Solved

Is Cisco IOS XE the same as CIsco Nexus

Posted on 2014-04-01
6
549 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-19
Is Cisco IOS XE the same as CIsco Nexus ?


There is also IOS XR. how different it is  from IOS ? I believe there is also IOS NX, and IOS 15.

Thank you
0
Comment
Question by:jskfan
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Hassan Besher earned 334 total points
ID: 39971064
Currently there is three types of software on Cisco Routers. The classical IOS, the IOS XE and the IOS XR.

Classical IOS is on the market for a long time. I start to work with IOS version 10 on Cisco 2500 routers. You will find this IOS on entry level routers like ISR or Enterprise switches like 6500 or 3750. This IOS is a monolythic OS. That means that all the features are in one file and if one function on the system fail most likely all the system fail. Also that mean that if you want to upgrade the Operating System, you need to reboot the system.

IOS XE is a software available for the ASR1K. In fact, in my point of view, it’s like having a Linux with a IOS interface. All the IOS functions are provided by a daemon called IOSD. It is the same interface that the IOS with some minor changes like on the debugs… You could even have access to the Linux interface by typing :

request platform software system shell r0


IOS XR is a Carrier Class IOS, the goal is to provide a more stable solution with process mirroring and advanced features. The interface is really different from the classical IOS. For example when you do change on the configuration, you need to validate the changes with a “commit”. It is pretty good because you could multiple changes and the activate all the changes in one command. Also, that allow you to decide when the changes will be activated. And finally, you’ve got the option to roll back the changes. On the configuration side, instead of having the configuration grouped by interface, it is grouped by process… So you’ve got all together, the OSPF config or the PIM config, instead of having a part of the configuration on the interface and a part of the configuration at the process level.
0
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:Hassan Besher
Hassan Besher earned 334 total points
ID: 39971065
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 39972189
<<<that all the features are in one file and if one function on the system fail most likely all the system fail.>>>

--  is it the same case for IOS XE and IOS XR and IOS NX ? or their processes run on different files ?

---I know IOS is the most used in Routing and Switching, with the advent of IOS XE/XR/NX, does that mean classic IOS is going away ? if so for people who are used to IOS commands will have to lear the commands of XE/XR/NX ?

Thank you
0
How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

 
LVL 45

Assisted Solution

by:Craig Beck
Craig Beck earned 166 total points
ID: 39974944
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 39975238
a question to Hassan from craigbeck…(:)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jskfan
ID: 40010421
Thank you
0

Featured Post

What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

I eventually solved a perplexing problem setting up telnet for a new switch.  I installed a new Cisco WS-03560X-24P switch connected to an existing Cisco 4506 running a WS-X4013-10GE Sup II-Plus. After configuring vlans and trunking,  I could no…
Tired of waiting for your show or movie to load?  Are buffering issues a constant problem with your internet connection?  Check this article out to see if these simple adjustments are the solution for you.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now