[c-nsp] RSP4 as route server? - seeking suggestions and opinions

Ang Kah Yik mailinglist at bangky.net
Sun Dec 21 23:16:36 EST 2008

Hi all,

Many thanks to those who have replied both on and off list.

>From what I've been told, the RSP4 was running 12.0S with 2 full views and
about 15-20MB of RAM to spare in '07.
The assumption is that with forwarding features such as CEF disabled, it
might free up sufficient RAM to handle routing table growth and possibly yet
another full table (a total of 3 full views).

I'm not sure how viable an additional full view will be, but the more
immediate concern is whether it will be able to handle 2 full views for the
next year or so.

Once again, suggestions and opinions are most welcome. Cheers.

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 6:21 AM, root net <rootnet08 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have seen some route servers with 256MB load a full table but those were
> running minimum services on Cisco 7204 / 7206 NON VXR.  They had a base IOS
> with BGP also so if you can find an IOS image with minimum and BGP for the
> 7500 I think you will be fine.  But your router may end up bouncing...I have
> a strong feeling.  Let me know the results please.
> RootNet08
> On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 8:30 AM, Ang Kah Yik <mailinglist at bangky.net>wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Would an RSP4 (256MB RAM) from a 7505 be any good as a pure route server
>> (no
>> forwarding) for 2 or more full IPv4 BGP tables?
>> Prior to decommissioning in mid '07, it acted as a border router handling
>> 2
>> upstreams but I would like to know if it can cope with routing table
>> growth
>> for at least the next year or so.
>> Suggestions and opinions are most welcome. Cheers.
>> --
>> Ang Kah Yik (bangky) - http://blog.bangky.net
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