[c-nsp] A switch with huge number of Mac address

Lukas Tribus luky-37 at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 8 13:58:05 EST 2016

> Hi everybody
> We want to purchase a switch with 1G/10G ports (at least 96 ports) which
> can support up to 192k of Mac addresses.
> Is there any product in market which can provide this flexibilty? Rack unit
> is alao a factor

An interesting (brand-) new platform is the Cisco NCS 5000 series. You get
a fixed box, for example the NCS 5002, which is 2RU, has 80x 1G/10G and
4x 100G ports. Runs IOS-XR and appears to be quite competitive.

The datasheet [1] doesn't mention mac limits (or route limits), but its is
certainly not the box you would use as mpls edge (carrying the full table).

Not sure about the FCS date either.



[1] http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/network-convergence-system-5000-series/datasheet-c78-736153.html

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