HP VSR1000 Virtual Services Router Series

Product overview

The HP VSR1000 Router Series is a virtualized application that provides functionality similar to a physical router. The VSR1000 series enables significant operational savings as a result of its agility and ease of deployment. Like other virtual applications, the routers run in a virtual machine on an industry-standard x86-based server. Resources on the VSR1000 series can be dynamically allocated and upgraded on demand as performance requirements grow. The VSR1000 series is available in 1, 4, and 8 virtual CPU versions that have no expiration date. Robust routing is provided between networked devices using a number of popular routing protocols. In addition, the series provides critical network services associated with today's enterprise routers such as VPN gateway, firewall, and other security and traffic management functions. A variety of deployment models are supported, including enterprise branch CPE routing and cloud offloading for small- to medium-sized workloads.
  • Virtualized enterprise-class x86 routing software
  • Firewall, IPSec, and MPLS VPN security
  • Agile deployments across the branch office, data center, and cloud
  • Easy to deploy and manage remotely
  • VMware and KVM hypervisor support

What's new

The VSR is designed for cloud data centers and enables enterprises to automated secure connectivity across the WAN to public cloud networks.

  • Deployment flexibility across branch, data center and cloud
  • Agile services delivery for faster time to revenue
  • Virtualized router for multi-tenant, hosted public clouds
  • Extends enterprise routing policies to the cloud
  • 10x faster time to revenue, Up to 87% operating cost reduction, 50% less power & rack space1
1Compared to physical routers

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  • Hypervisor support — 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 later)
  • Recommended Linux operating systems — CentOS 6.3, Fedora 17, Ubuntu 12.10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.3, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • 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
  • OSPFv3 — provides OSPF support for IPv6
  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) — provides IPv4 Border Gateway Protocol routing, which is scalable, robust, and flexible
  • BGP+ — extends BGP-4 to support Multiprotocol BGP (MBGP), including support for IPv6 addressing
  • Intermediate system to intermediate system (IS-IS) — uses a path vector Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP), which is defined by the ISO organization for IS-IS routing and extended by IETF RFC 1195 to operate in both TCP/IP and the OSI reference model (Integrated IS-IS)
  • IS-IS for IPv6 — extends IS-IS to support IPv6 addressing
  • Dual IP stack — maintains separate stacks for IPv4 and IPv6 to ease the transition from an IPv4-only network to an IPv6-only network design
  • IPv6 tunneling — allows a smooth transition from IPv4 to IPv6 by encapsulating IPv6 traffic over an existing IPv4 infrastructure
  • MPLS support — provides extended support of MPLS, including MPLS VPNs and MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS TE)
  • IGMPv1, v2, and v3 — allow individual hosts to be registered on a particular VLAN
  • Multicast Routing PIM Dense and Sparse modes — provides robust support of multicast protocols
  • Policy-based routing — makes routing decisions based on policies set by the network administrator

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)
  • MPLS QoS — allows MPLS traffic classification

Virtual private network (VPN)

  • Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) — transports Layer 2 connectivity over a Layer 3 path in a secured way; enables the segregation of traffic from site to site
  • IPSec — provides secure tunneling over an untrusted network such as the Internet or a wireless network; offers data confidentiality, authenticity, and integrity between two network endpoints
  • Site-to-site connectivity — configures two IPSec VPN gateways to provide secure site-to-site communication between offices, partners, or suppliers; both IPSec or GRE tunnels are available


  • Access control — supports ACL, AAA (local authentication, RADIUS, HWTACACS, LDAP), RBAC, portal, and IP source guard
  • Access control lists (ACLs) — provide IP Layer 3 filtering based on source/destination IP address/subnet and source/destination TCP/UDP port number
  • Firewall
    • Application specific packet firewall — tracks outbound session requests and temporarily enables session control and data exchange across the firewall boundary
    • Packet filter firewall — delivers static ACL firewall policy support
  • Secure management access — delivers secure encryption of all access methods (CLI, GUI, or MIB) through SSHv2, SSL, and/or SNMPv3
  • Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (URPF) — limits malicious traffic on a network
  • Network address translation (NAT) — provides a method for translating private IP addresses to public IP addresses, reducing the number of IP addresses used, and isolates the enterprise addressing environment
  • Additional security features — supports SSH (v1.5 and 2.0), GRE, L2TP, NAT/NAPT, session management, connection limit, and password management

Resiliency and high availability

  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) — allows a group of routers to dynamically back each other up to create highly available routed environments
  • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) — supports BFD, enabling link connectivity monitoring and reduces network convergence time


  • Local management — supports CLI, automatic configuration, and file system
  • Network management — supports HP Intelligent Management Center, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, and NETCONF
  • HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) — integrates fault management, element configuration, and network monitoring from a central vantage point; built-in support for third-party devices enables network administrators to centrally manage all network elements with a variety of automated tasks, including discovery, categorization, baseline configurations, and software images; the software also provides configuration comparison tools, version tracking, change alerts, and more
  • Network monitoring — supports SNMPv1/v2c/v3, RMON, Syslog, NQA, sFlow, NetStream, and EAA
  • SNMPv1, v2, and v3 — provide complete support of SNMP; provide full support of industry-standard Management Information Base (MIB) plus private extensions; SNMPv3 supports increased security using encryption

Warranty and support

HP VSR1001 Comware 7 Virtual Services Router E-LTU (JG811AAE) HP VSR1004 Comware 7 Virtual Services Router E-LTU (JG812AAE) HP VSR1008 Comware 7 Virtual Services Router E-LTU (JG813AAE)
IPv4 forwarding performance: maximum 183 Kpps for VMware hypervisor; maximum 133 Kpps for KVM hypervisor. Results with HP DL360 G8 Server (CPU E5-2690 at 2.9 GHz). Higher-performance servers may yield improved performance

IPSec performance: up to 268 Mb/s for 1518 Bytes with VMware hypervisor

Number of virtual CPUs supported: 1

Minimum hardware requirements

  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Disk space: 8 GB
  • Network interfaces: 2 virtual NICs

IPv4 forwarding performance: maximum 227 Kpps for VMware hypervisor; maximum 172 Kpps for KVM hypervisor. Results with HP DL360 G8 Server (CPU E5-2690 at 2.9 GHz). Higher-performance servers may yield improved performance.

IPSec performance: Up to 580 Mb/s for 1518 Bytes with VMware hypervisor

Number of virtual CPUs supported: 4

Minimum hardware requirements

  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Disk space: 8 GB
  • Network interfaces: 2 virtual NICs

IPv4 forwarding performance: maximum 200 Kpps for VMware hypervisor; maximum 95 Kpps for Linux KVM hypervisor. Results with the HP DL360 G8 Server (CPU E5-2690 at 2.9 GHz) Higher-performance servers may yield improved performance

IPSec performance: Up to 926 Mb/s for 1518 Bytes with VMware hypervisor

Number of virtual CPUs supported: 8

Minimum hardware requirements

  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Disk space: 8 GB
  • Network interfaces: 2 virtual NICs


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