There was a tweet on Friday that some may have missed, but it is one that you do not want to miss. It was a subtle little announcement from @CiscoIOSXR about IOS XRv!
— IOS XR (@CiscoIOSXR) February 7, 2014
Note: On Tuesday, February 11th there was an update that they are still working on the entitlement issue. Tweet is included below as well.
— IOS XR (@CiscoIOSXR) February 11, 2014
So yes, that is a V as in Virtual! Finally, IOS XRv has been released – and on the latest IOS-XR code, 5.1.1!
So a few things about IOS XRv – first of all, it is a 32–bit softwrae version running on the QNX microkernel. The VM contains a single RP and a some LC Interfaces.
The demo version of the software is FREE for users, has AAA hard-coded users in it, and is rate-limited to 2 Mbps. There is also a Simulation Image available and has no hard-coded users and is rate-limited to 50 Mbps. Finally there is a Production Image that has no hard-coded users and no rate-limit.
To run the IOX XRv Router you will need: