[j-nsp] required re to suport full bgp table

Erik Haagsman erik at we-dare.net
Wed Feb 18 14:13:37 EST 2004

In any case where a machine is supposed to take on full table and an X
amount of peers 512MB is always the safest choice, especially if you're
planning on expanding peers/full views in the future.



On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 20:10, Blaz Zupan wrote:
> > > Trying to spec up a juniper m5/m10/m40, main requiremnt is that we need to
> > > hold a full bgp routing table, is there a mimimum spec of routing engine
> > > we should be looking at.
> >
> > if not 500 views of the full table, any will do it
> Not true. We have just three full BGP views and with 256MB RAM on a M5 the box
> started swapping heavily, to the point that a "commit" took 2 minutes and a
> BGP route change took 5 minutes to be seen in the "show route" output. But at
> least the box survived because it swapped, a Cisco can not swap :-)
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