[nsp] 6509s, BGP, dot1q, Static Routes limit, and such things

From: Karyn Ulriksen (kulriksen@publichost.com)
Date: Thu May 31 2001 - 17:31:42 EDT

We've been using Cisco on our WAN and for customer access router forever,
but at our core and edge we've used many other switches. Currently, we are
using Extreme Networks' BlackDiamond at our core and we are looking to
replace it with a 6509. We had been thinking about it for a while since we
are using the older chipset on the BlackDiamond and upgrading the switch to
BGP was a few dollars. However, now we ran into Exteme's limitation of 64
static routes per route processor card (we have two, so 128 static routes).
Which is definitely a show stopper unless we can get all of our colos to
load OSPF... right.

Anyways, I've been did my homework on these, BUT I know that its a new
switch and I want to see if anybody saw gotchas before I get stretched on
the rack for opening the company coffers to the tune of 80G's. Also, if
anybody has info/comments on the Supervisor Ia versus the II, I'd like to
hear them.


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