We had two 7204VXRs at work that have been sitting on a shelf for a couple years. I figured I could actually put one of them to use, so I cleared it with the guys and brought it home.

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Cisco 7204VXR (NPE225) processor (revision A) with 245760K/16384K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID 31649069
R527x CPU at 262MHz, Implementation 40, Rev 10.0, 2048KB L2 Cache
4 slot VXR midplane, Version 2.7
Number of Fast PAs = 1
Number of Fast+Medium PAs = 1
Total number of PA bandwidth points consumed = 200
2 FastEthernet interfaces
125K bytes of NVRAM.
47040K bytes of ATA PCMCIA card at slot 0 (Sector size 512 bytes).
8192K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 256K).

So far I’m loving this thing. I have it at my edge, it’s running CME and some GRE/IPSEC tunnels (PeerIX stuff), along with heavy QoS. Not surprisingly, it handles all this with ease.

If anyone knows of a good deal on an NPE-400 please let me know.


Colby Glass has been in IT since 2002. He is currently a Systems Engineer (presales) with a Cisco Gold partner and holds the CCNP R/S, CCNP DC, CCDP, CCIP, JNCIA-ER.

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