[nsp] L2TP VPDN broadband aggregation - 7301 or 7401
yuvalba at netvision.net.il
Sun Feb 1 15:48:29 EST 2004
definitely go for the 7301 if you can.
7401 is based on NSE-1 while 7301 is based on the NPE-G1
the NSE is using PXF technology which requires complex code to support features in hardware, if something is not supported in the PXF it will degrade performance severely, also it still suffers from stability problems (the PXF).
on the other hand the NPE-G1 is CPU does it all concept, considering that it is a very fast CPU it gives you great performance with great features flexibility with almost no harm to performance.
to get estimate real life numbers divide the marketing numbers by 4 :-) (I'm being serious)
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> Alexander Lucke
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> Subject: [nsp] L2TP VPDN broadband aggregation - 7301 or 7401
> we want to set up a new broadband aggregation POP with a core
> router (GSR), a
> distribution switch (cat6506 w/ gigeth) and a number of
> broadband aggregation
> routers for terminating l2tp sessions (DSL subscribers).
> We will have a lot of parallel subscribers but not too much bandwidth.
> I am looking for "rack space saving" aggregation routers that
> should offer a
> "pay as you grow" solution. I am interested in the Cisco 7301
> and 7401,
> mainly because of the form factor (CPU or forwarding power
> per rack unit).
> Cisco marketing tells us that the 7301 should be able to
> handle up to 16.000
> parallel sessions vs. 8.000 for the 7401 (I know that this is
> marketing, not
> real ;-) but Cisco sells the 7401 as THE broadband aggregation router.
> Does anyone have any experiences? What is better for DSL
> aggregation? 7301 or
> 7401? How many subscribers do you handle with a 7301/7401?
> Alexander Lucke
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