[c-nsp] 6500/7600 TCAM Usage

Gert Doering gert at greenie.muc.de
Fri Jun 3 10:19:20 EDT 2016


On Fri, Jun 03, 2016 at 01:14:17PM +0200, Patrick M. Hausen wrote:
> E.g. after Gerd's answer I looked up the ASR9k family from Cisco. I cannot
> find that 4M routes figure anywhere in the datasheets.

Cisco documentation is always fun to work with :-) - and in the particular
case of ASR9k, the only complete and correct documentation seems to be the
answers that "Xander" gives on supportforums.cisco.com...


ignore everything that talks about "Trident" - that's the old ASR 9000
line card architecture, ASR9001 is "Typhoon" (the soon-to-be-old as-well
architecture, to be replaced by "Tomahawk"), and you'll find:

------------------- snip ----------------
Typhoon Specific
Typhoon has a FIB capability of 4M routes. Typhoon uses separate
memory for L2 and L3 and therefore the profile command discussed
above  is not applicable to the Typhoon based linecards
------------------- snip ----------------

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Gert Doering - Munich, Germany                             gert at greenie.muc.de
fax: +49-89-35655025                        gert at net.informatik.tu-muenchen.de
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