[c-nsp] Recommendation for small GBit router

Chris Evans chrisccnpspam2 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 07:46:30 EST 2011

There are 'other' vendors out there besides Cisco who's switches provide
SFlow which will give you information you're looking for as compared to
netflow, assuming your collector supports it. These same vendor/switches
also can do the routing as you're asking about for the low cost you're
looking for.

On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 7:25 AM, Garry <gkg at gmx.de> wrote:

> On 16.12.2011 00:25, "Rolf Hanßen" wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am looking for a stable, reliable router / Layer3 switch that can do
> the
> > following:
> > -forward at least 1GBit / 1Mpps
> [..]
> Rolf, sorry to say, but for the price range of 3000€ you'll have a hard
> time finding anything, even used, that has both the "Cisco" name tag and
> the 1Gbit L3 forwarding ability ... especially with all the additional
> features ... you can't expect an enterprise, high-end product for a
> SoHo/Mid-Range price ...
> I second the ASR 1001 option, nice box with lots of performance for
> relatively good price, be aware of the limits in BGP (500k prefixes IIRC
> ?) though ... but as you wrote, you don't need a full table, so that
> shouldn't be a problem. Not sure how much of a performance hit the
> Netflow will be once you are actually pushing the 1G through the box ...
> -garry
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