[c-nsp] High Availability PoP Design

Kristofer Sigurdsson kristo at ipf.is
Fri Nov 4 10:18:02 EST 2005

Hello BartJan,

Yeah, that sounds Cisco-ish. :)  I guess we'll stick
to the 7200 series for these things...

Thanks for the info.

On Fri, 2005-11-04 at 16:03 +0100, BartJan Menkveld wrote:
> Hello Kristoffer,
> I also looked at the sup32, but the 10K us dollar list price sofware fee for * any * layer 3 protocols stoped me. The price diff with a sup720 is to small that way.
> With kind regards,
> Bart Jan Menkveld 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cisco-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net [mailto:cisco-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of Kristofer Sigurdsson
> Sent: vrijdag 4 november 2005 15:41
> To: David J. Hughes
> Cc: cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net; Mark Tohill
> Subject: Re: [c-nsp] High Availability PoP Design
> On Fri, 2005-11-04 at 08:34 +1000, David J. Hughes wrote:
> > Just a side note.  This issue isn't a problem if the routing devices 
> > are L3 switches (several ports in a vlan, SVI being the L3 target).
> > Seeing as a 6503/Sup32 bundle is about 30% cheaper than a 7206/NPE-G1 
> > bundle I imagine we may see more people deploying devices like this at 
> > the border.  They are certainly better at handling DOS scenarios.
> > 
> > I had a "handy sup comparison" chart bookmarked but can't find it 
> > right now.  I assume that the Sup32 can handle a full table?
> According to the Feature Navigator, they haven't released IOS for Sup32 yet, but it is obviously planned.  I did, however, stumble across some literature on CCO on configuring Sup32 in 7600 with IOS.
> Yes, the Sup32 can (if it's running IOS) handle a full table, it's specs say 256,000 routes...does that mean it can handle 256,000 actual routes or 256,000 BGP table entries?
> The Sup32 does indeed look pretty nice, supporting MPLS, 10GE and if it's as affordable as a 7200/NPE-G1, it's a real option for a lot of scenerios.  I'm assuming making it do POS over STM-1 would mean buying FlexWAN, extra software licenses, etc., making it a lot more expensive than a 7200 doing the same?

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