The HP VSR1000 Virtual Services Router Series is a software application, running on a server, which provides functionality similar to that of a physical router: robust routing between networked devices using a number of popular routing protocols. It also delivers the critical network services associated with today's enterprise routers such as VPN gateway, firewall and other security and traffic management functions.

The virtual services router (VSR) application runs on a hypervisor on the server, and supports VMware vSphere and Linux KVM hypervisors. From one to eight virtual CPUs are supported, depending on license.

Because the VSR1000 Series application runs the same HP Comware version 7 operating system as HP switches and routers, it enables significant operational savings. And being virtual, additional agility and ease of deployment is realized, as resources on the VSR can be dynamically allocated and upgraded upon demand as performance requirements grow.

A variety of deployment models are supported including enterprise branch CPE routing, and cloud offload for small to medium workloads.



Hypervisor suppport: supports the following industry-standard hypervisors: VMware ESXi versions 4.1, 5.0, and 5.1; Linux KVM (Linux kernel version 2.6.25 or higher)

Recommended Linux operating systems: CentOS 6.3, Fedora 17, Ubuntu 12.10, RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.3, and Suse Server 11SP2

Recommended vNICs: E1000 and virtIO virtual NICs are recommended

Maximum of 16 vNICs supported: provides flexible virtual connectivity

Layer 3 routing

Static IPv4 routing: provides simple, manually configured IPv4 routing

Static IPv6 routing: provides simple, manually configured IPv6 routing

Routing Information Protocol (RIP): uses a distance vector algorithm with UDP packets for route determination; supports RIPv1 and RIPv2 routing; includes loop protection

Routing Information Protocol next generation (RIPng): extends RIPv2 to support IPv6 addressing

Open shortest path first (OSPF): delivers faster convergence; uses this link-state routing Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP), which supports ECMP, NSSA, and MD5 authentication for increased security and graceful restart for faster failure recovery

Layer 3 services

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP): simplifies the management of large IP networks

Domain Name System (DNS): provides a distributed database that translates domain names and IP addresses, which simplifies network design; supports client and server

Address Resolution Protocol (ARP): determines the MAC address of another IP host in the same subnet

User Datagram Protocol (UDP) helper: redirects UDP broadcasts to specific IP subnets to prevent server spoofing

Additional IP services: delivers forwarding/fast forwarding (unicast/multicast), TCP, FTP server, FTP client, TFTP client, Telnet server, Telnet client, and NTP/SNTP

Quality of Service (QoS)

Traffic classification: utilizes port, MAC address, IP address, IP priority, DSCP priority, TCP/UDP port number, and protocol type

Traffic policing: supports committed access rate (CAR) and line rate (LR)

Traffic shaping: supports generic traffic shaping (GTS)

Congestion management: supports FIFO, weighted fair queuing (WFQ), and class-based queuing (CBQ)

Congestion avoidance: supports tail drop and weighted random early detection (WRED)

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