[nsp] Switch/Router to use in colocation

Gert Doering gert at greenie.muc.de
Wed Aug 20 15:08:26 EDT 2003


On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 06:52:14AM -0400, Kenny Stoltz wrote:
> I'm looking at upgrading to the catalyst 6509 with an MSFC or a similar 
> large catalyst switch. What I'd like to do is have one big device that 
> can speak EIGRP or alternatively a fast switch with gigabit uplinks into 
> a reasonably powerful router. I'd like this to scalable to at least 300 
> colocated customers with probably 200mbits of bandwidth in, as I assume 
> I'm going to be paying out some serious cash and I don't want to have to 
> make that sort of investment again. 

The 3750-EMI series looks seriously nice.  Especially the stackability
means "pay-as-you-grow".

> Does anyone have experience with a 
> high-bandwidth ethernet coloc setup with full compliment of access-lists 
> and traffic shaping who might have some recommendations?

We're currently testing our first 3750-24T (24x 10/100/1000 copper, 4x
GBIT SFP), and "so far" it's well-behaving, but I did only test L2 things
with it (EtherChannel with dot1q trunks on it, VTP client, etc.), no
L3 things except "management IP".

I didn't test the stackability either (yet).


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