[c-nsp] Carrier Aggregation advice

Chris Gibbs Chris.Gibbs at gosford.nsw.gov.au
Wed Jul 17 09:21:22 EDT 2013

Gday all,

I'm currently investigating terminating a NNI from NBN Co and aggregating services before dumping into our core. Consider it a green-field ISP build :) Really go wild!

So would like the PE to support the following:

*         Migrating parts of our current WAN from licensed microwave to NBN Co, will likely be around 60 initial sites/'customers'. Ability to scale to 1000+ sites/'customers'.

*         Planning on CVC of 600Mbps initially for testing. Building with a NNI of 1 Gbps to suit, so need at least 1Gbps with SFP options. Prefer ability for 10Gbps with SFP+.

*         10 port minimum.

*         1 or 2 RU preferred.

*         Dot1ad, q-in-q, double tagged. Pick your buzz word preference.

*         Pop/Push ability for c/s tags.

*         MPLS, bgp, OSPF, SP QoS, multicast etc.

*         DHCP option 82.

*         LACP

*         Dual power. AC.

*         All the mgmt. niceties. SNMP, SSH, traps, etc

Having a Cisco background I have been looking at the Cisco ME 3800X-24FS. All off spec so far and haven't played with one in lab environments. Haven't had a chat to our cisco account team yep either.

My background is only Cisco IOS, happy to learn new tricks though.

Would appreciate thoughts on the selection and should I be considering alternatives?



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