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Re: Cisco Router best for full BGP on a sub 5K bidget 7500 7200 or other vendor ?
Just be sure you have the VIP's that can handle any features you need or you plan to run with dCEF off and let the RSP do the work. And that's true as long as you are not running features on that platform that require dCEF. That's the most common deployment mistake I see made with the 75xx nowadays. People want to move to dCEF to get added feature capability or either run a new feature that requires dCEF and they don't consider the extra load on the VIP CPU's that is required. There is no hardware assisted forwaring on a 75xx so it's pure software and CPU speed to do features. Rodney On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 02:11:04PM -0400, email@example.com wrote: > > On Mon, 26 Apr 2004, Michel Py wrote: > > > > > > "Alexander Hagen" > > > What about a 7505 w/ RSP4/256 and 2 VIP 2-50/128s with 4 PA-FE-TXs. > > > > I would get a 7507 w/redundant RSPs and redundant PS. > > You'd get a 7507 (only if it were a choice between that or a 7505?), but > then at the end of your message, you say you wouldn't buy any 7500? > > > >> What is better about the 7206 VXR ? > > > Fewer software bugs, > > > > Not in my experience. > > A couple 'advantages' to the 7206 are much smaller size & mass. The 7206 > is single person portable. The 7507 and 7513 are very much larger and > much more massive. You'll never see someone running down the street away > from your data center with a 7507 under their arm. > > > The part I missed earlier is that I think Alexander needs to buy the > > platform. As of today I can not recommend buying any 7500 as even the > > 7507 and the 7513 are going to EOL sooner or later. If you can't afford > > a 7603, then the 7206VXR with NPE400G and a gigabit trunk to a 3550 is > > what I would do. > > A basic 7507 (dual PS, dual RSP4, couple of VIPs and PAs) is so cheap > today, if he's strapped for cash, that's what I'd go for. I'm guessing > you can still get at least several years out of such a box, and by the > time you've outgrown it or cisco stops making IOS for it (they still make > IOS for AS5200's!), hopefully you'll have the cashflow to upgrade. > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > Jon Lewis *firstname.lastname@example.org*| I route > Senior Network Engineer | therefore you are > Atlantic Net | > _________ http://www.lewis.org/~jlewis/pgp for PGP public key_________