[c-nsp] Upgrading 7513 - WAS: Troubleshooting Lag between GigE interfaces

Gert Doering gert at greenie.muc.de
Sun Oct 3 02:16:47 EDT 2004


On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 11:27:28AM -0400, Paul Stewart wrote:
> Finally, the VIP's are VIP2-50... this should probably be upgraded as
> well?

The VIP2-50 can go to 128Mb of DRAM, which is plenty for a full BGP
table ("as of today") - ours have about 128 Mb installed, and about
66 Mb are still free (12.0(27)S).  So if you have enough DRAM, and are
not doing anything particularily CPU-intensive on the VIP2-50, it should
be fast enough.

> Sorry for the generic questions but I'm trying to figure out if we're
> just going to gut the insides of the  7513 are we better to upgrade or
> look at a new router?

Tough question :) - and hard to answer, without knowing how bandwidth
need, features, etc., develop for your application...

Gert Doering
Mobile communications ... right now writing from * Anissaras, Kreta *

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