Huawei has been dedicated to developing the Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) for the last 10-plus years to provide improved IP routing services. The VRP has been widely applied to Huawei IP network devices, including high-end and low-end switches and routers. As network convergence and IP orientation develop, the VRP has also been applied to wireless and transmission devices, such as the Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN) and Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) wireless devices and the multi-service transmission platform (MSTP) and packet transport network (PTN) transmission devices.
The VRP provides various basic IP routing services and value-added services.
Basic routing services include:
Value-added services include:
The network devices running the VRP are configured and managed on the following universal management interfaces:
As a large-scale IP routing software package, the VRP has been developed based on industry standards and has passed rigorous tests before being released. Huawei rigorously tests all software versions to make sure that they comply with all the relevant standards before they are released. Major features and specifications of the VRP satisfy industry standards, including the standards defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and International Telecommunication Union-Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T).
The VRP software platform has also been verified by the market as well. So far, the VRP has been installed on more than 2,000,000 network devices. As IP technologies and hardware develop, new VRP versions are released to provide higher performance, extensibility, and reliability, and more value-added services.