[f-nsp] CAM limit on MLX

Niels Bakker niels=foundry-nsp at bakker.net
Mon Feb 11 17:16:11 EST 2013

* alex.hm.list at gmail.com (Alex HM) [Mon 11 Feb 2013, 22:51 CET]:
>I am considering running 8 eBGP sessions with full-route on each 
>(approx. 3'500'000 prefixes expected). As far as I could figure out, 
>the CAM limit depends on the CAM profile. The XMR seems to support 
>1M IPv4 prefixes in ipv4 profile mode and 512K on MLX. These figures 
>are according to "CAM partition profiles" of the MLX Configuration 

Prefixes from your 8 eBGP sessions will form your RIB.  The best 
routes are then placed into the FIB.  That's where you may hit CAM 
partitioning limits.

I'm not quite sure what the limit on RIB size is but 3.5M will fit 
just fine memory-wise in an XMR Management Module.

	-- Niels.


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