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

Adam Vitkovsky Adam.Vitkovsky at gamma.co.uk
Sat Jan 9 08:19:10 EST 2016


        Adam Vitkovsky
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-----Original Message-----
> From: cisco-nsp [mailto:cisco-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of
> Lukas Tribus
> Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 6:58 PM
> 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.
Interesting I didn't know the NCS6K has a little brother, though it's a shame it's not nPower based.
But since it appears to be a full blown MPLS router it certainly is an interesting twist to DC architecture,
I'm thinking possibly running EVPN within DC all the way down to Servers(virtual switch) instead of FP/TRILL/SPB or VXLAN in a DC

Cause to my knowledge currently there's no option for basically redistributing ISIS to MP-BGP to realize all active data-plane forwarding between the DC and MPLS core (as we know it from IP routing i.e per flow load-sharing not per VLAN (not possible with SPB))
BGP control plane for VXLAN is the closest one but my understanding is it's not quite there yet.


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