[nsp] Channelized DS3

Temkin, David temkin at sig.com
Mon Aug 4 11:15:42 EDT 2003

True.  I've priced both out and it's a tough call, but a second-hand non-VXR
7200 will still set you back at least $5500 versus the $7500 of the 7401,
and later on down the road he could swap out that CT3 PA for an OC-3 PA and
not choke, versus a second hand 7200 w/ an NPE-200.  You also won't have
end-of-life hardware that Cisco doesn't develop software for anymore sans
bug fixes.  The 7401 also has the same processing capability of the NSE-1.

It's a very good uni-purpose box.


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert E. Seastrom [mailto:rs at seastrom.com] 
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 10:12 AM
To: Temkin, David
Cc: 'Brian Vowell'; mtinka at africaonline.co.ug; cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net
Subject: Re: [nsp] Channelized DS3

"Temkin, David" <temkin at sig.com> writes:

> You're going to have to go to at least the 7200 series... If you want 
> something relatively cheap to do it in and don't need much 
> expandability, the 7401 is a great deal..  You can get one PA (the CT3 
> PA I'd assume) in there.

I respectfully disagree - If you want something relatively cheap and don't
need much expandability (or the ability to hold more than 1 BGP view), a
secondhand non-VXR 7206 or 7204 with an NPE150 or NPE200 will do you just
fine, and at a fraction of the street price of a new 7401 (you also get
extra slots in the bargain).  

Unfortunately, the channelized T3 interface is going to be your biggest
cost.  the PA-MC-T3 and PA-MC-2T3 cards have gotten a lot more expensive in
recent months... time was they were down to sub-$2k on eBay; now they're
back up over $4k.


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