[c-nsp] Replacement for Cisco ACE load balancers

Andrew Miehs andrew at 2sheds.de
Mon Feb 4 19:39:07 EST 2013

I am a big fan of the F5s - - great performance - been working with them
for years. They do however take a bit of getting used to - and some of the
features can be a little buggy - although I found there TAC extremely
responsive and helpful.

PS: They are fully configurable via a command line.

On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 2:13 AM, Matthew Huff <mhuff at ox.com> wrote:

> We have a pair of Cisco ACE-20 blades in our core 6500 data center
> switches. Since Cisco has EOL the ACE blades and we are retiring
> our 6500s (moving to Nexus 5000), we are looking for a replacement load
> balancing hardware. This is for high-availability rather
> than scalability. Our throughput needs are very low so we are looking at
> the bottom end of vendors appliances.
> We are looking at F5, Foundry (Brocade), and Citrix Netscaler. Anyone else
> go through this and have recommendations/horror
> stories/info they would like to share? Thanks.
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