xGE SPA. It powers up via AC or DC in a 1 + 1 redundant design. Its shared port adapters in the SIP are upgradable. It has VPN support, IPv6 support, and MPLS support.
Cisco ASR 1002-X Router Overview and Installation
Rack mount hardware and a power cord are included with the device.
July 31, 2012, unfortunately, was the last date that Cisco itself sold the ASR 1002. Many aftermarket retail sellers, however, still sell the device, whether used or new. Most of them provide a warranty and guarantee that the device has been tested and is working. The last date that support will be offered for the device, though, will be on July 31, 2017.